Blogiversary: Two

Blog Date: 
Sat Mar 8th 2014

Blogiversary: Two

Hello, World! My First Blog Post!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" web page at: sosAssociates.com/Blog/

As stated on the home page:

sosAssociates.com is an extension of my sos_jr Twitter interests -- taking it beyond the 140 characters. Current focus areas include:

  • Promoting and sharing experiences at Cleveland tech meetings, social media events, and some entrepreneur groups.
  • WebSigCleveland.org
  • Website Design & Technology
  • Cleveland Cultural Events, Art, Theatre

In addition to writing this blog, I also enjoy running my WebSigCleveland.org meetings. I hope you will join us on the third Saturday of each month, if there is a topic of interest to you. All meeting are free and open to all, so please help me spread the word by inviting others. Planning the WebSigCleveland.org meetings takes time, but it is a labor of love -- the only payment I receive is knowing that those who attend appreciate what they learn.

Please do the following...

Call for action! The reason I publish this list is to encourage you to thank the leaders and assist in promoting their meetings. Please do the following:

  • See the 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). Please share their meeting information on your favorite social media.

  • Most of these Cleveland tech, social media, and entrepreneur meetings are free or low cost. Please go out of your way to thank the leader(s) and let them know you appreciate their good work. Offer to buy them their favorite beverage.

  • Finally, if you see a group listed that is not currently meeting, or think of a topic that is not being covered, please volunteer to take a leadership role to make the meeting happen!

Our Community is much stronger for having these opportunities to learn from each other. Thank you for supporting each other.

The sos_jr List

I have bolded the groups that I know I added since last year, so you can check them out.

  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 Big Data and Hadoop Group http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Big-Data-and-Hadoop-Group/

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

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

  8. Akron Film+Pixel http://akronfilm.com/ Follow: @akronfilm

  9. Akron Game Developers http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Game-Developers/

  10. Akron Linux Users Group http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Linux-Users-Group/ Follow: @davidegts

  11. Akron Mini Maker Faire http://makerfaireakron.akronlibrary.org/ Follow: @AkronLibrary

  12. Akron Programming Languages Group http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Programming-Languages-Group/ Follow: @gsvolt

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

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

  15. AMC @ CWRU (CWRU's Association of Computing Machinery) http://acm.case.edu/ Follow: @cwruACM

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

  17. Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland http://www.badgirlventures.com/locations/cleveland/calendar/ Follow: @BGV_Cleveland

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

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

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

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

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

  23. Canton Ohio Web Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/Canton-Ohio-Web-Meetup/ Follow: @JrodR87

  24. Charged Conversation http://www.meetup.com/Charged-Conversation/events/164348292/ Follow: @ContextualElec @chris_gammell

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

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

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

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

  29. Cleveland Area Python Interest Group http://clepy.org/ http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Area-Python-Interest-Group/ Follow: @CLEPY @dstanek @mcrute

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

  31. Cleveland Boomerangs https://www.facebook.com/groups/clevelandboomerangs/events/

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

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

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

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

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

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

  38. Cleveland GiveCamp http://www.clevelandgivecamp.org/ Follow: @CleGiveCamp @MarkWSchumann @AmyCWong @AndrewCr @JonrStahl @LaurenceMingle @BeyerMatthew @NickBarendt

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

  40. 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

  41. Cleveland IT Security Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/Hurricane-Labs-IT-Security-Meetup-Group/ Follow: @hurricanelabs

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

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

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

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

  46. Cleveland Mobile Developers http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Mobile-Developers-modevcle/ Follow: @GaryGJohnson @DaveShah @audienceofnone #modevcle!

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

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

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

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

  51. Cleveland Public LIbrary TechCentral http://www.cpl.org/TheLibrary/TechCentral.aspx http://www.cpl.org/EventsClasses/ComputerClassesAssistance.aspx Follow: @techcentral_cpl @Cleveland_PL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  60. Cleveland WPF User Group http://www.clevelandwpf.info/ http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-WPF-User-Group/ Follow: @CLEWPF @SamNasr

  61. 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

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

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

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

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

  66. Content Strategy: Cleveland http://www.meetup.com/Content-Strategy-Cleveland/ Follow: @awakulch

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

  68. Data Visualization & Visual Analytics Meetup – Cleveland http://www.meetup.com/Data-Visualization-Visual-Analytics-Meetup-Cleveland/

  69. Drupal Camp Ohio http://drupalcampohio.org/ Follow: @DrupalCampOhio

  70. Enterprise Architect/Solution Architect Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Enterprise-Architect-Solution-Architect-Meetup/ Follow: @MySQLCleveland

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

  72. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  79. Hack NEO http://hackneo.org/ Follow: @Hack4NEO

  80. HackCWRU http://www.hackcwru.com/ Follow: @HackCWRU

  81. Heights Library Computer Classes http://events.heightslibrary.org/computer-classes/ Follow: @heightslibrary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  98. NEOOUG - Great Lakes Oracle Conference http://www.meetup.com/NEOOUG-Great-Lakes-Oracle-Conference/

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

  100. NorTech http://www.nortech.org/ Follow: @NorTech

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

  102. Northeast Ohio (NEO) IT Think Tank! https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2268461&home= Follow: @NEOITThinkTank

  103. 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

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

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

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

  107. Northeast Ohio Scala Programmers http://www.meetup.com/neoscala/ Follow: @neoscala @relrod6

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

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

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

  111. Ohio Mobile Developers (Oh-Mo-Dev) http://www.meetup.com/OhMoDev/ Follow: @Anth0nyRussell @lancewmccarthy

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

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

  114. OSC Tech Lab http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Akron/ http://www.osctechlab.com/events.html Follow: @oscTechLab

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

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

  117. Rosetta Tech Talks For now will be on http://www.eventbrite.com/ Follow: @RosettaMktg's #RosettaTechTalks

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

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

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

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

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

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

  124. SunDown RunDown – Akron http://sundownrundown.org/akron.asp Follow: @SDRDorg

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

  126. Tangent @ DXY www.meetup.com/DXY-Solutions-LLC/ https://www.facebook.com/DXYdoes/events

  127. Tech Savvy Women https://www.facebook.com/techsavvywomen/events http://www.purposefulwoman.com/businesses/tech-savvy-women/ Follow: @JJDiGeronimo @janecalexander

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

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

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

  131. The City Club http://www.cityclub.org/Programs/Upcoming/tabid/173/Default.aspx Follow: @TheCityClub

  132. The Microsoft Store | Beachwood Place Mall http://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Store-Beachwood-Place-Mall/

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

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

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

  136. We Can Code IT (Empowering Girls and Women in Technology) http://wecancodeit.org/home/schedule/ Follow: @WeCanCodeIT @MelKMcGee @ShanaM27

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

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

  139. WordCamp North Canton http://northcanton.wordcamp.org/ Follow: @NorthCantonWC Hashtag for 2014: #WCNC2014

  140. Working Women Connection - Cleveland East Chapter http://www.meetup.com/LaunchHouse/ https://www.facebook.com/clevelandeastwwc http://workingwomenconnection.com/teams/cleveland-east/ Follow: @WorkingWomeNC at @LaunchHouse via @KatieJConnelly

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Submitted by Holly on
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Happy Blogiversary Stuart!

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