Today I would be sharing my experience for WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017.
Firstly, if you don’t know what is WordCamp, let me tell you that; WordCamp are “Not for Profit” event organised by local community people who loves . To see upcoming WordCamp you can view this link:- http://central.wordcamp.org/schedule
To tell you first about WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017, it was organised by Local community of Ahmedabad led by many core team of contributors who organised the event and was scheduled for 3 days event for 6th, 7th and 8th Oct 2017 in L.J. Campus Ahmedabad. To view details about them you can view here https://2017.ahmedabad.wordcamp.org/
We started (WCMumbai Team) started our journey on 5th Oct to Ahmedabad from Mumbai in Duronto Express. We reached on 6th morning to Ahmedabad. Had tea and Jalebi Fafda in breakfast before heading to event.
The 3 day event was designed such a way:-
Day 1(6th Oct) – Wiki How Day (Mostly focused on newbies)
Day 2(7th Oct) – Geeks Day (Mostly focused on core technical stream)
Day 3(8th Oct) – Contributor Day (Mostly focused on how to contribute different ways to WP)
WCAhmedabad had made a great rangoli to welcome all the attendees
The registration of WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017 had 2 separate tickets for Day 1 & Day 2.
Event started with the volunteers helping at the registration desk to give out the entry card and coupons for lunch/breakfast.
Swag Distribution Desk
List of attendees can be views here https://2017.ahmedabad.wordcamp.org/day-1-attendees/
Event Started with opening remarks address by Aslam Multani
Most of attendees were college students, who wished to get knowledge about WordPress or planning to start with WordPress.
Some of the moments with Speakers are listed below
Life without Open-Source by Hardeep Asrani
Introduction to WordPress By Dhara Vihol
Making Money With WordPress By Ajit Bohra
Panel Discussion on Career Opportunities with WordPress
Some moments of day 1:
Selfie booth of WCAhemdabad
Women in WordPress
View Session outside Auditorium
WordPress are normally loved by all. Baby Pai also Enjoying #WCAhmedabad , also being the youngest attendee of Day 1
Baby Nagpai – Youngest Attendee
Krishaweb Announcing Lucky Winners
Day 2 – Geeks Day
If you are in Ahmedabad and doesn’t have “Fafda – Jalebi”, you are surely missing out many things. Day 2 started with awesome breakfast.
Panel Discussion on WordPress in 2020!
Full house for Panel Discussion
WordPress Development for Serious Developers By Tejaswini Deshpande
Simple Tips to Secure your WordPress Site By Firoz Sabaliya
Challenges of working remotely By Omkar Bhagat
The 10,000 hour rule – and how to hack your way to mastery By Nirav Mehta
Some moments of day 2:
Yet another young attendee
WebbyMonks organized a Quiz competition for all attendee, just by answering 10 simple question you get a chance to win cool T-Shirt. Though I was not lucky enough to win in since passing criteria was 70/100. I scored 60/100 (Bad luck)
WP Quiz Contest
Attendee were excited and were waiting for their turn to come for the quiz.
WP Quiz Contest Attendees
Alexander Sir attempting WP Quiz
The event had a great networking are around the stall to chit-chat and interact with WP lovers. This is the main zone were people of different skill set come and interact with each-other.
BaapWP Team(Saurabh Shukla & Ashish Ingle) along with Blueshost India took interview of many WP lovers asking few basic question of WordPress to qualify for lucky draw.
BaapWP Interview with Bluehost
The swags for the lucky winners of the contest was suppose to get following items.
Swags for Lucky Winner from Bluehost India
………………..And I was the lucky one to get it…!!!
Women Power In WordPress
When we talk about equality in society Women also hold an equal position in the community. Women in WordPress are surely strength to local community, Meher from WPMumbai trying hard to get and build and bring all Women together. Its surely great activity .
Women in WordPress
To have such a great event is somewhat difficult without Sponsors. The event was supported by following Sponsors:-
Founded in 2009, rtCamp is a WordPress agency that specializes in Enterprise solutions. Their contribution to the WordPress community and focus on quality has earned them the distinction of being the only WordPress.com VIP Partner from Asia.
For over 10 years now, ResellerClub has powered web professionals in India and around the world by providing over 800 multi-brand options across Domains, Hosting, Cloud & more. Over and above these products, ResellerClub is also renowned for being one of the largest Reseller Programs in the world that simplifies the life of a web professional with its Product Integrations, Order Management, Billing & Customer management, an ecommerce storefront and API integration
Push Monkey has been helping thousands of business and website owners drive sales, leads and traffic over the years via the power of push notifications. Web push notifications are clickable messages sent to a browser on your device.
Multidots is full-service web and mobile application development agency. Since 2009, we have mastered the WordPress and proud to work with small startups, inc5000 companies, and global enterprises. We at Multidots, are also regular & proud contributor in WordPress, WooCommerce & BuddyPress community.
PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy.
GoDaddy Pro is a membership program for web developers, designers & agencies. It offers exclusive tools to help onboard, manage and maintain multiple clients and their sites fast and easy.
Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.
GiveWP is the most flexible, robust, and easy to use WordPress plugin for accepting donations directly on your website. Upon activation, GiveWP provides you with powerful fundraising features for your Cause.
WebbyMonks are WordPress experts & WooCommerce Gurus who have adapted to a focused approach in converting beautiful web designs into fully functioning websites. Monks redefine the PSD to HTML landscape by adding amazing interactivity to it.
Solwin Infotech is a fastest growing web and mobile application development as well as digital marketing company based at Surat which constantly strives to live up to their tagline “Leading New Heights”. Solwin specialises in developing ‘Out of the box’ WordPress themes and plugins. Thaey are a one stop shop for all your WordPress needs.
ZealousWeb Technologies Pvt. Ltd. conceptualized in 2003 is Web Design and Development firm situated in Ahmedabad City serving ‘Total Solutions’ right from the concept to completion of web-based projects.
KrishaWeb Technologies is a full-service agency offering state-of-the-art digital solutions for online businesses. WordPress development is the core service area where they have helped hundreds of small, medium and large-scale business to establish an online presence.
MilesWeb is a rapidly growing web hosting company based in India offering hosting solution to all types of websites and businesses. The company has recently rolled out public cloud hosting services that can automatically scale any web application in real-time.
WIPLON.COM , WIPL’s Global brand identity, is a 15 year old one stop destination for robust, reliable and scalable hosting solutions for now and in future as your online presence grows.
Atlas SoftWeb is an offshore web development company situated in Ahmedabad city. We have expertise in web development, web design and internet marketing.
There were many other sponsors like many Individual sponsors and other sponsors whom I couldn’t mention. Sorry for that. Though they were also equally important part for the success of the event.
Day 3: Contributors Day
The contributor day was divided into multiple tracks for
Many contribution were made to the community.
This was all about the event, now lets talk little about Post event. There was After party organized by the team along with DJ. Saw awesome moments of Garba on DJ. Also we did managed to roam around the city for some time.
Sabarmati River View from Patang Hotel
Manek Chowk – Street Food
In short it was a great event to remember. And yes I did learnt many things from many attendees around.
See you soon at upcoming WordCamp.
WordCamp Nashik 2017 is happening 5th Nov 2017. Do grab your tickets here.