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Monday, April 18

7:00pm EDT

Ignite Orlando
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? Ignite Orlando Tech Week is a night of high-energy, fast-paced lightning talks where slides advance automatically every 15 seconds - that's the fun of Ignite! Join us on the first night of Tech Week to hear about interesting topics delivered to you in a brand new way.

Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd, all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds.
Talks cover a wide range of (often geeky) topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors.


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Carlos Souza

Author, Code School
Software Development & Education

Monday April 18, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
PowerDMS 101 S Garland Ave
Tuesday, April 19

3:00pm EDT

Women Who Code
weVENTURE Orlando presents Orlando Women Who Code.

More and more Orlando companies are seeking female developer talent to bring better products to market. Let’s explore how to fill the pipeline, connect current female talent to great opportunities & help our companies build cultures that attract female talent.

Register for Orlando Women Who Code here!

Organizers & Speakers
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weVENTURE Orlando
WE ARE ENTREPRENEURIAL WARRIORSTogether, we RAISE the profile of women in businessWe embody the NEW POWER and the new economyWe are proud to generate WEALTH for ourselves and othersWe ask our girls to consider FUTURES as entrepreneurs and technologistsWe are REDEFINING the conversation... Read More →

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard 101 S Garland Ave
Thursday, April 21

9:00am EDT

3rd Thursday Free Coworking Day
Work free today at Catalyst, Orlando's most inspiring coworking space.
Has your boss done his Michael Scott impression one too many times? Are you tired of waging war for a power outlet at Starbucks? Is finding yourself in pajamas at 4 pm when working from home bringing you down? 

It’s time for a change of pace!

Organizers & Speakers
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Dennis R. Pape

Managing Director, Catalyst Spaces

Thursday April 21, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Catalyst Spaces 1 S. Orange Ave., Fifth Floor Orlando, FL 32801

12:00pm EDT

Lean UX Guru Laura Klein - User Engagement through Data
This presentation is a RARE opportunity for Orlando Starters! If you are serious about applying Lean Startup to understanding user behavior, then come by and absorb the experience of an internationally acclaimed expert on Lean UX. Laura Klein is a thought leader, author, and principal at Users Know.

Based in Silicon Valley, she is a true expert on Lean Startup methods having with many startups and companies you have heard of. In 2013, she wrote the "UX for Lean Startups" book as part of Eric Ries's Lean Series. In this presentation, she will cover various Lean UX techniques: Quantitative v Qualitative methods, understanding friction, multi-variate testing, and what NOT to do when trying to launch a new product/service.

BONUS: Half the meeting will be specific questions for Laura from the audience! If you have easily accessible URL to show her, send it to me. But whatever you do, do NOT miss out on this one. :)

Organizers & Speakers
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Rajiv Menon

Founder, Informulate
Rajiv Menon is an entrepreneur, consultant, and mentor. He is the Founder/Solution Architect at Informulate, a unique web + mobile consultancy that employs Lean Startup and Agile methodologies, launched in 2006. He launched Talent4Startups.org, a free, non-profit portal for startup... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard 101 S Garland Ave
Saturday, April 23

8:30am EDT

Space Apps Challenge

NASA is preparing for the next International Space Apps Challenge. Space Apps is an international mass collaboration that takes place in cities around the world, embracing collective problem solving with a goal of using NASA's open data to produce open-source solutions that can advance space exploration missions and improve life on Earth. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and local partner organizations.

Organizers & Speakers

Holly Akers

Educator/Organizer, Home School/NASA Space Apps Lead
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Valerie Cepero

Local Lead, Space Apps Orlando
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Mika Gainer

Orlando SpaceApps

Saturday April 23, 2016 8:30am - 11:00pm EDT
Melrose Center 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

9:30am EDT

BarCamp Orlando

BarCamp Orlando is Saturday April 23rd at Church Street Exchange Building starting at 9:30 AM!  If you want a T-shirt and a speaking slot I highly recommend you come early (as in before 11 AM).  We always seem to run out of both as the day progresses.


  • If you plan to present with slides, please bring the proper VGA adapter for your laptop and do not depend on / expect any wifi.  Also please try to ensure your talk does not go too far beyond the 20 minute mark.  Each talk slot will be on the hour and half hour, allowing for a little time for questions (5 mins) and for foot traffic (5 mins).
  • The board will open for talk signups at 9:30 AM and the first talks will start at 10 AM.


  • The venue's this year will be Canvs, the Iron Yard, and maybe a few other spaces.. depending.

Helping Setup

  • If you want to help setup (which mostly means unload chairs), feel free to come hang out around 9 AM.  

Here is the Schedule for Saturday (right off the website)

  • 9:30 am Doors open, people can sign up for talks on the big whiteboard.
  • 10:00 am Talks start. There are three rooms for presentations, and each presentation will have 25 minutes and they will be spaced out. We recommend that you limit your talks to about 20 minutes to allow 5 minutes for discussion (and incase you run long).
  • 12:00 pm Lunch, we take an hour break.
  • 1:00 pm Talks resume.
  • 5:00 pm BarCamp ends and the after-party starts !

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UCF Coding Boot Camp

Become A Web Developer in 24 WeeksClass starts June 13 at UCF Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and June 20 at UCF Valencia West Campus - Learn Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Responsive Design, Bootstrap, Node.js/Express, MongoDB, PHP frameworks like Laravel, MySQL, Heroku, Security... Read More →

Saturday April 23, 2016 9:30am - 5:30pm EDT
Church Street Exchange 101 S Garland Avenue, Orlando Fl, 32801
Sunday, April 24

8:30am EDT

Space Apps Challenge
For 48-72 hours, problem solvers like you all over the world will join us for NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathons in the universe. Empowered by open data, you collaborate with strangers, colleagues, and friends to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways -- from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping. Beginners, students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers -- Space Apps is for you! We welcome ALL passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators. Participants from across the globe have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design.  Join us on our open data mission April 22-24, 2016, and show us how you innovate.

Two of the best project teams in Orlando will win local prizes as well moving on to the international competition judged by NASA executives. The top 5 international teams will have a chance to watch a NASA launch behind the scenes and  be featured on Open NASA!

What will you create at Space Apps 2016?

For more info and official registration please go to: 

Organizers & Speakers

Holly Akers

Educator/Organizer, Home School/NASA Space Apps Lead
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Valerie Cepero

Local Lead, Space Apps Orlando
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Mika Gainer

Orlando SpaceApps

Sunday April 24, 2016 8:30am - 6:30pm EDT
Melrose Center 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801