Digitech 2016: Tales from the Exhibition Floor

BY NICHOLAS FARRELL · APRIL 5, 2016

Tallahassee’s tech community was out in force at Digitech 2016, held in the Turnbull Conference Center.

3D printers, drones, virtual reality — all represent the bleeding edge of consumer technology. All three, as well as mobile applications, startups, and tech based organizations were on display at this year’s Digitech student tech conference. At home in the Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University, Digitech is an annual conference that lets student programmers, engineers, and entrepreneurs show off their projects, connect with the local community, and even find investors.

Consisting of a Shark Tank style pitch competition, a two hour tech exhibition, and a keynote speaker, Digitech has been run annually since 2012. Brought to you by a combined effort of sponsors, University organizations, and local partners, Digitech gets bigger every year. And while Digitech’s student projects are always impressive, this year’s exhibition was enough to satisfy even the hungriest tech-junkies.

Exhibitions included a student-built vertical takeoff UAV, virtual reality conference booths, a mobile app for tour guides, and a whole gaggle of 3-d printed objects. From a mission to launch the FSU torches into space via weather balloon, to wordpress plugins, to art projects, and even a personal hydroelectric generator, Digitech 2016 featured some serious student tech.

Scroll through the gallery to get a better look at what it was like to walk the exhibition floor at this year’s Digitech conference.

Make sure to check out this years Digitech winners at the event’s homepage, and pay a visit to some of the Digitech Sponsors, including PIC at FSU, The Jim Moran Institue for Global Entrepreneruship, Domi Station, and others.

And special thanks to our faculty advisor, Ken Baldauf, for putting the whole thing together!

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