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Twin Cities And Minnesota Technology User Groups, Professional Associations And Networking Groups

Updated April 25, 2007


I have had many requests since I started the blog if I could help technology professionals find a user group, professional association, or networking group. Quiet a few of these requests have come from people relocating to the area and they are looking for opportunities to get involved and meet new people.


So here goes. If you know of a group that should be listed please send me an email or add a comment below.


User groups for technology professionals:


Minneapolis Perl Mongers

Minneapolis/St. Paul Storage Networking User Group

Minnesota Flash User Group

Minnesota Flash/Flex User Group

Minnesota MySQL User Group

Minnesota SharePoint User Group

Object Technology User Group, Minneapolis and St. Paul

QUSER, IBM Midrange Systems

Ruby Users of Minnesota

Twin Cities BizTalk User Group

Twin Cities BSD User Group

Twin Cities Cognos Users Group

Twin Cities Cold Fusion User Group

Twin Cities Java User Group

Twin Cities Linux Users Group

Twin Cities Mercury User Group

Twin Cities Oracle User Group

Twin Cities PC User Group

Twin Cities PHP User Group

Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association

Twin Cities Rational User Group

Twin Cities Systems Administrators

Twin Cities Web Development User Group

Twin City Area SAS Users Group


Unix Users Of Minnesota

ADDED Twin Cities Zope/Python Users Group


Organizations and associations for technology professionals:

IEEE Twin Cities

Minnesota Chapter of The Data Management Association

Minnesota Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association

Minnesota Chapter of the Project management Institute

Minnesota Information Professional Society (MnIPS)

Minnesota Information Systems Security Association

Minnesota IT Service Management Forum

Minnesota Telecommunications Association

Northwest Association of Information Center Professionals

Professional Association of Computer Training

The Association for Women in Computing


Networking groups for technology professionals:

LifeScience Alley


Minnesota High tech Association

Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association


The Collaborative




MN Technology Recruiters Network

Twin Cities Human Resources Association (TCHRA)


Luke Francl

I have also collected a number links for user groups for my site, Central Standard Tech ( I also have a calendar with the meeting dates.

For networking events, don't forget MinneBar ( and MinneDemo (

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