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  • Student Tech Clubs
    How to create your Student Tech Club
  • Agenda
    • What is aStudent Tech Club?
    • How to start Student Tech Club
    • Get Registered
    • Get Prepared
    • Get Efficient
    • Recommendation: Meeting Criteria (1)
    • Recommendation: Meeting Criteria (2)
    • Recommendation: Meeting Criteria (3)
    • Engage Participants
    • Engage Presenters
    • Tips and Tricks
  • What is a Student Tech Club?
    • Group of like-minded persons
    • Geographically close (same campus, same university, same city)
    • Passion/interest for new technologies
    • Readiness for knowledge sharing
    • Expanding of social sphere
    • Good place for communication and getting new knowledge
  • How-to start a Student Tech Club
    • Get support from your school if you can
    • Create a core team – people who are ready to present and to help with organizing meetings
    • Make meetings periodical. This helps you to:
    • Create a strategy for your STC development
    • Discuss topics for presentations
    • Solve other strategic and organizational questions
  • Get Registered
    Start today:
    • Find a couple of friends that share your same passion
    • Go to www.studenttechclubs.com and log in
    • Create your Student Tech Club
    • Invite your friends to join as well
  • Get Prepared
    • It’s about technology so start with a technology presentation
    • Prepare presentation about interesting topic for you
    • Find a facility with projector
    • You can ask your academic advisor, professor or department
    • Invite your course mates
    • Make a presentation and ask you audience for any feedback using the Surveys in the platform
    More details on other slides
  • Be Efficient
    Use your site efficiently
    • Ask all participants to register at the site
    • Register every meeting
    • Register every presentation
    • Start a mail newsletter to all participants through site infrastructure
  • Recommendation: Meeting Criteria (1)
    Choose the day for your meetings and try not to change it later
    • Find out meeting days for other groups in your school
    • Find out the learning schedule at your department. They might have a free room.
    • Don’t do it on Sunday
    Regularity of meetings:
    • It’s better to have 1-2 meetings per month
  • Recommendation: Meeting Criteria (2)
    The meeting location should have the following:
    • Projector
    • Screen
    • Chairs
    • Internet (optional)
    The size of room should be relevant for the audience.
    Make sure that all participants can attend your meeting.
  • Recommendation: Meeting Criteria (3)
    • We had great experiences on evenings, between 6:00 PM and 9:00PM. At this time most of students don’t have lectures
    • Start with short presentations and then make them longer.
    • Start with 1 hour + 15 min for Q&A
  • Engage Participants
    • Subject forums– Post messages about new meetings
    • Blog posts– Post messages and more content in your blogs.
    • Subject sites – ask specific sites to post information about meetings
    • Viral marketing– tell your fellows about the meeting and ask them to tell their fellows
  • Engage Presenters
    • Create a coreof presentersfrom STC leaders and MSPs at your University or search for a speaker in the SPEAKER list on the STC portal.
    • At every meeting offer members to make presentations.
    • Microsoft speakers – engage Microsoft representatives to make presentations.
    • MSP – engage MSPs from other Universities at your city
    • MVPs - ask Microsoft representatives to bring MVPs to your presentations.
  • Tips and Tricks
    • Talk about the latest technologies
    • Create discussion and study groups
    • Easier to learn together
    • Give back to your community
    • Work together in a community project (web app for a high school, local library, hospital, etc)
    • Go to your high school to teach basic programming