Orlando Tech Events for April

Thanks once again to Gregg Pollack for the schedule. If you would like to receive this list direct see the link at the bottom. 

Central FL Branding & User Experience Meetup

Monday, April 3rd, 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

Architecture Patterns & Continuous Improvement | Orlando Devs

Monday, April 3rd, 7PM

Welcome to the April edition of the Orlando Devs meetup! This month we'll have Taylor discussing software architecture patterns and Craig who will be talking about the art of continuous improvements and what that even means.

As always, we'll open the floor for lightning talks at the end of the meetup if there's enough time for it. We can't wait to see you there!

Location: Power DMS

Open Hack Night | Code for Orlando

Tuesday, April 4th, 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, April 4th, 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, April 5th, 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

Coffee and Code with The Iron Yard

Wednesday, April 5th, 10AM

Join us for some caffeine and coding! We will be meeting in the back room of CREDO in college park.

Enjoy a free drink while coding along to a project of your choice. Iron Yard alumni will be leading both a web and iOS project.

Location: Downtown CREDO

Seminole Tech April Meeting

Wednesday, April 5th, 5:30PM

This month will feature Product Manager LTC Vincent Grizio and Technology Attorney Donna Chesteen.

Location: Seminole State College

Microsoft Azure and IoT

Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30PM

Blain Barton from Microsoft will discuss the IoT projects he has been involved with including sensor work with Costa Farms and PGA Tour Pro Golfer Bryson DeChambeau and the connected golf grip. Other speakers may also join the discussion.

Location: Melrose Center @ The Orlando Public Library

Lean Coffee - Southwest Orlando

Friday, April 7th, 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)

Orlando Code Camp

Saturday, April 8th, 8AM

Orlando Code Camp is a free, one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies, concepts and practices. This is a "grass roots" mini application platform developer conferences, free of charge to attendees and open to presenters of all stripes and experience.

Location: Seminole State College

April 2017 Monthly Meetup | Orlando Robotics & Makers Club

Saturday, April 8th, 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, April 9th, 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, April 9th, 5PM

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

Location: Full Sail University

Free Crash Course - Intro to Front End Development

Monday, April 10th, 6PM

Come have some fun with Adam Jahr and instructor Ben Gohlke for an introduction to web development.playing with HTML and CSS in this intro to web development crash course. We’ll be delving into some neat tricks for making a website feel more interactive, just by implementing some CSS.

Location: The Iron Yard

Open Code

Monday, April 10th, 7PM

Open Code Orlando is for all of us in or interested in web and software development. This group aims to be a space where developers of all skill levels and of all programming languages can get together and work on their bugs and find mentors and help people to be mentored in the process.

Location: The Iron Yard

Orlando Tech Meetup April 2017

Tuesday, April 11th, 6PM

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

Technical Debt | Agile Orlando

Tuesday, April 11th, 6:30PM

conversation about identifying, planning for, and ultimately reducing the impact of Technical Debt. We'll chat about what Technical Debt is, how to "account" for it, and how to pay it down. We will look at Technical Debt from the perspective of developers, product owners, and executive stakeholders.

Location: Nebbia Technology

Working with Time Series Data | Orlando Machine Learning & Data Science

Wednesday, April 12th, 6:00PM

Details TBA!

Location: The Iron Yard

API's And IPA's

Thursday, April 13th, 7PM

This meetup is for computer professionals and beer aficionados. We will have talks about APIs and IPA's. Started in San Francisco, this is a series of events hosted at Orlando's premiere makerspace in Ivanhoe Village. Speakers and special guests to be announced soon and tours of Factur will happen too!

Location: Factur

Innovations in Sports Medicine | Florida Health Innovators

Thursday, April 13th, 6PM

As home to the Orlando Magic, the Orlando City Lions, and the brand-new USTA headquarters, The City Beautiful hosts some of the most innovative sports medicine teams in the country. Join Health Innovators and our forum of experts as we discuss cutting-edge treatments, potential gaps in care, and where startups and entrepreneurs fit in the sports medicine ecosystem.

Location: GuideWell Innovation CoRE

Authorizing Actions in Phoenix | Orlando Ruby Users Group

Thursday, April 13th, 7PM

AJ Foster will be presenting "Authorizing Actions in Phoenix". At some point, most web applications need to enforce rules about the actions a user can take. We’ll discuss what authorization looks like in the brave new world of functional programming.

Location: Code School

Lean Coffee Orlando (MCO) | Agile Orlando

Friday, April 14th, 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.

Handling Failure in Elm | Elm Orlando

Monday, April 17th, 7PM

Join us for our April meeting, where we'll be talking about Handling Failure in Elm. Food and drinks will be provided as usual.

We'll start with a presentation from our resident always-amazing fountain-of-knowledge Justin Mimbs, and then we'll do some live coding to get a better grasp of how to work with concepts like Maybe and Result in Elm.

Location: Code School

Building Conversational Chat Bots with JavaScript and Node.js

Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00PM

Chat bots are a fast growing area of focus for developers. From bots in Slack to bots that help handle support questions - what was once a fringe technology is now going mainstream. In this session, Brian Rinaldi will present SuperScript, a framework designed to make it easier to build bots that can maintain actual conversations, as opposed to simple command and response.

Location: Code School

Lessons from Silicon Valley - Oscar Rodriguez

Tuesday, April 18th, 6:45PM

Using Lean Startup and Agile Development as two sides of the same coin in creating a successful strategy. A talk by Oscar Rodriguez.

Location: Catalyst CoWorking space

Orlando Coding Dojo

Thursday, April 20th, 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, April 21st, 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

Orlando Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 | Orlando .NET User Group

Saturday, April 22nd, 9AM

ONETUG is excited to announce that the Orlando .NET User Group will be hosting Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 (#GlobalAzure)! This is a free, one-day training event, taking place in several venues worldwide. This year, the event will be hosted again at Canvs in Downtown Orlando. This event is driven by local Microsoft Azure community enthusiasts and experts. It consists of a day of sessions and labs based on the Microsoft Azure Readiness Kit or custom content.

Location: Canvs

Free Crash Course - Intro to Back End Development

Monday, April 24th, 6PM

This course is intended for newbies, but we try to provide knowledge for all levels. Our code is tasty, but if you'd like some traditional food, there will be pizza.

Location: Iron Yard

CitrusSec Meetup

Wednesday, April 26th, 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

Orlando Tech & Beer

Thursday, April 27th, 5:30PM

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: Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge

WordPress Orlando Developer Workshop: Intro to Git, Version Control, and WP-CLI

Saturday, April 29th, 9AM

For the second event in our Developer Workshop series, we're talking version control!

If you've never used git before and want to keep your code backed up safely and with your code history available for reference and sharing with others, come get started with us!

Location: Code School


Founder's Talk: Manny Vivar of Host Dime

Monday, April 3rd, 6:30PM

Manny Vivar is the Founder of HostDime and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Global Operations. Since 2003, he has been instrumental in the company's success both nationally and internationally. Manny grew HostDime from a $100 personal investment to one of the most reputable global data center companies in the world. His passion for cutting-edge cloud technology, and determination to create a global company, has made HostDime what it is today.

Location: Canvs


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Gregg Pollack