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ErieHack puts Toledo on the regional ...

The ErieHack Toledo hackathon and competition took place this past weekend and was a resounding success! Six teams developed their ideas for solving Lake Erie water problems: FreshWater created an app to boost engagement with water-related resources and provide coupon incentives that required users to answer a water-related question that would help educate the public. The app also […]

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 Designation for Toledo

TechHire Ecosystem model

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 […]

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 meetup.com: 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 […]

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 […]