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Transparency, One Last Pune Update

If you missed the fact that HeroPress fans paid my way to WordCamp Pune then you weren’t paying attention.  As always I’m super grateful for that.  I wanted to publish some numbers for the sake of transparency. The GoFundMe raised $2540.00.  GoFundMe’s fees for that were $209.66. My hotel was $285.34. Travel was $1581.41 My…

WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 2
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WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 2

Sunday morning came bright and early.  Once again I completely forgot about breakfast and headed down to the lobby where Rahul and Aditya were going to pick me up to head to WordCamp. I mentioned that I forgot breakfast, so when we got to the venue (really quite early) Rahul’s business partner Vivek asked if…

WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 1
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WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 1

Six days ago I climbed on a plane and headed to WordCamp Pune.  It took me about 24 hours of travelling, 18 of them sitting in narrow airplane seats. It’s by far the farthest I’ve ever traveled from home. For those that don’t know the story, be sure to check out the post about why I went….

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WordCamp Pune Part Three: The Big Day

It’s after midnight Pune time as I write this.  My plane leaves in just over 4 hours.  It’s 3:30pm yesterday back home.  Today was an incredible, overwhelming, exhausting, amazing day.  Let me explain.  No, it is too much, let me sum up. Once again I forgot to eat breakfast, so Vivek Jain from rtCamp took…

WordCamp Pune Part Two: Foundation Day
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WordCamp Pune Part Two: Foundation Day

I slept a little late today, and forgot to eat breakfast.  I was reminded when I got to the lobby and smelled it.  :)  Today was Foundation Day at WordCamp Pune, where there was a single track for beginners.  There was demo time, some knowledge exchange, etc.  It was during this time that I learned…

WordCamp Pune Part One: Getting There
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WordCamp Pune Part One: Getting There

I’m writing this from my hotel room in Pune, India.  This is my first time outside North America, so everything is new and interesting and exciting. I left home about 30 hours ago, going from Grand Rapids to Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany to Pune.  Because of delays due to weather my layovers were cut quite…

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Progress toward Pune

It’s been a couple weeks since the GoFundMe met its goal, so I thought I’d give an update.  We raised almost $400 more than I was looking for, which is great, because there were some unexpected expenses.  I got my plane ticket, and instead of $1400 it was about $1570. I also didn’t realize ahead…

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Going to WordCamp Pune!

10 days ago HeroPress contributor Saurabh Shukla sent me an email asking that I come to WordCamp Pune, India to present about HeroPress.  I didn’t even know WordCamp Pune was happening, but I had wanted to go to WordCamp Mumbai VERY much, so I was incredibly excited. My first thought was “How can I afford…