Managing Volunteers in openSUSE Asia Summit 2016
How we successfully manage 42 number of volunteers in openSUSE Asia Summit 2016
Sendy Aditya Suryana
KSL UIN Sunan Kalijaga
Software Engineer at prismapp.io, Student of Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Volunteer Coordinator of openSUSE Asia Summit 2016, Former Coordinator of KSL UIN Sunan Kalijaga (Linux Study Club of UIN Sunan Kalijaga), Formerly Android Product Engineer at GO-JEK Indonesia.
openSUSE Asia Summit 2016 was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at 30 September 2016 to 2 October 2016, I was act as Coordinator of Volunteer (and as driver also) for the event. It was enormous event with 500 participants expected to attend the event. Within the number of expected participants, we targeted 1:10 volunteers ratio, which mean 1 volunteer can help 10 participants on site.
Managing 42 people is a new experience for us, it was a great achievement. Although the number of volunteer didn't meet our initial criteria, but we are confidence that our event was a big success for us.
I will share how we can manage all participants start from beginning, when we open registration, get their commitment to help, how to gather them in one place before the event, boost their spirit, giving them appreciation and reward, and make everyone happy, so we can inspire anyone who will manage any event in the future.
- 2017 October 22 11:15
- 15 min
- Workshop Space
- openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017