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First Chennai Shopify Meetup – A Great Success

Mohan Natarajan
December 12, 2017 |

Thank You For Attending Shopify Meetup

Chennai’s First ever Shopify Meetup happened on last Saturday 12/09 at DCKAP, Chennai, India. We, DCKAP always try to build a community around technologies that we are passionate about. Meetups always help to learn, share and network. We have been organizing several Magento Meetups for the past 3 years. This year we started organizing the Shopify Meetup as well.The meetup started with a welcome speech by Srija, Event Coordinator, DCKAP and followed by a quick introduction of the participants.

Exciting Features In Shopify

The first presentation was by Sowmiya, Senior Shopify Developer, DCKAP was about “Exciting Features in Shopify”. It was an interesting talk about the major features available in Shopify and how it enables merchants to launch an eCommerce site quick and easy.  She also talked about some of the Shopify features like Shopify Pay, Shopify Live View, Shopify Mobile store Builder, Marketing API and Customer timeline and spotlight search.

Technical Discussion

The next on the agenda was a technical discussion. Some of the topics discussed were :

  1. Shopify Vs Shopify Plus
  2. How fast can we launch the e-commerce store using Shopify?
  3. Things to consider when building Shopify Apps
  4. How to integrate payments into Shopify Apps?

Sizzling Growth Of Shopify

After the technical discussion, Pasupathi, Shopify Developer, made a refreshing presentation on the “Sizzling Growth of Shopify”. The presentation had some interesting statistics on Shopify’s growth and a comparison of Shopify with other similar and popular platforms. This was followed by an engaging session on the kind of customers who are best suited for the Shopify platform.

How Shopify Powers Small Businesses?

The final session was by Varun Chandrasekhar, Co-Founding Partner at Axiom Consulting who talked about “How Shopify powers small businesses?”. He compared Shopify with various other e-commerce platforms. This was followed by a deep dive on the customizations and Shopify apps needed by small businesses. Playing a devil’s advocate he also spoke about the limitations of Shopify. Chennai Shopify Meetup


Networking Session and Team Snap

The networking session that followed was fuelled by copious cups of tea/coffee and snacks and this was followed by a team snap. Overall it was a very successful and interesting first meetup.

Thank you, everyone, for participating and sharing your knowledge. We will meet again at the next meetup.

Mohan Natarajan

A speaker at Imagine 2017, Mohan heads the Customer Success at DCKAP. Within a span of 7 years, Mohan has acquired all four Magento Certificates and offers impeccable knowledge in the Magento platform, and has evolved as a Solution Architect, developing a handful of Magento Extensions for numerous B2B customers. In addition to being an active member of Chennai Magento Community, he leads the Chennai Magento Meetup events. He is keen and proud to serve the eCommerce Community, thanks to his boundless expertise in the ecosystem. Furthermore, he was honored as one of the top contributors in the 2017 Magento Live India event and 2018 Meet Magento India event. Being a huge fan of the Magento Community, Mohan is glued to Twitter and LinkedIn. Loves to surf and play Table Tennis, when not working in Magento projects and managing DCKAP Store.

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