This section is for the different C++ User Groups, where you can see if there is a local C++ User Group meeting near you! As Meeting C++ is dedicated to support new and running user groups, feel free to contact me for any questions, but also if you want to have your User Group added to the list. You might also want to read about founding new C++ User Groups and 6 topics on starting and running a User Group. There is also the #local_groups channel at the cpplang slack, get your invite here. Many of the User Groups are always on the look out for speakers, sponsors, coorganizers/hosts, or just C++ programmers visiting. Hence Meeting C++ provides a contact form to get in contact via email with one or more user groups.
User Group organizers can register their User Group as Meeting C++ community sponsor, this will also list you in the User Group contact form.
Meeting C++ features a monthly post, a list of the upcoming user group meetings at the beginning of each month. To be included, its best if you have your meeting published at the beginning of the month on online at meetup or any other ical source.
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Let me quickly define, what my own definition of a (ideal) C++ User Group is. First, the below listing only contains local User Groups which meet in the real world. It is important that a User Group is managed locally and meets regularly, at least once a quarter, but many do meet once a month. Only in this way a local network of C++ users will form, and the User Group will actually achieve and exchange of knowledge about C++ locally. Which is to me the actual goal of a C++ User Group. Through the many existing User Groups C++ has already gained a lot of reach into local communities, and news on the upcoming standards, better coding practices, and C++ in general can be shared. I consider a User Group active, if it has met within the last year.
At a meeting it is possible to do presentations, workshops, pair programming (cyber-dojo.org), tutorials or other group related activities. The goal of a User Group should be to establish a local community for C++.