How having a clear focus helps to attract meetup attendees in a very developed local ecosystem
In 8 years, the community Yuki Anzai and 3 other co-organizers started after attending a developer event not seeing many other women around, has grown to almost 500 members. Yuki also describes how clear positioning your chapter focus, can help attract members in a very developed local ecosystem.
Working with universities to help spin off new developer communities
Omor Ahmed, co-lead organizer from GDG Sonargaon, explains how working with ambassadors at university campuses is helping to attract new members and other synergies, and how having new chapters emerging at universities helps to spin off community activity in other cities as well.
Having a clear vision for community management
GDG Muscat proves that a clear vision and passion for community goes a long way, even in a short time. In a little over a year, the team became known for delivering professionally organized events and creating a network of stakeholders helping them to scale their reach.
Offering free training to transform the local economy
Listen to Bruce Lucas’ story about how he and his team train future developers and work with partner companies to employ them. This business model has enabled Olotu Square to offer free trainings to anyone interested and, thus, is helping to transform the local economy in River State.
Learning and improving with every meetup
Jackie Han and his fellow organizers discuss how to create a meetup content strategy, find great speakers, and share community management knowledge among members. They are operating in a unique environment and have come up with clever ways to localize Google content in order to make it available to Chinese developers.
Empowering others to use their community management skills
Jessica Dene Earley-Cha, a GDG San Francisco organizer, tells an empowering story on how she transitioned from working for a non-profit into the field of engineering. Her previous work experience in leading a mental health facility has helped her figure out how to support GDG community members in overcoming their individual challenges, and how to empower them to use their skills in community management.