Meetups Organizers

How Umbraco HQ Can Assist Meetup Organizers

Trine
Written by Trine Nissen

We know that Covid-19 has made it challenging to keep up the spirit, and hosting regular meetups has been hard during the pandemic - especially because it all had to go virtual. But, we’ve got your back! Trine from Umbraco HQ is here to help if you need support getting your Umbraco meetup group back on track 🙌 See how: 

If you've had trouble hosting virtual meetups during the pandemic, worry not.

I’m here to help you! You’re always welcome to get in touch with me and share your concerns, challenges and others. I’m here to help and guide you in whatever way I can! 

You’re also more than welcome to plan a meeting with me to discuss the further process and how I can help and assist you as a meetup organizer.

Meetups Organizers

Use and get inspiration from other Meetup organizers 

Remember that you’re not alone. In fact, there might be other Meetup organizers who have the exact same problems as you. Feel free to reach out to them as well, as they might know better what challenges you’re experiencing. They might even be experiencing the same as you. So please feel free to reach out to them in the #meetup-organisers Slack channel. 

Umbraco Zoom account 

Did you know that we offer to give Meetup organizers access to our Umbraco Zoom account, so you can use it for hosting a virtual meetup? 

We have created a public calendar to check if the Zoom account has been lent out to a specific meetup group. In that way, you can check if a certain spot is available or not, if you want to use our Zoom account to host a virtual meetup. 

You will gain access to the Zoom account for 1 day. This way, more organizers have the possibility to make use of the account. 

When your meetup is over, we will reset the password to the account together with any data stored on the account e.g. recordings, attendees email. In that way, no data is shared with other organizers. You will, of course, still be able to watch your recording(s) even after resetting the account, as those will be saved on a dedicated Zoom account afterwards.

Reach out to me, Trine, directly at trn@umbraco.dk, and I’ll help you gain access to the account. 

If you would like to host a bigger event, for instance, a Hackathon or alike, we can help with an upgrade of the account. 

Umbraco London Meetup
Ayu Laksmita Virtual Meetup 900X600

Twin Meetup Groups 

Let me use this blog post to announce a new initiative - Twin Meetup Groups 🙌

Have you thought about hosting a virtual meetup in cooperation with another meetup group? Maybe one that is located physically near your own, so you have the chance to meet in-person as well, when Covid-19 allows it. 

The Twin Meetup Groups is a new initiative to get Meetup organisers and Meetups groups to make their own connections, get talking to each other, and to use each other. This means that you can join forces with another meetup group and work together on hosting meetups. You’ll then also have the chance to reach a much bigger audience and get a broader interaction between the community. 

If you think this is a great initiative, please don’t hesitate to reach out to another meetup group to ask if they would like to join forces and alternate virtual meetups. 

Thanks to Sarah Howarth from UmbraCymru: The Wales Umbraco Meetup and Rachel Breeze from Manchester and North West Umbraco Meetup, we already have two meetup groups who twinned up 🙌

You can follow the development of this initiative right here

Pasang Meetup
Tvuug Meetup

Are you already active and engaged in your current meetup group? 

Perhaps you could twin up with a meetup group that hasn't been active for a while and need a bit of a push to get back on track. Help a “friend” out and twin up with a meetup group that needs your engagement, knowledge and experience, to get back in the game. 

How to host a successful (virtual) meetup 

Do you need some tips and tricks on how to host a successful virtual meetup? Rachel Breeze wrote a blog post back in August with some really great advice. Maybe you should give it a read 😊 

And don’t forget that we have an Umbraco meetups organizer guide on GitHub as well. 

H5YR!

Let me use this opportunity to thank all of our Organizers for keeping up the spirit. We at Umbraco HQ acknowledge every Meetup Organizer and the hard work you are putting into our Umbraco Meetups groups. 

We have 41 Meetups groups divided into 15 different countries. If you would like to know more, take a look at our Meetup Pro account

Also, a big thank you to those of you who have been hosting virtual meetups during the pandemic - H5YR

Name

Role

Adam Shallcross

Co-organizer

Alan Mac Kenna

Co-organizer

Alex Vilmur

Co-organizer

Alex Lindgren

Co-organizer

Alistair Graham

Co-organizer

Anders Brohäll

Co-organizer

André Santos

Co-organizer

Andy Neil

Co-organizer

Anthony Dang

Event organizer

Antoine Giraud

Co-organizer

Antony Melvin

Co-organizer

Barry OKane

Co-organizer

Bianca van Felius

Co-organizer

Callum Whyte

Co-organizer

Calvin Davis

Co-organizer

Carole Logan

Co-organizer

Chris Gaskell

Co-organizer

Chris Geiser

Co-organizer

Christian Köhler

Co-organizer

Damiaan Peeters

Co-organizer

Dan Bramall

Co-organizer

Daniel Woolfson

Co-organizer

Darren Ferguson

Co-organizer

Dave Woestenborghs

Co-organizer

Dennis Adolfi

Co-organizer

Despina Koleva

Co-organizer

Dominik Merkle

Co-organizer

Douglas Robar

Event organizer

Ed Parry

Co-organizer

Emma Trollpil

Event organizer

Emmanuel Tissera

Co-organizer

Freya Ells

Co-organizer

Frida Hallén

Co-organizer

Graham Davis

Co-organizer

Harry Gordon

Co-organizer

Heather Floyd

Co-organizer

Henk Boelman

Co-organizer

Inge van Viersen

Event organizer

James Jackson-South

Co-organizer

Jan Skovgaard

Co-organizer

Jasmin Kraitiss

Co-organizer

Jax Steele

Event organizer

Jens Josefsson

Co-organizer

John Seto

Co-organizer

Joke Van Hamme

Co-organizer

Jonathan Richards

Event organizer

Jorge H. Correia

Co-organizer

Juan David Gutierrez

Co-organizer

Karl Tynan

Event organizer

Kasper Holm

Co-organizer

Katya Milusheva

Co-organizer

Kevin Jump

Co-organizer

Kevin Meilander

Co-organizer

Kim Andersen

Co-organizer

Kirsty Lee

Co-organizer

Lars-Erik Aabech

Co-organizer

Leandro Benitez

Event organizer

Lee Kelleher

Co-organizer

Lee Richardson

Co-organizer

Ljupcho Hristov

Co-organizer

Lotte Pitcher

Co-organizer

Madhu Kiran Kallu

Co-organizer

Mads Rasmussen

Co-organizer

Marc goodson

Co-organizer

Marc Love

Co-organizer

Marc Stöcker

Co-organizer

Marcel Wege

Co-organizer

Maria Joao Vicente Ferreira

Co-organizer

Mark McDonald

Event organizer

Markus Johansson

Co-organizer

Martijn Maris

Co-organizer

Matthew Mirzai

Co-organizer

Matthew Wise

Co-organizer

Melvin van Rookhuizen

Co-organizer

Michael Beach

Co-organizer

Mike Allen

Co-organizer

Mike Masey

Co-organizer

Neeta Natrajan

Co-organizer

Ole Panhardt Christensen

Co-organizer

Owain Williams

Co-organizer

Pasang Tamang

Co-organizer

Patrick Delehanty

Co-organizer

Paul Marden

Co-organizer

Peter Gregory

Co-organizer

Phil Whittaker

Co-organizer

Rachel Breeze

Co-organizer

Rasmus Lykke Fjord

Co-organizer

Ravi Motha

Co-organizer

Richard Soeteman

Co-organizer

Robert Foster

Co-organizer

Ronak Panchal

Co-organizer

Sam Flanagan

Co-organizer

Sarah Howarth

Co-organizer

Sergi Arbona

Co-organizer

Stefano

Co-organizer

Stephen Holder

Co-organizer

Steve Temple

Event organizer

Steven Harland

Co-organizer

Søren Kottal

Co-organizer

Thomas Morris

Event organizer

Tom Madden

Co-organizer

Trevor Morgan

Co-organizer

Vidhi Bhatt

Assistant organizer

Source: List generated from Umbraco Pro account on meetup.com

 

Keep up the good work, and hopefully, we’ll soon be able to meet in person again 🤞

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