Ohio

  • Columbus, Ohio rumored to secure a total of $140 million in grants as the U.S. DOT Smart City winner

    Columbus, Ohio rumored to secure a total of $140 million in grants as the U.S. DOT Smart City winner

    The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this afternoon that Columbus OH is the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge beating out San Francisco, Austin, Portland, Kansas City, Denver and Pittsburgh and will receive $140 million in grants and matches. I reached out to local and state offices for confirmation but have not received comment at this point. Read More

  • Startup Weekend Columbus: An Empire Is Born

    Startup Weekend Columbus: An Empire Is Born

    As I sit here with 75% of my laptop battery left, drenched in sweat, in a totally dark house, recapping my first Startup Weekend experience — unfortunately I am one of the last of the 500,000 central Ohioans affected by power outages due to last weekend’s storms — I realize that I love the Startup Weekend concept. That concept, which we have covered before on several… Read More

  • Ohio LinuxFest 2010: sudo install freedom

    The eighth annual Ohio LinuxFest is September 10-12 in lovely Columbus, Ohio. As always, this is a free event chock full of interesting hands-on Linux and free software solutions. Register at the Supporter level for $65 and you’ll get lunch, one of the gorgeous t-shirts pictured here, and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting an event like this. Read More

  • CrunchGear meetup in Columbus, OH: Monday, November 9

    Remember, remember, the 9th of November!
    Gadgets, technology, and beer.
    I see no reason why gadgets and tech
    should ever bring little cheer. Last year’s Columbus meetup was a huge success, and folks have been asking me when we’ll do it again. Well mark your calendars for Monday, November 9, and join us for a friendly evening of networking and libations at the Surly Girl Saloon… Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Columbus, Ohio


    Geek Weekend is a continuing travel series about geeky things to do in cities around the world. Want your city featured? Write us at tips@crunchgear.com. It’s a common opinion — even amongst its residents — that Columbus, Ohio is “Cow Town, USA” with nothing to do. As a life-long resident, I disagree emphatically with that notion. Columbus is the 15th largest city… Read More