We are the COWPU.  This is our meetup website.  We are a group of Web Folk hailing from Bend, Oregon and beyond.  We are comprised of people who call themselves any and all of the following:

  • Web Developer
  • Programmer
  • Engineer
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Brogrammer
  • Ninja
  • Unicorn Lover
  • and more

Everyone is welcome to come hang with us, nerd cred is not required, just a bit of internet steez.


We typically meet once a month, on the last Wednesday of the month.  Stay tuned to the blog though for information on the next meeting, as we tend to be slackers at time and don’t get meetings scheduled.


If you have a topic you’d like to give a talk on, let us know!  Fill out the contact form or tweet at us: @cowpu or @timmycrawford

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Local companies can post job openings here for free.  Please contact us to get your job posted.

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  • New Member
    Sara Sara joined
    January 8
  • New Member
    Jason Jason joined
    September 2
    "Hi, my name is Jason and I am a web designer/progra­mmer.­ I moved to Bend from Fresno, CA this past April. With over 15 years of industry experience, I decided to open my own web design company (Bend Web Design | bendwebdesign.c­o)."
  • New Member
    Kent S. Kent S. joined
    June 30
    Kent S.
    "Over 12 years of internet marketing experience. Founded EngineWorks in 2006, a search marketing agency located in Portland, OR. EngineWorks was acquired by ethology. Recognized as one of the top Forty Under 40 executives by the PDX Biz Journal."
  • New Member
    Paul D. Paul D. joined
    June 18
    Paul D.
    "I'm Paul, and I like teh Ruby, Rails, Drupal, and just about everything else."
  • New Member
    Devin M. Devin M. joined
    May 4
    Devin M.
    "Programmer, web developer, entrepreneur, musician. Moved to Bend in late 3013 and here I am 99 years earlier, signing up for COWPU."
  • New Member
    Donovan C. Donovan C. joined
    April 20
    Donovan C.
    "Web developer / programmer at Smart Solutions."
  • New Member
    Beej Beej joined
    April 14
    "Programmer by training and nature; love geektalk."
  • New Member
    Kyle Kyle joined
    March 14
    "Hi. Software and skiing."
  • New Member
    Dave R. Dave R. joined
    March 6
    Dave R.
    "polyglot sponge"
  • New Member
    Josh L. Josh L. joined
    February 3, 2014
    Josh L.
    "My name is Josh and I like shiny screens."

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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