Talking about your community or product at conferences


(Alessio Fattorini) #1

I usually talk about community management at conferences using my community as an example of my theories.

So I achieve three goals

  • My audience can get my concepts better, generally I tell many stories about my members and devs
  • I subtle promote my community and product
  • it’s easier to be accepted at the conferences

Do you have any other suggestion? Which strategy are you like to adopt?


(Sarah Hawk) #2

Sounds like a smart approach!

I’m not quite sure I understand you question here @ale_fattorini – can you elaborate?


(Alessio Fattorini) #3

How do you talk about your community at conferences? If you actually do it. Do you use that kind of “tool” (conference) to promote your community? Is it so effective in terms of “spreading the word out”?


(Kristen Gastaldo) #4

Interested in this. We’re looking to grow our community (IE amount of people developing with our software) and I’m thinking that speaking at conferences is a great way to do this. But for us it would be talking about the product and mentioning the value/strength of the community as an incentive to use it.

I don’t think talking about our community at a conference about community would help it grow - for us it’s not the same audience.