Florida’s largest maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this week on October 22ndand 23rd at the Central Florida Fairgrounds with more than 300 exhibits, hands-on workshops, talks, races, and competitions. Get tickets: http://www.makerfaireorlando.com/attend/ A peak at Maker Faire Orlando 2015 The two-day, family-friendly celebration features hundreds of local makers, hands-on workshops and more that will entertain and inspire more than 20,000 members of the Central Florida community.
It’s always hard to figure out what events to attend or not attend in Orlando, especially with the amazing growth our tech community has had in the last few years. I’m involved in many communities from educational technology to wearable technology to startups. Here are my 5 tech events in Orlando not to miss in January. Orlando Tech Meetup (Thursday 1/15 – 7PM) Each month Orlando Tech Associate host an audience of
Many of us have 8am-5pm jobs. But there are always these things called weekends that give us an extra 54 hours of time to explore, relax, learn, and build. What can you do in 54 hours? How about creating a startup business that solves a problem in education. That’s what happened July 11-13, 2014 at Valencia College’s Collaborative Design Center on the West Campus. Fifty designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and educators came
It’s not often you can say you were at an event with participants from every continent who all believed in building a community of entrepreneurship. Up Global hosted their annual Up Summit, this time in Las Vegas’s revitalized downtown community. I was invited as part of the Startup Education team, being invovled as a mentor and organizer for Startup Weekend Education in Orlando. It was a great opportunity to get
Orlando Startup Weekend EDU is coming back for the third Startup Weekend Education in Orlando, July 11th-13th at Valencia College’s West Campus. Startup Weekend EDU is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile applications focused around education, which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily educators, software developers, graphics designers
Seeking learning opportunities outside the classroom provides an important way for students to advance their knowledge and skills. But real-life learning isn’t limited to traditional internships. In this two-part post, I’ll introduce three ways students can learn outside the classroom. 1. Startup Weekend This non-profit is in more countries than Starbucks. From Orlando to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe come together for a weekend to