When I first started out in Community Management (or more precisely as a Community Moderation Manager), I went to a great event in 2002 or 2003 organised by Lizzie Jackson, to learn and dwelve deeper into the basics of Community Management.
What’s it all about?
e-Mint provides advice and support for a large number of community managers, social software builders, moderators, and those researching online social environments. Members are mainly based in the UK but also in Europe and the USA, and include community managers, web designers, academics, software developers, consultants, IT managers, researchers, all involved with virtual communities in various ways.
Over my career I have gained valuable insight every time I have dipped into the discussions taking place on their mailing list, and if you are in any way interested in the theory or practice of online communities, I can’t recommend joining up enough.
So what’s happening?
Once in a while (although thankfully with seemingly increasing frequency), we get together for drinks, to share our stories and experiences face to face and do some gentle networking. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss new technologies and methods of working, and possibly move on for a boogie later if you’re feeling physically inspired.
You can discuss the event beforehand and especially during (photos are encouraged) via the Twitter hashtag #emintup
Last time round we took over the top floor, so there’s plenty of room and the drinks and food are great value. You can RSVP on the Eventbrite below to ensure a name badge is created for you if you want one:
And don’t worry about coming on your own; we’re a welcoming bunch and don’t bite (maybe just chew a bit before some of us – I mean me – harass you into coming to a club afterwards and leave you wondering what the hell just happened the next morning as you nurse the mother of all hangovers).
Hope to see you there!