Getting a group together

You’ll want to pull together a diverse and interesting group of people. Here’s how I first gathered a great group that has evolved over the years.

My town — Lexington, Massachusetts — has many scientists and engineers, and it already had an active town email list on Google Groups. Your city or town may have a Facebook group, a Google Group, or Nextdoor.com. Or you could start with Meetup.com. Your choice of social media will influence the set of people that you pull together. You could also use your own in-real-life social network. For me, I wanted to seek out new people.

So to introduce the idea, I sent a message to the Lexington email list; you’ll see that in the next post. Two days later, I’d received replies from twenty interested people. The next step was to get them together, pick one or two courses and go!

Feel free to reach out to me with your suggestions or questions.