7 Orlando Tech Meetups To Help You Grow in September

Thanks to ODevs for all their effort to share DevFest Florida with the community. We’re so thankful for our partnership and their positive impact in Orlando.

Cool Developer Talks at ODevs in August

Aug 31st @7pm

Update: Thanks to my friend Dwane Hemmings for recording and sharing this awesome ODevs session. Check it out here.

Join us for the August ODevs meetup. Our speakers will delve into a wide range of topics, showcasing their profound knowledge, experience, and passion for their respective fields. From artificial intelligence to state machines.

Whether you’re a seasoned developer, an aspiring technologist, or someone simply curious about the latest trends in the tech world, this event is not to be missed.


Dr. Tracy Boyd

Dr. Tracy Boyd is a technology and leadership expert with 20+ years of experience and is the SBIR/STTR Coordinator & Outreach at Central Florida Tech Grove. She has played a pivotal role in driving technological innovation within technology startups, DOD government agencies, and large organizations Coca-Cola, Sony, Deloitte. She has led and architected large commercial technology programs, including an innovative 500 million healthcare cloud integration project spanning 100 different agencies. She has a deep understanding of emerging technologies and a track record of successful programs. Dr. Tracy loves tacos, books, and connecting with other technologists.


Patti Brownsord

Patti Brownsord co-owns Grounded With Data, a market research and data analytics firm. Besides playing with the data, her day-to-day existence is creating a lot of emails, marketing materials, blog posts, white papers, and research articles. Since learning about ChatGPT from that Ryan Reynold’s youtube video, where it created a Mint ad based on his “voice and tone,” she embraced Chatty (that’s her pet name for it) and immersed herself in all things AI. She excels at delivering insightful information in a clear and understandable manner. With a practical and analytical approach, she has a knack for simplifying complex processes into visually appealing models that people can easily convey to others. Patti holds an MBA & BA from the University of Central Florida, making her a versatile business analyst and creative marketing strategist. She is also the chair of the UCF Data Science Advisory Board.


Jenny Truong

Jenny is a lover of donuts and the lead of operations, as well as developer relations at Stately. She currently resides in Orlando and finds joy in helping others by sharing her knowledge on state management and other collaborative tools.

Learn more at https://www.meetup.com/orlandodevs/events/295239085/

Agile: The Gathering

Sep 6 @ 7pm

We invite you to gather with us at Grape and the Grain to enjoy quality community time together!

That is the whole plan. There is no agenda, no hook, this is a good old fashioned get together for the sake of getting together. Most of us are all still working remotely and, as such, opportunities to talk to other professionals face to face are few and far between. We can talk shop, about the weather, or anything in between. Whatever makes your soul happy and closer to those around you.

Come join and raise a glass – grape, grain, or otherwise – as we celebrate and fortify the wonderful community of people that make up Agile Orlando.* We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more at https://www.meetup.com/agile-orlando/events/294621780/

Virtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando

Sep 8 @7:30 am

Lean Coffee is a place to ask questions and share your stories of using agile and lean software approaches. We discuss any topics on Agile and Lean software development that are of interest to whomever is gathered.

Learn more at https://www.meetup.com/agile-orlando/events/295042986

Project Codex Social

Sept 7 @ 7pm

Project CodeX is back in action and ready to host in-person gatherings again!

Join us for a casual social gathering where you can meet, greet, and discuss related topics with fellow developers. Here we share our experience with software development tools, frameworks, programming languages, workflows, and best practices. Come Network and learn with us about software development jobs and skills that are in demand.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a hobbyist or a professional, you are welcome to join us and have fun. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge, improve your skills, and make new friends. See you there!
Learn more https://www.meetup.com/project-codex/events/294819826/


September 8-10th 2023

48 hours to rapid prototype game and simulations for Armed Forces. It is the collaborative innovation event to help keep those who put their lives on the line safer. It’s a hackathon to create innovative solutions around digital twins, metaverse environments, simulation, and gaming.


Add Machine Learning to Your Apps using TensorFlow.js

Tue, Sep 12, 7:00 PM (EDT)

All around us, developers now leverage machine learning capabilities in their applications to amplify human effort. Tensorflow enables developers to make mind-blowing capabilities like tracking your pose with a webcam, object detection using images, sentiment analysis in text, and computer-generated art/music. In this session, we’ll explore the opportunities for web developers to create “plug and play” machine learning experiences using TensorFlow.JS and related JavaScript libraries. We’ll explore ways that you can make an impact using pre-trained models from tfhub.dev. To learn more, check out https://www.tensorflow.org/js/ .

Speaker: Michael Rosario | Senior Software Engineer at DesignInteractive.NET

Building Conversational AI Mobile Apps

Tue, Sep 12, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Learn more GDG.Community.dev

🚀 Join us for a fun Flutter adventure! Discover the magic of AI as we delve into Google’s cutting-edge language model, Palm 2 API. Leo Farias, CEO of Concepta, will be unveiling a new Dart library that seamlessly connects your Flutter projects to the limitless power of large language models. In this interactive session, you’ll gain insights into Palm 2, dive into practical Flutter AI applications, and engage in vibrant discussions with fellow developers. Plus, enjoy networking, food, and community. Whether you’re a Flutter pro or just curious, don’t miss this chance to unlock the AI potential within Flutter. See you there for an unforgettable evening of Flutter and AI synergy! 🌴📲🍕

Speaker: Leo Farias, CEO of https://www.conceptatech.com/

Learn more GDG.Community.dev

Unleashing Innovation in Orlando

Sept 19th @ 7pm

Welcome back, Innovators!

Join Startup Weekend Orlando and Orlando Devs for a thought-provoking pre-event to Startup Weekend Orlando. This event is designed to offer insights and guidance to startup founders facing challenges in their innovation journey.

Learn more https://www.meetup.com/orlandodevs/events/295034133/

Photo Credit to Dan Estabrook

Join us for DevFest Florida – Oct 14

AI | Mobile | Web | Cloud | Community

DevFest Central Florida is a community-run one-day conference aimed to bring technologists, developers, students, tech companies, and speakers together in one location to learn, discuss and experiment with technology.

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