Building a local Eclipse user group

If you consider starting an Eclipse user group or a an Eclipse society, then this Eclipse '08 BoF might just interest you. Building a new local Eclipse community is not exactly rocket science, but it does take some work from a few dedicated souls.

In this BoF, we will talk about how to build interest for a local community, tips for events, how to get sponsors for the events and similar essential user group stuff.

One hope is that we might be able to setup series of similar events in a region - e.g. Europe - where we can get companies to show they stuff multiple times... This makes it easier for us and likely more interesting for them as they get a bigger audience...

At the end of the meeting we should hopefully setup a mailing list or similar to help exchange ideas for events in the future as well.

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