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Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices
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Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices

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Slides from my session in Drupalcon Chicago co-presented with Ivo Radulovski, Christefano and Jeffrey A. McGuire.

Slides from my session in Drupalcon Chicago co-presented with Ivo Radulovski, Christefano and Jeffrey A. McGuire.

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  • 1. Building Successful Local Communities: Insights and Best Practices<br />Ivo Radulovski (segments)<br />Austrian and Bulgarian Communities<br />João Ventura (jcnventura)<br />Portuguese Community<br />Christefano (christefano)<br />LA Drupal<br />Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire (horncologne)<br />Germany / Italy<br />
  • 2. What does a strategic plan look like for a local community?<br /><ul><li> The People
  • 3. Objectives
  • 4. Organization / Legal Entity
  • 5. Roles & Responsibilities</li></li></ul><li>The People<br /><ul><li> Individuals
  • 6. Service Providers
  • 7. Clients</li></li></ul><li>Objectives<br /><ul><li> Have fun
  • 8. Meet people that share your Drupal passion
  • 9. Share knowledge (Drupal, but not only)
  • 10. Network
  • 11. Cooperate
  • 12. Have fun (again)</li></li></ul><li> Organization / Legal Entity<br /><ul><li> Why is it important?
  • 13. Handling Money
  • 14. Signing Contracts
  • 15. Local Branding & Marketing
  • 16. Dealing with Contacts
  • 17. Define a Team
  • 18. Having Partnerships & Memberships</li></li></ul><li> Roles & Responsibilities<br /><ul><li> Marketing
  • 19. Event Organization & Logistics
  • 20. Sponsorship Management
  • 21. Website Development
  • 22. Graphic Design
  • 23. Translation Team
  • 24. Social Coordination
  • 25. Drupal Public Training Coordinator
  • 26. Communication</li></li></ul><li>Marketing<br /><ul><li> Universities
  • 27. Press Releases
  • 28. Media Partners</li></li></ul><li>Drupal in Bulgaria in 6 months from zero to…<br /><ul><li> Drupal Meetup
  • 29. 7 Sessions at the Sofia University
  • 30. 3 Expos with Drupal Panels in 3 Cities
  • 31. Drupal 7 Release Party
  • 32. Drupal Camp
  • 33. Coding for a Cause
  • 34. Drupal Party
  • 35. Weekly User Group Meetings</li></li></ul><li>Drupal in Bulgaria metrics (6 months)<br /><ul><li> 25 volunteers at the camp*
  • 36. 80 members in groups.drupal.org
  • 37. +200 posts about Drupalcamp Sofia
  • 38. 250 active members
  • 39. 300 registered on drupalcamp.bg
  • 40. 2000 registered users at drupal.org (+60% growth)
  • 41. 20.000 Unique visitors in 2 months with ~5mins and ~6 pages per visitor on drupalcamp.bg</li></li></ul><li>
  • 42. Déjà vu – Portuguese style<br /><ul><li> The community had to be restarted in September 2009, because it had been abandoned
  • 43. These early members are still around, and some are now active members.
  • 44. A community is a group of people with individual agendas – conflict is a certainty, given enough time.
  • 45. Deal with it early, before it snowballs</li></li></ul><li>Drupal in Portugal in 18 months<br /><ul><li> Monthly meetings
  • 46. 3 Drupal sessions in 3 university / cities
  • 47. Drupal 7 release party
  • 48. 1st Drupalcamp in Lisbon: March 26, 2011</li></li></ul><li>Drupal in Portugal metrics<br /><ul><li> 30 active members
  • 49. 119 attendants registered in Drupalcamp
  • 50. 158 members in groups.drupal.org
  • 51. 3300 registered users at drupal.org</li></li></ul><li>
  • 52. Get out!<br /><ul><li> Meet often, meet regularly
  • 53. Monthly at least
  • 54. Different types of meetups:
  • 55. Meet in a bar (scalability problems)
  • 56. Barcamp
  • 57. ½ day DrupalCamps</li></li></ul><li>Community channels<br /><ul><li> Usual channels:
  • 58. groups.drupal.org
  • 59. #drupal-* IRC channel on freenode
  • 60. Your website
  • 61. Other channels (not recommended):
  • 62. Mailing lists
  • 63. groups.google.com
  • 64. Facebook
  • 65. Twitter</li></li></ul><li>Eat your own dog food<br /><ul><li> Create a website
  • 66. Nice tool to create websites: Drupal</li></li></ul><li>However…<br /><ul><li> You all know how to make GREAT websites
  • 67. You have all this neat stuff that you can use</li></ul>But…<br /><ul><li> KISS
  • 68. Get it done , and then grow it slowly
  • 69. Because it will be created, managed and maintained by volunteers
  • 70. It only needs to tell who you are, what you’ve done and what you’ll do
  • 71. Don’t make existing channels obsolete</li></li></ul><li>Strength in numbers<br /><ul><li> Establish ties with neighboring communities
  • 72. Encourage the creation of new communities
  • 73. Meta-communities
  • 74. In Europe, there’s a continent-level group of communities organizing vertical Camps
  • 75. The Drupal Hispano community gathers all the distinct Spanish-speaking communities</li></li></ul><li>What did you think?<br />Locate this session on the DCC website:<br />http://chicago2011.drupal.org/sessions<br />Click the “Take the Survey” link.<br />Thanks!<br />

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