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Friday, August 23 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
A Community that Meets Together, Flourishes Together - Michael Jang, ForgeRock*

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Communities help you leverage and sustain Open Source Software. But how can you grow a sustainable community?

While online communities are great, there is no substitute for human face-to-face interaction. Many communities provide that connection through meetups.

In this talk, Mike will share lessons learned as the Write the Docs community has grown from 0 to 44 meetups, with diverse solutions.

Mike will describe how he encourages meetups to find their own way within the Write the Docs community.

At the end of this talk, you’ll be able to:

* Create your own sustainable meetup.
* Document best practices for your meetup community.
* Keep the community focused on a common mission while helping meet local needs.
* Set up a framework where meetup leaders can help each other. We use tools like Slack, video chats, and dedicated meetings at conferences.
Link to slides: https://slides.com/mike-1/global-meetups/   

(Note: As my slides are a work in progress, what I've uploaded in zip format may be obsolete. If you unzip the attachment, open the index.html file in your browser.)

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Mike Jang

Lead Technical Writer, Forescout
Mike Jang is a Lead Technical Writer for Forescout.To figure out what to write, Mike spends much of his time analyzing and testing new software. He also led the Write the Docs meetup team. Write the Docs is a global community of people who care about software documentation. With 45... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm PDT
Aqua Salon F