AVL Tech Groups

Meet the Geeks actively supports and collaborates with other technology- and entrepreneurship-minded groups in the Asheville region. Know of a group or organization missing from our list? Email us at info@meetthegeeks.net!
 

Meetups

Founded April 2012
Want to learn about using and programming for WordPress? Let’s discuss useful plugins, themes and how to customize WordPress to make it do what you want it to do.
 
Founded March 2014
This meetup is for Bitcoin users in Asheville to connect, organize meetups, trade Bitcoin for dollars, goods and services, and encourage local adoption of Bitcoin by businesses who want to be a part of the next monetary revolution.
 
Founded April 2013
Weekly Low-Pressure Social Meetups
 
Founded June 2010
Meet with others in your local area interested in building and strengthening the Drupal Community. Discuss new and exciting Drupal-related news – or just socialize with like-minded people!
 
Founded January 2016
A group for User Experience researchers or designers, with either a beginning or advanced in a career in UX. All skills levels are welcome!
 
Founded April 2015
A group for Asheville women in tech who want a collaborative and supportive space to bring projects to workshops, participate in tutorials facilitated by other members, spark new ideas, write practice code, and develop cool stuff.
 
Founded July 2013
Hack nights to work on locally-focused apps, open data policies, etc. Bring your laptop!
 
Founded April 2016
Innovation and Strategy on Podio Meetups are for innovators, leaders, and folks who want to do more, better, and faster.
 
Founded December 2012
Finished reading all the books and blogs? Still stuck? Trade stories, tips, and tricks about what really works and what doesn’t from other practitioners. 
 
Founded January 2016
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time.
 
Founded April 2015
A group for anyone interested in game development, game playing, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, animation, etc. All skills levels are welcome.
 
Founded November 2013
The WNC .NET Developers Guild is an independent, all volunteer organization, dedicated to promoting Microsoft .NET technology and education to the software developer community of Asheville, NC and the surrounding areas.
 
Founded May 2015
“Meteor is a complete open source platform for building web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript” – quote from https://www.meteor.com/. Just check out the website for more info. We will share knowhow on design, testing, coding of meteorjs based web and mobile apps. We will discuss command line tools, package management, BDD, debugging and all things meteorjs. We will learn concepts such as reactive programming, isomorphic API, noSQL databases (mongodb particularly) and cordova for mobile apps.

Organizations

Founded January 1966
Business Coaching and Mentoring with Asheville SCORE Business Advisors
SCORE members come from a wide range of technical and business professions with expertise and real life experience.  This group has technical and process knowledge that is sometimes applied as business technology mentoring including business analytics.
 
A physical & intellectual workspace focused on the climate sciences industry, located in the heart of ‘Climate City’ – Asheville North Carolina.
 
Mountain BizWorks’ mission is to generate jobs and ensure economic resiliency in Western North Carolina by helping small businesses start, thrive, and grow.
 
Offer co-working, co-learning and meeting space for individuals and organizations wanting to make the world a better place.
 
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs.
 
Is there really a talent gap in the Asheville and WNC area? Or is the solution really just a matter of making better connections?
 
Learn to code and do something BIG! Asheville may be home to one of the best craft beer scenes in the country, but its growing tech and self-starter scene is definitely worth boasting.
 
Venture Asheville grows Asheville’s startup community and connects high-growth entrepreneurs to talent, mentors and investors through unique programming and events.
 
This one-of-a-kind mentorship program is an excellent avenue for high-growth startups to learn, network and grow in a creative space alongside other successful and growing companies and their founders.