GemCity TECH’s mission is to grow the local industry and the community by providing a centralized destination for technical training, workshops and collaborating. We are the destination for those who are passionate about a wide range of technology topics and we provide a community space that encourages diversity, knowledge sharing, and collaboration through meetups, workshops, collaboration sessions and conferences.

Join us to nurture your passion for technology and be a part of shaping the future of the GemCity TECH community.

Our Groups

All user groups are free and open to the public.

Logo User Group Organizer Meeting Time
Code for Dayton Code For Dayton A monthly user group meeting that follows the “hack night” format - a little discussion and show and tell up front, followed by an opportunity to break into groups to work on civic or community oriented projects. David Best 1st Tuesday @6pm
Software Engineer Software Engineering (Formerly The Dayton Web Developers and .NET Developers user groups) - general topics around being a modern software, application, web or mobile developer Hanen Alkhafaji, James, Carr & Allen May 1st Wednesdays and 2nd Tuesdays @6pm
New To Tech New to Tech - A public group focused on folks who are just starting to learn about software development, up through those already employed in the industry who are targeting their first promotion. Topics will be split between software development fundamentals & career guidance and there will be plenty of time for group discussion & live coding. Please bring your laptop! Matt Alioto 1st Thursday @6pm
Cognitive Think Tank Cognitive Think Tank (VIRTUAL ONLY) - Our Mission is to get people thinking, share diverse perspectives, generate rich discussion in our community about the tools and techniques we are all using, and make connections with like minded professionals! (This group meets online) Layla Akilan & Damon Troncone 2nd Wednesdays @5pm
Dynamic Languages Group Dayton Dynamic Languages - Casual discussions and demonstrations that lean towards Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, Scheme, Lisp & Smalltalk Catherine Devlin 2nd Wednesday @7pm
Gem City Game Developers Gem City Game Developers - Exploring all topics around gaming and the gaming industry. We explore design, art, programming, digital and non-digital game topics. Brian Turner 2nd Thursdays @5:30pm
Gem City ML / AI For professionals who are curious about machine learning and meeting with like minded professionals. Evelyn Boettcher 3rd Thursdays @6pm

Meeting Location

Currently, all meetings are at the Innovation Hub at the Downtown Dayton Arcade Building.

The Innovation Hub

31 South Main Street Dayton, OH

Past Events

Videos of recent meetings

May 3, 2023 Dayton Web Developers: Augmented Development with AI by Bryan Braun

December 7, 2022 Dayton Web Developers: Exploring the value of JavaScript frameworks by Seth White

November 17, 2021 Dayton Frontend Dev: Intro to Figma design and Next JS
by Noelle Lansford & Bulent Tastan

November 16, 2021 New to the Web - Getting Started with JSON Web Tokens
by Davis Sanders

November 10, 2021 The Dynamic Languages Group - Tutorial: Handling Large Data with Python Pandas
by Evelyn Boettcher

November 6, 2021 Dayton Web Developers: Visual Studio Code - The Swiss Army Knife of Editors
by James Carr

October 20, 2021 GemCity TECH: Building Decentralized Apps on Blockchain
by Bulent Tastan

September 1, 2021 Dayton Web Developers - Sharing the history of the Dayton Web Developers and the plans for the future with GemCity TECH
by Allen May