How to: Host a Community Event

Rikki Endsley

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Sep 02, 2010 GMT
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PHP Women's LornaJane Mitchell is writing a series of blog posts about hosting events. In part 1, she offers tips for preparing for your event. Part 2, posted today, provides practical advice for handling the day of the event. She says, "Most of all, remember that if your guests have the impression that the event is going smoothly, then it probably is! As an organiser you see all the small behind-the-scenes crises, but if they are invisible to the average attendee, then you're doing really well." Check back on her blog for Part 3 in her event series.

In 2008, we also ran an article by Emma Jane Hogbin about organizing events. In that article, Emma shared her advice for event hosting and included examples from her experience organizing the HICK Tech event.


  • getting started

    Maybe you could start by organizing a small meetup at a coffee shop? I know our local meetups are a great way to meet people and network. Sometimes they are organized in advance, other days it's more spontaneous and people meet over lunch.
  • how to host a community event

    I wish i knew how to host a community event, I really want Linux and FOSS taking off in the North of England and in Pakistan. I know in Pakistan is very behind in adaption of FOSS considering their weak economy and for some reason all technical jobs are going South instead so the North has become stagnant in IT market. (excuses I guess, I know how to make them at least)
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