COMMUNITIES SEITAIKAI It aims to create a big current of entrepreneurship in Kansai by involving and influencing the people around it, and to create a community with 20 billion yen in venture investment in Kansai. Startup Weekend Japan An entrepreneurial community where you can build prototypes of your ideas while making friends in 54 hours from Friday night to Sunday. Independents Club, a non-profit organization It discovers unique entrepreneurs from all over Japan and works with as many people as possible to develop as many public companies as possible. Osaka Driven Development A community for doing interesting things in the IT field, mainly in Kansai (mainly Osaka). Hacker’s Salon A community for hackers to interact, work, and discuss their problems. Deep Learning Osaka A community to enliven Kansai with AI, machine learning, and deep learning. Osaka Programming Cafe A mokumoku-kai community where development engineers connect with each other over coffee. Osaka Programming School A community where participants teach each other. It holds events to share the latest findings and reading groups. Osaka Otaku Code A group of geeks who can write code. A community in which people are connected thorough hobbies such as sports, outdoor activities, and beer. Kyoto Programming Cafe A mokumoku-kai community where development engineers connect with each other over coffee. Osaka Programming Bar A community that plans social events that allow people to connect beyond their affiliations while having a beer bash. KansaiRoboDev A community of people working on robotics development in the Kansai area. TECH BOOK Bibliobattle A community for bibliobattle, a “book introduction communication game” in which presenters introduce the appeal of books they find interesting to each other in a short time. Japan XR Fest Executive Committee A community that disseminates innovation through booth exhibitions and presentations on the theme of XR (Cross Reality). Kansai Venture Hack A community dedicated to solving the problems of venture businesses and start-ups in the Kansai region. Blockchain Beer Bash A community of technologists and entrepreneurs who are interested in blockchain. Kansai Web App Creation Group A community for novice developers to build web apps with the help of mentors. Tsukuroka Executive Committee A manufacturing exposition where people from various fields present their daily manufacturing and interact with each other. FJUG Osaka A community working to make Firebase more widely used. GDG KOBE A gathering of people who are interested in Google technology to share information. ITisKANSAI A non-profit project to help revitalize the local community by creating a place where people from major manufacturers and town factories can interact with engineers in the IT and web fields, thereby creating the seeds for new business. JAWS-UG KANSAI A group that brings together the Kansai branch of JAWS-UG (Japan – AWS User Group), a user group for Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing service. Kansai Front-End UG A group that conducts front-end study sessions. Kansai Node Academy Node.js study group hosted by Node.js Japan User Group. PyData Osaka The purpose is to exchange information on open source data tools. The main event is a seminar-style study session called meetup. Other events such as hands-on sessions are also held. Yahoo! Mix Leap The event held at two offices in Grand Front Osaka and Fukoku Seimei Building, based on the three concepts of transmission, exchange, and co-creation. The goal is to create a crossroads of people and information in Kansai. Kansai IM Network Council An organization of incubation managers (IMs) and others in the Kansai region working together to disseminate information and create networks, with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and promoting business creation.