SMCSF Presents the Future of Automobiles 2/18/15

SMCSF Presents the Future of Automobiles
autoFeb 18, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Miami Ad School Wynwood
571 North West 28th St
Miami, Florida 33127

No more texting and driving, find out how the automotive industry is integrating the latest technologies to enhance your driving experience!

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Join us on February 18th as we take an in-depth look at how social media and technology is changing the automotive industry.

Our panel discussion includes General Motors, Audi of North America, DHL’s Formula racing program, and automotive historian and journalist, Myles Kornblatt.

This meetup is free thanks to our hosting venue, the incredible Miami Ad School

This is a free public event, everyone is welcome to join. The purpose of SMCSF is to promote media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices.

We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators for open sharing of knowledge and opinions.

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Learn more and join the ongoing conversation on SMCSF’s Facebook Group at or by following #SMCSF.

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future 2/20/15

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young-Patrons-PechaKucha-Miami-City-of-the-Future-Miami-Science-MuseumFrost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
Cost: Suggested donation $10

Travel into the future with five local and international guest speakers for The City of the Future PechaKucha presented by the Frost Science Young Patrons as part of the Frost Science’s multi-day Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beverages while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening will conclude by the “rake” kiln fire while the pottery is cured for guests to take home. Music by Dani Nicole and complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea. Also featured will be the Miami Cityscapes artworks, where ten local artists shared their vision for the city of the future, and a special light installation in the Planetarium. This event is part of the global PechaKucha Night worldwide.

Black Tech Week 2/23/15 – 2/28/15

Black Tech Week
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Miami Dade College – North Campus
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167

Black Tech Week is a week long series of events celebrating innovators of color during the last week of Black History Month. The Black Tech Week steering committe has invited top technologist, startup founders, venture capitalist, world leaders, grassroots activists and thought leaders to present at our 2 day summit, VC/Mentor mixer, Hour of Tech at Miami Dade County Schools, and a community hackathon as well as two pitch competetion.

MIA Music Summit 3/26/15

MIA Music Summit
March 26, 8:00am – 6:00pm
miamusicsummitColony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

MIA Music Summit will gather some of today’s leading digital music experts, startups and investors from around the globe in order to discuss the latest trends that are at the intersection of music and technology.

The MIA Music Summit is designed to inform and entertain all those passionate about music and its future. If you love music and are curious about its digital future, you can’t miss this event.

Bora Celik, Jukely
David Jimison, F#
Dean Chandler, Wahwah Networks
Gabriel “GABE Mac” Mcintyre, College Of Arts In Utrecht
Jonathan Barnes, 8tracks
Katerina Markov, Atom Factory
Liv Buli, Next Big Sound
Mary Redondo, Havas Sports & Entertainment
Robby Towns, Nestamusic / Edmtcc / Music Business Association
Chris Boos, Arago / Senzari
Dean Bolte, Omnifone
Derrick Ashong, Amp.It
Gary Brotman, Qualcomm Allplay
Justin Golshiir, Justgo.Com
Lilia Luciano, Coinspire
Martin Varsavsky, Fon
Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie
Steve Martocci, Splice

Brainfood @ The LAB w/ Jim McKelvey 2/26/15

Brainfood @ The LAB w/ Jim McKelvey
Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Solving the Tech Talent Shortage
Join us as Mr. McKelvey discusses innovative solutions to the tech talent shortage.

6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

Jim McKelvey (Guest Speaker)
Jim McKelvey is a successful entrepreneur, artist, author and inventor. Co-founder of the groundbreaking mobile payments company Square, Mr. McKelvey helped set the stage for a major e-commerce disruption. His latest project, LaunchCode, is aiming to solve the tech talent shortage and create pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placements. In addition to his business ventures, Jim is a best-selling author and glassblowing artist.

Marco Giberti (Moderator)
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became:

• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.

After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business in the year 2005, and Mr. Giberti became its president and regional partner for the events and trade show division in Latin America.Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine. Mr. Giberti is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.

Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.

CodeAcross 2015 2/21/15

CodeAcross 2015
Saturday, February 21, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Miami Ad School
571 NW 28 Street
Miami, FL

Would you like to see Miami evolve? Join us for CodeAcross 2015.

CodeAcross is a weekend of civic hacking events hosted by the nodes of the Code for America network around the world. CodeAcross is timed to coincide with both the last weekend of the Code for America Fellows residency and International Open Data Day. The theme for CodeAcross 2015 is Principles for 21st Century Government.

This will not be your typical HackAThon! Join us to hack, write and collaborate on four projects:
Miami Answers: Create, organize and help answer some of the Miami community’s most commonly asked questions about their government and local neighborhood.
Open 211: Creating an open-source platform that will serve as a directory for all of Miami-Dade County’s health, human and social services.
Open 311: Use Miami-Dade’s new 311 API to create new visualizations or apps about civic services.
Civic Tech Issues Finder: Solve unresolved civic tech Github issues for Miami and cities around the world.

Who should get involved? Urbanists, writers, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers, and anyone with the passion to make their city better.

Breakfast + Lunch will be provided.

The LAB Turns Two 2/20/15

The LAB Turns Two
labturns2flierf28129Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Idea Garden @ The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127

You are invited to celebrate The LAB Turning two!

On February 20th at 6pm the aptly named Idea Garden will be the place for cake & drinks.

The Idea Garden is one of Wynwood’s few green spaces crowdfunded by RokkerLabs & wonderful people in the community.

In order to show our deep appreciation for all the people that made The LAB Miami a platform for innovation, education, and meaningful connections throughout these two years, we willl provide you with groovy tunes & yummy treats.

Hope to see you there!