Colorado is making a name for itself in the development world as more and more start-ups are emerging in the area. In fact, last December Forbes wrote an interesting article highlighting this shift: Watch Out Silicon Valley! Colorado Primed to Emerge as the Next Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  

As a company, we take pride in our ability to innovate and push boundaries in our industry so this is exciting news for us! Because Denver and the surrounding area is becoming such a technology hotspot, there is no shortage of events, meetups and conferences to attend.

Below is a list of events for the month of July. If you live in Colorado, you won’t want to miss out. Not only will you learn something, but it’s always fun to meet people who share a similar passion!

How to Build a Website: HTML & CSS for Beginners -- July 13-14, 2013

929 Pearl Street #200
Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: $80 

Women may be the minority in the development industry, but that doesn’t mean they’re not interested in learning to code alongside their male colleagues! Girl Develop It is helping the ladies of the tech world do just that by hosting classes exclusively for women focusing on coding, leveraging existing technology, building websites and more.

Their next class is coming up and will give beginners an introduction to HTML and CSS. More information can be found on their Meetup page. (girl power!)

ÜberConf 2013 -- July 16 - 19, 2013

Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80020
Cost: $1,725

Java is not just a language. Java is a technology platform and ecosystem, which is why ÜberConf will educate developers and explore the powerful languages and tools which are changing the way we create software using the Java Platform.

The event will offer 160 technically focused sessions including 25+ hands-on workshops centered around Architecture, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Java, Languages on the JVM, Build/Test, Mobility and Agility. If you’re a Java developer and interested in testing your knowledge, check out their site for more information!

Music Hack Day -- July 20-21, 2013

1062 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204
Cost: Free

Love developing? Love music? This event combines it all! Music Hack Day is an international event where programmers, designers and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music. Software, hardware, mobile, web, instruments, art -- anything goes as long as it’s music related.

The Hack Day coincides with The 13th Annual Underground Music Showcase taking place July 18-21, 2013. All Music Hack Day registrants will get a free pass for Friday’s performances the night before the hacking begins! For registration details, schedules and music line-up, visit them online.

Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase -- July 25, 2013

1062 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204
Cost: $10-35

This event is also at Galvanize in Denver and aims to bring together local tech enthusiasts for a night of networking and cocktails. If you want to unwind after a busy week and mingle with other like-minds, this is the event to attend. Tickets start at $10. To reserve spot, visit their registration page on Eventbrite.

July 2013 iOS Meetup -- July 30, 2013

Sports Lab
1468 Pearl St., Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: Free

This meetup is targeted towards iOS mobile app developers in the Boulder/Denver area. Every month, this group meets to show code, demo apps and learn new techniques.

Their July event will focus on the marketing and design of the Finish app by Apple Design Award winner, Ryan Orbuch. Networking begins at 7:00pm, with the presentation beginning at 7:15pm. The best part? It’s free! So show up and learn a little about mobile development. Details can be found on their Meetup page.

If you know of other events we missed, please share in the comments below!