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20 Developer Meetups To Watch Out for in April and May

Attending in-person developer events can be a great way to network, find new collaborators for projects, or simply hang out with people who share an interest in all things technology. 

Thanks to Meetup, there are several free and affordable spaces for developers to meet and connect in-person. Some are run by, or at least sponsored by bigger organisations, while others are purely private and volunteer-led. Here’s a curated list of our favorite in-person developer Meetup events to watch out for in April and May. 


Bay Area Meetups

LLM/AI Application Developers Yacht Kickback 

When: Every Sunday at 11:30AM
Where: Marina Blvd & Marina Green Dr, San Francisco, CA
Learn more: Register Now

The DevSecAI Innovators Club hosts weekly in-person meetups on dock G-14 at the San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor. Starting April 7 and throughout April and May, DevSec and AI enthusiasts are welcome to sign up and attend for free. Local drinks sponsored by StreamDeploy are available, and BYOB is encouraged.


AI for Developers #13

When: Wednesday, May 1 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Where: Spaces Mission & 3rd, San Francisco, CA
Learn more: Register Now

This is the free monthly AI for Developers event hosted by SF Bay Area AI User Group. It’s ideal for anyone looking to know more about how to incorporate AI technologies like ChatGPT and Codex into their development processes. The May 1 event will feature talks by experts from UiPath, Activeloop, and Meta, followed by a networking session. 


Alameda Web Development Co-Working

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Where: Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA
Learn more: Register Now

Hosted by the East Bay Web Development Co-working group, this is a weekly meetup that seeks to create an inclusive, structured environment for web developers to get more done on the weekends. There will be work sessions of 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break, plus two longer breaks to chat and mingle. Attendees have the option to draw lots and be assigned an accountability buddy, with whom they can check in during the 5-minute breaks. The April meetups kick off on April 6. 


Women in Tech Leadership - Owning Your Value | Cloudflare HQ

When: Thursday, May 2 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where: Cloudflare, 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA
Learn more: Register Now

This free event is ideal for women looking to make career advances in the tech industries. There will be expert-led panels on critical topics like salary negotiation and advocating for oneself, as well as inspirational keynotes by women who have overcome barriers to become leaders. There will also be networking opportunities with like-minded professionals committed to bringing about gender equality in tech. To book your ticket, visit the EventBrite link on the signup page. 


AI-Driven API Development and DevX

When: Thursday, April 25 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Where: Postman Inc, 201 Mission St #2375, San Francisco, CA
Learn more: Register Now

This free event is ideal for those interested in learning how to incorporate AI into API development. There will be a talk by Pooja Mistry of Postman on how to use Postbot, the AI pair programmer, as well as a talk by Adele Ali of APIMatic on how to develop hallucinations-free code to integrate APIs. This will be followed by drinks and networking. 


Seattle Meetups

Seattle Women in Tech Regatta 2024

When: Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30AM
Where: The Collective Seattle, 400 Dexter Avenue, Seattle, WA
Learn more: Register Now

This is the 8th edition of the annual Women in Tech Regatta (WiT). Attendees can access a wide range of activities, workshops, events, and panels geared towards fostering positive change and greater diversity in the tech industry. It’s also a great way to connect with peers and mentors. All attendees are welcome, regardless of gender, job function, or career level. You can buy tickets via the EventBrite link on the signup page. 


Playing with Data Mini-Conference

When: Thursday, May 16 at 4:00PM
Where: Databricks Bellevue, 500 108th Ave NE, 18th Floor, Bellevue WA
Learn more: Register Now

Hosted by Seattle PyLadies, this is a free community event that brings multiple local tech groups together for an evening of networking and knowledge exchange. It’s ideal for data science enthusiasts of all backgrounds who want to understand how best to apply tools and languages to refine the data analysis and management process. There will be two workshops and two talks by tech leaders, as well as free beverages, candy, and cake. Paid parking is available on the premises. 


Beers with Engineers 

When: Every 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30PM
Where: Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA
Learn more: Register Now

This is a monthly in-person meetup for Seattle-based tech enthusiasts, especially those interested in IT and emerging technologies. It offers a good opportunity for developers of all ages and experience levels to talk shop or simply mingle. The May meetup is on May 2. Attendance is free, and everyone is responsible for buying their own beers. 


Seattle JS Monthly Meetups 

When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM
Where: The Collective Seattle, 400 Dexter Avenue, Seattle, WA 
Learn more: Register Now

This is the monthly meetup hosted by Seattle JS, and includes talks by web developers and plenty of networking opportunities. To attend, you’ll need to register at the link provided on the Meetup page. Drink tickets are also available for purchase at $5, or $10 on the day of the event. The May meetup is on May 8. 


Programming Night

When: Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Where: The Seattle Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA
Learn more: Register Now

Hosted by the Puget Sound Programming Python group (PuPPy), this is a meetup for Python enthusiasts of all levels. Attendees are welcome to bring their current Python projects, share their thoughts about Python, or seek help with something specific, as long as they bring their own laptop/work device. Those who want to connect with the PuPPy community online can join their Slack channel (link on the signup page).


Atlanta Meetups

Atlanta Computer Club DOT Com Monthly Meetups 

When: Every 3rd Monday of the month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Where: Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA
Learn more: Register Now

This is an in-person meetup for everyone who’s interested in talking about the many ways software development is making people’s lives better, rather than focusing on any specific platform or technology. The May meetup is on May 20. 


Atlanta Geospatial Happy Hour @ Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

When: Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM 
Where: Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens, 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA
Learn more: Register Now

Hosted by the Metropolitan Atlanta Geospatial Society, this is a networking event for seasoned professionals as well as those new to the geospatial space. Attendance is free, but timely RSVPs are requested to ensure that there is enough space for everyone. 


Atlanta Tech Meetup

When: Every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Where: Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, GA
Learn more: Register Now

This is a free in-person event where developers can network with fellow tech enthusiasts about various tech topics, including software engineering, cloud technology, site reliability engineering, DevOps, CI/CD and more. The event is sponsored by and will include food and drinks. The May meetup is on May 7. RSVP early to secure your spot. 


Atlanta Metro Code & Coffee [8] @CMoA

When: Saturday, May 18 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Computer Museum of America, 5000 Commerce Pkwy, Roswell, GA
Learn more: Register Now

This is a free in-person meetup for coders of all experience levels. It will be held in a public meeting space at the museum, so you do not need to purchase an admission ticket to enter the museum. 


Blackhack Society/Cybersecurity n Chill 

When: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Where: Battle and Brew, 5920 Sandy Springs, 5920 Roswell Road, GA
Learn more: Register Now

This is a free monthly networking event for professionals and tech enthusiasts interested in meeting fellow enthusiasts in the IT, cybersecurity, ethical hacking, and related spaces. Friends and coworkers of attendees are welcome. The venue offers excellent food and drinks as well as several video games and tabletop games. The May meetup is on May 21.


New York Meetups

NY Tech & Professional Outdoor Networking Event

When: Saturday, April 27 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Where: Central Park, New York, NY
Learn more: Register Now

Hosted by New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition is a free networking event for tech newbies, entrepreneurs, professionals, and freelancers alike. To register, use the RSVP link on the signup page. Attendees are requested to bring plenty of business cards for the event. Everyone will be issued a name tag, where attendees will be asked to mention their name and industry. 


Starting and Building a Career in Data

When: Thursday, May 2 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM 
Where: BrainStation, 136 Crosby St 4th Floor, New York, NY
Learn more: Register Now

This event is for anyone who’s keen to start their career in data science, one of the fastest-growing tech job markets. The event will include a multi-disciplinary panel discussion that will cover topics like the growth of data, critical skills for success, potential career paths, and more. Speakers will include professionals from Amazon, Shopify, and google. The event is free, but you’ll need to register through the BrainStation website (link on the signup page).


Mindstone NY AI Meetup

When: Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Where: CIBC Commercial Banking Center, 300 Madison Avenue 7th Floor, New York, NY 
Learn more: Register Now

This is a free event that gives attendees an immersive look at the many cutting-edge applications of AI today. There will be demos, talks on how to apply AI practically, and networking opportunities over food and drinks. Attendance is free, and those who want to attend need to sign up via the Mindstone link on the event page for their ticket. 


NYC Code and Coffee 56 @ The Yard Gowanus

When: Sunday, April 21 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Where: The Yard Gowanus, 157 13th St, Brooklyn, NY
Learn more: Register Now

Hosted by New York Code and Coffee, this is a free and informal coworking session for tech enthusiasts of all skill levels. At the start of the event there will be a standup intro circle where attendees mention their name and whether they are looking for specific help or can help others with something. Afterwards, attendees are free to either network and socialize or work on their personal projects. Doors close at 4:30PM, so late attendees are requested to post updates in the comments section of the page. There’s also a community Discord page you can join (link on the signup page).


First SAP Meetup New York City

When: Friday, April 26 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Barcade, 148 W 24th St, New York, NY
Learn more: Register Now

This is the inaugural NYC meeting of the public group SAP Meetup. The goal is to create an active SAP community where enthusiasts from all backgrounds can discuss the latest SAP news.  The location is a unique one too, with craft beers available for purchase as you play vintage video games. 

If you’re a developer in any of these cities, these meetups are an excellent way to expand your network and gain valuable insights from peers and experts. This is also an opportunity for you to create your own Meetup in your area, whether a niche-specific event or a broader space for all kinds of tech enthusiasts.