Delivery and Deployment

TH06 The Definitive Guide to Organizing Community Events


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Everyone

Jennifer Wadella


Kansas City Women in Technology

Community organizing is no small feat and is VITAL to sustaining a technical workforce of learning, growth, and diversity. Since its foundation in 2013, Kansas City Women in Technology has grown to a volunteer team of more than 60 leaders running 6 technical/coding programs and several events per month serving multiple demographics and hundreds of attendees. In this session you will learn strategies on how to recruit for, build, and manage volunteer leadership teams, create + scale workshops and meetups that delight attendees, and track performance data to impress and engage future sponsors.

You will learn:

  • The importance and role of developer communities
  • How to start and run a developer community without having to quit your full-time job as an engineer
  • How to create great events and scale a high-functioning volunteer team