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FLCreatives October Newsletter

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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!

TEDxOrlando "Mixed Greens"

TEDxOrlando

Location

Garden Theatre
160 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407.877.4736
Oct 13 2012 12:00p - 6:00p

Delicious, delightful, eclectic, fresh. That's the program we're serving up on October 13, 2012, when we'll be showcasing a wonderful group of local and national speakers, each with an idea worth spreading.

We're planning a fun and fascinating afternoon designed to encourage connection and insight, provoke learning, and incubate bold plans for a better future. Please join us!

Tickets are $75 and available through the Garden Theatre box office (407.877.4736) or online. Tickets include reserved seating.

BarCamp TampaBay 2012

BarCamp TampaBay

Location

USF College of Business
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
Oct 13 2012 9:00a - 5:00p

We are proud to announce that the event will be a combined Barcamp and CodeCamp, hosted at the University of South Florida (USF). There will be many more announcements in the coming weeks. If you would like to be the first to know, be sure to sign up for our mailing list.

Coworking Space

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My wife and I are coming down to Cocoa Beach for two weeks this month.  I wanted to find out if anyone knew of a good spot to work from while I was there.  I looked on loosecubes.com and couldn't find any open desk spots, nor could I find any coworking spaces near by.  So, I'm looking to the community to see if anyone had any ideas.

NASA Hackathon in SanFran

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NASA held it's International Space Apps challenge in locations around the world, hoping to find solutions by letting hackers manipulate U.S. government data.The International Space Apps Challenge joined together over 2,000 people around the world in creating solutions of global importance related to spaceflight.

In addition to the 25 locations working on challenges around the world, the International Space Apps Challenge had one additional - and very unique - location: virtual participation. Virtual participants logged in from all over to connect with each other, connect with physical locations, form teams, and get to work.

Meeting Time: 
Tuesdays, All Day

Location

Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 Winter Park Rd
Winter Park, FL 32803
United States
180° 0' 0" N, 360° 0' 0" E
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