SoloPoint Insights

Engineering Meetup: 6 Groups to Connect with in California

If you aren’t familiar with, it’s a site that allows people from all over the world to meet-up with people with similar interests in their area. While it’s certainly great to use it to meet with new people during your down time, it’s also a great way to network and further your career.

For engineers in California, there are several different groups that regularly meet-up that are geared towards many different disciplines of engineering. We’ll take a look at the top six, three from Northern California and three from Southern California, to give you an idea of the groups that are out there.

Northern California

SF Engineers and Friends

This is a great group for engineers in the San Francisco area to meet up and find new friends in the business. This group focuses on helping engineers who are new to the area, or those who just haven’t had time to get out and meet new people yet. With regular group meetings and several social events, this is a fun group to join.

Engineers Creatives Architects Multi-disciplined Networking

For those interested in a broader form of networking, this is a great group that usually meets a few times a year. No matter what type of engineering you do, you’ll likely find someone else interested at one of these events. This is a particularly good group for those interested in building engineering.

SF Digital Fabrication Meetup 

For engineers interested in learning more about CAD design, 3D printing and digital fabrication, this is an ideal group. The group regularly schedules interesting speakers to come by and discuss new advances, and they also hold several workshops and other events.

Southern California

Southern California CAD/CAM Manufacturing Meet-Up

This group is geared towards those using CAD/CAM design, 3D printing and new technologies impacting the industry. It’s a great group for those looking to further their skills and the group encourages members to share their new projects. With a helpful collaborative atmosphere, this is a great way to meet new people and learn a few things at the same time.

Electrical Engineering Praxis

For electrical engineers, this is a great way to meet all levels of engineers interested in building and advancing the study of electrical engineering. With regular meet-ups, you’ll be sure to find time to fit one of these meetings into your schedule.

Girls in Tech

Women often find it difficult in the engineering field, and this group is designed to help you meet other women in the industry and develop your contacts. It’s more than just fun however, this group holds regular workshops and offers the opportunity to learn more and advance in your field.

If you would like to go to an engineering geared meet-up, just head over to, enter in your zip code and what field of engineering you’re interested in. You’re bound to find a group of likeminded people.

Want more information about exciting careers in engineering? The pros here at Solopoint Solutions are here to help!