I am going to tell you about my first WordCamp which was held in Pune on 15th Jan 2017. And yes I was very happy for attending this. For this, I left the Uttarayana (Kite Festival). As a Gujarati, it was very hard, but I decided to attend this WordCamp anyhow. So I already said bye bye to kite festival once I made my decision to attend this WordCamp. And trust me the first time I left any festival but didn’t regret on that.
So let’s start with the morning. Even it was Sunday, I woke up early in the morning because I need to reach at the venue at 9 o’clock. So I was getting ready and Yahil (My colleague) called me that he will take me on his bike. So I took a bus and reached at his room and from there we went to the venue. Venue was Ness Wadia College. On road, we were talking about tea and breakfast as we were very hungry at that time. And I decided that first, we will have breakfast than other things. As we reached at around 9 o clock, we thought we reached early around 9 o’clock we thought we were very early because no one was there at the gate of that college. So I asked watchmen for where is WordCamp but he didn’t understand what I am talking about. So I asked for the exact college name as there were 4 or 5 colleges on that college campus.
After that, we saw a banner of WordCamp with showing direction. We follow that banner and reached the venue. And guess what…??? We were not so early. Actually, we were late as there were already many people reached before us. I was laughing at myself at that time. Then we went to register counter and took our I cards and attacked breakfast first ;-).
See this my badge. Ya, I know other has the same but I like to show pieces of stuff. I like to wear badges and this is WordPress badge, so it is special for me. I don’t know how other feels, but I was feeling awesome.
The first thing I did after wearing the badge was to take a selfie. 😉 Ya, I am not the that much good looking guy, but I like my selfie. Also, I am not a selfie guy but took 2 or 3 selfies for showing my mother and friends to show off. 😉
Ohh!!! I forgot to tell you that I also got a water bottle at the registration table. At that time I was remembering my friend Amit (also my roommate) as he loves water bottle. 😀 Also I got Pranali(My colleague) as my buddy. But I couldn’t get a chance to meet her as she was a volunteer, so she was very busy. As like I was also thinking that I must be someone’s buddy. I thought she/he will try to approach me but it didn’t happen. Anyways somebody missed the chance to meet me…. Better luck next time 😆
Now it was time to attend some sessions. So the first session was about a boy may be 12 to 13 years old. And guess what? He is a blogger. 😯 He is doing cool stuff on the web at this age. I was very impressed by him. I was like at that age I don’t even know what the internet is..? 😕 and he is like awesome. Hats off to that boy. His name was Abhinav I think. I forgot the full name of that boy but yes he was coool.. 😎
After that I attended the 2nd session. In that session, I was feeling like I was in my college lecture. Ya session was good, but I saw a person who was sleeping during the session. I saw that person and laughed. then the session was about to over and we clapped loudly so he woke up. 😀 I hope that person is reading this and laughing on this.
We also took some selfies with some cool buddies. This one is one of my favorite selfies. This was the part of Bingo contest. And yes we also won that contest.
This selfie was taken by Devin Walker. This one is also my favorite. Actually, I went to his desk with some rtCampers to meet him and get some swags from him. We just said hi to him and he came out from his desk and took his selfie stick and took the selfie. I got a cool T-shirt from him. I liked that T-shirt.
I want to share more on this, but I will write another blog for the remaining part. And that part will be the most happening part.