Digital Meetup Groups to Join and Network in 2020

Joining an organisation or a business networking group is one of the simplest ways to getting your organisation or yourself out there… We talked abo…

Joining an organisation or a business networking group is one of the simplest ways to getting your organisation or yourself out there…

We talked about attending digital industry events earlier this year, but it would be even better to join a strong and regular community – like a business organisation or a meetup group.

In the various Cogs locations, our team supports local digital initiatives like Service Jams, Creative Mornings, Dribbble Meetups, Innovation Social etc.

In Hong Kong, our Cogs team even takes an active role in organising meetups in a digital community HK Techneeks.

Whether you’re an introvert, interested to expand your network but don’t know where to start, or if it’s your first time hearing about Meetup groups, here are 3 reasons why you should join one today.

Reason 1: Expand your professional network

The most common reason for joining a business community – to get to know your peers and rub shoulders with industry leaders.

Who knows who you will meet at the event? It could be your future colleague, employer, business partner, hire etc.

Reason 2: Learn more and be a subject expert

Not all business communities are networking groups.

They often have a purpose or speciality. Most groups are founded on the basis to educate others.

Communities that organise educational events are often a good place to be part of especially for those breaking into the workplace or professionals seeking to transit into another industry.

Reason 3: Build your professional brand

You want to get your name out there and fast?

Joining a community enables you to be your authentic and professional self – a struggle that a lot of professionals face in their workplace.

Making new acquaintances and bonding over shared passions and ideas will give you the confidence to show your abilities.

If you’re a startup founder, communities are a good place for you to grow your brand awareness and exchange ideas or inspire others with your new business offerings.

With that said, why not take a look at these meetup communities in the cities we’re in below:

Berlin Digital Communities
Hong Kong Digital Communities
London Digital Communities
Singapore Digital Communities

Berlin Digital Communities

IXDS Pre Work Talk

Service Design Drinks

Service Design Studio events: Futurice, Fjord, etc.

UX Camp Europe

Factory Berlin

Hong Kong Digital Communities

HK Techneeks

Hong Kong, HK
1,729 Techneeks

Previously known as HK Web Developers, we are a meet-up dedicated to learning and sharing all things tech-driven. We recognise that innovations in the digital world are multi-…

Next Meetup

An Introduction To Design Thinking

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 PM
28 Attending

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Design and Innovation Hong Kong

Hong Kong, HK
74 Members

Welcome to Design and Innovation Hong Kong!We believe the power of creativity, design and innovation is the key to bring positive impact. This is a platform for innovation ex…

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Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurs Meetup

Kowloon, HK
803 Members

Social Entrepreneurs Meetup is a platform for socially conscious entrepreneurs and individuals to connect, exchange ideas and share resources. Established in January 2019, Soc…

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Impact Communities Get-together 社創聚一聚

Friday, Jan 10, 2020, 7:00 PM
20 Attending

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Design Thinking Hong Kong

Hong Kong, HK
3,436 Design Thinkers

What is Design Thinking?Design Thinking helps you to improve people’s lives by holistically examining the needs of communities or individuals, and works in collaboration to i…

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An Introduction To Design Thinking

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 PM
40 Attending

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Creative Jam HK

Hong Kong, HK
2,474 Creative Jammers

Creative Minds of HK, Unite! We are launching “Creative Jam HK”, a platform to bring together the Creative Community in Hong Kong on a regular basis and promote networking, co…

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The Power of Right & Left Brain Connection – A New Way to Ex…

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020, 7:30 PM
15 Attending

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CodeLearn Hong Kong

Hong Kong, HK
3,018 Learners & Thinkers

We’re part of the CodeLearn Asia community.• Website: http://codelearn.asia• Join our Slack Group: https://slack.codelearn.asiaSoftware, Web and Mobile App Development for t…

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London Digital Communities

Outreach Digital | The Marketing, Analytics, UX & Tech Club

London, GB
19,131 Digital Professionals

Where Digital Leaders MeetWe are London’s – and Europe’s – largest meetup community for digital, marketing, analytics & tech, having run nearly 300 events for 20,000 members …

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Analytics | Building a Content Analytics Feedback Loop to Bo…

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
5 Attending

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Future Thinking in Digital Marketing Meetup

London, GB
1,805 Digital Marketing Futurologists

Future Thinking in Digital Marketing is a community of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, marketing professionals, corporate & brand executives and opinion-forme…

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Threat or Opportu…

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020, 6:00 PM
2 Attending

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The Digital Pond

London, GB
2,688 Digital Ponderers

The world is going digital and so is business! The Digital Pond is an event series and meetup community welcoming all those from a digital discipline and those wanting to lear…

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Creative Crunch – London – Tech Circus

London, GB
3,133 Creatives

Join Creative Crunch, the LARGEST CREATIVE meetup in Europe by Tech Circus www.techcircus.io

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Design Sprints London

London, GB
1,651 Members

We are the Official Google ‘Design Sprint Global Chapters’ community of Design Sprint practitioners & facilitators.Interested in finding out more about DESIGN SPRINTS, and ho…

Next Meetup

Getting started with Design Sprints

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020, 6:00 PM
74 Attending

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London Gov Design Meetup

London, GB
1,066 Members

Connecting designers working in, for or with government – to exchange knowledge, share experiences and support each other. Multiple times a year we will invite designers of al…

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Singapore Digital Communities

SGInnovate

Singapore, SG
5,457 Members

At SGInnovate, we launch, prove and scale ‘deep tech’ products borne out of science research. We believe Singapore has the resources and capabilities to ‘tackle hard problems’…

Next Meetup

Bias, Fairness, Transparency

Monday, Jan 13, 2020, 4:00 PM
16 Attending

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IxDA Singapore

Singapore, SG
3,018 Interaction Designers

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a member-supported organisation dedicated to the discipline of Interaction design. We aim to foster a community where design profe…

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Service Design Singapore

Singapore, SG
694 Members

Service design is about the holistic design of services that people want to use. Done correctly, it drives brand loyalty for an organisation over time. In Singapore, our servi…

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Design Innovation Singapore

Singapore, SG
3,500 Humans

Design Innovation SG community brings together individuals who are interested in Design, Creativity and Innovation. We intend to provide a platform for sharing insights and li…

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Design is a Dialogue

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020, 5:00 PM
2 Attending

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Design Bootcamp Asia

Singapore, SG
1,589 Design Enthusiasts

DBA is a design education related, community driven platform – envisioned to nurture, find hidden talents and serve the connected design community network in Asia, to its high…

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Product School Singapore

Singapore, SG
435 Members

This is the product management community in Singapore to learn more about breaking into the field, improving your skills and building up your network. We’re building the large…

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Getting the Job Done with Little Resources by Fave PM

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020, 6:30 PM
31 Attending

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Women Who Code Singapore

Singapore, SG
3,313 Members

Join us by attending a WWCode event or signing up at www.womenwhocode.com.Women Who Code is the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women t…

Next Meetup

Demystifying AI for the Programmer Panel

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020, 6:30 PM
56 Attending

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Service Design Network Worldwide:

Service Design Network (or SDN) is a non-profit institution for service design and development and innovation within the practice. The goal of SDN is to connect their members (service design practitioners) to agencies, business, and governments in a bid to strengthen the impact of service design within the public and private sectors. Your city might have a chapter in place already – if you don’t see your city listed, you can even reach out to SDN to start one.

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These are groups that our team at Cogs have curated just for you. Some of us are members of these communities and enjoyed attending their events and learning about the digital industry and its changing pace.

We hope you find a digital community that is welcoming and engaging for yourself.

If you are ready to make some changes to your career, speak to us here.

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