Yam B Chhetri receives the Yoast Care fund for his contribution to the WordPress community

Yam B Chhetri

Nominated by:
Sakin Shrestha

Meet Yam B Chhetri, a cherished member of the WordPress Community Team! His dedication and valuable contributions to the community are the very reason why Sakin Shrestha nominated him for the Yoast Care fund. Let’s get to know this passionate WordPress enthusiast a bit better.

Nominator Sakin Shrestha “Mr. Chhetri has been a dedicated contributor to the WordPress Community since 2011, exemplifying an unwavering commitment to the platform. His active involvement in the WordPress Nepal community has been instrumental, as evidenced by his profile. Notably, he has served as an organizer for WordCamp Kathmandu, WordCamp Nepal, and WordCamp Asia, showcasing his leadership and organizational skills. Beyond organizing events, Mr. Chhetri has actively participated in various teams, including the Community Team and Photo Team. His multifaceted contributions reflect a deep-seated passion for fostering collaboration within the WordPress ecosystem. As a co-founder of the WordPress Nepal community, I can confidently affirm that Mr. Chhetri is one of Nepal’s most valuable contributors. His dedication and efforts have significantly enriched our local community, making him a deserving candidate for support through the Yoast Care Fund.

Let’s get to know Yam B Chhetri

That’s quite an introduction, Sakin! We would love to get to know Yam even better. That’s why we asked him some questions about his work and his passion for WordPress:

Hi, Yam! What do you do?

I am a dedicated WordPress Entrepreneur with a comprehensive background in the dynamic experience of web development and digital services. I have played a pivotal role in co-founding and leading successful ventures that have significantly impacted the industry.

Why WordPress?

Given my non-technical background and past failures (such as not succeeding in the Indian Army and facing challenges with going abroad), my introduction to WordPress in 2007 was a turning point. By persistently working with and contributing to WordPress, I succeeded, ultimately becoming a co-founder of various companies.

WordPress has provided me with a platform to excel. Without it, I may not have reached these heights. WordPress is not limited to those with a technical background; it’s a powerful tool for anyone. My message to individuals like me is that WordPress has a promising future, and it opens doors to unexpected opportunities.

Why did you start contributing? Could you share your first contribution with us?

As an introverted person, I was initially reserved and hesitant to engage with others. However, my perspective changed when I became involved in meetups. I found joy in the community.

A significant moment occurred when I volunteered at WordCamp in 2012 and 2013. This eventually progressed to being able to lead volunteers in 2014. Contributing also opened doors to witnessing the community’s growth and forming connections with numerous individuals. In 2013, I took a significant step by founding my company, and I attribute much of its success to the WordPress Platform.

What would you love to do in the future?

For the future, I envision a continued commitment to contributing to WordCamp and giving back to the community. I was a mentor at various WordCamps in Nepal, and I mentored WordCamp Kathmandu, WordCamp Pokhara, WordCamp Biratnagar, WordCamp Butwal, and WordCamp Bharatpur.

My next big goal is to bring WordCamp Asia to Nepal. I also want to be part of making the IT industry reach more people globally. The success of WordCamp Nepal 2024, where over 1000 people joined, inspires me to encourage others to get involved and contribute. In addition, I believe in the sustainable processes of WordPress.

Who is your WordPress hero?

My WordPress hero is Sakin Shrestha, who nominated me for this opportunity and introduced me to WordPress in 2007. Without his guidance, I have no idea where my career would be. He played a crucial role in pushing me into the world of WordPress, expressing his faith in its future and emphasizing its user-friendly nature. His impact has played a pivotal role in shaping my WordPress journey.

Thank you for this interview, Yam, and for all of your contributions to the WordPress community! Do you know someone like Yam B Chhetri who also deserves to be in the spotlight? Go to our Yoast Care page and nominate them right away.