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Tech events/meetups in Greater Boston

Boston has one of the most vibrant tech scenes in the country and is home to hundreds of tech companies. Various entrepreneurial and tech events are held almost every day which provide excellent opportunities to share knowledge and network with talented engineers in the area. Our team participates in several of these events. Here are, in no particular order, some of the groups and tech events that our engineering team recommends:

  • Boston Django Meetup – Boston Django Meetup brings together engineers working on  Django web-framework and provides a platform for the discussion of the framework and python in different contexts. Jana has sponsored many meetups organized by the group in the past and a few of our engineers have presented during these events. (link) 

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    Craig and Dano after their talk on “Experiences Moving from Django to Flask” at the meetup.

  • Boston DevOps Meetup – It is a monthly meetup for discussing tools and processes for DevOps. The meetup group has more than 1500 members and provides a great opportunity to network with DevOps professionals in the area. (link) 
  • She Geeks OutShe Geeks Out hosts monthly events in the Boston and Cambridge area. These events are designed to bring women in tech together and promote networking. (link) 
  • BIG – Boston Innovators Group (aka WebInno) – The event has consistently been a safe place for new startups to show off early product demos to the Boston tech community. (link) BIG
  • Drinks on Tap – DrinksOnTap is a social meetup for Boston area mobile developers (iPhone, Android and more). The event is organized monthly to brings together the best mobile developers and share what they have been working on over drinks. (link) 
  • PyLadies – Monthly weeknight events hosted at Akamai include career nights, project presentation nights and more.  Typically followed by informal drink at Kendall sq.  Weekend events for projects/beginners. (link)
  • Mobile Monday – One of the largest mobile industry community of the country, Mobile Monday has a significant presence in the Boston. The organization hosts networking events once every few months and these events attract investors, entrepreneurs, technology professionals interested in mobile startups. (link)
  • The Boston Python User Group – With almost 6,000 members the group brings the users interested in python together. They hold monthly projects nights and presentation series. Their programs are usually hosted in Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) at Kendall Square, Cambridge. (link) 

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     July presentation night

  • Google Developer’s Group Boston – This is another big group in Boston Area that regularly holds meetups on different topics including Android, VR, Polymer, and Google Cloud Services. They also do other several frequent informal meetups. Most of the meetups are held in Google’s office in Kendall Square. (link)

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