What to Expect at the Meetup.
Before you start, it can be helpful to know your presentation environment and what to expect at the meetup. Thinking about the setting, the audience, and even basic logistics (like how much time you have to speak) is key to helping you prepare the right presentation for the event.
While Elastic meetups differ a bit from group to group*, the most common is an informal event, lasting for 1-2 hours on a weekday evening.
Many of these differences are regional. For example, user groups in India tend to host meetups over the weekend or during lunch time, whereas weekend meetups are rare for most of the groups in the United States. *When in doubt, check with the local organizer about the group's preference.