Blogiversary: Three

Blog Date: 
Sun Mar 8th 2015

Blogiversary: Three!

2012 to 2015!!!

I am celebrating three years of having fun exploring our community and writing about our experiences!

First and foremost, I want to begin by thanking my great co-writer and wife, Julie Smith! I enjoy sharing the journey with her.

When I look at the titles and images associated with the blog posts from this past year, I get really excited. They not only bring back memories of all the enjoyable things we did this past year, but also make me anticipate the potential of the coming year! Please take a look at our blog posts at:

Images from blog posts from this past year
Enlarge view of 
all the images from blog posts from this past year


Hello, World! My First Blog Post!Three very fun and active years have passed since my first "Hello, World! My First Blog Post!" message! On my first Blogiversary, I listed 120 organizations that I tracked.

For my second, Blogiversary: Two, I was tracking 140 organizations, and commented about the exciting growth in Cleveland and Akron, which made it difficult to keep up with my weekly tech/social media announcements.

So, on May 27, 2014, I did my very last weekly Cleveland Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings Mon 5/26 - Mon 6/2 post. However, I still post daily @sos_jr meeting announcements over the lunch hour on Twitter at: -- please take a look and share with others by retweeting.


The statement I put on the home page has not changed over these three years, since it still reflects the items that Julie and I write about: 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
  • Website Design & Technology
  • Cleveland Cultural Events, Art, Theatre

Call For Action

2015 marks my 10th year of running the meetings. Held on the third Saturday of most months, all meeting are free and open to all, so please help me spread the word by inviting others. I run my meetings as a labor of love, so like last year, I want to ask you to please do the following to support all the "Tech, Entrepreneur & Social Media Meetings" in Cleveland and Akron.

Call for action! The reason I publish the following 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.

Stuart's List - Please follow @sos_jr for announcements!

This list has grown to the point that I need help promoting them all. If you run one of these groups, please tweet out meeting announcements (it is easier to retweet than create). If you believe in what these groups are doing for Cleveland and Akron, please ACTIVELY promote them on all your favorite social media. Thank you!

I have put "2015" in bold for the groups that I know I added since last year, so you can check them out.

  1. .NET SIG Follow: @Bennett_Adelson

  2. 20/30 Club Tech Committee (Cleveland Professional's Club) Follow: @CP2030 @kmsolorio

  3. Afternoons@Ahuja Follow: @JimDorazio

  4. AIGA Cleveland Follow: @aigacleveland

  5. Akron Big Data and Hadoop Group

  6. Akron Canton PC Users Group

  7. Akron Chapter of The Association of Information Technology Professionals

  8. 2015
    Akron Code Club Follow: @AkronCodeClub @jerrydantonio

  9. Akron Film+Pixel Follow: @akronfilm

  10. Akron Game Developers

  11. Akron Linux Users Group Follow: @davidegts

  12. Akron Mini Maker Faire Follow: @AkronLibrary

  13. Akron Programming Languages Group Follow: @gsvolt

  14. Akron Software Developers Guild (Akron, OH) - Meetup

  15. 2015
    Akron Women in Tech Follow: @AkronWiT @wirthdesign @MistressOfFrog

  16. Akron/Canton web meetup Follow: @coffeeandcode

  17. AMC @ CWRU (CWRU's Association of Computing Machinery) Follow: @cwruACM

  18. Association of Personal Computer User Groups Follow: @apcug

  19. Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland Follow: @BGV_Cleveland

  20. Big Data Analytics Special Interest Group - Cleveland, Ohio

  21. Bizdom Cleveland Follow: @BizdomCleveland

  22. Burning River Developers Follow: @burningriverdev @kberridge @StuartSaunders

  23. Business Gateway Series Follow: @LaunchHouse @CMLAWSchool

  24. C#/VB.Net SIG Follow: @SamNasr @CLEDotNet

  25. Canton Ohio Web Meetup Group Follow: @kkeiper1103

  26. Charged Conversation Follow: @ContextualElec @chris_gammell

  27. 2015
    CLE Byte Follow: @clebyte @faehnrich

  28. 2015
    CLE Game Co-Op Follow: @CleGameCoop #GameOnCLE @playvue

  29. CLE Internet Marketing Meetup Group Follow: @CLEMeetup @JoeKneale

  30. Cleveland Adobe Users Group Follow: @cfaddict

  31. Cleveland Agile Group (#CleAG) Follow: @jonrstahl @chzy @DocOnDev Hashtag: #CleAG

  32. Cleveland Area DevOps Interest Group Follow: @devopscle @benjaminws

  33. Cleveland Area Python Interest Group Follow: @CLEPY @dstanek @mcrute

  34. Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group

  35. Cleveland Boomerangs

  36. Cleveland Chapter of the American Marketing Association Follow: @ClevelandAMA

  37. Cleveland Civic Hacking Meetup Follow: @JeffSchuler @OpenGeoCle

  38. Cleveland CocoaHeads

  39. Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) Follow: @CDPUG

  40. Cleveland Drupal User Group Follow: @DrupalCleveland @JeffSchuler

  41. Cleveland Game Developers Follow: @pixelcream @mattperrin

  42. 2015
    Cleveland Game Devs Follow: @CleGameDevs

  43. Cleveland GiveCamp Follow: @CleGiveCamp @MarkWSchumann @AmyCWong @AndrewCr @JonrStahl @LaurenceMingle @BeyerMatthew @NickBarendt

  44. Cleveland InDesign User Group Follow: @AprilClark

  45. Cleveland Indians Social Suite Follow: @Indians

  46. Cleveland IT Security Meetup Group Follow: @hurricanelabs

  47. Cleveland Java Meetup Group Follow: @JavaCleveland

  48. Cleveland JavaScript Meetup Follow: @uzquiano @Jarmmi

  49. Cleveland Lean Startup Circle Follow: @nickbarendt @jonrstahl @DocOnDev @gsvitak

  50. Cleveland machine intelligentsia Follow: @SmartTypes @AndrewCr @mw44118 @excentrixweb @dstanek @bikegriffith

  51. 2015
    Cleveland Mobile App How To Marketing Follow: @mobileezapp

  52. Cleveland MongoDB Group Follow: @uzquiano

  53. Cleveland MySQL Meetup Follow: @JavaCleveland @MySQLCleveland

  54. Cleveland Node.js User Group Follow: @maurerdotme @SPGrasso

  55. 2015
    Cleveland Perl Mongers Follow: @RunByMany

  56. Cleveland Photographic Society Follow: @CPSPhoto

  57. 2015
    Cleveland Podcaster Meetup Follow: @LearnToPodcast

  58. Cleveland Public LIbrary TechCentral Follow: @techcentral_cpl @Cleveland_PL

  59. Cleveland Ruby Brigade Follow: @clerb @DocOnDev @chzy @Contribute007 @zspencer

  60. Cleveland Sencha Users Group Follow: @CleSenchaGroup

  61. Cleveland SharePoint User Group Follow: @SharePointCLE @smartyskirt

  62. Cleveland Social Media Club! Follow: @SMCCLE

  63. 2015
    Cleveland Social Media Enthusiasts Follow: @SocialMediaEnth

  64. Cleveland Startup Weekend Follow: @SWCLE

  65. Cleveland Web Design and Development Meetup Follow: @aoirthoir

  66. Cleveland Web Standards Association (CWSA) Follow: @CWSA

  67. Cleveland WordPress Bloggers Follow: @ClevelandBlogs @WPTuneups

  68. 2015
    Cleveland WordPress Meetup Follow: @PhilHoyt

  69. Cleveland WPF User Group Follow: @CLEWPF @SamNasr

  70. Cleveland.Com #CleTweetUp!/search/realtime/%23CLETweetup Follow: @ClevelandDotCom @dan_labbe @denisep

  71. ClevelandDotNet Follow: @SamNasr

  72. 2015
    CleveSec Follow: @CleveSec @Turtl3Up

  73. 2015
    Code for Summit County Follow: @pzula @prestonrhea

  74. CodeMash Follow: @CodeMash

  75. CodeRetreat Follow: @CodeRetreat @coreyhaines

  76. Computers Assisting People Inc. (CAP)

  77. Content Strategy: Cleveland Follow: @awakulch

  78. Conversion Rate Optimization Professionals' Association Follow: @CROProA @mikeperla @akrejny

  79. 2015
    CWRU LaunchPad Follow: @LaunchPadCWRU

  80. Data Visualization & Visual Analytics Meetup – Cleveland

  81. Drupal Camp Ohio Follow: @DrupalCampOhio

  82. Enterprise Architect/Solution Architect Meetup Follow: @MySQLCleveland

  83. Entrepreneurs Club of America - Cleveland

  84. 2015
    Flashstarts Follow: @Flashstarts

  85. 2015
    Friends of Ingenuity Follow: @Ingenuityfest

  86. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Cuyahoga Community College I Follow: @GoldmanSachs at @TriCedu

  87. Google Technology User Groups (GTUG) Cleveland!forum/cleveland-gtug

  88. Gorilla Group Follow: @TheGorillaGroup

  89. Great Lakes Geek Follow: @GreatLakesGeek @DanHanson

  90. 2015
    Great Lakes Science Center Follow: @GLScienceCtr

  91. Greater Cleveland PC Users Group (GCPCUG) Other Technology & User Groups in Ohio Follow: @GCPCUG @GeekClean

  92. Greater Cleveland R Group Follow: @nhermez

  93. Greater Cleveland Web Business Owners and Wannabe's Follow: @dave_van_horn

  94. Hack NEO Follow: @Hack4NEO

  95. HackCWRU Follow: @HackCWRU

  96. Heights Library Computer Classes Follow: @heightslibrary

  97. HubSpot Cleveland User Group Follow: @Diadalsky @pr2020

  98. Hudson Software Craftmanship User Group (HUDSONSC) Follow: @HudsonSC

  99. INETA User Groups Follow: @INETA

  100. Ingenuityfest Cleveland Follow: @Ingenuityfest

  101. 2015
    Insivia Follow: @insivia @andyhalko

  102. 2015
    Institute for the Science of Origins Follow: @gstarkman

  103. International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland Follow: @IABCCleveland

  104. IT Martini Follow: @itmartini

  105. IxDA Cleveland (Northeast Ohio) Follow: @ixdacleveland

  106. Joomla!® User Group North East Ohio Follow: @gotmw

  107. JumpStart, Inc. Follow: @JumpStartInc

  108. 2015
    Kids & Code Meetup Follow: @DaveShah @sadukie

  109. Lake Erie Moose Society Follow: @hacool

  110. 2015
    Launch League Follow: @LaunchLeague

  111. LeanDog, Inc.- Coming up @leandog Follow: @leandog

  112. 2015
    Make on The Lake Follow: @leandog

  113. Makers' Alliance – Cleveland - Learn. Make. Grow. Follow: @MakersAlliance @sdh7 @jhgorse @csanyk @N0maD_OH

  114. Mobile Monday Cleveland Follow: @MobileMondayCLE @Michele_Messina

  115. MS Access/Excel Forum

  116. N.E.O. Small Business Internet Marketing Follow: @MichaelMirth @BobRess

  117. NEO Society for Technical Communication

  118. NEOOUG - Great Lakes Oracle Conference

  119. NEOSA, the COSE Technology Network Follow: @NEOSA_Nellis @COSEsmallbiz

  120. NorTech Follow: @NorTech

  121. North East Ohio WordPress Meetup Follow: @brianlayman

  122. Northeast Ohio (NEO) IT Think Tank! Follow: @NEOITThinkTank

  123. Northeast Ohio chapter of Business Marketing Association (BMA) Follow: @BMANEO

  124. 2015
    Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association

  125. Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum Follow: @NEOISF

  126. Northeast Ohio ISSA Security Meetup Group

  127. Northeast Ohio PC Club

  128. Northeast Ohio Scala Programmers Follow: @neoscala @relrod6

  129. Northeast Ohio Software Quality Assurance Association @NOSQAA Follow: @NOSQAA

  130. Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals' Association (NEOUPA) Follow: @NEOUPA

  131. Ohio Blogging Association - #Cleveland Follow: @OHBlogging @poiseinparma

  132. Ohio Mobile Developers (Oh-Mo-Dev) Follow: @Anth0nyRussell @lancewmccarthy

  133. Ohio North SQL Server User Group Follow: @ONSSUG

  134. Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Follow: @owasp

  135. 2015
    OpenNEO Follow: @openneo

  136. OSC Tech Lab Follow: @oscTechLab @n_petroski

  137. PechaKucha Night Cleveland Follow: @PechaKuchaClev @mchristoff

  138. PodCamp Cleveland Follow: @PodCmpCleveland

  139. Rosetta Tech Talks For now will be on Follow: @RosettaMktg's #RosettaTechTalks

  140. Rustbelt Refresh Follow: @RustbeltRefresh @CWSA @bdielman @bradcolbow @bridgetstewart

  141. 2015
    SEA Change Follow: @SEAChangeNEO

  142. Shaker | LaunchHouse Follow: @LaunchHouse @DarCaldwell @jrgifford @mimibuildwealth

  143. Slideluck Potshow Cleveland

  144. 2015
    Small Business Accelerator Meetup

  145. Springboard Follow: @SpringboardEnt

  146. StartCLE Follow: @StartCLE @danyoungdxy

  147. Stir Trek Follow: @stirtrek

  148. SunDown RunDown – Akron Follow: @SDRDorg

  149. SYN/HAK, the Akron Hackerspace Follow: @SYNHAK @gsvolt

  150. Tangent @ DXY

  151. Tech Savvy Women Follow: @JJDiGeronimo @janecalexander

  152. TechLife NEO Follow: @bblanquera @consultski

  153. TEDxAkron Follow: @TEDxAkron

  154. TEDxCLE Follow: @TEDxCLE

  155. The City Club Follow: @TheCityClub

  156. The Microsoft Store | Beachwood Place Mall

  157. 2015
    The National Robotics League Follow: @goNRL

  158. Using the Internet to Promote Your Local Business Follow: @DustonMcGroarty

  159. UX Akron Follow: @carologic

  160. UXBookClub Cleveland Follow: @uxbookclub

  161. We Can Code IT (Empowering Girls and Women in Technology) Follow: @WeCanCodeIT @MelKMcGee @ShanaInCle

  162. Web Association Follow: @CLEWebAssoc

  163. Follow: Me! @sos_jr Hashtag: #WebSigCLE

  164. WordCamp North Canton Follow: @NorthCantonWC Hashtag for 2014: #WCNC2014

  165. Working Women Connection - Cleveland East Chapter Follow: @WorkingWomeNC at @LaunchHouse via @KatieJConnelly


In the rush to get this list out, I know there are probably errors. If there are bad links, please feel free to let me know via Twitter at @sos_jr or in the comments below. Of more importance, if you know of a tech or social media meeting in our community that I should add to my list, please leave a comment below, so all can share in your knowledge.

Thank you to all. I'm looking forward to another year full of great possibilities!

Stuart O. Smith, Jr., M.N.O.
Web SIG Cleveland Leader -
Blogging at:
Follow me on: @sos_jr

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