Maine User Groups & Meetups

TechMaine is a strong proponent for community groups. User Groups and Meetups are typically organized within the community and are managed by teams of volunteers, who set schedules, select topics, and help facilitate the meetings.

This overview page lists active and pending groups (perhaps some inactive ones) as well as some organizations that serve the tech community. Please tell us if you're interested in a group that doesn't appear. We'll create an entry at the top of the list and open up a page for community comments to help you get a group started. Contact us if you lead one of the groups below, or a group not listed, and would like to edit/add a listing. Listed groups must have relevant linkage to Maine's technology sectors.

Can you host a meeting?
The Groups and Meetups are always looking for available venues at which to hold meetings. You can help us keep the community connected if you have space available for meetings. Meetings are held at offices, libraries, cafeterias, hotels, and pubs. Let us know if you have a location that could support Maine's technology community. Visit the Available Venues Page and tell us about your facility.

AIGA

AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business, and cultural force.

Amazing Charts User Group

Most of us are in a similar boat, i.e. small practice, small budgets, and often are self-administering IT services. Where the "little guys" are disappearing faster than carrier pigeons, banding together is our best hope for survival.

Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE)

ACE monthly programs provide members and guests the opportunity to establish relationships through networking and to build working relationships with other professionals. Monthly program topics are selected as a means of strengthening the skills of members and increasing their awareness and knowledge of markets, business and social trends and professional disciplines that will enhance...

Bangor Area .NET Developers Group (BAND)

The BAND is all about bringing top-quality development discussions to the Bangor area, coming together as a group of developers who want to bring the best to the table at our workplaces and in the communities in which we live, work and play.

Big Data Deep Analytics

Technical and entrepreneurial group to present and discuss big data and deep analytics results in bioinformatics, retail, healthcare, insurance, finance, and sensor networks.

Black Belt Mindset Mastermind Group

Black Belt Mindset means excellence in business, personal and professional life. The Black Belt Mindset Mastermind Group is network for people dedicated to excellence and the never-ending pursuit of self-perfection for personal and professional success & happiness!

Capital Apple Macintosh User Group (CAMP)

CAMP is a Maine nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation whose members have banded together to share their expertise and increase their computing knowledge. CAMP is not sponsored by or affiliated with any vendor or commercial organization.

Casco Bay .Net Users Group

Held right here in Portland, ME cbnug is the newly reformed .NET user group. Our mission is to server the .NET community by not only bringing in great speakers and introducing you to new tools and technologies, but also by fostering an environment that encourages you to bring your work both struggles and ideas to the group to share knowledge. As the saying goes, a rising tide raises all ships.

Central Maine WordPress Users & Developers Group

Central Maine WordPress Users & Developers Group caters to WordPress users and developers located in the state of Maine and beyond.

Django User Group

This group was created so that people living in Maine can get together and discuss Django and other python related topics.

Drupal User Group

The Drupal User Group, meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend meetings. Please feel free to attend!

Dynamics GP Users Group

Tidestone Solutions hosts quarterly meetings for Dynamics GP Users. This group provides an opportunity to connect with other local businesses who are using Dynamics GP.

E2Tech

E2Tech provides a monthly forum series (Sept-June) that seeks to provide timely information about Maine's clean technology sector. E2Tech also hosts periodic networking events to foster business-to-business opportunities within Maine's clean tech economy. Additionally, preceding each forum, a 45 minute block of time is reserved for networking. We hope you can join us.

Hack Maine Innovation Group

The purpose of this group is to bring about Maine's first tech-focused conference north of Portland.

Hack Portland

We'll try our best to get together once a month to do a little show and tell, shoot the breeze and have a few drinks if so inclined. No rules - just bring your weird ideas and stories of hacking the world.

HUG ME - Hubspot User Group Maine

HubSpot User Groups, or HUGs for short, are customer-organized groups that meet in person regularly to talk everything HubSpot.

Hydrogen Energy Center

The Hydrogen Energy Center is a non-profit organization run by visionary volunteers who are acting on their commitment to a better energy future.

Maine Agile User Group

This is an online community to supplement our regular meetings. We welcome all those who want to explore the world of agile development, and we encourage you to attend our regular meetings!

Maine ASTD

The Maine Chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) is a non-profit organization for those professionals actively engaged in or interested in the fields of training and development. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each morning (no meetings in July/August. Please check our website for any exceptions.

Maine Center for Creativity (MCC)

The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) is about imagining how life in Maine is enriched by creativity and innovation. We work to foster collaborations that link creativity and innovation with business – with the goal of a more prosperous, creative Maine.

Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED)

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) is a private non-profit founded in 1997 that assists entrepreneurs building scalable innovation based Maine businesses. Although historically a traditional incubator that offered entrepreneurs space located on an academic campus, MCED is now a leading edge virtual resource for the most promising startups, regardless of their Maine location.

Maine Cyber Security Cluster

Housed at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Cyber Security Cluster is the state's national hub for cyber security solutions and workforce development.

Maine DEF CON

The DEF CON groups spawned off the the annual conference and server as a gathering point for people interested in the alternate applications of modern technology and in particular it’s application to security.

Maine Developer Network

The Maine Developer Network is a user group focused on bringing quality .NET resources to the developers in the State of Maine. The Maine Developer Network aims to organize at least one meeting per month in the Augusta area.

Maine Entrepreneurs

A Group for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners living and/or working in Maine. We have members from Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Lewiston, Auburn, and more.

Maine Flash Platform User Group

A Maine community for users of Flex, Flash and Actionscript, along with other complimentary technologies.

Maine GIS User Group

The Maine GIS Users Group - MEGUG - was started in 1993 as a means for GIS practitioners in Maine and nearby states to gather in order to exchange ideas and information. Since its founding, MEGUG still focuses on serving it members - GIS users.

Maine Hacker Club

Have a hankering for hacking? Been pounding away at a programming project? It's time to come out of the woodwork and pool our hacker minds for our mutual benefit. Bring your ideas, projects, and laptops to this shared hacking experience.

Maine Information Security Professionals - (ISC)2 Maine Chapter

Maine InfoSec Professionals: Providing Maine and Northern New England information security professionals an opportunity to share resources, best practices, information, articles and peer-to-peer advice.

Maine Internet Entrepreneurs

This Meetup Group is designed to assist people with the great ideas to come together with Internet experts in the area.

Maine Internet Marketing Meetup

This group welcomes those living or working in Maine who have an interest in Internet Marketing. From newbies, to IM warriors, to entrepreneurs who want to learn how to market on the web - this group is for you. Meet, form joint ventures, find copywriters or designers, gather expert advice.

Maine Java Users Group

The Maine Java Users Group (MEJUG) is a volunteer organization that strive to distribute Java-related knowledge around the state of Maine. We provide a meeting place for Java users to get information, share resources and solutions, increase networking, expand Java Technology expertise, and above all, drink beer, eat pizza and have fun.

Maine Linux User's Group - MELUG

We are a small group, open to the public, consisting of everyone from hobbyists to professionals, from hard core Unix users to newbies to the merely curious.

Maine Macintosh Owners & Operators Society

A registered Apple User Group in Mid-Coast Maine.

Maine Marketing Association

It is the first group of its kind in Maine, dedicated exclusively to marketing education. The MMA is the resource for advancing the practice of marketing and the professional development of marketers in Maine.

Maine Ruby Users Group

Maine Ruby Users Group is a group of people who are enthusiasts of the Ruby programming language and the Ruby on Rails web development framework.

Maine Salesforce.com User Group

Salesforce.com user groups are a great way for people to share best practices, knowledge and ideas in an effort to help us all make the best possible user of the SFDC platform. This group is based in the state of Maine, and we welcome members from all parts of the state.

Maine SharePoint User Group

This SPUG meetings will offer up a real dialogue for those using SharePoint in Maine. Group members will take turns presenting on topics and discussing, and we look forward to gathering new ideas for what other SharePoint users would like to talk or hear about.

Maine Successful Thinkers

Successful Thinkers is a new, dynamic concept for individuals who want to be successful in every aspect of their lives. What makes Successful Thinkers truly unique is that it incorporates the best of technology; Internet, multi-media and the like with the best of personal, face-to-face interaction.

Maine Technology Institute (MTI)

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is an industry-led, publicly-funded, nonprofit corporation that offers early-stage capital and commercialization assistance in the form of competitive grants, loans and equity investment for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.

Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG)

MTUG brings together interested individuals in the Maine computer networking and telecommunications industries for education, information, and networking. MTUG members include end users, vendors, consultants, government officials, and other parties who care about issues that affect the IT and telecommunications of the state.

Maine WordPress Meetup

This is a group for people interested in WordPress. Whether you are a developer, a designer, a blogger, a small business owner, a large business owner, or something else entirely, if you're interested in WordPress, let's get together and meet each other, talk, teach things to each other, and explore the community!

Manufacturers Association of Maine

A sampling of the Manufacturers Association of Maine events includes: Networking opportunities, monthly meetings, tours, and educational and professional workshops.

ME Women in Computing

This is a group for Women in Computing in Maine. This group is for building a community with everything that that entails.

Midcoast Magnet

Midcoast Magnet develops leaders in support of innovative projects that foster creativity, livability and economic vitality. We're a non-profit organization of people dedicated to vibrant culture, entrepreneurship, and socially and professional networking.

New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA)

The New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) is a professional organization that provides a forum for: promoting and facilitating the use and integration of spatial information technology, fostering relationships, professional development, and...

New England DB2 Users Group

To provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the DB2 Family and related products and tools.

New England Electronic Commerce Users Group

The New England Electronic Commerce Users' Group (NEECOM), formerly the New England EDI Users' Group (NEEDI), is a nonprofit organization established in 1990. Today our members are large and small organizations in a variety of industries.

New England Java Users Group (NEJUG)

The New England Java Users Group is open to everyone interested in Java and the JVM. Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. The meetings and membership are free. We do not hold meetings in July and December.

Northeast Arc Users Group

The Northeast Arc Users Group (NEARC) is one of several independent regional organizations that represent users of Geographic Information System (GIS) software developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

PechaKucha Maine

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

PelotonLabs

PelotonLabs is a community workspace that opened in February 2011 at 795 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. It was conceived of and developed by Peter Bass and Elizabeth Trice. The two had previously worked on residential developments incorporating unique and progressive ownership models and amenities.

Portland iOS Developer Network (iPhone/iPad)

We'll be meeting to share discoveries, opportunities, quandaries, and solutions relating to development for Apple iPhone and iPad. We'll provide time for informal meeting, encourage members to make presentations and to share their problems with the group.

Portland Maine Android Developer Network

This is a social meetup for Portland area Android and mobile developers. Come meet for a drink and catch up on all the new mobile developments.

Portland SCORE

SCORE Portland is part of the nation's premier mentoring organization for small business. Our 40 local volunteers have counseled and provided small business training for thousands of Maine entrepreneurs who had a business idea, wanted to start a business, or had a business problem to solve. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Portland Startupers

Portland Startupers is a community focused on Maine mobile and web startups, technologists, entrepreneurship, founders, investors, designers, pitchers, networkers, hackers, and everyone else that fits this spectrum. Our focus is to make Portland the place where young people retire. Let's make Maine the next startup Mecca for creative projects.

Portland Web Developer Group

A group to bring together Maine-based Web developers to learn, hack, and grow.

Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Maine Chapter was established in 1986 and is recognized, per capita, as one of the most active chapters in the United States. The Chapter holds monthly meetings, publishes a newsletter, provides free technical and educational advisory services to members and interested corporations, and operates a project management training program.

PROPEL

PROPEL is a meaningful networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals. Our agenda? To enrich Portland by connecting and developing Portland’s young professionals. We bring together people like you, who live and work in the Portland area, who feel it important to make friends, learn, and establish ourselves as vital components in southern Maine’s successful future.

PubHub

Our goal is to create a space that encourages free and open discussion of technology & entrepreneurship and the associated challenges that we all face here in Maine. We ask that all attendees respect the speaker, sponsors and other attendees and refrain from using this event to solicit new business.

PWM TOOOL

You may have all the right software to keep your servers secure from remote attackers, but what kind of locks are your servers? Are those locks well made? Could someone just steal your servers?

SAS User Group of Maine

SUGME is a not-for-profit organization and is incorporated in the State of Maine. It was founded in December, 1999.

Social Media Breakfast Bangor

Social Media Breakfast Bangor started in June 2011 when a group of Bangor-area social media enthusiasts (Tanya, Christina, Justin, Angelia, and Gibran) decided to bring the Social Media Breakfast concept to the Bangor area.

Social Media Breakfast Central Maine

Social Media Breakfast Central Maine is the monthly meeting that brings like-minded individuals who live, work or play in greater Waterville and Augusta areas together to discuss everything and anything that is social media.

Social Media Breakfast Maine

Once a month we get together to share experiences, stories and learn from each other on a variety of different topics in and around the social media sphere. We look forward to the new mix each month.

Southern Maine Microsoft User Group (SMMUG)

Southern Maine Microsoft User Group (SMMUG) Meets monthly There is no charge to attend SMMUG, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Southern Maine Web Developers Group

Southern Maine Web Developers Group is a group of web developers, of all abilities and disciplines, in the Southern Maine area.

SQL Server User Group Maine PASS

Maine PASS is a chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.

ThinkTank Portland

Think Tank is Portland's telecommuting hub. With two locations in the downtown area, we offer a variety of Private offices, Dedicated Desks, Conference Rooms and Shared Work Stations. Members have access to the space 24/7/365.

WORK it UP

We are committed to improving Maine's economy. We are socially aware professionals who have responded to a genuine need in the business community. We have pledged to lend our expertise to help businesses survive and grow. We provide Pro Bono assistance to small & mid-size companies, nonprofit organizations, and individual entrepreneurs.