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Posts by Keith Instone

3rd Connect IT, May 2, 5:30pm

It is time for another Connect IT, roundtable discussions for information technology professionals in the Toledo region. Learn something new, meet other Information Technology professionals, and discuss the latest IT trends and solutions. The event is being hosted by Dana Information Technology, organized by EPIC Toledo, in collaboration with Tech Toledo. Tuesday, May 2, 5:30pm […]

ErieHack Toledo Hackathon, March 24-2...

Tech Toledo is helping organize ErieHack Toledo, an innovation competition to address Lake Erie water challenges, as part of a larger ErieHack competition, with $100,000 in prizes. The ErieHack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together software developers, engineers, data experts, water professionals and […]

OCWiC 2017

I (Keith) helped organize and got to attend the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing (OCWiC) 2017 conference, a biannual event that gives young women the opportunity to explore careers in IT, to network with other young women and to meet possible mentors. OCWiC inspires women to complete their studies in computing by expanding their awareness […]

CodeMash 2017 Sponsor

Keith at CodeMash booth

Tech Toledo was a sponsor of the CodeMash 2017 conference (January 12 & 13), and it was a great experience. Instead of just attending, we had an “exhibitor table” where we engaged with the 2000 software developers and others who were spending the week at the Kalahari Convention Center/Resort/Waterpark in Sandusky. We got a lot out of […]

TechHire Summit, 12/21

I (Keith) was fortunate to be able to attend the TechHire Summit (“Building the Tech Workforce of Tomorrow”) on December 21st. Being invited is an example of one of the benefits of being part of the national TechHire network: you get to go to events like this to get updates on TechHire, meet other community […]

Mixer Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the Tech Toledo Geek Dinner Holiday Mixer on December 8th! We estimate that we had 100 people there, another great crowd, many regulars and many more newcomers. If you heard about a group and want to learn more, check out the updated Group page, with links to web sites, meetup […]

TechHire Announcement

We're a TechHire Community!

We are excited (to say the least) to be a part of the TechHire announcement that is going on right now (11am on December 1st). Toledo joins 19 other communities in today’s announcement dedicated to building inclusive tech ecosystems. Livestream of the announcement on Facebook Live from The Iron Yard White House fact sheet Our TechHire […]

TechHire pilot: IT Specialist

We have been making good progress with TechHire for the Toledo region: employers signed up, letters of recommendation from elected officials, and a team of partners. Unfortunately, the White House did not make any designations in October, as planned. We are still moving forward and using parts of the TechHire Playbook. One of our pilot projects is […]

Call for Sponsors: December Mixer

For the first time, we are openly soliciting sponsors for the Tech Toledo Geek Dinner Holiday Mixer. What: Largest social gathering of IT professionals in the Toledo region (100 people expected) featuring a recap of 2016 and information on various IT-related groups When: December 8, 5:30pm – 8pm Where: The Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe […]

Be a Mentor at GlassHacks

GlassHacks banner

A team of students at Maumee Valley Country Day School is putting on GlassHacks, a 24-hour event for high school students to learn how to write software and make things with technology. From noon Saturday, October 15th to noon, Sunday, October 16th, one hundred students are expected to participate in GlassHacks. Learn more about the […]