Organize A Team
Even if you just start out with 2 organizers you should have enough ideas to get started. Look for people that have qualities that would allow the team leaders to be the initial presenters of the selected topics of discussion at your User Group meetings. You will eventually meet a few other qualified people in your group that would make great presenters. Allow your team of presenters to focus on topics that they are very comfortable with presenting.
Define your Target Audience
Who will your target audience be? Are they beginners, intermediate, or advanced users? This will be the deciding factor of what types of topics you will discuss at your meetings.
Pick Your Topics
Once you have defined your taget audience you can create a list of topics that will fit your audience skill levels.
Some great ideas could be the following:
- Joomla Templates
- Joomla Security
- Joomla Migrations
Don't worry about how small you start out. If you keep your topics interesting and you have great locations and times chosen then your group will surely grow over time. This will also allow you as a new User Group coordinator to ease into your new role and not overwhealm you with a large group of people to manage.
Spreading The Word
There are many resources available to spread the word about your new user group and the meetings that you will have. Posting your meetings on the official Joomla! Events Website is a good start. You can also post your event on the people.joomla.org website.