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2014-15 Group Summary

A summary of local tech groups that were active in 2014 (handed out as a flyer/PDF at the 4th Annual TechToledo GeekDinner HolidayMixer) with updates for 2015 (see slides from 2015 mixer). Also: summaries for 2012 & 2013.

New in 2015:

Group 2014 activity More information
Toledo Web Professionals: Promote the web industry, education & employment resources, keep and attract talent
  • 2nd Wednesdays
  • Meetups, Speakers, Road trips
The Nerd Summit: Breed creativity, learn about emerging technologies, solve problems
  • Meetup, project brainstorming
  • Service Spring, Arrowhead Park
Girl Develop It Toledo: Affordable programs for women, learn software development via mentorship, hands-on instruction
  • Code & Coffees, 2-day classes
  • Biggby Coffee, Seed Coworking
CocoaHeads/iOS: iOS development
  • 1st Thursdays, Casual talks
  • Seed Coworking
NWNUG: Learning, enthusiasm, discussion re: Microsoft .NET
  • 3rd Tuesdays, Speakers
  • HCR ManorCare
FANUG: Education in Microsoft’s .NET technology
  • Last Tuesdays, Speakers
  • Marathon, Findlay
NWSPUG: Knowledge of SharePoint products, technologies, architecture, tools & business applications
  • Wednesdays, lunch, 4x/year
  • HCR ManorCare
SharePint: Share experiences, challenges with SharePoint (coming in 2015)
  • Discussions, 4x/year
Northwest Ohio SQL Server Users Group: Network, learn, trends in MS SQL Server technologies, for developers, DBAs, architects, analysts [Now known as Northwest Ohio SQL PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)]
  • Bi-monthly, 2nd Wednesday
  • HCR ManorCare
ISACA Northwest Ohio: Information systems audit, control and security
  • Meetings, Speakers
  • BG, elsewhere
Toledo InfraGard: Issues, threats to private industry and government assets (newly discovered)
  • Meetings, Speakers
  • 2nd Fridays, every-other month
Toledo VMUG: VMware user group: customers & partners, education & networking
  • Thursday lunch meetings
TALUG: Promoting awareness and use of GNU/Linux, other open source software
  • Saturday meetings, Monthly
  • U Toledo, Engineering
NWOACM: Oldest, largest educational, scientific computing society
  • Mixer (only)
UT ACM (Student chapter): Promote interdisciplinary computing & CS as profession, professional development on campus. Also: UT IEEE (Student chapter) & UT Maker Society.
  • Monthly
  • U Toledo, Nitschke
BGSU ACM (Student chapter): Promote study, understanding of computers, computer programming
  • Speakers, Socials, Jobs
  • BGSU Overman
LRITA: Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance
  • BIT talks (4/year)
  • Annual conference (Apr 16 2015)
StartUp Toledo: Innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives; economic engine
  • 4th Thursdays, Speakers
  • Manhattan’s (usually)
Tech Toledo: Connecting the Tech Community
  • Yearly All-Tech Mixer (December)
  • Packo’s at the Park (usually)

Visit regularly for events by these groups, and other events for the tech community