Tweet! Tweet! Celebrating Three Years!

Blog Date: 
Mon Oct 1st 2012
Tweet! Tweet! Celebrating Three Years!

How did I get started promoting technology meetings and other events in Cleveland? It all started with my announcements at the beginning of my WebSigCleveland.org meetings. Over time, the number of meetings grew and grew, so that there were too many to announce. Then, Jim Evans (@GeekClean) asked, "Have you ever heard of Twitter?" And the rest is history...

I invite you to learn more by visiting WebSigCleveland.org and by reading the September Cleveland Business Connects Magazine article "Networking 2.0: Techies Harness the Power of Continual Education," featuring WebSigCleveland.org.

Networking 2.0: Techies Harness the Power of Continual Education
 

Meetings I Track For @sos_jr

Here is a list of most of the groups whose meetings I track. I had a problem with Google Chrome browser dropping some of my bookmarks, so I plan to add more groups this week as time permits I updated it on October 2nd by adding 13 more.

I had expected this list to be about 80 groups/events, but here I am with over 100, and more coming 116. I want to also invite you to go to sosAssociates.com/Blog to see my blog posts on some of the meetings I have attended. 

If you are on Twitter, please spread the word about these great Cleveland groups in your tweets. Also, please support our community with the "Call For Action" items listed at the bottom of the web page.

 

  1. .NET SIG http://www.bennettadelson.com/ComingEvents.aspx Follow: @Bennett_Adelson

  2. 20/30 Club Tech Committee (Cleveland Professional's Club) http://www.cleveland2030.org/calendar Follow: @CP2030 @kmsolorio

  3. Afternoons at Ahuja Follow: @JimDorazio

  4. AIGA Cleveland http://cleveland.aiga.org/ Follow: @aigacleveland

  5. Akron Canton PC Users Group http://www.acpcug.org/site3/

  6. Akron Chapter of The Association of Information Technology Professionals http://akron-aitp.org/

  7. Akron Software Developers Guild (Akron, OH) - Meetup http://www.meetup.com/AkronSDG/ Follow:

  8. Akron/Canton web meetup http://www.meetup.com/akroncantonweb/ Follow: @coffeeandcode

  9. Appcelerator Titanium http://www.meetup.com/Appcelerator-Titanium/ Follow: @bafmin

  10. Association of Personal Computer User Groups http://apcug.net/events/ http://ugls.apcug.net/FindUserGroup.aspx Follow: @apcug

  11. Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) http://www.apcug.net/ http://ugls.apcug.net/FindUserGroup.aspx Follow: @apcug

  12. Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland http://badgirlventures.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=... Follow: @BGV_Cleveland

  13. Big Data Analytics Special Interest Group - Cleveland, Ohio http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Analytics-Special-Interest-Group/ Follow:

  14. Bizdom Cleveland http://www.meetup.com/BizdomCleveland/ Follow: @BizdomCleveland

  15. Burning River Developers http://www.meetup.com/Burning-River-Developers/ Follow: @burningriverdev @kberridge @StuartSaunders

  16. Business Gateway Series http://www.csuohio.edu/business/global/gateway/ Follow: @LnchHouse @CMLAWSchool

  17. C#/VB.Net SIG http://www.clevelanddotnet.info/ Follow: @SamNasr

  18. CLE Internet Marketing Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/CLE-Internet-Marketing/ Follow: @CLEMeetup @JoeKneale

  19. Cleveland Adobe Users Group http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Adobe-User-Group/ http://www.clevelandaug.org/ Follow: @cfaddict

  20. Cleveland Agile Group (#CleAG) http://www.meetup.com/ClevelandAgile/ Follow: @jonrstahl @chzy @DocOnDev Hashtag: #CleAG

  21. Cleveland Area DevOps Interest Group http://www.meetup.com/DevOpsCLE/ Follow: @devopscle @benjaminws

  22. Cleveland Area Python Interest Group http://clepy.org/ Follow: @CLEPY @dstanek @mcrute

  23. Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Hadoop/

  24. Cleveland Boomerangs http://www.facebook.com/events/260172110679072/

  25. Cleveland Chapter of the American Marketing Association http://clevelandama.com/ Follow: @ClevelandAMA

  26. Cleveland Civic Hacking Meetup http://www.meetup.com/cleveland-civic-hacking/ Follow: @JeffSchuler

  27. Cleveland CocoaHeads http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-CocoaHeads/

  28. Cleveland Day of .NET http://www.clevelanddodn.org/ (Not had one of these in Cleveland for a few years, but I hope returns since it was a great event at the time!)

  29. Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) http://www.cdpug.org/ Follow: @CDPUG

  30. Cleveland Drupal User Group http://www.meetup.com/cleveland-drupal/ Follow: @DrupalCleveland @JeffSchuler

  31. Cleveland Game Developers http://www.meetup.com/clevelandgamedev/ Follow: @pixelcream @mattperrin

  32. Cleveland GiveCamp http://www.clevelandgivecamp.org/ Follow:@CleGiveCamp @MarkWSchumann @AmyCWong @AndrewCr @JonrStahl @LaurenceMingle @BeyerMatthew @NickBarendt @sos_jr (me)

  33. Cleveland InDesign User Group http://www.indesignusergroup.com/chapters/cleveland/ Follow: @AprilClark

  34. Cleveland Indians Social Suite http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/cle/fan_forum/social_suite.jsp http://mlb.mlb.com/fan_forum/social_media/index.jsp?c_id=cle Follow: @Indians

  35. Cleveland Java Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/cleveland-java/ Follow: @JavaCleveland

  36. Cleveland JavaScript Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-JavaScript-Meetup/ Follow: @uzquiano @Jarmmi

  37. Cleveland Lean Startup Circle http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Lean-Startup-Circle/ Follow: @nickbarendt @jonrstahl @DocOnDev @gsvitak

  38. Cleveland machine intelligentsia http://www.meetup.com/cleveland-machine-intelligence/ Follow: @SmartTypes

  39. Cleveland machine intelligentsia http://www.meetup.com/cleveland-machine-intelligence/ Follow: @SmartTypes @AndrewCr @mw44118 @excentrixweb @dstanek @bikegriffith

  40. Cleveland MongoDB Group http://www.meetup.com/MongoDB-Cleveland Follow: @uzquiano

  41. Cleveland MySQL Meetup http://www.meetup.com/mysql-cleveland/ Follow: @JavaCleveland

  42. Cleveland Node.js User Group http://www.meetup.com/NodejsCleveland/ Follow: @maurerdotme @SPGrasso

  43. Cleveland Photographic Society http://www.clevelandphoto.org/ Follow: @CPSPhoto

  44. Cleveland Ruby Brigade http://www.meetup.com/ClevelandRuby/ Follow: @clerb @DocOnDev @chzy @Contribute007 @zspencer

  45. Cleveland Sencha Users Group http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Sencha-Users-Group/ Follow: @CleSenchaGroup

  46. Cleveland SEO http://www.clevelandseo.com/

  47. Cleveland SharePoint User Group http://www.sharepointcleveland.com/ Follow: @SharePointCLE @smartyskirt

  48. Cleveland Social Media Club! http://clevelandsmc.ning.com/ Follow: @SMCCLE

  49. Cleveland Startup Weekend http://cleveland.startupweekend.org/ Follow: @SWCLE

  50. Cleveland Web Design and Development Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Web-Design-and-Development-Meetup/ Follow: @aoirthoir

  51. Cleveland Web Standards Association (CWSA) http://www.clevelandwebstandards.org/ Follow: @CWSA

  52. Cleveland WordPress Bloggers http://www.meetup.com/cleveland-ohio-bloggers/ Follow: @ClevelandBlogs @WPTuneups

  53. Cleveland WPF User Group http://www.clevelandwpf.info/ Follow: @CLEWPF @SamNasr

  54. Cleveland.Com #CleTweetUp http://www.cleveland.com/tweetup/ http://www.facebook.com/clevelandcom/events https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/realtime/%23CLETweetup Follow: @ClevelandDotCom @dan_labbe @denisep

  55. ClevelandDotNet http://clevelanddotnet.blogspot.com/ Follow: @SamNasr

  56. Code Craft http://www.meetup.com/codecraft/ Follow: @benWoz @robertromito

  57. CodeMash http://www.codemash.org/ http://groups.google.com/group/CodeMash Follow: @CodeMash

  58. CodeRetreat http://coderetreat.org/about Follow: @CodeRetreat @coreyhaines

  59. Computers Assisting People Inc. (CAP) http://www.capinc.org/

  60. Conversion Rate Optimization Professionals' Association http://www.cropa.net/ Follow: @CROProA @mikeperla @akrejny

  61. Drupal Camp Ohio http://www.drupalcampohio.org/ http://groups.drupal.org/node/229728 Follow: @DrupalCampOhio

  62. Entrepreneurs Club of America - Cleveland http://www.facebook.com/TECACleveland

  63. Global Cleveland http://www.globalcleveland.org/Programs.aspx http://www.clejobfair.org/ Follow: @GlobalCleveland

  64. Google Technology User Groups (GTUG) Cleveland https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/cleveland-gtug http://www.gtugs.org/chapter.jsp?id=1026

  65. Gorilla Group http://www.thegorillagroup.org/ Follow: @TheGorillaGroup

  66. Great Lakes Geek http://www.greatlakesgeek.com/events/calendar.htm Follow: @GreatLakesGeek @DanHanson

  67. Greater Cleveland PC Users Group (GCPCUG) http://gcpcug.org/ Other Technology & User Groups in Ohio http://www.gcpcug.org/othergroups Follow: @GCPCUG @GeekClean

  68. Greater Cleveland R Group http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-UseR-Group/ Follow: @nhermez

  69. Greater Cleveland Web Business Owners and Wannabe's http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Cleveland-Web-Business-MeetUP/ Follow: @dave_van_horn

  70. Heights Library Computer Classes http://www.heightslibrary.org/page/computer_classes Follow: @heightslibrary

  71. HubSpot Cleveland User Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3860316 Follow: @Diadalsky @pr2020

  72. Hudson Software Craftmanship User Group (HUDSONSC) http://hudsonsc.com/meetings/ Follow: @HudsonSC

  73. INETA User Groups http://www.ineta.org/UserGroups/FindUserGroups.aspx Follow: @INETA

  74. Ingenuityfest Cleveland http://www.ingenuitycleveland.com/ Follow: @Ingenuityfest

  75. International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland http://www.iabccleveland.com/ Follow: @IABCCleveland

  76. IT Martini www.itmartini.com Follow: @itmartini

  77. IxDA Cleveland (Northeast Ohio) http://www.ixda.org/local/ixda-cleveland-northeast-ohio Follow: @ixdacleveland

  78. Joomla!® User Group North East Ohio http://www.meetup.com/NEO-Joomla/ Follow: @gotmw

  79. JumpStart, Inc. http://www.jumpstartinc.org/entrepreneursupport/events.aspx Follow: @JumpStartInc

  80. Lake Erie Moose Society http://www.meetup.com/Lake-Erie-Moose-Society/ http://www.facebook.com/eriemoose Follow: @hacool

  81. LeanDog, Inc.- Coming up @leandog http://www.leandog.com/events/ Follow: @leandog

  82. Makers' Alliance – Cleveland - Learn. Make. Grow. http://www.makersalliance.org/ http://www.meetup.com/MakersAlliance/ Follow: @MakersAlliance @sdh7 @jhgorse @csanyk @N0maD_OH

  83. Mobile Monday Cleveland http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Cleveland/ Follow: @MobileMondayCLE @Michele_Messina 

  84. MS Access/Excel Forum http://www.barbron.com/AccessSIG/

  85. N.E.O. Small Business Internet Marketing http://www.meetup.com/NEO-SB-Internet-Marketing/ Follow: @MichaelMirth @BobRess

  86. NEO Society for Technical Communication http://www.neostc.org/

  87. NEO Young Entrepreneur's Meetup http://www.meetup.com/NEO-Young-Entrepreneurs-Meetup/

  88. NEOSA, the COSE Technology Network http://NEOSA.org Follow: @NEOSA_Nellis @COSEsmallbiz

  89. North East Ohio WordPress Meetup http://www.meetup.com/NEOWordPress/ Follow: @brianlayman

  90. Northeast Ohio (NEO) IT Think Tank! https://sites.google.com/a/infotechthinktank.com/neo-it-think-tank/ Follow: @NEOITThinkTank

  91. Northeast Ohio chapter of Business Marketing Association (BMA) http://www.marketing.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=5597 http://www.facebook.com/BMANEO Follow: @BMANEO

  92. Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum http://www.neoisf.org/ Follow: @NEOISF

  93. Northeast Ohio ISSA Security Meetup Group http://neoissa.org/ http://www.meetup.com/NEO-ISSA/

  94. Northeast Ohio PC Club http://www.neopc.org/

  95. Northeast Ohio Software Quality Assurance Association @NOSQAA http://nosqaa.org/ Follow: @NOSQAA

  96. Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals' Association (NEOUPA) http://www.neoupa.org/ Follow: @NEOUPA

  97. Ohio Blogging Association - #Cleveland http://www.facebook.com/ohblogging Follow: @OHBlogging @poiseinparma

  98. Ohio North SQL Server User Group http://www.ohionorthsqlserverug.org/ Follow: @ONSSUG

  99. PechaKucha Night Cleveland http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/cleveland Follow: @PechaKuchaClev

  100. PodCamp Cleveland http://www.podcampcleveland.com/ Follow: @PodCmpCleveland

  101. Shaker | LaunchHouse http://www.meetup.com/LaunchHouse/ Follow: @LnchHouse @DarCaldwell @jrgifford @mimibuildwealth

  102. Share UX With Us http://shareuxwith.us/ Follow: @jasonr44240

  103. Slideluck Potshow Cleveland http://www.facebook.com/SlideluckPotshowCLE

  104. StartCLE https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3688748 http://startcle.com/ Follow: @StartCLE @danyoungdxy

  105. Stir Trek http://stirtrek.com/ Follow: @stirtrek

  106. TechLife NEO http://www.meetup.com/TechLifeNEO/ Follow: @bblanquera @consultski

  107. TEDxAkron http://tedxakron.com/ Follow: @TEDxAkron

  108. TEDxCLE http://www.tedxcle.com/ Follow: @TEDxCLE

  109. The Summit/Stark YouTubers Group http://www.meetup.com/The-Summit-Stark-YouTubers-Group/

  110. UrbanCode Challenge - Home of code monkey wars!!!!!!! http://www.meetup.com/UrbanCodeChallenge/ Follow: @kitcorry

  111. UrbanCoders http://www.meetup.com/UrbanCode/ Follow: @kitcorry

  112. UX Akron http://www.meetup.com/UX-Akron/ Follow: @carologic

  113. UXBookClub Cleveland http://uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=cleveland Follow: @uxbookclub

  114. VimCLE http://www.meetup.com/VimCLE/ Follow: @veezus @eraserhd

  115. Web Association http://www.webassociation.org/ Follow: @CLEWebAssoc

  116. WebSigCleveland.org http://www.websigcleveland.org/ Follow: Me! @sos_jr Hashtag: #WebSigCLE

 

 

Technology Meeting Resources

In addition to my sosAssociates.com website, here are other websites that compile tech meeting information:

 

 

Sarah Dutkiewicz (@sadukie) runs Cleveland Tech Events at ClevelandtechEvents.com (@ClevTechEvents)

 

 

Dan Hanson (@DanHanson) runs Great Lakes Geek (@GreatLakesGeek)

 

 

Call For ​Action

You will find that most of these Cleveland tech, social media, & entrepreneur meetings are free or low cost. This is made possible by the large number of community leaders that give of their time to make these meeting happen. Please be sure to assist and thank these leaders and consider doing the following:

  • Please be sure to thank the group leader at the end of the meeting.
  • If you see a group that does not have a meeting scheduled, please offer to help secure presenters. If you are knowledgeable on a topic, please consider sharing your knowledge as a presenter.
  • Promote our great Cleveland meetings on Facebook, Twitter, and your other favorite social media.
    • Follow the leaders listed above on Twitter and re-tweet what they share about their meetings. Use Twitter to publicly thank group leaders for their good work.
  • Please watch for my weekly Sunday or Monday night tweets on Cleveland meetings, and re-tweet those in which your followers would be interested. You can also link to the blog posts I create each week from these tweets at sosAssociates.com
  • Please click the Facebook "like" button, and let all your friends know about all the great Cleveland meetings.
  • If you think of a topic not covered by the above list, please consider starting a group. When you do this, please be sure to let Sarah Dutkiewicz (@sadukie) of Cleveland Tech Events (@ClevTechEvents) and me know, so we can assist you in promoting it.
  • There are some meetings I know of that still need to be added to this list -- I plan to update as time permits. Please add to the comments below and let me know via Twitter of any meetings that I need to add to my list.
  • Offer to buy a leader their favorite beverage.

We have so many great people making things happen in our community! Thank you for joining me in celebrating all that is happening by taking action!