Get Connected with the Web User Groups in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area

I’m often asked how one can get super connected and get to know a lot of folks. For me, I started to attend every web group and meeting that I could, from 2006 to now. While my co-workers didn’t understand why I did it, It paid off in spades. Of course, I want to see you succeed and meet other birds of a feather, so I’ll construct this list.

The bay area is an amazing place for technology meetups, there’s about 4 tech related events, workshops or mixers almost every night. What’s even more interesting as this group even extends to social events on the weekends, it’s a true community

Requirements: This must be for the Web or web-related industry. As a web strategist, the concept of marketing and PR are certainly relevant. This must be an ongoing and regular meeting group, likely it has a charter, and organizer, and supporting website. Often they have job and networking opportunities. This is not an annual conference, these are on-going events on a frequent basis.

Web User Groups in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area
Please leave a comment below if you want me to modify or edit the list.

Internet Strategy Forum, Silicon Valley & San Francisco
Web Strategy, Web Management, Web Marketing

SF Bay Area Web Site Management & Marketing Meetup
Web Strategy, Web Management, Web Marketing

Bay Area Internet Marketing Strategy Meetup
Web Strategy, Web Management, Web Marketing

American Marketing Association
Web Marketing, Communications

Social Media Club: SF and Silicon Valley
Social Media, PR, Communitacions

Lunch 2.0
Community, Web Development

Web Guild Silicon Valley
Software Engineering, User Experience, Markeinting, Management, Search Marketing

Silicon Valley Web Builders
Web 2.0, Web Development, Web Design, Web Analytics, User Experience, Usability, Information Architecture, Search Engines, Web Audio, Video Production, Web Tools, Web Hosting

STIRR
Entrepreneur, Start-up, VC

SVASE
Entrepreneur, Start-up, VC

Web Analytics Wednesday – Menlo ParkYahoo Group
Web Analytics

Third Thursday
Social Media, Marketing, PR

Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup Group
Web 2.0, Development, Design

BayCHI
Computer-Human Interaction, User Experience, Design

Palo Alto Semantic Web (PAWS) Group
Semantic Web

SF Beta
Start-up, entrepreneur

The Palo Alto Search Engine Optimization Meetup Group
Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization

SF New Tech Meetup
Startup, Nanotech, Digital Content, Video Games, Demos

Churchhill Club
Startup, leadership, executive, technology, entrepreneurship, life sciences, business leadership, innovation

Business Association of the Stanford Engineering Student
Startup, Engineering, Entrepreneur

Fountain Blue
clean energy, high tech,, life science, entrepreneurs, executives, women leaders.

WebGrrls
Women, professional, business, careers, web

Social Media Club
Social Media, brands, usergroups

Finding Future events: I recommend that all group organizers put their events on upcoming, zvents, and meetup, so we can find out what events are coming up, and more importantly, who’s attending. (And if you’re not doing this as an internet marketing group, shame on you!)

To any of the organizers of these events: Please include me on your ‘media’ list, I’d love to come cover the event, record it, do interviews, moderate a panel, or even speak on social media (see my profile to learn more).

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