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- Event overview, which you can likely harvest from the blog post announcing the event, the event “about” page on their website, or from sites like Lanyrd, Meetup.com, etc. You don’t have to use the organizers’ description, but it is often a good starting point.
- Location of event, including thanks to whoever provided the space in the case of a meetup. For E.g. “Red Hat graciously hosted the Boston Python Users Group meeting last Wednesday.”
- A number of attendees at the event. Some like to note the number of attendees from certain groups depending on the goals of the particular community hosting the event, e.g. “The organizers were excited to see 25% of our attendees were newcomers.” or “We had more than 50 women join us at the conference, a 15% increase over last year.” or “I was particularly proud of the efforts to reach out to the student community in Prague, with more than 40 students attending. Half of the students had not yet entered university.”
- Thanks to the event sponsors. While you do not need to call out the names of all sponsors, it is best practice to give a shout-out to your employer specifically if they were a sponsor. In the case of one or two sponsors, it is best practice to name them and link to their home page in your thanks. In the case of an event with many sponsors, a thank you to them with a link to the event’s sponsors page will suffice. If a sponsor did something truly memorable and appreciated, a specific thanks to that sponsor is always welcome.