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7 tech meetups you can join in Philly

Joining a meetup group is a great way to network, meet likeminded people, expand your skillset and advance your career. Here are just a few that will be represented at Super Meetup 2019.

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Technical.ly’s mission is focused on bringing communities together. The same could be said of meetups. But how do you get all of a city’s niche tech meetups together in one place for one purpose? You create a Super Meetup.

The idea of Super Meetup is simple: Affinity groups are integral to any tech scene. Every now and then, it makes sense to rally the leaders and members of a city’s tech-related groups and gather for one big mixer. It’s a chance to make new friends, forge new connections and see who’s working on cool stuff.

Super Meetup 2019 goes down Thursday, Aug. 22, at Cherry Street Pier from 5 to 8 p.m., and we already have over 22 meetup groups confirmed for the event. Here’s a preview and description (provided by each group’s Meetup.com page and lightly edited) of just some of those groups that you can meet.

Psst, it’s not too late to get your meetup group involved: Email events@technical.ly for more information.


Philadelphia Internet of Things Meetup

Philly IoT Meetup is a group for anyone interested in creating, building, learning, working, participating in, or just talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). We are building a community of IoT enthusiasts in Philadelphia and our surroundings. Our goal is to bring in speakers from Philadelphia and beyond to educate and inspire our members so that Philly can develop as a hub of IoT innovation. We welcome all who are interested in learning more about the future of tech.

Angular Developers — Philadelphia!

This group is focused on learning Angular in the Philadelphia community. We host events that feature various topics and presentation types for developers and entrepreneurs of ALL skill levels. These events include hackathons, angular demo days, happy hours and more.

Makers Meetup

Makers Meetup brings together manufacturers and producers of all kinds, large and small, including entrepreneurs with 3D printers. Some of the events they have hosted include sessions on the future of food, the future of aerial robotics, and the history of manufacturing in Philadelphia.


Data Science Philadelphia

DataPhilly is a community-run group for anyone interested in gaining insights from data. Topics include (but are not limited to) predictive analytics, applied machine learning, big data, data warehousing, and data science.


Calling all aspiring, novice and diverse techies, techpreneurs, entrepreneurs and financiers to meet regularly and discuss their projects, companies, and share the latest news in the tech sector. Come to learn from others, come to share. No posing, no stunting, no cliques. Just trying to move the ball forward purposefully so that we do not miss out on the future, which is already here!

Philadelphia Women In Data

Women in Data is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that increases diversity in data careers. WID provides quarterly symposiums to give members networking access to companies hiring in their community and leaders who share their knowledge and experiences. WID also has a residency program that provides individuals the opportunity to refine their skills, gain work experience, and receive career advancement options.

Code for Philly

Code for Philly is a community of civic technologists. We use tech, data, and design as a means of civic engagement. We’re what happens when civic-minded developers, designers, coders, organizers, and communicators come together to build a better Philadelphia for everyone. We apply our skills as technologists to problem solve alongside members of our communities and local government.


Visit the Super Meetup Philly page for more information on the event, participating meetup groups and sponsor organizations, and to register.

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