Tech Toledo invites all information technology professionals to join us on December 10th for the 5th Annual Geek Dinner Holiday Mixer. This will be one the year’s largest social gatherings of the IT community in the Toledo Region. We have been averaging over 50 attendees the past few years, and we have a new venue to accommodate more people.
No RSVP is required (but use the Facebook event if you want). Show up hungry and thirsty, with money to pay for your own food and drink, and a desire to connect with colleagues.
Many members of regional IT groups will be in attendance, holding their annual end-of-year Geek Dinners with us. (See the list of participating groups below.) You are NOT required to be a member of any of these groups to attend. We welcome anyone who wants to “geek out” with us, such as entrepreneurs, designers, project managers, business leaders, engineers, government officials and marketing professionals.
The general schedule for the evening (see Mixer Details for more information):
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Arrive, socialize, order food & drinks, and network
- 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Sit down for group introductions & announcements
- 7:30pm – 8:00pm-ish: More networking, eating, drinking, and perhaps even some collaborative planning for 2016
Also, some of you may want to make an entire day of being downtown. Seed Coworking (a few blocks from The Blarney) will be having a free day of coworking on December 10th. RSVP for the free coworking at meetup.com and/or on Facebook.
Participating Groups (as of December 10th)
- Toledo Web Professionals
- The Nerd Summit
- Girl Develop It Toledo
- Toledo iOS Developers
- Northwest Ohio .NET Users Group (NWNUG)
- UX Design & Lean Product Development, NW Ohio
- WordPress Toledo
- BGSU Student ACM
- UT Student ACM
- ISACA Northwest Ohio
- BiG Fab Lab (and its meetup groups)
- Toledo VMUG
You will also be able to meet people from / learn more about these organizations at the mixer:
- CoderDojo Toledo
- StartUp Toledo
- Seed Coworking
- Northwest Ohio SharePoint User Group
- Toledo Area Linux Users Group
- LaunchPad Incubation at the University of Toledo
- Sylvania STEM Center
- twineLABS (and tour their office upstairs)
- EPIC Toledo
- NWO SharePint
Additional groups have been invited, so the list is expected to change.
Finally, we want to acknowledge our sponsors!