How To Start Your Student Tech Club


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How To Start Your Student Tech Club

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