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:
StandardOrganizers of any developer group
GDG PlatformOrganizers of GDG groups
Meetup contentTemplate 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 seriesSeasonal meetup events, competitions, and hackathons authored and sponsored by Google Developers.
|Access to event series||Access to event series with priority support|
Financial sponsorshipsMonetary contribution from Google Developers.
|Can apply||Can apply on a priority basis|
Speaker recommendationsSupport to find speakers for your events.
|Can request||Can request|
SwagBranded 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
TrainingCommunity 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 programsExclusive preview and access to unreleased Google products.
|Available upon request and review||Available to all GDG organizers|
CoachingSupport to grow your group and as an individual leader.
|Can request||Available to select GDG organizers|
NewsletterMonthly newsletter with top news from the community, upcoming events and trainings, and spotlight stories from organizers.
|Can subscribe||Can subscribe|
Group directoryDirectory of all groups viewable to the general public.
|All GDG chapters are listed|
Case studiesWritten and video stories about our top organizers, GDG chapters, and events.
|Can submit / be featured||Can submit / be featured|
SummitsExclusive 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|
BrandingLockups 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 managementDedicated support and infrastructure managed by Google Developers, including:
|Available to all GDG organizers|
Event sponsorshipsMonetary contribution to help attend select events organized by Google Developers like Google I/O.
|Limited access||Priority access|