Reach a vibrant developer community
The NERD Summit is held in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, which has strong communities focused on WordPress, Drupal, programming, coding for public good, and MakerSpaces respectively. The following are the 2014 sizes of the two largest involved communities.
- Local Meetup.com Group has 434 members
- Local Drupal Users Group has 272 members primarily interested in Drupal.
Have a presence in the Five College Area
Held during Fall semester, the NERD Summit venue is home to a variety of educational institutions, including the Five College Consortium, a flagship research university, two Seven Sisters women’s colleges, and a host of community colleges. The following a list of major schools in the area with 2014 enrollment sizes.
- UMASS Amherst: 25,873
- Amherst College: 1,817
- Hampshire: 1,431
- Mount Holyoke: 2,204
- Smith: 3,065
- Greenfield: 2,236
- Holyoke Community: 6,461