Go Local…with an IBM Local User Group!

If you depend on the IBM Middleware User Community for its fresh blog content, compelling webcasts and discussion forums, then we know you’re going to love local user groups.

With more than 200 local user groups in the community, there are plenty of opportunities to get connected. Get ready to expand your network, make lasting impressions, and collaborate on topics that matter most to you! 

Find a Group Near You

In a few short steps, you can connect with others who share your interests and live in your area. First, click here to search for Local User Groups. The best way to see all user groups in your area is to search for your country and state/province (if applicable), as seen below.

Once you find a group near you, click the name to navigate to its homepage and click the "Join Group" button to the right of the “About Us” section. This means you’ll receive announcements from the user group leader as they are posted.


Why Join a Local User Group?

Expand Your Knowledge

Local User Groups hold face-to-face meetings which include presentations from topic experts, news from IBM, and networking opportunities.

User group meetings provide a place to share your own experience as well as soak in knowledge from other technical experts in an unforgettable environment. If you have something to share, you can even raise your hand and present on a topic of your choosing. 

Earn an IBM Certification

The IBM Certifications Program has partnered with Local User Groups in our community to provide one free certification exam per event for each group's members. Simply join the group and let the group's leader know you're interested in getting certified.

Strengthen Your Network

Networking online is great, but, making in-person connections can leave a lasting impression. By showing your face and meeting other IBM users in your local community, you'll create connections which could lead to project collaborations, potential job opportunities, and even a few friends along the way.

Not sure where to start? Check out the 2016 Premier Local User Groups!

Every year, user groups who go above and beyond providing engaging content for their members are recognized as a Premier Local User Group. This list is a great starting point if you want to check out some of the most active local user groups in the IBM Middleware User Community.

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