IT Martini was founded by John Bishop and Aladin Gohar, two IT professionals who wanted a better IT community. Starting in 2008, they began hosting conference style events for IT communities across the Midwest.

They also launched IT Martini Weekly, a web newsletter featuring influential IT leaders sharing their perspectives and engaging IT professionals in the worldwide IT community.

To date, tens of thousands of IT professionals have connected socially and grown professionally with their IT community through IT Martini.