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Technology Groups in East Michigan

Michigan has many vibrant tech groups with focuses such as Linux, programming languages, hardware, or even just general technology. We’ve curated a list of active tech groups in South East Michigan, and we do our best to keep it up to date. If you know of a group we missed, be sure to contact us and let us know!

(If you’re on the West Side of Michigan, CONGA-WM is a great place to find technical groups to participate with.)


This is us! Michigan!/usr/group is the oldest Unix™ based user group in the Detroit area. We’ve been around since 1986, but that doesn’t mean that we’re a bunch of old farts (well, some of us are)! We have a lot of members, and we cover all kinds of Unix and Linux related topics at our monthly meetings.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Farmington Community Library at 6:30 PM. Join us afterward for dinner!

Metro Detroit Linux Users Group

The Metro Detroit Linux Users Group (MDLUG) meets monthly at 12:30 PM on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings last about two hours.


The SouthEastern Michigan Computer Organization a group of computer enthusiasts in southeastern Michigan.

Meetings are held on the second Sunday of every month at 1:30 PM in The Engineering Society of Detroit.

Ann Arbor Computer Society

The Ann Arbor Computer Society is a general technology and computer interest club.

AACS meets the first Wednesday of every month at SRT Solutions in Ann Arbor. The meetings start at 6pm and typically last between 2 to 3 hours. Free pizza, salad, and soda is provided.

Coffee House Coders

Whether you’re new to coding or a seasoned hacker, CoffeeHouseCoders is for you. We meet once a week in local coffee shops to work on pet projects, talk about technology, and meet our fellow hackers.

There’s no “meeting format”, people just show up and do what they want: coding, whiteboarding and idea with friends, arguing about technology, or finding startup co-founders.

Greater Lansing Linux Users Group

GLLUG is an organization for users of Linux and associated free software in Lansing, Michigan and the surrounding area. They aim to provide support to each other in using Linux and free software; encourage adoption of Linux and free software in local schools, homes, and businesses; and improve existing free software and write new free software.

GLLUG meets on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:45pm, currently at Schuler Books in the Eastwood Towne Centre, north of Lake Lansing Rd. west of US127.

Washtenaw Linux Users Group

WLUG is a gathering place for persons interested in Linux at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, and the general public in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month on the WCC campus in the Business Education Building at 8 PM.


MichiPUG is the Michigan Python Usergroup.

Ann Arbor Java User Group

AAJUG is focused on Java developers in the Ann Arbor Area.

Sterling Heights Computer Club

The SHCC is a club for computer enthusiasts of all knowledge levels from novice to power user. The club is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The main meeting is the first Tuesday of each month, except July and August.