ConvergeSE, April 25-27

Check out this great workshop, ConvergeSE, that takes place in beautiful springtime in Columbia, South Carolina! TM Floyd & Company is proud to be the Day 1 lunch sponsor for this exciting event.

Over the course of three days you can dive into intense half and full day sessions, hop from venue to venue downtown taking in sessions on topics from design and development to business and marketing, and finally experience a full day of inspirational talks from an impressive array of speakers. In between all of that, we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to eat, drink and party with the speakers and other attendees.

Check out the full schedule especially Thursday’s awesome full day workshops.

This year we’re focusing on five areas. This captures the essence of Converge in that we want you to experience all of these, regardless of what you may do from day to day.

Design

Learn what it means to be a designer facing today’s challenges. Explore the responsive design landscape, sharpen your prototyping design skills and explore web typography.

Sponsored by
Mailchimp

Front-end Development

Dive into CSS with animations and some other killer techniques. Then get some in-depth experience exploring the responsive landscape as it relates to JavaScript and other performance issues.

Sponsored by
codepen

Development

Learn how to create Node.js backend systems and how to utilize CoffeeScript in your next project. Take a look at best practices for Integrating Identity Into Your App(s) and discover the advantages of a single programming language for web development.

Sponsored by
Harvest

Mobile

Explore RubyMotion and learn how to built apps with this revolutionary toolchain for iOS. Also uncover how to create an immersive mobile experience with your app.

Sponsored by
{e} house studio

Business & Marketing

Take a look at branding yourself and learning to balance clients and products in your business. Learn to break the rules you’ve setup for yourself and close more sales as well as ways to uncover new projects. Also, learn to look forward to Monday!

 

Our employees are running!

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the Olympia community will host it’s annual Olympia Fest. TM Floyd & Company is proud to be a sponsor of this great community event and encourages you to attend. We are also very excited to announce that many of our corporate staff will be running in the Quarry Crusher Run as part of a commitment to a healthier 2013. Good luck to all of the runners.

Olumpia Fest contains fun and entertainment for children, food, a rock quary run, and even fireworks! To learn more about this event, please visit www.olympiafest.com.

History of Olympia Fest:

To borrow a cliché, the Olympia Community Festival had a humble beginning.Olympialogo jpg small

In 2006, ministers and church members from four of the major churches in and around the Olympia community decided to put in to action an idea to rekindle interest in what once was a thriving and close-knit mill village. Their idea was to invite back to the community its beloved “alumni” for a day-long festival featuring music, food, vendors and tours of the historic village. Planners believed the festival also would show that the Olympia neighborhood, today a diverse and distinctive community, still has passion and energy.

Initially, a handful of dedicated organizers begin to pull together a plan for the festival. As word spread of the festival birth, other Olympia residents, formerresidents and friends of the historic community volunteered their time. Organizers picked an April weekend in 2007 for the debut and chose the common area in front of the beautiful Olympia Mill building for the festival site. There, the iconic World War I Doughboy – the bronze statue at Olympia Avenue and Whaley Street which was erected to honor Olympia’s military heroes from that war – would watch over the activities.

A unique and major event of the first festival was to be a 30-minute bus tour of the almost mile-deep Olympia rock quarry. Vulcan Stone, quarry owners and a generous sponsor to the festival from the beginning, made the tour a reality and it has become a popular attraction for festival attendees each year.

From the humbled beginnings in 2007, the festival has grown each year in attendance and scope, featuring some of the best local bands and artists. And while the festival will always welcome home those who grew up in the area and love the Olympia community, the organizers want the festival to claim its spot as one of Columbia’s most popular spring-time events.