Are you thinking about starting a community? Have a community already? Just curious? Ask away! I'm accepting any questions, even if it's personal or sensitive!
It all started in 2012 when I was frequently attending Jeremy Lindblom's Seattle PHP Meetup, which quickly led to me being a co-organizer, then running a PHP Conference with Jeremy a couple years, then eventually I took over the meetup and continued the conference, then later starting the Seattle API City Conference.
Seattle Joomla Meetup
Seattle PHP Meetup
Pacific Northwest PHP Conference
I currently organize:
Seattle Vue.js meetup
Seattle Developer Relations Meetup
Seattle APIs and Technology Meetup
San Francisco JAMstack Meetup
Seattle API City Conference
I've also organized countless one-off developer events, recent events include the Seattle Developer Christmas party (80 developers), the JAMstack pre-conference party (150 developers), and the list goes on forever.
After 8 years of running events, I'm at the point of getting a bit burnt out as it takes a lot of time planning and pure dedication to making it a success. I plan on delegating more and focusing on less events that help my jobs ecosystem.
More than often I get asked to help co-organize or help someone with their events, and countless times I have consulted with others on building/growing their community.
So, as someone who's been doing this for a long time, I am ready to give back and I am ready for your questions.