I have been organizing the PHP Usergroup Duesseldorf for about four years now.
A monthly meetup focused on web engineering and new trends in this area.
I do this with a friend, 100% non-profit and motivated by our passion for open source, learning, meeting motivated people, and fun.
The last time, many people asked me about my experience and if I can share some tips or what is essential when starting a new meetup (and I asked for it).
In this post, I summarize all of that and provide tips, tricks and my lessons learned.