The single-day-long WordCamp Pune 2015 was held on the 6th of September, and here is my ‘Dear Diary’ account of the power-packed event. The Chaos Theory Just a couple of weeks earlier, WordCamp Deputy Aditya Kane, the guy in charge of approving WordCamps in this region, had this to say about Twitter chats on WordPress: @N_Chougle @wpmeta The whole idea is to embrace chaos and not streamline community chats on Twitter I feel 😀 #WPMeta – — Aditya Kane (@AdityaKane) August 24, 2015 I had an inkling some chaos would show up in this event too, and it sure did! First, finding the exact location of the venue within the large college campus was disorienting in the absence of signboards at the gates. And when I[…]

If I’m asked to choose one word to describe the recently concluded WordCamp Pune 2013, I’d pick ‘enriching’. It was the second time I’d been to a WordCamp, the first one being Cuttack last year, where I spoke about my blogging journey. A couple of key speakers at the event aptly dubbed this the ‘best ever so far’ in India. Majority of the speeches had more substance than platitudes. In this article, I’m going to try and capture the most significant happenings of the 2-day event. Day 1 The first day’s sessions were aimed at developers. It began with King Sidharth talking about the need for responsive designs. This is his slideshow: Savita Soni talked about the power of WP_Query.[…]

The WordCamp Cuttack 2012 concluded on the 11th of March in the most positive of ways for everyone who got an opportunity to be part of it, whether as an organizer, attendee or speaker. I was fortunate to be there as a special guest, a result of a generous giveaway by the key initiator of this event, Soumya Pratihari. Soumya leads a locally-based web development company called iDev, which also runs a number of popular blogs that cater to several verticals. My first pleasant experience came well before the event itself. While I was being driven to iDev, I expected the company to be housed in a more or less snazzy office block, when in fact it was a simple,[…]