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Professional associations for Software Ingenieur/Entwickler

I am looking for professional associations for software engineers/developers (not IT weenies) in Switzerland where I might be able to meet up with some like minded folks. Does anyone on this board belong to one or know directly of one? Otherwise I am just wading through lists like this one attempting to determine which group is relevant:
http://www.i-s.ch/index.php?id=is322

The kind of group I am looking for would have informal Stammtisch/networking type meetings from time to time.
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Re: Professional associations for Software Ingenieur/Entwickler

There are different user groups that you can easily find through Google, for instance "Assembler for fun Zurich User Group", "Visual Basic hackers in Lausanne", etc. There are often groups in Zurich, Basel and the Romandie, some of them post their meeting calendars in meetup.com
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There are different user groups that you can easily find through Google, for instance "Assembler for fun Zurich User Group", "Visual Basic hackers in Lausanne", etc. There are often groups in Zurich, Basel and the Romandie, some of them post their meeting calendars in meetup.com
"Assembler for fun". Most would consider that an oxymoron..
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"Assembler for fun". Most would consider that an oxymoron..
Actually I am just one of those kind of geeks, lol. But I wouldn't pretend that I would expect to find many people like myself, whereas in a more general sense professional software developers would be a much broader base to tap for opportunities.
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There are different user groups that you can easily find through Google, for instance "Assembler for fun Zurich User Group", "Visual Basic hackers in Lausanne", etc. There are often groups in Zurich, Basel and the Romandie, some of them post their meeting calendars in meetup.com
So actually this is the difficulty, it seems there are professional Verein's with very structured conferences and the "user group" type events where networking and for-profit activity in general might be frowned upon. I have found other "generic" business networking type events but what I really hope exists is a "geek networking" event of some kind. Though, that may be an oxymoron I fully admit, but an unstructured networking type meetup specifically for technical people is indeed just what I am searching for.
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