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.
the Chicago AndroidListener
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
Fun AndroidListener Facts
— First Meetup September 2013
— 38 Meetups
— At least 10 different locations
— Dozens of speakers
— Extra Special Guest Hosts Kevin McMahon and
— Over a dozen talks by me
your community should exist
(you're going to whether you want to or not)
Building word of mouth
is a shitload of work
The RSVPs are a lie
Don't let the bastards
weather-related terrible turnout
drag you down
Be ready to talk
on super-short notice
comes at ya fast
are the point
You have to ask
Say thank you
Thank you all
for four awesome years!