I have shared my experience with this event at my profile. But i must write it here also as this has been my very first participation in any event, even online. I have been truly inspire by Mr. Ahmad Awais as a WordPress passionate. I have been following him and he has been such a nice person and guided me over phone one day also. For this event also i get notified by him as he announced about this WordPress Contribution Weekend and have put much of his effort in gathering many fellows from Pakistan to participate in this event and have created group chat at FB, and a specific group also and tracking spreedsheet, etc has done a lot to in this event throughout. So all the credit goes to him for that. And i am glad i have been a small part of this activity. Will be trying best to contribute in future as well.
This is one of the best event I attended so far. Though, I was not present physically with you guys, but I really enjoyed your company. I am also new to the contribution like many others. During this activity, I learnt new things, developed confidence and interacted with the new people. It also offered me a chance to connect with the like-minded persons.
Kudos to Ahmad Awais who took initiative to gather a team of fellow developers to participate in this global community effort.
Overall this is a great and rewarding experience. I really enjoyed this activity and now willing to contribute on the regular basis.
This was my first ever contribution to the open source community. It felt really good to contribute something back to the community.
It was a great experience indeed. I'm looking forward to more of these events. I'll try my best to contribute in the coming ones.
It was one of the most awesome kind of experience of all time. That also was my first experience of contributing. A big thanks to sir Ahmed for giving me such opportunity. I will do my best to be available for the upcoming events and looking forward to learn more and contribute more.
It was one of the awesome experiences I have contributing to the community. We worked around the clock to make sure everyone gets their answer and things resolved with best solutions and opinions. Hats off to the efforts made by Ahmad. He worked around the clock to put together us as a team, and helped several people in connecting with the best audience in less than 72 hours. I would love to contribute again, and more likely on monthly basis. Good Work (Y).
It was my first experience of contributing in open source. It was an outstanding experience while working with #WPPK team........ Hats Off to the efforts of #AhmadAwais who put us together as team, Sir you really helped me a lot to get the hesitation out so i have got confidence of contribution toward open source.......... I would love to work with this team again :)
I am very glad to have participated in this Event. it was my first Contribution to the awesome WordPress community, it was an amazing experience we managed to cross 150 support tickets. and i am going to do this regularly. Let me mention the guy who made it possible: Ahmad Awais. he gathered us all (Munir Kamal, Mohsin Habib, Kashif Rafique, Haroon Q. Raja, Malik Waqas, Yousuf Tafhim and many more), he made groups, wrote instructions, made spreadsheets, answered our questions and the list goes on..
Thank so much you Ahmad Bhai. Looking forward to do more contributions with you in future
Though this was not the first time for me to contribute back to open source community, but hats off to Ahmad Awais who arranged like minded peoples from other corners of the country for this event. It was an awesome experience of giving something back to the community as a team. I'm feeling that there should be something monthly where we go ahead and give our time and knowledge back to the community since that is an essential thing for the growth of open source world!
I would love to do this again guys :-)
My First experience to answer in the support forum of WordPress despite i asked many question time by time there and got answers in past but It feels nice to answer and given back the to the community of open source. Always thankful my Guru Ahmad for giving that opportunity and always available in future do similar ventures for WordPress. Cheers
It was my very first time to contribute in a joint efforts at WordPress support. I loved the synergy with like minded people and after doing it for the first time, I will be doing it often now.
Haroon Q. Raja
It simply feels great to contribute to a community that has helped you a lot on your career without expecting anything from you in return. A lot of what I've learned so far in my career wouldn't have been possible without all the help I've received from volunteers, and it's only fair that we try to carry on in their footsteps.
And above all else, it's amazing to see the enthusiasm from all those who participated. Looking forward to similar collaborations in the future. =)
It was the first time I helped on WP forums. Was fun helping others :)
Aswad is a designer! He says:
Learning from Ahmad Awais who has all round proven experience of design & development is what I would go for. I stand behind the initiative of WordPress Pakistan
M. Waqas Azam
Ahmad awais is one of the best teachers I've ever had especially in ref to WordPress. I liked the way he came down to our level to make sure we get each and every point he was telling us. Apart from that, he's my model entrepreneur. All the best wishes for him and WP-Pakistan.