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:

As stated on the home page: 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

In addition to writing this blog, I also enjoy running my 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 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 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. Akron Film+Pixel Follow: @akronfilm

  9. Akron Game Developers

  10. Akron Linux Users Group Follow: @davidegts

  11. Akron Mini Maker Faire Follow: @AkronLibrary

  12. Akron Programming Languages Group Follow: @gsvolt

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

  14. Akron/Canton web meetup Follow: @coffeeandcode

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

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

  17. Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland Follow: @BGV_Cleveland

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

  19. Bizdom Cleveland Follow: @BizdomCleveland

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

  21. Business Gateway Series Follow: @LaunchHouse @CMLAWSchool

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

  23. Canton Ohio Web Meetup Group Follow: @JrodR87

  24. Charged Conversation Follow: @ContextualElec @chris_gammell

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

  26. Cleveland Adobe Users Group Follow: @cfaddict

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

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

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

  30. Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group

  31. Cleveland Boomerangs

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

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

  34. Cleveland CocoaHeads

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

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

  37. Cleveland Game Developers Follow: @pixelcream @mattperrin

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

  39. Cleveland InDesign User Group Follow: @AprilClark

  40. Cleveland Indians Social Suite Follow: @Indians

  41. Cleveland IT Security Meetup Group Follow: @hurricanelabs

  42. Cleveland Java Meetup Group Follow: @JavaCleveland

  43. Cleveland JavaScript Meetup Follow: @uzquiano @Jarmmi

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

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

  46. Cleveland Mobile Developers Follow: @GaryGJohnson @DaveShah @audienceofnone #modevcle!

  47. Cleveland MongoDB Group Follow: @uzquiano

  48. Cleveland MySQL Meetup Follow: @JavaCleveland @MySQLCleveland

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

  50. Cleveland Photographic Society Follow: @CPSPhoto

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

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

  53. Cleveland Sencha Users Group Follow: @CleSenchaGroup

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

  55. Cleveland Social Media Club! Follow: @SMCCLE

  56. Cleveland Startup Weekend Follow: @SWCLE

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

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

  59. Cleveland WordPress Bloggers Follow: @ClevelandBlogs @WPTuneups

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

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

  62. ClevelandDotNet Follow: @SamNasr

  63. CodeMash Follow: @CodeMash

  64. CodeRetreat Follow: @CodeRetreat @coreyhaines

  65. Computers Assisting People Inc. (CAP)

  66. Content Strategy: Cleveland Follow: @awakulch

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

  68. Data Visualization & Visual Analytics Meetup – Cleveland

  69. Drupal Camp Ohio Follow: @DrupalCampOhio

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

  71. Entrepreneurs Club of America - Cleveland

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

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

  74. Gorilla Group Follow: @TheGorillaGroup

  75. Great Lakes Geek Follow: @GreatLakesGeek @DanHanson

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

  77. Greater Cleveland R Group Follow: @nhermez

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

  79. Hack NEO Follow: @Hack4NEO

  80. HackCWRU Follow: @HackCWRU

  81. Heights Library Computer Classes Follow: @heightslibrary

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

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

  84. INETA User Groups Follow: @INETA

  85. Ingenuityfest Cleveland Follow: @Ingenuityfest

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

  87. IT Martini Follow: @itmartini

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

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

  90. JumpStart, Inc. Follow: @JumpStartInc

  91. Lake Erie Moose Society Follow: @hacool

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

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

  94. Mobile Monday Cleveland Follow: @MobileMondayCLE @Michele_Messina

  95. MS Access/Excel Forum

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

  97. NEO Society for Technical Communication

  98. NEOOUG - Great Lakes Oracle Conference

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

  100. NorTech Follow: @NorTech

  101. North East Ohio WordPress Meetup Follow: @brianlayman

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

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

  104. Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum Follow: @NEOISF

  105. Northeast Ohio ISSA Security Meetup Group

  106. Northeast Ohio PC Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  114. OSC Tech Lab Follow: @oscTechLab

  115. PechaKucha Night Cleveland Follow: @PechaKuchaClev @mchristoff

  116. PodCamp Cleveland Follow: @PodCmpCleveland

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

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

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

  120. Slideluck Potshow Cleveland

  121. Springboard Follow: @SpringboardEnt

  122. StartCLE Follow: @StartCLE @danyoungdxy

  123. Stir Trek Follow: @stirtrek

  124. SunDown RunDown – Akron Follow: @SDRDorg

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

  126. Tangent @ DXY

  127. Tech Savvy Women Follow: @JJDiGeronimo @janecalexander

  128. TechLife NEO Follow: @bblanquera @consultski

  129. TEDxAkron Follow: @TEDxAkron

  130. TEDxCLE Follow: @TEDxCLE

  131. The City Club Follow: @TheCityClub

  132. The Microsoft Store | Beachwood Place Mall

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

  134. UX Akron Follow: @carologic

  135. UXBookClub Cleveland Follow: @uxbookclub

  136. We Can Code IT (Empowering Girls and Women in Technology) Follow: @WeCanCodeIT @MelKMcGee @ShanaM27

  137. Web Association Follow: @CLEWebAssoc

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

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

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


Submitted by Holly on

Happy Blogiversary Stuart!

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