Events

Looking to connect with the tech community in Nashville? These are the events you should attend. If you think something is missing, please suggest a Geek Resource!

(Special thanks to Rob Robinson and Brian Dailey for helping to compile this list.)

BarCamp Nashville (BCN) Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual, free, technology-focused "unconference" that's equal parts networking, knowledge-building and fun.

BSides Nashville Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual conference for infosec professionals, developers, students and anyone else interested in securing systems and information.

Craft Content Nashville (CCN) Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual, free "unconference" for digital content creators, marketers and educators.

Customer Discovery Weekend

Annual event hosted by Beyond Beta for entrepreneurs to learn more about validating an idea and figuring out exactly what the market needs, including surveying, talking to users to learn what they really need, product market fit, and more.

Hack Tennessee Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Semi-annual event that gathers software developers, visual designers and product managers from across the country to invent new web platforms, mobile apps and electronic gadgets over 48 uninterrupted hours. The southeast's premier destination for the creative class to connect, grow and contribute.

Geek Media Expo (GMX) Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual multi-fandom convention featuring panels, exhibits and fun.

Launch Weekend

Annual 3-day event hosted by Beyond Beta that allows people to validate and implement their startup ideas. Pitch an idea on Friday evening, form teams, build all weekend, and have a launched startup by Sunday.

Music City Code (MCC) Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual technical conference focused on connecting technologists with the industry's top thought leaders.

Nashville GiveCamp Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Weekend-long event where software developers, designers and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations.

National Day of Civic Hacking - Nashville

Annual event for urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better to collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Produced locally by Code for Nashville.

Nerds of Rock

Annual networking event featuring live music and an open jam with the band.

Nodevember Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

A two-day conference touching on all aspects of Node and JavaScript, including seminars, workshops, tutorials, code sprints and lightning talks.

PHP Community Conference Follow on Twitter

Annual, two-day, community-inspired conference for people who care about PHP and what they make with it.

PhreakNIC Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual hacker con where people who are interested in the more underground elements of technology can meet, exchange ideas and hopefully teach/learn about topics such as computers and computer security, radio (ham, pirate & low-power/community), SETI work, robotics, high-power rocketry, satellites, phones and phreaking, and cryptography, etc.

PodCamp Nashville (PCN) Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

This annual, free "unconference" for digital content creators, marketers and educators has been re-named Craft Content Nashville (see listing above).

ProductCamp Nashville Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

User-organized “unconference” focused on product development, management and marketing.

PyTennessee Follow on Twitter

A regional conference dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the Python language and its users.

SkyDogCon Follow on Twitter

Annual technology conference that mixes hacking and making with a healthy dose of technology and information security to facilitate learning, information sharing, and mingling with like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere.

TEDxNashville Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Annual event where distinguished leaders in technology, entertainment, design, science, art, education, government, public policy, healthcare and other areas will share their remarkable thoughts and ideas focused on creating positive changes in our society.

WordCamp Nashville Follow on Twitter

User-organized “unconference” focused on WordPress that encourages everyone from casual users to core developers to participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.


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