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Two Orlando tech training startups featured in NYT

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Our friends in downtown Orlando were featured in a New York Times blog today:

Coding Start-Ups Compete for Booming Market by Jessica Bruder:

If you build it, they will code.

The Space is not the Community

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A coworking space in New York, NY recently found out their lease is up on May 1st - not a lot of time to find a new home in the big city. In the mean time, they're looking for temporary space for 12-25 people.

This reminds me a lot of what Orlando does right now on Tuesdays, but they have to do it every day, until further notice, and their community is used to paying for a chair in a space, traveling to the office, holding meetings, going to community events, etc.

This is a real test of community strength. Could we do this for a month, while waiting for Urban Think to open? 3 months? Six?

They also mention the BREAKOUT festival:

Give Your Creative Projects a Kickstart

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I heard about Kickstarter on a podcast interview with board member and contributor Andy Baio recently, and I am blogging about it as soon as I could. It's a way to get micro-investors for just about any project you would like to carry out, but can't afford to. Andy's project is to create an 8-bit tribute to Miles Davis called "Kind of Bloop".

From Andy Baio's blog: Kickstarter Launches!

Investing in Infrastructure for the Arts

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Fractured Atlas is: a non-profit organization that provides services and support to artists and arts organizations. Also: a community of over 50,000 artists and arts groups from every discipline across the country and around the world.

(from the Fractured Atlas blog:

Adam Forest Huttler | Dec 16, 2008

The Economist recently had a short piece about the opportunities and pitfalls in Obama’s plan to make massive investments in infrastructure projects. The writer observes that the US has historically underinvested in infrastructure, while the projects that are carried out are funded in a haphazard manner through Congressional member items with little or no federal oversight or planning.

In our current rush to stimulate the economy by funding many projects as quickly as possible, it's more important than ever that we have a coherent strategy to ensure that infrastructure spending is really an investment in economic growth instead of just a way to provide some short-term jobs. Part of that strategy should include targeted investments aimed at bolstering the creative sector.

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