This year, I chose to sponsor the Artemis simulator at CodeMash. A lot of people were wondering why I did this, so I wanted to put this out there.
Why sponsor a tech conference when you aren’t hiring someone or looking for work?
This site isn’t about me – it’s about the community. When I saw sponsorship opportunity, I saw that as community promotion opportunity. Whenever I’m thinking of Cleveland Tech Events, I’m thinking of the community and what I can do to help gain us visibility and help us grow.
What types of community promotion will we see by the Artemis simulator?
I found some of the bigger events for some of our local tech communities and chose to promote those. Those events are:
Knowing CodeMash’s audience, I also included a list of groups and technologies in the area, including:
- Ohio North SQL Server User Group
- Make on the Lake
- Cleveland Makers Alliance
- B-Sides Cleveland
I also included links to Gaming Nomads (my friends who bring the Artemis simulator, games, and even some awesome chainmail pieces), our calendar, and the Cleveland Tech Slack channels.
You can download the PDF of my sponsorship signs here.
I’ve been at CodeMash in varying roles – attendee, speaker selection, speaker, and sponsor – throughout the years. I’m also friends with the organizers – fellow developer community members – and more happy when I can sponsor their events. CodeMash is the greatest conference in our local area to promote our community – not only to fellow Clevelanders and Akronites, but also to other communities throughout the US and the world. If other communities see what we do, then hopefully they’ll be inspired to unite like us and be strong and awesome like us!
How does a site like this afford a sponsorship?
Cleveland Tech Events is financially tied to Cleveland Tech Consulting, LLC.
How can we get you to promote our events in future sponsorships?
Reach out to me on Twitter with links to your events or even calls for speakers! I’m on Twitter as @clevtechevents and also as @sadukie.