WordCamp Udaipur – Best ‘First’ WordCamp in India

Last month I attend WordCamp Udaipur, which was organised by Puneet, Vajrasar and other members of Udaipur WordPress meetup group.

Compared to all others WordCamp’s that I have attended and were organised for the first time, Udaipur was one of the most smoothest organised WordCamp in India. One more cool fact was that quite a few attendees came with their kids.

For the most part of Udaipur WordCamp, I was volunteering at Swag counter, my son who was attending his first WordCamp also helped us with the distribution of bags filled with swags.

Still, I managed to attend both the talks from my target list, first was by one of my favourite speaker¬†Nirav Mehta, the¬†topic of his talk was ‘Why Indian developers fail and what can be done about it?’.¬†He talked about what separated an Indian developer¬†from developers from other countries. He quoted his discussion with Chris Lema, which can be summed up as ‘Our defaults are different ‘. This is such a profound statement and it immediately hit home for me. I could clearly visualise all the places where I had issues in my early days as a¬†developer and have seen the¬†difference in working style between me and my clients from abroad.

This picture of one of his slide shared by Rahul sums his talk best

https://twitter.com/rahul286/status/825276662665269248

Another, talk that I was looking forward to and was able to attend was by Vinodh David, where he talked about how he managed to take company from a services to a products company. It was interesting to see that he went through the similar challenges with InfiniteWP and persisted with them, where I failed with BackupVU.

Another talk that I wanted to attend but could not attend was by Rahul Bansal, where he talked about hiring WordPress developers, as it clashed with my talk, I hope to catch it on video as soon as it is released by WordCamp Udaipur team.

I talked about how you can create a prototype quickly with WordPress, you can read more about it on Awesome Studio blog.  Slides from my talk are below, and I will update the video once it is uploaded.

Once again kudos to the organising team for pulling off such a flawless WordCamp, and once again raising the bar for other WordCamps happening in India.

Next, day we had a mini WordPress user group Pune meetup, over Dal Baati at Cafe Namaste for lunch, the tweet below sums up my experience about it,

I also roamed around Udaipur, we did a boat ride at lake Pichola and finally walked for about 2 hours to view Udaipur Palace, before taking a train back to Pune.

Most of the photos shown above were taken from photo albums of Abhishek, Isabelle and Gagan Deep.

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