WordCamp Nashik 2016 via Trimbakeshwar

The journey

From long time I was planning to visit Trimbakeshwar. So essentially, my Nahisk tour was backed with two reasons – worshipping Lord Shiva at Trimbakeshwar and attending WordCamp Nashik ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have subscribed to WordCamp schedule on my iCal. That makes it really easy to know about upcoming WordCamps and attend those which are possible. Looking at 4-6 hours of travel time from Pune to Nashik, I thought it will be better to head a day before. So I booked Volvo bus tickets through redBus well in advance on Oct 6. Unfortunately, they deducted the money but did not confirm the booking. However, they showed appropriate message saying “The money has been deducted from your account so you need not pay again. We will confirm the booking in some time”. As I did not hear from them in next 24 hours, the HelpDesk didn’t pick up the call I contacted them via twitter & the reply was instant ๐Ÿ˜€

After 4 days they refunded the money but I was not comfortable to try redBus again and waste another 4 days. So I opted for Maharashtra State Transport Shivneri bus service with a one shot booking confirmation along with a return trip ๐Ÿ˜€ … MSRTC Zindabad !!!

Coincidentally, I found Kapil Gonge in same bus for both – Pune-Nashik and Nahisk-Pune travel.ย It was good to talk with him after long time.

The experience

When I reached WordCamp venue I was really impressed to see the auditorium at NEC. That gave me a feeling of assembly hall of Indian Parliament where I felt like one of MLA ๐Ÿ˜€

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I met many people at WordCamp but was in conversation with Varun Dubey for a long time. Varun is a person behind WB Com Designs & was also one of the Bronze Sponsor. Varun was quite talkative who shared his experience on how he handles client requirements, costing & communication. It was a helpful talk to know some of new things and understand common things as part of client handling.

Thanks Bigul for rtCampย group photos… your clicks are just awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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Takeaway

All the lightening talks were fantastic.ย It was really great to see how the speakers are talking, presenting and interacting with others.

My personal takeaway from WordCamp Nashik was, panel discussions and Saurabh Shukla‘s talk on Marketing Lessons he learnt from WP community.

In all, WordCamp Nashik was smooth & successful. Credit goes to Organising team, CREWย members and all those who helped to make it a success … Hats off to all ๐Ÿ™‚