March 28, 2017
I serve as Magento's Evangelist, and I'm also the Magento U instructor from the Fundamentals of Magento Development video series which we released in 2011. These opportunities have given me the chance to experience the energy and excitement of our community in India. I am therefore excited that the first MagentoLive event in Asia will be in Bengaluru on May 2, 2017. India is a great first stop for MagentoLive in the region, and registration is open now!
Why MagentoLive India? With nearly half of all Magento 2 downloads and a year-over-year doubling of business interest coming from India and the Asia Pacific region, the Magento community is experiencing tremendous growth in the region. It is important for us to build on this momentum by bringing our growing community of partners and developers together through our unique program.
MagentoLive India is a chance for us to tell you our story in person. It's also a chance for the developers, agencies, and partners in the region to meet with key Magento executives including leaders from our Channel (partner) Management, Sales, Strategy and Growth teams as well as members of our executive leadership including Magento CEO Mark Lavelle and SVP of Strategy and Growth Mark Lenhard. Most importantly, we look forward to spending time with all of you, and providing a forum for you—our key decision makers in your market—to meet each other.
Registration is capped at 400, so please register now at the event website. If you have a brand, service, or tool which you'd like to promote, consider purchasing a sponsorship to increase your visibility. For more information on sponsorships, click here. We will be donating a portion of ticket sales to support the local community, and we look forward to sharing more details shortly.
For experienced Magento 2 developers: Our visit to India includes three Magento 2 Contribution Days led by our new Community Engineering team. These will take place in Bengaluru (Dates to be announced). The Contribution Day program involves working directly with core architects to contribute directly to the Magento 2 core via pull request. If you're interested, take a look at what your peers have already been doing over at our public repo. More details about the Contribution Day program in India will be coming soon.
Finally, we are currently delivering official Magento U courses through the Magento U Authorized Trainer Program in several locations in India. These trainers have been carefully selected and trained by Magento U experts to deliver the same content used in Magento U delivered courses. Next class: April 25–28 in Ahmedabad. For more information and to register, please visit the Magento U page.
MagentoLive is a living, breathing thing. It's a vital platform for networking, collaboration, and learning in our ecosystem. The character of each MagentoLive event comes from the attendees and organizations whose participation make the event possible and make the event truly come alive. I will be there along with so many others who are eager to meet you and to hear the story of Magento in India.