Foojay Podcast #13: Denver and Boulder JUG

Frank Delporte
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1 min readFeb 6

We started the Foojay Podcast JUG World Tour in Manchester last December. Last month we were in Dubai… and now we are on the other side of the world in the US to meet the people behind the Denver and Boulder JUG.


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  • 00'00 Intro and music
  • 00'14 About the topic of this podcast
  • 00'27 Introduction of the guests
  • 03'20 The start of the Boulder and Denver JUGs
  • 05'48 The impact of Covid and going virtual
  • 08'12 Both JUGs are 45' drive apart, and work together
  • 10'14 The format of the JUGs with one or two speakers
  • 11'17 How to find new speakers
  • 16'36 How many attendees and the challenge of finding a venue
  • 19'51 Restarting after Covid
  • 21'58 More of the most remarkable sessions
  • 25'39 Tips for speakers
  • 31'19 Plans for the future
  • 33'30 Mix of visitors
  • 36'57 Tips to organize a JUG in different cities
  • 39'11 The most crucial goals of a JUG
  • 42'47 Outro

Originally published at on February 6, 2023.

Frank Delporte

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