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$30 Billion Advice for Startup Founders at Flashstarts – 12/11
Dec 6th, 2014 by Joel Byler

$30 Billion Advice for Startup Founders
Thursday, December 11, 6 PM
Flashstarts
1621 Euclid Avenue, Suite 2150, Cleveland, OH

$30 Billion Advice for Startup Founders

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, 6:00 PM

Flashstarts
1621 Euclid Avenue, Suite 2150 Cleveland, OH

6 Founders and Students Attending

The FINAL meetup! We’ll be at Flashstarts, a Cleveland-based startup accelerator that provides funding and mentorship to startups.We’ll boil down 15 hours worth of advice from Y Combinator, a startup accelerator with a portfolio of 720 companies valued at $30 billion.Logistics- Parking is available across the street and also on corner of E. 17t…

Check out this Meetup →

Topics covered will range from generating and evaluating ideas for startups, building teams and culture, building products that users love, interviewing users, raising money, and much more.

Twenty talks by founders of companies such as Facebook, Linkedin, Paypal, Airbnb, and Pinterest presented this fall at Stanford University will be summarized for would-be and current entrepreneurs.

The presenter, Zolt Seregi, facilitated the 10 week discussion session for Stanford’s “How to Start a Startup” course for the Cleveland area. He has been involved with several startups in his career and is presently a developer working on a new language learning website.

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

Announcing the Software Craftsmanship Guild
May 1st, 2013 by Sarah Dutkiewicz

One of the goals I have for this year is to help boost the quality of developers that we have in the area.  My friend Eric Wise is one of the guys behind the Software Craftsmanship Guild, a program to help learn top-notch development skills and possibly lead to a job in the industry.  I asked Eric for a bit more on his program, so read on! – Sarah

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Learn Professional Software Development Skills the Right Way!

We are the Software Craftsmanship Guild based in the Akron Global
Business Accelerator building in downtown Akron!  Our goal is to bring
more qualified software developers into the region to meet the explosive
job demand the field has been seeing in Cleveland and well… pretty
much everywhere.  We do this by having real working professionals
teaching skills based on real world exercises.  Our apprentices come out
knowing how enterprise development works and with a code portfolio to
prove it!

So whether you are an IT student who needs some real world experience to
break in, a career changer who doesn’t want to spend 2 years and tens of
thousands of dollars sitting in a classroom, an existing professional
who needs a jump-start to modern skills, or an entrepreneur looking to
dive in and get understanding of the craft we welcome you to apply
now at our site.

Our teaching focuses on being able to take a data driven application
from start-to-finish. So here’s a smattering of the specific
technologies we learn with:

* C#
* WCF Services
* HTML/JavaScript (jQuery, Knockout, jQuery UI, JSON data)
* ASP.NET MVC (Razor)
* SQL Server (T-SQL, Basics of Indexing, Relational Design,
Backup/Recovery, SSIS/SSRS)
* Unit Testing/TDD, Source Control

Tools we use:

* Visual Studio Pro (2012)
* SQL Server 2012
* JetBrains Resharper
* Nunit
* Moq
* Fiddler
* Balsamiq
* and others!

Programming concepts we explore:

* SOLID principles
* layered architecture (enterprise patterns)
* design patterns (strategy, observer, state, etc)
* iterative development/minimum viable product
* basics of UX and wire-framing

The best part is, we are so confident that those we accept into the
program will be successful that we do not charge the full fee until you
find a job in IT.

Our June cohort is filling up, applications are accepted until June 1st
so apply now!  http://www.swcguild.com

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