News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Engine Yard:
Improving Your Local Tech Group
October 04, 2013 @ 11:28:47

On the Engine Yard blog today PJ Hagerty has a new post sharing some of his suggestions to help improve your local tech-related group and promote growth.

There are hundreds of User Groups across North America and around the world. These groups are primarily socially based or hacker groups who gather regularly to work on group or individual "toy" projects. Most groups will remain small and insular. It's easy to stick with what is familiar and keep recycling the same format every month. Unfortunately, this leads to stagnation and apathy by group members. People will eventually stop showing up and the group will either suffer along or just cease to exist.

He suggests things that are easier when there's more than one person involved in making it a success - things like "diversify responsibilities" and having a "coordinator for outside the group activities", but they're helpful tips. He also points out a few other things to remember - that communication with the group is key, "thinking globally" to get your group involved outside the local scope and getting sponsors involved.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
suggestion improve technology group communication

Link: https://blog.engineyard.com/2013/improving-your-local-tech-group

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Richard Thomas' Blog: Improving PHP Sessions

Reddit.com: What are the must see talks/tutorials about php?

Tobias Schlitt's Blog: PHPUGDO plans "PHP introduction workshop"

Felix Geisendörfer's Blog: Welcome to the Dark Side of Plugins in CakePHP

Keith Casey's Blog: My Book Recommendations


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


api community language tips library symfony podcast series framework opinion release list bugfix install voicesoftheelephpant package introduction interview laravel deployment

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework