MERGE is a group of DIGITAL ASSET EVENTS with a focus on current trends in a holistic manner, and different technologies, segments, and sectors.  MERGE attendees, speakers, and sponsors can audit different but adjacent technology disciplines and build meaningful ROLODEX DIVERSITY while exploring new regions of opportunity.

MERGE will take place within the entirety of the Grand Ballroom space at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista, located in Orlando, Florida.

Registered attendees will be treated to a variety of content that comes from the different shows and events and group meetings that are occurring during MERGE, as well as keynotes, panels and networking activities.

Interested in sponsoring? There are some last-minute options available.

Meanwhile, check out MERGE.SHOW for more information, and stay tuned!

[Please note, Schedule may be subject to small changes]
Saturday, September 15 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Breaking up with design

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To expand my skill set in the tech industry, I spent the past year or so transitioning from the title of graphic designer to front-end developer and confronting the age-old debate of "should designers learn to code?" Sure, the two roles are closely related, but how do you make that pivot in a short amount of time? Do you completely abandon your past life as a designer and fully embrace your newfound love of development or embrace their coexistence? In this session, I will discuss my journey, how I made the pivot between the two careers, and the positives and negatives of having a background in design as a developer.

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Taylor Cox

Interactive Designer, Raymond James
Taylor is a digital designer turned front-end developer. She currently serves as an interactive designer at Raymond James with past experience as a designer and WordPress developer at agencies and startups alike. Her expertise ranges from CSS animations and interactive user interfaces... Read More →

Saturday September 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
1: ICA Breakout Room Salon 1, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)

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