Wyncode Academy is thrilled to host the eMerge Americas Hackathon and this year it is extra special, as we are launching a new model of collaboration between Web Developers and Product Designers. The theme of the Hackathon about technology that is ‘Connecting Miami to the world’, in hopes of fostering great collaboration and creating amazing technology that transcends. This event is sponsored by General Electric, Ultimate Software and Ford Motor Company.
Wyncode and it partners, Knight Foundation and Microsoft, are so excited and proud to announce the 3 fellows selected for our Spring Fellowship. After a thorough selection process from over a hundred applicants, a panel of judges selected: Calvin Mitchell, Yujailec Benitez and Ignacio Paricio. Upon completing the program these fellows will go on to join the teams of Lavu Inc and Watsco. Congratulations!
Every industry is now a tech industry. In such a competitive market, it is no surprise that big namesakes like UPS, Domino’s Pizza and even Goldman Sachs - are now considering themselves technology companies and are putting money behind growing their tech teams.
Prior to Wyncode, the bulk of my professional experience had been in the youth development and education sector. I was a full-time mentor and Program Manager for a non-profit in Boston, followed by a move to the classroom in Boston and later Miami. I am a proud Teach for America Alum (2014 cohort), having taught two years of high school history in Miami Gardens.
Inspire305 Inspiring a Smart City dug deep to find out how our community can come together to transform Miami into an inclusive smart city. The panel featured Miami innovators Joan Marie Godoy, Strategy & Impact Manager at Radical Parters, Saif Y. Ishoof, VP Engagement at FIU, Stephanie Sylvestre, Chief Programs Officer at The Children’s Trust, and our very own Juha Mikkola. The discussion was led by Chris Adamo of WhereBy.Us.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Microsoft Corp. announced investments in new programs on Thursday with the purpose of making South Florida’s talent pool more competitive in an increasingly technology-driven economy.