The San Francisco Community Managers meetup group excitedly/ecstatically/enthusiastically/okay-we're-calming-down-now presents our January event:
Jeff Atwood, founder of Discourse and co-founder of Stack Overflow, will talk to us about building an indispensable online community through conversations.
Come learn why Jeff believes, in his own words, "Communities are still the holy grail."
6:30 PM: mingle, network, snacks
7:00-8:00PM: Jeff's presentation followed by Q&A
8:00-9:00: mingle, network, clean up
Jeff, also known as @codinghorror, knows a thing or fifteen about building a community that betters people's lives, helps them connect deeply, and grows like mad. Stack Overflow, an indispensable resource and unparalleled community of developers and hackers, is one of the most successful online communities built in the last 10 years. Founded in 2008, it has now grown into an entire network of Q&A sites called Stack Exchange.
Jeff now builds forum software for communities called Discourse. If you're considering forum software for your community, this is the man to talk to. Discourse is beautiful and user-friendly, measures engagement effectively, and encourages deep conversation. We happen to like Discourse a lot.
He also has a blog that you should read, even if you don't (yet) know how to code: codinghorror.com/blog.
Curious to learn how forums, Q&A, and facilitating deep conversations can grow you community? Join us and learn from the best.
Okay, are you as excited/ecstatic/enthusiastic about this as we are yet?