Tech Toledo was created by Stuart Bertsch and Keith Instone in an attempt to create a local tech community. Keith is a local UX guru and works closely with local startups and regional businesses in the UX space. Stuart is working on a startup in the group travel space.
The idea started from a need to get local tech people together and showcase local noteworthy and newsworthy achievements. About the same time, several others had the same idea. Since we started Tech Toledo in October of 2011, the community has grown, evolved and has no shortage of places to meet, learn, and share information. Tech Toledo is no longer hosting meetings other than our yearly December Mixer for all local groups to get together.
We now believe there is a need for community information sharing that lives above and includes all the separate organizations, meet ups, clubs, hacks, etc. There are now several tools that will help you stay connected to the local tech community.
One is Tol-Calagator.org: a community (open) calendar where people and groups can add events to raise awareness and help with planning.
Another is our (newly created) Tech Toledo Google group for discussions about the Toledo Region Innovation Ecosphere. Use this to share information and for discussions.
These are open for anyone to add or participate. We hope that you find them useful and include them in your regular information intake.