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.

Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE)

The Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE) is a non-profit association of independent consultants.

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.

Big Gig

Our goal is to hold events that make sharing these big ideas a little less scary. We do this by connecting you with folks who are here to help and support you.

Brunswick Landing

Brunswick Landing: Maine’s Center for Innovation is a progressive and innovative business campus located at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB).

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

cbnug fosters a community of developers and software professionals in the .NET space. We reserve a portion of each meeting as workshop for members to bring ideas, current struggles, code snippets etc., and use each other to help us all achieve.

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.

Creative Portland

Creative Portland is a nonprofit organization that leverages, grows, and sustains Portland’s creative industries, enterprises, and workforce.

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 last 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 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.

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC)

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. The Corporation is located in Bangor, Maine and serves the four Eastern Counties of Maine.

Engine Room

From the onset, the founders of Engine Room have envisioned a curated office environment where member business contribute to the creative energy and momentum (vibe) we've established.

Freebie Fridays

Sign up for Freebie Fridays - a monthly meet up where you can talk with software & tech experts about the needs, ideas or road blocks that your start-up is facing.

Fusion Bangor

FUSION:Bangor is the area’s networking group for young residents.

Greendrinks Bangor

Bangor Greendrinks is a free, family friendly gathering.

Greendrinks Portland

Portland Greendrinks is part of the international Greendrinks network — an informal, volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment.

Greenlight Maine

Greenlight Maine is a statewide collaboration of entrepreneurial catalysts and corporate leaders, designed to promote and mentor the development and growth of business in our great state.

Hack Portland

We'll try our best to get together once a week 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

Open to current and prospective Hubspot customers and partners, users and fans of Inbound tactics, we encourage discussions from sales, marketing and executive leadership.

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

As a result of the interested and increasing adoption of Agile practices in Maine-based companies, the Agile Maine group and this website were formed to provide a central communication and coordination point about agile happenings and interests in Maine.

Maine ATD

The Maine Chapter of ATD (Association for Talent Development), formerly ASTD (American Society for Training and Development), is for those professionals actively engaged in or interested in the fields of training and development.

Maine AWS User Group

There is a lot happening in the cloud world, and the leader is Amazon Web Services. From DevOps and Solutions Architecture to Cloud Development, the Maine AWS User Group is for anybody with a passion for cloud computing in Maine.

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 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) assists entrepreneurs building scalable innovation based Maine businesses. MCED is 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 Data Visualization Meetup

Sharing examples of great data visualizations and the methods used to create them.

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 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 Fab Lab

Maine FabLab's first lab was created in June 2013 by Engine, a non-profit arts organization located in Biddeford, Maine.

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 International Trade Center (MITC)

Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is Maine’s leading source for international business assistance.

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.

Maine Java Users Group

The Maine Java Users Group (MEJUG) distributes Java-related knowledge within Maine: 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. We meet the third Tuesday of each month to learn more about using Apple products and the software that powers them

Maine Open Source User Group

We will focus on all things open source such as Linux, Open Source networking technologies and just about anything else you can think of.

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. We welcome members from all parts of the Maine.

Maine Server Side Engineering and Performance Meetup

We are a cross language and platform group, interested in how to make network applications fast, stable, and secure.

Maine Technology Institute (MTI)

MTI 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…and jobs.

Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG)

Individuals and organizations interested in Maine telecommunications and computer networking issues are welcome to participate in MTUG.

Maine UX

We plan to meet once a month to discuss Lean, Agile, Prototyping, User Research, User-Centered Design, best practices, projects, tips, tricks, tools, tech and more.

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!

Manufacturers Association of Maine

The Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAMe) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization comprised of over 300 companies and 100 students in Maine.

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 dedicated to vibrant culture, entrepreneurship, and socially and professional networking.

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

NEURISA provides a forum for: promoting and facilitating the use and integration of spatial information technology, fostering relationships, professional development, and representing the interests of Geographic Information System (GIS).

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).

Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC)

The Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is a membership organization comprised of participating communities and counties in the Aroostook Washington Economic Development District.

Open Bench Project

We cultivate a community of makers by providing access to studio/work space, tools and resources around skill and capacity building.

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 at 795 Congress Street in Portland. It was developed by Peter Bass and Elizabeth Trice. The two have worked on residential developments incorporating unique and progressive ownership models and amenities.

Portland Enterprise Dev Meetup

Join us in creating an environment where software developers meet and share their experiences of software frameworks, architecture, and development processes and practices; open source or not, compiled or scripted.

Portland Erlang and Elixir

Erlang and the OTP framework will reboot your brain and change how you code! It is the secret sauce behind the wildly successful WhatsApp and other Web-scale, high-availability apps. Elixir is the beautiful love child of Ruby and Erlang.

Portland iOS Developer Network (iPhone/iPad)

We meet 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 Maine Magento Meetup

We’ll stay current on Magento products and topics, discuss extensions and templates, share knowledge and experience and network with people interested in Magento. We welcome Magento Developers, Graphic and Web Designers, and Magento users.

Portland OpenGL Meetup

This is a group for all desktop, console or mobile OpenGL developers or anyone interested in 3D development to collaborate, problem solve, socialize, etc.

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.

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.

Portland Web Developer Group

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

Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI 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.

PubHub

Each month up to 100 of Portland’s business, tech, and entrepreneurship focused professionals attend PubHub to learn, share ideas, and grow together.

Southern Maine Microsoft User Group (SMMUG)

SMMUG- Whether you're an IT professional, enterprise leader or business owner, SMMUG is the place to learn from industry experts, get your questions answered and to mingle with IT professionals.

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.

Maine SharePoint User Group

SPUG meetings 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 from SharePoint users.

SQL Server User Group Maine PASS

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

Startup Bangor

Startup Bangor: an emerging network of entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, investors, and creators in the Bangor region dedicated to growing businesses.

Startup Portland

Startup Portland is dedicated to strengthening the city's startup community and connecting its members to startup hub cities around the world.

Telephone Association of New England (TANE)

TANE is the oldest and largest trade association for the local exchange carrier industry in the six states region of New England.

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 provide Pro Bono assistance to small & mid-size companies, nonprofit organizations, and individual entrepreneurs.