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Starting and Running a Successful User Group

Course Summary

User groups have been around for decades. Making sure that attendees and speakers feel at home at the group isn't always an easy task. In this course, we look at all the aspects evolving around a user group. If you want to start your own group or already

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    Course Syllabus

    ● The Startup Phase
        ◦ Module introduction
        ◦ What is a User Group?
        ◦ What is a Good User Group?
        ◦ Typical Questions From a Future User Group Lead
        ◦ Thinking About the Technology and Name for Your User Group
        ◦ Demo: Finding a Name for Your User Group
        ◦ Thinking About Visuals and Your Website
        ◦ Demo: Using Meetup.Com
        ◦ The Board of Your User Group
        ◦ Financial Aspects
        ◦ A Quick Look at My User Group
        ◦ Summary
    ● Events and Speakers
        ◦ Module introduction
        ◦ Events for a User Group
        ◦ Finding Speakers
        ◦ Finding Locations
        ◦ Organizing Events: Before the Event
        ◦ Organizing Events: At the Event
        ◦ Organizing Events: After the Event
        ◦ Summary
    ● Building a Community
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ Creating a Community
        ◦ Creating a Site for Your User Group
        ◦ Registrations
        ◦ Demo: Using Eventbrite for Your Registrations
        ◦ Creating Mailings
        ◦ Demo: Creating Mailings Using MailChimp
        ◦ Embracing Social Media
        ◦ Demo: Using SlideShare
        ◦ Surveys and Feedback
        ◦ Demo: Using
        ◦ Apps for Your User Group
        ◦ Summary
    ● A Step Further: Organizing a Conference
        ◦ Module Introduction
        ◦ Going Bigger: A Conference
        ◦ The Planning Phase
        ◦ Speakers, Venue, and Pricing
        ◦ The Actual Conference
        ◦ After the Conference
        ◦ Summary and Course Closing


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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Operating Systems Community

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