It was great to be able to attend the TechPint Akron II - "And All That Jazz" event at Jilly's Music Room in downtown Akron, especially after I had featured one of the speakers, Eric Wise, in my TechPint Cleveland III blog post.
Here is the desciption from the TechPint Akron II - "And All That Jazz" website of the two presenters.
Eric Wise (@ESWise)
Software Craftsmanship Guild (@SWCGuild)
Research from Harvard Business School suggest that the odds are not with you and that 75% of start-ups fail. The Lean Start-up methodology offers ways to help reduce that risk by evangelizing experimentation over rigid planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design that allows for pivoting quickly. In this talk we will explore some of the high level concepts of Lean Start-ups and use Eric's experience with the Software Craftsmanship Guild as one example of how the approach can pay dividends.
Ron Seide (@RonSeide)
Senior Vice President, Laird (@LairdTech)
Ron Seide co-founded Summit Data Communications, an Akron-based wireless company that was sold in 2012 to Laird Technologies. Ron was Summit's President and is today a Senior Vice President at Laird. Ron volunteers at the Akron Global Business Accelerator and at JumpStart and remains active in the local tech community.
I am very pleased that my good friend, Gaurav Narain Saxena aka: "G" (@gsvolt), suggested I include the videos and photos he took of the evening. I recommend seeing more of G's videos of tech events in Northeast Ohio on his do the needful, write about it, simple blog, and reading his post on TechPint II Akron.
If your device does not support the flickr slideshow, please see G's TechPint II Akron 3/6/2014 slides here.
I am very grateful to Eric R. Patalinghug (EricReplied.com - @EricReplied), who took photos during TechPint Akron II. I reached out to him to ask if I could share his photos in this blog post, and he graciously wrote back, "Sure thing! Go for it!"
If your device does not support the flickr slideshow, please see Eric's TechPint Akron [March 2014] slides here.
Ask and you will receive.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) March 12, 2014
It is people like Eric, G, and many others who make coming to TechPint so great.I find that people in our community are so willing to help each other out. I really appreciate Eric's and G's assistance with this blog post.
Please see my March 8, 2014, Blogiversary: Two blog post, where I list the helpful leaders of 140 groups in our community, and make a recommendation on a "Call for action!" If we all contribute to helping each other and learning from each other, our whole community benefits. Anything you can do to share this list of 140 organizations on your favorite social media would be greatly appreciated.
Tweets & Retweets
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TechPint Akron II - "And All That Jazz" event was made possible through the following supporters:
- Designing Interactive, LLC. (@we_are_di)
- JumpStart, Inc. (@JumpStartInc)
- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (@KnightFdn)
- MedCity News (@medcitynews)
- LaunchHouse (@LaunchHouse)
- Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) (@NEOSA_Nellis)
- The Young Latino Network (YoungLatinoNtwk)
Thank you to all of these sponsors for making it happen.
I had toured their old location last November 2nd (learn more in the Akron Mini Maker Faire & SYN/HAK The Akron Hackerspace Open House blog post), so was excited to see the new expanded "digs." The new space has an expanded area for the machine shop, meeting rooms, and an unfurnished basement which will allow for future growth. A full list of the new location's resources can be viewed on the SYN/HAK "What We Offer" web page.
If you are interested in creating a hackerspace like the one in Akron, Torrie Fischer (@tdfischer_) let me know that the SYN/HAK leadership is committed to providing open source access to the documentation needed. G (@gsvolt) sent me this link to SYN/HAK Documents at: http://static.synhak.org/documents/
Mark your calendar for TechPint Cleveland IV!
The next "mini-tech conference, in a bar, with pints" will be the fourth gathering in Cleveland of the region's entrepreneurs and investors at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th, at the Agora Theature (@ClevelandAgora). These events tend to sell out, so purchase your tickts soon if you don't want to miss out!
To make it even more exciting, the next TechPint Cleveland IV is part of NEOSA Tech Week. To learn more, follow Brad Nellis @NEOSA_Nellis on Twitter, and see the full calendar of activities at: NEOSAtechWeek.com/calendar.aspx