Live Microsoft Build Viewing Party
Apr 26th, 2015 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

Our friends at Falafel Software are hosting a Live Microsoft Build Viewing Party, streaming Microsoft Build talks  live,  on April 29 & April 30 at their Hudson, OH offices.  This event is free, but there are a limited amount of tickets.  Check out their blog for more details.

Cleveland Realizing the Internet of Things – 4/7
Mar 14th, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

The Internet of Things [IoT] is the heart of innovation and has an enormous impact on the way we do business.

By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected and the market will be worth $14 trillion. 
This is an exciting time in the world of technology, and in the city of Cleveland. 
This introductory event will bring together local leaders to discuss the creation of a smarter, more inter-connected world, with the goal of transforming ideas into reality over the next year.
JOIN US for this lunch and learn, where you’ll hear from industry experts on how they are capitalizing on this exciting time, connect with innovators and investors, and tour the Global Center for Health Innovation!
Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 31.
2015 NASA Space Apps Challenge – At NASA Glenn!
Mar 1st, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

This year’s NASA Space Apps Challenge venue here in Cleveland is NASA Glenn Research Center, specifically in their new Mission Integration Center.

How does this work?

NASA provides challenges in various categories.  They provide resources and data feeds as they have them, which allow us to build solutions to help them. Check out this introductory video from the 2014 challenge:

Challenge Introduction from Open Innovation Program at NASA on Vimeo.

And some videos for 2015:

Space Apps 2015: NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman from Open Innovation Program at NASA on Vimeo.

Space Apps 2015: NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan from Open Innovation Program at NASA on Vimeo.

You can also find out more from the official 2015 NASA SpaceApps Challenge FAQ.

When is the 2015 NASA Space Apps Challenge?

Friday – April 10 – evening of a speaker and meeting teams competing in the challenge
Saturday – April 11 – working on solving these challenges – conceptually or otherwise – with possibly a guest speaker or tours of a facility at NASA Glenn
Sunday – April 12 – more work with teams, present solutions, judging and awards

Stay tuned to the Cleveland page on the official NASA Space Apps Challenge site.

What kinds of problems are we solving?

The 2013 and 2014 topics included:

  • Technology in Space – including problems with mobile development, fashion design, and hardware development
  • Human Space Flight – including conceptual design of a space greenhouse, an app to work with wearable technology, and an app to talk about solar system habitats
  • Asteroids – from simulators to games, image sharing to tracking watchers, missions and movie making – all sorts of problems to tackle!
  • Earth Watch – topics included coastal inundation, climate adaptation, air quality, temperatures, satellites, Earth images from space, watershed locations, landslides, leaves, OpenTiles, Aquaping, and the Greener City project
  • Robotics – Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and other hardware simulators

The 2015 topics will published in mid-March 2015, so stay tuned.

Who should be there?

Any space geeks or those who want to help further NASA’s mission should come and solve some of their many puzzles that they are putting forth!

Register today on the Official NASA Space Apps Challenge site!

NASA’s International Space Apps Hackathon – April 10-12, 2015
Jan 27th, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

We are in the process of planning for the Cleveland site for NASA’s International Space Apps Hackathon on April 10-12, 2015.  This is a yearly hackathon sponsored by NASA that allows the community at large to help them solve problems and get recognition by NASA for their solutions.  Whether it’s programming or hardware, functional or fashionable, NASA and their space program has all sorts of challenges and needs all walks of life for help!

Not sure what I mean?  Check out the 2014 award winners to see just what past problems have been and the solutions that people have come up with:

I’m taking a tour of this year’s venue later this week, and I’m looking forward to keeping you up-to-date on this event.  I’m excited to be working with Brad Nellis of NEOSA, as the Cleveland project is part of NEOSA’s Tech Week festivities as well.  We’ve got a joint deal with a pretty sweet partner in that week as well.

The space geek in me is very excited to be a part of this.

Stay tuned to for more details!

Hello! – 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 –  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, is the place for Akron techies!

Check out their Hello 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.


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


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:

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:


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!

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