Join us on Saturday, May 2 for a special Northeast community/user group leader summit.
Together we can help each other by sharing our experiences of running a user group.
We will be focusing on the mechanics of running a group, not the technical content, so pretty much anything goes.
Proposed topics include:
- Building community
- Finding relevant meeting topics in today's economy
- Attracting and keeping members
- Using social media and other tools to get the word out
- Working with vendors
- Collaborating on group events
We'll have a few set sessions to help get things started but then the rest will be decided by you and your peers in typical Unconference-fashion. You can list your sessions on our wiki here:
We've also invited a few community experts too; stay tuned for the confirmed list.
We've also invited other industry notables, including Google, Red Hat, Sourceforge, Wiley, Wrox, Safari Books Online, Addison-Wesely, Pragmatic Programmers, Microsoft Press, No Starch, and APress.
Space is limited, and unfortunately we can only invite 2 members from each user-group.
O'Reilly Media and Microsoft are hosting the event at Microsoft's newest campus, the New England Research & Development office (NERD) right in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. This fantastic space is right on the Red Line of the MBTA, and there is ample on street free parking available.
This is a free (as in beer) event, and we'll provde some snacks and beverages throughout the day.
The event will run from 11AM-5PM; Reception following; doors open at 10:30.
We're looking forward to a great community event!
This event is for technology-based user and community groups in the Northeast.
When & Where
O'Reilly Media and Microsoft
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