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Open Invite: 2014 Geek Dinner

Tech Toledo invites all information technology professionals to join us on December 11th for the 4th Annual GeekDinner HolidayMixer. This will be the year’s largest social gathering of the IT community in the Toledo Region. We have been averaging 50 people over the first 3 years.

It starts at 5:30pm on Thursday, December 11th, 2014. We are meeting at Packo’s at the Park7 South Superior Street, in downtown Toledo, in the Outfield room. [Dec. 3 update: the current rough participant count is 70, so we have also reserved the Owner’s Box.]

No RSVP is required (but use the Facebook event if you want). Show up hungry for Packo’s, 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. The groups include Toledo Web Professionals, Nerd Summit, NWOACM, ISACA, Girl Develop It Toledo, NWNUG, Toledo iOS Developers, and TALUG (and we expect more groups, such as BGSU ACM [added 12/8]). You will be able to meet the leaders and members of the groups at the event.

You are NOT required to be a member of any of these groups to attend. We welcome anyone who wants to hang out with us, such as entrepreneurs, designers, business leaders, engineers, government officials and marketing professionals.

The StartUp Toledo holiday party is the same evening (at the Art Museum). The TechToledo mixer is where you can geek out with other IT folks, while StartUp Toledo will help you connect with entrepreneurs and others involved in tech startups in the region. For those who want to attend both, we will remind you when to leave the mixer and drive to the Art Museum. RSVP at StartUp Toledo’s Facebook event.

The general schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Socializing and networking
  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm: Sit down and order food
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm: Group introductions & announcements
  • 7:00pm: Depart for Art Museum for those who want go to the StartUp Toledo event
  • 7:00pm – whenever: More socializing and networking at Packo’s

Also, we expect some of you will want to make an entire day of being downtown. Seed Coworking (1 block from Packo’s at the Park) will be having a “free day” on December 11th. RSVP at Seed’s meetup event.