Each year we like to gather an eclectic group of friends and business associates for a holiday lunch. No, it's not just techies. Media, non-profits, politicians, business, cultural - they were all represented.
The food and atmosphere at Emperor's Palace in Old Chinatown is always terrific and they opened up just for our 70 or so guests
Victor Ruiz, Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer
George Koussa, August Pust, Margaret Wong, Annie Pu and Mehmet Gencer
See how to get invited next year, who was there and view:
Nela Park is the headquarters of GE Lighting, located in East Cleveland, Ohio. Nela Park was the first industrial park in the world and was home to most of the lighting breakthroughs of the last century. Thomas Edison was a founder. Albert Einstein and other notables visited.
Dan Hanson was raised in East Cleveland and his family visited the world-famous Christmas lighting display every Christmas season. You used to be able to drive through the campus but in recent years the display is all along Noble Rd. He takes us on a tour of the 2022 display.
Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) Open House
For more than 30 years, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) has been providing Northeast Ohio manufacturers with the guidance they need to achieve long-term success. They service 18 counties in Northeast Ohio and consult on a wide range of manufacturing needs to create jobs and drive change by collaborating with manufacturing CEOs, governments, community leaders and educators to solve problems and build opportunities.
They opened a new facility at 63rd and Chester and Great Lakes Geek Dan Hanson took a walk through the amazing new facility. As you will see, there are robots, arc welders, tools for forming metal, grinders, vacuum lifts, 3D printers, injection molding, die cutting and much more. Plus state of the art classrooms and information showing the well-paying job and career opportunities in manufacturing.
Free Webinar on November 9, 2022 - Budgeting for IT in a Volatile World.
In order to properly budget for your IT needs in 2023, you must first understand the changing landscape of business. In today’s world, companies must be agile and able to respond quickly to changes in order to remain competitive. The days of spending huge sums of money on an inflexible IT infrastructure are over. As technology becomes more and more essential for business success, the need to carefully plan and budget for your IT needs becomes increasingly important. In this webinar, we will explore how to aggregate your 2023 IT budget with compliance, risk, and agility in mind.
Panelists include George Mehokwho is a chief information officer, author, and advisor with more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. George is currently the founder and managing partner of robotic process automation and systems integration consulting firm ApertureXI Technologies.
Branndon Kelley is the CIO for AMP. He has more than 20 years of experience providing vision, leadership, governance and execution for technology programs, projects and departments.
Kevin Goodman is Managing Director at BlueBridge Networks, Ohio’s leading managed IT and data center provider.
"It just didn’t seem right to DJ. A body found bludgeoned in a place known for “Peace through Mutual Understanding.” But there she was, crumpled behind a bust of composer Franz Liszt in the Hungarian Cultural Garden. He pulled out his cell phone and dialed 911. “What is the nature of your emergency?” the dispatcher queried. With a suddenly very dry mouth DJ managed to get out, “There’s been a murder in the Cultural Gardens.”
That's the beginning of the recently published first novel by Dan Hanson.
The whodunit, titled Murder in the Cultural Gardens, takes place in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and all 30+ gardens are featured during the mystery. You may even recognize some of the characters.
The Great Lakes Geek just finished reading (listening to actually) Make Your Bed - Little things that can change your life by Admiral William H. McRaven (US Navy Retired)
On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.
Computer techies (OK, geeks) Bob Coppedge and Dan Hanson used to take groups to various places of interest to computer professionals (OK, other geeks). They called it Bob and Dan's Excellent Adventures.
This video from 2004 was just unearthed from some old DVDs. This was a different adventure as Bob and Dan visited a cemetery and visited the graves of some old technology - from dBase to Win 95 before facing their own demise.
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