Slow week due to the 4th of July holiday, but still has some fun happenings. Did add two more events that I learned about on July 3rd.
For the last two years, I have added some special Cleveland summer cultural events to my weekly promotional tweets of Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings. Well I missed one event last week, but luckily it continues this week!
On May 26, 2012, I had the good fortune to see the final version of designer Garrett Weider's (@GarrettWeider) guitar at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (RockHall.com - @rock_hall), along with other Cleveland #GuitarMania guitars displayed on Memorial Day Weekend. Garrett's design is special this year for those active on Twitter in Cleveland, since we were able to add our Twitter names to the art piece at a March 21st TweetUp sponsored by Cleveland.com (@ClevelandDotCom) and the United Way of Greater Cleveland (@UnitedWayCLE) at the Cleveland House of Blues (@HOBCleveland). As I said in my earlier blog post, it is "our" #CleTweetUp guitar!
As I mentioned last week, for the last two years, I have added some special Cleveland summer cultural events to my weekly promotional tweets of Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings. One of the main events I have promoted on Twitter starts this week!
Although it's summer in Cleveland, with lots of other things to do, this week's technology, entrepreneur, and social media meetings are heating up for a very busy week. Most of these meetings are free or low cost, so there are no barriers for all of us to further our tech education and enhance our networking.
We had a great time at the June 2nd centennial celebration kickoff for the West Side Market, and decided to share these photos of the fireworks with you. Suggestion: Click through the photos really fast and make your own sound effects :-)
In Summer, for the past two years, I have added some Cleveland special cultural events to my weekly promotional tweets on Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings. This week continues the tradition with some of Cleveland's best summer events.
Meeting topics this week include: Blogging, MVC, SQL Server, Adobe Creative Suite, Startups, RStudio, Game Developers, Cloud, Hadoop, and more!
When attending the April 26, 2012, Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group meeting led by Spike Radway on Presentation Skills for the Graphic Designer, who would have thought I would be truly surprised . . . but I am getting ahead of myself . . .
The purpose of this meeting was to have Spike provide the tools to those attending to be prepared to do an Ignite presentation. CDPUG has a great practice of starting their meetings with a member sharing their design work using the Ignite presentation method at their monthly meetings, but for this meeting, the focus was the upcoming 8th Annual CDPUG Showcase on May 31, 2012.
I was very fortunate to be able to attend the April 25, 2012, NEOUPA meeting on Clinical Trial: Challenges Faced & Lessons Learned Conducting Cleveland Clinic's First UX Study with Kaitlan Chu. This is the same presentation that Kaitlan will be presenting at the Usability Professionals Association International 21st Annual Conference.
Before Kaitlan Chu started her presentation, we were given a quick tour of The Cleveland Clinic, which I share information about in this blog post.
Thank you to Kaitlan Chu for sharing her vast knowledge at this NEOUPA meeting. Be sure to look for her presentation at the Usability Professionals Association International Conference at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 07, 2012.
Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, this will be a slow week for the Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings I track. I shared twelve technology and community events this week. Meeting topics include: LinkedIn, SharePoint, PHP, Blogging, and more!
This week is very busy for Cleveland tech, entrepreneur, and social media meetings. Meeting topics this week include: GIMP, Bloggers, Bootstrap, Python, WordPress, Silverlight, Games, Node.js, Haskell, Facebook, Entrepreneurs, Joomla!, and more!
In addtion to this week's social media and tech meetings, I also promote Open Mic Shakespeare and PechaKucha Night Cleveland.
I want to also remind everyone that Cleveland GiveCamp started taking applications from Cleveland charities last week!
I thought this was going to be a slow week in Cleveland for tech meetings and other events I track, but then I updated my calendar! I promoted more than 18 meetings/events tonight! Go to this week's blog post to see the full list.
The Akron Area Public Relations Society of America and the Kent State PRSSA Chapter sponsored the fifth annual YouToo Social Media conference on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Kent State University.
The conference sessions I attended included:
- Mobile Marketing – Today’s Opportunities, Tomorrow’s Challenges
- Audience Evolution - Where Does the Audience Find Your Media?
- Developing a Best Practices Approach to Social Media Measurement
- User Experience Design and How It Intersects with PR in a Mobile Technology Campaign
- The Fear of Analytics
- What’s it all mean? What’s next?
Please look over this list of 17 tech meetings happening in Cleveland this week, and feel free to share with others. You can send others link to this blog or, if on Twitter re-tweet those tweets listed that you find interesting. Thank you for sharing the #HappyInCle experience!
Twenty-nine meetings/events that I track in Cleveland are happening this week. Please share these with others by sending them a link to this blog or, if on Twitter, by re-tweeting those tweets listed that you find interesting. Thank you for sharing the #HappyInCle experience!
Highlights of Jan Dregalia's presentation about web fonts including:
A lot is happening in Cleveland this week! There are thirty tech/social media meetings I track happening this week!
This #CleTweetUp was such a #HappyInCle event that I just had to share the experience on my blog! Members of the #Cleveland Twitterverse became part of GuitarMania by adding their names to a guitar.
In December 2011, Jan Dregalla and I were asked to do a presentation on how to use web fonts. This font design meeting was an outgrowth of a talk that two other CDPUG members and I did on January 27, 2011, called "Web Design, HTML and Beyond." At the end of the January 2011 meeting, there were many questions about the lack of control of fonts on websites, so CDPUG Program Director Spike Radway (@SpikeRadway) solicited our assistance to present: Web Font Design: You Don't Have To Be Angry Anymore
Don't you love that, in a slow week in Cleveland, there are still 12 meetings to go to? Most of these are free tech meetings (others are low cost), so please check them out!
Are you interested in: iOS Security, Tedxcle 2012 tickets, Hadoop, Windows Presentation Foundation, InDesign, game development, Cleveland tweetup, entrepreneurs, WordPress, Robocode, and more?
On March 10, 2012, we attended the meeting of the Greater Cleveland PC Users Group (GCPCUG) on “The Most Important Social Media You Should Be Doing Now” with speaker Sage Lewis of SageRock.
Sage gave a dynamic presentation on the uses and purposes of social media. It has been said that people have become isolated by the use of computers and other technology, but Sage put social media in a different perspective by showing how it actually brings people together and fits in with people as “social creatures.”
In addition to my WebSigCleveland.org meeting, there are approximately 20 other tech, social media, and entrepreneur group meetings taking place this week. If you are on Twitter or Facebook, please share with your followers/friends those meetings you think would be of interest to them. We are very lucky to have so much going on in Cleveland.
This is the second week of my new blog, where I post these weekly meetings. People interested in Cleveland events who missed my Sunday or Monday night weekly technology/social media/entrepreneur tweets will be able to see them here. I hope you find this useful!
On March 2, 2012, people came from all over the USA to Cleveland, Ohio, to honor Senator John Glenn on the 50th anniversary of his orbital flight. To help in the celebration, the NASA Glenn Research Center organized a NASA Tweetup. The 75 Tweetup attendees enjoyed a day of NASA tours, and learned to appreciate the NASA program here in Cleveland.
In addition to my volunteer work running the WebSigCleveland.org meetings since 2006, I have been promoting tech meetings, social media events, and some entrepreneur group meetings weekly via Twitter since 2009 at: sos_jr
This week brings the premiere of my new blog, where I plan to post weekly meetings. People interested in Cleveland events who missed my Sunday or Monday night weekly technology/social media/entrepreneur tweets will be able to see them here. I hope you find this useful!