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My Expectations for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016

Hello, everyone! It’s been quite some time since we’ve been preparing for this year’s WordCamp. As I mentioned before, this time around, we’ll be having WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 instead of WordCamp Nepal. My expectations for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 are quite high, it being the first city-based WordCamp in the country.

I’ve been associated with WordCamps in Nepal since its advent and this year it is more like a farewell to me. Not in the sense that I won’t be taking part in future, I obviously will. WordCamp Kathmandu or any WordCamp in Nepal will always be my utmost priority. However, I will be stepping down from the status of Lead Organizer starting next year. So, I’m allowing more work to be done by others. I’m looking at everything superficially while making sure everyone does their job properly. I want them to learn more, so I can step down with a content heart that, “Yes, they’ll do their parts well even the next year.”

I am very excited for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016. I hope that this time around, it will be a more vibrant event. We will have sponsors’ stalls where they can interact and exchange ideas with prospective clients and attendees can build their network. I look forward to more people being engaged in talks and interact with each other.

This year, we are also going to have an After-party at Moksh Bar. It will be a fun evening where we WordPress lovers network, get ideas for business expansions and discuss continuation of WordCamps all over the country.

Well, to be honest, I’m more concerned with the management than the technical aspects of the event. The WordPress Nepal team has grown technically over the past 4 WordCamps and everyone knows their way thoroughly. All I am is completely excited to see how things roll over in the WordCamp Kathmandu 2016.

Additionally, I very much look forward to making the opening remarks on Saturday. I’ve seen many confusions arise as to “Why not WordCamp Nepal?” or “Why WordCamp Kathmandu?” I intend to clarify that and also share some news on happenings in places other than Kathmandu.

If you want to know why you should attend a WordCamp, head over to this article on DevotePress. You can still grab your tickets, if you haven’t done so already, on the WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 website.There are very few seats remaining. We also have badges to put up on your websites and social media accounts (like the one you can see to the right), so make sure you put them up with the hashtag #wcktm2016 to show the world your participation.

See you all at WordCamp Kathmandu 2016. Cheers!

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Author: sakinshrestha

Hello. My name is Sakin Shrestha, and I am a technology entrepreneur from Nepal. I am passionate about helping this sector grow, for many reasons. The technology sector creates jobs for many young Nepalis who would otherwise migrate to foreign countries. It lets Nepali professionals develop skills for a fast-changing global workplace, and compete at a high level with anyone, anywhere in the world. If it grows, it will provide a viable career option for many young Nepalis, and help us reap the benefits of a global economy.