How to organize a successful technical party?
Since last year, I began to take part in some technical parties. Some are held very successful, while some seem not. In this article, I will share ideas about how to organize a successful technical party and use Golang programming language as an example.
To hold a party, there must have been a stable user group first. According to the number of user, there may need a committee or a president, and the job of the organizer is searching for the sponsors, selecting the topics, etc. Although there have been so many social platforms now, there must be a mailing list for the group. Because as long as the internet exists, the email will not die, while the selected social platform may not.
The period of holding a party may be six weeks or two months. Too long or too short of the interval may not be appropriate. Before holding a party, the organizer could collect topics from the user group. If there are too many topics, the organizer should decide which will be used. Personally, I think four presentations are enough for one party. In the first topic, the speaker could share the latest news or some stories of Golang. The second and third must be Golang orientated, the speakers can share programming skills, debugging tricks, source code analysis, etc. The final topic can be technical related, but may not Golang, and the speaker can share *NIX internals, script programming knowledge, etc.
If possible, recording the videos and uploading them into the internet is better, because this will enhance the influence of the group, and attract more people and sponsors. During or after the party, it is reasonable to do advertising for sponsors since they have provided support, and this behaviour may encourage them to do more support in the future!
Hope this post can help some people! Enjoying a successful technical party!
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