Orlando Tech Events for March

Thanks again to Gregg Pollack for the list of upcoming tech events in Orlando. Be sure to get on his mailing list to have this sent directly to you. Also be sure to check out Gregg's podcast Open Source Craft.

March Black Orlando Tech Meetup

Thursday, March 2nd, 6:30PM

Join us for our March Meetup with Sarah Elbadri, a collaborative urban planner focused on a broader understanding of public health for city development. Sarah has been extensively involved in creating and growing the tech community here in Central Florida and her talk will focus on ways to create or engage in different opportunities to advance technology and entrepreneurship in Orlando.

Location: Canvs - Winter Park

Lean Coffee - Southwest Orlando

Friday, March 3rd, 7:30 AM

Lean Coffee is a great place to ask questions and share your stories of using agile and lean software approaches. We discuss any topics on Agile and Lean software development that are of interest to whoever is gathered. You suggest the topics, Then, we prioritize our list of topics democratically. We manage our discussions via a Kanban "board", timeboxes and Roman vote (thumbs up/down).

Location: Hub 925 (Sand Lake Road)

Monthly Orlando Podcasters Meetup

Saturday, March 4th, 11AM

We talk about Podcasting, podcasting technology, setups, software, services, techniques, tips, and tricks. If you're a podcaster and want to meet up with other podcasters to learn more about podcasting, this is the venue for you.

Location: Melrose Center @ The Orlando Public Library

Learn Android

Monday, March 6th, 5:30PM

Let's start off with some quick demos of any completed projects from last month's Project Session, then Fico will be presenting the guidelines and concepts for this month's challenge project.

Location: Melrose Center @ The Orlando Public Library

Central FL Branding & User Experience Meetup

Monday, March 6th, 7PM

Every first Monday of the month, join fellow user experience professionals and those who want to learn more about user experience, design, and usability! If you are involved in the design of mobile apps, websites, or any interactive environment, you should be here!

Location: Canvs

Salesforce Spring '17 Release Party

Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30PM

Join us as we tune in to the LIVE broadcast of the event featuring a personalized address from Marc Benioff and a deep dive into the technology with top executives and product managers. You will hear directly from amazing customers, trailblazers and partners on what makes the Spring ‘17 release awesome.

Location: Launch That

Open Hack Night | Code for Orlando

Tuesday, March 7th, 6PM

Code for Orlando, a local Code for America brigade, brings the community together to improve Orlando through technology. We are a group of “civic hackers” from various disciplines who are committed to volunteering our talents to make a difference in the local community through technology. We unite to improve the way the community, visitors, and local government experience Orlando.

Location: Canvs

The Orlando Mac Monthly Meetup

Tuesday, March 7th, 7:30PM

For brainstorming and troubleshooting of issues relating to the Mac OS, nothing beats this Meetup, which has been solving the problems of Mac users for well over a decade. Dom Salfi's "MacLegal" SIG (special interest group) gives everyone a chance to pick the brains of about 15 seasoned Macintosh users. Snacks provided.

Location: Scan Design, Altamonte Springs

1 Million Cups Orlando

Wednesday, March 8th, 9AM

Support your local entrepreneurs at Rollins College, and participate in our "Guppy Tank"! The best coffee and breakfast pastries in the world are served, as you educate presenters with your wisdom. If you love entrepreneurship, this is one event you cannot miss!

Location: Rollins College

R: Introduction & Regressions

Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30PM

Thanks to two data aficionados for stepping up and giving us the perfect one-two presentation! Kris Eberwein will be giving an introduction to R, and Souvik Bhattacharya will be talking about Regression Analysis for Categorical and Continuous Variables.

Location: The Iron Yard

Docker Orlando

Thursday, March 9th, 7PM

This month there will be an overview of the Docker 1.13 release and then a demonstration of Docker Compose

Location: Full Sail University

In the Trenches: Ruby on Rails |> Elixir & Phoenix | Orlando Ruby Users Group

Thursday, March 9th, 7PM

Join us for our next meetup where Creston Jamison will be presenting "In the Trenches: Ruby on Rails -> Elixir & Phoenix". Creston will go over the process of building a new app from scratch using Phoenix and Elixir along with gotchas and issues encountered when compared to developing a Ruby on Rails app.

Location: Code School

Open Mic Night at Orlando .NET User Group

Thursday, March 9th, 6PM

ONETUG presents Open Mic Night, where you can give talks on a topic of your choice. Check out the Meetup for the talks.

Location: Melrose Center @ The Orlando Public Library

Lean Coffee Orlando (MCO) | Agile Orlando

Friday, March 10th, 7:30AM

Lean Coffee is a great place to ask questions and share your stories of using agile and lean software approaches. We discuss any topics on Agile and Lean software development that are of interest to whoever is gathered. You suggest the topics, Then, we prioritize our list of topics democratically. We manage our discussions via a Kanban "board", timeboxes and Roman vote (thumbs up/down).

Location: Starbucks, Semoran Blvd.

March 2017 Monthly Meetup | Orlando Robotics & Makers Club

Saturday, March 11th, 12PM

This is our monthly meeting on the second Saturday of every month at the Melrose Tech Center on the 2nd floor in the downtown Orlando Library!

We will have social time, show-n-tell time for everyone to share their projects, & a presentation or two ... So please bring anything you are working on!

Location: Melrose Center @ The Orlando Public Library

Central Florida Computer Society

Sunday, March 12th, 2:45PM

The Central Florida Computer Society (CFCS) is a charitable, scientific and educational organization formed to encourage interest in the operation and development of computers, in general, for the benefit of the members of the Society and the general public.

Location: Seminole County Library

Lecture @ The Guild of Independent Game Developers Meetup

Sunday, March 12th, 5PM

Bring your laptop and get ready to code! We'll be learning about various game development techniques.

Location: Full Sail University

IoT + Open Code: Hands-on With Hardware (Part 2)

Monday, March 13th, 7PM

Ever need just a few hours to talk things through with someone because you're stuck? Do you need to figure out where to even start at all? Or do you need a space away from it all to get that last bit of coding done for the rest of your sprint?

Open Code is absolutely the place for you. This monthly Meet-up will be here to let you meet developers in your area and get some help from your peers. Given that IoTers don't get the wonderful chance that the rest of us Open Coders get with having a space to work on really cool IoT things, we're doing a bit of a collaboration this time around.

Location: The Iron Yard

Orlando Tech Meetup March 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 7PM

Orlando Tech Meetup is a monthly meetup for the Central Florida tech community to showcase emerging ideas, products and services, and receive open feedback.

Location: Church Street Exchange

The Competitive Advantage of Diversity

Wednesday, March 15th, 5PM

Recent studies and research are making it increasingly clear that more diverse workforces perform better financially. Join our distinguished panelists and engage in the crucial conversations that need to be had to continue to understand how diversity can help companies improve their bottom line and be more inclusive at the same time.

Brought to you by the Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Information Management, Orlando Tech Association, and the Orlando Chapter of Women in Technology International.

Location: PowerDMS

Orlando Coding Dojo

Thursday, March 16th, 6:30PM

Orlando Coding Dojo is a non-competitive and collaborative environment for all skills levels and promotes best practices, structure, discipline, teamwork and fun. This event will cover Test Driven Development Practices.

Location: Code School

Lean Coffee Orlando (Baldwin Park/Winter Park) | Agile Orlando

Friday, March 17th, 7:30AM

Fun Lean Coffee in the Baldwin Park & Winter Park area and would love to see you there! It will be hosted at Stardust Coffee every 3rd Friday of the month.

Location: Stardust

Elm Orlando + Orlando CodePen

Monday, March 20th, 7PM

For our March meeting, Elm Orlando is joining forces with Orlando CodePen! Food, drinks, and swag will be provided as usual.

The timing is perfect, because there's a new project called Ellie that's essentially an Elm-enabled version of CodePen. This makes it sooo much easier to share quick ideas and demos with Elm.

Location: Code School

the experience of things | DUX + IoT

Tuesday, March 21st, 7PM

Creating IoT solutions that solves these problems is nearing trivial, creating IoT solutions that solves these problems seamlessly is quite another task altogether. In an event combining the forces of the Downtown UX (DUX) Meetup and the Internet of Things (IoT) Orlando Meetup, you’ll learn about both UX and IoT, and then participate in an interactive activity to figure out how to apply the theory in the real world.

Location: PowerDMS

Choosing the Right Front-end JS Framework | OrlandoJS

Tuesday, March 21st, 7PM

There's an absolute smorgasbord of frontend frameworks out there, each with their own quirks, styles, and evangelists. Should we use React or Angular 2? What about Ember, isn't that a thing? With so many options, KC is going to give a talk which can help us decide.

Location: Code School

CitrusSec Meetup

Wednesday, March 22nd, 7PM

CitrusSec is a Central Florida CitySec group located in the Orlando area. CitrusSec's goal is to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting; preferably while drinking.

Location: Tap and Grind

TADHack Mini Orlando

March 25-26

Our first mini-hackathon of 2017 will take place the weekend before Enterprise Connect 2017 in Orlando. Winners and runners up from TADHack-mini Orlando will pitch at Enterprise Connect for even greater exposure!

Location: Catalyst

Orlando Tech & Beer

Thursday, March 30th, 6:30PM

Orlando Tech and Beer is for local tech, marketing, and digital service professionals, entrepreneurs and investors who want to take a more focused and hands on approach with the growth of technology in Orlando. We are looking to provide insight and solutions to answer the questions of our local tech community and not just one or two people with an idea. Our goal is to help raise the standard of what Orlando has to offer and to open the doors to a more collaborative and impactful tech community.

Location: The Social

O-Tech Pub Crawl #13

Friday, March 31st, 6PM

O-Tech Pub Crawl will happen once a month and typically consist of 3 different bars in one evening. Some are themed, some are not. All that matters is we get to meet new people, make great friends and build cool stuff. - NO selling, NO service providers, NO recruiters.

Location: Finn Henry's

If you ever have a tech related event you want to run, feel free to get in touch and we'll let you run it down at the new Code School office downtown.

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Gregg Pollack