antipaucity

fighting the lack of good ideas

community building is hard

Establishing and building a community around a common interest is hard.

After exhausting your network of friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc – the only way of getting new folks into the community is to aggressively campaign and advertise to them.

Let’s say you’re a technical user group (like a couple of the ones I’m a part of). And every month you have about 5-7 folks who show up on the Appointed Day™ for the regular meetup. You can either be satisfied on the size of the group, or you can try to grow it.

Growing it, however, is never easy: there are scheduling conflicts, personality clashes, lack of contacts, etc.

What are the best ways – or even just “ways”, ditch the “best” – of growing a community after you have gone through everyone you know?

updates to connexions modules

Starting this week, and continuing over the next several weeks, there will be several updates and expansions coming to my published Connexions Collection (original publishing comments), “Debugging and Supporting Software Systems“.

I would love to collect feedback and be able to incorporate any suggestions for improvement that you may have.

Please feel free to either email me via the “E-mail the collection author” link on the CNX site, or via comments hereon.