Organizing user groups, a panel discussion

Accepted Session
Long Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:45am in Morrison


User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.


User groups are a vital part of the open source way. Their regular meetings create local communities of practitioners that meet together to learn, share and have fun.

A group of experienced user group organizers will answer your questions and offer practical advice on starting a group, encouraging participation, branching out into activities like hackfests, and handling problems as they crop up.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get practical knowledge from a variety of user group leaders’ perspectives, and leave the session empowered to start their own user group or reinvigorate an existing one.


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