BitDevs is a group tailored towards software/hardware developers interested in the discussion and development of the Bitcoin protocol, alt. coins, '2.0' projects, cryptography and open source fintech--you can be well versed or new to the arts, all technically inclined are welcome.
Socratic Style Meetups:
Meetings begin with Bitcoin related announcements gathered and presented by the organizer; comments, questions and discussion are encouraged during this period. Meetings follow a discussion style format, with topics that will cover subjects such as: Bitcoin improvement proposals, testnet, alternative Bitcoin implementations, core development current events (bitcoin-development mailing list, bitcoin github repo issues, #bitcoin-dev IRC etc...), alt. cryptocurrency development, building/modifying Bitcoin-related software/hardware (clients, mining software, mining rigs, mobile wallets, exchanges, trading bots, arbitrage exploitation, Bitcoin marketplaces, ATMs, etc...), security, scalability, smart contracts, colored coins/smart property, regulatory compliance scripting, alternative uses for the underlying Bitcoin technology and so so much more. To complete the meeting, members present their open source projects, companies and other relevant materials.
Email the organizer if you'd like to present. We go out for dinner after as well. Again, all are welcome but be advised: discussion will get technical.