Happy to help
Are you just in the process of starting one, or have you already got it going and unsure on what steps to do next?
If just setting it up, how many testers are you looking at including in the CoP?
Are you all based together or spread across multiple sites/working remotely?
Are you intending to start off as the sole leader, or have you got a small group to help with the logistics, encourage others, send invites, etc?
Do you know how often you want to meet for, and for how long? For mine we meet once a fortnight for 1 hour, as people can make room in their calendar for it this way.
Have you got a long term goal of what you want the CoP to achieve? Get everyone able to write a test plan, create and run a Selenium suite, present at a Meetup or even TestBash?
Have you got a set of ideals that you want the community to follow? Or a motto? Our is “We Learn, We Share, We Grow”, and always make sure whatever we are doing follows that motto.
As you can see, CoP’s are something I am passionate about and want to support, so I will help you however I can.
If you are able to watch the videos from TestBash Brighton 2018, Emily’s video is a great one to watch, as well as her book being a tremendous guide. We’ve followed it here, and it’s very readable too.
Feel free to ask more questions, as well as sharing how it all goes, as I want to know how it all turns out!!