Our Summit County TechHire community is participating in one of the largest online coding events of the year exclusively for TechHire bootcamps and nontraditional schools – the first ever TechHire CodeSprint! The CodeSprint is first and foremost an opportunity for your students to showcase their skills to employers looking to hire.
The coders will have 48 hours to prove how well they can code by solving 8 new challenges, ranging from basic programming to advanced algorithms. Learn more here. The Top 200 coders will win a combined $10,000 in prizes and have the opportunity to directly showcase their skills to employers who are hiring.
On Saturday July 23rd at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Software Guild located at 526 South Main St. Akron, OH will host coders as a kickoff to the 48 hour event. If you would like to attend the kickoff please register here.
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Kickoff announcement, Breakfast and networking
12:00 p.m. Lunch
5:00 p.m. Closing of competition onsite event (competition still open online).
Throughout the day, The Software Guild would like to have both Guild and community organization members available to mentor those interested in learning more about coding and bootcamps.
· Invite your coding students and alumni network to participate. Students that participate at the Software Guild will also be able to participate in a raffle with prizes that include a $500 scholarship to attend The Guild, and a $50.00 gift card to Amazon!
· Get your employer partners to sign up here.
· Register to attend the kickoff at The Software Guild here.
From our friend Will Yaworsky from the tech community…
This year StartupBus is leaving from Akron Ohio!
We’ll be hitting all the raddest hot spots and tech shops as we make our way to Boulder Startup Week, where buses from 3 countries & 7 cities will converge in the quest for StartupBus glory.
If you’re crazy enough to hop on a bus and build a business with a bunch of strangers in 3 days - or you know someone who is - send them our way.
At this time next week, hopefully you’ll be hacking with us at the International Space Apps Challenge!
Dates: April 22-24
Location: NASA Glenn Research Center – Mission Integration Center, Building 162
Address: 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, Ohio
We need to know your real names. Some people registered using clearly non-real names! If we don’t have your names, you cannot be badged to enter the NASA facility. Edit your information by logging in here.
Click here to see our complete schedule and important information about the Cleveland event.
It’s not too early for you and your team to start thinking about your projects; find the most current Challenge information here.
While any project that relates to NASA-related work is very welcome and is eligible for local prizes, only projects that work to solve one of the designated challenges on the main Space Apps Website are eligible for global judging and award
We have more than 100 people currently registered, but there’s room for more. Tell your friends!
Students under the age of 16 need to be chaperoned.
If you are a minor or the parent of a minor participating, please email Maggie Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you a photo release and consent release form that must be signed and brought to the event
You can form your team at any time. If possible, we recommend that you form at least the foundation of your team prior to the event. You can then complete your team by adding ‘free agents’ at the event to round out your team. You can use the Slack channel to form a team.
If you do not have a team prior to the Space Apps weekend – don’t worry! Register and show up and we’ll make sure that you find a team that can benefit from your skills and insights.
Space Apps Cleveland has set up a Slack team for this event. It will be our primary method of communicating during the event and the organizers and participants can make use of it before the event to propose projects, create teams, and ask questions. We have sent an invite to everyone who has signed up as of the evening of April 14.
We will also be tweeting from @spaceappsCLE.
When You Arrive
Because NASA Glenn is a United States Government facility, access is restricted. Please review the NASA Policy on visitors. Please note: All adult visitors are required to present a current and valid form of government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license.
From Nick Martinelli at Tech Elevator…
Love baseball and technology? Developers, designers and community members are invited to participate in the 1st annual Tribe Hackathon 2016 at Cleveland Indians Progressive Field.
Hackathon theme: “enhance the fan experience” using a creative mindset and cool technology
The event will bring the region’s tech community together for a weekend of creative ideas and execution, celebrating our city as a great sports town, and an emerging and innovative tech destination.
Teams of 2-4 people are encouraged to sign up for the hackathon weekend (May 20-21 at Cleveland Indians Ballpark) as well as the pre-hackathon meetup (May 6 at Progressive Insurance). Both events are included as part of the hackathon and are beneficial to attend.
Teams can officially start building after the May 6 meetup to give a two-week head start on projects.
From my friend Kyle McKee (@kylemckee on the Cleveland Tech Slack)…
We really need a couple more people that are familiar with basic Arduino/programming stuff to help out with a kids program they run out there on Saturdays. The kids in the program are between 6th and 9th grade and are eager to learn.
The program is: Great Science Academy.
It’s a really fun time – ping me if you want more details.
So hop into Slack, ping Kyle, and let’s show our youngsters what our community is about and why science is fun! (And if you aren’t on Cleveland Tech Slack, get your invite here!)
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:
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.
I’ve added another Meetup ICS feed to our events calendar. Introducing NodeSchool Cleveland…
Check them out on Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/NodeSchool-Cleveland/
It takes a lot of time to add an individual group’s events to the calendar, time that I need to dedicate elsewhere. So here’s the situation, effective July 2013 for existing groups and effective immediately for groups who aren’t already listed on the site:
While I enjoy providing this site as a community resource, it has become a bit more time consuming for just 1 person to manage, and as such, I need to set these guidelines in place.
If you have any feedback on this, please email me at admin at this domain and I will respond. As many people can tell you, I do read your emails and take your feedback into consideration. I’ve acted on a lot of the feedback that has come in. And I will continue to do what I can to support the tech community here! As always, thank you for your support!
Our friend G in Akron has started a programming languages meetup. More details:
Calling all programmers!
Programming languages don’t get enough <3.
In this group attendees can expect to join a forum where any and all features of a language are open for discussion, with the end goal of improving the groups knowledge as a whole.
At last count, there are hundreds of programming languages on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_progra…
This group aims to cover most of them (eventually), thereby providing a way for sharing knowledge of their existence.
Some languages need legacy hardware. All attempts will be made to provide resources to attendees to witness these languages on any legacy hardware they might require.
We meet alternate Thursday’s of the month at SYN/HAK: The Akron Hackerspace (21 W North Street, Akron, Ohio 44302) http://www.synhak.org at 6pm beginning June 20, 2013. The meetups will be 1-2 hours, depending on how much time attendees have.
Their meetup is at: http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Programming-Languages-Group/
While I’ve been joining various Meetup groups with the official Cleveland Tech Events account to get their meetings on the calendar, I figured I should mention a few of the new groups. Hope you find them interesting! Here are their names – with links to the individual meetups – and basic summaries.
Cleveland Augmented Reality & Human-Computer Interface Design Group
We’re bringing the next wave of human-computer interactions to Cleveland. Augmented Reality, Wearable Computing, Google Glass & Location Based Services innovation discussions, designs, development, architecture, social networking. Investigating design, development and marketing of augmented reality and its interfaces.
Internet of Things Cleveland Meetup
Hey Cleveland! Ready for a tech revolution? Soon the new “Internet of Things” industry will change our lives by allowing us to connect, control and monitor “things” with our smartphones. These smart devices will rely on an internet connection to stay in constant contact with us no matter where we are in the world. Imagine preheating your oven before you leave work, or opening a garage door remotely to let your son into the house, or even having your alarm clark start your morning shower. Sound like the Jetsons? It’s not! The technology exists today and product manufacturers are beginning to take notice and integrate it into their product lines. So let’s chat about it! All Northeast Ohioans are welcome regardless of your background.
We’ll be offering presentations and guest speakers covering a wide range of topics that touch upon all ends of the spectrum. What to expect? Some technical talks, some philosophical discussions, and even demos are sure to be part of what you’ll experience.
WiTty Perspectives – Women in Tech in Cleveland, OH
Are you a woman in tech? Or perhaps you’ve mentored and helped women in tech
navigate the industry? Whatever your role may be, this group is to help address
issues common to women in tech and provide constructive criticism, feedback,
share stories, and do what we can to promote the tech industry to get more women
involved. Whether we want online forums or to share our stories in person, we
can do both here with the help of Meetup!
The Microsoft Store | Beachwood Place Mall
If you have a group that meets once a week, once a month, or even once a year let the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place Mall be the location where you host your event! Our Theater is open to all kinds of groups; ranging from book clubs, tech groups, small business groups, gaming teams and tournaments, PC gaming, and many more. We also provide private group training sessions, workshops, guest speakers to concerts and organization meetings. We are proud members of the local community and welcome opportunities to host events for our friends and neighbors. Whether you’re looking to enhance your organization’s technology skills, build awareness in the local community for the services your organization provides, or simply host a meeting for your members, our Theater provides the ideal environment. The best part about our Theater, it’s FREE to use! Message us today so our team of experts can work with you on creating an exciting event for your group!