About RockDevs

RockDevs is a group of software developers, web developers, and other IT professionals in Rockford, Illinois, created to help developers network, learn, and find employment. Rockford may not be known for its software industry, but there are more developers and IT jobs here than you might think.


Join us at one of several monthly meetups, or watch select live or archived videos on our video page.

Code Repositories

Looking for code from a meetup or to contribute to a project (like this website)? It's probably on Github in the RockfordWeb or CodeForRockford organization.

Where to Work

Think there are no developer jobs in the Rockford area? Think again. These companies all employ talented developers.

About Rockford

Rockford is the third largest city in Illinois. With 350,000 people in the area, we're big enough to enjoy culture like great museums, a symphony orchestra, and professional hockey, but small enough to enjoy affordable housing and life without traffic jams. Even if our parks, markets, restaurants, and breweries don't strike your fancy, we're just a short drive from Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee.