I recently got an opportunity to talk about my experience and vision with WordPress and Community. I had my WordPress Community Interview with John Parkinson who has been the WordPress user for more than 6 years and an active contributor in WordPress.tv.
John asked me few really interesting questions which I answered in this video interview. I shared about how open source technologies like PHP and WordPress has helped me to lift up my career and life both. I have also shared about my journey with WordPress and what all we do at Multidots.
During this interview, John has mentioned about my article that I published in 2015 that was “How $200 investment turned into a million dollar IT Services business in India?” I have shared about the things that I have implemented and applied making Multidots a successful and profitable IT service Agency in India. John has specifically appreciated Multidots’ philosophy about maintaining and balancing the focus between very important pillars of every business – Company, Customers and Crew (Employees).
John also asked me about the WordCamps and WordPress Meetups in India.
I said, according to my knowledge there are around 6-8 wordcamps which happen every year in India and the most popular and regular are WordCamp Pune and WordCamp Mumbai. Also, there are few new cities like Udaipur who has started to host the WordCamps for the first time – Check out the WordCamp Udaipur 2017. Regarding the WordPress meetups, there are many cities who manage to host and run meetups in their cities. I don’t know how active those are. We also have one meetup group in Ahmedabad – Ahmedabad WordPress and many team members of Multidots are active participants and my business partner – Aslam Multani has been the host and active co-organizer of this Meetup Group.
John’s last question was “Do we (Multidots) encourage our team to contribute in WordPress?”
The answer is big “Yes”!! Our team has contributed in the core, translation, wordpress.tv and we are exploring more ways to contribute. Also, we are planning to increase our efforts and investment to contribute in WordPress Community in coming future.
It has always been very satisfying and rewarding experience contributing in WordPress community – that’s what we all at Multidots feel.
And at the last, I shared our vision with WordPress and WordPress Community in India. India has got a young IT talent. And we would like to be their support system so that we can help and support young students and IT graduates to learn WordPress and build their career with WordPress. Our team at Multidots is really working hard and helping the community in India to grow and mature.
P.S. I have also given an another recent interview at kinsta and shared many interesting facts about my joureny, plan and visions with WordPress and Multidots.