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Tuesday, September 23 • 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Workshop: Running a Successful Puppet User Group - Kara Sowles, Puppet Labs

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Puppet User Groups (PUGs) are an essential and flourishing part of the Puppet community, bringing together local users to share knowledge and learn from the experts. This workshop will be filled with practical tips for keeping a PUG growing and active.

Format:
20 minutes: Presentation
- Starting a Puppet User Group
- Tips for overcoming common obstacles
- Resources currently available: best practices, graphics, and swag
- Future plans for the program

40 minutes: Workshop / Discussion
- 2-minute summary of each present Puppet User Group's activities
- Participants give advice based on their experiences, organized by topic: finding speakers, venues, obtaining sponsorship, meeting formats, growing the group, teaming up with other local groups
- Participants ask any outstanding questions to the group
- Provide feedback for the future of the program

This workshop is appropriate for anyone currently running a Puppet User Group, interested in starting a PUG, or simply anyone intrigued by the subject matter. All are welcome!

Speakers
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Kara Sowles

Community Initiatives Manager, Puppet Labs
Kara Sowles is Community Initiatives Manager at Puppet Labs, where she joyfully plans podcasts, encourages Puppet's growing user group program, and travels to events. After working at Puppet Labs during the day, she enjoys going home and making stop motion animation using real puppets. The irony is not lost on her.


Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Salon 2-3 Lower B2

Attendees (25)