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8:26 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Cuban-American Programmers Build Vinyl-Collecting Social Network

Credit www.freedigitalphotos.net

Jose Pimienta and Osniel Gonzalez are vinyl aficionados. Growing up in Cuba, the childhood friends were surrounded by music, especially in vinyl and cassette format.

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.

Both Gonzalez and Pimienta have backgrounds in computer engineering so they decided to launch their own site based entirely on vinyl culture.

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Community Contributor
5:39 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Why I Moved To Miami And Other Techies Should, Too

Auston Bunsen's Miami apartment.

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.

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.

1. Affordability is the name of the game.

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Community Contributor
12:39 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Miami Job Fest: Solving Talent Retention Slowly But Surely

Talent retention is a hot topic.

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.

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Journalism
6:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Building Miami's Silicon Beach One Startup At A Time

A warm greeting on the wall of office space inside The Lab Miami.
Credit Marie Gilot

As classmates at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Wifredo Fernandez and Daniel Lafuente were “always cooking up ideas for businesses” that the pair dreamed of launching.

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Community Contributor
11:36 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Five Reasons To Hack For Change In Wynwood On Saturday

On Saturday and Sunday, The LAB Miami will host the first-annual 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. Or, as the national website puts it, “to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our society.”

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Community Contributor
2:01 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

After A Start At Dial-Up Speeds, Miami’s Tech Sector Gains Momentum

The downtown skyline has recovered from its post-boom depression, and that could lead to a tech sector expansion.
Credit Eric Barton

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.

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