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Ruby Groups: Act Locally - Think Globally

There are thousands of local Ruby groups worldwide. Sadly, many suffer along, become stagnant, some even die off. How can you make your local Ruby Group better and in so doing, improve the global Ruby Community?

This talk focuses on the human side of getting a group together and making it successful so the members, as a group can contribute to the larger community. It is a universally useful guide to improving all parts of the ruby community, starting on a local level.

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  • The proposal author responded 8 months ago

    Nikos and Murray - The talk itself has a lot of participation (hence not needing the panel) where I rely on people from larger groups. The idea is getting groups to contribute and I like to think everyone has a stake in doing that.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

  • D87dddeb300217e6c6574f5ffae220be?d=retro Nikos Dimitrakopoulos suggested 8 months ago

    Maybe I push it too hard, but would it make sense to organise something like a 'panel' for this topic if there's sufficient interest from the community? I would personally be pretty much interested.

  • B68ce3695bb8dc29b9f9cb0dc0b721a5?d=retro Murray Steele suggested 8 months ago

    I organise one of the larger and more established groups, would there be anything for me in this talk?

    I'm not suggesting that you tailor this to people already running large groups as I really do think that people just starting a group, or already organising a smaller group should take away the most from this talk, but I wonder what advice you might have for those of us involved in (or just attending) a more established group. As I have a large pool of attendees it's not usually that hard to arrange for a couple of talks each month, but I struggle to come up with more interesting or alternative meeting ideas.

    Finally, could you expand on what you mean by:

    making it successful so the members, as a group can contribute to the larger community

    Do you plan on covering stuff in the talk that would be useful for attendees as well as organisers? Or is this some ideas for organisers to implement in their group to help them make it more active. I'd be interested either way, but if there are ideas that everyone (attendees and organisers alike) can use - I think you'd be pitching a much more useful talk - there are certainly less organisers than there are attendees.