I attended the fourth edition of WordCamp Mumbai this Saturday. After attending many WordCamps in last few months, #WCMumbai feels like coming to the home of WordCamps. ?
We (Me, Rahul, Radhe and Joel) started off for WordCamp on early Saturday morning. We took the customary pit-stop for our favorite Dutta vada-pav. We reached the venue by the time registration just started.
After setting up the rtCamp sponsor desk, we had our breakfast. I am mentioning breakfast specifically to brag the awesome idli-chutney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idli) served with tea. #WCmumbai feeds WordPress and food hunger with all the love. ?
Meeting rtCampers & Other Friends
This WordCamp gave me a chance to meet many of my fellow rtCampers after a long time. Though we all talk regularly over Slack/Zoom but meeting everyone personally and having lunch together was very warming.
Rahul Bansal from rtCamp gave a talk on Writing PHP – The WordPress Way! This talk, he says, is very close to his heart. Like for his talk it was full-house for few other sessions too. I really liked the variety of topics and content of the talks I attended.
WCMumbai brings most of the meetup groups at one place. There were organizers, volunteers from many other WordCamps that were held in this and in the previous year (2016).
The best news I got was that WordCamp Nagpur, WordCamp Kanpur and WordCamp Ahmedabad are approved and the organizers are now shortlisting dates. More fun lined up this year. ???
Two-days & One-day WordCamps
Since last few months, I felt that having one-day WordCamps is better as it probably was easier to organize and to attend for non-local attendees.
This WordCamp changed my perception. It indeed can be more challenging to organize a two-day WordCamp, but as an attendee I felt I had more time to talk to everyone. More time to extend a conversation. More time to attend sessions I wished to attend. Moreover, I could re-initiate the conversation with someone that I left off on day one. Breezy.
This WordCamp had the most diverse audience. I met users planning to move their personal blog to WordPress, students curious to explore WordPress as a career option, developers/marketers/QAs interested to join companies, companies interested to build partnerships, and enterprises looking for professional help. Kudos to organizers for knitting this community. ??
Post WordCamp Dinner
This section is here to just display the coolest thing at the WordCamp. ?
It was a pleasure to meet fellow community people. And a big hello to the ones whom I couldn’t meet. I really hope we meet in the next or the first WordCamp in your city. ⓦ ??