• Intro to Windows Mixed Reality Development with a HP MR Device
    It's the dog days of August and we have an exciting presentation for you this month. Our mobile and device expert, Dwight Goins, will be back to introduce us to an exciting new technology, mixed reality. Don't miss the opportunity to hear about this awesome new technology and maybe get your hands dirty a bit. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Intro to Windows Mixed Reality Development with a HP MR Device Want to know what the Mixed Reality hype is all about. Want to know how to develop for Windows Mixed Reality devices? Want to know what it takes to get started developing apps for windows mixed reality? Please Join Dwight Goins in a quick tutorial style presentation and technical discussion on how to develop for Windows Mixed Reality Devices such as the HP Mixed Reality Headset. In this presentation you will learn about how the prerequisites and development platform. Build the steps to deploy a quick VR World, and experience the new developed world on the HP device. Bio Dwight Goins is the Chief Algorithms Officer (CAO) and Lead Emerging Experiences Consultant at THOTH Speed Engineers located in Coral Springs, FL. Dwight spends most of his time leading his team to implement Connected Systems and solutions using Agile methodologies with Fortune 500 clients such as AIG, JM Family, and Equinix. In his night life, he leads a team of developers creating medical based applications for Medical Cyber World, Inc. using unique implementations with IoT devices such as the Kinect for Windows, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Band and Machine Learning. He is an avid Linux User (Gentoo being his favorite flavor), Open source contributor, as well as an InfoSec Secure Coding Instructor. Along with Open source teaching, he maintains an active MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) license, and holds the MCPD, MCSD, Windows 10 UWP Developer certifications, as well as a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CRDP) license. In his spare time he finds a way to take care of his 3 beloved daughters, wife, and extended family by constantly keeping them entertained through travelling, and family fun. You can contact the third person Dwight Goins at [masked] Or read about his first person experiences at http://dgoins.wordpress.com (http://dgoins.wordpress.com/)

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  • The Dockering of .NET
    The June meeting of dotNet Miami will have one of our most popular speakers talking about one of the hottest technologies. .NET expert and Away From The Keyboard host, Cecil Phillip, will show us the marrying of Docker and .NET. Cecil will review the basics of Docker and how we can add containers to our applications. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! The Dockering of .NET Containers are everywhere! They have taken over the software industry, and are changing the way that we think about building applications. Whether you’re working with Linux or Windows, or you may be deploying to Azure or AWS, it doesn’t matter. The containers are coming to get you. In this talk, we’ll attempt to demystify many of the fundamental concepts around containers and Docker. We will explore a few real life use cases to see some of the ways Docker is being used in production today. We’ll also spend some taming the tooling and seeing what it’s like to add Docker support to our .NET applications. By the end of this talk, you should be able to answer questions “Why Docker?”, and have the confidence to being dockerizing your code. Bio Cecil Phillip, originally from St. John's, Antigua, is a Software Developer residing in South Florida with years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Currently, he specializes in building solutions utilizing C#, ASP.NET, AngularJS and Azure. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also co-hosts the Away From The Keyboard Podcast (http://www.awayfromthekeyboard.com). You can follow Cecil on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cecilphillip).

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    1010 NE 2nd Ave · Miami, FL

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  • Build 2017 Announcements & Get Started Using Azure Functions
    We've got a totally packed night of dotNet Miami planned for you this May. Microsoft's Joe Raio will be back to get us up to speed with all of the exciting announcements from Build 2017. Then, Rick Tuttle will give us a look into serverless with Azure Functions. It's going to be an awesome night of great technical learning! Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Meeting Sponsored by Build 2017 Announcements Microsoft Technical Evangelist Joe Raio will kick off by going over some of the great announcements from Microsoft Build. These include announcements around Microsoft Azure, AI, Xamarin, Visual Studio, Machine Learning and More. Bio Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primarily focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on Azure App Service and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at http://joeraio.com or , GitHub http://github.com/joescars. Hold Your Nose and Get Started Using Azure Functions Azure Functions is fresh, yo. Every week it sucks a little bit less. If you are willing to put up with some blemishes you can get started doing serverless computing using AF with C# or Javascript (Node). Rick Tuttle will do a short demo of how to use Azure Functions for webhooks, accessing Azure storage and calling other APIs. Bio Rick Tuttle is a Senior Web Developer at National Auto Lenders in Miami Lakes where he leads a team building web apps using ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, jQuery and Bootstrap. Rick is a Miami native and a supporter of the local tech community as an organizer and speaker at WordCamp Miami and other local meetups. You can follow Rick at @ricktuttle and www.papasoft.com.

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    1010 NE 2nd Ave · Miami, FL

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  • Global Azure Bootcamp 2017
    Learning about Azure is a massive undertaking for anyone. The Azure Cloud Platform is really big and offers a very long list of great services. How do you get a grip on it all? Together! Community leaders around the world know very well how challenging it is to find the right presenters, get good material and keep up to date with the fast moving Azure Platform. Call it shooting at a moving target or drinking from the fire hose, we all feel it! Together we can focus our combined strengths, find resources, local user groups and connect to each other to learn smarter! Let’s build a list of resources and enable ways to connect the whole year and not only during Global Azure Bootcamp! This event is a community led event with plenty of labs on Azure key services for developers. Popular dotNet Miami presenters Joe Raio, Cecil Phillip, Jonas Stawaski, Will Tartak, and Richie Rump will guide you through these Azure services to give you a better understanding of what Azure can do for you. Be sure to bring your laptop because this event will be heavy with hands-on labs. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. Schedule 9 AM - Welcome and Setup 9:30 AM - Intro to Azure - Joe Raio 10:45 AM - Azure App Service - Cecil Phillip 12 PM- Lunch 1 PM - Azure Document DB - Jonas Stawaski 2 PM - Azure Functions - Richie Rump 3 PM - Azure SQL Database - Will Tartak 4 PM - Wrap up and giveaways

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    1010 NE 2nd Ave · Miami, FL

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  • Why .NET Core and When to Use It
    It's April but forget about the showers dotNet Miami is going to rain down the knowledge about Microsoft's most ambitious development tool in the past fifteen years: .NET Core. We welcome back dotNet Miami's own Will Tartak to show why and when you should use .NET Core. Will will show us what we need to consider when evaluating .NET Core in your own projects. He'll also show us the performance of .NET Core and let us know if there's any advantage to .NET Core. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Meeting Sponsored by Why .NET Core and When to Use It The .NET Family of frameworks keeps growing and deciding which to use for a project feels like a project unto itself. .NET Framework, .NET Core, Xamarin, PCL, Proprietary Source, Open Source, Windows, Cross Platform, Mobile, Desktop, Web, etc. are considerations to take when choosing the tools from Microsoft to develop with. So how do you decide? Is one better than another? Are there better tools for one vs another? What about performance? We'll take a pragmatic approach to help you decide which framework to use for your next solution. Along the way we'll clarify .NET Core's place in the family. Next, we will discuss the various environments and platforms. Which you choose may be different depending on your targets. Finally, we'll look at performance to see if there is an advantage to any one of them. When we are done you should understand the .NET family of frameworks and which is the right one for the job. (Assuming there is such a thing. :) ) Bio Will Tartak is the founder and president of Visual Data Solutions, a software development firm in Miami, Florida. Will prides himself on exceeding client expectations with a hands-on approach. He founded Visual Data Solutions in 1990 and has been serving the technology needs of small and mid-sized South Florida businesses ever since. Visual Data Solutions serves a variety of industries including consumer products, insurance, government, and real estate. Prior to founding Visual Data Solutions, Will launched his career at Midiland Studios in Miami, Florida. During his five years with the recording studio, he held the roles of Assistant Engineer, Recording Engineer and Studio Manager. During his career his work earned over 20 gold albums, 10 platinum albums and 2 Grammys. Will is a graduate of Full Sail University in Recording Engineering. Will lives in Miami, Florida. He loves riding his bike for miles, zipping around town in his MINI, and spending time with his family, especially the grand-kids.

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  • Docker 101 and 5 Amazing Things You Can Do With Kinect For Windows 10 UWP
    Beware the Ides of dotNet Miami! This month we've got two presentations that will blow your mind. Microsoft MVP Dwight Goins will be back but this time he's got a Kinect and he's not afraid to use it! Dwight will show us how we can use the Kinect in our own Windows applications. Be prepared to create the next great app using motion controls. Then, Peter Faria will give us an introduction to one of the hottest technologies today, Docker. This is another can't miss dotNet Miami meeting. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Meeting Sponsored by 5 Amazing Things You Can Do With Kinect For Windows 10 UWP There’s a new driver in town and it’s not working for Uber, it works for the Microsoft, to be specific the Microsoft Kinect for Windows v2 device. If you’re interested in learning about where this Kinect driver can take you, come check out this session on 5 amazing things you can do with the Kinect device in UWP. In this session Dwight will cover the new driver architecture for Kinect for Windows v2, and show off it’s cool new features that you can take advantage of now. He will talk about features such as Windows Hello, Cortana, Skype, UWP Media Capture Api’s, and scaning 3D models Bio Dwight Goins is the the Chief Algorithms Officer (CAO) and Lead Emerging Experience Consultant at THOTH Speed Engineers, Inc located in Colorado Springs, CO. Dwight spends most of his time leading his team to implement Connected Systems and solutions using Agile methodologies with Fortune 500 clients such as AIG, JM Family, and Equinix. In his night life, he leads a team of developers creating medical based applications for Medical Cyber World, Inc. using unique implementations with IoT devices such as the Kinect for Windows, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Band and Machine Learning. He is an avid Linux User (Gentoo being his favorite flavor), Open source contributor, as well as a InfoSec Certified Ethical Hacker Instructor. Along with Open source teaching, he maintains an active MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) license, and holds the MCPD, MCSD, Windows 10 UWP Developer certifications, as well as a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CRDP) license. In his spare time he finds a way to take care of his 3 beloved daughters, wife, and extended family by constantly keeping them entertained through travelling, and family fun.

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    1010 NE 2nd Ave · Miami, FL

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  • "Costa Farms Case Study: Azure IoT & Azure Functions" & "State of dotNet Miami"
    New year, new dotNetMiami! We're going to start off the year with some cutting-edge technology and a introspective look into the community. First off, Microsoft's own Joe Raio will show us how Costa Farms used the cloud to monitor important business operations. Joe will show us the solution that was implemented including Azure IoT and Azure Functions. He'll also dive into how you can modify this solution into your own solutions. Then dotNet Miami's Community Caretaker will give the "State of the Community" address for 2017. He'll share where dotNet Miami's history but more importantly the vision of dotNet Miami and how you can help the community. And since it will be dotNet Miami's 5th birthday we'll have some birthday cake to celebrate! Come join us for a great night of technology, community, and cake! Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Meeting Sponsored by Costa Farms Case Study: Azure IoT & Azure Functions Costa Farms is a family-owned group of companies headquartered in beautiful Miami, Florida that grow houseplants such as the canela tree, orchids, and Cecilia Aglaonema. Learn how Joe Raio and his colleagues at Microsoft helped Costa implement a smart IoT solution to allow them to monitor important vital statistics of their nurseries in real time. The solution included using Arduino Devices, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Functions and more. In this session we will walk through each piece of the puzzle. In addition, we will demonstrate how this same solution can be easily modified and applied to many different scenarios, not just farming. Bio Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primarily focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on website development and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at http://joeraio.com State of the dotNet Miami Community 2017 This month dotNet Miami will be turning five! In this intro presentation, dotNet Miami Community Caretaker, Richie Rump, will talk about the history and future of dotNet Miami. But maybe more importantly, Richie will share the vision and goals of dotNet Miami and how you can get involved. Bio Richie Rump is a dataveloper with Brent Ozar Unlimited, where he writes code to solve data problems. He developed http://statisticsparser.com and sp_DataProfile, two tools that help data professionals tune SQL Server. Richie is also the co-host of the Away From The Keyboard Podcast and founded dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications as well as certifications in various Microsoft development technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @Jorriss or at http://jorriss.com .

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  • "Fire Your Expensive CMS...Use Umbraco Instead" and "Integrating Microservices"
    Since December is the season of giving dotNet Miami will give you two full presentations! First, Camilo Sanchez will drop by to show us how in integrate content management system features with the open source project Umbraco. You won't need to learn PHP for this CMS, Unbraco runs on ASP.NET! Camilo will show us not only how to integrate it into our applications but also share some of his lessons learned! Then, dotNet Miami's very first presenter, Dave Nicolas, will make his return to the podium and show us how to integrate microservices. This is going to be an epic night of developer goodness that you're not going to want to miss. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Fire Your Expensive CMS...Use Umbraco Instead Umbraco is a very powerful open source CMS. Built with ASP.NET MVC, it is extremely extensible and configurable. It is secure, with daily security scans on the codebase and frequent updates. Umbraco is the CMS that powers www.asp.net. Umbraco is a free product that can be installed in as many servers as you want. Moreover, its setup is fairly straightforward. Umbraco the company makes money on support and their Umbraco as a Service product. During the presentation we'll learn how to build a dynamic content managed website with very little code. I plan to describe the main components of Umbraco and how to use them. Finally, I'll share some lessons learned about the deployment process and its adoption in the enterprise. Camilo Sanchez is a Software Engineer passionate about testing. Lean development advocate. Perpetual learner. Main writer behind tddapps.com. Building Software Beyond Multi-Purpose Apps: Integrating Microservices

    Microsoft Innovation Center @ Venture Hive

    1010 NE 2nd Ave · Miami, FL

  • Creating VR Experiences with Angular2 and WebGL and Introducing Got’u
    Fall is in full swing and dotNet Miami is ready to show you the power of Angular 2! We have one of our most popular speakers back and ready to drop the JavaScript knowledge. You may know that Angular 2 is a powerful framework for building web apps but what if you added WebGL to it? What about mixining it with a little virtual reality? Software architect Austin McDaniel has been busy in his lab and is now ready to show you his latest wild creation mixing Angular 2 with WebGL and VR. It may sound crazy, it may be crazy, but we're pretty sure you'll be blown away. We'll also have some local CS50x student swing by to show us their latest creation Got’u. It's going to be another mind exploding edition of dotNet Miami you don't want to miss. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Sponsor Creating VR Experiences with Angular2 and WebGL Angular2 is a extremely powerful framework, it enables you to build complex forms and components but what about using it with WebGL and VR? I want to take you on a journey of building a VR interface that leverage the power of the Web using technology like WebGL for rendering and Angular2 for data orchestration and projection manipulation. Buckle up and grab a cardboard, its gonna be a fun ride! Bio Austin McDaniel is a front-end engineer that has been working with large-scale JavaScript for over a decade. Austin is the Chief Architect at Swimlane, where he leads development of the cyber-security automation platform. Austin is a big proponent of open-source and sharing knowledge with the community, he is a panelist on AngularAir, speaks at many conferences & meetups and maintains a number of popular open-source projects for JavaScript and Angular. Austin is @amcdnl on Github and Twitter. Got’u App Our team is creating a mobile app where anyone in a local community can check into a store, pick up, and deliver items that have been requested by their neighbors.

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  • Kafka's Place in the Streaming Mosaic and Intro to Azure Functions
    It's time for ghouls and goblins but you don't have to be scared of the latest technology. This month at dotNet Miami we'll be talking a look at some of the newest tech and how you can put it to work for you. Have you ever wanted an easy way to run code in the cloud? Our own Richie Rump will give us a crash course on Azure Functions. With Azure Functions you can easiy and affordibly run code in Azure. Then, Nicolas Perez will be back to show us an exciting new messaging system, Kafka. Find how how Kafka works and how it compares to other systems such as RabitMQ. This is going to be an eye opening edition of dotNet Miami that you're not going to want to miss. Location We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building. And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains! Sponsor Kafka's Place in the Streaming Mosaic Apache Kafka is a distributed messaging system based on the idea of distributed logs. We are going to explore how it works, how we integrate our applactions with it and how its distributed model works. We will also compare it to other similar solutions such as RabitMQ by exploring their semantics and performance. Bio Nicolas A Perez is a software engineer at IPC, and working in their Big Data Platform. Passionate about computing problems, compilers, and distributed systems. Sorry, but I know nothing about JavaScript or the web. Sometimes I write blog posts at http://medium.com/@anicolaspp . Azure Functions: The Easy Way to Code in Azure You may have a small bit of processing that needs to be done. You write the code, it's simple enough, but your big problem now is where to run the code? You consider the cloud but why spin up an entire VM just to run your small bit of code? There should be a way to just run your code and just be charged when its running and not when it's idol. Azure Functions was created just for this scenario. With a wide range of languages, including C#, you can quickly develop code that runs in the cloud that is triggered by an event or a scheduler. In this session, I'll give a brief overview of Azure Functions and the new severless model. I'll show you how to create your own functions and I'll demo a function that parses web logs and outputs them to an Azure SQL Database. Bio Richie Rump is a dataveloper with Brent Ozar Unlimited, where he writes code to solve data problems. He developed statisticsparser.com (http://statisticsparser.com/) and sp_DataProfile, two tools that help data professionals tune SQL Server. Richie is also the co-host of the Away From The Keyboard Podcast and founded dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications as well as certifications in various Microsoft development technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @Jorriss or at http://jorriss.com (http://jorriss.com/).

    Microsoft Innovation Center @ Venture Hive

    1010 NE 2nd Ave · Miami, FL