A Sea of Techies

In the fall of 2012, Tiger Direct celebrated the launch of Windows 8 and its OEM computer lines by hosting its inaugural Tech Bash. The event, filled with food and drink, hosted more than 4,000 folks eager to witness the operating system’s new features. In the spring of 2013, the company blended a training symposium with a tech summit and showcased 50 vendors in a trade-show style for more than 1,500 businesses and consumers. Again, food and drink accompanied it. Having noticed the popularity of these events in addition to the stranglehold that technology has on everyday life, the company made the obvious choice of combining the showcase styles. With a renewed focus, Tiger Direct, a Miami giant of rebate marketing in electronics and technology goods, has partnered with the Miami Marlins for an even bigger bash that will be filled with innovation, emerging technologies, and interactive entertainment that will be showcased by numerous vendors. There will be a specific interest in the integration of music and art, as well as live and hands-on demonstrations. With many products available for purchase, it’s no coincidence this event will take place before the holiday season rears its ugly head upon consumers. Don’t be the fool left behind holding an abacus while the rest of the block gets the latest gadgets. If you can ignore the horrid home-run sculpture in center field, you don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the iconic beauty of Marlins Park, and with the space provided, you’ll certainly won’t feel like you’ve been trapped in a Black Friday vortex. Admission to Tiger Direct’s 3rd Annual Tech Bash is free this Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at Marlins Park (501 Marlins Way, Miami). Call 305-480-1300 or visit tigertechbash.com.
Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m., 2014
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