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Thu
Jul 17th
2014
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Comment to @FCC on #NetNeutrality

The INITIAL public comment period to the FCC has been extended to Friday, July 18, 2014. If you have not submitted your comment yet, and it is before July 19th -- what are you waiting for?

If you are reading this blog after Friday, July 18th, then I recommend following the @FCC, @TomWheelerFCC, and @GigiBSohnFCC on Twitter, and watching the www.fcc.gov website for details. There will be opportunities for additional comments up to September 10, 2014, per...

Mon
Jun 9th
2014
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Cleveland Indians Social Suite

Thank you, Cleveland Indians, for inviting us to watch the May 30, 2014, game against the Colorado Rockies from the Indians Social Suite. We had a great time watching the Tribe win the game with a score of 5 to 2!

We enjoyed a fantastic view of the game from the Social Suite, and as a special treat, watched a terrific post-game fireworks show from the visitors dugout! Our photos and videos will give you a sense of the fun of the evening.

Mon
Jun 2nd
2014
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Centennial Gift: Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval

Even though we are very familiar with the institutions surrounding Wade Oval, it was great to visit them again as guests of The Cleveland Foundation.

In addition to sharing our photos and videos from the Wade Oval event, please see the information on the next Cleveland Foundation centennial gift of free Tri-C JazzFest outdoor concerts on June 27 and 28.

Tue
May 27th
2014
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Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings this last week in May! These meetings don't seem to be slowing down at all as we enter the summer month.

Tue
May 20th
2014
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Bal Ingénieux 2014

Bal Ingénieux 2014 was a fun fundraiser for Ingenuity Cleveland, which took place on May 3, 2014. It included vaudeville entertainment, music and comedy.

After the main show, I went down to where a DJ was playing music, and where many of the people dancing were wearing masks. It made for a fun environment where people danced freely with partners and as solo dancers. My videos show a very spontaneous occurrence that ended up being one of the most unique happenings of the evening -- shadow dancing.

Wed
May 14th
2014
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I'm having a busy week again, so I know that there are more meetings to add to this list that I have missed. Please feel free to add a comment below, or mention to my @sos_jr Twitter name, if you know of a Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, or social media meetings that I should be promoting this week.

I also heard good news regarding Cleveland nonprofits signing up for Cleveland GiveCamp. Please take some time to help spread the word to local nonprofits that the Cleveland GiveCamp application process is now open! Please retweet and forward this message...

Please join my on Saturday, May 17th for my WebSigCleveland.org on Integrating UX in Agile. In this session Carol Smith (@carologic) will share best practices that she has collected through her own work, as well as through attending training and workshops with advanced UX/Agile practitioners.

Here is my weekly listing of Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings I track. Please share this blog post with others who are interested in any of the following meetings. If you are on Twitter, please retweet those meetings that you find interesting to share with others. Thank you.

Thu
May 8th
2014
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Dazzle Cleveland!

Cleveland's Playhouse Square "Dazzle The District" event can be seen as the accumulation of years of work, which came to a climax at the huge outdoor party on the evening of May 2, 2014. Playhouse Square, as the second largest theater district in the country, was already a significant destination. The new outdoor elements further define Playhouse Square as a Cleveland highlight.

Dazzle The District was promoted as a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it lived up to and surpassed expectations! The 19,740 people who attended were truly a part of history. We were moved to see so much pride in Cleveland. It was amazing to see this huge crowd of people smiling, laughing, and dancing in the street!

Mon
May 5th
2014
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If you are like me, your month of May started off very busy, but please take some time to help spread the word to local nonprofits that the Cleveland GiveCamp application process is now open! Please retweet and forward this message...

Here is my weekly listing of Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings I track.

Thu
May 1st
2014
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2014 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

We attended and greatly enjoyed the Akron Mini Maker Faire on November 2, 2013, so we were excited to be able to attend the Cleveland event this year. (We missed the first Cleveland Mini Maker Faire last year.) As the date of March 29, 2014, approached, we heard that the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire was going to be huge -- and it was!

Tue
Apr 29th
2014
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As we enter May, I want to remind you to please spread the word to local nonprofits that theCleveland GiveCamp application process is now open! This is the fifth year in Cleveland where members of our incredible tech community volunteer their time each year to help local charities at Cleveland GiveCamp. Cleveland area charities can find details to sign up at: ClevelandGivecamp.org/nonprofits/

Here is my weekly listing of Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings I track. 

Fri
Apr 18th
2014
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My goal is to share a little of what I experienced and learned at the 2014 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo . In this post, I would like to share some comments I heard during the day, as well as photos, tweets, and links to what others wrote about the event.

When I first arrived, I was amazed by the size of the event and how the Cleveland Museum of Art made a great venue. (I subsequently heard that it was the largest entrepreneur expo in its history.) The large and varied group of people added to the excitement. My only regret is that I did not get around to all the many booths.

Sun
Apr 13th
2014
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Can you believe it is mid-April already?! This year is going so fast!

It is mid-April and that means I want to focus on these three items before my weekly listing of Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings I track:

  • First, as I mentioned last week, this is NEOSA's Tech Week (April 11-18) in northeast Ohio. Learn more about it at NEOSATechWeek.com for more events beyond what I list below.

  • At my last WebSigCleveland.org meeting, I indicated that there might not be a meeting this month. However my schedule conflict did not happen, so please mark your calendars and share with others this week's topic: Saturday, April 16th @ 10:30 a.m. - Write the Right Words for the Internet – Words People Read® with Deborah Chaddock Brown, founder and president ofAllWrite Ink and The Social Media Roadmap

  • In Cleveland, members of our incredible tech community volunteer their time each year to help local charities at Cleveland GiveCamp. Please tell the nonprofit organizations that you know that the application process starts April 16, 2014! Charities can find details to sign up at: ClevelandGivecamp.org/nonprofits/

Thu
Apr 10th
2014
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Cleveland Foundation free day at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)!

Thank you, Cleveland Foundation! We had a great time at the March 24, 2014, Cleveland Foundation free day at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)! While we could make this blog only about the good time we had, and the films we saw, of more importance is how this day represents more than just one good day. The day was one of this year's monthly activities honoring the 100 years of good work of The Cleveland Foundation.

Wed
Mar 26th
2014
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At my last WebSigCleveland.org meeting, I was not sure if I would be in town the third Saturday of April (our traditional meeting date), so I did not have a meeting topic up on the website. I now know that I will be in town. Thus, I am very pleased to announce that there will be a meeting with a great topic: Write the Right Words for the Internet – Words People Read®
Thu
Mar 20th
2014
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For this weeks blog post I not only list the meeting that are happening this week, but also wanted to share some other interesting happenings in our community.

If you did not see my Saturday, March 8, 2014, two-year "Blogiversary!" blog post, please take a look at the "call for action" suggestions I made. We have so many people working to improve our community, I wanted to use my Blogiversary to make note of it. My Blogiversary included a list of 140 groups I track (I bolded the ones I have added since last year).

At the same time I was celebrating my second Blogiversary, I with the help of my son and wife, completed several blog posts in a very short time! Please take a look at all my blog posts at: sosAssociates.com/blog/

Thu
Mar 13th
2014
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TechPint Akron II - "And All That Jazz"

It was great to be able to attend the TechPint Akron II - "And All That Jazz" event at Jilly's Music Room in downtown Akron, especially after I had featured one of the speakers, Eric Wise, in my TechPint Cleveland III blog post.

I had never been to Jilly's Music Room, but after checking out the ReverbNation website, I was interested in seeing their venue.

Mon
Mar 10th
2014
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On Saturday, March 8, 2014, I celebrated my two-year "Blogiversary!" Be sure to take a look at the list of 140 groups I track (I bolded the ones I have added since last year), and the "call for action" items.

I hope the post inspires others to do more to thank leaders, and assist in promoting these free or low-cost tech, social media, and entrepreneur meetings in our community. Our community is much stronger for having these opportunities to learn from each other.

As I mentioned last week, in addition to my 3/8/14 Blogiversary: Two post, I had a busy time posting the following four items:

  1. 2/28/14 PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club

  2. 3/2/14 Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 3/3 - Mon 3/10
    (This is one of my regular weekly blog posts.)

  3. 3/3/14 FREE! Great Lakes Science Center

  4. 3/5/14 Deathtrap! Great Lakes Theater Social Media Night

What a great way to celebrate my second anniversary -- completing so many blog posts in such a short time! Please take a look at all my blog posts at: sosAssociates.com/blog/

 

This being the third week of the month, I also want to invite you to my monthly WebSigCleveland.org meeting this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. All meeting are free and open to all, so please help me spread the word by inviting others. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending:

Please share this blog post with others who are interested in any of the following meetings. If you are on Twitter, please share those meetings that you find interesting with others. Thank you.

Sat
Mar 8th
2014
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Blogiversary: Two

Two Years!

Two very fun and active years have passed since my first "Hello, World! My First Blog Post!" message!

Last year, for my first Blogiversary, I listed 120 organizations that I tracked. I have found that in the last five months, I have not been able to keep up with all the exciting growth in Cleveland and Akron, but I try to do so in my weekly tech blog posts.

In addition to my weekly tech and social media blog posts for our community, I (and sometime we -- my wife and sons co-write with me) also write about other items that interest me. Please check out all the blog posts that I have completed these past two years on my "Blog sosAssociates."

Wed
Mar 5th
2014
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Julie Smith, Kevin F. Smith, Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - @sos_jr

Deathtrap! Great Lakes Theater Social Media Night

On a cold Saturday night, Stuart and Julie arrived at the theater in excited anticipation! It was another Social Media Night, this time for Deathtrap at Playhouse Square's Hanna Theatre! Stuart had seen the play years ago on Broadway for a college theater class, but had forgotten the details of the show. He only remembered that it was a great show, and he was glad to see it now as a Great Lakes Theater production.

Mon
Mar 3rd
2014
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Julie Smith, Kevin F. Smith, Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - @sos_jr

FREE! Great Lakes Science Center

Weekends and weekdays -- we have found that there is so much going on in Cleveland! We want to share with you here two events that we attended last weekend.

The first event, attended by Julie and Stuart, PechaKucha Cleveland, was something we have enjoyed many times in the past. Knowing the history of the location, The City Club, added an interesting dimension.

The second event, attended by Julie, Kevin, and Stuart, was a gift to the community from the The Cleveland Foundation as part of their 100th birthday celebration -- a free day at the Great Lakes Science Center.

This is the second installment, entitled FREE! Great Lakes Science Center

Sun
Mar 2nd
2014
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Saturday, March 8, 2014, is my two year "Blogiversary!"
 
I have a busy week, so I am not sure if I will do a special blog post like I did last year (listed 120 tech and social media meetings). With publishing a "first installment" blog post last Friday on PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club with the second installment on FREE! Great Lakes Science Center all ready to by published on Monday (once the Cleveland Foundation makes their big announcement), plus planning to post a blog post abour the Great Lakes Theater Social Media Night at Deathtrap -- well this is already four blog posts in seven days. I'm just having too much fun!
 
When you see the following list of technology and social media events happening in the Cleveland and Akron area, you will know why I am planning to have a busy great busy week.
Fri
Feb 28th
2014
Author(s):
Julie Smith, Kevin F. Smith, Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - @sos_jr

PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club

Weekends and weekdays -- we have found that there is so much going on in Cleveland! We want to share with you here two events that we attended last weekend.

The first event, attended by Julie and Stuart, PechaKucha Cleveland, was something we have enjoyed many times in the past. Knowing the history of the location, The City Club, added an interesting dimension.

The second event, attended by Julie, Kevin, and Stuart, was a gift to the community from the The Cleveland Foundation as part of their 100th birthday celebration -- a free day at the Great Lakes Science Center.

This is the first installment, entitled PechaKucha Cleveland at The City Club.

Mon
Feb 24th
2014
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A slow week in Northeast Ohio! (Sarcasm intended - there is always more to do in Cleveland than I have hours in my week!) At the time I am writing this, I know of only about 21 technology and social media events happening in the Cleveland and Akron area. Please help me learn of more by adding in the comments any that I may have missed. I will then share with others on Twitter. Thank you!

Sun
Feb 16th
2014
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Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media events -- I will update as the week goes on since I believe there are more. If you know of additional meetings, please add in the comments below. I will then share with others on Twitter. Thank you!
Thu
Feb 13th
2014
Author(s):
Julie Smith, Kevin F. Smith, Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - @sos_jr

Greater Cleveland PC User Group Tour of TechCentral MakerSpace

Julie and Kevin were intrigued after reading Stuart’s blog post about the grand opening of the new Cleveland Public Library TechCentral MakerSpace, and decided to see it for themselves. They joined Stuart at the Greater Cleveland PC User Group (GCPCUG) “field trip” to TechCentral last Saturday, February 8, 2014, where they learned that so much is happening at the Cleveland Public Library!

The group of about 30 people was warmly welcomed by TechCentral Manager C.J. Lynce and TechCentral Coordinator Sam Tripodis about half an hour before the library opened to the public for a private tour of the new MakerSpace. They gave a very interesting introduction to the different pieces of equipment that make up TechCentral and its MakerSpace.

Sun
Feb 9th
2014
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As part of announcing this week's tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings, I am also announcing the upcoming WebSigCleveland.org meeting.

On November 21, 2009, I arranged for a special field trip to the Cleveland Sight Center, where we learned about their good work and had a WebSigCleveland.org meeting on Website Accessibility. We have also in the past covered the topics of search engine optimization (SEO), and website user experience (UX).

With all the changes in technology that impact these fields, it is important to keep current with the latest trends. That is why I am pleased to ask you to mark your calendars to attend, and invite others to the the listed WebSigCleveland.org meetings.

Tue
Feb 4th
2014
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Here are this week's tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings that I track.

So far in 2014, I keep hearing about more and more happening in Cleveland and Akron. Please, if you know of any meetings that I may have missed, please share in the blog comments section. I will then also share them on Twitter.

Tue
Jan 28th
2014
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Cold in Cleveland. Lucky we have hot meeting in Cleveland!

Cold in Cleveland today (again!!), but luckily we have hot meetings in Cleveland! Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings!

Wed
Jan 22nd
2014
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A busy week (as always) in Cleveland and Akron! Note that I am posting this list on Wednesday, which is why I recommend watching my daily @sos_jr tweets and retweets to be sure you don't miss a thing. There has been a large increase in activity, and I would hate to think you would miss out. If you are not on Twitter, you can still see it all at: https://Twitter.com/sos_jr

Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings! Please share this blog post with others who are interested in any of the following meetings. If you are on Twitter, please re-tweet those meetings that you find interesting to share with others. Thank you.

Thu
Jan 16th
2014
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TechCentral MakerSpace Grand Opening

 

I had fun last Saturday! After attending the great Codemash conference last week, I did not want to experience post-conference technology withdrawal symptoms, so I decided to attend yet another technology-related event.

The grand opening of the new TechCentral MakerSpace at the Cleveland Public Library showcased some exciting technology. What makes the MakerSpace truly remarkable is that these tech resources are now accessible to anyone with a library card.

Thu
Dec 19th
2013
Author(s):
Julie Smith, Kevin F. Smith, Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - @sos_jr

Cleveland Holiday CircleFest 2013

We are posting our photos and sharing Stuart's @sos_jr tweets from the day as a way of thanking the University Circle museums that opened their doors for free for the Cleveland Holiday CircleFest 2013. Just as we wrote in our blog post about the Cleveland Winterfest, the best part of the Cleveland Holiday CircleFest is that most all of what we saw is still happening in Cleveland's University Circle through the end of the year. If you missed this event, you can still go to the circle for winter activities.

Sun
Dec 15th
2013
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Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings that I track! As of the time of this writing (watch for changes/updates announced on Twitter by following @sos_jr), these might be the last meetings/events of 2013.
 
I hope to see you all at this Saturday's WebSigCleveland.org meeting. Since this is my last meeting of 2013, I want to let you know of the topics and dates I have set for the new year. I have speakers confirmed for the following, with details about the topics to be added to WebSigCleveland.org as we get closer to the date.
Tue
Dec 10th
2013
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A Christmas Carol 25th Anniversary Social Media Night

We were so excited! This year, in addition to our annual visit to the great Cleveland Winterfest (which seems to be getting bigger and better each year), we were invited for a private backstage tour and viewing of Great Lakes Theater's production of A Christmas Carol. This was a special Social Media Night at A Christmas Carol tour for Cleveland bloggers to learn about the 25th anniversary production of this great Cleveland tradition.

Sun
Dec 8th
2013
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Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 12/9 - Mon 12/16

Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings! Tonight, I shared on Twitter any tweets I saw from leaders of the groups listed. I encourage group leaders to promote their meetings on Twitter -- I will retweet in addition to my daily promotional tweets.

Tue
Dec 3rd
2013
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Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 12/2 - Mon 12/9

Here are this week's Cleveland and Akron tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings! I can't believe it is December already! I have so much to do before the end of the year, and I am activity lining up speakers for the first quarter of 2014 for WebSigCleveland.org. 2014 already looks like it will be a great year.

Please share this blog post with others who are interested in any of the following meetings on Twitter, Facebook, and your other favorite social media. Thank you.

Mon
Nov 25th
2013
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Akron Mini Maker Faire & SYN/HAK The Akron Hackerspace Open House

What can we say about this event? It was VERY impressive! We saw more 3-D printers in one place than we have ever seen before. Lego robots, University of Akron robotics and aeronautics teams, The Akronist drone, and much more -- all this made for a great tech afternoon in Akron. There was so much to see that we were not able to get to everything, so we are looking forward to going again next year to see more!

Computers, metalworking tools, a 3D printer, and woodworking tools are just a few of the resources available at SYN/HAK, Akron's hackerspace. However, as we learned at their open house, the most important resource at the location is the synergy and creativity of the people who make it their second home.

Sun
Nov 24th
2013
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Great Lakes Theater Social Media Night at A Christmas Carol #ChristmasCarolCLE25

This being Thanksgiving Week, there are tech events and entrepreneur meetings in Cleveland and Akron area only on Tuesday and Wednesday, but there is still a lot happening in our community on those days.

With the start of the Christmas season, this Saturday the Great Lakes Theater has a special social media event which is open to Greater Cleveland bloggers. The Social Media Night at A Christmas Carol #ChristmasCarolCLE25 be on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. Space is limited and subject to availability, so Cleveland bloggers should RSVP early.

Tue
Nov 19th
2013
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Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 11/18 - Mon 11/25

After a very busy week last week, this week is just normal busy for me. Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings! Please let me know what you found useful, and please share with others.

Thu
Nov 14th
2013
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Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week 2013

The first annual Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week took place November 4-8, 2013. These are the events I attended:

Mon
Nov 11th
2013
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Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 11/11 - Mon 11/18

What a great problem I have! On one of the nights this week, there are multiple meetings I want to attend. Isn't it great to have so much going on in our community?

Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings that I track. I also want to extend a special invite to you all to attend my WebSigCleveland.org meeting on Saturday, November 16th. Sam Nasr will be presenting on Developing Win8 Apps with HTML5 at 10:30 a.m.

Wed
Nov 6th
2013
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Cleveland Museum of Art's MIX: Underneath

We really enjoyed ourselves at Cleveland Museum of Art's MIX: Underneath on the night after Halloween. In fact, it was so great that we felt compelled to share our experience via our photos and tweets/retweets of the evening. We have attended several of the museum's MIX events, but we had the most fun at this one. The "spirit" of the evening was great, with seeing all the costumes and art-related activities, going on the museum's Underneath the Frame "ghost tour," and chatting with friends.

Mon
Nov 4th
2013
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Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 11/4 - Mon 11/11

In addition to all the meetings/events I normally promote, there are two special events happening this week:

  • Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week

  • Unleashing Digital Learning: An Exploration of Digital Learning, Gigabit Broadband and Federal Policy Development

Please share with others this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings!

Mon
Oct 28th
2013
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It is interesting how the number of meetings I track per week has grown this fall. More groups are having weekly meetings. Thus, even though Halloween takes away one meeting night this week, there is still a lot happening!

Due to this increase in meetings, I have decided not to do my weekly Sunday or Monday night tweets of all the meetings, as I have been doing for the past four years. I plan to continue lunchtime tweets promoting same-day events, and listing all the meetings here in this blog post.

Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings! Please share with others who may be interested. 

Tue
Oct 22nd
2013
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I had planned to post the list below of Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings on Monday night, but I received a better offer! I was able to get a ticket for Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak's lecture at Akron University. A big thank you to Gaurav "G" Saxena ​for the ticket!

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak's lecture at Akron University

Last night, as I was listening to Steve Wozniak (Woz.org - @SteveWoz) talk about computer clubs hacking together technical solutions years ago, it struck me that it was appropriate that I was sitting next to G. G is one of the leaders of SYN/HAK, the Akron Hackerspace. From what I have heard about SYN/HAK, I think it provides a creative environment similar to the one that Steve Wozniak was describing.

Here is this week's list.

Tue
Oct 15th
2013
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This Saturday (October 19, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m.) is the monthly WebSigCleveland.org meeting. The topic is Introduction to HTML5 Part II, which is a continuation of a talk by Sam Nasr from last June. All WebSigCleveland.org meetings are free and open to all, so please invite others to attend this Saturday.

In addition to my WebSigCleveland.org meeting, here are some of this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings that I track. I also added some tweets of other upcoming events.

Wed
Oct 9th
2013
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#SweeneyTodd Social Media Night

We were ready for an exciting night of theater on Friday, October 4, 2013, when we were guests of Great Lakes Theater for the opening of one of our favorite shows, Sweeney Todd!

It was Social Media Night, and also Director’s Night, where we were able to attend a pre-show discussion with Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee and Sweeney Todd Director Victoria Bussert.  We learned lots of interesting behind-the-scenes “tidbits” about the show. For example, this show is considered a masterpiece of Stephen Sondheim, and is a crossover between musical theater and opera, with elements of both. The show has been performed by both musical theater and opera companies.

This production of Sweeney Todd is exciting and fast-paced. Go and see it for a “bloody good” time! 

Sun
Oct 6th
2013
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Here are the Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings for Monday, October 7, 2013 through Monday, October 14, 2013. October is another busy month. Please shared those meeting you think others would be interested in attending.

Tue
Oct 1st
2013
Author(s):
Julie Smith, Kevin F. Smith, Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - @sos_jr

IngenuityFest 2013

Anyone who has known Stuart for any length of time knows that he enjoys going to technology and arts events. IngenuityFest is his favorite event of the year. Most years that Stuart has been able to attend, he has gone all three days -- he tries to live the event, and drink in all that it has to offer. 

Julie, Kevin, and Stuart attended much of the weekend's activities, but found that there was more to do than anyone can fit in one weekend. 

Mon
Sep 30th
2013
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Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings!

Thu
Sep 26th
2013
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IngenuityFest 2013 Preview Party

Anyone who knows me for any length of time knows that I enjoy going to technology and arts events. Ingenuity Cleveland's "IngenuityFest:Festival of Art & Technology" is my main event during the year! That is why I was excited when I learned that the three-day event now had a prequel - the IngenuityFest 2013 Preview Party!

The following are my photos, video, and tweets from the September 19, 2013, IngenuityFest Preview Party.

Wed
Sep 25th
2013
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Can you believe this is the last week of September? Here are this week's Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings that I track.

Mon
Sep 23rd
2013
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2013 Chalk Festival Photos

One of the great Cleveland events I enjoy every  year is the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival. I have not been able to fully participate for two years now, since it has been held the same weekend as the IngenuityFest. 

I did enjoy visiting and seeing the Cleveland art work that was created. Here are the photos I took of the pieces that I liked the most.

Wed
Sep 18th
2013
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HTML5 Video: Why & How

In my presentation to WebSigCleveland.org on "HTML5 Video: Why & How," I covered:

  1. Why: the pros and cons of using HTML5 video, and other options
  2. Build: how to create the HTML5, and resources to create the HTML5 videos
  3. Configure: list of additional HTML5 attributes

The slides, HTML samples, and text were originally created for my oral presentation. 

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