The concept behind CiviDay is pretty simple: all the local CiviCRM meet ups organise a meet up on the same day: January 23rd 2013. And we use this as an opportunity to grow and strengthen local CiviCRM communities and create new ones.
Meet ups are a great way to meet other CiviCRM users, implementors and developers: to find people that can help, get your questions answered, find out about the latest developments in CiviLand, and build your local CiviCRM community. They are also a good opportunity to show off any cool work that you have been doing recently. And since its CiviDay, we'll also add a couple of extra suprises into the mix.
So what do you need to do to be part of CiviDay 2013? Simple - just head along to your local CiviCRM meet up and be part of a global network of CiviCRM gatherings happening that day. At the time of writing we have meet ups (some of them happening for the first time!) in:
The list is growing all the time and the best place to find an up to date list of meet ups including registration details is this wiki page.
If you can't see your meet up listed there, then feel free to contact the meet up organisers and help get it up there. And if there isn't a local group in your areas, then now is a great time to start one - and it is easy to do...
Meet ups are easy to organise. There are tips and instructions on starting a meet up here. Feel free to discuss things on the forum and add your comments / tips, etc. to the wiki. Also feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can help get you started.
In the new year, we'll put in place a lot more infrastructure to help meet ups grow (CiviDay should play a big part in shaping those resources). Before then, if you are interested in discussing meet ups in general and how we can improve them just jump in on the forum/wiki.
Finally, you should feel free to help spread the word about these events and make CiviDay as big as possible by tweeting/facebooking/changing your email footer/emailing your local networks etc. And if you'd like a hastag, I suggest #cividay.
See you there!!