User Groups

Looking to connect with the tech community in Nashville? These are the user groups you should join. 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.)

This page is no longer being updated here. For the up-to-date version, go to TechFed Nashville.

Data Science Nashville

Monthly meetup for current and aspiring Data Science practitioners to discuss the techniques of data science, independent of the tools used for it. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices.

Design Thinking Nashville

Monthly "caffy hour" for those who have an interest in design thinking and are looking for support in innovation or improving the culture of work. Offers monthly content from introductions in design thinking to deep dives in empathy or prototyping.


Monthly meetup to talk about all things elixir.

Franklin Developer Lunch & Learn

Monthly lunch for developers featuring high quality talks about web and mobile development.

Google Developer Group Music City (GDG) Like on Facebook

Monthly meetings to discuss recent events and trends, and generally to hear a presentation from someone who wants to show off their latest app or library. (See also, Nashville Mobile Development User Group.)

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.

Make Nashville Meetup

Monthly meetup for makers, hardware hackers, do-it-yourselfers and warrantee breakers.

MidTn Robotic Arts Society (MTRAS) Like on Facebook

Monthly meetings to discuss robotics technology.

NashFSharp Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetup for anyone who has an interest in F#.

NashJS Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetup to talk about what we're doing and what's happening around us in the world of JavaScript.

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 (Nashville AWS)

Monthly meetings to discuss use of Amazon Web Services.

Nashville API Developers Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetup for those passionate about API development. If you are a provider of Web APIs, consumer of Web APIs or are just interested in learning more about Web APIs, this is a group for you.

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 Business Intelligence User Group (NashBI) Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetings to provide education and networking opportunities for a community of data loving individuals. Also a local chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and catering primarily to BI on the Microsoft stack.

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 Code User Group Leadership

This group is for anyone interested learning to combine hardware & software to make music and visual art. All technical and artistic skill levels are welcome.

Nashville Creative Coders Follow on Twitter

Meta user group for leaders of code-focused user groups to meet, share initiatives, and in general support each other. Open to any organizer of an initiative based in Nashville that focuses on growing, supporting and teaching the developer community.

Nashville DevOps Meetup

Periodic meetings throughout Nashville for anyone interested in promoting and adopting DevOps in their organization.

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 Follow on Twitter

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

Nashville Functional Programmers (NashFP) Follow on Twitter

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 FacebookFollow on Twitter

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 Girl Geek Dinner Like on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Monthly dinner and drinks for girl geeks to hear female and male speakers in areas of their expertise, from well-known names to the up-and-coming and encouraging networking amongst the girl geeks and recruiting by the sponsoring company.

Nashville Java Users' Group (NJUG) Follow 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)

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

Nashville Lisp Sync

Monthly hack night for Lispers to contribute to open source, work on personal projects, and teach and learn from one another.

Nashville Microcontrollers Users' Group (NashMicro) Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetings for microcontroller enthusiasts.

Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group

Monthly meetup to educate and inform its members about all aspects of Windows Azure that are relevant to CIOs, CTOs, Architects, Developers, IT infrastructure Managers and others.

Nashville Mobile Development User Group Follow on Twitter

Monthly meetings to discuss recent events and trends, and generally to hear a presentation from someone who wants to show off their latest app or library. (See also, Google Developer Group Music City.)

Nashville MongoDB User Group (NLUG)

Monthly meetup for developers to learn more about the open source, JSON-based document database MongoDB.

Nashville .Net User Group (NashDotNet) Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

The educational and social hub for the Nashville .NET community, meets twice a month (a lecture on the 2nd Thursday, and a hands-on lab on the 3rd Thursday). A fun and welcoming bunch of developers of all skill levels and backgrounds, who truly enjoy learning.

Nashville PHP User Group Follow on Twitter

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

Nashville Product Meetup Connect on LinkedInLike on FacebookFollow on Twitter

Monthly meetup with presentations, networking and discussions about product development, management and marketing.

Nashville R Users Group

Welcoming all stripes of data, statistics, science, and data science enthusiasts in the Nashville area. Our first love is R, but we'll entertain other packages as well.

Nashville Ruby on Rails Meetup Group (Nash.rb)

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

Nashville Ruby on Rails Beginners

Semi-monthly meetup to learn Ruby on Rails from a beginner level for people who want to build their own web apps, developers new to Ruby on Rails, graphic designers who want to learn Ruby on Rails, people who want to get a job in web development.

Nashville SEO & Internet Marketing Group

Monthly meetings to help business owners and entrepreneurs get found on the web by sharing tips and discussing how web technology can help your business grow using search engine optimization, Internet marketing, social media, Google, web design, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Nashville SharePoint Users Group Connect on LinkedInFollow on Twitter

Monthly meetings developers, administrators and business users to gain insight from world-class speakers and fellow professionals and to promote the SharePoint community in the Middle Tennessee area.

Nashville SQL Server Users Group

Monthly meetings to provide SQL Server education and networking opportunities for SQL Server professionals. Also the local chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), the world-wide SQL Server User Group.

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.

Nashville Web Design Meetup Group

Monthly meetup for web designers who are truly passionate about stepping their game up to the next level by talking about issues pertinent to the web design industry, as well as getting to know each other, networking, and trading secrets and techniques.

Nashville Women Programmers

Dedicated to furthering the careers of local women in software development. Open to all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds, meetings focus on coding, learning, networking, and having fun with programming.

Nashville Xamarin User Group

Monthly meetup of mobile C# developers who want to help one another better understand and utilize the Xamarin toolset for building apps across multiple devices and platforms, in particular iOS and Android.


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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