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O'Reilly Books on User Group Management
Asked by chrisbryant
Posted Mar 13 2010 01:18 PM
I did an initial scan of the O'Reilly website for books with the topic of user group management; what I was looking for didn't seem to be there. Up to now, I've been mostly drawing upon my years of IT experience, particularly with open source and free software user groups, and my project management experience. A lot of creativity is thrown in the mix, too. I thought it might be interesting to read a book or two on people's thoughts on user group management techniques drawn from anecdotal experience. JUG (Java), LUG (Linux) and MUG (Mac) leaders would generate quite a few useful anecdotes, I'm sure. Anyone here know of such a book, or have recommendations on the topic for available books? I would really want something that goes above the basic ideas behind general management and leadership concepts and focuses a bit on the dynamics of corporate and university sponsorships, competitions and conferences, and financing. Thanks in advance, and cheers.
UCLA JUG Founder
IT Project Manager
Answered by marsee
Posted Mar 19 2010 04:12 PM
One book we recommend for user groups and building community is The Art of Community by Jono Bacon.
There is a book from another publisher that also might be useful called The Rational Guide to Building Technical User Communities by Greg Low.
User Group Manager