Destination: New Delhi, WordCamp India


By the time you read this post, I will be somewhere in Europe — either about to land in Frankfurt or already hanging around the city’s aging airport. I am on my way to India to spend a short week with my parents and also attend WordCamp India, a gathering of WordPress (see disclosure below) users in New Delhi.

I will be attending WordCamp with Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic and the guy who started the WordPress movement. We plan to get on stage together and talk about — what else? — blogging. Of course, we are not just going to be working; Matt and I are going to curry it up. (I’m also going to be photoblogging on my personal blog, if you’re interested.)

I am looking forward to the trip, though the 22-hour journey and the toll it takes on my body isn’t something to tweet about. I’d like to use it as an opportunity to actually slow down my pace and stay somewhat disconnected. So I plan to restrict my writing to one post a day, which I will be sending to the team back in San Francisco.

Disclosure: WordPress is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media. Om Malik, founder of Giga Omni Media, is also a venture partner at True.


The Agra Indian

Hi OM,
You have been in Delhi, so apart from your work have you managed to spend some time to explore the culture and life in India.

Paritosh Sharma

Hi Om,

I am Paritosh Sharma, an internet entrepreneur a Social Media Evangelist with OMLogic (one of India’s leading online marketing companies). Interestingly the biggest thing we both have in common is “OM”.

Just recently we launched OMShare( A First from India, Online Platform for Taking Events and Conferences Global (hosted on WP as the platform).

It would certainly be great to see you LIVE in action and really take down some key blogging tips. I blog for NASSCOM and have been LIVE blogging certain industry events, which I would like to leverage upon, would be great connecting with you.

Paritosh Sharma, www.


Great to know you are using the opportunity to visit your parents. Have a nice time with the Family. I wish I could be in Delhi to meet you once :) Look forward to your posts about home visit.


om – one post a day isn’t taking it slow…. try disconnecting for the week you are there – completely.


Divya Sai

Cool…I would like to be there to take some tips from you and of course if possible your autograph too :)

But I am on platform, will it be of any use for me to attend wordcamp ?

BTW, you know what, this event at Adobe, is being organized within 5-6 kms from my College(Jaypee University)……lets c if i could come or not !

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