I’ve been asked to share with my colleagues some ways my efforts over the past couple of years have created or affected a technical community amongst disparate enterprise companies.
One view is that you can count attendance and determine if it was worthwhile. What I learned quickly was it had to be relevant to the community and it had to be consistent and up to date.
What I enjoyed most was the community. The people who used the time to meet others in the group and also to catch-up with me and my colleagues. So I guess I am the glass is half full kind of guy. After reading one of my old IEEE spectrum magazines I figured there were other ways of looking the this effort:
Philosophically speaking, you could take one of the following:
So, I probably subscribe to last one as a process guy . Plan-it, do-it, review-it.