South Florida is totally kickin’ it during the next few monthsÂ with great multimedia and tech events. There’s Code With Me for those wanting to get started in multimedia. WordCamp Miami is great and inexpensive for developers and content creators. SunshinePHP looks cool for developers, especially if you want to learn the Symfony framework. Microsoft fans can head to NSU for their South Florida .NET Code Camp.
I’d better cut the grass this weekend, because there are way too many great events I’ve got to get to.
Here’s your list of events to check out:
Code With Me
Feb. 2-3, All day, exact times TBA
Cost: $85 general, $65 students
Location:Â University of Miami School of Communication, 5100 Brunson Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146
Danny’s Comments: Yours truly will be one of Code With Me’s mentors, along with several other very cool people. If you’re a journalist who wants to get a solid start on Â multimedia storytelling, this seems like a fantastic place to do it.
Dates/Times:Â Feb 8-9, 2013
Cost:Â $219.95, Students $159.95
Location: Embassy Suites Miami International Airport,Â 3974 NW South River Drive, Miami, Florida, 33142
Event Description Â (from the organizers):Â The PHP community in South Florida has organized a PHP developer conference in Miami, and you’re invited! We are hosting some of the best speakers, awesome talk topics, latest technology, and up to date news in PHP. And don’t forget about our Hackathon and Uncon’ference. The SunshinePHP Conference has something every level of developer. We will be holding 30+ sessions (10 dedicated to Symfony) that cover trending topics in PHP. Come see what others are doing, and share your experience as well. And there will be plenty of fun and beer on tap for everyone!
South Florida .NET Code Camp
Dates/Times: Feb. 9, 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Location: Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – Main Campus Davie, Carl DeSantis Building, 3301 College Ave.,Â Davie, FL 33314
Danny’s Comments: I’ve never been to the event at NSU, but the agenda here looks like there’d be great takeaways even for those who develop using open-source platforms.
Miami Social Media Week
Feb. 18-22, various events
Event Description (from the organizers): The brpr Group is happy to bring Social Media Week back to Miami for a second year this coming February! In 2012, more than 66,000 people attended Social Media Week in 26 countries across the globe. Social Media Week is about community and its success can be attributed to folks getting involved through volunteering, hosting panels & sponsoring events.
Dates:Â Feb. 21-22, 2013
Cost:Â $257.24 (Use code TNWSUPER for $50 off). Separate workshops are $300 each.
Location:Â James L Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33131
Event Description Â (from the organizers):Â SuperConf is not just a web technology conference. It’s an experience. Design. Development. Entrepreneurship. These are the things that have been propelling mankind forward since the beginning. SuperConf is a study of that intersection. We celebrate by launching startups, providing workshops & having world class speakers share their insights with hundreds of technologists over two days of perfect weather in Miami.
Dates: April 6-7, 2013
Cost: TBA. Tickets were approximately $30 last year
Location: Ai Miami International University of Art & Design
1501 Biscayne Blvd. #100, Miami, FL 33132
Event Description (from the organizers):Â WordCamp Miami 2013 is a two-day event that covers topics relating to WordPress, front-end development, and much more. 2012 brought more than 400 students, bloggers, and coders together for two days of education and fun. Expect big things for the 4th Annual WordCamp in Miami for 2013.
Danny’s Comments: I’ve previously attended WordCamp Miami, and it’s a fantastic event where you’re going to meet developers, content creators and all sorts of interesting people. Plus, the price is very reasonable given the quality of the event. Developers and writers both will come away with new tricks up their sleeves. Freelancers and journalists who are looking to possibly do their own thing online should especially go.