It was a good year for us. We have many people to thank for all the activities and events that we attended in 2016. This blog post includes our year-end thank-you tweets, and the list of all our 2016 blog posts.
As we have done for the past two years, we have created this blog post to remind us of the fun we had this year, and to show our appreciation. There are many people/organizations that we did not have a chance to mention -- to you all, we want to also say thank you!
New Year Tweets and Retweets
The following are our New Year's Eve and New Year's Day thank-you tweets, and other tweets/retweets as we traveled from the year 2016 into 2017.
Finishing the year with a Mystery Trip
New Year's Eve
Happy New Year to you @sos_jr— CVLT (@ChagrinTheatre) December 31, 2016
Wishing the Cleveland and Akron tech communities (and everyone else) a safe and happy 2017! Here's to adventures ahead!— clevtechevents (@clevtechevents) January 1, 2017
BREAKING: 1 million Times Square revelers watch crystal ball's descent signal the start of 2017 in the US.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 1, 2017
Wanted to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy 2017! Be safe.— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) January 1, 2017
Here is Prince playing "Auld Lang Syne" to usher in 1988. Happy New Years, etc. pic.twitter.com/2lRC641mNY— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) January 1, 2017
Wishing everyone on Earth a Happy New Year from 250 miles above our planet! pic.twitter.com/wMgTLEe4dh— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) December 31, 2016
A New Year resolution is just a wish unless you have a written goal with a plan to reach it— Brian Muskoff (@BrianMuskoff) January 1, 2017
New Year's Day 2017
Do nothing but eat and make good cheer,— Willy Shakes (@IAM_SHAKESPEARE) January 1, 2017
Good morning Twitterverse.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 1, 2017
A new month and year full of possibilities!
May we all live up to the high expectations we have for ourselves. pic.twitter.com/GbBzZbfxDL
2016, how we will treasure you. Relive Cleveland's epic year once more in this highlight video. pic.twitter.com/46Nt0lKO4f— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) December 31, 2016
@sos_jr thank you for the kind words! We'd love to see you back here anytime— NearWestTheatre (@NearWestTheatre) January 1, 2017
Looks gorgeous! https://t.co/zKcPV3Ex9n— Watching Paint Dry (@janemmason) January 2, 2017
@sos_jr That was alot of fun, great group interaction. Thanks for hosting it.— Sam Nasr (@SamNasr) January 2, 2017
Blog Posts 2016
Since our first Hello, World! My First Blog Post! on March 8, 2012, we expanded what we have written about as we are in the middle of our fifth year of blogging.
All of these 2016 blog posts are special to us, since they represent different sides of our life in 2016, but we would like to bring special attention to these two:
Web Development SIG: So Long, and Thanks for all the Free Web Development Training!
On November 19, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., Stuart formally announced that he would no longer be providing free web development education as the leader of the Cleveland Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG) - WebSigCleveland.org. He chose that date to make the announcement, since the SIG met on the third Saturday of most months for the 10 years that Stuart ran the group. It felt very strange to end the group both for Stuart personally, and because it was the longest running SIG in Cleveland (over 20 years in total).
A PechaKucha Talk by Stuart O. Smith, Jr., about PechaKucha Night Cleveland
On November 29, 2016, Stuart was very honored to be invited to speak at a closed event to people whose past PechaKucha presentations he greatly admired. You can watch a video of Stuart's entire presentation in the blog post.
Please take a moment and scroll through and view the topics that we wrote about in our 36 blog posts in 2016.
Happy New Year 2017
Best wishes to all in the new year!