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Buffalo’s Tech Community: Navigating the Networks

Welcome to Buffalo’s tech scene, where innovation and collaboration are at the heart of the city’s tech ecosystem. Building meaningful networks is essential for personal and professional growth. Whether you’re a seasoned techie or just starting your journey, Buffalo offers a plethora of opportunities to connect, learn, and thrive!

Check out these Meetup groups, interest groups, and professional organizations to help expand your network.


BootSector’s mission is to empower, educate, and support the next generation of local entrepreneurs and startup leaders. They host weekly meetups; an online slack community; various community and training events including Buffalo Startup Coffee

Buffalo Data Science Community

Share knowledge about data science, coding, statistics, and all things tech – one month at a time. Every first Wednesday of the month at a different sponsor location throughout the WNY area, BDSC hosts an array of seminars, workshops, and presentations brought to you by local professionals and subject matter experts. No experience required!

Buffalo DevOps

DevOps Buffalo is a non-profit led, community that aims to assemble local tech practitioners to bring the global DevOps mission to this city. Join the Buffalo Devs Slack channel members for once-a-month meetups at Spot Coffee. Discuss topics and exchange ideas regarding software development and IT operations (and everything in between)!

Buffalo Game Space

Buffalo Game Space is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping people make games, by offering educational, mentorship, and equipment resources to both professional and aspiring game developers.

Buffalo RUST Meetup

The Buffalo Rust Meetup is a meetup for anyone in the Western New York area interested in the Rust Programming Language (rustlang), whether you are an experienced developer, a hobbyist, or just looking to learn more about Rust.

Buffalo Women In Agile

The Buffalo network of Women in Agile Meetup was established to support Women in Agile with the aim of creating a learning and networking community through member facilitated sessions, presentations, and engaging and fun activities. We call upon all levels of Agile professionals (Scrum Masters, Agile Business Analysts, Software Developers, Testers, Agile Coaches, Agile Trainers, Agile Enthusiasts, and more!) who are passionate about helping promote Women in Agile to join us to learn new things and meet new people!

Buffalo WordPress Meetup

The Buffalo WordPress Meetup is the place for Buffalo and WNY WordPress users, developers, and designers to get in touch and network with one another. Whether you’re completely new with WordPress or have been using it since it first moved from B2 we’re here to create a fun and educational meetup.

Infosec 716

This is an informal meetup of Western New York information security practitioners for conversation and knowledge sharing. Whether you’re a student with an interest in the field, a CISO with decades of experience, or somewhere in between, we all have new things to learn and new frontiers to conquer. All are welcome! Check out


Formed in 1998, InfoTech WNY is a rapidly growing consortium of multi-sized software, hardware, telecommunications companies, government and economic agencies, and educational institutions. The purpose of the organization is to address various industry-specific issues such as workforce availability, industry image, technology transfer, networking, access to financing, and attracting new business to the region.

HubSpot User Group (HUG) Buffalo

The HubSpot User Group (HUG) program is here to help you connect with other HubSpot users. HUGs serve to educate and inspire customers and users to be more successful by providing support, community and product education.

Buffalo Chapter

WNY AgTech meetup Powered by BootSector

A monthly meetup and network with other entrepreneurs, farmers, investors, and experts passionate about driving innovation in agriculture. Events feature engaging speakers, interactive activities, and networking opportunities. Whether you’re looking to create new AgTech solutions, improve your farming operations, fund AgTech startups, or share your expertise, you are welcome!

WIT WNY Meetup

Be in Buffalo, Forge Buffalo, and TechBuffalo, organizers of the Annual March Women in Tech WNY event, host a networking meetup every other month around different topics in tech. Check out our events page for upcoming meetups.

Women in Tech Network

WiT Network is a global and local Not For Profit organization providing inspiration, education, mentoring, networking, and practical advice to empower women (and men) to build and grow their careers in technology and pursue their ambitions.

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