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How to Increase Community             Online      Nathan O’Hanlon - @nathanlon                      3rd Thursday monthlyMC...
Digital Jobs in London                         Form cover everything                         in digital, on a  Form Recrui...
Webfusion provide solid,                                              robust, reliable hosting                            ...
Be a founder of our new                           product development                           team in London!           ...
Community at London Web• Inspired by Richard Millington’s “Buzzing  Communities” book• What is the best community you have...
Interactions• Recent Mailing List Closures - Symfony• GitHub, Stack Overflow, Quora – is this the  replacement?• What make...
Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn                profiles• Many links are available from Meetup.com for  each member• Should w...
Applications to Connect Us 1• What applications can be written to help our  meetup members connect?• Dashboard of contacts...
Applications to Connect Us 2• Location aware Lunch Checkins on Foursquare  - http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/lunch• Website...
Applications to Connect Us• Grouping members based on interests• Other meetups we are attending – Lanyrd feed,  Plancast,•...
Applications to Connect Us 3•   Transport Shares•   Group buying at Conferences•   Discount to group members on events•   ...
The Meetups• The social time seems like it’s working• Content seems to draw people there• Need to be smarter about meeting...
Crowd Funding• How do we fund the features we need?• What about sponsors?• Will people pay to use these tools?• Do we just...
Collaborating on web projects• What is the best platform for this?  – Github?• Do you need to meet to collaborate?  – Skyp...
These Virtual Meetings• Monthly• Finding speakers• Preparing ideas for:  – Collaboration  – App Development  – Community p...
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  • Location aware Lunch Checkins on Foursquare - http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/lunchWebsites we like – Delicious feedBlog RollTwitter list, LinkedIn Group, Facebook GroupCommenting against videos on VimeoGroupme chat – maybe localisedHighlight and Sonar registrationGrouping members based on interestsOther meetups we are attending – Lanyrd feed, Plancast, Skills Directory – http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/skillsWeb Quality bodiesCertifications directoryLocalised group meetups connected with HangoutsTransport SharesGroup buying at ConferencesDiscount to group members on events
  • Location aware Lunch Checkins on Foursquare - http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/lunchWebsites we like – Delicious feedBlog RollTwitter list, LinkedIn Group, Facebook GroupCommenting against videos on VimeoGroupme chat – maybe localisedHighlight and Sonar registrationGrouping members based on interestsOther meetups we are attending – Lanyrd feed, Plancast, Skills Directory – http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/skillsWeb Quality bodiesCertifications directoryLocalised group meetups connected with HangoutsTransport SharesGroup buying at ConferencesDiscount to group members on events
  • Location aware Lunch Checkins on Foursquare - http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/lunchWebsites we like – Delicious feedBlog RollTwitter list, LinkedIn Group, Facebook GroupCommenting against videos on VimeoGroupme chat – maybe localisedHighlight and Sonar registrationGrouping members based on interestsOther meetups we are attending – Lanyrd feed, Plancast, Skills Directory – http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/skillsWeb Quality bodiesCertifications directoryLocalised group meetups connected with HangoutsTransport SharesGroup buying at ConferencesDiscount to group members on events
  • Location aware Lunch Checkins on Foursquare - http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/lunchWebsites we like – Delicious feedBlog RollTwitter list, LinkedIn Group, Facebook GroupCommenting against videos on VimeoGroupme chat – maybe localisedHighlight and Sonar registrationGrouping members based on interestsOther meetups we are attending – Lanyrd feed, Plancast, Skills Directory – http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/skillsWeb Quality bodiesCertifications directoryLocalised group meetups connected with HangoutsTransport SharesGroup buying at ConferencesDiscount to group members on events
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    1. 1. How to Increase Community Online Nathan O’Hanlon - @nathanlon 3rd Thursday monthlyMC: Nathan O’Hanlon Twitter: #londonwebwww.londonweb.org
    2. 2. Digital Jobs in London Form cover everything in digital, on a Form Recruitment - Digital Jobs in and permanent London freelance basis.We cover everything in digital, on a permanent Speak to Ben ! and freelance basis. www.formrecruitment.comSpeak to Benwww.formrecruitment.com
    3. 3. Webfusion provide solid, robust, reliable hosting solutions • 24/7/365 technical support • a free backup solution • optional dedicated Firewall • UK based data centrewww.webfusion.co.uk/dedicated-serversWebfusion gets your ideas online providing solid, robust, reliable hosting solutions
    4. 4. Be a founder of our new product development team in London! Seeking: • Software Engineers • Product Managers • UX Designers • QA Engineersbazaarvoice.com / londondev 10 billion page views / month and growing fast
    5. 5. Community at London Web• Inspired by Richard Millington’s “Buzzing Communities” book• What is the best community you have in London?• Is your best community offline, online or both?
    6. 6. Interactions• Recent Mailing List Closures - Symfony• GitHub, Stack Overflow, Quora – is this the replacement?• What makes people come back – emails?• Is online: – Better – More convenient – Less interactive
    7. 7. Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn profiles• Many links are available from Meetup.com for each member• Should we associate these with a QR code on the night?• How do we avoid that overwhelming feeling?
    8. 8. Applications to Connect Us 1• What applications can be written to help our meetup members connect?• Dashboard of contacts from the month?• Lunch MeetupOrganising – Location based• Hash Tag Polls?• Sharing Content? How?
    9. 9. Applications to Connect Us 2• Location aware Lunch Checkins on Foursquare - http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/lunch• Websites we like – Delicious feed, pinterest• Blog Roll• Twitter list, LinkedIn Group, Facebook Group• Commenting against videos on Vimeo• Groupme chat – maybe localised• Highlight and Sonar registration
    10. 10. Applications to Connect Us• Grouping members based on interests• Other meetups we are attending – Lanyrd feed, Plancast,• Skills Directory – http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/skills• Web Quality bodies• Certifications directory• Localised group meetups connected with Hangouts
    11. 11. Applications to Connect Us 3• Transport Shares• Group buying at Conferences• Discount to group members on events• What else??
    12. 12. The Meetups• The social time seems like it’s working• Content seems to draw people there• Need to be smarter about meeting the right people on the night• Divide the group up into areas of: – Marketing – Design – Development• Will there be people coming to meet friends that they first met at the meetup?
    13. 13. Crowd Funding• How do we fund the features we need?• What about sponsors?• Will people pay to use these tools?• Do we just get volunteers: – With a set amount of time to deliver? – With appropriate skill sets? – Enough time to work on the idea
    14. 14. Collaborating on web projects• What is the best platform for this? – Github?• Do you need to meet to collaborate? – Skype – Facetime – Hangouts• Skills: http://www.londonwebmeetup.org/skills
    15. 15. These Virtual Meetings• Monthly• Finding speakers• Preparing ideas for: – Collaboration – App Development – Community projects – Meetup venues – Member profiling
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