October 1-2, 2016 | Orlando, FL
A conference for leaders of student tech clubs in Florida.
Floatie is a two day conference for students who believe in building a tech community at their Florida university. The goal of this conference is to connect student leaders across our Sunshine State in a movement to break university boundaries.
Let’s get together, bring Florida’s tech community organizers into one space, and start something great.
Welcome to Floatie.
Any student who holds a leadership position in a college tech organizations. Our key audience is anyone who is passionate about bringing like minded people together. Over the weekend, we will be bringing together all types of speakers to share their experiences in community building.
We have you covered from when you arrive Saturday morning to when you woefully depart on Sunday afternoon. If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know in your ticket registration.
We encourage carpooling. If your car has two or more total attendees you will be eligible to receive gas reimbursement. More details will be sent out closer to the event but be sure to save your receipts!
Over the weekend you will get to hear a variety of ideas and experiences through everything from keynotes to intimate discussion sessions. Check back closer to the event for a detailed schedule.
Check-in for the conference begins at 10 AM on Saturday the 1st and Opening Ceremonies will start at Noon. You can expect to leave around 3 PM on Sunday the 2nd.
No way. We mean it when we say ALL university tech enthusiasts. Every club, event, organization, or effort to bring people together.
We combed through the great landscape of Orlando’s Airbnb and found the swankiest of houses for you to spend your weekend at. Each house will be filled with attendees, so go ahead, sit around the table for breakfast, watch some TV, and enjoy that Florida sun.
The $35 student ticket includes housing for Saturday night as well as food throughout the weekend! If you are unable to cover your costs, we have a limited amount of GitHub Scholarships available. To apply, send us an email at email@example.com.
That’s incredible! No problem, this is the place to do it! Apply to become a speaker by filling out an application. We will update everyone by September 12th and will reach out to set up some pre-event calls to go over your talk.
Of course! Up until September 19th, after that date unfortunately we have made our purchases. However, you can transfer your ticket to someone else if you let us know.
The student developer community is burgeoning thanks to the leadership of groups like Florida Hackers. GitHub is proud to support Floatie, a regional conference for and by the leaders of student developer communities. Their organization and event serve as a model and inspiration for other regions to form their own interschool communities.
John Britton - Education Liason at GitHub
When you build community, you build capacity. You build a way forward. It takes community to get things done.
Lucas Lindsey - Executive Director at Domi