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Cleveland GiveCamp – Call for Non-Profits and Call for Volunteers
May 31st, 2015 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Calling all Clevelanders/Akronites/ and everyone else who wants to come and participate!

Cleveland GiveCamp is going to be hosted on July 17-19 at LeanDog and Burke Lakefront Airport.

The Call for Non-Profits is still open until Saturday, June 6th!  Do you have a tech project that you think we might be able to help tackle over a short period of time?  Our volunteers get together from Friday evening until early Sunday afternoon, developing a technical solution to help you out.  Whether it’s a mobile app or a desktop app or a web application, we can help you out with your needs.  We select 15-20 non-profits who will benefit from our help.  To learn more about Cleveland GiveCamp and apply, check out the Cleveland GiveCamp Nonprofits section.

The Call for Volunteers@CleGiveCamp is opening on Monday, June 1st!  We are looking for volunteers of all walks of life and various expertises.  Bring out your developers, designers, project managers, copywriters, and all others involved in making a project happen!  If you aren’t sure if your skills can be used, reach out to us on Twitter at @CleGiveCamp and we’ll let you know how we can put you to work! To learn more about Cleveland GiveCamp and volunteer, check out the Cleveland GiveCamp Volunteers section.

Let’s show people what Cleveland is all about!  Get involved with Cleveland GiveCamp today!

I am looking forward to seeing which non-profits are accepted and who is volunteering.  I will be there, and I hope to see you there! ~ Sarah

FIX 216 Hackathon This Weekend!
May 25th, 2015 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Fix 216 is a civic hackathon that will produce websites, apps, and/or tools that can facilitate open dialogue, idea generation, and awareness-building around public safety, excessive force and the Department of Justice consent decree in Cleveland.

This event will:

1) present technology as a way to lift up the work of area residents and organizers and
2) make the case for activism to those who are unfamiliar.

Fix 216 will also include introductory lessons for people wanting to learn the basics of coding, civic tech, and the process of pitching ideas to investors. This landmark two-day event is open to everyone, community advocates, techies and everyone inbetween.

For more details, see their Eventbrite page.

Hello Akron.io! – A new tech resource in Akron
Aug 21st, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

I am beyond thrilled to announce that there’s a new tech resource down in Akron – http://akron.io.  My dear friend Jonathan Knapp is coordinating the efforts in bringing the tech community together down there.  From weekly emails to discussion groups, a library of books and an assortment of events, Akron.io is the place for Akron techies!

Check out their Hello Akron.io Tackk for more details!

Akron Software Developers Guild Reboot
Aug 7th, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

From our friend Jerry D’Antonio….

As the summer winds to a close it’s time to ramp up the Guild’s activities again. It’s also a good time to perform an agile retrospective, talk about what’s worked well, reflect on where we have new opportunities, and reboot the group.

We’d love to form a small group of dedicated meetup organizers to actively manage the group. Anyone interested in being a co-organizer is welcome.

If you are interested in being involved but can’t attend the meeting please feel free to reach out to me over Twitter. You can find me at @jerrydantonio.

-Jerry

Check out their meetup event for more details!

Introducing… Akron Women in Tech
Jul 7th, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Are you a woman interested in learning to code? Are you a woman who loves to code but wants to learn more or interested in mentoring other women? Akron Women in Tech wants you to join our community of women and friends who are interested in learning to code websites and mobile applications. No experience required. We are looking for learners, teachers, mentors, and tech enthusiasts.

For more details, see http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Women-In-Tech/

 

Talking Tech Over Breakfast!
Jun 26th, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Calling all techies!  If you’re ever finding yourself wanting to get together to talk tech over breakfast, know that you aren’t alone.  In fact, there are at least 2 groups that are doing tech breakfasts. Check them out!

Akron Tech Breakfast

Organized by the Akron/Canton web meetup, a bunch of techies meet for breakfast on Tuesday mornings.  You can find out more about the when/where here: http://www.meetup.com/akroncantonweb/events/153975982/

Cleveland Tech Breakfast

Organized by the Cleveland JavaScript Meetup, a bunch of techies meet for breakfast on Wednesday mornings.  You can find out more about the when/where here: http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-JavaScript-Meetup/

Others?

Know of any other groups meeting for breakfast?  Let us know on Twitter as @clevtechevents or drop me an email at admin at this domain!

New contributors to the Cleveland Tech Events site!
May 28th, 2014 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

After spending many years maintaining this site by myself, I’ve reached out to the community to see if others were interested in helping with the site.  I received a few responses, and I’ve finally created accounts for them.  Look forward to more news from the community straight from the members of the community.

If you want to be a contributor, ping me at admin at this site’s domain!

Site Update – New Requirements for Calendar Entries – Effective July 2013
Jun 18th, 2013 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

It takes a lot of time to add an individual group’s events to the calendar, time that I need to dedicate elsewhere.  So here’s the situation, effective July 2013 for existing groups and effective immediately for groups who aren’t already listed on the site:

  • If your group has an iCal feed – be it through Meetup or otherwise – then I probably have you on the calendar and automatically populating.  If I don’t have your iCal feed, please email me at admin at this domain and I’ll get you on the calendar.
  • If you do not have an iCal feed and meet at a consistent pattern (for example – 1st Tuesday of the month), then I’ll set up a recurring event with a link to your group’s site for more details.
  • If you need to link to a specific site for registration (such as Eventbrite) for each event, you will need to designate someone in your group to maintain each entry.
  • If you do not meet at a consistent pattern and cannot be setup as a recurring event, then you will need to designate someone in your group to add your events to the calendar.

While I enjoy providing this site as a community resource, it has become a bit more time consuming for just 1 person to manage, and as such, I need to set these guidelines in place.

 

If you have any feedback on this, please email me at admin at this domain and I will respond.  As many people can tell you, I do read your emails and take your feedback into consideration.  I’ve acted on a lot of the feedback that has come in.  And I will continue to do what I can to support the tech community here!  As always, thank you for your support!

Introducing… Akron Programming Languages Meetup
Jun 18th, 2013 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

Our friend G in Akron has started a programming languages meetup.  More details:

Calling all programmers!

Programming languages don’t get enough <3.

In this group attendees can expect to join a forum where any and all features of a language are open for discussion, with the end goal of improving the groups knowledge as a whole.

At last count, there are hundreds of programming languages on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_progra…

This group aims to cover most of them (eventually), thereby providing a way for sharing knowledge of their existence.

Some languages need legacy hardware. All attempts will be made to provide resources to attendees to witness these languages on any legacy hardware they might require.

We meet alternate Thursday’s of the month at SYN/HAK: The Akron Hackerspace (21 W North Street, Akron, Ohio 44302) http://www.synhak.org at 6pm beginning June 20, 2013. The meetups will be 1-2 hours, depending on how much time attendees have.

Their meetup is at: http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Programming-Languages-Group/

TechPint – Networking for Techpreneurs
May 1st, 2013 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Between emails from NEOSA and hanging out at LaunchHouse, I’ve been hearing about some awesome buzz in the tech world here in Cleveland.  One of the upcoming events is TechPint – an event that helps tech entrepreneurs and investors.  This is what I’ve heard…

What’s TechPint?

On Thursday, the 20th of June, the first TechPint event will be held in Cleveland. This new event series will then be held every 3 months in drinking establishments across the city. TechPint will feature speakers that will shake things up for you and give you a chance to see how fellow innovators are progressing with new ventures. Pints will be flowing freely, and undoubtedly new ideas and connections, too.

Where?

TechPint will take place in the Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City from 5:30PM until they kick us out. But you can expect most of the action to take place between 6PM and 9PM. Make sure you get there early for drinks and heavy appetizers.

What you’ll experience

At TechPint we are celebrating the startup, with positive attention brought to failing as well as success. So expect to hear from people speaking about very specific challenges that they are working through such as finding the right people for a startup, growth hacking and recent failures (and subsequent learnings!). TechPint is primarily focused on Internet tech (web, apps etc.), but with most businesses having to leverage online in some way, there will be something for all.

Who’s it for?

TechPint is exclusively for active entrepreneurs and investors. (So if you wish to sell something, this isn’t the event for you.)

For more details, check out http://techpint.org

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