Our Experience & Takeaways from WordCamp Delhi 2017
September 21, 2017 Sanjay Dabhoya

It was 19th Aug and NDMC Convention Centre, Delhi was all set to welcome and host the first regional WordCamp. I was excited to attend this WordCamp not only because it was held in dynamic Delhi but also because I was going to play the role of a Volunteer. Buckled Up!

I along with my WordPress enthusiastic friend Tarang Patel took an evening flight from Surat to Delhi a day before the event.

We landed at about 9.00pm in Delhi and headed straight to our hotel, only to find out that hotel was not as we expected it to be. Disappointed! Late in the night we were reminded of the old say “All that glitters is not gold”. We canceled our reservations and moved into another hotel.

On the day of main event

I did not let the last night’s hotel mess affect my spirit. We took a cab to reach the venue. It was raining heavily outside during our cab journey, but still we reached well in time. The entire surrounding was dampened by the rains still it was quite pleasant.

I walked towards the registration desk and most the time I was there fulfilling my duties as a Volunteer.

I was happy to catch up with usual WordCamp folks like Rahul Bansal, Jayman Pandya, Ajit Bohra, Amit Singh, Rohit Motwani, Suyogya Shukla, Hardeep Asrani, Sanyog Shelar, Amol Bonde along with Parth Pandya & team, Multidots team and Chetan Prajapati from WordPress Ahmedabad team.

Event begins

The event was opened up by Rahul Bansal, rtcamp founder with his session on “Selling WordPress to Enterprises”. The event saw some insightful sessions delivered by the speakers be it Damanjeet Singh, from XLPlugins who spoke about “Why your visitors don’t trust you & how to make your WordPress website more trustworthy?wherein he highlighted “Four Pillars of trust” or Ravi Chahar who spoke about “Troubleshoot Like A Pro: Common Errors and Solutions in WordPressWhat caught my fancy was the chocolates distributed at XLPlugin’s stall with their branding. Quite interesting!

We broke for lunch at about 1.30pm and slurped the delicious food.

The organizers distributed swag kits amongst the attendees in the afternoon. The swag consisted some interesting items like a t-shirt and bag. The bag was full on demand and the most discussed topic on the floor.

Post lunch too there were good bunch of sessions lined up like the one by Mani Kartik spoke on “From being a small town blogger to building a successful marketing career in Silicon Valley – How WordPress & blogging helped me” or Parth Pandya who spoke about “Relationship Marketing: Leads from Social for WordPress Businessfollowed by some other good speakers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend any of the developer’s sessions, since I was engrossed in carrying out my volunteering duties.

The event was closed well with Harsh Agarwal’s session on “Growth Hacking Your WordPress Blog – Traffic and Monetization”. I met him personally during the event.

I was equally excited to meet some new faces like Jayant Bhatt and Vineet Varma from HTML Coder, Simrandeep Singh from BloomPixel and Sujay Pawar from Brainstormforce.

Post-event was a party organized specially for the sponsors, speakers, organizers and volunteers which we enjoyed and I’m sure nobody would have liked to miss!

All in all I can say that the vibrancy in Delhi’s air was very much visible in the event and I thoroughly enjoyed my role as a Volunteer.

I am really glad I went to WordCamp Delhi and have met so many WordPress enthusiastic. Once again, I am really thankful to all the volunteers, organizers and sponsors that have made all that possible.

Hope to see you all at WordCamp Ahmedabad in October.

What were your highlights from WordCamp Delhi?

Categories : Events, WordCamp, WordPress

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Sanjay Dabhoya

Founder & CEO

Sanjay is an entrepreneur who has been contributing to the overall vision of the organization as a mentor. Apart from being an entrepreneur, he is a developer, trainer and reader. His unique and innovative ideas has helped the organization and the clients to thrive and achieve a progressive business objective.

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