Web Development Professional Organizations

By Deane Barker on March 2, 2006

Joe and I are tossing around the idea of starting a local chapter of some Web development professional organization. To this end, I took a look around the Web this morning, and I found these:

There’s Content Management Professionals too (of which I’m a member now), but that’s a little more specialized.

Does anyone want to throw some others out there? We’re looking at national organizations that sponsor local chapters.

If you would, comment about your experience with any groups to which you belong. Remember, comments can be anonymous, so speak your mind.



  1. Hmmm. One would think the Web Design and Developers Association would have a decent looking page. Irony alert.

  2. Have you seen whats taking place with the “refresh” concept?

    http://www.refreshingcities.com – Each city has their own reasons why they would start one, we started Phoenix because there was such a lack of community among the “web people” design and development.

    That way the people in your area can decide what the purpose of the group is.

  3. I’ve been a member of HWG/IWA for a long time now. I’d like to see something with a bit more life to it than a monthly email of online class offerings – I get more activity out of comp.language.ruby and php.general if I wanted the long-distance thing…and I couldn’t believe what I saw (like Tom) when I visited the WDDA page – what a lame looking site for a professional organization to have as a home.

    Aaron may be onto something that would work for Sioux Falls with the Refreshing Cities concept (I like it, but hey! I’m still an import)- schedule a lunch meet-up, create a community out of the disparate folks we have in our respective neck of the woods, build a site and help others find us.

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