Up to User Group Information Documents
How To Start a Users Group
(for some programming language/environment/tool/OS etc.)
Here are some useful links. These resources might have been
written for a particular interest, but are usually of much broader utility.
- Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group
This is pretty damn good. Read it!
- Perl Mongers' "How to run a successful group"
is pleasantly informal IMHO.
- "Lonely Python"
is a 2001 article giving links to examples
of different styles of
(Python) user groups.
- The python.org PythonInfo Wiki has relevant pages at
- (UPDATE: Rayme Jerrigan's article was taken offline,
but maybe you can find it in archive.org.) Rayme Jerrigan's 1997 article
at http://java.sun.com/features/1997/july/start_jug.html :
STARTING (OR JOINING!) A JAVA[TM] USER'S GROUP
describes a relatively intense or perhaps workaholic approach.
starting a JUG from the bottom up is a lot of
work. It's hard to quantify exactly how much of my time it took early on,
but 10-25 hours per week is in the ball park. Nonetheless it is very
rewarding, personally and professionally, and has been well worth the
effort. This article reflects my own personal biases and is not intended to
describe the only way to start a JUG. I'd encourage you to deviate from
the procedures described here wherever your personal preferences
Could be helpful, especially for workaholics.
Also try Sun's
JUGs Home Page.
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