rtCamp’s WordPress roots extend back to the success it had with a popular technical blog started in 2006. WordPress’ open community and culture paved the way to start rtCamp.
Since its inception rtCamp has only worked on WordPress, while encouraging every rtCamper to contribute back to WordPress core and community.
We have a WordPress core contribution from an rtCamper for every single WordPress release since version 3.6, right up to the latest version 4.7.
Read about how we recently celebrated our core contributions.
Here are the contributors to WordPress releases over the last 3 years:
- WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” – Juhi, Mangesh, Manish, Rahul, Sayed & Utkarsh
- WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” – Chandra, Juhi, Rahul P.
- WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” – Chandra, Juhi, Ritesh, Utkarsh
- WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” – Prasad, Umesh, Dipesh, Utkarsh, Juhi, Mehul, Sanket
- WordPress 4.4.2 (minor update) – Chandra
- WordPress 4.3 “Billie” – Ankit Gupta, Sagar, Dipesh, Ritesh, Paresh
- WordPress 4.3.1 (minor update) – Umesh
- WordPress 4.2 “Powell” – Dipesh, Sagar, Ankit Gupta, Ritesh, Paresh, Mehul
- WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” – Ankit Gupta, Ankit Gade, Udit
- WordPress 4.0 “Benny” – Ankit Gupta
- WordPress 3.9 “Smith” – Joshua, Umesh, Chirag, Pranav
- WordPress 3.8 “Parker” – Joshua, Ankit
- WordPress 3.7 “Basie” – Faishal
- WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” – Faishal
rtMedia is our free plugin for managing media on your BuddyPress website and is available on the WordPress.org plugin directory. In the spirit of community, a few of our rtCampers have also contributed back to the BuddyPress core.
- BuddyPress 2.8.0 “San Matteo” – Bhargav, Sanket
- BuddyPress 2.4.0 “Pietro” – Mehul, Paresh, Ritesh
- BuddyPress 2.3.0 “Livio” – Paresh
- BuddyPress 1.8 “Di Fara” – Saurabh
- Aditya Kane used to spend 40 hours/month for WordCamp Central work. 25% of his working hours, during his tenure at rtCamp.
- Aditya was an organiser for WordCamp Mumbai 2014, 2015 & 2016.
- Rahul, Ganesh and Dinesh were organisers for WordCamps Pune 2015.
- Umesh Nevase and many rtCampers volunteer for different WordCamps.
- Rahul, Saurabh, Dinesh and Aditya spoke at different WordCamps in the past few years.
- Rahul and Nitun were speakers at WordCamp Pune 2017.
- Ashish, Nitun, Sanket, Pranali, Rahul and Joel were organizers for WordCamp Pune 2017.
- Vivek was a speaker at WordCamp Kochi 2017.
Local WordPress Meetups
As we are based out of Pune and have two offices in the city, we are often venue sponsors for local WordPress meetups.
Apart from logistics, many rtCampers take part and contribute to local meetups by organizing, attending and speaking.
Theme Review Team
Juhi is a regular contributor in the WordPress theme review team.
In an amazing team effort, we recently got together during office hours and contributed hundreds of strings towards the Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi versions of WordPress. In total, 29 rtCampers have the “Translation Contributor” badge on their WordPress.org profiles.
For WordPress 4.7, we held a Translation Sprint to contribute to the WordPress Core, release video subtitles & Twenty Seventeen. The effort paid off, as WordPress 4.7 was released with support for Hindi, Marathi & Gujarati, among 49 other languages.
rtCamp has been a proud sponsor of several local and international WordCamps. We have also contributed toward several WordPress related projects and Kickstarter campaigns in the past.
WordPress in Education
We encourage students to contribute to the WordPress core and other open source projects wherever possible.
Rahul is part of an official committee that gives inputs for engineering curriculum at COEP – one of India’s most reputed engineering institutes. He actively advocates the inclusion of open-source and WordPress in education.
rtCampers are building an open-source book called WPVeda with the intention of making it easy for anyone to become a WordPress expert on their own.
The community-oriented culture at rtCamp fosters a love for WordPress and open-source that remains with rtCampers throughout their professional and personal lives. rtCampers, both past and present, are regular contributors to the WordPress ecosystem. They have to their credit core contributions, theme reviews, translations, in addition to being attendees, speakers and organizers at WordCamps and meetups in the cities they live in.
Here are some of our experiences at various WordCamps.