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Understanding the
lifecycle of a community
Thanks first
¡Hola! Soy David
¡Hola! Soy David
Understanding the
lifecycle of a community
from the bottom
Instead of setting my expectations
for what it could be
Build the environment
I wanted to part of
“We have a Strategic Plan,
it is called doing things”
Herb David Kelleher
LXJS
A 2-day not-for-profit
by-the-community and
for-the-community
international conference
about the
new worlds of JavaScript.
previous to 2012
• no strong dev community
• little or no hacker space activity
• few tech/entrepreneurial gathering
previous to 2012
• no strong dev community
• little or no hacker space activity
• few tech/entrepreneurial gathering
but t...
starting point
it started as a meetup of 50
ended up being a conference of 270
• Safe environment
• Open to newcomers
• Bet strong on people
• Give voice to ideas and not interests
• Safe environment
• Open to newcomers
• Bet strong on people
• Give voice to ideas and not interests
Magic happens!
time
LXJS
LXJS
LXJS
*visual representation of
our perception, not actual data
• http://www.meetup.com/
require-lx
• http://www.meetup.com/
DockerLisbon
• http://www.meetup.com/
Meteor-Lisbon
• http://...
starting point
create real connections
invite people to take part
reduce the barrier of entrance
mentor
be a mentee
maximi...
starting point
create real connections
invite people to take part
reduce the barrier of entrance
what now?
mentor
be a men...
Scale it?
“For all the LXJS organizers the most
important measure of success is the
amount of long term friendships and
partnerships...
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C
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D
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B D
E
We need better legacy support
We need better documentation
THANK YOU
Understanding The Community Lifecycle
Understanding The Community Lifecycle
Understanding The Community Lifecycle
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Understanding The Community Lifecycle
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Understanding The Community Lifecycle

  1. 1. Understanding the lifecycle of a community
  2. 2. Thanks first
  3. 3. ¡Hola! Soy David
  4. 4. ¡Hola! Soy David
  5. 5. Understanding the lifecycle of a community
  6. 6. from the bottom
  7. 7. Instead of setting my expectations for what it could be
  8. 8. Build the environment I wanted to part of
  9. 9. “We have a Strategic Plan, it is called doing things” Herb David Kelleher
  10. 10. LXJS
  11. 11. A 2-day not-for-profit by-the-community and for-the-community international conference about the new worlds of JavaScript.
  12. 12. previous to 2012 • no strong dev community • little or no hacker space activity • few tech/entrepreneurial gathering
  13. 13. previous to 2012 • no strong dev community • little or no hacker space activity • few tech/entrepreneurial gathering but there was people that wanted to change that!
  14. 14. starting point
  15. 15. it started as a meetup of 50 ended up being a conference of 270
  16. 16. • Safe environment • Open to newcomers • Bet strong on people • Give voice to ideas and not interests
  17. 17. • Safe environment • Open to newcomers • Bet strong on people • Give voice to ideas and not interests Magic happens!
  18. 18. time LXJS LXJS LXJS *visual representation of our perception, not actual data
  19. 19. • http://www.meetup.com/ require-lx • http://www.meetup.com/ DockerLisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ Meteor-Lisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-Mulheres-TIC- Meetup • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-GeoMeetup • http://phplx.net • http://www.geekettes.io/ cities/portugal • http:// portugalgirlgeekdinners. com • http://www.coderdojo- lx.pt • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisboa-WebRTC- TADHack-Meetup • http://www.meetup.com/ Lean-Startup-Lisbon- Portugal • http://www.meetup.com/ BREAKlx • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-Bitcoin • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-MongoDB-User- Group • http://www.meetup.com/ ruby-lx • http://www.meetup.com/ Internet-Freedom-Lisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ Fun-Lx • http://www.meetup.com/ Python-Users-Lisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ Merge-Lisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ TechMeetupsLX • http://www.meetup.com/ Android-LX • http://www.meetup.com/ whatsyourstack-Lisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-Rust-Meetup • http://www.meetup.com/ Lean-UX-Lisboa • http://www.meetup.com/ IoT-Lisboa • http://www.meetup.com/ LisbonConversionStack • http://www.meetup.com/ GeeksIn-Lisbon • http://www.meetup.com/ WordPress-Lisboa • http://www.meetup.com/ AngularJS-Portugal • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-Ux-Cocktail-Hour • http://www.meetup.com/ lisbon-elixir • http://www.meetup.com/ Lisbon-Cassandra-Users • http://www.meetup.com/ JSLisbon • http:// lisbon.startuppirates.org • http://www.lisbon- challenge.com • http://www.lis- summit.com • http:// startupscholarship.org • http:// www.betventures.org/ bet-24-horas • https://trojan- unicorn.com • http://bigsmartcities.com • http:// innovation.awards.pt • http:// www.goyouthconf.com • https://www.ux-lx.com
  20. 20. starting point create real connections invite people to take part reduce the barrier of entrance mentor be a mentee maximize positive interactions focus on people find a shared passion don’t sell out be open
  21. 21. starting point create real connections invite people to take part reduce the barrier of entrance what now? mentor be a mentee maximize positive interactions focus on people find a shared passion don’t sell out be open
  22. 22. Scale it?
  23. 23. “For all the LXJS organizers the most important measure of success is the amount of long term friendships and partnerships that are created during those two days in Lisbon.” Nuno Job
  24. 24. B
  25. 25. BA
  26. 26. BA C
  27. 27. BA C
  28. 28. BA C D
  29. 29. BA C D
  30. 30. BA C D
  31. 31. BA
  32. 32. C B D E
  33. 33. We need better legacy support
  34. 34. We need better documentation
  35. 35. THANK YOU

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