The non-profit Code for Miami invites you to volunteer alongside developers, designers, data nerds and political leaders working to help Miami-Dade County government and civic organizations adopt open web technologies. While Code for America Brigade members are always welcome to Code for Miami, coding experience is not required to participate. The event is Mondays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The LAB Miami. Be there or you’re not a square.
The heat has returned to Miami with force. The construction workers doing demolitions or putting up condos are sweating under their hardhats and orange vests here in Wynwood. Inside, the natural light infuses the LAB but it is cool, cool, cool. Pairs and trios and singles speak mainly in English, in Spanish, in a mix of the two, or seek isolation in stereo headphones.
Hey all you hip cats and cool chicks. New Orleans is preparing to host The Idea Village for their 6th New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, to take place March 22-28 in downtown N’orlins.
Start-ups will compete for venture funding and angel investors in 16 capital competitions. The best part: free seminars, free one-on-one counseling, free workshops and possibly even free booze.
If you’d like, you can register here.
Leigh Stein courtesy of Le Poisson Rouge
Poet, novelist and NYC public schools poetry teacher Leigh Stein graced Miami with her presence, giving a reading at The LAB Miami on Jan. 18 brought to us by University of Wynwood/O, Miami. Dressed in a kick-ass Japanese kimono jumpsuit, Stein read poems from Dispatch From The Future (Melville House, 2012) inspired by the 1970s computer game The Oregon Trail, Eat Pray Love, Twilight, The Bachelor and spinning class, among other contemporary themes. “I like to feel included in poetry, and the pop culture references seem to get people who wouldn’t otherwise read poetry to read poetry,” she said. Curious? You should be. Find out more about the writer and her writing here.