Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Silicone Bitch: February is Bangin' in Miami!

News and notes about the South Florida social media and blogging scene, with a little tech thrown in for good measure. And maybe some other random events, too.

Photo by Rosaura Ochoa on Flickr.

Sex and the Beach is slowly coming out of a brief hiatus and is happy to report that the social media and tech season is starting out with a huge bang this month.

HeartCamp (organized by yours truly) was a smash success this past weekend in Fort Lauderdale and set the tone for a month of great events. Visit HeartCamp on Facebook for follow-up coverage.

OK, so here we go!

Social Media Club South Florida follows TONIGHT February 7 with a surely controversial session featuring recently-arrested photojournalist Carlos Miller of Photography Is Not a Crime. Social Media, Protests and Citizen Journalism takes place at 7 PM at The Stage in the Design District with additional panelists Janie Campbell of The Huffington Post, Jared Goyette, Online Producer at The Miami Herald and Founder and Producer of Open Media Miami, as well as Muhammed Malik, Co-Producer, Let’s Talk About It Radio (880 AM).

Next week presents a trifecta, traditionally known as Tech Week Miami.

Social Media Week Miami starts on Monday February 13 as part of a week-long global movement. Sessions featuring many local social media thought leaders will be at the Arsht Center and other venues all week. Best of all -- most events are free, but make sure to register.

Members of the Miami Rat Pack will be presenting on Thursday, February 16 at 2:30 PM on Keeping Social Media Real and Organic, followed by a free tweetup later that day organized by Soul of Miami. (Details to follow on the tweetup.)

WordCamp Miami is even better this year with not one, but two days of informative topics on everything WordPress at the University of Miami. Friday, February 17 is dedicated to beginners while Saturday, February 18 is for all -- newbies to developers. Get your ticket soon.

The weekend continues with BarCamp Miami on Sunday, February 19 at the beautiful new Little Haiti Cultural Center. Who should be there?
  • Anyone working on a new startup that wants to get some great feedback.
  • Anyone looking for talent. Anyone talented looking for work.
  • Anyone looking to invest in brilliant new ideas.
  • Anyone looking to find partners for their brilliant new ideas.
  • Anyone who wants to practice a presentation s/he is working on.
  • Anyone who has a passion for blogging, wikis, design, coding and the web in general.
  • Everyone is welcome. Everyone is encouraged to present.
  • BarCamp is totally free and an excellent source of what is hot, new and upcoming.
Tickets are free but registration is suggested. Sponsorships are kindly appreciated as well.

Geeky goodness continues February 24-25 when Superconf comes to the Miami Beach Convention Center. SuperConf 2012 is where web development and entrepreneurship converges with 9 startups and 8 speakers over 2 days.

It doesn't stop after this month of geek love. Save the dates: Hispanicize, a conference for Latino trendsetters, April 11-13 in Miami; Foursquare Day Miami on April 16 (details to follow); and SheCon, a Florida-founded blogger's conference in Orlando, May 25-27.

By the way, yours truly is presenting at Social Media Week, WordCamp, BarCamp, Hispanicize and SheCon. Whew ... hope to see you there!

Did I miss any events? Feel free to list them in the comments section.

1 comment:

Lisa D. Sparks said...

Thanks for the heads up about SuperConf, Hispanicize and SheCon. Looking forward to all the events next week and beyond! Loving our powerful community!