Cleveland Big Data at the Great Lakes Science Center (9/14)
Aug 31st, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

This came through in my email, and it really caught my attention.  If you’re into big data and how the big guys do it… and if you’re into science… this sounds like a great event!

5-6pm:  Pizza and meet-n-greet with cash bar
6pm-ish:  Recruiting shout-out, announcements, etc.
Presentations from:

* Qubole – “Realtime data analytics”

Qubole was also founded by engineers from Facebook.

* Yelp – “Humans by the Hundred: Scaling big data for big team growth”

Yelp will discuss the dynamics of growing a software team in the midst of a growing big data infrastructure.

* MasterCard – “Hadoop at MasterCard”

(quick break)

* Cloudera – Integration with Kafka and Hadoop

* Amazon – “Hadoop on AWS”

* IBM – “Big Data Data Science”

Post presentations:  Science Explosions!  Seriously, GLSC staff are to blow things up with science and we are going to watch.

There will be free parking at the Great Lakes Science Center.

RSVP at the meetup at:

RailsBridge Cleveland (9/11 – 9/12)
Aug 19th, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

Do you dream of someday writing software that helps people and improves the world?

Led by an all-volunteer team of seasoned, enthusiastic Ruby and Rails developers, the RailsBridge Cleveland workshop introduces people of all backgrounds to the concepts, tools, and techniques of Ruby and Rails development. Our audience is those with no or little programming experience.

We welcome you to the Cleveland Ruby community. Whatever your goal is in learning to program, we hope to connect you with the tools to take the next step.

For more details, see:

Introducing the NodeSchool Cleveland Meetup
Aug 19th, 2015 by Cleveland Tech Events Administrator

I’ve added another Meetup ICS feed to our events calendar.  Introducing NodeSchool Cleveland…

Come to these workshops to learn Node.JS and work through challenges with a group. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime for server applications. Node.js provides an event-driven architecture and a non-blocking I/O API that optimizes an application’s throughput and scalability. NodeSchool is an interactive workshop run through the command line and a text editor on your laptop. Come learn with us!

Check them out on Meetup at:

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

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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