South Florida IT Events
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This Week

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Next Week

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

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SF IT vBeers Broward
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale - Wed 11th
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
General Provision Downtown - Fort Lauderdale - 2nd Wednesdays of the Month

Monthly networking for Enterprise IT Professionals at a private co-working space with food, beer, wine and soft drinks provided by sponsors

Spend some quality time with a wide variety of IT professionals in a relaxed, private environment. Arrive at your convenience after 5:30PM. People will be around until 8:30PM.

We will short presentations starting at 7PM. Three minutes max. per presentation, and a maximum of 30 minutes.

Note that GP has two locations, one in the Fort Lauderdale's Art and Tech district (GP FATVillage) and the other in the middle of renovation of downtown Ft. Lauderdale, right next to Autonation HQ.

Recommend parking at the "Government Center Parking Garage" on SW 2nd St., next to the train tracks that are now used by the Brightline trains. Parking in this lot is $5 for the evening and is less than a block away from GP Downtown.

Please Register at eventbrite.

Sponsorships Available

We look for sponsors to deliver short commercial talks during vBeersPlus. The idea is for a sponsor to describe an IT problem such that people will relate to it then briefly describe the sponsor's solution. Attendees will be able to visit the sponsor's table, after the presentations, to discuss the presented solution.

Sponsorship fee is $300 for one event and include promotions in the email and social media that will reach 15,000+ South Florida IT professionals.

Non-profit groups are also welcome to "pitch" their group in a 3 minute or less talk. (no charge)

If you are interested in sponsoring please email or call/text Lauren McLaughlin for details at (954) 729 9130.


Hosted by John J. McLaughlin and Lauren McLaughlin From ITNE

SF IT vBeers Boca
vBeers @ Biergarten Boca - Last vBeers of 2019! Wed 18th
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Biergarten Boca - Boca Raton

These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida.

Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

We meet in the upstairs lounge where you can take advantage of the $5 burger special and discounted beers!

vBeers@Boca is sponsored by TechLauderdale:

"TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale" -

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin

South Florida SIM Women Ladies who Lunch: Holiday Brunch
Thursday, December 19th, 2019: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
NSU - Davie

South Florida's Society for Information Management, SIM Women, along with Alturna-Tech and Netskope, are hosting a holiday brunch onsite at Nova Southeastern University on December 19th. Our keynote speaker is Ana Roldan, MBA, C-CISO, at Nova Southeastern University.

All SIM Women attendees will be asked to bring a donation item from The Giving Tree Boca, a local charity that identifies specific needs of low income families, foster children and seniors. These items include kids' books, games, socks or underwear for children grades Pre-K through 8th grade or gift certificates for teens and seniors. We will be collecting these items upon check-in at the start of our brunch event.

Hosted by Elizabeth Decker and Eileen Nekava

SF IT Palm Beach Events
IoT, Cassandra, and Graph Applications
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Waterstone Resort & Marina - Boca Raton

IoT 'Data-in-Motion' Lunch and Learn with DataStax, with a special guest speaker from LightBend

You must register to attend because seats (and food/beverages) are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today to secure your spot.


Smartphones, smart homes, smart cities, smart vehicles, and IoT devices around us have triggered a data explosion.

The increase in the speed and velocity of data generation is only part of the challenge for enterprise IT organizations.

Hosted by Dave Tennes From Boca Raton NoSQL

SF IT Linux
Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NSU - Davie

Jeremiah Buckley, Solutions Architect for Red Hat, will present on Container Security.

At NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, Carl DeSantis Bldg, Room 1124, "Knight Auditorium", Ground Floor.

Pizza and soda will be provided.

  • 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Pizza and social.
  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Presentation and discussion.

Parking garage is west of Carl DeSantis building, $1/hr.

Send your suggestions for FOSS topics you would like to know more about, or give a presentation on, to suggestions-at-flux-dot-org.

Hosted by Bill Mooney

Intelligent Automation at World Fuel Services. RPA Journey and Demos!
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
World Fuel Services Corporation - Miami

Please join us for our first session on Intelligent Automation. This month we'll be at World Fuel Services!

Tentative agenda:

  • WFS RPA Journey
  • Getting Started - infra/tech
  • Showcase - Watson, PwC, etc
  • Live build a bot demo

Hosted by Kishore Pardasani From Robotic Process Automation RPA Meetup South Florida

Big Data Engineering for Data Professionals by Ernest Libertucci
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NSU - Davie

This session is a primer for data professionals who are interested in learning about the common tools, practices and tasks performed by a Big Data Engineer.

In this dynamic presentation, demos provide an applied illustration of the theoretical concepts found in Hadoop; such as HDFS, Hive and Spark. SQL Server professionals will see how their T-SQL knowledge are translated into HiveQL which is the Big Data SQL Query Language and much more.

Hosted by Adriano From Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group of South Florida

Global AI Bootcamp 2019
Saturday, December 14th, 2019: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Microsoft - Fort Lauderdale

The Global AI Bootcamp is a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure.

The event takes place on December 14th, 2019 with venues on every continent. The event is a perfect balance of quality content, awesome talks, and hands-on learning with like-minded peers in your community. Learn how to implement AI solutions using pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and Bot Framework, or by building your own machine learning models with Azure ML and open-source frameworks . By the end of the day, you will be able to infuse AI into your applications.

****Lunch & Coffee will be provided at no cost!****

****Just bring your laptop and the energy to learn!****

Hosted by Dave Noderer From Microsoft Data and AI

SF IT Refresh Miami
Fireside Chat with OfferUp CTO, Ameesh Paleja
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Miami

Join Refresh Miami and TheVentureCity for a fireside chat with OfferUp Chief Technology Officer, Ameesh Paleja.

Ameesh oversees the company's engineering and data science teams and is responsible for all strategic aspects of the technology organization, including infrastructure, security, product engineering, and architecture. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, in August of this year OfferUp announced it was expanding by opening up an engineering office in Miami!

Hosted by Maria Derchi Russo and Mollie Cole From Refresh Miami

SF IT Nerd Nite Miami
Nerd Nite Miami
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gramps Bar - Miami

Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines - while the audience drinks along. It's like the Discovery Channel. with beer!

This month's speakers and topics:


Schedule for the night:

  • 4:00 - 7:00 Happy Hour
  • 6:00 - 7:00 Fun and games
  • 7:30 Presentations begin
  • 9:30 Double Stubble (Gramps's weekly drag show)

Hosted by Melissa From Nerd Nite Miami

SF IT Python
Python Typings
Monday, December 9th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
StartHub - Miami

Our meetups aim to teach and help developers grow in their environment, we want to give tools that will help developers solve common problems that can be encountered in any project.

Come and meet new developers and share your experience, if you have a coding problem together we can find the best solution to them, and if you're just starting out we'll set you up, and you can start coding right away!

For this meeting we'll be explaining:

  • Divide and Conquer Algorithms with Python.

  • Learn Python typing system.

  • And finally, if you're working on a project and you're stuck and looking for help or advice we encourage to ask one of our hosts any related question you might have.

Remember to bring your laptop and if you have any doubts we'll help you in any way we can.

Hosted by Alan G and 3 others From Miami Software Developers

Python Developers Miami monthly MeetUp @FIU PG-6
Saturday, December 14th, 2019: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
FIU Parking Garage 6 - Miami

Anyone who wants to learn more about Python and its uses and advantages. Developers using Python for Web , Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications. Monthly meet ups second Saturday of every month.Delicious snacks during the whole event.

Hosted by Jean Jeazy Felisme and David Gutierrez From Python Developers Miami

Selenium, XPath, and Quality Cultures
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ultimate Software Group - Phase 10 - Weston

It's hard to believe that 2019 is winding down, but we've got one more meetup before we finish the year!

Join us on December 11, 2019 for two presentations:

  • First up is Dmitry Shyshkin, who will be returning as a presenter with "Why XPath?

  • Second will be Philip Daye, who will present "Quality Guild: Creating a Culture," a talk he recently delivered at the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference.

Hosted by Slav Kurochkin From South Florida Test Automation

SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Research Park at Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton

A subject for this meetup not firm yet, but it is bound to be good even if we simply get together and chat about what we are all up to lately.

Most of these meetups include FREE pizza and drinks provided by the current months sponsor. These meetups are alcohol free and a learning atmosphere, though we usually socialize before and after the topic of the month.

Hosted by Adam Culp From South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP)

Programming Office Hours
Monday, December 16th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wynwood Brewing Company - Miami

Have questions about Ruby or other programming environments? Want to gripe about a computer? See if you can stump us with programming minutame? Just have a friendly chat about software? We'll be here!

This time of year is a minefield of travel and other obligations, so we're not scheduling anything with lots of preparation.

Hosted by Bryce Kerley From Miami Ruby Brigade

SF IT Miami Events
GeekFORCE Career Workshop with Max Ramos from Synergy Consulting
Monday, December 9th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4Geeks Academy - Miami

The search for your new career is happening right now! Career search is a full-time job, and we know how hard it can be.

That's why here at 4Geeks Academy, we approach every student's unique career support search through our specially designed GeekFORCE program.

It works by giving our current, future, and alumni students the opportunity to grow and learn by gaining key information that will support their Coding Career.

Join us in our next GeekFORCE workshop featuring Mr. Max Ramos from Synergy Consulting.

Hosted by Yineisy Mota From Breathe Code

Holiday Celebration, in partnership with R-Ladies Miami and Miami Data Science
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Miami

We're partnering up with R-Ladies Miami and the Miami Data Science Meetup for a year-end data science gathering, where we'll introduce a community-wide project and welcome a very special guest.

Hosted by Cris and 3 others from Data Science Study Group: South Florida

Gio + Ivan holiday special: Concurrency / UICollectionView
Thursday, December 19th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
CIC - Miami

Please join us for a very special holiday meetup. Our co-founder returns from California and he's hungry for a Bella Bambina. It's going to be an information packed session.

  • Part 1 will go over the basics of concurrency.

  • Part 2 will look at what makes UICollectionView a UIKit powerhouse and the amazing new iOS 13 API's (Diffable

Data Sources and Compositional Layout)

Hosted by Ivan from Swift Miami

Live Coding Session: Come and code with other developers
Saturday, December 21st, 2019: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4Geeks Academy - Miami

Where are the developers in Miami?

Every two weeks we open the office for other anyone that wants to hang out with other developers and/or collaborate in interesting projects.

Come and work on your projects (basically use the office and share with other devs) or contribute to some of the open projects we are building. Pizzas are on the house!

BreatheCode's is a non-profit with the mission is to accelerate the way junior developers learn and evolve using technology.

Hosted by Alejandro Sanchez

Time Series Analysis with Pandas
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Idea Center - Miami

Abstract: Time series data is really fun to play with, but you have to know how to do it. In this talk, Josh dives into an open source data set to show you how Pandas makes time series data investigation more accessible. After this presentation, you will know about time series decomposition, hypothesis testing and investigation, data quality issues related to time series, and resampling methods.

Hosted by Cris and 3 others from Data Science Study Group: South Florida

SF IT dotnet
.NET Application Development with Modernizing Medicine - Al Kahler
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cendyn Spaces - Boca Raton

Driven by the need to stay atop the medical-specialty software industry, Modernizing Medicine is embracing evolutionary changes in technology and process to improve delivery, maintainability, performance, and scale in their .NET-based solutions. This presentation will cover a summary of the .NET development environment at Modernizing Medicine, including our products and tech stack. In addition, we will explore the challenges of building and maintaining a massive and aging .NET application and also the changes being adopted at ModMed to better support the software development experience and ultimately customer experience too.

Hosted by Dave Noderer FlaDotNet From FlaDotNet

SF IT Agile
Agile Transformation Executive Roundtable Breakfast
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
TBD - Miami

We are hosting an exclusive major event next week on December 10th from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. for C-level executives by invitation only.

This Agile Transformation Executive Roundtable Breakfast will be an innovative and interactive event for executives faced with transformational changes who would like to get insights from some on the leaders in our industry.

All the participants will actively contribute to our mission of transforming organizations by helping each other embrace a continuous improvement mindset in today's competitive market and form mutually beneficial alliances.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

Story Mapping: Building intelligent solutions!
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
TBD - Miami

"Story Mapping - It is not about gathering requirement, it is about building intelligent solutions!"

An essential guide on how to facilitate efficient product discussions and create value-driven product backlogs. You will learn how you can get business and IT to collaborate and explore their best ideas to innovate.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

SF IT Wordpress
2019 Wrap-Up WordPress Party!
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ultimate Software - Weston, FL

We are working on confirming a speaker and topic. We will be also reviewing the news and updates from WordPress from the past year.

TOP 9 : "Top 9" Things That You Should Be Paying Attention To In the WordPress Space In the Last Month (Time Permitting)

New to WordPress? Submit us a topic and we'll talk about! Submit us questions, we want to share knowledge to you and the group!

Hosted by David Bisset From South Florida WordPress Meetup Group

2019 SFISSA Members Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dave & Buster's - Hollywood

All SFISSA Members please join us for our annual Holiday Party at Dave & Busters in Hollywood!!!!

We ask that some be there around 5pm to save our usual place, though we expect most folks to show up around 6pm or so. We usually stake out an area of the bar toward the back.

Please note this will be the 2nd Thursday of December, and there will be no other meeting in December.

Hosted by Michael Brown from South Florida ISSA Chapter

SF IT Code for MIA
Open Hack Night
Monday, December 9th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
CIC - Miami

Join us for our bi-weekly civic hack sessions @ Cambridge Innovation Center. Anyone interested in civic hacking and engagement is welcome.

Hosted by Gregory and Livio Zanardo From Code for Miami

SF IT Game Developers
Magic Leap / XR User Group Cowork, Open-Hack at Broward Library Creation Station
Monday, December 16th, 2019: 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Broward Main Library - Ft. Lauderdale

Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to partner with Broward County Library System's Creation Station Lab to host the Magic Leap / XR User Group for South Florida.

Meetups will take place on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 2:00 pm -7:30 pm.

Hosted by Praveen Yalamanchi From Florida Game Developers Association

SF IT Social Media
BizHack Presents: Miami Digital Marketer's Graduation Party with Krishan Arora and Alex de Carvalho
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venture Cafe - Miami

Our Graduation Celebration on Thursday, December 12th at Venture Cafe from 6 to 8:30 p.m. will feature one of Miami's top digital marketers, Krishan Arora of Arora Project.

Krishan is a true master. His agency has reached hundreds of millions of people and raised tens of millions of dollars through crowdfunding and digital marketing.

His talk on "Funnel Building 101" will hit topics such as:

  • Facebook audience building via email segmentation
  • Shopping cart abandonment emails
  • Building a marketing machine for constant lead generation

Graduated from Harvard with a focus in Economics and Business Strategy, Krishan has over a decade of experience in product launches and growth marketing.

Hosted by BizHack Academy

SF IT Startup
Miami Startup: Pitch Night MIA
Thursday, December 19th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venture Cafe - Miami

Pitch Night MIA was designed with one idea in mind: Collaboration breeds innovation. See the trajectory of the Miami startup scene, be a part of the next great idea and take home inspiration from the most creative minds in the city. It is our mission to open up as many people as possible to new opportunities by spending an evening with friends who can help you on the road to success.

The event includes:

  • A pre-pitch mixer for members to network
  • Innovative pitches from participants
  • Q&A from expert judges
  • Winner presentation with prizes
  • Post-pitch socializing with members and participants

Join for a night of entertainment, entrepreneurship and competition.

Hosted by Roxette Miranda and James Irvine From Miami Startup Founder 101

SF IT Broward Events
Azure Networking Fundamentals and Beyond!
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Microsoft - Fort Lauderdale

This talk covers:

  • Azure Networking Fundamentals (VNets, Network Security Groups, Firewall)
  • Hybrid Connectivity (ExpressRoute, Site-to-Site VPN)
  • Service Endpoints
  • Private Link
  • Azure Bastion

About the Speaker:

Andres Urrutia, Sr. Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft

Hosted by David Cobb and 4 others

Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Academy - Fort Lauderdale

We would like to welcome you to our Open House hosted by OIC of South Florida for fully funded IT training!

With more than 15 years of IT training experience, The Academy is uniquely qualified to help advance your IT career.

Whether you are an experienced IT Professional looking for additional skills or IT certification or you are looking to start a new career in technology, The Academy has the training you need.

Our Corporate Division trains more than 2,000 IT Professionals and Developers from over 500 companies each year.

Hosted by The Academy of South Florida

Everyday Applications for Power BI
Thursday, December 19th, 2019: 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
TekPartners, a P2P Company - Ft. Lauderdale

Bring a laptop for this month's session. We'll be discovering how to use PowerBI to create everyday reports using PDFs, Excel sheets, and take that data into an easy to build reporting interface.

Hosted by Ashley A. and Pawel Majkowski From M365 South Florida

ServiceNow Developers, UNITE!
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Design Center of the Americas (DCOA) - Dania Beach

Please bring your current woes so we can provide feedback

Agenda :

  • Convert a workflow to a flow
  • Script debugging
  • We'll open the floor for demos
  • I'll provide directions the week before so I can coordinate the room.

Hosted by Todd Volpe From South Florida ServiceNow Developer Meetup

Power BI Dashboards and Reports Showcase
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NSU - Davie

This is an event for the Power BI community to do any of the following or a combination thereof

Share their Tales From the Trenches

  • Talk about your challenges, pains and what you did to overcome them.

Showcase your Dashboards and Reports

  • Dazzle group members with a sleek design, interactive, effect, etc.

Get Constructive Feedback

  • Upon request, attendees can review and provide constructive feedback on the report/dashboard

This event is of interest to new and long time Power BI developers who wants to be exposed to different ways of doing things and is open to share and learn from other members in an informal setting.

Hosted by South Florida Power BI

Holiday UX Networking Mixer
Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant

Join us for a fun networking event with great views of the New River at Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant.

We will have some networking games, prizes and giveaways. This is a great chance to catch up with others in the field, meet new folks, chat about all things UX and enjoy!

Full menu service will be available for anyone who would like to order food.

Hosted by Lauren From SOFLUX - The South Florida UX Meetup & UXPA Int'l Chapter