Creating International Communities in Japan

Creating International Communities in Japan

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Paul McMahon

October 20, 2012
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  1. Creating International Communities in Japan Paul McMahon Organizer of Tokyo

    Rubyist Meetup @pwim
  2. Ruby is a programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto

  3. 7 of 8 Top Ruby Contributors in Japan Nobuyoshi Nakada

    Japan Yui Naruse Japan Usaku Nakamura Japan Akira Tanaka Japan Koichi Sasada Japan Eric Hodel USA Motohiro Kosaki Japan Shugo Maeda Japan http://twitpic.com/b5acae
  4. José Valim Poland Jeremy Kemper USA Aaron Patterson USA David

    Heinemeier Hansson USA Xavier Noria Spain Santiago Pastorino Uruguay Josh Peek USA Josh Leighton UK Top 8 Rails Contributors in 5 Countries http://contributors.rubyonrails.org/
  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakescruggs/4933414302/ RubyKaigi2010

  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimgris/3012825748/ Tokyo has lots of international devs

  7. Japanese 47% English 53% Tokyo Rubyist Meetup

  8. Lessons Learned From Organizing an International Event

  9. http://www.doorkeeper.jp/ 1. Use Doorkeeper

  10. 2. Involve Existing Japanese & International Communities Japanese 49% English

    51% First Event
  11. Japanese 50% English 50% Japanese + International Speaker 3. Invite

    Japanese + International Speaker Japanese 53% English 47% Japanese Speaker Only Japanese 42% English 58% International Speaker Only
  12. 4. The location of event greatly influences who participates

  13. Japanese 35% English 65% Party in Yoyogi Park

  14. Japanese 55% English 45% Party at an office

  15. 5. Beer from the beginning

  16. Your Turn • Involve existing communities • International + Japanese

    Speaker • At a conventional location • Beer
  17. International Tokyo Dev Communities • http://startupweekend.jp/ • http://www.mobilemonday.jp/ • http://ninjava.doorkeeper.jp/

    • http://www.tokyorails.org/ • http://tlug.jp/ • http://hntokyo.doorkeeper.jp/ • http://www.meetup.com/TokyoiOSMeetup/
  18. Please get in touch! paul@mobalean.com @pwim