Building the Chicago AndroidListener Community - AndroidListener Chicago, July 2017

Building the Chicago AndroidListener Community - AndroidListener Chicago, July 2017

or: What I learned starting a Meetup without really knowing what I was doing.

Some history of why I started this meetup and some tips if you're ever considering starting your own meetup and trying to build out the community.

My last talk at AndroidListener Chicago before moving to the Netherlands for 2 years.

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Ellen Shapiro

July 19, 2017
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  1. Building the Chicago AndroidListener Community or: What I learned starting

    a meetup without really knowing what I was doing Ellen Shapiro || AndroidListener Chicago || July 2017 spothero.com || justhum.com || @DesignatedNerd
  2. Fun AndroidListener Facts — First Meetup September 2013 — 38

    Meetups — At least 10 different locations — Dozens of speakers — Extra Special Guest Hosts Kevin McMahon and Graham Hensley — Over a dozen talks by me
  3. Know why your community should exist

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  9. Start small

  10. Start small (you're going to whether you want to or

    not)
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  13. Building word of mouth is a shitload of work

  14. Start simple — Twitter — Meetup — A website —

    Google Docs — Videos
  15. Start simple — Twitter — Meetup — A website —

    Google Docs — Videos
  16. The RSVPs are a lie

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  19. Don't let the bastards weather-related terrible turnout drag you down

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  22. Be ready to talk on super-short notice

  23. Re-evaluate regularly

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  25. Technology comes at ya fast

  26. The people are the point

  27. You have to ask for help

  28. Say thank you

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  30. Thank you all for four awesome years!