As a Talend User Group (TUG) organizer, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers, learn from Talend experts, and share your knowledge with the local Talend community. All of this while having a lot of fun along the way!
In the content below and the links attached, we have gathered user group planning best practices and a number of other helpful resources to help make your user group run smoothly and successfully.
Whether it’s your first time organizing a user group or you have been running one for years, we hope that you discover new ideas in this user group in-a-box guide. And if you have a best practices suggestion that is not included, please share it with us.
Before you ever host the first user group, there are a number of tasks that need to be completed. These tasks start with the below:
Once you have established the location, date, presenter and topic, it is now time to start promoting the event. Promoting the event can take on several forms and may include any, or all, of the following:
Some of the materials and other content you will need may require help from the Talend team. To request help creating a meetup page, ordering giveaways, requesting a Talend presenter, and more, please use the request form found here.
Now that you have planned and promoted your user group, it is time to host the meeting. There are several steps you can take the day of an event to make sure your meeting is a success!
After the event, it is important to follow-up with attendees. Make sure to thank them for attending the event and provide the slides or recording of the presentation. Additionally, communication with the group on a regular basis will help keep members engaged and excited for your next user group meeting.