Events

Volunteer needs for each event

  • someone to create announcement on meetup.com
  • someone to write & send newsletters promoting events, projects, & blog posts each week
  • someone to create a blog post before each event
  • someone to take notes & photos at each event, then create a blog post to publish within a day or two
    • could include live tweeting on the open_seattle twitter account
  • someone to order food
  • someone to update intro slides for each event
  • someone to host each event: act as MC during introductions & talks

Monthly event organizing

At least one month before the event is held:

  • open an issue on the openseattle/discuss issues queue with initial agenda.
  • create an event on meetup.com

Two weeks before event:

  • Finalize the agenda
  • Create a post for openseattle.org about the event
  • send out emails via meetup.com & newsletter

After the event:

  • Create a post for openseattle.org about what happened at the event, include photos.

Event types

Talks night (monthly)

  • informational, educational. focus on onboarding new folks & matching volunteers to projects.
  • talks about projects, hear from city staff about available data
  • pick projects that teams will take on to launch at the second event of the month

Projects night (monthly or weeklys)

  • bring your projects!
  • team up to work with others.
  • learn to code or research local civic issues