Blogiversary!

Blog Date: 
Fri Mar 8th 2013

Blogiversary!

I can't believe I am celebrating my first "blogiversary!" Just one year ago, I posted my "Hello, World! My First Blog Post!" message!

Hello, World! My First Blog Post!Check out my blog page to see all the fun I have had this year! - sosAssociates.com/Blog/ Thank you to all the people who made the events happen.

See their names listed with the events in my blog posts, and follow them on Twitter, if you do that sort of thing (I find Twitter fun, and a great way to learn about a lot of great activities).

My only challenge I have had this year is that I have more to write about than I have time. I follow one rule -- if you have a choice between staying home and writing about an activity, or going out, choose to go out and be active. Between my WebSigCleveland.org meetings, and other events, I have about five blogs in my head that I will never have time to write. 

Meetings I Track For @sos_jr

In my "Tweet! Tweet! Celebrating Three Years!" blog post, I put together a list of the 116 groups whose meetings I track, so I decided to do it again here (the list has grown). One reason I am doing this is to assist you in learning about these organizations.  The main reason I am doing this is to encourage you to thank the leaders.

Most of these Cleveland tech, social media, and entrepreneur meetings are free or low cost. If you are on Twitter, please spread the word about these great Cleveland groups in your tweets. 

  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 @ Ahuja http://www.csuohio.edu/business/noon/ 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 Linux Users Group http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Linux-Users-Group/ Follow: @davidegts

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland http://badgirlventures.com/ Follow: @BGV_Cleveland

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

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

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

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

  18. C#/VB.Net SIG http://www.clevelanddotnet.info/ http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-C-VB-Net-User-Group/ Follow: @SamNasr @CLEDotNet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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 @AndrewCr @mw44118 @excentrixweb @dstanek @bikegriffith

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

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

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

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

  43. Cleveland Public LIbrary TechCentral http://www.cpl.org/TheLibrary/SubjectsCollections/TechCentral.aspx Follow: @techcentral_cpl @Cleveland_PL

  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/ http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-WPF-User-Group/ 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. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Cuyahoga Community College I http://www.tri-c.edu/workforce/GoldmanSachs/Pages/default.aspx http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/US/index.... Follow: @GoldmanSachs at @TriCedu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  92. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  100. Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cleveland Follow: @owasp

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

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

  103. Rustbelt Refresh http://rustbeltrefresh.com/ Follow: @RustbeltRefresh @CWSA @bdielman @bradcolbow @bridgetstewart

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

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

  106. Springboard http://www.springboardenterprises.org/builditbig/cleveland Follow: @SpringboardEnt

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

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

  109. SYN/HAK, the Akron Hackerspace http://synhak.org/wiki/Main_Page http://www.meetup.com/synhak/ Follow: @SYNHAK @gsvolt

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

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

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

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

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

  115. Using the Internet to Promote Your Local Business http://www.meetup.com/Using-the-Internet-to-Promote-Your-Local-Business/ Follow: @DustonMcGroarty

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

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

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

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

  120. WebSigCleveland.org http://www.WebSigCleveland.org/ Follow: Me! @sos_jr Hashtag: #WebSigCL

Comments

Submitted by Jim D'Orazio on
Comment: 

Stuart, congrats on a successful 1st year. As I've said before you add great value to the online marketing and tech communities in town. That effort is appreciated. Keep on, keepin' on.

Twitter Name: 
@jimdorazio

Stuart Smith's picture
Submitted by Stuart Smith on
Comment: 

Jim:

Thank you for your "...congrats on a successful 1st year" comment.  I enjoy promoting groups such as your Afternoons @ Ahuja meetings, but it is extra great to hear from you that my volunteer work is appreciated.

Thanks again,

Stuart

Twitter Name: 
@sos_jr
Website: 
WebSigCleveland.org and sosAssociates.com

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Stuart O. Smith, Jr., MNO