Organizations, Events & Meetups


Looking to connect with other geeks in Nashville? These are the organizations, events and meetups you should get involved with. 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.)


Digital Nashville Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Membership group that aims to connect, educate and empower Nashville's digital communities.

Nashville Geeks Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Umbrella group for tech and media geeks that promotes events and happenings of interest.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Resource center that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship.

Nashville Technology Council (NTC) Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Affiliate of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, membership group comprised of technology companies, technology employers, service providers, educational institutions, and non-profit companies interested in supporting the growth of technology businesses in Middle Tennessee.

Social Media Club Nashville Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Local community of social media professionals.

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

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

Geek Media Expo (GMX) Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

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

Nashville 48Hour Launch Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Previously called Nashville Startup Weekend, annual event that brings entrepreneurs together to start a company in a weekend.

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.

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 Connect on LinkedInLike 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) Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

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

ProductCamp Nashville Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

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

Centresource Mixer Follow on Twitter

Bi-monthly mixer for developers, marketers and other interactive professionals, sponsored by Centresource.

Firefly Logic Geek Social Follow on Twitter

Monthly, no-agenda meeting of developers to relax and find out what's going on away from the keyboard, sponsored by Firefly Logic.

Geeks Who Drink

Weekly trivia competitions for geeks at DJ's Pub & Grub (Tuesdays), Past Perfect (Wednesdays) and Greenhouse Bar (Thursdays).

Nashcocktail Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Cash-bar monthly mixer for social media enthusiasts featuring sponsored giveaways.

Nashville Geek Breakfast Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Monthly, no-agenda meeting over breakfast for technology-minded people to discuss topics like social media, digital marketing, design, programming, and ways to better the community.

Nashville Hiking Meetup Like on Facebook

Outdoor adventure and eco-volunteer club that plans hiking, backpacking, camping, paddling, and biking events throughout the year ranging from easy to strenuous, local to regional.

Nashville WaterCooler

Monthly, open-invitation, informal meetup for young entrepreneurs in their 20s, 30s and 40s featuring cocktails, networking and the chance to hear vibrant speakers on a variety of topics.

PechaKucha Night Nashville Like on Facebook

Occasional gathering of creatives to meet, network, and show their work in public via 20 images x 20 seconds presentations.

Interactive Developers of Nashville Follow on Twitter

Previously 615 Flash, the Nashville Flash Platform User Group, is now a collective of UX and UI developers using HTML5, Actionscript3, Flex, Objective-C, C++, Haxe, Lua, and many more, to deploy applications to web, mobile, desktop, or consoles such as game systems, TV, etc.

Nashville Adobe User Group / ColdFusion User Group

An official Adobe User Group, covering a variety of developer topics and skill levels related to ColdFusion and other Adobe products such as Flex and AIR.

Nashville Agile Users Group Follow on Twitter

Mailing list and monthly meetings of like minded individuals who either are or would like to be involved in the use of Agile processes.

Nashville Amazon Web Services User Group

Monthly meetings to discuss use of Amazon Web Services.

Nashville Apple Pro Video Group

Celebrating film creation at every level.

Nashville Area PC Users Group

Dedicated to the support of all personal computer users, from novice to professional.

Nashville CocoaHeads

A very informal group to allow Nashville-area Cocoa developers to get together to share ideas, code, or even help each other debug.

Nashville Drupalers

Open, community-organized user group that focuses on discussion and training about the Drupal content management system.

Nashville Dynamic Languages (NashDL) Follow on Twitter

Discussion of topics related to dynamic programming languages, intended to be a social group as well as a technical group; also a book club.

Nashville ExpressionEngine + CodeIgniter User Group

Meet other local developers and share thoughts and solutions with others using or interested in EE+CI.

Nashville Flacks Connect on LinkedInFollow on Twitter

Bi-monthly meetup to talk shop, share beverages, laugh, learn and meet fellow public relations and communications professionals.

Nashville Functional Programmers (NashFP)

Monthly lab (think three hour code camp) for programmers interested in functional programming (e.g. Clojure, Erlang, F# Haskell, Lisp). All skill-levels, platforms, backgrounds and languages welcome.

Nashville Game Developers Like on Facebook

Mailing list and monthly meetings focused on independent game development on multiple platforms and a place to network with folks to create video games.

Nashville Java User's Group (NJUG) Connect on LinkedInFollow on Twitter

Discussions and presentations about Java as a language, platform and community, including emerging JVM languages, various libraries, tools, JSRs, components, IDEs, and news.

Nashville Linux Users Group (NLUG) Connect on LinkedIn

Monthly meetings, community advocacy, quarterly install fests and other Linux-related projects.

Nashville PHP User Group Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetings to exchange ideas and talk about code, architecture, innovation, and open source in general.

Nashville Ruby on Rails Meetup Group

Monthly meetings to bring together everyone interested in and using Ruby on Rails for software development.

NashvilleTech Meetup Group Follow on Twitter

Open, monthly presentations about current technology trends and techniques where you can learn and meet others interested in all aspects of today’s Internet and technology, including web trends, social media, SEO, application development, online marketing, graphic design, databases, mobile environments, or just for fun web stuff.

Nashville UX Follow on Twitter

Discussion list and monthly meetings for user experience professionals.

PyNash

Python Nashville User Group, featuring discussion list and occasional meetups.

WordPress Nashville Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Bringing WordPress users, developers, designers, bloggers and newbies together to network and learn from each other about the most popular content management system on the Internet.


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