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Find a user group/meetup

North America

Atlanta Atlanta Hadoop User Group
  Atlanta CUG
Austin Austin Big Data User Group
  Austin CUG
Boston Big Data Boston
  Boston Hadoop User Group
  Boston Predictive Analytics
  Boston CUG
  Open Analytics Boston
  The Data Scientist
Boulder Boulder/Denver BigData Meetup
Charlotte Charlotte Hadoop User Group
Chicago Chicago area Hadoop User Group
  Chicago Big Data
  Midwest CUG
  Chicago Spark Users
Cleveland Cleveland Hadoop User Group
Dallas Big Data of Dallas
  Dallas CUG
  Dallas Big Data User Group
  DFW BigData Meetup Group
Denver Data Science & Business Analytics
  Denver’s Hadoop Meetup
Detroit Great Lakes CUG
Houston Houston Hadoop Users Group
Los Angeles Area Los Angeles Apache Spark User Group
  Los Angeles Hadoop Users Group
  Los Angeles HBase Users Group
  OC Big Data Meetup
  Santa Barbara Data Science
Madison, Wisc. Big Data Madison
New Jersey NJ Hadoop Data Analytics
New York New York Hadoop User Group
  New York City Java Meetup Group
  New York City Storm User Group
  New York Java SIG
  NoSQL NYC
  NY CUG
  NYC Data Engineering
  NYC Machine Learning
  Spark-NYC
Orlando, Fla. Data Science and Big Data User Group
Philadephia Big Data Developers in Philadelphia
  PhillyDB
Phoenix Phoenix CUG
Pittsburgh Hadoop User Group Pittsburgh
Portland, Ore. PDX Hadoop Data Science
  Portland Big Data User Group
Raleigh-Durham Triangle Hadoop User Group
Sacramento NorCal Big Data User Group
San Diego San Diego Big Data and Hadoop Troop
  The Hadoop Troop San Diego
San Francisco Bay Area Apache Sqoop User Meetup
  Bay Area Bigtop Meetup
  Bay Area CUG
  Bay Area Hadoop User Group
  Bay Area HBase Meetup
  Bay Area Impala User Group
  Big Data Science Fremont
  Big Data Analytics (San Jose)
  Big Data Connection
  Cloudera Cares
  East Bay Java User Group
  Hadoop Talks
  HDFS and MapReduce Contributors Meetup
  Hive User Group
  Pig User Group
  Real-time Big Data Meetup
  San Francisco Bay Area Big Data and Scalable Systems
  San Francisco Hadoop Users
  The San Francisco Java User Group
  SF Data Engineering Meetup
  SF Data Mining
  SF Machine Learning
  Silicon Valley Big Data Meetup
  Silicon Valley Java User Group
  Spark User Meetup
Seattle area Big Data Bellevue
  Big Data Seattle
  Data Science Seattle/Bellevue
  Pacific Northwest Cloudera User Group
  Seattle Data/Analytics/Machine-Learning MeetUp Group
  Seattle Scalability Meetup
  Seattle Spark Meetup
St. Augustine Florida HUG
St. Louis St. Louis Hadoop Users Group
Toronto, Ont. Toronto Hadoop User Group
Twin Cities Twin Cities Hadoop User Group
Urbana-Champaign Urbana-Champaign Hadoop Users Group
Utah Utah Hadoop Users Group
Vancouver, BC Vancouver Hadoop Users Group
Vermont Vermont Hadoop Users Group
Washington, D.C., Area Big Data DC
  Data Community DC
  Hadoop-DC
  Data Science MD
  Open Analytics DC
  Washington DC Area Apache Spark Interactive

South America

Middle East

Tel Aviv HadoopIsrael

Don’t see one near you? Consider starting your own! Or something missing? Let us know.


Meetup Sponsorships

We are happily committed to giving user group/community enthusiasts the support they need to make their groups bigger/more diverse, more active, and of course, as fun and interesting as possible! 

Request a sponsorship or speaker

If you're interested in a sponsorship or speaker for your meetup, send an email to meetups@cloudera.com with details about the group/meetup name, meeting date and location, and desired speaker/topic. (At least 4 weeks notice is desirable.) We’ll reply as soon as we can. 


Cloudera User Groups

Cloudera User Groups (CUGs) are regional meetups intended for customers or users to network and discuss products that they care about, but that may not otherwise be covered at local Hadoop User Groups—such as how to get the most out of Cloudera Manager, Cloudera Navigator, and Cloudera Director.

To start a CUG of your own: email CUGs@cloudera.com for assistance kicking off your first event. Cloudera will help find speakers, cover food and beverages, and promote your event on meetup.com and Cloudera social media outlets.

Join the CUGs group for meetup updates


Start a new user group/meetup

Founding and organizing a new user group or meetup is one of the greatest contributions that an individual can make to their local user community. For many, access to such a group is a factor in making career progress over suffering career stagnation (plus, it’s a great way to meet new friends who have similar interests).

Getting Started

There are many, many free resources available that can offer actionable advice for founding and organizing a new group/meetup. But here are just a few basic steps:

  1. Confirm that there is no similar group operating in your area. If there is, consider joining forces versus creating a new group from scratch.
  2. Create a clear mission statement and group profile. Crafting a simple mission statement will help you focus on the goals and values of your new group. As part of the exercise, determine your group’s name (and logo, if possible), the types of people you will target as members, and an initial list of meeting topics.
  3. Build a budget/fundraising plan. Running a user group/meetup costs money – for food & beverage, Web infrastructure, meeting space, and so on. Make sure you understand where the money will come from, and where it will go. (Remember, Cloudera can help you with this step via a “Startup Level” sponsorship.) Also, consider establishing a nonprofit entity to make fundraising easier.
  4. Choose an organizational structure. Will a committee or board run your group? Will it have officers, and of so, which ones? How often will roles turn over? You need to have these details thought out.
  5. Establish communication channels. Whether you use meetup.com, a Google group, or Twitter, it’s important that you decide, in advance, how communication will occur.
  6. Document meeting frequency and structure. How often will you meet (shoot for at least 8 times per year), and what form will meetings take (one speaker? Multiple speakers? Unconference format)?
  7. Identify recruitment tactics. It’s important to have a recruitment/membership plan for building your charter membership, as well as an ongoing effort.

When you have all these pieces in place, you’re in a good position to get up and running – by registering with meetup.com, building a Website, or provisioning an online group (or any combination of the above) – and then schedule your first meeting!

As a final step, tell Cloudera that your new group is in business, and consider requesting a sponsorship and/or meeting speakers.

Request a Sponsorship

Simply fill out this form and we’ll respond as soon as we can.