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Looking for the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other IT aficionados who share your unique interests? Why not join a Technology Meetup in the Houston area? Meet with like-minded peers, gain new insights, and learn about the latest technology trends and tools that will spark your creativity both personally and professionally.

Here are just a few of the Houston Technology Meetups worth exploring:

 

Machine Learning

A home for data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts, this group is focused on exploring the latest in machine learning, catching the AI trends, and building something intelligent together. Focused on sharing machine learning experiences and stories with others.

Members: 490

Recent topics:

  • Neural Network
  • Clustering for new discovery in data
  • Bayesian methods for classification and prediction

Shared interests:

Artificial Intelligence · Big Data · Machine Learning   Deep Learning · Data Visualization · Predictive Analytics · Data Science

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Machine-Learning/

 

Energy Data Science

The energy industry has its own jargon, laws, taxes, etc., so it is essential that data scientists network with each other to exchange subject matter expertise. This group is designed for that purpose, and is suitable for energy data science practitioners and enthusiasts—from novice to expert.

Members: 1,640

Recent topics:

  • The Blockchain Unleashed: Chemicals & Petroleum Industry Impact and Opportunity
  • E&P Data Science without the Hype
  • An Analytics Operating Model: Key Considerations

Shared interests:

Oil & Gas Investing · Critical Thinking · Big Data· Energy · Oil and Gas · Machine Learning · Data Analytics · Data Visualization · Predictive Analytics · Data Mining ·Petroleum · Business Analytics · Data Science · Applied Statistics · Big Data Analytics

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Energy-Data-Science-Meetup/

 

Amazon Web Services Houston Users Group

AWS offers a complete infrastructure that enables you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. Anyone interested in AWS, cloud computing technology, and networking is welcome to join in and discuss these topics with experts in the field.

Members: 863

Recent topics:

  • Demystifying AWS IoT
  • Security on AWS
  • Your Network, Visualized: VPC Flow Logs + Elasticsearch

Shared interests:
EC2 · Cloud Computing · Amazon Web Services · Hacking · DevOps · MVP   OpenStack · Cloud Storage·  Cloud Networking · System Administrators · AWS S3  ·Amazon Simple Storage Service · Amazon Relational Database Service · AWS Programming and Tools

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Houston/

 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Robotics and IoT

This group is excited by the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and its machine learning (ML) component (AI/ML), particularly as it applies to robotics and IoT. Together, meetup members explore and learn the theories, methodologies, and frameworks of AI/ML, investigating the social impacts of such a disruptive technology while also applying the technology to ongoing robotics and IoT projects in association with our sister meetup, Houston Robotics Club.

Members: 387

Recent topics:

  • Neural Network, ALMIGHTY!
  • Where in the World Is AI, ML, Robotics and IoT Leading Society?
  • Biomimetics and Robotics: Taking Cues from Nature

Shared interests:

Robotics · Artificial Intelligence · New Technology · Cloud Computing · Machine Learning · Neural Networks · Artificial Intelligence Applications · Machine Intelligence · Artificial General Intelligence · Artificial Intelligence Programming · Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Robotics · Deep Learning · Internet of Things

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/ai-ml-for-robotics-and-iot/

 

Robotics Club

The Houston Robotics Club gives its members a community to participate in and learn about the field of robotics and machine technology by making group robot projects. Promoting freedom of creative expression through technology and electronics, the focus is on projects that can be created on a tight budget as well as large-scale artistic installations that require weeks of planning.

Members: 1,070

Past projects:

  • Tumblrweed (finished): moving ball robot
  • ARIEL (ongoing): telepresence robot
  • Autonomous robot [currently unnamed] (pre-planning stages): autonomous moving machine

Shared interests:

Artificial Intelligence · 3D Modeling · Robots · Robotics · Electronics ·Microcontrollers · DIY · Arduino ·Makers · Makerspaces · Personal Robots · 3D Printing

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/HoustonRoboticsClub/

 

Texas DevOps

This group is for anyone associated in the IT industry who is interested in learning and sharing how DevOps can transform all aspects of technology innovation in a continual and sustainable manner: IT executives, business managers, designers, developers, and systems administrators across all sectors. Topics range from agile frameworks and test-driven development to continuous delivery and everything between and beyond.

Members: 381

Recent Meetings:

  • Automate and Test Server Builds with AWS and Chef
  • Audit and Compliance for DevOps
  • Jenkins Workflow

Shared interests:

System Administration   Software Development · New Technology · IT Professionals · Web Development · Information Technology · DevOps · Agile Transformation · Agile Project Management · Kanban · Business Analytics · Business Process Management · Lean Startup

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/Texas-DevOps-Meetup/

 

IoT/Internet of Things

This meetup is focused on IoT (Internet of Things) technology with significant potential for learning, projects, inventions, and fun. Both educational and hands-on, this group learns together about current and evolving hardware, software, sensor and communications technologies, while assisting each other with member projects.

Members: 563

Recent topics:

  • Sigfox Services for IoT
  • Android for IoT on RPi
  • Managing System Power in IoT Nodes

Shared interests:

Software Development   Electronics · New Technology · Arduino · Smart Home · Internet of Things · Makerspaces · Biotechnology · Sensors · IoT hacking · Smart Sensors · Raspberry Pi ·M2M · Industrial Internet of Things

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/Houston-IoT-Meetup/

 

Data Visualization

This is the place to share experiences involving data visualization. Members talk about the software tools they use and the interactive graphics that inspire them. Discussion focuses on data visualization, data science, tableau, data analytics, visual communication, and much more.

Members: 1,489

Recent topics:

  • Superset: The Good, the Bad and the Super
  • Visualizing Brain Data and Neural Nets
  • Machine Learning-based Behavioral Analytics with Elasticsearch

Shared interests:

Data Visualization · d3.js · Data Journalism · Tableau · Data Science · Visualization · Visual Communication · Predictive Analytics · Business Intelligence · Data Mining · Data Analytics · Maps · Houston · Cartography · Mapping

TO JOIN: https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Data-Visualization-Meetup/

 

Google Developers Group

This meetup is designed for developers who are interested in Google’s developer technology: everything from the Android, App Engine, and Google Chrome platforms to product APIs like the Maps API, YouTube API, and Google Calendar API.

Members: 343

Recent topics:

  • What Going on with Angular 2?
  • Trip to FragmentStatePagerAdapter with a Stop at Mockito
  • An Introduction to React Native

Shared interests:

Software Development · Google · Android Development · GTUG · Google Technology User Group · Google Chrome · Google Maps · Google TV · Google Developer Group

TO JOIN: http://www.meetup.com/Google-Developers-Group-Houston/

 

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