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Top 10 Reasons To Learn to Code In Miami
Written by wyncode on 17th April 2014, 12:35 PM
Puerto Rican street artist Ruben Luciano paints a boxing portrait of Hector Macho Camacho in Wynwood during Art Basel Miami
Go to coding school Miami! South Florida is home to one of the most buzzed about tech startup scenes in the country! The hype is real, and built upon the region’s strategic proximity to Latin America and Brazil, connections to Europe, venture capital investments, billion dollar acquisitions, succesful startups, tech incubators, many co-working spaces, mentorship programs, deep local pockets, support from local government, grant programs from major foundations, explosive creativity, unlimited networking opportunities, and an unmatched quality of life heralded the world over.
Jobs in coding are exploding. Learn to code and make your mark on the technological revolution. Here are the top ten reasons to go to coding school in Miami
10. The Wynwood Community
Wyncode Academy’s campus is located within The LAB Miami, a co-working space and startup incubator that FORBES says is “Turning South Florida Into The Next Startup Hub.” Surrounded by one of the world’s greatest collections of public street art murals, nearly one hundred art galleries, the City of Miami’s hippest bars, clubs, and restaurants, and an impressive concentration of startups, entrepreneurs, and incredibly valuable networking opportunities, Wyncode Academy is right in the heart of Miami’s most vibrant, creative, and technologically cutting edge community. And publications such as the New York Times have written about Wynwood too.
9. A Booming Tech Scene
The information technology and start-up scene in Miami has been booming over the last few years. Bloomberg Businessweek has covered the local tech landscape, and The Miami Herald, and The Associated Press have reported on the opening of Wyncode, as well as the growth of new tech companies and venture capital firms setting up shop in Miami. Municipal governments and business groups have been very supportive in this regard.
8. Successful Companies
Quite a few Miami tech companies made the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of the most dynamic American companies, including Touchsuite, Acordis and Mobile Insight. Additionally, companies like CareCloud, OpenPeak, Entopsis are on the cutting edge of tech, and a massive list of South Florida startups can be found at http://soflastartups.quora.com/
7. Giants Of Medical Tech
Cutting edge medical technology companies such as New Wave Surgical and Oncology Analytics are setting up shop in South Florida. And some of the biggest companies in the industry, such as MAKO Surgical are already here – and with good reason given the number of elderly retirees that call the Sunshine State home.
6. Neighbors Make Us Greater
South Florida has an incredibly active tech start-up culture. From Boca Raton to Downtown Miami and the Brickell Financial District, and everywhere in between, venture capital, profitable businesses, co-working spaces, incubators, and entrepreneurship abound.
5. So Many Jobs!
The job prospects for IT workers across South Florida are fantastic. According to the TechAmerica Foundation, nearly 68,000 workers were employed in the burgeoning Miami/Fort Lauderdale tech corridor in 2010, and that number has been growing steadily since. Truth be told, there are more job vacancies than there are job applicants. Coding talent is an extremely precious commodity in high demand.
4. Creative Class
Miami has always welcomed creativity and innovation in the music, fashion, art, and entertainment industries. The time has come for IT to tap into the creative streak of Miami, which is already hosting companies such as video game developer SkyJoy Interactive and fashion startup Fitting Room Social.
3. Non-Stop Networking
The tech start-up community in the Magic City has a great advantage. This is a part of the country where networking and social interaction are natural for business and can happen all year long. To this end, Miami is home to several IT conferences, meetups, and informal meetings that take place at least once or twice a week. For example, take a look at Refresh Miami, the leading local tech networker.
2. Latin American Connections
Miami is known as the international capital of Latin America, which makes the city a great home base for launching into the highly lucrative developing tech markets in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, and Costa Rica.
1. Location, Location, Location
The Magic City is home to miles of sunny beaches, great weather, exciting nightlife, great food, a diversity of cultures, and lots of other factors that make Miami one of the best places to enjoy quality of life. For more information about our coding bootcamp in Miami, contact us today. We’re here to answer any questions you have about starting a new career in our sunny city.