I struggled to find people interested in Elixir in my city (Oslo), so I took the initiative to create a local meetup group. To my great surprise, new members started pouring in. I also got contacted by a couple of companies who were willing to sponsor our meetups (sometimes).
The group now has 78 members. 23 people showed up to our first meetup, which I would say was a great success. A local company presented how they use Elixir in production.
I want to keep the momentum. Unfortunately, I don’t have sufficient knowledge and experience to give talks myself on a regular basis, and it’s difficult to find speakers in Oslo.
Does anyone have some suggestions as to how which kind of activities that might be suitable in this context, where most members (myself included) are very new to Elixir?
I’m considering some kind of hackathon/exploration meetups or even just social meetups for people with similar interest to make connections and get to know each other.
Any advice our input is greatly be appreciated.