Voting is Cool - MidTown Tech Hive Ice Cream Social
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Voting is Cool - MidTown Tech Hive Ice Cream Social

DESCRIPTION

You're invited!

Join us for a casual ice cream social Tuesday, Sept. 25th 2-5pm on National Voting Registration Day. Come check out our community-based coworking space, and register to vote for the November 2018 election. Interested in learning about ways to get involved beyond voting? We will have collateral and sign-up sheets available to do so.

Voting is cool, come celebrate your right to vote with ice cream.

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Free Coworking Day
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Free Coworking Day

DESCRIPTION

Interested in securing desk or office space with us? A MidTown neighbor curious at the Tech Hive? Come see what the buzz is all about.

Join us Friday, Sept. 14th 9am-5pm to wrap up our Grand Opening week for a day of FREE coworking. Open to all.

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Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

MidTown Tech Hive Grand Opening

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the MidTown Tech Hive's official Grand Opening Thursday, Sept. 13th from 4-8p.m. The night will feature MidTown bites from local vendors, music, and the opportuinty to explore and interact with our community, coworking space.

Agenda:

4:15 p.m. Opening Remarks

4:30 p.m. Remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson/ Ribbon Cutting

5:00-7:15pm:

  • Self-guided Tech Hive Tours

  • MidTown Tech Hive Scavenger Hunt

5:00-8:00pm: Food, mingling, explore our space

7:30 p.m. Final call for Scavenger Hunt

7:45 p.m. Wrap-Up, Thank You by Anna Buchholz, MidTown Tech Hive Manager

Featured Vendors:

Skye LaRae's Culinary Services

Flame Urban Chicken Grill

Bloom Bakery

Coffee provided by Café Phix MidTown and ice cream donated from Pierre's

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Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word @ Cafe Phix MidTown

DESCRIPTION

You're Invited!

Come celebrate the opening of Café Phix Wednesday, Sept. 12th 5-7pm for a night of spoken word presented by Cleveland's Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word. Enjoy coffee and tea at MidTown's newest coffee joint and relax with us as you experience a night of creative expression by a group of extroadinary young men.

Let us know if you can make it!

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Dividing Lines Movie Screening
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Dividing Lines Movie Screening

DESCRIPTION

You're Invited!

Join us at the MidTown Tech Hive Tuesday, Sept. 11th 6:30-8pm to celebrate our Grand Opening Week for a private screening of Dividing Lines, a documentary that explores how industry and policies have created barriers to internet access and the efforts and organizations that are working to combat these inequitiesLight appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Why is internet access still a luxury in America? Watch the trailor here.

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Beyond Voting: Defend the Democracy in 2018
Sep
6
8:00 AM08:00

Beyond Voting: Defend the Democracy in 2018

DESCRIPTION

Join us at the MidTown Tech Hive Thursday, Sept. 6th 8-9:30am for an interactive panel on how to get involved this election season beyond voting. You will have the opportuinty to hear from experts in the field and recieve tangible next steps on how to get involved in local voting efforts.

Don't miss out, help us defend democracy in 2018. Breakfast & coffee are included.

Have a question you would like the panel to address? Email your question directly to hive@digitalc.org.

Meet the panel:

Mike Brickner, All Voting Is Local

 

Mike Brickner is the Ohio State Director for All Voting is Local. The ACLU of Ohio where he led the organization's policy, advocacy and legislative work. Under his leadership, the ACLU of Ohio launched successful campaigns to combat the criminalization of poverty, ensure voters had access to evening and weekend early in-person voting opportunities, and enfranchise eligible voters with criminal convictions.

 

Andrew Kohn, VP of Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates

Recently retired from Hyatt Legal Plans as General Counsel and Vice-President of Operations, he has developed plans to embed voter registration during hiring and at the point of service in a variety of non-profit urban organizations in Cleveland and beyond. He is Vice President of Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates, a non-partisan, non-profit that focuses on registering voters in underserved areas of Cleveland and East Cleveland, advocating for voting rights and researching voter turnout and best practices.

 

Devonta Dickey, Cleveland VOTES

 

Devonta Dickey, Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, is a proud member of Cleveland VOTES, a nonpartisan initiative of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. Cleveland VOTES strives to support and elevate strategic equitable civic engagement of nonprofit entities conducting voter and outreach in Northeast Ohio. With the support of the Gund Foundation and as a state partner of Nonprofit Votes, Cleveland VOTES strives to build an equitable democracy by increasing voter registration and turnout, support and build capacity of grant recipients, ensure that equitable civic engagement is apparent and embedded in every engagement strategy. What does it look like for our community to be civically engaged and what can we do to ensure this happens?

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Data Maturity Survey
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Data Maturity Survey

We know nonprofits are being asked to become more and more data savvy to track outcomes, show impact and receive funding. DigitalC along with the Foundation Center Midwest and Microsoft are conducting this data maturity survey to understand how data mature nonprofits are in the region and what supports they need to utilize data better.  

To learn more about this work, please join us for lunch by signing up here: https://goo.gl/forms/UDL71GlgGNWyzKjf1

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Local Data Lunch & Learn
May
30
12:00 PM12:00

Local Data Lunch & Learn

Join DigitalC and April Urban at the MidTown Tech Hive for 90 minute Lunch & Learn on North East Ohio (NEO) CANDO Property Data Portal.

This 90 minute, hands-on session focuses on the NEO CANDO suite of applications, NEO CANDO 2010+ and the NEO CANDO Property Data Portal. NEO CANDO 2010+ holds a range of data for the 17-county northeast Ohio region. In Cuyahoga County, NEO CANDO provides access to aggregated data for many important health and human services SOMETHING, like public assistance, juvenile delinquency, and property statistics around sales and foreclosure filings. The tool also provides a basic mapping feature and download features. The NEO CANDO Property Data portal provides parcel-level data on characteristics, tax information, sales, foreclosures, and sheriff's sales through a custom query interface. Attendees will become familiar with the navigation and use of the data systems, as well as the indicators available in both systems, learning how to understand and interpret the data.

The session includes lunch. Attendees will leave being able to navigate and use NEO CANDO data systems, as well as understand how to interpret local, civic data. Email Gretchen Mason with any further questions. Register here.

 

More about the instructor:

 

April Urban, M.S.S.A from Case Western Reserve University, is a research associate specializing in property research and consultation, focusing on code enforcement, foreclosure and REO properties and works closely with the community development industry to provide data and technical assistance in neighborhood stabilization. She most enjoys projects where she can work to aid communities in building their capacity to work with data, helping teach them how to use information to improve their practices and better the lives of people impacted by their work. She currently serves on the board of FutureHeights and volunteers with Open Cleveland, Cleveland’s Code for America brigade.

Register here.

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Build Community & Refine Your Message -- Social Media Training for Nonprofits
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Build Community & Refine Your Message -- Social Media Training for Nonprofits

This two-part course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective social media campaigns to drive in donations, raise awareness for your causes, and increase event attendance. Participants will learn key strategies that effectively drive in donations and event attendance, and they’ll walk through key components of Facebook’s tools. They will learn how to leverage social media tools for maximized impact.

Participants will be encouraged to think about social media strategically, communicate their organizational mission clearly, and post content relevant to their target audience. They will also learn how to run Facebook Ads that drive in donations, event attendance, and meet other financial organizational goals.

The two sessions include hands-on projects, walkthroughs, lectures, and more. Participants are asked to bring their own laptops to follow along and produce materials during the course. Register here.

Course at-a-glance:

Part 1- Saturday May 19th, 9am-12pm: Participants develop a customer avatar, organizational pillars, and a custom framework for social media. They learn how to strategically develop organic content and plan effective social media posts for their target audience. They learn how to use organic social media tools and schedule a week of strategic posts to help meet organizational goals.

Part 2- Saturday May 19th, 12-3pm: Participants gain familiarity with Facebook Ads and Facebook Ads Manager. They learn how to use Audience Insights, develop target audiences, develop ad budgets, and they walk through setting up ads to drive in donations, event attendance, and more in coordination with budget and audience strategies. **Optional 12-1pm office hours are available!

Course Investment: $420

Attendees must attend both sessions.

You Will:

  • Develop a customer avatar and gain a deep understanding of your target audience

  • Know how to develop organic and paid content that clearly communicates your brand’s mission

  • Know how to amplify blog and video content for increased traffic

  • Know to use Facebook tools to drive in fundraising

  • Know how to use social media tools to raise awareness for your cause

  • Know how to activate supporters on social media

  • Know how to drive in attendees to your fundraising events

Intended Audiences:

  • Individuals who are in charge of social media marketing for their organization

  • Consultants who want to expand their social media knowledge in a hands-on environment

  • Individuals who want to make a career change to social media marketing

  • HR specialists who hire social media managers

  • CEOs who hire social media managers and want to learn more about marketing their nonprofit

  • Individuals who need to communicate with social media managers

  • Marketing professionals who want to learn strategic social media

Class preparation:

  1. Participants must bring a laptop to these sessions. (Tablets and mobile devices are not acceptable substitutes.)

  2. All participants must have a basic understanding of how to use Facebook for organic content creation and they must have a Facebook Page published.

  3. Participants will be expected to complete pre-course and post-course surveys

More about the instructor:

 

Shana Mysko is a social media manager and educator who leverages social media to drive in sales for organizational growth. She is the CEO and founder of Radical Reach Social Media Experts, a growing social media agency in Cleveland, Ohio. She teaches courses and workshops in social media management with the goal of educating others on strategic marketing and sales practices that drive in revenue. She is passionate about raising businesses to their full potential. In her free time you can find Shana in a pinball parlor playing competitively and occasionally winning tiny trophies. Shana is married to a middle school teacher and owns a charming Boston Terrier named Manny. Questions about this course? Please get in touch! EmailShana@RadicalReach.com.

**This class is limited to 12 people. We must have 10 people or the class will be canceled. Register here.

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Data Analytics Workshop: Landscapes of Change
May
15
to May 17

Data Analytics Workshop: Landscapes of Change

Are you an urban planner, information scientist, or social change agent in the nonprofit or civic sector? Over the course of 3 days you will improve skills in data analysis, accessing local resources, and visualization tools focusing on land policy and mapping data. You will hear from GIS mapping experts from the county, learn about innovative local data tools, and recieve hands-on training in data analysis tools. All workshops will be held at the MidTown Tech Hive (6815 Euclid Ave). Register here.

Day 1: Tuesday, May 15:

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM- Thinking like a Data Scientist

  • Learn what exactly data analysis is, who can benefit from learning data analysis, examples of real-world contexts and applications, tools and tips for analyzing and communicating data, and how to design and answer data-driven questions.

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM- Local Data/ GIS Mapping Tools with Dan Giersz

  • Learn about the various GIS resources maintained and provided by the Cuyahoga County GIS Department including the new MyPlace Real Property application with the most up-to-date parcel information, the Cuyahoga Open Data Portal, public web services available through ArcGIS Online, and the fully interactive GIS Web Mapping Application you can use to make professional quality maps, and download results.

Day 2: Wednesday, May 16:

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM- Excel for Data Analysis with Adam Hecktman

  • Excel is a tool that most people are familiar with, and many people use every day. Excel can be leveraged to unlock the value of open data of all kinds, and it is particularly well-suited to query and visualize open government data from multiple sources. Learn how to access, transform, cleanse, query, and visualize data using tools that are easy to learn and easy to use.

Day 3: Thursday, May 17:

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM- Data Visualization in Tableau with Joshua Terchek

  • This module introduces participants to the basics of Tableau. Specific topics include the different versions of Tableau, connecting to data, types of data, basic visualizations, worksheets, and tips and tricks. By the end of this course, participants will be able to make basic interactive visualizations.

 

Register here.

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Excel Lunch & Learn
Apr
18
3:00 PM15:00

Excel Lunch & Learn

DESCRIPTION

Join DigitalC and Microsoft for a 90 minute Excel Lunch & Learn May 23rd 12-1:30pm and learn tips and tricks on how to more effectively use Excel as a tool in your everyday work. You will have the opportunity to partake in hands-on training from Microsoft Civic Tech Fellows and ask questions you have regarding collection and analysis of your organization's data.

The session includes lunch and focuses on Pivot Tables and executing V-Look Ups. Come enjoy lunch in a supportive, casual environment at the MidTown Tech Hive. Email Gretchen Masonwith any further questions.

 

More about the instructors:

 

Jarryd Huntley, a Civic Tech Fellow at Microsoft, is a local technologist who has been working in IT for nearly a decade. After graduating with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Akron he has worked at a number of local enterprises, startups, and volunteering at a number of local meetup groups and special events. He also plays important roles in Cleveland’s growing game development scene as both an academic by teaching game development at Lorain County Community College, and as an independent game developer through his newly formed studio.

Taylor Henschel is a Master of Science student in User Experience Design, and he received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati. Taylor's background is in government and politics and for the past three years, he served at Cleveland City Council. Taylor is civic technology advocate and acting convener of the Cleveland Civic Tech and Open Data Collaborative. He began his Civic Engagement Fellowship with Microsoft in January.

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MidTown Tech Hive: 2nd "Beer at the Barn"
Jan
17
11:00 AM11:00

MidTown Tech Hive: 2nd "Beer at the Barn"

Missed the Last Beer at the Barn? The MidTown Tech Hive is opening soon! Join us Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Dunham Tavern’s Barn, the Tech Hive’s upcoming next door neighbor and learn about the Tech Hive’s offerings - coworking, classroom space, offices - all in a state-of-the-art building and how you can purchase office and desk space. REGISTER HERE!

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October Learning Studio Data Analytics Workshop
Oct
10
to Oct 12

October Learning Studio Data Analytics Workshop

  • Washkewicz College of Engineering Fenn Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DigitalC is launching a Data Analytics Workshop Oct. 10-12. Participants will receive an introduction to data, learn how to access local data resources, and experience a primer on data analysis and visualization using tools like Excel and Tableau. Register HERE

Read about the great work Learning Studios is doing on DigitalC's blog.  For more information on the Learning Studios, visit us HERE.

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CLE X
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

CLE X

CLE X is a day long, invite-only event that brings together Cleveland's hottest innovators in tech, design, art, science and education to spark new ideas and share creativity.

This second annual event will take place on Sept. 26th at the Cleveland Children's Museum. We have limited open spaces for participants, fill out the application HERE. 

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NEOhio GIS conference
Aug
31
4:30 PM16:30

NEOhio GIS conference

Join your colleagues from Ohio, nearby states, and beyond who focus on utilizing Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial technologies to deliver practical solutions and develop new and innovative technologies.

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Erie Hack Kick-off
May
3
3:30 PM15:30

Erie Hack Kick-off

Erie Hack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven international water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, and water professionals to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition will award more than $100,000 in cash and accelerator services to up to four winning teams and one high school team.

Days Remaining:

APRIL 8

Quarter final for Cleveland & Erie PA (team registration ends 5pm on the 25th)

APRIL 12

Closing of Individual Registration

APRIL 13

Semi-final in Detroit.

APRIL 14 – MAY 2

Acceleration and Support Program for finalists

MAY 2 & 3

Two day Water Innovation Summit (and finalist presentations/winners announced)

Find out more at: http://www.eriehack.io/

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Impact Pitch
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Impact Pitch

  • Global Center for Health Innovation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Impact Pitch is a reverse pitch competition for makers developing ultra high-bandwidth hardware, software and business applications that want to impact their local community. Maker applicants hear pitches from civic orgaizations and then compete in two rounds for part of a prize pool of $1,000 to $60,000 in cash and in-kind services. The competition is organized by DigitalC, US Ignite, and other regional organizations. Register here.

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