Question on Regional Tech Get–Togethers

I received the following question recently:


I was looking for local development conferences and I saw you listed as a speaker at self.conference.  I found this too late (yesterday) but I was wondering if there is a board or group I could follow to be aware of similar conferences.  Any help that you can give would be appreciated.

Happily, there is a wealth of great resources in this area.  Most of the local technology groups have taken to publishing their events on, which provides a central searchable location for meetings. For example, this page lists  all the tech meetup groups within 25 miles of Ann Arbor. There are 51 groups in our area, encompassing many different technology specialties. There are a few that I want to highlight in the Ann Arbor area.  The Ann Arbor .NET Developers group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at the Atomic Object offices in Ann Arbor. The SE Michigan JavaScript groups  meets monthly (the date and location moves). Watch their meetup page for announcements. Finally, the Ann Arbor Computer Society is the oldest of the bunch. They are nearing their 20th anniversary.

You also mentioned conferences in the area. There are a number of development conferences that take place in our area.  Here is an incomplete list:

  • CodeMash
  • Kalamazoo X
  • Self.Conference
  • Day of .NET
  • GR West

Dear reader, if I’ve missed any of the area conferences, please add information in the comments, and I’ll update the list.

Created: 6/12/2014 10:05:43 AM

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