Join Mayor Buddy Dyer for his 2017 State of the City address at 10:30 a.m. This video is a live feed provided by the City of Orlando. The address is a moment for the Mayor to reflect on accomplishments and to...
The Iron Yard (Website) made an announcement on their blog on July 20, HERE, that they would be closing all of their campuses. The announcement stated that decision was made by the national coding school's board, and that all operations would...
The Orlando Tech Association (Website) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce (Website) are launching a weekend-long civic hackathon event. A civic hackathon is when creative problem solvers in the non-profit, business, and tech communities come together to engage in...
A solar eclipse will be occurring on August 21, 2017, and to commemorate the event, the United States Postal Service is issueing a special Total Eclipse of the Sun postage stamp. The Orlando Science Center will be one of...
SPONSORED: As you probably realize, your branding is an essential part of having a successful business or organization. You should always ask yourself, “How does my audience perceive and experience my business?” or “What does my website, print material,...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The City of Orlando is looking to fill multiple Applications Developer positions. The full time municipal tech jobs pay between $42,161 to $70,720 depending on qualifications. The jobs are divided into five distinct levels; from entry-level to the most experienced. Those...
SPONSORED: The Orlando Science Center (Facebook | Website) is hosting a  Summer Kick-Off Sale, a flash sale on annual memberships. For a limited time, just today and tomorrow (Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10), the Science Center will be...
The City of Orlando has just launched a prototype website, alpha.orlandofl.gov, in an effort to test and update their online services. Services that are currently available on the website include: Reporting a Problem: Let the City know when you see...
First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
The 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship will be held at the Amway Center, from August 9-13. Call of Duty is a popular first-person shooter video game series that has made its way into the eSports industry, where people...
On May 7, Lake Eola Charter School students launched a Mars landing simulation project, in the middle of Fashion Square Mall. The 45-hour project is part of STEP; a two-year Space, Technology, and Engineering Program, that teaches students about space...
EDIT: City Hall, Public Safety, and Public Works have all been connected to the service. The City of Winter Park has also already begun extending the service to the Community Center, Civic Center, golf course, and the cemetery. Next...
Public-interest information exchange website, Planetizen, provides a series of free online video-lectures on urban planning, design, and development. One of their available courses is on Tactical Urbanism and is taught by Mike Lydon, Principal of the group, Street Plans Collaborative...
After nine years of business in Orlando, Doorstep Delivery has merged with The Bite Squad. The merger happened in late March. Doorstep will now have access to an improved customer service platform, better tech, and mobile apps, in the hopes...
The City of Winter Park has launched a new app to better serve its residents. The Ask Winter Park app will allow users to report potholes, broken street lights, janky sidewalks, or any other infrastructure issue that should be addressed...
NASA will host their 48-hour International Space Apps Challenge at the Guidewell Innovation Center on the weekend of April 29. Participants will collaborate to solve challenges posed by NASA scientists like designing interactive space gloves, or processing clean water...
The National Transportation Noise Map tracks trends in transportation-related noise, including aviation and highway noise, and is part of the National Transportation Atlas Database (Website). The data is hoped to aid policy makers when making decisions based on noise-related transportation...
According to local transit watchdog blog, SunRail Riders (Website), the commuter train leadership team is considering switching away from ticket vending machines, in favor of a mobile payment app. There have been a number of hiccups lately with the ticketing...
A new service is turning texts into faxes for lawmaking decision makers, with the hit of a button. Resistbot (Website) is a free service that allows users to reach out to politicians across the country, by transcribing their texts into...
The University of Central Florida Student Government Association has partnered with Uber to provide discounted ride rates between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All trips must fall within a given boundary, shown...
A new Orlando-based website has been launched that takes a close look at the world of LGBTQ video game news. The Gaymer will share all LGBTQ-related news in the video game industry. Stories covered so far include "5 video game daddies...
Orlando Venues is requesting approval from the City of Orlando for funds to purchase upgrades for their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Venues are asking for $121,371.55 from the City to purchase upgrades which will provide full coverage to the Amway...
Ikea has launched a new gift registry service online HERE, as well as on Android and iOS apps. Users can now simply scan product bar codes in the store with their app or manually enter the numbers into the website at...
Image via SmartCitiesCouncil.com Orlando and five other Smart Cities have been selected as part of the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The challenge will allow the City of Orlando to receive mentorship on how build their comprehensive smart city plan...