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WordCamp Sylhet 2024


May 10, 2024 - May 11, 2024    
All Day

WordCamp Sylhet 2024 has wrapped up, and it was a fantastic two days filled with learning, networking, and fun. Hosted at the Central Auditorium of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on May 10-11, the event brought together a diverse group of people passionate about WordPress. Behind the scenes, the organizing team and volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure that everything was in place to deliver a truly memorable experience. 

The event saw:  

  • 912 Attendees  
  • 16 sessions  
  • 33 sponsors  
  • 29 speakers  
  • 18 table leads 
  • 220 contributors 
  • 34 organizers 
  • 67 Volunteers 
  • 474+ Live audience 

What are WordCamps?  

WordCamps are community-led events that cater to anyone using WordPress, including bloggers, designers, developers, marketers, and businesses. These gatherings are ideal for acquiring new skills, networking with peers, and deepening involvement in the WordPress community. 

The conference is celebrated for its emphasis on knowledge sharing and learning. Attendees engage in a variety of sessions, workshops, and presentations by industry experts. 

The focus of WordCamps is on building connections and fostering a supportive atmosphere, free from aggressive sales pitches. The community-driven spirit encourages attendees to share expertise, insights, and ideas, enhancing mutual success. 

Event highlights: A recap 

The event kicked off with Contributor Day on May 10, where attendees collaborated on various aspects of the WordPress project. It wasn’t just about coding; individuals from all backgrounds contributed their skills to enhance the platform. The atmosphere was electric, as participants engaged in fruitful discussions and hands-on activities. More on the fun below! 

The main conference day on May 11 was nothing short of inspiring. The venue buzzed with excitement as industry experts and seasoned WordPress users shared their insights through engaging talks and panel discussions. The topics ranged from the latest WordPress technology and best practices to innovative approaches for optimizing web design and enhancing user experience. 

Contributor Day: More than just code 

The first day of WordCamp Sylhet was dedicated to Contributor Day, a highly anticipated event where WordPress enthusiasts come together and discover the art of contributing to the WordPress ecosystem. It was a day filled with excitement, learning, and collaborative spirit.  

The atmosphere on Contributor Day was electric, with individuals collaborating, sharing ideas, and working together to improve the WordPress platform. The day was designed to unite everyone who loves WordPress, the open-source platform behind more than a third of websites online, regardless of their background or skills. 

Our team had a great time collaborating to work towards making WordPress even better! 

Bluehost at WordCamp 

As a Super Admin sponsor, Bluehost was excited to engage with the community. We showcased our latest Bluehost Cloud Hosting solution, designed to enhance WordPress site performance with features like lightning-fast page load times and 100% network uptime.  

We were thrilled to be part of this prestigious event and actively contribute to its success. With a dedicated team of two highly capable representatives, our presence at WordCamp Sylhet was impactful and yielded fruitful outcomes for everyone.   

We’re proud to have the opportunity to contribute actively to the success of WordCamp Sylhet, providing both support and solutions to the wonderful WordPress community. The connections we made and the positive feedback we received were incredibly rewarding. 

Our booth also offered some fun giveaways, making it a hub of activity, with visitors exploring how Bluehost can elevate their websites. 

Diverse lineup of sessions

The sessions and workshops at the event were carefully curated to cater to a wide range of interests and skill levels within the WordPress community. Each session was designed to delve deeper into specific aspects of WordPress, from beginner-friendly introductions to advanced development techniques. Workshops offered hands-on experiences where attendees can apply new knowledge in real-time, guided by experts passionate about their fields. 

Topics such as SEO optimization, custom theme development, and effective plugin usage were covered, ensuring that every participant could find something relevant to their needs. These sessions not only provided valuable insights and practical skills but also sparked lively discussions and debates that enriched the learning experience for all. 

You can view LIVE stream below:   

Insights from a few sessions:  

Anzuman Ara Chowdhury from Fluent Forms presented a talk on “Diversity, equity, inclusivity & belonging in Bangladesh while contributing to WordPress.” This session explored how diverse contributions can enhance the WordPress community and foster a more inclusive environment within the tech space in Bangladesh. 

Mohammad Emran Hasan discussed “High Performance MySQL.” His talk focused on optimizing MySQL setups for enhanced performance, crucial for developers looking to improve database efficiency and application speed. 

Sashoto Seeam from LifeData enlightened attendees with his insights on the “Importance of Human-Centered Design.” He emphasized designing with the end-user in mind, which is essential for creating more intuitive and effective digital products. 

Sumit Saha from Analyzen delivered a presentation titled “Breaking Ground: A fresh perspective on WordPress with React.” This talk provided a deep dive into integrating WordPress with React, particularly focusing on developing Gutenberg blocks. 

Looking ahead 

As we wrap up WordCamp Sylhet 2024, our excitement is already building for next year’s gathering. We cherish the opportunity to support and engage with the incredible community that brought this event to life. Each year, the connections we make and the knowledge we share reinforce the value of coming together. 

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to the success of this year’s event. Your enthusiasm and commitment help make WordCamp Sylhet a highlight of our year. We eagerly anticipate what we can achieve together and look forward to reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. 

See you next time for another inspiring chapter of WordCamp Sylhet! 💙

  • Ritu Priya

    Ritu is a Senior Specialist of Brand Marketing at Bluehost. She aims to weave connections in the community by engaging with WordPress enthusiasts at WordCamps and other events. With several years of experience in this field, she is your WordPress cheerleader!

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