The LAB Miami is officially founded by Wifredo Fernandez, Danny Lafuente and Elisa Rodriguez-Vila in a 700 sqft space in The Wynwood Building, with desks created out of $300 worth of wood and shipping pallets. LAB originally stood for Love, Art & Business. Among its first members were local Wynwood celebrities: photographer Catalina Ayubi, Shaun Abrahamson – Founder of Urban.Us, Ernie Hsiung of Code for Miami and Willie Avendano, Founder of Zero1.
The LAB teams up with The Knight Foundation and a group of local angel investors to expand to a 10,000 sq ft warehouse where it lives today.
The LAB hosts the first ever Telefonica/Wayra Accelerator Global Demo Day. The LAB receives a Knight Arts Challenge Award to organize Miami’s first Art Hackathon.
The LAB opens its new doors to members with its event Cirque du CoWork
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The LAB produces Miami’s first Ruby on Rails 10-week bootcamp, taught by local trainers Bryce Kerley, Josef Diago & Willie Avendano.
On June 6, 2013, thousands of people from across the United States gathered for National Day of Civic Hacking. The event brought together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better. They collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.
The LAB & MIA Made produce the first ever Miami Mini Maker Faire, now an annual event celebrating makerism and DIY culture.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
Wyncode launches first licensed coding academy in the State of Florida
Wynwood Maker Camp launches, providing a new type of techie summer camp for kids age 7-14.
The first summer camp in South Florida focused on teaching STEAM to our students.