Optimal start time of this step: 2 or 3 months before the workshop. This step is continuous.
The goal of promoting the workshop is to:
It is recommended that you choose one of the following platforms. You CAN create the event on multiple platforms, however, it will be difficult to have an accurate headcount because you might have duplicate signups from the same student.
Here is an example of a meetup ScalaBridge event.
Advantage: broad variety of audiences
Here is an example of a BridgeTroll ScalaBridge event.
Advantage: BridgeTroll will send out a notification to everyone who has participated in any Bridge events before. You will be able to reach out to people who are interested/ familiar with Bridge events. It has really good organization tools for you to collect student info and to send notification emails.
Disadvantage: challenging to reach out to people who are not aware of or have never participated in any bridge events.
Advantage: good organization tool
Know your audiences is the first step. Then promote on the platform where they are active.
ScalaBridge workshop’s audiences are: