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The Meetup Organiser's Field Guide

The Meetup Organiser's Field Guide

Andrew Nesbitt

June 01, 2013

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  1. ✓Support and Grow a community ✓Meet new people ✓Build a

    reputation ✓Fun! Why start a meetup?
  2. ✓Location and Transport links ✓Costs and Requirements ✓Facilites - Projector,

    Audio etc ✓Pubs, Offices, Co-working spaces Finding a Venue
  3. ✓Presentations and Demos ✓Social, Meal or Quiz ✓Ignite or Lightning

    talks ✓Roundtable Discussion ✓Workshops or Hack sessions What type of event?
  4. ✓Be Friendly ✓Keep a tight ship ✓Have fun ✓Record the

    talks ✓Shut down the trolls Running the event
  5. Great Artists Steal ✓Attend other meetups ✓Try out what works

    for them ✓Pick and choose the best practises ✓It’s ok to change things