My Experience at WordCamp Udaipur 2017

I love WordPress
I love WordPress

WordCamp Udaipur that happened on 28 January 2017, was my first WordCamp with my kids. @thecancerus decided to attained WordCamp Udaipur with our kiddo when it’s announced.

I was excited to visit the Udaipur and my kids were also very excited for Udaipur journey. #wcUdaipur tweets also made me excited to visit the place.

Reached Udaipur:
We reached Udaipur at 4 pm. Our Hotel was near to station so it took hardly 10mins to reach the Hotel. After freshening up we went out near ‘Lake Pichola’, where we met @Fitehal and @DezineNinja. We had chat with them after that moved forward to venue ‘Raas Leela’ Hotel for pre-event speakers & sponsors dinner party. That was an awesome place. There was firebox kept at various places to make yourself hot while enjoying the food. In comparing to Pune, Udaipur was cold. I wore a jacket, and even after that, I felt cool. I enjoyed the dinner and chatted with other speakers and organizer. We returned to hotel till 11.10pm.

WordCamp Udaipur: Pre-event meet up

WordCamp Day:
I and @savitas reached to the venue. The venue was awesome. After registration, we took the swag. Before his talk, @thecancerus was volunteering at swag counter and my elder kid Ishir was helping as well with the distribution. Ishir was happy to distribute the swag. My younger kid went at swag counter to help his elder brother. They enjoy WordCamp Udaipur event.

WordCamp Udaipur: Swag distribution team

I was so happy to see the “Wapuu Saa” selfi stage. That was so colourful, my kid also enjoyed with “Wapuu Saa”.

Wapuu Saa
Selfi stage: Wapuu-Saa

We enjoy the breakfast, desert ‘Jalebi, milk, upma. After breakfast, I attended the below-listed session and I was the part of panel discussion ‘Women in WordPress’.
1. How to make Hindi Blogs Visible – Vaidehi Singh
2. Supercharge your Career with Blogging
3. Being a WP Developer – Ajit & Jayman
4. Why Page Builders are the Future for WordPress – David Waumsley
5. How to Create a Video for your WordPress blog – Isabelle Garcia
6. Why we Indian Developers Fail… And what we can do About it – Nirav Mehta
7. Contributing to WordPress.tv – Nirmal Desai
8. The GPL: What It Means (and What It Doesn’t) – Nancy Thanki
9. WordPress Localization and Translation – Bigul Malayi
10. Diversity and inclusion in open source communities: An Indian perspective – Gaurav Pareek
11. Rapid Prototyping with WordPress – Amit Singh
12. Panel discussion- Women in WordPress

In ‘Panel discussion I along with @MonikaRao13, @NancyThanki, @MansiShah72 and Surbhi(@chavhansurbhi) were panelist that was hosted by @galakhyati. I was nervous and also excited, that was my first-panel experience and experience was good.

panel discussion 'Women in WordPress'
“Women in WordPress”

After an end of the sessions, @psahalot gave ‘thank you’ session and we enjoyed the photography with volunteer and organizer.
Next day we planned to visit ‘City Palace’ and market but were unlucky, the market was closed, as they close on every Sunday. Our Auto driver took us to ‘Hathipol bazar’. That was open and our shopping is done there.

Dal bati
Dal bati

We reached ‘Lake Pichola’ again for lunch with @aicragellebasi and rest of the plane/Mumbai WordCampers. We had awesome lunch ‘Dal bati’ in ‘Namaste Restaurant’.

After lunch, we went for the boat ride at ‘Lake Pichola’ then after we visit ‘City Palace’. where we again met to @vapvarun and @niravmehta.

City Palace
Udaipur: City Palace

We all felt tired after visiting the city palace, went for snakes in Govinda cafe Restaurant and we met @psahalot, @innerwebs, @SujayPawar again. After this, our Udaipur visit was done.

Thanks to WordCamp Udaipur organiser team to give an opportunity to meet and interact with the awesome WordPress community members and visit the awesome place. I enjoyed the whole event and after event with my kids and other WordPress community members. That was an amazing day.

WordCamp Udaipur team