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Hyperledger Events/Meetups: Things to Consider

The Hyperledger community is growing quickly, including our meetups across the globe. This page serves as a guide for those who are interested in starting a meetup. We’ll work to build this out with the community over time. We strongly encourage and support the community in starting their own Hyperledger branded meetups, but there are a few things that should be considered:

Meetup Organizer(s):

  • Make sure to diversify the vendors/speakers/organizers available
  • Designate 2-3 “admins” or “champions”
  • Be sure to have local/regional owners on the ground and involved in the Community

Content/Development:

  • Specify the level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
  • Have a focus: Is this for developers, end users, those looking to get started with Hyperledger or some combination?
  • Pick interesting topics: Depending on the answers to the questions above, it could make sense to kick off your first user group meetup around a specific topic of interest, or some challenge that you are currently working on. This will help focus the group – and also generate interest for those in the area to join your group.

Logistics:

  • Choose a platform: we recommend using www.meetup.com as a good central hub for user groups and naming it Hyperledger [City].
  • The Hyperledger team can set up an account for you, free of charge, and get it added to our master platform http://www.meetup.com/pro/Hyperledger/
  • Select a venue: While meetups occasionally take place virtually, we strongly encourage in-person meetups. Often, people are able to host these on premise at their own companies. If not, you can look to local universities, small technical colleges, or college extensions as viable options for meeting space.

Branding/Assets:

  • Please use the approved Hyperledger logo and description:

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Communications:

  • Create a new group listing: Please let the Hyperledger team (meetup@hyperledger.org) know once you have more details, we can get you listed on the official Hyperledger meetup section of the site. Also, as we talk with the community, and promote socially, we will be able to direct them to your regional user group.
  • Promote on social media: You can promote scheduled meetups through social media and using #Hyperledger hashtag or @Hyperledger.

Please DO NOT:

  • Create meetups without the intention of leading the group. While we love to see interest in spreading Hyperledger around the world, the most successful meetup groups have consistent, local leadership and representation.
  • Use the meetup platform to promote unrelated webinars or events to the meetup community.

Funding:

  • $12.50 per person, up to $250 max for your 1st meetup. You can make requests for future funding, but it is not guaranteed. Please email meetup@hyperledger.org.

FAQ:

1. Am I the right host?

Ordered List ItemYou will know then that we are looking for responsible hosts that will be organizing the meet ups on regular basis and will not use it as a platform to promote a single company. If you feel like you want to build a Hyperledger community, get to know more people and are comfortable sharing the organization of the event with others, then the answer is yes. If you like networking, organizing venues, finding sponsorship for events, then the answer is yes.

2. What is the right content of a Hyperledger meet up?

We strive to create an environment where people who are interested in Hyperledger, developers, beginners and advanced users alike can gather and talk about the technologies we create, learn what is new in the space. We do not want to limit the meet ups only to Hyperledger theme, however, we do feel that topics should be tied to what we do in our ecosystem - be it open source, our frameworks or use cases that our members work on.

   
3. Where do I find the content for the meet ups?

We encourage using the resources we provide and speakers beauro, consisting of the most excellent representatives of our members, as an inspiration for the contents for meet ups. If you know the right people - invite them. If you are looking for people to invite - ask, we will help you!

4. Should Hyperledger meetup be technical or networking events?

We do not limit the scope. Choose the topic for your audience, thats the key. Definitely more code contribution and documentation and demos are welcome, but if you feel like your community needs more education and will benefit from networking: go for it!

5. How often should I organize meet ups?

Every 2-3 months works best.

6. Do I need to report back?

There is no requirement, though we will ask you to schedule a call with us every 6 months to discuss how is it going and see if you need additional support. Moreover, if you would like us to help you at any given point in time - let us know, we are here to help!

7. Whats the right language for the meet ups? 

There is no language requirement for the meet up. If you think that it will make more sense to make it in your native language, go with it. We have a huge base of members that will be excited to do remote talks at your meet ups if you run out of ideas. But these will need to happen in English of course.

Finally, send us pictures or recaps on how your event went - we love hearing from our community! Is there something missing from this document that we should consider adding to help with creating meetups? Do you have best practices to share? Let us know by getting in touch: info@hyperledger.org

community/meetups.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/17 18:13 by Marta Piekarska