Every few weeks, we meet online to discuss various community management topics and you will be welcome to join us for any of the upcoming events. You'll learn tips, tricks and approaches that will hopefully help you in building your community from Googlers and other experienced community managers. The materials below from previous hangouts can be shared with your fellow organizers, but please do not publish them online or on social media.



      NEXT SESSION:
    COMMUNITY HOWTO: Motivate members and organizers
    JUNE 30


On the last how-to we discussed how to grow your organizer community incl. organizers & members motivation to participate 
and lead. Now we’ll focus specifically topic of motivation in the community: what are the best sources of energy for community 
leaders and members? How can you use these sources to boost your motivation and to increase the engagement by other people 
in your community? What are the external motivators and why they shouldn’t be relied on so much as the internal ones? Which 
are they? And any other questions.



WHEN
THURSDAY, JUNE 30,

Option1: 10am GMT (12pm Prague, 6pm Singapore)

Option 2: 4pm GMT (6pm Prague, 9am San Francisco)


FORMAT

Facilitated 60-minute discussion using Hangouts on Air. The meeting will be recorded. Also, feel free to ask questions and discuss 

on the event page before the event!
ACTION NEEDED - HOW TO CONNECT:

Hangout URLs (will work with your G+ account):

Time Option 1: https://goo.gl/exKPSO

Time Option 2: https://goo.gl/mT1Orx


SPECIAL GUEST 
Yana Poteeva
Dev.by, Belarus


A long-time organizer of GDG and several other
developer communities. She’s worked with many
types of community members and leads and will
share her experience about the different motivators
and ways to make them happen.


Anytime prior to the event (like, now for example ;)), open the event page in the option you like and click on your answer in the “Are you going to watch” 
field. This will put the Hangout to your calendar so that you don’t forget about it. On the day of the event, open the URL and click the “>” play button 
at the video preview. This will work even if you haven’t signed up for the event prior to the start. First 10 people get to the live Hangout, the others 
will be able to watch it and interact through the Q&A function. Also, every so often the slots rotate so you may be able to join later on anyway.






PAST EVENT, JUNE 1-2 2016
GROWING YOUR COMMUNITY
BY GROWING ORGANIZER GROUP

How to build your community by growing your
organizer group. Most of the successful meetup
groups and other communities are not organized
or lead by one person. We work in teams and groups,
usually all volunteers in a very flat, non-hierarchical
structure. 
We'll discuss how to attract fellow organizers,
how to 
satisfy their motivation, what kind of issues you
can 
prevent from happening in your organizer group
and 
finally, how to inspire creation of "spin off" chapters 
of your communities. We'll heavily build on the
experience of building Google Developer Groups
by Daniel Franc (Google Developer Relations, ex-GDG)
and Google Educator Groups by our special guest
Nina Jakesova.




SPECIAL GUEST 
Nina Jakesova
Google Czech Republic. GEG


Google Educator Groups - an independent community
of teachers interested in Google technology - were
fading to gray in the Czech Republic in 2015 with only
4 chapters and declining activity. Nina stepped in and collaborated with existing volunteer organizers and
potential new ones and eventually helped to grow the community in the past 9 months to current 11 chapters
and growing activity. She didn't use any Google magic
or too much of time or energy - she just did a few things
that all of us can do to revitalize and grow our fellow
organizer groups.

See video  ❯
See presentation  ❯





SPECIAL GUEST 
Ana Karen Ramírez
founder of Epic Queen   |   Twitter


One of the world's most active and successful
women-focused tech communities, active in Mexico and 
other Latin American countries. She' shared what works 
for them and ideas that we can bring even to 
communities not necessarily focusing on women.

See presentation  ❯





PAST EVENT, AUGUST 2016

ENGAGING WOMEN.
WITH COMMUNITIES

Community meetups often don't see too high number 
of women in the audience (or on the stage or among 
the organizer group). At the same time, women are 
active as developers (15-20% of developers are 
women) and are interested in community life. How to 
increase this representation? What could attract 
more women and girls?





COMPANIES AS SPONSORS

What can private companies help us on events with, 
how.to approach them and what we can offer in return.
No slides were used. Session was based on the 
presentation.

See presentation  ❯






WORKING WITH UNIVERSITIES

How to work with universities and colleges to help 
your communities grow - not just by solving 
the problem of "Where do I run my meetup?", but also 
by promotion, helping you with speakers, getting more 
attendees and community members, etc.

Download slides  ❯



ENGAGING COMMUNITIES


Discussion of all the 5 key components for a successful community. The slides were constructed by 
participants of several face to face community workshops (Germany, UK, Brasil) and on the online hangouts. 
Also, you can find a case study of how these principles would be applied to building one community 
from scratch.



A top-level view on 5 required components for any community to be launched and grow sustainably. The first 
one is covered more in depth. The coverage of the other 4 comes up on the subsequent call.







INNOVATIVE EVENTS

Slides co-created together.on the call

1. How to involve audience?
2. How to make Q&A sessions work?
3. Events beyond presentation
4. General event prep overview
5. Unusual event parameters

Download slides  ❯





WORKING WITH SPONSORS

Slides with general overview of:

1. What we can offer?
2. What partners we typically.can work with?
3. What can they offer to us?
4. How to talk with large sponsors?
5. General tips

Download slides  ❯




FINDING SPEAKERS

Slides from the online calls on the topic
of working with speakers on events and answered
these questions:

1. Where to get speakers?
2. How to get impossible speakers?
3. How to motivate them to come?
4. How not to rely on speakers?

Download slides  ❯









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