D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

User Group Community: Why?

Friday, July 21, 2006 1:58 PM

I had a really good conversation with someone today about community. We were talking about why communities exist...what are the hallmarks of a community...who are the people that attend and lead them, and what are their motives. What were the instigating factors that started a community? For those heading up the creation of a community, what are the motives, expectations, and requirements for maintaining the life of the community?

What makes a community...and what makes someone want to be part of a community, whether you're a user group leader, a user group attender, a Microsoft marketing person. What about people that don't attend communities...why don't they, and why are they adverse to them? So here are some questions if you have a spare second to answer: 

Why are you part of a community?

What are the driving forces for choosing to lead/start/participate in a community?

Is the community the end, or the means to an end?

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# re: User Group Community: Why?

Q. Why are you part of a community?
A. I'm just a sociable guy who wants to learn more about .NET.

Q. What are the driving forces for choosing to lead/start/participate in a community?
A. Learning, social interaction, networking, and teaching in that order for me.

Q. Is the community the end, or the means to an end?
A. I don't think any part of the community should ever end. It's just one part of how I improve myself professionally and personally. 7/25/2006 11:11 AM | Jason Row

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