Ahoy, WordPress lovers, Open Source Enthusiasts, and the citizens of the world (and the interwebs)!
WordPress enthusiasts from the city of Kochi, welcome all of you wholeheartedly to the maiden WordCamp Kochi 2017 – which also happens to be the First WordCamp in South India!
Kochi, belongs to the southern state of Kerala (also known as the God’s Own Country – for its lush and scenic beauty), in India. It is a harbour city, and is often referred to as ‘The Queen of The Arabian Sea’, for its ancient trade links with the Portugese and the Dutch, dating back to the 15th Century.
The ‘commercial capital of Kerala’, Kochi is also a major business and an Information Technology Hub in India. Home to an International Airport that has direct flights to several international destinations in the world, the city will soon be home to its own, one-of-a-kind, metro rail system.
Incidentally, Kochi has also played a major role in the Free Software/Open Source movement in the country. It has been a pioneer in the early adoption of Open Source Technologies and localization efforts. Naturally, a group of WordPress enthusiasts was born, resulting in the advent of an active WordPress Kochi Meetup Group. The meetup group, which has over 550 members at the time of writing, has worked in unison to bring the international phenomenon of WordCamps, to Kochi.
WordCamp Kochi 2017 will be held at Udyan Convention Centre, Kochi, on the 19th of February, 2017 (Sunday). We are trying to pull out all stops to ensure that all of you have a wonderful time, learning more about WordPress in the lap of God’s own country! Watch this space for more updates!