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Discussion on: I'm the community engineer on the Glitch team at Fog Creek, ask me anything!

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jenn schiffer Ask Me Anything

i think the more consistency you have in a meetup - specific day of the month, location, program - the easiest it is for the organizer(s) to keep a momentum and also for the community to learn about and attend. with jerseyscript, i had a hell of a time trying to find the right venue for talks and at the end of the day decided it's best to just make it a social event, which made building that consistency in day, location and program so much easier - and people love the setup.

another important thing is to delegate work when needed. at brooklyn js we have 6 of us who organize, but some of us do a lot more because they can. if i am unable to do a task i'm totally fine with being like "ok i'm drowning someone needs to do this." communicating with those you work with is so important or else you're making someone pick up the slack for an event that we're all essentially doing for free!

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Anna Rankin

Awesome! Yeah, the delegation is something I've struggled with in the past - it's hard to ask for help sometimes. Thank you so much (also you rock) :D

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jenn schiffer Ask Me Anything

i've found that there are always people who see you running the show and want to be involved somehow - we do this with our meetup bouncers and tweets and have taken on those folks as full organizers in the past!

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