I moved to the Austin, TX area nearly 3 months ago, and upon arrival, I started checking out meetup.com to see what was around for Magento-related groups. I found one and have attended twice, but the group wasn’t quite what I was hoping for, which was more of a developer focused group. About half the group typically has little to no development experience with Magento, so when it comes to discussion topics, it can difficult for everyone to be on the same page, especially with topics surrounding development.
The leader of that group is a great guy, and he and I talked about my thoughts on this, and we both agreed it that it was a good idea for me to start up a new Magento Developers Meetup in Austin, focused on developers. So, I have done just that! Announcing the Austin Magento Developers Meetup. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27th at 7pm. If you are a developer in Austin, please come and check it out.
My hopes for the group are to have a group discussion about any variety of Magento development topics, as well as a time where we can all work on Magento together and learn from one another. I hope to see you there!