CODE FOR FORT LAUDERDALE: Civic hackers welcome at OpenTechNight at General Provision, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. codeforftl.org
MIT@MDC: A talk about “Innovation Happens Everywhere,” a talk by Jose Estabil, director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the MIT Skoltech Initiative, noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mitmdc-innovation-happens-everywhere-jose-estabil-mit-tickets-15451660332
BUSINESS PLAN BOOTCAMP: Hear from the experts on what should be in a great short business plan and pitch to investors, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center (building 3, 2nd floor). Free but sign up at http://hrld.us/bootcamp.
INNOVATION & ENGINEERING WEEKEND: A series of events for all ages at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science with the theme “Building the City of the Future,” Thursday through Sunday, Friday, Feb. 19-22. The events culminate with a weekend festival of technology, green solutions, and interactive activities. www.miamisci.org/iefrost or call 305-646-4200.
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UHACK HACKATHON: College and high school students across South Florida are invited to compete in UHack Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22 at the University of Miami Student Activities Center. Theme: Making life better. To register: http://coe.miami.edu/uhack2015/
TWO SCORE WORKSHOPS: SCORE Miami-Dade presents “Building Your Brand,” 9:30 to noon, and “Protecting Your Tradmarks,” 12:30 to 2:30, both on Saturday, Feb. 21, The Innovation Center at UMLSTP, 1951 NW 7th Ave., 1st floor, Miami. More info: miamidade.score.org
BLACK TECH WEEK: A weeklong series of events celebrating innovators of color and tech innovation with speakers from around the globe, Feb. 23-28, Miami Dade College North Campus. More info and tickets: blacktechweek.com
Read more about plans for Black Tech Week as well as the Frost Science Museum’s Innovation & Engineering Weekend and two hackathons happening on the same day on the Starting Gate blog, MiamiHerald.com/business