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Choosing the Right Events for Your Community

Choosing the Right Events for Your Community

Given at OSCON 2014

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Kara Sowles

July 31, 2014
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  3. one day conferences parties user groups enormous conference contributor events

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  5. LET’S HOLD AN EVENT FOR OUR COMMUNITY

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  10. CONTRIBUTORS AUTHORS USERS CODERS BEGINNERS LEADERS DESIGNERS HIGH SCHOOLERS TESTERS

    EMPLOYEES CUSTOMERS
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  12. purpose

  13. teach people something new gather marketing leads celebrate encourage beginners

    to keep learning meet users face-to-face share your discoveries learn from others collaborate increase transparency gather feedback fix something share knowledge build something
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  16. Not a User User Super User Contributor Beginner Intermediate Advanced

    Using Enterprise Using Open Source Must know Perl Must know Ruby Must know Clojure Must know Elvish (Tengwar only)
  17. Full Day Event Half Day Event One Hour Event Evening

    Event Co-located w/ another event Independent Day after other event 50 people 100 people 200 people 500 people Presentations Open Hacking Demos Discussion
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  19. some specific types of events

  20. collaborate compete

  21. contributor events

  22. one day conferences parties user groups enormous conference contributor events

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  24. ONLINE EVENTS

  25. small one-day conferences

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  27. setting expectations

  28. YOU CAN SET BOUNDARIES YOU CAN SET EXPECTATIONS

  29. Text . . YOU ARE A WARRIOR SLAYING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

    YOU ARE A WARRIOR SLAYING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME YOU ARE A WARRIOR SLAYING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME
  30. CODE OF CONDUCT

  31. Alcohol and Inclusivity

  32. Solutions Consider a party that’s not in a bar Drink

    list with equal alcoholic + non alcoholic Advertise that event will have delicious alcohol + delicious non alcohol Simply having ‘Coke’ doesn’t cut it! Water clearly visible Treat caffeine similarly - have other options
  33. EVENT PAGE WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE WHEN TO SHOW UP FULL

    SCHEDULE HOW TO PREPARE
  34. NAME BADGES

  35. Re-energizing stagnant events

  36. one day conferences parties user groups enormous conference contributor events

  37. Finding speakers

  38. Finding speakers

  39. Finding speakers

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  45. Repeat Improve Scale

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  47. planning on-site problem solving

  48. Document everything Document Everything

  49. Plan with the ability to hand it off Create permanent

    resources Record on-site details
  50. FEEDBACK

  51. one day conferences parties user groups enormous conference contributor events

  52. Set expectations - and make them clear to attendees Build

    your event with clear purpose that you can improve on Document everything so you can repeat, improve, and scale
  53. kara@puppetlabs.com @feynudibranch

  54. heyyy!! Many wonderful people made this talk possible! A few

    specific ones - thank you! Puppet Labs - for sending me here Dawn Foster - for encouraging me to speak Briana de Jong - for all you’ve taught me about events Carina Zone - for support at events as I’ve started speaking Connie Berardi - for helpful insights on events wch I incorporated Mike Stahnke - for showing me that handwritten slides are totally ok People at the Community Leadership Summit - for helpful insights I used Meg Hartley, Sherri Dover, John Smith, and Aria Joughin - For invaluable feedback on an early version of this talk <3