New Tech meetups are nothing new. San Francisco and New York City are well known as booming tech scenes. An argued driver for their success is the density of likeminded, tech-focused individuals. Attributing to that density is the tight urban core of the cities where much of the activity lies. For example, NY Tech Meetup was established in 2004 and has a standing membership of over 26,000. SF New Tech is among the Bay Area’s largest, longest-running technology events, now serving over 10,000 tech industry movers and shakers, journalists, VCs, hackers, developers, recruiters and more.