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Hari Shanker

Open Source Program ManagerAutomattic

Hari is an Open Source Program Manager at Automattic, and is also a full-time WordPress Contributor. A Global Community Deputy on the WordPress Community Team, his current focus is on making the contributor experience in WordPress the best it can be. Hari is currently leading the WordPress Contributor Working Group, and is working with the same to launch a projectwide Contributor Mentorship Program for WordPress. Needless to say, WordPress is one of the biggest passions in Hari’s life, and he has been tinkering with it since 2007. Hari has had a rather diverse career with significant experience in the domains of Retail Banking, Print & Web Journalism, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Professional Blogging, and Education. Outside of work, he enjoy writing (blogging) as a hobby, and is also a compulsive bibliophile. He lives in the beautiful coastal city of Kochi, in Kerala, India with his wife and their three cats.

Additional topics: Community, Contribution, Open Source Philosophy

Hari Shanker

My working hours are in the following time zone: Asia/Kolkata

My region is: Kochi, Kerala, India

Topics I speak about include:

  • Blogging
  • Community
  • Content
  • DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging)
  • Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Tech Support

Language(s) I can present in:

  • English
  • Malayalam



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