I’m thinking about starting a local SW-PDM User Group and am looking for some secrets of success (other than PIZZA)?
First you need to poll your area to see if that subject alone is strong enough to attract what you think would make for great meetings. Maybe you could start a common SWUG and make it PDM heavy? Where would this group be located?
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You read my mind regarding polling and making a dual purpose group. We already have a SW User group that I founded back in 2001. Since then the baton has been passed to several leaders to run the group. There is a meeting tonight which I plan on attending, and have asked to have the floor for 5 min to get some feedback.
There are definite advantages to feeding off of the existing group, and it may start out that way. The only concern I have with joining up with the existing group, is that they aren't exactly checking all of your bullet points above (which are AWESOME by the way).
I would like to hit a broader target (IT, MGT, etc.) and try venues closer to other target audiences.
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