Trucks and Tech Help Build a Tech Community and Feed Hungry Techies in Orlando

Trucks and Tech SketchOn April 25, 2013, IZEA helped gather a group of sponsors, supporters, and food trucks to host the first Trucks and Tech event in downtown Orlando. This event aloud techies and foodies to unite, by showcasing Orlando’s tech community and munching on some delicious bites from local food trucks. This is one of the few events I have been to (I’ve been to a lot) that has helped unite the Orlando tech community and was family friendly at the same time. Most events don’t involve bring the family along to part take in the fun.

The crowd of about 500 people from diverse backgrounds and ages, flocked near the site of the old Amway Arena (future site of The Creative Village) to wait in line for some great grub and network with other techies in the community. I would say this was a successful event and heard from many attending they look forward to the next one. As the sun started to set, the temperature cooled down, and people continued to enjoy a buffalo chicken waffle, a sweet chocolate cupcake, a pulled pork grilled cheese, or a blueberry Sea Dog brew.

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A variety of food trucks came out to feed the hungry techies, including  All Things Sweet, Cafe Cocoa MoThe Crepe CompanySoup to NutsThe Pastrami Project, and Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles

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The line up included various tech related industries and digital leaders from around Orlando.

Ted Murphy – Founder / CEO, IZEA kicked off the event and was the main MC throughout the night.

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Hospitality Tech
Joe Tenczar – CIO, Hard Rock International
Mike Church – VP, Interactive Ecosystem, Darden Restaurants

Trucks and Tech Hospitality Tech

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto
Harold Timmis – Lead Engineer, Head of Technology smARtMAKER

Trucks and Tech Robots

The Creative Village
Brooke Myers – Development Partner, Creative Village Development

Trucks and Tech Creative Village

10 Awesome Apps
Larry Meador – CEO of Evok Advertising

Tech Entrepreneur Life
Jonathan Taylor – Chairman, CEO and Chief Evangelist, VOXEO

Trucks and Tech Jonathan Taylor Voxeo Labs

How to Become a Video Game Developer
Todd Deery – Comm & Admiss Dir at Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

The Orlando Startup Scene
Ron Ben-Zeev – Co-Organizer Orlando Startup Weekend Events

Chef Tech
Kendra Lott – Publisher Edible Orlando

The Future of E-Commerce
Lewis Broadnax – Executive Director, Sales & Marketing
Featuring a Lenovo Yoga Tablet Giveaway!

Trucks and Tech Lenovo Giveaway

Lots of great sponsors made this event possible!




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