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Success tips

Here are general guidelines for making your GDG event fun and successful:

  • Start with a short introduction and icebreaker. Provide name badges for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Recruit other members to help you manage the event.
  • Allow free time for socializing and networking either before, during or after the event.
  • Have refreshments available, possibly provided by a sponsor.
  • Document the event with photos, video, live streaming, and social networking posts on Google+ or Twitter.
  • Ask for feedback from participants after the event.
  • If possible, have swag items (stickers, t-shirts, mugs, etc) available to be earned through quizzes or exceptional participation.
  • Have fun!