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    Arts

    Don't miss National YoungArts Week 2015

    Dec. 24, 2014, 1:50 p.m., Posted by Knight Foundation

    Note: This article is cross-posted from YoungArts.org

    During National YoungArts Week, which takes place in Miami each year, approximately 170 YoungArts Finalists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors in their field. Each night these talented young artists will wow audiences through performances, film screenings, an art exhibition, writers’ readings and a jazz combo performance. It’s not to be missed! 

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    Don't miss National YoungArts Week 2015

    Dec. 24, 2014, 8:19 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    During National YoungArts Week, which takes place in Miami each year, approximately 170 YoungArts Finalists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors in their field. Each night these talented young artists will wow audiences through performances, film screenings, an art exhibition,...

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    Communities

    Wyncode plans to expand to Fort Lauderdale

    Dec. 23, 2014, 2:47 p.m., Posted by Jenna Buehler

    Above: Winners of the third Wyncode pitch showcase say they’re excited to be alumni of the nine-week code bootcamp founded by Juha Mikkola (left) and Johanna Mikkola (right). Raymond Braaf and Todd Metheny pitched Interque, a technical Q&A crowdsourcing platform, to a crowd of 200. Photo by Jenna Buehler.

    Miami’s first coding bootcamp has become so successful that its founders plan to expand to Fort Lauderdale.

    That news emerged Thursday from Wyncode Pitch Day Tres hosted at The LAB Miami in Wynwood.

    The pitch day introduced 21 new coders to the local tech community, the third class to complete the program. Since the launch of the nine-week code curriculum in May, the school has connected 96 percent of its graduates -- who had no previous coding experience -- with jobs in the region’s growing tech scene.

    Co-founders Juha and Johanna Mikkola said that because of the success of their 51 graduates and the receptiveness of local hiring partners they plan to expand Wyncode Academy to Fort Lauderdale in 2015.

     

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