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October 1-2, 2016 | Orlando, FL

A conference for leaders of student tech clubs in Florida.

What is Floatie?

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.

A rising tide lifts all boats

Let’s get together, bring Florida’s tech community organizers into one space, and start something great.

Welcome to Floatie.

Where is Floatie?

Floatie will be held at the historic Church Street Exchange, located in the heart of beautiful Orlando, Florida.
Throughout the weekend, we will be holding events in the Main Atrium, as well as Canvs (a coworking space) and the Orlando Iron Yard.

Church Street

101 S. Garland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

Event Schedule

Day 1  /  October 1st

  • 10:00am Check-in Begins
  • 11:30am Opening Ceremony
  • 1:00pm Lunch
  • 7:00pm Dinner

Day 2  /  October 2nd

  • 7:00am Breakfast Begins
  • 9:30am Conference Resumes
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 2:30pm Closing Ceremony
  • 3:00pm Farewell

See The Full Schedule

Cool, but I have a couple questions (FAQs)

Who is Floatie for?

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.

What about travel to the conference?

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!

What kind of talks with there be during the event?

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.

When should I arrive and depart from Orlando?

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.

So Floatie is organized by Florida Hackers. Is it all about hackathons?

No way. We mean it when we say ALL university tech enthusiasts. Every club, event, organization, or effort to bring people together.

Where will I be staying for the weekend?

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.

How much does Floatie cost?

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 hello@floridahackers.com.

What if I want to lead a discussion or speak?

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.

Darn I can’t go? Can I get a refund?

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.

Floatie is made possible
by these amazing supporters: