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[COMMUNITY] How to organize a release party for a project

Part of marketing and organizing a community is the party of the local community to celebrate the new release. From my experience so far, people who join a release party want to have fun. They don’t want to see a presentation of new features of the release etc. We will see the steps to organize a success release party. Please add your opinion, since there are ways to improve.

Procedure:

1. Find a date.
The date of your party should be during a weekend (because it’s easier for people to join, since most people work during the week). Prefer to have your party during the morning. People from outside your city want to join the party and they have to travel to your city and back home. If you discuss with the members of your community about the date, you have to find 2 alternative dates for the party since you have to find the place for the party (see below), so if the owners of the place do not allow you your first date, then use the alternative. A good tool to find common dates is http://www.doodle.com/.

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Gnome 3.6 Release Party, Thessaloniki (Greece), October 7th, 2012

Thessaloniki, October 7th 2012. We gathered together to celebrate Gnome version 3.6. This time there wasn’t any cake like the last time, but people were discussing about open source projects, communities, future events. The goal of this gathering was to meet once again with friends and have fun. As you can see from the pictures, we didn’t have enough space for everyone, so some were sitting outside.

You can see some pictures here:

Here’s the album.

See you next time!!!