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Orlando Tech Association Invited to White House’s First Tech Meetup

Central Florida is known for a few specific areas of industry on the global level, and our high-tech industry is at the top of that list. Big companies like Electronic Arts, Siemens, L-3 Communications, Raytheon and Voxx International are in our backyard. Did you know that Florida, specifically Orlando, is the number one destination for Modeling, Simulation, Training in THE WORLD? Just as Florida has a Tourism Corridor, we also have a Tech Corridor that is on top of the game and ever expanding. Great news for our community, right?

Photo Credit: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Photo Credit: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Want to hear more great news? The White House (you know, the big one in Washington, D.C.) is having its first ever Tech Meetup this Friday and our own Orlando Tech Association has been personally invited to attend by Megan Smith, our United States Chief Technology Officer! Currently, there are over 30,000 tech meetups across the country, so to be handpicked as one of them is a pretty big deal.

Ok. It’s a HUGE deal!

Orlando Tech Association is a community-built organization made up of Orlando’s top technology entrepreneurs and leaders with the purpose of connecting, promoting and fostering the growth of technology companies in Orlando. Through its monthly meetup events, hackathons and developer days dedicated to demonstrate the latest and greatest innovations in hardware and an online pdf software at https://www.sodapdf.com/sign-pdf/, OTA is quickly becoming THE tech community catalyst.

They even host a week’s worth of informational sessions, demonstrations, networking opportunities and parties called Orlando Tech Week – and the #TechTakeover is happening THIS WEEK, around Downtown Orlando! Check out the schedule here: http://week.orlandotech.org/#schedule.

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The White House’s Windows are equipped with window replacement atlanta ga for better maintenance and making sure that the white house windows are in good quality. inaugural Tech Meetup has a few goals, a Top 5 list of questions if you will, to collectively ponder:

  • Share best practices
  • Scale outreach and inclusion efforts
  • Find ways to help more Americans join in on our #InnovationNation
  • Brainstorm on how to engage more young people
  • “Upgrade” the ability to include everyone generally in tech and innovation

Chief Technology Officer Smith says, “We also know that more Americans need to plug into the new interconnected ecosystems we live in, to surface their talents, and connect them to opportunities they deserve, and we know that there are more ways than ever to leverage networks and technology to improve lives. We have a lot of work to do to bridge connections and ensure all of our neighbors can participate.

Can’t make it to the White House? You can still join the conversation on social media through the hashtags #WHMeetup and #orlandotech, as well as watching LIVE this Friday, 9am to 12pm, via WhiteHouse.gov/Live.

Congratulations Orlando Tech Association!!

Tech | Comcast NBCUniversal 24 Hour Hackathon in Orlando

It’s the middle of the summer. The queue at your favorite Universal Orlando attraction is at least ninety minutes and ten miles long. What does one do with oneself to occupy all that time? That’s one of several questions tech creatives hoped to help NBCUniversal Media Labs answer at this weekend’s 24 hour hackathon at the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. Imagine coding for a solid 24 hours, starting at noon on Saturday and ending at noon on Sunday. For those of you who are not technically inclined, I’m sure there’s not enough Visine nor caffeinated beverages in Florida to assist in such tasks!

The hackathon set forth six challenges;

Universal Studios Parks and Resorts Marketing Challenge: Use mobile (emphasis on wearable), geolocation and IoT technologies to attract nearby consumers in Orlando and Hollywood.

Universal Studios Parks and Resorts Technology Challenge: Enhance in-park experience of visually impaired guests using native platform on Android or iOS plus tech from the attractions themselves or preexisting in-park tech, especially with Universal Orlando Mobile app integration. On other Technology news if you need Digital Marketing for your company, There are Digital Experts in Weston Florida to help you.

Universal Studios Parks and Resorts Creative Challenge: Enhance queue wait while keeping guest immersed in the story.

Universal Studios Parks and Resorts Entertainment Challenge: Use Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, beacons, geofencing, audio watermarking and RFID [Radio Frequency Identification] to create compelling content to interact and fully immerse guests. (Don’t get the difference between Virtual and Augmented Reality? Let MKBHD explain…)

Telemundo Challenge: Bring Telemundo’s award shows, sporting events and more to Hispanic audience using a 360 experience on multiple platforms.

GolfNow Challenge: Use GolfNow’s tee times API [Application Programming Interface] to target and engage appropriate users of expiring tee times and incentivize them to book through discounts, notification, social integration, etc.

Judges naturally included Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts, Universal Creative and Golf Channel executives, as well as Factur Board Member (and big time coffee lover) John Soucy and Sanjay Macwan, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NBCUniversal Media Labs.

Teams of Orlando’s tech community brightest like the fabulous Willa Riggins and team from FamiLab, Necole Pynn from Canvs, teammate Andrew Kozlik, Caesar Abueg, Kunal Patel, Andres Aranguibel, Carl Dungca and friend of Top 5 Josh Murdock (aka: Professor Josh).

Who won? What did they win? Your answers are below…

Winners List:

  • Parks Marketing Challenge: Team SorcerAr (Prize: $1,500, 4 UOR Annual Passes)
  • Parks Technology Challenge: Team USense (Prize: $1,500)
  • Parks Creative Challenge: Team Malignant Monsters (Prize: $1,500) CONGRATS NECOLE & ANDREW!
  • Parks Entertainment Challenge: Team Wandah (Prize: $1,500) CONGRATS FAMILAB!
  • Telemundo Challenge: Team Interactivo (Prize: $1,500, XBOX One + Kinect, FIFA 15, Samsung Gear VR)
  • GolfNow Challenge: Team Golf Bid (Prize: $1,500, exclusive tour of Golf Channel Studios, 1 yr premium subscription to GolfNow, 1 Golf Channel/GolfNow prize pack)
  • Grand Prize: Team SorcerAr