I am trying to develop a list of all of the technology user groups and meetups that would be of interest to those of us who live in the Sarasota County/Manatee County area. If you are aware of any that are not listed, please fill out a contact form and send any info that you can. If you are involved in any of the listed groups and would like to update or change any of the info being provided, please use the same contact form.
Last updated 6/30/2017
STUG Sarasota Technology User Group
Meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday of each month (year-round) (2nd Wed in July 2017) at Sarasota Middle School.
Meetings, Free classes for members, refurbishes computers for needy, lots of help for end users.
Sarasota WordPress Users Meetup Group
This group welcomes all WordPress users, of all levels of experience.
Are you an aspiring user, an occasional user, a daily power user, a designer, a PHP programmer, or do you just think the word “WordPress” sounds cool? Whether or not you use WordPress daily for full featured websites and development or if you’ve just heard that you can make your own blog and website on your own, this group is for you.
This group was so founded by Adam Warner, who wanted to meet others using WordPress. Plain and simple. Like him, we expect that members will be willing to help each other and share their knowledge and advice about the various aspects of WordPress.
Tampa Bay Word Press
This group is for WordPress users, developers and those who would like to know more about WordPress. It’s all about learning, sharing and having fun.
Although there may be business between members, there is no business conducted at the meetings, i.e., there will be no sales presentations or marketing garbage. That’s not what the group is about. Think of it as a micro-sized BarCamp!
You may find information here for scheduled WordCamps, the official local WordPress Conferences.
DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp of Sarasota-Bradenton
Welcome to our community of passionate learners, entrepreneurs, creatives and brilliant disruptors.
We firmly believe we are living in a new renaissance, one which combines science and technology, art, community, and passion.
Here you will be challenged to create the future you desire.
We are on a mission to elevate our communities best and brightest into a new era of success.
With us you will find continuous opportunities for connections in business, technology, funding, education, design and more.
Various days & times throughout the month
Tuesday Lunch and Learns
Free CoWorking Tuesdays
Series A to Z Webinar
Network & Learn
Tuesdays at Station2 Innovation
All day Saturday tech speakers, networking once a month
Good Deed Gals – Sarasota
Every woman loves time with her girl friends. Add giving back and you have Good Deed Gals.
We have a simple mission: time out with our girl friends + giving back to our community. We meet monthly or more at different locations for a traditional “girls time.” We will do events like dining out, dinner and movie, potlucks on the beach, etc. We will also plan events around fundraising and volunteering.
You will be asked to donate $5 at each get together which is then donated to a local family or local “not for profit” charity in need.
Microsoft Store at University Town Center – Community Events
This group is focused in promoting educational programs and as an innovative place for communities to learn and engage with technology. Throughout the year, we offer free events and workshops. These range from the always-fun and educational Summer Camps, to Field Trips, Adult Learning (productivity), Partner Programs, Programs for entrepreneurs and SMBs, gaming tournaments, as well as our Community & Non-Profit efforts.
Sarasota Web Development Meetup Group
This group is for anyone with an interest in Internet trends and technology. We welcome web professionals as well as casual users, whether you’re looking for help or looking for work, to join us each week for informal get-togethers at local coffee shops and restaurants. Our meetings will give you the chance to network with like-minded people, sample local cuisine, and hopefully expand your knowledge of the Internet. Our events are generally open-format, though members are welcome to request or present on specific topics.
Florida Sun Coast Photography Group
The Florida Sun Coast Photography Group is for digital photographers who have a good basic understanding of photography and want to improve their skills and creativity. We all have a passion for making photographs and we meet to share our knowledge and learn from one another in a friendly, supportive, nurturing environment.
Sarasota – Bradenton Trivia & Quiz Meetup
Do you like trivia? Are you looking to meet new people or maybe re-connect with old friends? The Sarasota – Bradenton Trivia & Quiz Meetup group is a great way to do both.
You can go out, have some good food, great drinks, and friendly trivia competition during any of our Smartphone Trivia Game Show Meetups which currently are on Tuesday in West Bradenton, Wednesday on the edge of Lakewood Ranch and Thursday in the Braden River area.
Join us for lots of fun trivia using your smartphone or tablet each week.
Goodwill Good Neighbor Classes
At Goodwill, we understand that engaged neighborhoods create a stronger, safer and more vibrant community. Our Good Neighbor Classes offer a variety of free classes including small business classes, language and literacy courses, arts & crafts and more taught in locations throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties. Some are tech classes, many are not.