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Connect to Create, Opening Keynote, Susie Wee VP & CTO (DevNet Create 2018) [RJOVenturesInc.com]


Connect to Create, Opening Keynote, Susie Wee VP & CTO (DevNet Create 2018). Featured at RJO Ventures, Inc.


The world is connected—in more ways than one. We connect to create communities. We connect to build, protect and defend. And, as a developer, you are constantly connecting things—data sources, platforms and devices—and tools—microservices, machine learning and cloud platforms—to create the best application you possible can. Join Susie Wee, VP and CTO and Mandy Whaley, Director of Developer Experience, Cisco DevNet, as they discuss, through demos and guests, how you can connect to create the next generation of enterprise applications while building a secure and agile DevOps practice.

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Barack & Michelle Obama Sign Netflix Production Deal [RJOVenturesInc.com]

Barack & Michelle Obama Sign Netflix Production Deal. Featured at RJO Ventures, Inc.

Netflix has secured a deal with President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies for the streaming service. Its stated that they will potentially work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films and features.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” said Michelle Obama. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”

Miami to Orlando in 26 minutes: proposed Hyperloop One train moving forward [RJOVenturesInc.com]

Miami to Orlando in 26 minutes: proposed Hyperloop One train moving forward. Featured at RJO Ventures, Inc.com

In September, Hyperloop One selected a proposed Miami-to-Orlando route as one of global 10 winners, where finalists vied to compete for the rights to build the ultra-fast transportation system in the U.S. The 257-mile route normally takes about three hours by car but would reduce travel time to about twenty-six minutes, the company says.

Hyperloop transportation uses a magnetically-levitated train inside of a low-pressure tube, giving the train the ability to potentially travel as fast as an airplane, the Miami Herald reports. The so-called “bullet” train could move both cargo and people in “pods.”

Hyperloop One wants to build a route between Miami International Airport and Orlando International Airport, where the elevated tube would run through rural areas in the middle of the state with solar panels on top. A connection at PortMiami is also a possibility as another phase of the project.

Miami-Dade Approves Megamall That Would Be Largest In U.S. [RJOVenturesInc.com]


The giant mall would be located miles from the environmentally sensitive Everglades.
NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

A gigantic $4 billion retail and entertainment complex won government approval Thursday, May 17, 2018 after years of debate, green-lighting what promises to be the largest mall in North America, just a few miles from the environmentally sensitive Everglades.

The Miami-Dade County Commission voted 9-1 to approve American Dream Miami, which would be built on 175 acres (70 hectares) of now vacant land at the busy confluence of Interstate 75 and Florida's Turnpike, northwest of Miami International Airport.

Plans call for hundreds of retail shops and restaurants, but the developers don't want people to call it a mall. They're pointing to its planned theme-park attractions such as an indoor ski slope, submarine ride, water park and skating rink, along with 2,000 hotel rooms.

"We're not building a mall. We're not in the mall business," said Don Ghermezian, president of Canada-based developer Triple Five. "This is a park that is meant to compete with the best parks in America."

American Dream Miami would be about 1.2 million square feet (111,400 square meters) larger than Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, a similar entertainment and retail center that was also developed by Triple Five and is now the largest on the continent.

Triple Five estimates it would draw some 30 million visitors a year and as many as 70,000 separate vehicle trips every day. Neighboring Broward County has threatened to sue if developers don't address gridlock — and tens of millions of dollars have been pledged by Triple Five to widen roads, pay for additional buses and so forth.

Developers say the project — which still needs to obtain 32 local, state and federal permits — will create at least 14,000 permanent jobs, as well as thousands more during construction. 

"It is the most significant project that has been done in Miami-Dade County," said Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, whose district includes the complex. "It's a good day for us."

Environmental groups say it's too close to the Everglades, threatens the region's drinking water, could be swamped by rising seas and will require vast amounts of electricity.

"This place is a treasure house of public lands, nature, wildlife and beauty," said Matt Schwartz, executive director of the South Florida Wildlands Association. "There is nothing positive about this project whatsoever."

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