Thursday, March 19, 2009

Columbus Technical Professional Orgs and Resources

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The Association of Information Technology Professionals is the oldest organization representing IT professionals in the United States. Our association is dedicated to the advancement of the information processing professional by promoting the effective, responsible management of information technology to the benefit of its members, their employers and society.


The purpose of The Association of Telecommunications Professionals, Inc., is to promote effective design, operation, and management of telecommunications voice and data systems. ATP provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, innovations and applications among its members through bi-monthly meetings. The meetings, in turn establish a community for common interest and promote personal advancement within the telecommunications profession.

Central Ohio .NET Developers Group -

Meetings are held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at theMicrosoft building on Polaris Parkway in Columbus, Ohio.

Anyone interested is also invited to attend the geek dinner afterwards.

Central Ohio Entrepreneurs -

Want to know how to get started? This site provides answers and connections to resources and funding.

Groundwork Group -

GroundWork group is the collaborative and empowering community solution that enhances the capacity of nonprofits to achieve their missions through information management and technology.

Platform Lab -

Platform Lab is the nation’s only state-funded IT test & training facility; we provide a competitive advantage to our clients by offering short term physical or remote access to IT hardware, software and massive bandwidth for all types of companies for the explicit purpose of IT testing and projects.


The PMI Central Ohio Chapter will provide a forum for Professional Project Managers to promote the principles of the Project Management Institute through networking with other Project Managers, sharing project experiences, providing and receiving training, and supporting Project Managers in their certification and continuing professional development efforts.


The Central Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication was founded in response to the growing number of technical communications professionals in the Columbus metropolitan area, including The Ohio State University. The objectives of the chapter, as stated in the Chapter By-Laws, serve to advance the arts and sciences of technical communication in the Central Ohio area. Central Ohio members are drawn from a geographical boundary of about 100 miles around Columbus.

TechColumbus -

TechColumbus accelerates the growth of the innovation economy by providing vital resources and assistance to people and enterprises that depend on technology to achieve their business goals.

Technology for Ohio's Tomorrow -

Technology for Ohio's Tomorrow is a non-profit coalition of technology consumers, businesses, and opinion leaders. Our mission is to advocate for public policies that inspire and encourage innovation in technology while informing and educating technology consumers about legislative and regulatory issues that impact their lives.

Toastmasters -

Do you want to become a better public speaker? Toastmasters is not only the place to learn, but the place to practice and not be afraid to screw up! There are clubs all over Central Ohio - visit the website to find one that works with your schedule and location.

XP Columbus -

The Central Ohio Chapter of the Extreme Programming User's Group promotes the Extreme Programming methodology and to share best practices in iterative project methodologies and frameworks in general. (Meets the last Wednesday of every month 11:30-1:00pm at OCLC in Dublin.)


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