Louisville Technology User Groups & Meetups

A directory of technology-centric user groups and meeetups in Louisville, Kentucky.

Meets sporadically

@aigalou

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AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future.

Meets sporadically

AI is becoming more applied into our everyday and understanding how to effectively implement AI solutions can bring value to businesses and customers. We will cover AI Consortium, Market Insights, and Microsoft Azure AI Use Cases.

Meets sporadically

@codeforkyana

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We bring together community organizers, developers, and designers to use technology to improve the lives of citizens.

Meets monthly on changing dates

A social event for Code Louisville students, graduates, mentors, staff, and friends to hang out, have a drink, talk, or play a game.

Meets monthly

@cm_louisville

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Our free, monthly events feature a short talk and breakfast!

@DerbyPy

A meetup for anyone interested in the Python programming language. All skill levels are welcome. :)

Meets every two weeks

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Developers are always striving to learn more. Unfortunately development books can be dry and boring. Fortunately friends are fun. This group attempts to tackle boring development books in a social learning atmosphere with code challenges that correspond with the chapters.

Meets monthly

For anyone interested in: Cloud / Containers, Infrastructure / Ops Automation, Continuous Integration / Delivery / Deployment, Monitoring / Metrics, Lean/Agile for Development or Operations

Meets monthly

DevSecHops Louisville is a casual networking group for IT professionals to engage in fun & interactive events around Louisville. All engineers, IT, and InfoSec enthusiasts at any career stage interested in networking with a local community of like-minded DevOps, Security, Networking, & Cloud engineers - please join us for a few cold ones!

@elixir_lou

We are group of programmers, students, and technology enthusiasts who are excited about the Elixir programming language. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics related to the Elixir ecosystem, distributed systems, and functional programming. All skill levels are welcome!

Meets sporadically

GoLou is Louisville's meetup for all Gophers in the Kentuckiana area interested in learning and sharing about the programming language Golang.

Meets sporadically

Gathering of hardware, electronics, and embedded makers. We'll be the folks with the blinkys.

Meets sporadically

@ioniclouisville

This meetup will talk about ionic and the future of application development. Ionic will be pushed to the limits and used in new ways. Anyone who is interested in hybrid development and or who has experience in native/hybrid development should join.

Meets one Friday a month @ 11am

@issakentuckiana

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If you are interested in Information Security and live in the Kentuckiana region, then you’ve come to the right place. Our chapter offers many benefits for seasoned security-minded professionals and relative newcomers to the field such as monthly meetings that provide opportunities for experiential learning and professional networking.

Meets the 2nd Tuesday every month @ 6pm

@ITHHLouKY

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The IT Happy Hour is a monthly event where IT People in the Louisville area can get together to discuss ideas and projects, fails and wins.

Meets one Thursday each month @ 6:00pm

@ixdalouisville

Formerly known as LouisvilleUX! We are a group for anyone interested in creating great experiences for the users of their products, websites, apps, robots, whatever. Join us to meet new people and chat about user centered design, lean UX, UI design, IA, usability, research, new tools and the importance of getting your ideas out of the building. We're everyone who is interested in the field, whether you're a designer, entrepreneur, researcher, or developer. No previous experience necessary.

Meets the 2nd Monday every month @6pm

We are a group of developers and enthusiasts who are interested in learning about Java, the Java Virtual Machine, and all of the things you can do on top of the JVM.

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month @ 7pm

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@JsLouKY

JSLou is a gathering where people of any experience level, and all types of JavaScript can feel right at home.

Meets the 2nd Wednesday every month @ 6:30pm

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#kyoss on Freenode

The Kentucky Open Source Society (KYOSS) is a group of Programmers, Sysadmins, Devops, Linux enthusiasts, Web Developers, Mobile Developers, and just about anyone else who is interested in technology.

Meets Monthly

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@CloudLouisville

CNCF Official meetup for learning and sharing about Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies.

Meets the 3rd Thursday every month @ 6:30pm

@LouDotNet

The Louisville .NET Meetup group is dedicated to helping developers around Louisville to become better developers with an emphasis on the Microsoft .NET technology stack.

Meets Monthly

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@Louisville_AWS

Come check us out to learn and share how you're using the AWS platform.

Meets monthly on a Thursday at 6pm

If you are modernizing your business with Big Data and want your entire organization to benefit through compelling data visualizations, need to engage your audience with intuitive and interactive reports and dashboards on any device, or are new to BI and are interested to learn more about the use of BI in applications – then this group is for YOU!

Meets sporadically

@CivicDataAlly

Civic Data Alliance is interested in ethically liberating, improving, gathering, defining, and reporting on public data and the state of civic tech, while fostering an inclusive and diverse civic tech community.

Meets sporadically

Our group is generally made up of folks who all have a passion for Microsoft SQL Server and the technologies that surround it.

Meetup for Haskell enthusiasts. Haskell is an elegant and powerful language with a reputation for stretching your brain.

Are you keyboard-curious? Have been hearing about mechanical keyboard or gaming keyboards, and wanting to try them? There will be plenty of keyboards to try out and help you decide if they are for you.

Meets every other Sunday @ 2pm

@LouMakesGames

Louisville's game development community. We support game developers of all skill levels and backgrounds. We want to create a safe environment where everyone can learn and participate.

Meets the last Friday every month @ 11:30 am

@LouMUG

It’s a forum for computer professionals in the Louisville area interested in gaining and sharing knowledge in Microsoft technologies through networking and education.

Calling all designers, animators and engineers of motion. This is a group for anyone interested in animation and motion design - motion graphics artists, 2D & 3D animators, VFX artists, and creative coders. The plan is to create a regular meetup where we can share our work, learn from each other, listen guest speakers, and collaborate on projects together.

Meets Monthly

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We discuss how we can solve problems using Data Science

Remote workers have unique challenges. So, let’s get together and talk about those challenges, help each other, and meet others.

Meets every other Thursday @ 7:00pm, check meetup.com for date and location.

@lvlrb

Slack

Meetup for Ruby developers and the Ruby-curious.

Meets the second Friday of every month @ 11:30am

@LouSPUG

Facebook

LouSPUG meets monthly to discuss SharePoint from the perspectives of administrators, developers, and end users.

Meets the 1st Wednesday every month @ 6pm

Formerly LouPUG, the Louisville PHP User Group, we have shifted our focus on Software Engineering. While code samples may still include PHP, we didn't want to limit our members to a single technology. If you are strictly interested in PHP, check out the KYOSS Meetup.

Meets sporadically

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We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area.

@louisvillesmug

Covering MS System Center and other products. We meet once a month, and attendance is free.

Meets the first Thursday every month

If you're a woman in any STEM field looking to meet & hang out with other amazing women, we'd love to meet you, too! We will get together monthly to network, learn from each other, and offer support.

Many tech leaders get the job by default. They’re the best or most senior technologist and suddenly find themselves leading meetings, negotiating for resources, making strategic decisions their bosses don’t understand and can’t help with, participating in hiring, and a whole range of other mission-critical activities that fall outside of the technical toolbox. This meetup is for tech leads, managers, and directors of technical teams to get together a few times a year to learn, share, and have some fun. Sign up, let’s meet up, and we’ll find ways to help each other become better leaders. Look for morning and evening meetups, as well as special events a few times each year.

Open meetings every Tues at 8pm and assorted workshops

@LVL1HackerSpace

LVL1 is Louisville's premier original hackerspace. We are friendly community of tinkerers, makers, engineers, educators, scientists, artists, hackers and overall geeks. Anyone who is, aspires to be, or just wants to hang around smart, creative, friendly mad scientist maker/hacker Louisvillians is welcome at LVL1! We’ve got lots of cool tools and equipment. We like to work on (and show off) fun and challenging technical projects.

Meets the 1st Tuesday every month @ 6pm

@OpenHackLVL

Code together on anything, learn from, and teach each other. Together we can have fun while becoming better at our craft.

Meets the 3rd Tuesday every month @ 6:00pm

Tech Foundations Louisville is a meetup open to anyone interested in introductory-level topics in technology. This group is dedicated toward those that have some exposure technology and may be new to the industry or hoping to get into it. Our goal is to have speakers and discussion topics that are relevant to everyone interested in technology, whether they're new or an industry vetera. We will have a few minutes before each event to socialize followed by a topic discussion each month.

Meets the 2nd Tuesday every month @ 6:00pm

@techtalksky

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Tech Talks KY (formerly LEX>>FWD) is a meetup group with talks in both Louisville and Lexington. We focus on software, programming and IT technologies. Our aim is to be platform agnostic and to focus on overall concepts and practices. We are open to everyone.

Meets sporadically

The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) is the open membership association for the technology community in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Its mission is to facilitate exchanges through networks that promote meaningful outcomes for technologists.

Meets the 2nd Tuesday every month @ 6:15 pm

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Meets sporadically

@YpalLouisville

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The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community.