Note: we will be streaming live video thanks to BrightTALK's sponsorship. To get the link and watch later, you must join the meetup group at: http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Community-Managers/. We want to keep everyone updated in one central location.
Jeff Atwood, founder of Discourse and co-founder of Stack Overflow, will talk to #SFCMGR about building an indispensible online community through online conversations.
Come learn why Jeff believes "communities are still the holy grail."
Please RSVP through here or join the meetup group and RSVP. Tickets are limited, and preference goes to group members first!
6:30 PM: mingle, network, snacks
7:00-8:00PM: Jeff's presentation followed by Q&A
8:00-9:00: mingle, network, clean up
Jeff, also known as @codinghorror, knows a thing or fifteen about building a community that betters people's lives, helps them connect deeply, and grows like mad. Stack Overflow, an indispensable resource and unparalleled community of developers and hackers, is one of the most successful online communities built in the last 10 years. Founded in 2008, it has now grown into an entire network of Q&A sites called Stack Exchange.
Jeff now builds forum software for communities called Discourse. If you're considering forum software for your community, this is the man to talk to. Discourse is beautiful and user-friendly, measures engagement effectively, and encourages deep conversation. We happen to like Discourse a lot.
He also has a blog that you should read, even if you don't (yet) know how to code: codinghorror.com/blog.
Curious to learn how forums, Q&A, and facilitating deep conversations can grow you community? Join us and learn from the best.
Again, tickets are limited, so please RSVP now and join the meetup group. Preference will go to members.