Philadelphia has an extremely vibrant tech community. Below is a list of just a few of the many organizations geared towards learning and sharing technical knowledge. Consider checking some of them out if you haven’t already!
Agile Philly is a volunteer run, non-profit organization which aims to provide a community for individuals involved in agile software development.
Our goals are to create an Android ecosystem of developers, designers, testers, and other creatives in Philadelphia as well as provide a supportive setting that encourages diverse perspectives and participants.
It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today’s budding developer community is up to 91% male. We decided it was time to provide a place where all questions are OK and everyone can learn in a supportive environment. Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it (aka building sweet websites).
We are a group of hackers, artists and technology enthusiasts working together on interesting projects in Philadelphia, PA as part of the global hackerspace movement. We want to empower you to use technology for your own personal expression.
We are a hackerspace in Center City Philadelphia which include a group of hackers, DIYers, and Makers that tear things apart and put them together in new ways.
The International Game Developers Association of Philadelphia.
The Philly UseR Group is aimed at sharing knowledge and experience among users of the R statistical programming environment.
ALT.NET is about the continuous improvement, quality, and craftsmanship in software development on the .NET framework.
PhillyCocoa is a Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads.
PhillyDB is oriented toward a broad audience of database professionals, remaining all-inclusive in terms of systems and disciplines. The group discusses enterprise systems (Oracle, SQLServer, DB2), open source systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite), and big data management tools (Hadoop; MPP, real-time SQL, NoSQL databases).
A Philly group for developers passionate about Drupal.
philly.NET provides a forum for the study and discussion of key Microsoft .NET technologies including Visual Studio development tools, servers, and web services.
Philadelphia NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change.
Monthly presentations on technical issues about Perl, or the world surrounding Perl are given.
Meet and learn from PHP developers in the Philadelphia area. Exchange ideas and talk about code, architecture, innovation, and MySQL, LAMP, CMS systems like Drupal and Mambo/Joomla, open source web development in general.
A Meetup group to meet other Python programming language enthusiasts in the Philadelphia area.
Philly.rb is the one and only user group in the Philadelphia area dedicated to helping Ruby enthusiasts learn, network, and socialize.
The PyStar program is workshop designed to teach women (including trans women) and their friends who are looking to learn how to program in a friendly non-alpha-geek environment. The goal is to increase the number of women programming, especially in Python which is a very approachable language to get started with.
Web Start Women is an organization devoted to bringing more women into the web design and development fields.