Organising LRUG

LRUG doesn’t happen spontaneously every month; it takes care and attention to detail to make sure it runs smoothly. These pages are here to help you if it’s your turn to organise one of our meetings, or if you’re curious about how LRUG is run and are interested in helping out.

Guiding principles

  1. We document what we do, so everyone knows how to do everything
  2. We share the load, no one person on the team is expected to do everything
  3. We embrace randomness, we let the fates decide who owns a given task for a given meeting
  4. Ownership doesn’t mean doing, if you own a task, you can delegate and ask for help


We use lots of software to run LRUG:

Credentials for these services

Some of these tools have shared logins (twitter, eventbrite, zoom, mailing list), some we can invite you to directly using existing accounts you have (spreadsheet, github), and some we’ll invite you to directly (slack, harmonia, shared inbox). Once you’re in slack we’ll work out how to pass on the credentials securely to you. If you need logins to something you don’t have a login for, shout in slack and we’ll sort you out.


Organising LRUG is split into two sets of tasks:

  1. Organising a meeting
  2. Maintaining the community

Organising a meeting

Note that this documents our current procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic where we’re running remote meetings. It’ll be slightly different when we return to in-person meetings.

We need to:

  1. Schedule the meeting
  2. Confirm the speakers
  3. Announce the meeting
  4. Host the meeting
  5. Run follow up

More detail over on our in-depth “organising a meeting” documentation.

Maintaining the community

Outside of the meetings we need to:

  1. Moderate the mailing list
  2. Reply to ad-hoc email requests
  3. Keep an eye on twitter
  4. Populate the speaker backlog

More detail over on our in-depth “maintaining the community” documentation.