Managing University based GDGs

Managing University based GDGs

This presentation gives an overview of what to expect in University Communities with GDGs, and how to manage them.

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Moyinoluwa Adeyemi

May 27, 2015
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  1. photo Managing University GDGs GDG Global Summit 2015 - May

    27th, 2015 Moyinoluwa ADEYEMI
  2. • The GDG has a home • High concentration of

    Engineering students • Interconnected community • Access to facilities • Young members Benefits of University based GDGs
  3. Young members :)

  4. Challenges faced by University based GDGs • Average membership span

    ~ 4 years • Disparity in skill/ experience level • School calendar • Clashes with GSA programs • Low female participation*
  5. Average membership span ~ 4 years

  6. What has worked so far... • Catching members young •

    Pairing members up • Being (really) flexible • Collaboration • Getting a diversity lead
  7. Getting a diversity lead

  8. Problems with University authorities? • Introduce yourself • Give back.

    Build something. • Register as a club • Get a Patron
  9. GDG Other tips • It’s okay to start small. •

    Make your members feel involved. • Identify the skill-set of your members • Start the “thematic lead” concept (adopted from GDG Nairobi and GDG Kimathi University)
  10. GDG You are not clear about _________________________________ I missed out

    ____________________________________________ You have a better solution for ___________________________ Your turn!
  11. • Kenneth Kinyanjui - Kenya Country Mentor (GDG Kimathi University)

    No members of GDG OAU were harmed during the creation of this presentation. Credits
  12. Thank you Moyinoluwa ADEYEMI Nigeria LinkedIn - ng.linkedin.com/in/moyheen/ Gmail -

    moyinoluwaa@gmail.com Twitter - @moyheen