Tech Toledo invites all information technology professionals to join us on December 8th for the 6th Annual Geek Dinner Holiday Mixer. This is the largest social gathering of IT professionals in the Toledo region.
- What: Tech Toledo Geek Dinner Holiday Mixer
- When: December 8, 5:30pm – 8pm
- Where: The Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe Street, Toledo, Oh 43604
- FREE to attend! RSVP at Eventbrite.
- Use #ToledoIT on Twitter to help spread the word and report from the event
- Spend the whole day downtown at Seed Coworking
Members of regional IT groups (such a user groups and meet-ups) will be in attendance, holding their annual end-of-year Geek Dinners with us. Attendees are responsible for paying for their own drinks and food. At the mixer, you can meet colleagues, learn about each group, get a recap of what happened in 2016, and start to plan for 2017.
Confirmed groups participating
- Toledo Web Professionals
- Girl Develop It Toledo
- Google Developer Group Toledo
- User Experience Design & Lean Product Development – NW Ohio
- WordPress Toledo
- ISACA Northwest Ohio
- Project Management Institute Western Lake Erie Chapter
Some of the other invited user groups, professional organizations, and meet-ups:
- Findlay Developers
- UT ACM student chapter
- BGSU ACM & ISO student chapters
- Toledo VMUG
- Toledo CocoaHeads / iOS Developers
You are NOT required to be a member of any of these groups to attend. In fact, we welcome non-IT professionals who want to “geek out” with us, such as entrepreneurs, designers, business leaders, engineers, government officials, and marketing professionals. Invite your friends on Facebook.
Hear what is going on
Representatives from various “support organizations” and related community efforts will be in attendance to tell us about how they are helping build the IT community in the region.
Examples: Seed Coworking, StartUp Toledo, UT LaunchPad Incubator, CoderDojo Toledo, GlassHacks, Girls Who Code (UT), AquaHacking Lake Erie/Toledo, CODE4her & Agile Software Factory & Women in Computing (BGSU), AITP Student Chapter at UT, IEEE Toledo, OCWiC 2017, OpenHack.
Food & Drinks
You are responsible for paying for your own food and drinks. There will be 2 bartenders serving soft drinks and adult beverages. You can get dinner from the buffet: a chicken sandwhich, a meatball sub, chips and cole slaw for $10. Vegetarians can order from a limited Blarney menu.
After 5pm, street parking in downtown Toledo is free. Disney on Ice is at the Huntington Center on 12/8, so privately-owned parking lots near The Blarney will be about $10. If you will be arriving downtown at 5:30pm, we suggest the Commodore Perry garage, which is at the same intersection (Huron & Monroe) as The Blarney or the lot at Huron and Washington.
Your company can sponsor the Mixer to support the community! For $200, you will be thanked many times and get a chance to speak to the crowd. Purchase a “sponsor ticket” at Eventbrite or contact us if you want to be a sponsor.