Updated March 22, 2005

Professional and amateur organizations, special interest groups, and assorted assemblies.  All of these have regular events in the Silicon Valley or surrounding areas, making this valley one of the most interesting places in the world for science and technology.  Listed in no particular order.   

ACM -- Association For Computing Machinery BAYCHI (Bay Area Computer Human Interface) meets every month at Xerox PARK.
ACM-local San Francisco Bay Area hosts meetings at Hewlett-Packard on Prune Ridge Road on a variety of computer science subjects.
Bay Area Mass Spectrometry Discussion group (BAMS) Discussion group on the latest in mass spectrometry instrumentation and techniques, meets monthly on peninsula
Job search organization, funded by the state, local and federal government, and staffed by client job seekers
Silicon Valley Linux User Group
Santa Clara Monthly meetings
Bay Area Bioinformatics
Stanford bioinformatics group that holds monthly meetings on campus
IEEE Grid and Bay Area Chapter
Technology meetings on a variety of engineering topics
Consultants Network of Silicon Valley
World Internet Center
Monthly Pub at the Palo Alto Crown Plaza featuring networking and talks on new business and technology trends.
Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society
Amateur rocketry group.
Golden Gate Polymer Forum (GGPF)
Monthly polymer discussion held at Michaels at Shoreline
Bay Area Mathematical Adventures
Meets during the academic year on with various math topics.
Networking organization with Tuesday networking lunch
Bay Area Analytical Chemists Network (BAACN)

Software development forum, entrepreneurial forum
Lab Robotics Interest Group (LRIG)
Bay Area Chapter

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