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Cincinnati Software Craftsmanship @ The Kroger Co
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Join other passionate Cincinnati developers for free food and valuable learning in a great space. Please RSVP for the event in order to speed up the check-in process.

What’s new in SQL Server 2017 @ Stark State College
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker – Hasan Savran

SQL Server 2017 was the surprise software hit of the year. Here is a list of the features Hasan will focus on in this session:

Linux Version – Hasan will cover the things you need to know before you decide to move SQL Server into Linux.

Graph Tables – We’ll cover why you may need to add Graph Tables into your database. You will learn the differences between Relational Database Tables and Graph Database Tables.

Query Optimization – We will look at the new Intelligent Query Processing options in Query Plans with demos.

Resumable Online Index Rebuild – Hasan will show you how to pause/resume ongoing index rebuild with demos.

Machine Learning Services – Hasan will demo how to run R Script in SQL Server 2017. We will look at the ways to monitor Machine Learning Services.

In-Memory Tables – SQL Server 2017 became a great resource for caching with the new In-Memory features. We will create a NoSql Environment in SQL Server 2017 by using In-Memory tables and JSON functions

Canton Software Craftsmanship is a community event for software developers to get together and hone their craft. Events will involve hands-on coding, speakers, and community involvement.

Introduction to HTML & CSS (Beginner Level) @ Dynamit (First Floor)
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program, but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you.

This class is great for beginners — no previous coding experience required!

This class will meet on Tuesdays for 4 weeks:

Tuesday, August 7 – 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 14 – 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, August 21 – 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 28 – 6:30-8:30pm

(Due to the restrictions of Meetup’s registration, we can’t schedule multi-day events, so keep in mind that this Meetup event serves as registration for the entire class.)

There are multiple garages in the Arena district, however the Marconi Cinema Garage is the most convenient and it is recommended you park there. We may be able to get students’ parking passes validated, but that is not yet guaranteed.

This class will be taught by Caitlin Steinert. Caitlin is a UX Developer working for Base Two. She has been messing around with HTML and CSS since middle school, and has no intention of stopping any time soon. Caitlin is passionate about sharing her love for front-end development – and tech in general – with anyone willing to listen.

We will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS and help you use them to create a simple website. You will gain some readily-applicable skills, and we’ll answer any questions you may have along the way. Concepts will be reinforced through hands on, in-class exercises.

• Students are asked to bring their personal laptops to use if they have one. (Sometimes work laptops have limitations.) If you do not have access to a laptop please contact us ( before the first class; we may be able to provide a loaner laptop for you to use during class.

• A modern browser (Google Chrome is preferred).

• Sublime Text ( (, a text-editor that is free and available for both Mac and PC.

We are able to offer two scholarships for this course. If you would like to attend this class but are unable to due to financial reasons, you can apply for a scholarship here ( ). The deadline for scholarship applications for this class is Monday, July 30. Applicants will be informed by Friday, August 3 whether or not they have been granted a scholarship. Scholarship students are guaranteed a seat in the class, even if the Meetup event is full.

Scholarship requirements:

• You are a member of the Girl Develop It Columbus Meetup group ( ).

• You are able to attend at least 3 of the 4 classes.

If you have any questions, please contact Girl Develop It Columbus (

Your payment of $96 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there’s an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund. Refunds can only be granted if the class is canceled, relocated, or rescheduled.

Meetup has removed wait list functionality for paid events. In the event that this Meetup sells out, there is no wait list.

Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

Please note, registration for this workshop will close 48 hours before the event, so be sure to sign up before Sunday, August 5!

Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct ( ).

Questions about the class? Get in touch! (

Radical Agility – David Shah @ Lean Dog Boat
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


This is about the hard stuff – the roots, the bones, the foundation that sometimes gets forgotten along the way. We’ll spend the evening diving into this – digging in deeper than Scrum, deeper than Kanban, deeper than whatever flavor of agile you’re currently practicing to get to foundations of what we’re doing and what we believe.

My hope is that this talk will push you out of your Agile comfort zone.


* Food will be provided


Monthly #learntocode Meetup – Digital Speech Recognition @ Baker electric Building
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Dip your toes into programming at Tech Elevator’s learn to code Meetup. Each month we’ll take a look at simple programming concepts that will be fun, informative, and give you a glimpse into the world of computer programming.

Ever wonder how digital speech recognition works? We’re going to be using JavaScript and a plain old web browser to print out what you’re saying in real time. We’ll use some basic HTML and CSS to get set up, but this whole project is JavaScript.

Be sure to bring your laptop computer and install the Chrome or Firefox Browser.

5p – Doors open
5:30p – Presentation begins



Start with the basics of HTML. Learn how web pages work and the language used to create them.

EXERCISE: create a simple web page from scratch that looks like our example web page below. We’ll spend our time at the Meetup helping you create web pages and learning how browsers use HTML to show what we’ve made.

Take a look at the following resources before the Meetup:×8555.png


Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in learning to code or is just starting out. Bring a friend or fly solo for this casual meetup.

Do I have to RSVP?
We ask that you RSVP so we know how many to expect.

What should I bring?
Bring your laptop to work from. We have chargers, wifi, food, and soft drinks.

Should I start coding before I attend?
You can start coding on a project you’re working, or use your exercise above. Or if you want to get started with your very first line of code at the Meetup, that’s cool too.

Is there a set agenda for this monthly Meetup?
Yes! Each month our experts and alumni will present on topics that will help you deepen your knowledge and skill set. Stay tuned each month for what the topics will be!

Hack Night – Akron @ Virtual Hold Technology
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


We hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Lets get back together to share what everyone has been working on.

Come enjoy a night of working on one of your projects or look to work with someone on their project. This is also a good opportunity to get feedback on your projects.

We will have pizza and salad to help fuel creativity and collaboration.

Easy Ways for Tech Companies to Get Started Marketing with VR/AR by TechConnect Cleveland @ Foundation Software
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

VR/AR is one of the hottest trends in tech, but businesses often struggle with how this popular gaming technology can be used for sales and marketing purposes.

During our first-ever Cleveland TechConnect meet up, we’ll explore how virtual and augmented reality can be used to bring your software/tech brand to life by blending digital objects and messaging with the real world.

You’ll also learn how newer technology, like the NT ONE mobile application, is changing the game and making VR/AR affordable for businesses of all sizes.

Able to stay past 9 a.m.? You’ll have the opportunity to try out the Merge Cube and Oculus Rift!

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Bill Myers is co-founder of New Territory, a design studio at Bounce in Akron that combines the physical world with the virtual world to create incredible user experiences.

He is passionate about immersive technology and how it will change the world over the next several years. As such, he’s is always trying to share this technology with others because he is convinced that VR/AR will radically transform our lives both at play and at work.

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Who should attend?

In-house tech marketers, c-suite/founders of tech companies and sales/biz dev for tech startups. So basically anyone in the software/tech industry who is interested in sales and marketing.

What is the agenda?

  • Arrival/Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
  • Speaker: 8:00-8:45 a.m.
  • Q&A/Wrap Up: 8:45-9:00 a.m.

How do I get to the event??

Foundation Software is located in the Strongsville Business & Technology Park, south of Rt-82. Take I-71 to Royalton Rd., then head west. Turn left on to Foltz Parkway and drive until you dead end into their parking lot.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Jen Lombardi at or (440) 973-4250 x301.

Cleveland Big Data Mega Meetup @ Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


It’s The 5th Annual Back To School Mega-Meetup! And the 8th anniversary of Cleveland Big Data.

The Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group is proud to announce a Mega-Meetup for September 10, 2018 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History!

Gather by the front door at 5:15pm. We can’t get in until 5:30pm.

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Cash bar by the DINOSAURS (awesome!). And pizza (also awesome!).

6:30pm – Recruiting shout outs, general announcements.

Sessions: 20 minute slots

* CMNH – talk to be determined

* IBM – Quantum Computing

* Cloudera – talk to be determined

* Elastic – Ensuring Software Quality at Scale

* Snowflake – Cloud Data Warehousing

Please RSVP so I can get an accurate headcount on pizza. Want to make sure everybody gets fed.

As always, free to attend. Open to all. Just RSVP. If you are a sauropod you can just show up and lumber in. Theropods need to register, plus pay regular entrance fee and insurance premium.

Columbus Women In Technology 3rd Annual Conference @ OSU Student Union
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

The conference features career & leadership, technical, and innovation topics to an audience of 750 women ranging from software delivery roles, leadership & management, technical & engineering, and recruiting/sales roles supporting the industry.

Columbus Women In Technology is a non-profit organization with the specific mission to address the declining pipeline of women in technology through programs that promote awareness, address attrition, create opportunities to transition to tech, and preparation for leadership. See our Roadmap

We encourage you to be part of the conversation by sending a group of women in technical roles from your company to this uplifting, motivational, and educational conference.

Northwest Ohio ACM-W Chapter Kick-Off @ BGSU Business Adminstration Building 1007
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Northern Ohio ACM-W Kick-Off – Women’s Panel on IT Careers

Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

BGSU   7-9 pm   BAA 1007 (Business Administration-main floor)




Linda Androvich                 Corporate Director IT, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Karen David                         Operations Manager, Internet

Loretta Dwight                    Educator, Toledo Public School System

Cindy Payne                         Director, IT Applications, Nationwide

Shirley Trail, PMP               IT Business Specialist / Project Manager, HCR Manor Care

Laila Sartawi-Ball                Composites IT Business Integration Leader, Owens Corning



Janell Vickers, Sr. Project Manager, Six Sigma Lean Black Belt, Bon Secours Mercy Health