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About the Community Groups Program

This program is dedicated to assisting individual organizers of active mobile, web, cloud, and AI developer communities on their journey leading successful and engaged groups via online training, meetup materials, networking opportunities, and more.

The program membership is free with no strings attached - we won’t ask you to promote Google’s products, use our branding in events, or limit your work to any specific technologies, topics, or partners.

You can also optionally join the GDG platform, which offers tailored support to organizers of local GDG chapters specifically interested in learning more about Google technologies.

Questions or feedback? Get in touch.

Apply to become a program member:

Why join?

As a member, you’ll get support to grow your network and community and, most importantly, support to grow as an individual leader. If you want a closer partnership with Google Developers, you can optionally join the GDG platform on top of the standard membership.

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Professional growth

Access to community management and technical knowledge to help you become a stronger leader.
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Network growth

Opportunities to connect with other community leaders, industry experts, and Googlers to share knowledge.
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Community growth

Content, events, and best practices to assist you in building and engaging with your community.

Program membership

Standard
Organizers of any developer group
GDG Platform
Organizers of GDG groups

Meetups

Meetup content
Template agendas, slides, event formats, speaker notes, content bundles (curated 1-pagers with all you need to know about a product and/or topic), and more to help you run events for your community more effectively.
Can use / modify for meetup use Can use / modify for meetup use
Event series
Seasonal meetup events, competitions, and hackathons authored and sponsored by Google Developers.
Access to event series Access to event series with priority support
Financial sponsorships
Monetary contribution from Google Developers.
Can applyCan apply on a priority basis
Speaker recommendations
Support to find speakers for your events.
Can requestCan request
Swag
Branded physical items to give out to meetup attendees.
Can request design templates for meetups Can request design templates for meetups
Organizers of top performing GDGs are rewarded with GDG branded swag

Knowledge

Training
Community management webinars, videos, and deep-dives into specific technologies.
Can access most content and join all webinars Can access all content and join all webinars
Early access programs
Exclusive preview and access to unreleased Google products.
Available upon request and review Available to all GDG organizers
Coaching
Support to grow your group and as an individual leader.
Can request Available to select GDG organizers
Newsletter
Monthly newsletter with top news from the community, upcoming events and trainings, and spotlight stories from organizers.
Can subscribeCan subscribe

Recognition

Group directory
Directory of all groups viewable to the general public.
All GDG chapters are listed
Case studies
Written and video stories about our top organizers, GDG chapters, and events.
Can submit / be featuredCan submit / be featured

Support

Summits
Exclusive training and networking events for members hosted by Google Developers.
Can be invited to attend select regional and global summits Can be invited to attend select regional, global, and GDG-only summits with Google speakers
Branding
Lockups to be used in activities related to the program.
Can request Google Developers brand endorsement for individual meetups but Google Developers branding is not required Can use GDG platform official branding, including custom GDG chapter lockups
Platform management
Dedicated support and infrastructure managed by Google Developers, including:
  • Assistance in new chapter creation
  • Organizer onboarding and offboarding
  • Free Meetup.com PRO group subscription
  • Priority access to Google Developers regional leads
  • Maintenance of branded marketing channels, including social media
  • Arbitration upon request
Available to all GDG organizers
Event sponsorships
Monetary contribution to help attend select events organized by Google Developers like Google I/O.
Limited access Priority access
Google restricts access to some of its services in certain countries or regions, such as Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.