LAB Miami http://wlrn.org en Cuban-American Programmers Build Vinyl-Collecting Social Network http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-american-programmers-build-vinyl-collecting-social-network <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jose </span>Pimienta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Osniel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gonzalez are vinyl aficionados. Growing up in Cuba, the childhood friends were surrounded by music, especially in vinyl and cassette format.</span></p><p>They wanted to share records -- and their love for them -- with the online community but soon found themselves swamped only with social media posts that were irrelevant to vinyl collecting.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:26:01 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 27155 at http://wlrn.org Cuban-American Programmers Build Vinyl-Collecting Social Network Why I Moved To Miami And Other Techies Should, Too http://wlrn.org/post/why-i-moved-miami-and-other-techies-should-too <p>A lot of my friends in the San Francisco Bay area (looking at you, Adam), New York and Seattle often ask me "why I still live in Miami." This post will, hopefully, explain why I love Miami so much as a Web developer and entrepreneur.</p><p>When I refer to "Miami," I mean the downtown area, where everything is walkable or dense -- not Miami Beach, North Miami, Coral Gables or South Florida.</p><p><strong>1. Affordability is the name of the game.</strong></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:39:15 +0000 Auston Bunsen 22924 at http://wlrn.org Why I Moved To Miami And Other Techies Should, Too The Miami Job Fest: Solving Talent Retention Slowly But Surely http://wlrn.org/post/miami-job-fest-solving-talent-retention-slowly-surely <p>Talent retention is a hot topic.</p><p>It seems like every group and organization in South Florida is working on a formula to reverse the ‘brain drain’, stop the ‘intellectual exodus’ or prevent the ‘mind migration’. With solutions that range from online resources and job boards to skills-based training and data collection on Miami’s talent pool, there is no deficiency of great ideas.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:39:21 +0000 Danny LaFuente 20313 at http://wlrn.org The Miami Job Fest: Solving Talent Retention Slowly But Surely Building Miami's Silicon Beach One Startup At A Time http://wlrn.org/post/building-miamis-silicon-beach-one-startup-time <p>As classmates at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Wifredo Fernandez and <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/five-reasons-hack-change-wynwood-saturday" target="_blank">Daniel Lafuente</a> were “always cooking up ideas for businesses” that the pair dreamed of launching.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jan Lauren Boyles 15411 at http://wlrn.org Building Miami's Silicon Beach One Startup At A Time Five Reasons To Hack For Change In Wynwood On Saturday http://wlrn.org/post/five-reasons-hack-change-wynwood-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">On Saturday and Sunday,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://thelabmiami.com/" style="line-height: 1.5; " target="_blank">The LAB Miami</a><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;will host the first-annual</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;Hack for Change: Miami as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. The event endeavors to bring together citizens in the spirit of collaboration to develop new technological solutions for some our country’s oldest problems. Tue, 28 May 2013 15:36:53 +0000 Danny Lafuente 14617 at http://wlrn.org Five Reasons To Hack For Change In Wynwood On Saturday After A Start At Dial-Up Speeds, Miami’s Tech Sector Gains Momentum http://wlrn.org/post/after-start-dial-speeds-miami-s-tech-sector-gains-momentum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the height of the construction boom in 2006, Miami sprouted the second-fastest growing skyline in the world, behind Dubai. You could count over 70 cranes crowding each other out, like a tower of steel giraffes voraciously feeding on concrete.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:01:31 +0000 Alex de Carvalho 10861 at http://wlrn.org After A Start At Dial-Up Speeds, Miami’s Tech Sector Gains Momentum