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IAAPA returns to high-energy conference after pandemic slump

When Brandon Naids was a kid, growing up in Central Florida, he wanted to design rollercoasters. He became a ride operator at Universal Studios and...

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Techstars accelerator chooses Orlando’s Fluix for inaugural class

Techstars accelerator program in Tennessee has chosen Orlando-based Fluix for its first-ever class, which starts this week.

Theme parks

IAAPA’s return full of big announcements, deals … and bubbles

Every year, the theme park industry comes to Orlando for a weeklong visualtour de force. This year, for the first time, Orlando Tech News attended...

Consumer News

At Synapse, Orlando signals emergence in gaming, VR

Falcon's Beyond has existed more than 20 years in Orlando. But its evolution over time has signaled a trend that has the city's gaming companies ready to lean into natrual trends.

Gaming News

Former NFL lineman settles in as producer of Orlando-built EA classic Madden

Clint Oldenburg's summers have changed dramatically in the last decade. Instead of heading to an NFL training camp, hoping to win a job on...

virtual and augmented

At Synapse, Orlando signals emergence in gaming, VR

Falcon's Beyond has existed more than 20 years in Orlando. But its evolution over time has signaled a trend that has the city's gaming companies ready to lean into natrual trends.

Hackathons and Events

Synapse CEO: Florida’s regions should keep own identity while collaborating

Brian Kornfeld cringes whenever he hears that any ecosystem strives to be the “next Silicon Valley.” What they should be doing, he said, is capitalizing...

Accelerators

Orlando firm pivots, then lands in Techstars Atlanta

The decision was not an easy one for Brandon Storms. After building a startup that revolved around creating a services marketplace in Orlando, the entrepreneur...

The Metacenter

Unity, Orlando Economic Partnership unveil digital twin downtown

The Orlando Economic Partnership partnered with Unity to create the first "digital twin" of a U.S. city and unveiled the work at an event on Wednesday.

Universities

UCF programming team heading to world finals

Don’t get UCF sophomore computer science major Daniel West wrong. He’s excited for his upcoming internship with the social media giant Facebook. How could he...

early education

Orange County high schools latest training grounds for entrepreneurs

High schools in Central Florida have started doing more deliberate programming for budding entrepreneurs.

VR & AR

IAAPA’s return full of big announcements, deals … and bubbles

Every year, the theme park industry comes to Orlando for a weeklong visualtour de force. This year, for the first time, Orlando Tech News attended...

OTN SUNDAY CHATS

OTN Sunday Chats: CEO tells how Datanautix landed Red Lobster as a client

DATANAUTIX CEO SANJAY PATEL The Winter Springs data analytics company Datanautix’ website boldly asks business owners: “Ready to read your customers’ minds?” Well, it doesn’t exactly...

Military

Hackathon vets build video games for armed forces: ‘This is my sporting event’

Indienomicon Foundation's Armed Forces Jam drew dozens of developers and game builders to tackle military-presented challenges in one weekend.

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