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2012 Summary

Below is a list of various technology-related groups and what they did in 2012.

Software Developers (focus on back-end)

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
NWNUG (Northwest Ohio .NET User Group): Promote learning, share enthusiasm, provide a forum for discussion regarding Microsoft’s .NET technology

 

nwnug 12 3rd Tuesday
  • Presentations w/ Sponsored Food
FANUG (Findlay Area .NET Users Group): Presentations from area experts to assist developers with their education in Microsoft’s .NET technology

 

fanug 12 Last Tuesday
  • Presentations w/ Sponsored Food
CocoaHeads Toledo: Discussion of Apple Computer’s Cocoa Framework for programming on MacOS X

 

cocoaheads 8 1st Thursday
  • Presentations
NWO-PUG (Northwest Ohio PHP User Group): Support local PHP developers no matter their knowledge level

 

nwophp 5 3rd Tuesday
  • Meetings
OpenHack Toledo: Get programmers of any experience level together to code

 

openhack 3 Every other Monday
  • Hack sessions
Dev Toledo: A technology and platform agnostic user group

 

devtoledo 1 3rd Thursday
  • Presentations
Toledo Geek Lunch: Casual geek lunches geeklunch 5 Friday
  • Pay-own-way Meals
CodeMash: Educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages codemash 1 January
  • Conference

Designers and User Interface Developers (focus on front-end development and user experience)

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
Toledo Web Professionals (& Toledo Geek Dinner): Web professionals like web designers, graphic designers, web developers, internet marketers, search engine specialists, information architects

 

twp 21 4th Tuesday
  • Pay-own-way Meals
  • Presentations
  • Educational sessions
  • Road trips
Refresh Toledo: Design, technology, usability, and web standards (idle since 2009)

 

0 ?
  • ?

Other Information Technologists

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
Tech Toledo: Bringing Toledo’s technology professionals together

 

techtoledo 2
  • Pay-own-way Meals
ISACA Northwest Ohio: Information systems audit, control and security isaca 3
  • Meetings
  • Panels
  • Presentations
NWOACM (Northwest Ohio chapter of Association for Computing Machinery): ACM is the world’s oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society 1
  • Pay-own-way Meals
UT ACM (University of Toledo student chapter of Association for Computing Machinery): Expose students to revolutionary technologies, trends, theories, and programming languages. ? ?
  • ?
TMOUG (Toledo Metro Oracle User’s Group): Open to anyone with an interest in Oracle solutions 0
TALUG (Toledo Area Linux Users Group): Promoting awareness and use of GNU/Linux and open source software talug 8 Saturday
  • Meetings
NWOFMPUG (Northwest Ohio FileMaker Pro Users Group): FileMaker Pro is powerful, easy-to-use database software nwofmpug 11 1st Tuesday
  • Presentations
UT-ASM (Association of Systems Management): Student organization at the University of Toledo with mission to serve students interested in information systems utasm 12 Thursdays
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Tours
Northwest Ohio SharePoint User Group: Business analysts, managers, developers and others interested in Microsoft SharePoint nwspug 1 ?
  • ?
Toledo VMUG: VMware user group, discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology vmug 4+ ?
  • Lunch meetings
Northwest Ohio IT Alliance: IT and Controls/Automation professionals nwoita 2? ?
  • Networking with presentations

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups (people who like to hang out with technologists)

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
StartUp Toledo: Celebration of Toledo’s innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives startup 11 3rd Thursday
  • Networking, Drinks, Sponsored Food
Tech Connect: Information on start-up funds and services for entrepreneurs tech-connect 3 Quarterly
  • Presentations, Vendors, Networking
Startup Weekend Toledo: Go from idea to the beginnings of a company in an intense 54-hour period

 

startupweekend 1 Annual?
  • Hands-on education, Competition

Other Technologists (from various industries)

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
TST (Technical Society of Toledo): Working to bring engineering, technology, business and community together

 

tst 6+ Fridays
  • Lunches with speakers
  • Engineers Week
Glass Act Labs : Express their interest in creating and participating in a hackerspace (open community lab, workbench, machine shop, workshop, studio) for the Toledo area

 

glassactlabs ? ?
  • Road Trips
  • Hacking Sessions
IEEE Toledo: IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for the benefit of humanity ieee 6 ?
  • Meetings with speakers
  • Tours

Creatives (designers, artists, entertainers, etc. who like to hang out with technologists)

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
AIGA Toledo: Advance design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force

 

aiga 16+ Depends
  • Design studios
  • Presentations
  • Exhibitions
Ad Club of Toledo: professional and social organization for individuals actively involved in the creation and production of advertising and marketing communications

 

adclub 16+ Depends
  • Luncheons
  • Social/athletic
  • Conference
Pecha Kucha Night Toledo: Presentation format of 20 slides x 20 seconds

 

pkn 3 Quarterly
  • Presentations
TEDxToledo: Independently organized TED event

 

1 Annual?
  • Conference
TEDxBGSU: Independently organized TED event (idle in 2012)

 

0 Annual?
  • Conference
Social Media Breakfast: where people meet, share and learn how to use social media (idle in 2012?)

 

1? Monthly
  • Meetings

Venues (where technologists hang out)

Organization/Event More info Calagator # Meetings Schedule Types of Meetings
Seed Coworking: Coworking space that hosts many events, including a Lunch ‘n’ Learn

 

seedlnl 2 Friday
  • Lunch & Presentations