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CODE ART MIAMI I Digital Art Exhibition & Speaker Symposium
February 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Students, parents, educators, and members of the tech community are encouraged to attend the inaugural Code Art Miami event hosted by MAGIC at MDC Wolfson Campus. Code Art Miami is a collaboration between local Girls Who Code Clubs and CODeLLA, a non-profit organization teaching coding and tech skills to Latinas from underserved communities. Code Art Miami seeks to inspire more girls to code. Student digital and 3D-printed art will be displayed throughout MAGIC’s facility. Winners of an “art through code” competition for girls in grades 4-12 will be announced at the event. There will be also be a speaker program. It will include a one-on-one interview with Mary Spio, founder of Next Galaxy Corp, a Miami-based virtual reality company. This will be followed be a panel of local leaders — including Josie Goytisolo (CODeLLA), Felecia Hatcher (Code Fever), Willie Avendano (Wynwood Maker Camp), and Cristy Charters (FIU) — who are working to promote coding to young people. A silent auction will be held featuring unique art and tech-related items. Offerings include two NEW pieces created just for this event. A painting by world-renowned South Florida native Ahol, and a limited-edition print by London-based artist Ryca. There will be a raffle to win a one-week summer camp scholarship at MAGIC for ages 14-19 and family-friendly MAGICal experiences in the venue’s green screen capture studio and sound recording studio. Net proceeds will fund scholarships for women enrolled in MDC’s gaming or animation program.