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

IT Game Day: Winter 2017 (Sunday, March 5th, 2017)

It’s been awile. So let’s get together for some gaming!

For those who haven’t attended, this is a day for tech pros and their family and friends to hang out and play tabletop games. You’re encouraged to bring your favorite games and teach them to the rest of us. Have a game you want to playtest? Bring that and we’ll give it a shot.

As always, we will have plenty of food and drinks on hand.

Register for free today at www.Eventbrite.com


Stir Trek (May 5th, 2017)

Stir Trek is a one-day conference focused on teaching software developers, and others in the industry, the latest and greatest in technologies, techniques, and tools. The full day of content is always concluded with a private screening of a blockbuster film on its opening day.

Path to Agility (May 25-26th, 2017)

The Path to Agility conference was developed to further COHAA’s mission to promote the use of Agile practices and principles. COHAA has engaged a number of national and regional Agile thought leaders to provide session content focused on a mix of business, technical, and/or management topics. Whether you are well along the path or just starting out, this conference will help guide you in the right direction.

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.