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SF IT vBeers Broward
vBeersPlus @ General Provision Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
General Provision Downtown - Fort Lauderdale

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!

If you are interested in sponsoring a table at the Job Fair and/or presenting a commercial solution, please email or call/text Lauren McLaughlin for details at (954) 729 9130.

Please register at Eventbrite:

Current Sponsors:

  • KForce
  • TechLauderdale
  • ITPalooza
  • IT News and Events

About KForce

  • Kforce has been in the Staffing Industry for over 50 years
  • 20 years as Publicly traded company on NASDAQ
  • Kforce focuses on Technology, Finance & Accounting
  • 36,000+ consultants deployed annually and 3,300 permanent placements annually
  • Has over 60 offices nationwide

Current South Florida offices are located in Sunrise and Doral

Open Positions include:

  • Security Engineer- Miami
  • Security Engineer-Fort Lauderdale
  • Angular Developer-Fort Lauderdale
  • Project Manager-Boca Raton, FL
  • Project Manager-Sunrise, FL
  • Golang Developer-Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Quality Assurance Analyst & Engineer- Boca Raton, FL

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin and Lauren McLaughlin From vBeers South Florida

SF IT vBeers Boca
SFTA's vBeers@Boca
Wednesday, October 16th, 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!

$5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour! We meet in the upstairs lounge.

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin

SJBJ 2019 Technology Awards featuring CIOs AND Fastest-growing Technology Companies
Thursday, October 10th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:-30 PM
Signature Grand - Davie

The 2019 Technology Awards honor the best of both worlds: The chief information officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations in delivering business value and innovative use of IT AND the Fastest-growing Technology Companies in South Florida.

Hosted by the SFBJ

IT Executive Roundtable Dinner: Modern Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale)
Thursday, October 10th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Nice Restaurant - Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale

I have a limited number of tickets for this peer-to-peer event. I helped BWG run a similar event two years ago and it was fantastic. If you are interested in attending, and meet the requirements, please send me an email and I'll send you the registration details.

Hear from IT professionals, not sales teams, about concrete real-world experiences with hybrid cloud deployments.

During dinner, we'll have a moderated and collaborative discussion about establishing modern hybrid cloud environments across teams, processes and infrastructures.

Limited Seating and RSVP Required

Participants will include IT leadership from major South Florida organizations including: All Medical Personnel, American Express, AvMed, Broward College, Broward County Schools, Bupa Global, Campus Management, CEMEX, ChenMed, City Furniture, City of Fort Lauderdale, City of Hallandale Beach, Florida Atlantic University, GA Telesis, Great HealthWorks, Miami-Dade IT, Nova Southeastern University, Perry Ellis International, Sierra Healthcare, SproutLoud Media Networks, Telefonica, Teva Pharmaceuticals, TracFone, Ultimate Software, United Automobile Insurance Company, United States Medical Supply, University of Miami, Univision Communications and more.

There is no cost to join. There are no Sales Pitches or Presentations.

This event is for active IT Professionals only. No Vendors. No Service Providers.

Hosted by BWGStrategy

ITWomen's 16th Celebrity CIO Poker Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser
Thursday, November 21st, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Design Center of the Americas (DCOA) - Dania Beach

Help young women pursue dreams for IT and Engineering degree

Join top CIO's at ITWomen's 16th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and help us #RaiseTheRatio of women in Tech by funding more college dreams for extraordinary young women from South Florida to pursue Degrees in Technology & Engineering. Secure your seat in the Texas Hold'em Poker tournament now, or support a Scholar through a variety of partner options.

Hosted by ITWomen

Boca Ladies who Lunch - Insights from Johnson Controls IT Executive Leadership
Thursday, October 17th, 2019: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Johnson Controls - Boca Raton

Come hear from Johnson Control Executive Sharon Moura, VP IT, Sales and Marketing

Hosted by Elizabeth Decker and Debbie Wilson

South Florida SIM 2019 Conference
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 01:30 PM
NSU - Davie

SIM is a senior IT leadership organization with over 5,000 national members. SIM South Florida strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations.

  • SIM members login for access to the free member registration.
  • IT Executives who are not SIM members, sign up for the wait list to request a free non-member registration.
  • Vendors that are not sponsors will not be admitted to this meeting without prior authorization by the local chapter Board of Directors.


  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
  • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Round Table discussion
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

Hosted by SIM South Florida

SF IT Palm Beach Events
Mathew Vermilyer (PeakActivity) - 'Creating A/B Tests That Perform'
Monday, October 21st, 2019: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Mad Robot Brewing Co. - Boca Raton

Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community!


Mathew Vermilyer


'Creating A/B Tests That Perform'

Hosted by Alice Figuerola

FAU's 2018 annual Maverick Reception
Thursday, November 7th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
FAU - Boca Raton

Join us at this year's Maverick Reception, where FAU Tech Runway is celebrating five years of innovation and launching South Florida's next generation of global entrepreneurs. The evening will highlight and celebrate the success of Tech Runway's entrepreneurs, and those who played a vital role in assisting these ventures. With your support, Tech Runway will continue to educate and provide much needed resources to ensure entrepreneurs continue to succeed.

Hosted by Florida Atlantic University

SF IT Palm Beach Tech
Karen Goliger (NCCI) - 'What Does 'Usable' Mean'
Monday, October 7th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
American Craft Aleworks - West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours with the sharpest & most witty folks in our tech community!


  • 'What Does 'Usable' Mean'


  • :40 Minutes of Networking
  • :5 Minutes of Introductions
  • :15 Minute TED Style Talk

Hosted by Aaron Wormus From Tech Talks - West Palm

Casie Schiffman (NextEra Energy) - 'Rise of the Data Team'
Monday, October 14th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Venture X - Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Tech Talks are monthly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to share!


Casie Schiffman - Principal Financial Analyst @ NextEra Energy


"Rise of the Data Team

Hosted by Christopher Cabrera from Tech Talks : Palm Beach Gardens

Magic Leap / XR User Group Kickoff
Monday, October 7th, 2019: 6:00 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 6-7:30PM.

We will host Magic Leap / XR related tech talks, workshops, music, AI, Gaming, robotics demos, and of course Spatial Computing!!

Hosted by Praveen Yalamanchi

SF IT Big Data
2019 FAU Data Science and Analytics conference
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton

The 2019 Data Science and Analytics conference will bring together the research interests of Florida Atlantic University and local industrial leaders to stimulate collaboration in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, and analytics.

At this second annual conference, we hope to build cohesiveness among the varied groups engaged in such work in the local community and beyond. Many great ventures emerged from last year's conference and we are moving forward in further developing relationships with data scientist and leaders of local businesses, industry and government.

The purpose of this year's Data Science and Analytics Conference is to drill down and hone in on the challenges and real issues local business, industry and government data scientists, and leaders face in their current and future work with big data.

Hosted by FAU

SF IT Linux
Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems)
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM
NSU - Davie

Monthly Linux Meetup covering Open Source, UNIX and UNIX-Like Systems

Hosted by Douglas Sensenig from South Florida Linux Users Group - FLUX

Learn AI-Based Securities Trading with Israel Hernandez
Thursday, October 17th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
TheVentureCity - Miami

Are you a data scientist you developing models using ML, DL, NN, and NLP? Do you want to take advantage of AI's power to buy and sell stocks and options but you don't know how the stock market works? Do you want to connect your algorithm to a stock broker? Do you want 15+ years of data to train models and find patterns? This Meetup is to share our interests, experiences, trading techniques, data, and capabilities to create the next generation of algorithms that will operate in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and exchanges around the world.

Hosted by David Smith and Israel I. Hernandez From Miami Data Science Meetup

Data and AI Forum
Monday, October 21st, 2019: 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
InterContinental Miami Hotel - Miami

The event formerly known as IBM Analytics University is happening again this fall! Join us at our first Data and AI Forum in Miami for the latest information on current offerings, new releases, and the future direction of IBM's Data and AI portfolio. Whether you're an executive, a business user, a data scientist, a technical expert, a new customer, a seasoned pro, or still deciding which path to take, there's a place for you at the Data and AI Forum 2019.

Hosted by IBM and IDG

Discover Your Strengths Workshop with Kelly Merbler
Friday, November 8th, 2019: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lynn University - Boca Raton

This workshop discusses issues relating to career management and development, targeting in particular career-pathing options, career crisis and transitions, career decision-making processes, and what would bring you the most fulfillment in a career to target.

Right out of college I started my first job and spent 21 years there. I thought I had secured my career path and that was where I was going to stay. As my career responsibilities grew I wasn't as fired up as I was earlier in my career and I began to not enjoy my work any longer. Little did I know that I was actually experiencing disengagement because the higher up the career ladder I got, the farther away I got from my natural strengths.

I didn't understand why I was feeling this "funk" in this part of my career until I took the Clifton StrengthsFinder profile and worked with a coach to become more self aware of what I did best and what were my true weakness areas.

I wanted to create a meaningful workshop that I could add value to other professionals who were either in the same "career funk" as I was or who were in job transition and needed to be able to figure out what they were truly good at and would also energize them in their next role.

Hosted by Kelly Merbler

SF IT ITPalooza
ITPalooza 2019
Thursday, December 5th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 5, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale

ITPalooza is South Florida's Premier Technology Conference. Now in its 8th year, ITPalooza is the preeminent platform to drive business deals and forge valuable connections with local and regional tech professionals.

Statistics for the last seven editions:

  • 15,000 - Attendees and Guests
  • 800 - Speakers and Presenters
  • 1100 - Participating Companies
  • 82% - Technology Professionals

Quick Summary of Sponsorships:

  • Platinum Package With Sponsored Speaking Session (6) - $5,500
  • Platinum Package With Vip Lounge / Party Sponsorship (4) - $5,000
  • Attendee Lunch Sponsor (4) - $2,000 - $2,750
  • Check-In Sponsor (4) - $2,000 - $2,750
  • Gold Package (75) - Gold Package (75)
  • Silver Package (50) - $1,000 - $1,750
  • Non-Profit / Startup Package (20) - $500 - $1,000

If you need a convenient PDF document to forward to your boss or a colleague, download the official ITP19 sponsorship opportunities price list, here it is.

SF IT Security
Webinar: Stopping the Threat, Winning the War - Building a Layered Security Strategy That Works
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Organizations today are challenged with implementing a security strategy that works against an ever-changing threat landscape. Attack vectors, tactics, methods, and efforts are constantly evolving, making security feel more like it's 'trying to keep up' rather than actually succeeding.

So, what should a layered security strategy look like that can actually have an impact?

In this engaging webcast, join cybersecurity experts and fellow Microsoft MVPs Nick Cavalancia and J. Peter Bruzzese as they discuss:

  • The changing state of the attack
  • Assessing the validity of your current strategy
  • Defining a layered security strategy based on cybercriminal behavior

Hosted by

Tuesday, October 24th, 2019: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Signature Grand - Davie

This year's Sinnott Wolach Technology Group (SWTG) CYBRSEC Summit2019 promises to deliver interactive presentations & peer-networking in a relaxed environment, bringing together industry-leading solutions that will help with today's Cyber Security challenges.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Industry-leading manufacturers and fellow Cyber Security Professionals to discuss today's most provocative security topics.

Hosted by Sinnott Wolach Technology Group

Southeast GOV Cybersecurity Workshop focused on Ransomware Prevention
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
NSU - Davie

Don't become the next Florida municipality to suffer a ransomware attack this year.

Ransomware attacks on Florida's public sector have recently made big headlines. Many Florida municipalities were victims in a string of ransomware attacks this year on US governments. Attack techniques and delivery methods have become more sophisticated, prolific, speedy and costly.

Join Alturna-Tech, FLGISA Southeast, and SIM South Florida for an exclusive Public Sector Southeast Cybersecurity Workshop. Learn about the evolution of cybercrime and its effects on current Florida municipality attacks from our keynote speaker, Jason Manar, Miami's FBI Cyber Crime Supervisory.

Hosted by Alturna-Tech

SF IT Starthub
React Development: Project: Github activity Tracker with React
Monday, October 7th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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!

Hosted by Angel lacret and Stefany Vera From Miami Software Developers

Python Development: Serverless with AWS Lambda
Monday, October 14th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 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!

Hosted by Angel lacret and Andrea Urdaneta from Software Developers of Florida

SF IT Nerd Nite Miami
Nerd Nite Miami
Thursday, October 10th, 2019: 6:00 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!

Come join us for a beer, learn something new, and meet fellow nerds. Tell your friends and help us spread the word about Nerd Nite Miami at Gramps!

Hosted by Melissa From Nerd Nite Miami

TechLauderdale Presents: Citrix Turns 30 - Hear From 3 Decades of Citrix CEOs on Nov 5th @ Citrix HQ
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Citrix - Ft. Lauderdale
  • November 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • $25 Members, $45 Non-members

Hear from 3 decades of the Citrix CEO's and how they shaped Tech in South Florida and globally. Chris Fleck will host with Roger Roberts, Mark Templeton, and David Henshall.

TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale. TechLauderdale, powered by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA), is a non-profit group. We host events like this to raise funds and fulfil our goals of: Learn. Connect. Grow.


  • 5:00pm - Registration
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Networking & Reception
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel Program
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Q & A

Sponsorships are available.

Hosted by TechLauderdale Powered by the SFTA

SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, October 10th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Research Park at FAU - 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)

SF IT Miami Events
Let's combine Art and Technology and get creative!
Friday, October 11th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
WeWork - Miami Beach

At the intersection of Art and Technology is Art Tech.

Join us as we look at how art is created using some of the latest technology available for artists. This fun, hands on activity will allow each person to get involved in the creation process.

Learn about what is happening today in Art Tech, all the roles that technology is playing in art, how it is enabling interactivity in art installations, and how innovations of today shaping the industry.

Hosted by Inov8Labs From Inov8Labs - Let's build something together!

Live Coding Session: Come and code with other developers
Saturday, October 12th, 2019: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4Geeks Academy

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!

Hosted by Alejandro Sanchez

Proactive Growth - For Developers, Designers and Professionals alike!
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5707 Blue Lagoon Dr - Miami

Calling all Developers, Designers and professionals alike! Decode Miami is hosting their first ever Proactive Growth Event, sponsored by RBI!

So, what is a Proactive Growth Event? We're glad you asked!

Are you continuously looking to grow your skills, network, and education? What about motivation or direction? Are you currently in the market for a new position? Well, you found the right event!

What the night will consist of:...

Hosted by Susan Salas and 2 others From Decode Miami

Power On With Power BI by Adriano da Silva
Thursday, October 10th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nexus University - Miami

Adriano da Silva, Lead Power BI Instructor at Intellinsight LLC ( , will guide you through different ways to improve your Power BI report and dashboard creation with tips, tricks, shortcuts equipping you with an agile development process.


  • Power BI Agile Development Framework
  • Speed up Data Analysis with Power BI
  • Tips on Using & Customizing Power Bi Visuals
  • Streamline your Power BI development

This session is for new and existing users who want to learn about tips, tricks and a Power BI development process to streamline the development of their reports and dashboards.

Hosted by Adriano From South Florida Power BI

Smart City Expo Miami 2019
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Wednesday, October 23rd
Miami Dade College - Miami

As societies, we invest in new buildings, transportation, power, industry. Do we have a plan for the city with people, productivity, and quality of life in mind? Do we have a controlled process that produces successful projects that fit into our plan without wasted time, money, and eliminates corruption? Do we have a plan for maintenance of the completed assets that is locally resourced and sustainable? How do we engage the citizens to contribute to the planning process and create a unified effort? Is there new technology(right now) that is affordable and enables unprecedented participation and ushers in a new era of public support for a revitalized city?

Join us... so more smart people can start planning for a smarter future city.

Hosted by Smart CITIES Americas

SF IT dotnet
AWS RDS SQL Server vs. Azure SQL Database - Herve Roggero, Blue Syntax LLC
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Ready for a faceoff? Let's explore the major differences between the two cloud giants' implementation of SQL Server as a Service and understand the pros/cons of each in a side by side comparison, from architecture to licensing.

Herve Roggero is recognized for his thought leadership and passion for providing accessibility to data in the tech space. Co-author of PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices, he is the founder of ENZO Unified.

Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies.

Hosted by Dave Noderer From FlaDotNet

SF IT Wordpress
WordPress Palm Beach: Wapuu Bar ::: Help Desk
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Smart Crypto Cafe

Our monthly Meetup is held on the second Tuesday of every month 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. RSVP's open 6 days prior to meetup.

  • Bobby DeLisio
  • DellMark LLC Digital Media Marketing

Bobby DeLisio is the organizer of the WordPress Users of the Palm Beaches Meetup Group and host of this event. He has been designing and developing websites since the early 90's. When commercial use restrictions were lifted from the Internet in 1995 he started his own company which developed websites for businesses. Bobby's first commercial website was written in HTML 2.0 (or was it 1.1 ???) using notepad with a liberal use of tables and single pixel gifs to create structure. A far cry from creating website layouts with CSS Grid.

Hosted by Bobby DeLisio From WordPress Users of the Palm Beaches

SF IT The LAB Miami
Future of Logistics Technology Summit
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Miracle Theatre - Coral Gables

Miami is a global freight hub and number one in the nation for international freight. Trade and Logistics is an important economic engine that contributes billions of dollars and makes us the world's largest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.

With this in mind, LAB Miami Ventures decided to create the Future of Logistics Technology Summit to fill a void to bring together industry leaders and some of the brightest and most innovative logistics startups in the region.

Hosted by The Lab Miami

SF IT IronHack
Ironhack Open House
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ironhack - Miami

Ironhack is the #2 coding and design boot camp in the world with a campus in Miami. Join us to learn about our 3 tech programs, success stories, and how you can change your life in only 9 weeks.

  • DATA

Our programs are created for the hustlers and do-ers who are looking to change careers, boost career and enter the fastest growing tech industry!

Hosted by Lisa Nuessle from Ironhack Miami: Learn to Code + Design

October 2019 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 17th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lynn University - Boca Raton

Please join us for our October 2019 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

Networking to follow at The Irishman Pub.


  • Edward Dibeler, CIO of Automated Healthcare Solutions
  • Jorge Orchilles, (@jorgeorchilles), Certified Instructor, SANS Institute


  • Cybersecurity & HIPAA: The SOC-as-a-Service Approach.
  • Work it Out: Organizing Effective Adversary Emulation Exercises

Hosted by Michael Brown

Two Talks from Bill Inmon, The Father of Data Warehousing
Friday, October 11th, 2019: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
NSU - Davie

Bill Inmon has become the most prolific and well-known author worldwide in the big data analysis, data warehousing and business intelligence arena. Having 35 years of experience in database technology and data warehouse design, he is known globally for his seminars on developing data warehouses and information architectures. In addition to authoring more than 50 books and 650 articles, Bill has been a monthly columnist with the Business Intelligence Network, EIM Institute and Data Management Review. In 2007, Bill was named by Computerworld as one of the 'Ten IT People Who Mattered in the Last 40 Years' of the computer profession

Hosted by TDWI

SF IT Game Developers
Filmgate Miami Presents Spatial Computing and Tools with Magic Leap - Full Day!
Friday, October 18th, 2019: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
FilmGate - Miami

In this 6 hour hands-on workshop, Magic Leap will introduce you to spatial computing concepts and tools and get you started developing for Magic Leap One. Starting from scratch, you will be walked through setting up a development environment, learn the many available tools and how to best use them, and dive into the Lumin SDK to create anything you desire using the device's powerful feature set.

Hosted by Diliana Alexander and Praveen Yalamanchi From Florida Game Developers Association

SF IT Startup
Tech Startup Pitch Event
Tuesday, October 24th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cendyn Spaces - Boca Raton

StartupPOP will be running it's 33rd tech startup pitch event with networking in the last 4 years on October 24th, 2019 at 6pm at Cendyn Spaces. We have had over 300 startups pitch at our events since 2014!

Tonight's theme is CBD Startups! This industry is rocking. What is CBD? It is the non-high marijuana industry or hemp industries. It is tons of lotions, pills and everything under the sun selling everywhere, unregulated, until the government cracks down! We will have speaker on the subject!

If you have a tech startup or are interested in the startup community in Boca Raton, this is a special local event you should consider attending! If you attend for the first time, you will see 5 tech startups get up and pitch their businesses!

Hosted by OrganizerStartupPOP

SF IT Broward Events
2019 Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp
Saturday, October 12th, 2019: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
NSU - Davie

Please join us for an overview of the development platform on Office 365 and hands-on coding and learning of some Microsoft Office 365 services.

During this workshop, we take you on a journey by building a Todo Mobile Application. We do this by introducing some of the Office 365 Developers Platform services. We start by introducing SharePoint as our backend services, secured API and data storage. We show how to build a SharePoint app using the browser and Visual Studio. We also take a look at PowerShell scripting which is used to handle our DevOps workloads like deployment and configuration.

Hosted by Oscar Garcia @Ozkary

Fort Lauderdale :: An Introduction to DAX by Adriano da Silva & Raghu Kolli Adriano
Thursday, October 17th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NSU - Davie

An Introduction to DAX exposes attendees with little or no experience with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) to its concepts and uses, by focusing on the use of the DAX language in Power BI. Most importantly, the concepts presented and the majority of the materials covered are also applicable to SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) tabular model and Power Pivot in Excel.

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

Rapid pace of Technology transformation in myriad business sectors
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Tower Club - Ft. Lauderdale

Panelists: Chris Caputo; Gani Zabersky,WheelHouse IT; and Akshay Sharma, Former Gartner Analyst and Telecom expert

Hosted by Nizar Lavji

Azure Fundamentals: Lap Around the Portal
Thursday, October 10th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Microsoft - Fort Lauderdale

Continuing our introductory Azure Fundamentals Series

Note: You must RSVP to attend.

Topic: Lap Around the Portal

Series: Azure Fundamentals introduces cloud services, and how these services are provided by Microsoft Azure.

This talk covers:

  • Azure Active Directory: How Azure AD ties everything Microsoft Cloud together (Office 365, Power BI, Dynamics), AD Connect, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Virtual Machines: Sizing, Deploying, Connecting-to and Protecting your VMs

  • App Service: Deploying web sites and applications

  • Cloud Shell: How to start using it

Hosted by David Cobb and 4 others from Microsoft Cloud South Florida User Group

The Dan Marino Foundation, 1st Annual Employer Networking Event
Monday, October 14th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cendyn Spaces - Boca Raton

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the event aims to honor our community partners who assist us in fulfilling our mission. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the services offered to our partners and chat with other like-minded professionals in the Hospitality and Computer Technology industries.

Join us for an evening mixer with light appetizers and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Hosted by Damian Montero - From Boca JS

SF IT Salesforce
Salesforce Labs Day & More!
Thursday, October 17th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ultimate Software - Weston, FL

Join us for a fun-filled, engaging, and informative session all about free resources available to you so you can level up your knowledge on Salesforce Labs. Join fellow Community Group friends to learn about new, free, and customizable Salesforce Labs solutions available on AppExchange.

We will also have an "Architect for a day" segment!

Hosted by Salesforce Developers