Local Events


Arena Tech Night

Arena Tech Night is all about Technology, Community, Fun, Food and Drinks. It is for people who are passionate about technology, and enjoy networking with others who share that same passion. As a community-driven event, Arena Tech Night attendees help drive the process: attendees suggest topics they would like to learn about, they help gather presenters for those topics, and then they vote on which topics they would most like to see next.

For more information visit www.arenatechnight.com

Conferences


Detroit.Code() (July 10-12th, 2017)

Detroit.Code() is a professional conference for anyone involved with the creation of software. It’s an Amegala event, so you know you’re going to get the best mix of local, regional and national experts delivering TONS of sessions on the hottest technology, all for a reasonable price. This is the conference you’ve been waiting for. You’re going to love this!

M3 Conference (Aug 2017)

M3 Conference was founded in 2010 as an intentional movement towards delivering innovative and thought-provoking sessions with an emphasis on mobile technology and the ultimate impact it had on user experience. But has quickly become enveloped in moving the dialogue towards our over-arching goals as technologists, and becoming more aware of how privacy and communications are affected in the decisions we make when envisioning the best designs and functionality. We at M3 are excited about the room for a perspective that utilizes the full potential of our understanding to competitively drive business value while also seeking to improve the world around us. The rise of “connectivity” within the “Internet of Things” coupled with a “smart” perspective towards technology and its solutions can spur our “best” technological efforts.

Cloud Develop (Aug / Sept 2017)

CloudDevelop aims to bring together people exploring every aspect of cloud computing from App Dev to DevOps.

DogFood Con (Oct 5-6th, 2017)

Dog Food Conference is a two day event focused on Microsoft tools and technologies including ALM, Azure, SQL/BI, CRM, DevOps, Infrastructure, Mobile, .NET, Office 365, SharePoint, Windows, and more.

User Groups


As part of our ongoing user group outreach we would like to let you know about some other user groups you might be interested in attending.

The Windows Dev User Group

The Windows Developer User Group has been established to nurture knowledge base and collaboration among Windows application developers & enthusiasts. While we are primarily based in Columbus OH, developers from all around Ohio, neighboring states and just about anybody who has interest in the Microsoft ecosystem, is most welcome.

Central Ohio Azure User Group

The Central Ohio Azure User Group is a group for anyone interested in the Microsoft Azure platform. This group will cover development techniques for using various Azure technologies, architectural patterns, and pretty much anything else related to Azure.

Buckeye SharePoint User Group

We are a group of local professionals with a passion for SharePoint. The group is open to anyone with an interest in working with the SharePoint technologies. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month. Free to attend. Food and drinks provided.​ For more information visit www.buckeyespug.com.

Columbus SQL Server User Group

We are data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning. Visit columbus.sqlpass.org for more information.

Central Ohio Agile Association

The Central Ohio Agile Association (COHAA) is a non-profit group of IT and Business professionals dedicated to finding a better way to deliver software. COHAA is dedicated to promoting the use of Agile practices and principles in project management, software development, quality assurance, and business analysis with an emphasis on solution delivery. COHAA supports and promotes the adoption of Agile practices in software development and delivery. COHAA acts as a resource for individuals and organizations that use, or are interested in using Agile frameworks and practices such as XP, Scrum, TDD, FDD, Lean, & Kanban.

Columbus JavaScript User Group

The Columbus JavaScript User Group meets the third Wednesday of every month at The Forge (580 N. 4th). Food arrives at 6:30. Talks start at 7pm.

Columbus OWASP

The Columbus OWASP group meets regularly (check meetup site) to discuss / focus on improving software security.

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.

Columbus Web Group

The Columbus Web Group is an organization that is committed to sharing web development and design best practices in a relaxed atmosphere with web professionals and students of any skill level. We hold monthly gatherings to share our knowledge on best practices and emerging technologies.

Columbus Devs Book Club

The Columbus Devs Book Club is open to any developer in the area interested in reading and discussing books.

For more information follow the group on twitter at @ColsDevBookClub

Grove City Code Crafters

Grove City Code Crafters is a discussion group open to developers and technologists of any background or experience level. The group meets once a month on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at The Naz on Hoover Rd in Grove City. Sign up for the mailing list for meeting announcements.


If you know of another user group or event we should post please contact us.