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The economic vitality, global competitiveness and prosperity of our country, and the Charleston community, depends on the skills of our workforce. Companies need well-educated, skilled employees to deliver their competitive products and services. 

 The need for these skilled employees is magnified in knowledge-based companies where the technology landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate. Any community seeking to attract these high-wage companies must develop a comprehensive, results-oriented strategy to support and augment the efforts of the individual companies.

The Digital Corridor's talent development strategy is comprised of three tactical areas - 

CONNECT - match qualified career seekers with technical job openings 

DEVELOP -  expand Charleston's technical talent pool through training

SUPPORT - facilitate the formation and gathering of local technical user groups

At the Digital Corridor, we believe that user groups are integral to Charleston's tech ecosystem. We are delighted to support and facilitate new technical user groups at our Flagship facilities for meetings along with co-promoting meet-ups through our social media channels.

Active User Groups

  • Charleston Indie Game Developers

    This is a group devoted to people who enjoy creating independent video games of all types. We are programmers, designers, artist, etc that enjoy hard work (clearly) and a DIY mentality. Whether developing as a hobby or as a job, we want to improve our skills, bounce around ideas and make fun games. Experience is encouraged, but not required.

  • BSides Charleston

    BSides Charleston was started in 2012 and has been held at the College of Charleston annually. Since its existence BSides Charleston has been attracting security professionals from all over the Lowcountry area for this one day event.

  • Startup Grind Charleston

    Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

  • Agile Charleston User Group

    The Agile Charleston User Group was formed to provide an active community of practice for the Greater Charleston area. Our purpose is to evangelize agile processes and assist others in process improvements through knowledge sharing, networking, and agile experience, focusing on the entire enterprise.

  • Charleston Technology Group

    The purpose of this group is to bring Charleston area technologists together to explore interesting technologies. The group was originally Java specific (Java Users Group), but we believe the interests of the group will be better served by broadening the topic scope.

  • PyLadies

    PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women to become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Meetups, workshops, and tutorials are held at PokitDok Charleston. Free and open to all supporters of women in tech.

  • Women Who Code Charleston

    Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. The organization tripled in 2013 and has grown to be one of the largest communities of women engineers in the world.

  • Charleston User Experience Meetup

    Charleston UX is a group of like-minded User Experience professionals that love what we do. Join us once a month as we get together to discuss user experience design, information architecture, copywriting, analytics, usability studies, sketching and wireframing, and much more. We keep the format pretty casual, and we encourage you to bring a friend.

  • Charleston WordPress User Group

    The WordPress Charleston meetups are casual, locally-organized sessions covering everything related to WordPress, and are open to anyone interested in learning more about design, starting a blog, building your own site and learning about plugin tools to enhance your site.

  • Charleston Linux Users Group

    The Charleston, South Carolina Linux Users Group (CSCLUG) is dedicated to the awareness, advancement and development of free software ideals and solutions in the Charleston, SC area expressed through the abilities of our members. CSCLUG holds regular meetings the second Saturday of each month.

  • Charleston Red Hat User Group

    This group is focused on bringing together the Charleston Red Hat User Community for technical presentations, conversations around the Red Hat solution stack. Membership is limited to Red Hat customers / users, partners and employees.

  • Makelab Charleston

    Makelab Charleston is a makerspace for hobbiest and professionals who like to make. Our members are into everything from electronics, 3D printing, construction, networking, and programming.

  • Charleston’s Uber User Group

    This group allows its attendees to pitch technical topics they will either speak on, or want to hear about. While it is limited to tech, there is nothing within that field that is off-limits. So, on the 4th Thursday of the month, come dine/drink with us and discuss technical things!

  • SalesForce User Group

    The Salesforce.com User Group for the Charleston, SC Area.