You have stumbled on our little corner of the Internet - we have a so much time, so little to do - strike that, reverse it. Stick with us, and we'll make the future an awesome place to hang out. Learn more about Florida Creatives
The Brevard East Coast Creatives is a mashup of all sorts of creative, design, and code types of people whose business is working with businesses to help them communicate and brand themselves on the web or in print. We welcome liberal hippies and young conservatives alike. We welcome geeky code monkeys as well as artsy graphic designers. We welcome suit-and-tie marketing experts as well as hip trendy brand identity creators. We welcome firms, employees of companies, and freelancers alike. If you are community-minded and want to share ideas, experiences, meet the people working all around you in Brevard, then come hang out. No pressure. No forced presentations. No need to talk at all. Just listen. Or monopolize the conversation. We're small and really don't care either way. Get out of the house, the apartment, or the cubicle and come learn something new, share something crazy going on with a client, or meet someone who might be able to lend a helping hand (although probably not). Note to those invited to join: When you join, by clicking the "register" link on the upper right, you'll want to be sure to check the Brevard box in the Groups section of the registration signup. By default, everyone who joins Florida Creatives is a member of the overall state-wide group, but you have to manually select the individual sub-group(s) that you are interested in joining (such as our Brevard group here). All the subgroups of Florida Creative can be viewed here or by clicking on "Local Groups" at the top of the navigation menu on the left. Invite some others: If you are the manager or owner of a company, consider inviting all your coworkers or employees. They may want to meet others around town, too.
Interest in Drupal on Florida's Space Coast has been ignited! In response to overwhelming requests, DrupalEasy will present our full day beginner workshop in scenic Cocoa Village. Zero to Drupal is an information-rich, high-energy session perfect for those looking to start a career in Drupal, as well as designers, website developers/administrators, and even marketing professionals looking into Drupal to keep quality while cutting costs. This full day course covers the foundations, including all the steps to installing, getting up to speed, and learning the basics of using Drupal. Cost is $200. Seats are limited.
Have you been to Deland lately? You know, Stetson, antiques, cool bars, great walking town? Did you know they had their first BarCampDeland last weekend? I ended up seeing more people we know from the Brevard Space Coast Creatives group there, although Chad who is a regular at our Happy Hours in Orlando made it too. It was a really great event, with the $6 lunch coupons at any of the great downtown lunch spots, and especially a few awesome talks from: a filmmaker who visited India, a pro-photo couple, a sound hacker, a graphics programmer and an inspired designer. There were lots of other great talks, but at some point Kathryn and I decided to kick back on the porch of DaVinci's with a beer and recap my recent trip to the NYC Maker Faire. I was very glad to have met the organizer of the affair, Ray Villalobos. Serious Kudos goes to Ray and his whole team for a number of reasons, but also because I don't think I've ever seen so many babies at a BarCamp. :)
Another really awesome thing you missed recently was the Urban ReThink Broomstick Pony Derby. Please check out this awesome gallery from the Orlando Sentinel and video from the Orlando Weekly. This was one of the greatest displays of creativity, foolishness and poor athleticism I have ever been a part of. Can't wait until next year!
It's hard to believe we've been without our home at Crooked Bayou for almost two years now, though Hawker's, The Falcon and Gringos have been good to us. I got a tip from a fellow creative about a new cocktail bar called the Courtesy that's very near Gringos. He said the cocktails are fresh and exciting (they server beer and wine too, and make their own soda), and I figure if we get hungry then our favorite taco stand is just across Washington.
Happy Hour #71 at The Courtesy - Tweet it, share it, bring your cocktail snob friends!
The regular time and date: Monday, October 22nd, 6pm until 9-ish. Parking meters downtown are free after 6. Parking on Orange Ave is free after 7.
I'm always really excited to see awesome people doing so much great stuff here in our little state. I hope you are too.
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Join us at Cafe' Unique, 607 Florida Avenue, Cocoa, On September 28th, 2012 at 6pm for " An Intro to Microchip PIC and the Development Environment".
Bring your laptops and install MPLAB IDE v 8 prior to the meetup so you can follow along:
BarCamp Deland is an ad-hoc unconference event centered around technology. It aims to bring people together from different backgrounds like web-design, photography, graphic design, art, music, web-development and technology for cooperative learning. It's an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. When you come, be prepared to share.