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Otronicon tech conference to draw 12,000 attendees - Orlando Business Journal

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 13:25 -- rprice

Otronicon also will collaborate for the first time with Indienomicon — a local independent gaming showcase group — to engage and inform the crowd about the indie game community. But in addition to new exhibits and shows, old favorites will return, as well, such as gaming competitions, EA Sports detailing the ins and outs of its game development and independent game developers participating in Otronicon's Game Jam event. The event also will feature powerhouse tech companies such as Lockheed Martin and entertainment groups like Walt Disney World Resort.

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New tech seed capital competition coming to downtown Orlando - Orlando Business Journal

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 16:53 -- rprice

The event will include two hours of presentations from several early-stage tech companies vying to win $15,000 in cash awards for the best business plan. The event also will highlight Central Florida's best tech startups and show community members why Orlando is a thriving tech hub. Selected companies will get to share a five-minute "fastpitch" version of their business plans to a panel of seed investors, and will have the opportunity to receive funding, input and advice from the most successful YPO members and business owners in Orlando. The fastpitch event will take place Feb.

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Here's the skinny on 8 tech firms coming to Orlando's Starter Studio - Orlando Business Journal

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:34 -- rprice

The companies will take part in a three-month program where each will work with an extensive mentor network in a collaborative working environment to help each other grow. In addition, each company will be provided free working space at Canvs — a co-working environment for startups in downtown Orlando.

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KILOBITE - Knuckle Club | Home

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 08:43 -- rprice

Also people behind Confederate Express Kickstarter. Distant future. Overwhelmed by crime, helpless government have legalized all use of martial arts in hope of citizens start trying to defend themselves. Quickly, the newly established law has widespread an even more vicious wave of crime, and now entire cities were filled with mobsters, marauders, and robbers.

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National Campaign Rebrands Orlando - 90.7 WMFE

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:30 -- rprice

A national campaign to attract businesses to Orlando starts this weekend. A kickoff television ad will air once on NBC and nine times on cable. People outside Orlando often associate the city with Mickey Mouse. That’s great for tourism, but the Orlando Economic Development Commission wants to attract other businesses too.

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"The Iron Yard" bringing coding curriculum to Orlando - FOX 35 News Orlando

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:54 -- rprice

A new company called the Iron Yard will soon call half of the first floor home. It is a private school that promises to teach students computer web coding in 12-weeks. Iron Yard Instructor David Rogers said, "You're training for a job. You're training to be a front-end engineer in an entry-level position."      The Iron Yard's been around for 4 years and is already in five other cities.      The company says it chose Orlando in part because of the city's focus on growing a digital main street.

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Orlando approves $100,000 for seed fund - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:09 -- rprice

A new Orlando seed fund will pursue a federal grant after the city council helped push it past the required $250,000 in matching funds Monday. City officials unanimously approved $100,000 for StarterCorps, a non-profit organization which will be housed at the downtown Orlando coworking space Canvs. StarterCorps executive director Kirstie Chadwick, a veteran of Orlando's technology startup community, said the council's support could go a long way toward helping StarterCorps receive the grant. "It's huge," she said.

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EYES ON THE SOUTH: Dennis Church :: Oxford American - The Southern Magazine of Good Writing

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:02 -- rprice

Dennis Church: I have been passionately engaged with photography since the mid-1970s, discovering photography while living in Madison, Wisconsin. In the 1980s I conducted documentary projects in Iowa and Wisconsin, received several public art grants and exhibited widely. In 2013 I exhibited a one-person show, Florida Moments, seventy-six large-scale color photographs at The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Florida. In September 2014 I showed a one person exhibit at The Photography Room in Canberra, Australia. I have lived in Bonita Springs, Florida since 2005.

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I FEEL AWFUL ALL OF THE TIME

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:12 -- rprice

Bleeding Palm, alternately spelled Bl33d1ng P@Lm, is a Miami based mystic organization founded by Ronnie Rivera at some point between July 2010 and August 2010, with its origins being traceable to the Kyrgyzstan Revolution of 2010. It operates as a network comprising both a stateless art collective and radical wing of the church of the Night Mother.

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New code school coming to downtown Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:34 -- rprice

Code schools are considered a key part of developing a local tech economy. Students at a code school can develop programming skills without investing in a full college education. But they aren’t necessarily cheap; The Iron Yard’s 12-week program costs $10,000.

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