Meetup, Create Connections through Tech

Silicon Valley is the epicenter for all things tech. Residents benefit from the technology which surrounds us, enjoying enriched lives that evolve with each new development. For those who are passionate about electronic gadgets, finding like-minded individuals can be daunting. No need to worry; we have a solution. From digital photography to robotics and everything in between, there are a number of local meetup groups sure to please the technophiles among us.


Peninsula Camera Club – The purpose of this club is to promote the art and science of photography, while educating and improving the photographic skills of its members through bi-monthly competition meetings, lectures, workshops, and field trips. The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the Central Park Recreation Center in San Mateo. Learn more about this group at their website.


Coastside Photographers – Centered in Half Moon Bay, CA, this is a group for all photographers to meet, discuss photography and photograph the scenic San Mateo County coast. Interested in shooting landscapes and seascapes, sunsets and moon rises, flora and fauna? Then this is the group for you.

Shutterfly Meetup Group – This is a group for people interested in the intersection of technology and digital photography. If you’re interested in using technology to help people make lasting memories and sharing life’s joy, get connected with this meetup group and start having fun.


San Mateo B2B Bloggers – Learn trick of the trade as bloggers who develop and write content for businesses (B2B) share techniques and learn from others. This meetup takes place in San Mateo, but this group is welcome to all.


WordPress for Business or Pleasure – Want to learn about WordPress, blogging and online marketing? Every person, family, business, group, club, or organization should have a website and this meetup group will help you achieve your online goals by providing you with an environment that’s supportive, productive and fun.


San Mateo Maker Space – This group is working on creating a non-profit family-oriented makerspace in the mid-peninsula, between Millbrae and Redwood City. It will be like the TechShop without the dangerous equipment. A robot competition table instead of the Table Saw. A rack of computers instead of welding equipment. This group is for people that are interested in helping to form the space.

San Mateo Robotics Meetup – Calling all robot fans. This group gathers to discuss all things robotics. With the ultimate goal of bringing together people that want to make robot construction simpler and cheaper. Let’s create a robot based on Arduino, Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone.

San Mateo is a great place to meet people and connect. Meetup and Mosey are both good places to find groups with common interests and ideas for fun things to do. Another thing San Mateo is great for is food. San Mateo even won Rand McNally’s Best of the Road: Best Small Town for Food! Take a look at the Ramen Crawl we created on Mosey, which includes 8 delicious ramen restaurants. Mmm…