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Bay Area Data-Centric Meetup Groups

There are over 900 tech meetup groups serving the Bay Area. Yes, that's right. 900 groups. Almost a hundred of those groups have a full or partial focus on data -- big data, nosql, visualization, machine learning, etc. I've provided those hundred groups below. If you find this list useful, or have suggestions, send me a note at lynn@lynnbender.com.

Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group
Location: Palo Alto, CA
7,871 members
97 meetings so far

Bay Area Hadoop Meetups
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
4462 members
35 meetings so far

Data Visualization Group in Bay Area
Location: San Francisco, CA
2703 members
27 meetings so far

Bay Area useR Group (R Programming Language)
Location: San Francisco, CA
2462 members
46 meetings so far

SF Data Mining
Location: San Francisco, CA
2409 members
17 meetings so far

BigDataCloud
Location: Santa Clara, CA
2301 members
15 meetings so far

The SF MySQL Meetup Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
1889 members
93 meetings so far

San Francisco MongoDB User Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
1857 members
127 meetings so far

Bay Area HBase User Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
1554 members
17 meetings so far

San Francisco Hadoop Users
Location: San Francisco, CA
1407 members
21 meetings so far

Silicon Valley Cassandra User Group
Location: San Jose, CA
1320 members
22 meetings so far

The Visual.ly Data Visualization Group (Bay Area)
Location: San Francisco, CA
1316 members
10 meetings so far

Silicon Valley Big Data Meetup
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
1154 members
5 meetings so far

Big Data Analytics: Mobile
Location: San Jose, CA
1075 members
9 meetings so far

Silicon Valley NoSQL Meetup Group
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
1021 members
11 meetings so far

Big Data Science
Location: Fremont, CA
808 members
9 meetings so far

SFBay Apache Lucene/Solr Meetup
Location: San Mateo, CA
751 members
11 meetings so far

The Silicon Valley MySQL Meetup Group
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
749 members
54 meetings so far

San Francisco Riak Meetup
Location: San Francisco, CA
723 members
20 meetings so far

Lotico San Francisco Semantic Web
Location: San Francisco, CA
700 members
37 meetings so far

Hive User Group Meeting
Location: Palo Alto, CA
692 members
7 meetings so far

The San Francisco SQL Server User Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
673 members
42 meetings so far

Bay Area Search
Location: San Jose, CA
626 members
16 meetings so far

The Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group
Location: Mountain View, CA
620 members
45 meetings so far

Big Data Gurus
Location: Santa Clara, CA
540 members
7 meetings so far

Silicon Valley Machine Learning
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
520 members
11 meetings so far

SF Bayarea Machine Learning
Location: San Francisco, CA
496 members
6 meetings so far

The San Francisco Redis Meetup Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
486 members
7 meetings so far

Silicon Valley MongoDB User Group
Location: Palo Alto, CA
480 members
29 meetings so far

Hadoop HDFS & MapReduce Contributors
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
409 members
13 meetings so far

San Francisco Bay Area Big Data and Scalable Systems
Location: San Francisco, CA
378 members
4 meetings so far

Graph Database - San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
376 members
15 meetings so far

Developing with Data in San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
361 members
1 meetings so far

Bay Area Storm Users
Location: Mountain View, CA
335 members
4 meetings so far

The Berkeley R Language Beginner Study Group
Location: Berkeley, CA
272 members
25 meetings so far

San Francisco NoSQL Meetup Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
262 members
5 meetings so far

Oracle NoSQL & Big Data Meetup
Location: Redwood City, CA
257 members
3 meetings so far

Silicon Valley NewSQL Meetup Group
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
255 members
4 meetings so far

The Bay Area Collective Intelligence Meetup Group
Location: Hayward, CA
245 members
5 meetings so far

Distributed data processing with Mesos
Location: San Francisco, CA
230 members
2 meetings so far

MapReduce Hadoop Design Pattern
Location: Redwood City, CA
119 members
1 meetings so far

San Francisco Cassandra User Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
201 members
9 meetings so far

Big Data Hands On
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
192 members
1 meetings so far

Open Data Bay Area
Location: San Francisco, CA
193 members
1 meetings so far

Bay Area Hypertable Users Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
190 members
3 meetings so far

Enterprise Big Data
Location: Santa Clara, CA
185 members
2 meetings so far

Big Data Developers
Location: San Jose, CA
184 members
3 meetings so far

Splunk Meetups
Location: San Francisco, CA
179 members
16 meetings so far

Apache Mahout
Location: San Mateo, CA
177 members
No meetings yet

Data Science Global - San Francisco & Silicon Valley
Location: San Francisco, CA
171 members
1 meetings so far

Bay Area Graph Lab
Location: Redwood City, CA
167 members
3 meetings so far

Pig user group
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
165 members
5 meetings so far

Datameer User Group
Location: San Mateo, CA
160 members
2 meetings so far

Bay Area Data Warehouse Group
Location: San Francisco, CA
147 members
3 meetings so far

Cascading
Location: San Francisco, CA
138 members
1 meetings so far

Northern California Oracle Users Group
Location: Redwood City, CA
136 members
5 meetings so far

Bay Area - Probabilistic Graphical Model Meetup
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
132 members
3 meetings so far

Hive Contributors Group
Location: Palo Alto, CA
121 members
10 meetings so far

Silicon Valley NoSQL Speed and Scale without Fail
Location: Mountain View, CA
106 members
No meetings yet

Bay Area Graph Geeks
Location: San Francisco, CA
93 members
2 meetings so far

R-ladies SF
Location: San Francisco, CA
78 members
1 meetings so far

South Bay MySQL
Location: San Jose, CA
76 members
1 meetings so far

Gephi User Group SF Bay Area
Location: San Francisco, CA
69 members
4 meetings so far

Data Informed: Enterprise Big Data for Business & IT
Location: San Jose, CA
63 members
No meetings yet

Bay Area Oracle Big Data
Location: Fremont, CA
63 members
3 meetings so far

Bay Area Data Integration Meetup
Location: San Francisco, CA
61 members
1 meetings so far

East Bay Access/SQL Server Database Users Group
Location: Oakland, CA
58 members
1 meetings so far

Oracle Database Professionals
Location: San Jose, CA
56 members
1 meetings so far

Silicon Valley Graph Database Group
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
53 members
5 meetings so far

H2O and Data Science!
Location: Mountain View, CA
47 members
No meetings yet

BigData Apps on Cloud
Location: Fremont, CA
45 members
No meetings yet

Silicon Valley Riak
Location: Santa Clara, CA
41 members
No meetings yet

Cloudera Manager Users
Location: Redwood City, CA
37 members
1 meetings so far

Drinks and Data - SF Bay
Location: San Francisco, CA
33 members
1 meetings so far

SF Bay SQL Server / SQL Tools / SQL-Hero
Location: Richmond, CA
31 members
3 meetings so far

Oracle Open World Essbase/EPM meetup
Location: San Francisco, CA
24 members
1 meetings so far

Data Science Learning
Location: El Sobrante, CA
23 members
No meetings yet

Full-text Search for Developers
Location: San Francisco, CA
21 members
1 meetings so far

Sacramento Big Data
Location: Sacramento, CA
18 members
1 meetings so far

SF Bay Area's Big Data Think Tank
Location: Palo Alto, CA
122 members
No meetings yet

Central Coast R User Group
Location: Monterey, CA
12 members
No meetings yet