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12 lessons learned from 9 years of community work

12 lessons learned from 9 years of community work

Since 2011, when he founded Pyvo in Brno, Honza has been helping to drive the growth and success of the Czech Python User Group. For years he has been participating in volunteer-driven meetups, courses, workshops, conferences, the Pyvec nonprofit, and more. Listen to a few lessons he has learned during his community work, which he thinks could help others to better understand how to succeed in volunteering.

Honza Javorek

October 31, 2019

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  3. org lecturer wants to give back attendee coach wants to

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  5. knows nothing talks a lot shares stuff on F B

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  6. Being an introvert, I was forced into social skills -

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  7. 1 Learn by organizing 2 Right event for your town

    3 Do impossible 4 Kick off alone, but replicate 5 Don't quit without handover 6 Life cycle of motivations 7 Volunteering is not a job 8 Common goals beat antipathies 9 Service, Federation 10 Open by default 11 Fight impostor syndrome 12 Community work pays off