WordCamps are volunteer driven non-profit events for the local WordPress Community
Keeping that in mind and a little coaxing from WordCamp Central, we felt that the community ought to know where the money came from and where it went.
So here is the spreadsheet used by me to track incoming funds against expenses.
Do feel free to review the details and if you could suggest cheaper alternatives for future such WordCamps feel free to ping us.
WordCamp Mumbai 2014 is finally over. The excitement and the memories we collected over the weekend (15-16 March) will last for a long time. Let us get down to a recapping the event.
The first day (15th March) started a bit behind schedule around 10.00 am when the registration desks opened. Our attendees patiently made proper queues to get their ID cards and kit. With a few more cups of tea we started the day. Over the next two days – many of the sessions took us to WordPress nirvana.
Our speakers were awesome, helping out with questions, trying to engage and we as organizers feel very proud of all of them. Our attendees put with some patchy WIFI on the first day but were nice enough not to complain too much. 🙂
We added the local flavor of Mumbai by serving Vada Pav on both days.
As an organizer we got a lot of positive feedback and you can give us a more exhaustive feedback by filling out our post event survey.
Let me start by thanking our sponsors. We also had a wonderfully maintained and spacious venue. The organizers and volunteers were thrilled to work with over 300 attendees who finally ended up visiting WordCamp Mumbai.
Recamp of some blogposts about WordCamp Mumbai
Also checkout this entire blog series by Saurabh Shukla – http://yapapaya.com/?post_series=wordcamps-in-india
(Will keep updating this list with more blogposts as they happen)
Thank your for all your support and good wishes. Hope to see you at another WordCamp sometime soon.
And we come to the end of WordCamp Mumbai 2014, but we aren’t done yet!
We wanna come back next year with another WordCamp and would love to hear from you on how we could make this a better event. Please spare sometime to give us feedback here: http://wordcampmumbai.polldaddy.com/s/feedback-wcmumbai2014
If you haven’t yet nominated someone for Happy Camper, please do so here: https://2014.mumbai.wordcamp.org/happy-camper/
With only six more days for WordCamp Mumbai to kick-off, we surely expect a lot of you will be sharing your questions, plans and expectations on social media. At the event too I am sure you will be posting photos from your phones, tablets and cameras on social media.
The best way to bring to event photos, tweets, comments in a single place is to use hashtags. Twitter and Facebook both support hashtags. We have decided to use #WCMumbai as the official hashtag for WordCamp Mumbai 2014. We shall use this on our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram updates.
So make sure you too, use the #WCMumbai hashtag on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram posts.
Few things about #WCMumbai
- Be respectful. We are introducing a Code of Conduct to WordCamp Mumbai. This is to keep the engagement interesting and informal but not disrespectful, discriminatory or hateful.
- Keep clam and don’t spam. We do not want #WCMumbai trending on social media for the wrong reasons. Hence we will not be having any Twitter contests giveaways. I am sure we do not need to bribe our fellow WordCampers to share their interesting updates and photos on social media.
- Do not forget the real world. Broadcasting your tweets and FB posts about the event but do not forget that sitting with you in person are some awesome members of the WordPress community. Do not forget to engage with them. 🙂
Last few days of Tickets Registration: imojo.in/wordcampmum
A few days ago we got approval to start pre-planning WordCamp Mumbai 2014. There are still a lot of things to be discussed like dates, venues, sponsors, speakers and more. Andrea who is the Dot organizer for Automattic, has given Alex good pointers on how to go about the pre-planning phase of the event and more importantly what are the expectations.
We have been organizing WordPress meetups in Mumbai every month for a while now, primarily using our Facebook group for announcements. Now since most of the meetups feature discussions around organizing WordCamp Mumbai, we will be using this website itself to announce future meet-ups and agendas around it.