Connecting the Tech, Design & Entrepreneur Community

Posts by Keith Instone

TechHire Designation for Toledo

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Tech Toledo connects the IT, design and entrepreneur communities in the Toledo region by guiding grass root efforts, organizing events for networking and education, and providing strategic roadmaps for collaboration. Tech Toledo is leading a submission to designate the Toledo Region a “TechHire Community.” Read below to learn more about the initiative, what our approach […]

Helping NWSPUG: Peter Morville, 6/15

Tech Toledo is helping NWSPUG put on its next event: User Experience pioneer Peter Morville, The Architecture of Understanding, 10:30am – 1pm, June 15th, at One SeaGate in downtown Toledo. Learn more about Peter, his talk, and why you should attend. Free networking, free talk, free lunch. Register! We are providing financial services like we are doing […]

Supporting Refresh Detroit

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Tech Toledo is happy to be supporting Refresh Detroit‘s Global Accessibility Awareness Day. On May 19th, we encourage Toledoans in a variety of digital professions to head up to Grand Circus in downtown Detroit to “see” what is is like to use the web with a screen reader. Register at cost is only $5. The […]

“User Insights” recap

On April 12th, Tech Toledo partnered with the BGSU student ACM chapter (computer science students, mainly) to host Darren Kall’s talk “User Insights for the Whole Team” at BGSU. The general feedback was positive: great topic, good examples, very knowledgeable speaker, and nice to meet people from various groups. It was crowded and got warm […]

Ohio Tech Issues Report

Back in January, we helped collect data for the Ohio Tech Industry Advocacy Survey. A report based on the first set of results was published a while ago. Download 2015 Ohio Tech Issues Report (PDF, 8 pages) One key purpose of the report is to “help increase lawmakers’ understanding of the industry and how they can […]

User Insights for the Whole Team, Apr...

User Insights Event

Tech Toledo is working with the BGSU Student Chapter of ACM (computer science majors and other future IT professionals) on an event on April 12th at BGSU. Lean, agile, and startup processes emphasis creating customer value and satisfying user needs, both expressed an unexpressed. How do you get valid customer and user insights to guide […]

Tech industry growing in Michigan

The release of two reports that show an increase in high-tech jobs in Michigan triggered an article by Tyrel Linkhorn of The Blade (published yesterday, March 5th). He was looking for a Toledo angle, so he contacted me (Keith) and we talked for 30 minutes or so. He used two quotes from me. Here are […]

Lima Tech Conference, 4/14

The Lima 2016 Tech Conference will be April 14th. This is the premier event for IT vendors in the region. It is organized by LRITA, the Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance. Check out the conference web site for more information. Learn about how to be a sponsor, exhibitor, presenter and attendee. Some hi-lites: Keynote presenter Damian […]

UX Conference, Feb 3

Tech Toledo is one of the organizers of the 4th User Experience Toledo Region conference. February 3, 2016, from 9am to 5pm, at the Toledo Museum of Art. Featuring remote speakers from Rosenfeld Media. The topic is Product Management and User Experience. Tickets are $50 and include the program (live and recordings afterwards), networking, lunch, […]

Ohio Tech Industry Advocacy Survey

Calling all IT leaders in the Toledo region! We need a few minutes of your time to fill out a survey about the issues that are important to you (such as IT talent attraction and tech start-up funding). The results of our survey will be added to data from other Ohio regions to help advocate […]