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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.

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Zero To Drupal Space Coast

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Location

Cocoa Village Civic Center
430 Dellanoy Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Community or Meetup: 
Nov 10 2012 8:30a - 5:30p

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.

FLCreatives October Newsletter

BarCamp Deland
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I posted the very first Florida Creatives Newsletter to MailChimp today. Register for FLCreatives.com or go subscribe!

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 Indiaa pro-photo couplea sound hackera 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. :)

Broomstick PonyAnother 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!

This month's Orlando Happy Hour: 10/22 at The Courtesy

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.

Other Events this Month

This weekend:

  • Sat 10/13, 1pm - 6pm
    TEDx Orlando: Mixed Greens
    Garden Theatre, Winter Garden
    Just like the real TED but cheaper at $75, organized by Dave Casey (of Familab and Mini Maker Faire) and friends.
  • Sat 10/13, 9am - 5pm
    BarCamp TampaBay (plus CodeCamp)
    USF School of Business, Tampa
    TampaBay always has an ambitious plan for their event, and the venue is really stellar. Make it if you can!

Coming soon:

  • Thu 10/18, 7pm
    Orlando Tech Meetup
    Envy Labs, The Plaza, Orlando
    I was glad to see Patrick's app Bhavanga launch last month, and the announcement that the 20th floor would soon house a startup work space.
  • Sat 10/20, 9am - 6pm
    DrupalCamp South Florida
    Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale
    Drupal is not just for cultists; the White House, Martha Stewart, Greenpeace and Ozzie Osbourne all use it, as well as FLCreatives.
  • Sat 10/20, midnight
    Trash Cinema 101: Night of the Living Dead
    The Venue, Virginia Dr, Orlando
    Logan Donahoo loves trashy movies - think: John Waters. Throw in some daemonic pixie dust, and booze for good measure.
  • Wed 10/24, 6-9pm
    Artisan Night Market by The Daily City
    Waterford Lakes Town Center
    Art and Culture in East Orlando? Food Trucks? Only Mark Baratelli has the guts and talent to pull it off and keep my attention.
  • 10/26 - 10/28
    GiveCamp Orlando
    FullSail University, Winter Park
    A charity hackathon that lasts a whole weekend. This is their second year, so pay attention. Go get your elbows dirty with these geeks.
  • 11/3, 1pm - ?
    ELLA Music Festival
    The ACRE, Edgewater Drive, College Park
    Florida Women Making Art and Music, which is a real treat every year. Robert and his crew are top-notch entertainers.
  • 11/9 - 7pm
    Accidental Music Fest presents Deerhoof
    The Plaza Live, Bumby, Orlando
    Chris Belt brings you contemporary (pop) composers, here in your backyard. Openers are Levek and Telethon
  • 11/9 - 11/11
    Startup Weekend Orlando
    Voxeo, The Plaza, Orlando
    Orange Ave and downtown will get pitched by these enthusiastic and creative entrepreneurs. The best part? You are one of them too.

Ongoing:

  • 9/20 - 10/18
    Packet Switching Art Show
    Center for Emerging Media, Livingston, Orlando
    Artists and Architects created pieces based on the theme of Packets from, you know, the Internet.
  • 10/12 - 10/31
    Phantasmagoria III by Empty Spaces Theatre Co
    Orlando Shakes Center, Loch Haven Park, Orlando
    Edgar Allen Poe, Berthold Brecht, Amanda Palmer and Jim Henson had a baby, and he has been putting on this show every Halloween for 3 years now.
  • 10/15 - 10/28
    Passport to Ivanhoe Village by Yelp
    Lake Ivanhoe, AKA Antique Row, Orlando
    Celebrating (and infiltrating!) Ivanhoe Village via cool & creative ways to connect people with great local businesses
  • 10/18 - 11/9
    Handmade Puppet Dreams by IBEX
    CityArts Factory, Pine St, Orlando
    Every year Heather Henson and crew gather some of the best puppets and spooky sculptures, usually part of the Orlando Puppet Festival.

Always worth checking out

Interesting links

I'm always really excited to see awesome people doing so much great stuff here in our little state. I hope you are too.

Want your event to get mentioned here? It is free to post events to FloridaCreatives.com so get off your butt and do it already!

Intro to Microchip PIC and the Development Environment

Location

Cafe' Unique
607 Florida Avenue
Cocoa, FL
Phone: 772-643-4446
Community or Meetup: 
Sep 28 2012 6:00p - 9:30p

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:

Intro to Python

Location

Cafe' Unique
607 Florida Avenue
Cocoa, FL
Phone: 772-643-4446
Community or Meetup: 
Aug 24 2012 6:00p

Join us at Cafe' Unique, 607 Florida Avenue, Cocoa, On August 24th, 2012 at 6pm for "An Introduction to Python". I have some books to give away thanks to O'reilly Media.

BarCamp Deland

BarCamp Deland

Location

Downtown Deland
110 Indiana Avenue
Deland, FL
Oct 06 2012 9:00a - 5:00p

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.

Founding Date: 
06/20/2008
Meeting Time: 
Monthly

Location

SunShoppe
540 E. New Haven Ave. http://www.sunshoppecafe.com/
Melbourne, FL 32901
United States
180° 0' 0" N, 360° 0' 0" E
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