User Groups I Recommend

  User Groups are a great way to get exposed to a lot of new information in a short amount of time, and to see how people in the industry are really using the technology, and if they ARE using the latest technology that the magazines are hyping this month!

My Major User Groups

User Group


Web Address


Philly JUG

 Philadelphia's Java User Group is bigger and better than ever -- come to one of the top 25 JUGS in the world-- (note the old Drexel is a defunct site )

Contact David Fecak


Monthly meetings except during summer months

Harrisburg JUG

 A good technical meeting, well attended.

Mailto: Jon Strande, New World Pasta

Jon Strande, New World Pasta

3rd Mondays religiously

PA ColdFusion UG

Cold Fusion from Allaire (now MacroMedia) is an HTML/JSP standard that is extremely productive.

Meets at Penn State Great Valley

DVCUG, the IBM AS400 user group

 Delaware Valley User Group for IBM AS/400 programmers and users

 Meets throughout the region

Main Line MAC User Group

 Main Line Macintosh User Group meeting at the Paoli Hospital 2rd Saturday mornings

 2nd Sat 9am-12

Exton PC Council

Exton PC Council (E.P.C.C.), a local PC users group

Meetings are free

 PA NT User Group

 Meets in the King of Prussia and Conshohocken area

 Free meetings

Independent Computer Consultants Assoc


2nd Thursday, 6-9pm $35 


Computer Professionals of Center City

Meetings midmonth in Center City Philly

Chester Count InterLink

The county Freenet, run by volunteers.

Provides PPP connections throughout Chester County.

Various Tuesday Nights

Whats your favorite user group?

Contact me 

John Voris

John Voris Consulting Inc

Ph (610) 873-0780

Fax (484) 676-3416

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And my own master list of User Groups in the Delaware Valley


Also, check these magazines for additional events and groups and meetings

Computer User Magazine

Philly Tech Magazine

Philadelphia Inquirer Neighborhood Section