(Dis)Organizing a Drupal Local User Group: lessons learned

Background

This session is open to anyone in a local user group or anyone who wants to have a local user group but doesn' t know where to start.

Format: round-table discussion. There are likely no experts here, only a lot of people with about 1.5 years of experience.

Topics to discuss:

 

  • Techniques to start a group
  • Getting free books and other treats for members
  • Popular topics and meeting formats
  • Balancing the need for content appropriate to new users and advanced developers
  • How the Drupal Association can support local user groups
  • Anything else

 

Presenters

Greg Knaddison (greggles) - (Dis)Organizer of the Drupal Denver/Boulder User Group - is a Drupal Developer for pingVision. When not organizing Drupal Denver/Boulder User Group meetings or presenting about it, he likes to travel with his wife.

Time: 
14-15
Average: 3.9 (20 votes)

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I'd be interested in

I'd be interested in participating in this discussion, I've been involved with building the Seattle DUG and Seattle DrupalCamps over the last year or so.

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Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group

Wish I was there for the Lesson's Learned (Dis). We've been very active in helping to promote Drupal in Chicago and continue to improve from lessons learned. Please check out http://drupal.org/node/160239#comment-256755 - Also, Crell mentioned at the last CDMUG that he'd be in Barcelona - So he might have some info about the user group as well.