The Dublin GTUG is one of the largest developer groups in Dublin. The group has a broad scope, covering issues from cloud to mobile and everything in between; while the group does have some bias towards the many innovative technologies developed by Google, the group is generally very open - this manifests in terms of interest in alternative and complementary technologies to those offered by Google, technologies which are not Google specific (eg HTML5) and engaging with other companies.
The group organizes a few different types of events. There is a regular monthly meeting held the last Tues of each month in Google's premises on Barrow St: this meet usually comprises of talks and/or panel sessions. The group also organizes hackathons and we are planning on arranging competitions and perhaps some bootcamp events.
The Dublin GTUG comprises of a diverse mix of people, ranging from students to very experienced software architects, which really makes for an interesting group; students can learn from the more experienced contingent, while the latter can learn from the new tools, technologies and toys that the students are playing with.
The group's activities are generally free and all are welcome.