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Monday, July 13th, 2020

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Next Week

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Later This Month

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

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IT - CxO Events
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BWGConnect: Embracing the Complexity of Identity & Access Management
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
online

Admittedly, IAM can be intimidating. Ensuring company assets are being accessed only by those who are authorized is a crucial, non-trivial task but we should embrace the challenge.

Discussion Topics:

  • The business balancing act - User experience and security
  • The power of a centralized identity and access management strategy
  • Build vs Buy - Key driving factors to consider
  • Secure cloud-based identity management
  • WFH and distributed organizations are stressing security models. Feedback from large complex companies on how they secure the extended enterprise
  • Real-world successes and challenges of implementing a Zero Trust security models
  • CIAM securely enabling customers and partners to access digital applications and resources
  • Integration of identity services and encryption key management
  • Navigating data privacy restrictions - browser data and personal information retention

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect, Auth0, and Amazon Web Services.

Hosted by Greg Irwin from BWGConnect


BWGConnect: Navigating Through Remote Access - Leveraging Modern Hybrid Cloud
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
online

With the majority of the workforce now remote, there is an increase in demand for SaaS based services. Implementing the right virtual infrastructures and telecommunication support is crucial to maintaining workflow and productivity. How are organizations armoring themselves to manage remote access, remote connectivity, storage as a service, network security etc. What are the trends on spend/budget for infrastructure and how is the need for flexibility being addressed.

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and Pure Storage.

Hosted by Greg Irwin from BWGConnect


Insider Secrets From a Front-Line CISO
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
online

Executive Dialogue on Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00 AM ET

Join us on Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00 AM ET to explore:

  • Six critical steps CISOs should take to secure OT systems today

  • The rapid convergence of OT and IT and the expanding cyberattack surface

  • How to apply IT's key learnings, from the abrupt shift to remote work/access to OT systems Leadership's role in fostering relationships, driving cooperation, and changing organizational culture to bridge the OT-IT divide

  • How embedding security intelligence into workflows transforms your decision cycles, enables you to prioritize efforts (like patching), and keeps you ahead of attacks Hosted by Stu Solomon From Recorded Future

By submitting your contact information, you authorize Recorded Future to contact you.


BWGConnect: Customer Identity Access Management: Embracing the Complexity
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
online

BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion around some of the main questions leaders are trying to answer to steer their organizations through this disrupted period. Hear from your peers about concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times.

Discussion Topics:

  • Real-world successes and challenges of implementing a Zero Trust security models
  • Rapidly launching a digital enterprise experience for customers and partners
  • Simplify the administration and automation of researching and approving identity authorizations
  • Navigating through with limited resources
  • Securely enabling customers and partners to access digital applications and resources
  • Integration of identity services and encryption key management
  • Navigating data privacy restrictions - browser data and personal information retention

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect, Auth0, and Cognizant.

Hosted by Greg Irwin from BWGConnect


BWGConnect: Leading Through Change - How IT is Adapting to the New Norm
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
online

The changes we have seen since mid-march are shaping the IT world as we know it! What have we learned from the pandemic that we can take forward? What should we look to change as this becomes the new normal? What should be our new focus?

BWG Connect invites you to participate in a candid interactive industry discussion around some of the main questions leaders are trying to answer to steer their organizations through this disrupted period. Hear from your peers about concrete lessons learned & real-world challenges faced during these unprecedented times

Discussion Topics:

  • What are the biggest challenges in this WFH environment
  • How have your priorities shifted during the pandemic
  • Upholding enterprise resilience and capacity
  • What are the new advantages that you see in a distributed workforce
  • Digital Transformation acceleration across people, process, and technology
  • Challenges around maintaining cyber security
  • New Capabilities - Acquiring and developing the right people This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and Hitachi Vantara.

Hosted by Greg Irwin from BWGConnect


BWGConnect: Journey Through the Cloud - The Future of Public & Private Cloud
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
online

BWG Connect invites you to participate in an interactive discussion with IT professionals. Hear how your peers are navigating through changes in the cloud, concrete lessons learned and real-world challenges faced.

Discussion Topics:

  • Identifying and implementing the right Cloud Strategy
  • Multi/Hybrid Cloud Management
  • On-premise vs Off-premise
  • Factors driving demand for cloud services - Speed, simplifying infrastructure and application and effectiveness of cloud adoption
  • Centralized Access
  • Workloads scalability and capacity

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and T-Systems.

Hosted by Greg Irwin from BWGConnect


SF IT General Assembly
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Sales Pivoting: From Funnel To Flywheel
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
online

For years, companies have structured their business strategies around the funnel - and it worked. But recently, marketing experts at Hubspot and HBR argue that the funnel has begun to fail in an era when trust in government, media, and in companies and the marketing they employ, is at an all time low.

Join us to speak about moving your marketing and sales strategy from the funnel to a flywheel and how the flywheel is a more comprehensive look at where your business is growing fastest, and it reveals your biggest areas of opportunity.

Hosted By General Assembly


SF IT SIM
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Getting Back to Business - COVID and the Hospitality Industry
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

As of February 2020, the Department of Economic Opportunity estimated that of the 9.1 million people employed in Florida, 1.3 million have jobs related to the tourism industry, which contribute $85.9 billion to the state GDP. As one of Florida's largest industries, hospitality and travel are critical to our recovery. In this session, you will hear from several IT executives from different areas of hospitality on how their organizations are getting back to service post COVID, and the role of technology in their return. From temperature checking to touchless solutions and remote workers, technology plays a critical role in how services will be provided in the future.

Speakers:

  • Patrick Manuel, AVP Shipboard Technology, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Andrew McIntyre, SVP Technology & Innovation, Vinik Sports Group
  • Supra Dey, VP Applications, Wyndham Vacations

Hosted by Marcus Sessions from SIM


SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 thread is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

After the intros, the rest of meeting will be an informal hangout!

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

You can also join by phone:

  • Meeting ID: 792 850 274
  • 646 558 8656 US
  • +16465588656,,792850274# US (New York)

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


SF IT vBeers Boca
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vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 thread is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

After the intros, the rest of meeting will be an informal hangout!

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

You can also join by phone:

  • Meeting ID: 792 850 274
  • 646 558 8656 US
  • +16465588656,,792850274# US (New York)

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


SF IT Developer
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Grammerhub Virtual Group Coding Nights
Monday, July 13th, 2020: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

A meetup for people who are (relatively) new to programming, or who want to learn how to code - although anyone is welcome!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly "coding nights":

  • Support independent projects and collaboration
  • Build a community and provide accountability
  • Provide opportunities to grow with technology

Who we are: A grassroots group of volunteers applying our skills with technology, design, research, and more in service of those looking to reach their next level in programming.

Hosted by Allan Tito and 2 others From Grammerhub


SF IT Security
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Top 5 Use Cases for Endpoint Protection in Operational Technology
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
online

NOTE: Registration at gotowebinar.com is required to attend this event.

Endpoints are frequently targeted for initial compromise or attacks. It can take just minutes, if not seconds, to compromise endpoints putting industrial environments at risk. A recent study found 30% of breaches involved malware being installed on endpoints.

OT endpoints are particularly vulnerable due to legacy tech powering manufacturing plants, power stations, and other critical infrastructure. Many organizations rely on air gaps for cybersecurity to protect industrial environments, but an air gap is not enough.

Hosted by CS2AI Admin from Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems


SF IT Palm Beach Events
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Leader In Innovative Safety Technologies
Monday, July 20th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
online

Leader In Innovative Safety Technologies

Facial scanning systems, disinfecting robots, and a social distancing mobile app are just a few of the reasons Jupier Medical Center has been ranked #1 for safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. Hear from Dr. Amit Ratogi, President & CEO, about how the hospital has been able to implement some of the most innovative safety technologies in the region.

GUEST SPEAKER:

Dr. Amit Rastogi | President & CEO @ Jupiter Medical Center

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Palm Beach Tech Meetup


SF IT Gold Coast
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Azure Synapse Analytics Drill Down-#RESTART of In Person Mtgs with Remote Option
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

Joe Homnick takes you on a demo packed drill down into the capabilities of Azure Synapse Analytics.

Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service, that brings together enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either server-less on-demand or provisioned resources-at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

This session will be delivered with an in-person audience and broadcast through a MS Teams remote meeting. The in-person audience is going to be limited to governmental size guidelines and will meet all social distancing requirements. Food and beverage (light libations) will be served in a safe isolated packaging method. If you want to attend the in-person portion of the event, contact info@gcusersgroup.org.

Hosted by Joe Homnick Gold Coast Users Group


SF IT Palm Beach Tech
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Why Having Zero Trust Is So Critical
Monday, July 13th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
online

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Michael Scheidell, CISO @ Cloud Computing Concepts

Michael is well known and highly respected throughout the security community. He has 20 years of entrepreneurial experience with a business perspective unique in the Cyber Security world. He is a Certified CISO, President of the South Florida Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, Member of the FBI's InfraGard, Member of the US Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Michael was one of 5 international finalists for the EE Times ACE Innovator of the year award.

TOPIC: 'Why Having Zero Trust Is So Critical'

Humans have learned to protect their possessions by building walls and setting up a perimeter. Network engineers tried to do the same thing with our computer systems and are learning why this isn't enough. You have heard of 'Zero Trust', find out why this is critical, and the easy ways to adopt it.

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Palm Beach Tech


South Florida Tech Career Expo
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

Palm Beach Tech is partnering with Premier Virtual and Career Source PBC to bring together some of South Florida's top educational institutions and local tech companies to attract the most vibrant community of tech professionals.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Virtual Booth: online platform designed to bring employers a wave of talented new job applicants, capture applicant data, and assist in the hiring process.

  • Multiple Categories: Tech, Non-tech, Contract/Freelance, Internship, and Educational Partner Opportunities

  • LIVE "Job Fair": There will be set times throughout the day to connect with tech talent and hiring managers LIVE through the platform to increase candidate interaction and submits to open positions.

  • Online Educational Sessions: 30 minute educational webinars that will cover a variety of topics such as 'The Importance of Soft Skills' and 'A Multi-Generational Workforce.

Hosted by Palm Beach Tech


SF IT IIBA
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Join South Florida IIBA's Board of Directors in a night of fun with games, music, beverages & trivia!
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
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Join South Florida IIBA's Board of Directors in a night of fun with games, music, beverages & trivia!

Agenda

  • Ice Breaker
  • Trivia & Activities Session
  • Member pool
  • Closing Remarks and comments

Our Host: Chapter Board of Directors

Hosted by IIBA South Florida


The Role Of Business Analysis In A Data-Driven Organization- Hunting For Value!
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

Business Analysis (BA) as a profession has its roots in capturing requirements for a software solution. BA has then evolved into a strategic role requiring skills in envisioning strategies, offering alternatives for solutions, modeling requirements, validating and verifying solutions, and continuous optimization. This talk examines these aforementioned skills in the context of today's digital world where decisions at business and technical levels are driven by data.

Hosted By General Assembly


SF IT Linux
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Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
online

About FLUX: A meetup group for IT Professionals who use Free and Open Source Software, Linux, UNIX or UNIX-like Operating systems including Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu (and other Linux distros), MacOS, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Android/Chrome.

Hosted by Bill Mooney From South Florida Linux Users Group - FLUX


SF IT Sales
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Virtual Monthly Meetup of IT Sales and Marketing Professionals - South Florida
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

This is a group for IT Sales and Marketing Professionals to meet with their peers, learn from each other and share referrals.

In-person meetups are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gathering are again allowed, we will run the next meetup (or two) as Zoom video conferences.

I will ask each participant to introduce themselves - who are you, what do you do, what does your company do, etc.

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


SF IT AI
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Hardening a Cleanroom AI Platform
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

Artificial intelligence projects in high-compliance industries, like healthcare and life science, often require processing Protected Health Information (PHI). This may happen because the nature of the projects does not allow full de-identification in advance - for example, when dealing with rare diseases, genetic sequencing data, identify theft, or training de-identification models - or when training is anonymized data but inference must happen on data with PHI.

Hosted by Julia Mohler From Miami Python User Group


Convincing Your HiPPo: Business Statistics for AI & Data Science by Jen Stirrup
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
online

The Microsoft Data and AI South Florida user group along with the support of Data Relish Ltd and Intellinsight LLC present another event in our International Series:

  • Convincing Your HiPPo: Business Statistics for AI & Data Science by Jen Stirrup

Abstract:

To be successful and confident for working AI and Data Science, it's important to have a grasp of statistics.

  • How can you tell if your models are good?
  • How can you communicate your results to business-oriented people?

Hosted by Adriano From Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group


SF IT Google
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Kotlin Error Handling & Concurrency with Actors
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

We are teaming up with GDG Boston (as the main host) and several other GDG chapters in North American to bring you two great talks!

  • Error handling in Kotlin and the Result Monad - by Adam Bennett
  • No Drama Concurrency with Kotlin Actors - by Sam Edwards

Schedule (EDT time zone):

  • 6:00PM - 6:30PM: Introductions
  • 6:30PM - 7:00PM: Talk 1
  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM: Talk 2
  • 7:30PM - 8:00PM: Closing

Important: The event will be hosted on Remo (remo.co), for which a URL will be shared within 48 hours of this event.

Hosted by Cesar Diez Sanchez and 3 others From GDG Miami


SF IT SFIMA
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Emerging Even Stronger and Why Nice Companies Finish First
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Peter Shankman Speaks Out: Emerging Even Stronger and Why Nice Companies Finish First

Hosted by SFIMA


SF IT Python
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MLOps Salon
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
online

Join us for a 2-hour virtual event as we gather to discuss the latest in MLOps.

The MLOps Virtual Salon will focus on the impact of stable and reliable Machine Learning Operations. This two-hour virtual event showcases best-practices and real-world case studies for managing the full ML lifecycle.

Hear from three experts from Microsoft, RedHat and Verta who will provide technical demonstrations as well as success stories of real-life examples. Connect & engage with others through live Q&A and discussions.

Hosted by Julia Mohler From Miami Python Meetup Group


From Data Scientist to Machine Learning Engineer
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
online

Interested in taking your Data Science career to the next level by becoming a Machine Learning Engineer?

Join Data Science Salon and Springboard for a live webinar on Thursday, July 16th, where we'll cover how to transition from data science to machine learning engineering.

At the end of the webinar, we'll share some helpful resources to help you get started in your career transition from Data Scientist to Machine Learning Engineer.

Hosted by Julia Mohler From Miami Python Meetup Group


SF IT dotnet
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Coders Cafe - Adding a little DAPR to your .NET Microservices - Cecil Phillip
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

Building distributed applications is not an easy thing to do. Even though there are some inherent benefits, breaking down your application into a collection of microservices comes with a completely different set of challenges. This is where DAPR can help us out. It provides a runtime and a collection of building blocks that can be used with any language, in any cloud or on-prem environment. In this session, we'll dive into DAPR, discuss the various build blocks it supports, and see some demos of how you can make use of it in your .NET applications.

Hosted by Dave Noderer From FlaDotNet


Coders Cafe - Introduction to Azure with AKS - Jason van Brackel
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
online

Abstract: AKS or Azure Kubernetes service allows organizations to quickly realize the benefits of open source Kubernetes without the complexity and operational overhead of getting it up and running. In this presentation we will explore Kubernetes fundamentals and demonstrate standing up a Kubernetes Cluster with Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service.

Jason van Brackel is a Sr. Solutions Architect with Rancher Federal. Currently working with the DoD Platform One Team, he enjoys bringing the joy of DevOps to developers and operators alike. He is also the organizer of the Philadelphia Kubernetes Meetup and loves teaching at code camps, user groups and meetups.

Hosted by Dave Noderer From FlaDotNet


SF IT Agile
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Design Thinking in Agile
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Design thinking helps us generate innovative and human-centered solutions derived from our customers' insights. Understand and address fast and effectively the changes and tackle unknown problems into creative solutions is the premise of the Design Thinking methodology, which is explained through five stages: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.

Adopting the Design Thinking approach will help you build impactful products faster, and establish better business models.

Hosted by Ramesh Nori From South Florida Agile Association


Taste of Agile for Remote High Performing Teams
Saturday, July 18th, 2020: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
online

If you find yourself working from home and want to learn new skills to catapult your career and build Agile, Remote High Performing Teams, this is the workshop for you.

Attend this Agile remote workshop that is customized for today's remote challenges. Obtain the techniques to make a difference in your organization.

Are you interested in getting to know what Agile is and how it works in the business world? Do you want to know the difference between Waterfall and Agile? Or maybe you are interested in understanding the most popular Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Scaling). Do you want to learn how a Scrum Master can take a Remote Agile team to 'High Performing', then this workshop is ideal for you?

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


Agile Leadership Series
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

This is an interactive session for anyone interested in topics relating to Agile software development, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Lean Management, SAFe, etc. All experience levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow South Florida Agilists and discuss challenges, solutions, trends, certifications (CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, CSP, CEC, CST, SPC4, Kanban) or anything else to help you grow as an Agilist.

Agenda: We gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are focused and productive because the agenda for the meeting is democratically generated.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


Scrum@Scale for Government
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
online

Scrum@Scale is a lightweight Agile Scaling framework that can be used in federal, state, and local US Government agencies and the contractors who support them. In this meetup, we'll introduce you to the Scrum@Scale framework and how it can be applied to the government sector.

Hosted by Ernesto Custodio From Agile Online Meetup


Personal Maps Workshop - from Management 3.0
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

How well do you know your work colleagues? Their hobbies, ambitions or personal background? Forming closer connections with your team members, leads to improved team collaboration. Knowing more about each other will help you trust and form a stronger team.

Want a creative and engaging technique to get to know your colleagues better?

Join us for the Personal Maps - a virtual workshop presented by Sandra Wong.

Hosted by Mansi and 3 others From Empowering South Florida Women In Agile


SF IT Wordpress
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Building Landing Pages with the Block Editor
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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We will be doing a 100% virtual (online) meetup using Zoom. Excited to also share we have a guest speaker!

Building Landing Pages with the Block Editor

  • Special Guest Speaker: Guy Cicinelli (@GuyCicinelli on Twitter).

What are landing pages and why should you be using them? We'll do a high level overview of the block editor interface, talk about the important elements of landing pages, and how to build a landing page using blocks and the block editor. We'll also talk about useful plug-ins to make page building with blocks even easier. We'll be sure to leave a good chunk of time for discussion and questions at the end.

First 10 Things You Should Do After Launching a Website

  • Guest Speaker: Patrick Alexander

Learn about the important items you need to check off your list after launching a new website site from securing it to letting search engines know that your site exists.

This talk will provide you with a handy checklist that you will be able to use for all your WordPress projects!

Hosted by David Bisset and Jean Jeazy Felisme


SF IT IronHack
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UI Design crash course with Figma
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

A designer needs many tools to complete the various stages of the workflow, from research, design, through prototyping, to what the project deliverable is like. While prototyping on paper is still essential, the software makes it easier to share your work. But with so many tools available today, it can be difficult to choose the best one to develop your idea.

Figma is an application that emerged with a purpose, to speed up the creation of useful graphics to generate user interfaces in an efficient way. In this workshop we will learn an application design using this amazing tool.

Hosted by Victor Hernandez From Ironhack Miami: Learn to Code + Design


SF IT Thinkful
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Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
Monday, July 20th, 2020: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Curious about JavaScript? Join us and learn the fundamental concepts of JavaScript while building your own virtual pet! (Think: Tamagotchi).

You will learn how to add new features to your pet, including feeding them, and tracking their health and happiness. Check out this example of a virtual pet that was made by an attendee at a previous event: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Jordan Zurowski From Thinkful Miami


Intro to Data Science: Predictive Modeling
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

If you're looking at diving into a career in data science this free intro webinar is for you. Get a handle on the fundamentals of predictive modeling, Python and this high-paying field.

If you're curious about the field of Data Science, you've probably heard the terms 'predictive modeling' or ""machine learning."" In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss the emerging field of Data Science, fundamental concepts in predictive modeling, and work together to implement those in a Python environment.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Jordan Zurowski From Thinkful Miami


Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations
Saturday, July 25th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

The beauty behind the data...visualizations. In a data science career, you need more than the ability to process a large amount of data, you need to be able to communicate your findings to the right audience. You need the beauty behind the data...you need visualizations!

Visualizations help you understand your data, and most importantly, they help you communicate your data. In this hands-on workshop, we'll discuss the different visualization packages in Python, and walk through how to implement them while covering some key data science concepts.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Jordan Zurowski From Thinkful Miami


Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

Interested in becoming a Data Analyst? Now's your chance to learn what a Data Analyst does - from statistics, to analysis, to visualizations. Join us and learn more about Thinkful's flexible Data Analytics program. This program is designed to help those with no prior experience in data or technology land their first full-time job as a data analyst - at a flexible pace and without having to quit your current job!

How to join us: Once you register with Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the links to the live webinar from BigMarker. We recommend RSVPing even if you cannot attend the event live because you will receive an email after the webinar has completed with the replay link. If you do not receive your link, please email ivy@thinkful.com.

Hosted by Ivy Rueb and Jordan Zurowski


SF IT SFISSA
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July 2020 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Please join us for our July 2020 Meeting. Two technical talks followed by networking. This will be a virtual meeting. Networking virtual meeting to follow.

  • Speaker 1: TBA
  • Speaker 2: TBA

Hosted by Michael Brown from South Florida ISSA Chapter


SF IT TDWI
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Integrated Cloud Architectures for Modern Data and Analytics
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Achieve maximum business impact with a straightforward architecture for cloud analytics One of the consequences of the growing diversity of data and its analytics use cases is that data architectures are trending toward multiplatform environments that distribute data across many on-premises databases and cloud data platforms. Similarly, some organizations are adopting one or more tools for every form of analytics.

However, most organizations need something simpler, more cost-effective, and efficient, while maintaining functionality and scale. Luckily for them, it's possible to assemble a straightforward architecture for modern analytics by combining a powerful cloud data platform, a unified analytics offering, and an automated data integration solution. When these three architectural layers tightly interoperate, the result is an end-to-end user experience that leads from raw data sources to valuable business insights with broad collaboration.

Learn about Simple Cloud Architectures for Modern Data and Analytics by registering to attend a free TDWI Virtual Solution Spotlight. Attendees will hear from Philip Russom, Ph.D., senior director of research for data management at TDWI, plus expert speakers from Snowflake and Qlik.

Hosted by TDWI


Designing and Deploying Effective Architectures for End-User Analytics
Thursday, July 30th, 2020: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Data architectures are being driven into greater complexity by a number of trends:

  • The range of data sources, structures, and latencies continues to broaden as users integrate and analyze data from traditional sources as well as new ones such as web applications, social media, customer channels, partners, and machine data from sensors, devices, vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • The range of business use cases is exploding as managers demand real-time data for operational decisions and massive volumes of detailed source data in support of multiple forms of advanced analytics.

  • Many new and compelling data platforms and data management tools have emerged in recent years (from vendor and open-source communities), and most organizations are eager to modernize their data-driven IT solutions to take advantage of these.

Hosted by TDWI


SF IT IXDA
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Zoom: the secrets behind accessible software
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Join us in an informal chat with Alex Mooc, Zoom's accessibility lead as he provides us an insider's view of their software development process.

Many consider Zoom to be the most accessible video conferencing out there. But how did the young firm earn this following in a few short years against competitors like Microsoft and Cisco?

This year, Zoom's user base blew up thirtyfold in a matter of a few weeks. How did they manage that explosive growth, and what sorts of tradeoffs were involved?

Hosted by Marcelo Paiva and Claudio Luís Vera


SF IT Startup
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Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Get Advice from Top Florida Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
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Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. This Online Startup Pitch Bootcamp is designed to help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by leading Florida entrepreneurs and investors designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and get feedback on your startup pitch.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Miami Startup Founder 101


A Model to Answer all Startup Growth Questions, with Phil Libin
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 1:30 PM to 2:30
online

When building a strategy for your startup growth, you will encounter no shortage of formulas, ratios, and conflicting advice on the best practices. On this live online event, Phil Libin (CEO of All Turtles, Co-Founder / Former CEO of Evernote) will outline a model that simplifies the creation and analysis of your customer acquisition and retention strategies. By using Phil's method, you will be able to easily map out your customer journeys and stories, analyze what is working, determine how to allocate resources, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the world's foremost startup experts.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan


Online Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Get Advice from Top Florida Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
online

Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. This Online Startup Pitch Bootcamp is designed to help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by leading Florida entrepreneurs and investors designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and get feedback on your startup pitch.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Miami Startup Founder 101


Demo Day: Learn About Startups Growing Quickly During COVID-19
Thursday, July 16th, 2020: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Now more than ever, the world needs entrepreneurs building products that fit into our collective Post-COVID future. On this live and interactive online event, you can watch pitches from innovative seed-stage startups growing rapidly as a result of the pandemic, and ask the founders questions. Founder Institute Alumni have raised over $950M in funding and are worth an estimated $20B, so don't miss this opportunity to learn about the innovative technology companies you'll be reading about tomorrow!

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Miami Startup Founder 101


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A Blueprint for Behavioral Design
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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We are excited to welcome Dr. Stephen Wendel, author of Designing for Behavior Change as our July presenter!

Organizations around the world are applying behavioral science to nudge their users to act differently. They help people overcome behavioral obstacles in diverse areas-from exercise and dieting to learning new job skills. While these efforts very widely in focus, the approach each group takes is remarkably similar. After years of experimentation and learning in the field, practitioners have effectively developed a blueprint for behavioral design.

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


SF IT OWASP
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South Florida Chapter Meeting July 2020 - Talk + Discussion + Networking
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Abstract: Software systems are now an integral part of our life. Databases maintained by a variety of institutions & organizations define who we are, what we own, what is our expertise, our jobs, as well as holding our flight reservations, tickets for concerts, appointments, etc. In other words, they hold a panorama of our past, present, and future life. Most parts of this panorama persist through our whole life, and even beyond. Therefore, we need to expect that this data is accurate, protected properly, and designed appropriately. The entities that control all this data have an enormous influence in our lives and must be trustworthy. However, due to greed or negligence, sometimes software systems turn against us.

Hosted by Rohini Sulatycki and Adesina A From OWASP South Florida


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