Monthly Tech Meetups

Please note that tech meetups are subject to cancellations and schedule changes. Please check our calendar for updates. All meetups are virtual as of late March 2020 unless noted otherwise in the event’s description.

AnsibleCU

This meetup focuses on learning how to manage, test and deploy infrastructure such as Ansible, Terraform, and Code tools to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on routine server configuration.

Held on the last Friday of the month, 12 to 1pm. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Champaign Blockchain Meetup

This is a group for those interested in distributed ledger technology, including blockchains, cryptocurrency, cryptography, smart contracts, DApps, and more.

Held on the third Friday of the month, 12 to 1pm. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Cloud Computing Platform User Group Meetup

This meetup is targeted towards professionals and students in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding region with an interest in cloud computing platforms including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Alibaba Cloud.

Held on the second Thursday of the month, 12 to 1pm. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

CU JavaScript

This meetup fosters discussions about JavaScript tips, tricks, hacks, and frameworks with some of the best local coders. Share what you’ve been working on with others.

Held on the last Wednesday of the month, 6 to 7pm. Location rotates. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Data Science User Group

The aim of this user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group serves both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry. Undergraduate students are welcome.

Held on the first Friday of the month, 12 to 1pm. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Digital Forensics User Group

This is a meetup for those interested analyzing digital data for investigative purposes.

Held on the second Friday of the month, 12 to 1pm. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is led by Alex Gorsuch, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Research Park. This East Central Illinois chapter of Startup Grind brings together community and university entrepreneurs to share ideas, best practices, and passion for changing the world through lean, customer-focused innovation.

Held on the last Wednesday of the month, 3:30 to 4:30pm. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.