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Monday, May 6th, 2019

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Friday, May 17th, 2019

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Monday, May 20th, 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Friday, May 24th, 2019

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Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Friday, June 21st, 2019

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SF IT CIO
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Miami-Doral CIO / CISO / CTO Cybersecurity Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, May 9th, 2019: 11:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Top Golf Miami-Doral

The heads of IT & Security for Miami-based midmarket organizations are gathering to discuss an topic important topic for all of us, Cybersecurity! In this CIO/CTO/CISO lead discussion, we will cover topics like: identifying risk and gaps, deterministic prevention, board level communications about risks and investments and cross-education of the moving topic of targeted cybercriminals.

Hosted by MIDMRKT Local and Symantec


SF IT Palm Beach Events
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Nick Mohnacky (bNotes) - Leveraging Collective Intelligence
Monday, May 6th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Voltaire West - Palm Beach

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

Nick Mohnacky | Founder @ bNotes

bnotes improves the flow of intelligence across organizations by eliminating information silos and leveraging Collective Intelligence (CI)* to communicate more efficiently and deliver better results.

Hosted by Aaron Wormus From Palm Beach Tech Talks


FAU Tech Runway / 2019 Launch Competition
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
FAU - Boca Raton

Be among the first to congratulate the new FAU Tech Runway Venture Class 7 companies and celebrate the Venture Class 6 graduation.

FAU Tech Runway helps turn the dreams of students, faculty and local innovators into a reality, providing them with all the resources they need to thrive in one collaborative hub. Tech Runway makes this happen when supporters like you contribute to scholarships designed to launch promising entrepreneurs and businesses. Contributions will allow students to participate in our one-year venture program.

Hosted by FAU Tech Runway


Santosh Kanthety (NextEra Energy) - 'Are you Running on Insights?'
Monday, May 13th, 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!

GUEST SPEAKER: Santosh Kanthety | Digital & AI Solutions @ NextEra Energy

TOPIC: 'Are you Running on Insights?'

AGENDA:

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

HOSTED BY: Chris Cabrera, Senior Software Engineer @ Bankrate

Hosted by Christopher Cabrera from Tech Talks : Palm Beach Gardens


Biz To Biz Networking at Waterstone Resort
Monday, May 13th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Waterstone Resort and Hotel - Boca

Biz To Biz Networking at Waterstone Resort Boca Raton

Plenty of Free Parking or Valet $5

Everyone is Welcome To Attend

Hosted by Biz To Biz Networking


SF IT vBeers Broward
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SFTA vBeers @ Broward
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Funky Buddha - Oakland Park

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!

I am usually on site between 5PM and 5:30PM.

May Events:

  • Wed May 8th @ Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wed May 15th @ Biergarten Boca
  • Wed May 22nd @ Miami

vBeers @ meetup.com

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin and TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA


SF IT vBeers Boca
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SFTA's vBeers@Boca
Wednesday, May 15th, 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

I am usually on site between 5PM and 5:30PM.

May Events:

  • Wed May 15th @ Biergarten Boca
  • Wed May 22nd @ Miami

vBeers @ meetup.com

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin and TechLauderdale Powered by SFTA


SF IT Security
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ISACA South Florida - 3rd Annual GRC Conference
Friday, June 21st, 2019: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
FAU Tech Runway - Boca Raton

The GRC Conference is the premier summer conference for South Florida IT executives in the private and public sectors and provides opportunities for IT leaders (CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, CTOs, and IT Directors) and other industry practitioners to share their experiences and network while hearing informative and engaging presentations. Topics will cover pertinent areas in the security world including security automation, security responsibilities for cloud services, incident response, IoT and mobile devices security.

Anticipated attendance for this event is approximately 175, and 8 hours of CPE will be available.

Hosted by ISACA South Florida Chapter


SF IT HackMiami
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HackMiami Conference 7
Friday, May 17th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 18th, 2019
SeaCoast Suites - Miami Beach

The HackMiami 2019 Hackers Conference seeks to bring together the brightest minds within the information security industry and the digital underground. This conference will showcase cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methodologies that are at the forefront of the global threatscape. The conference features a jam-packed schedule of tracks that will appeal to both novice hackers and seasoned professionals. Here is a sample video of our past conferences.

Hosted by HackMiami


SF IT Javascript
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WebDev
Monday, May 13th, 2019: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cafe Collective - Fort Lauderdale

JavaScript is the programming language that makes web pages interactive. It is also used to make servers, robots, and more! That makes it one of the most useful first languages to learn.

The comprehensive workshop will be a mix of lectures, pair programming, and hands-on exercises building your webpage

Hosted by Shimor From Fort Lauderdale Web Development Meetup


VueJS Ft. Lauderdale - Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
General Provision - Fort Lauderdale

Monthly Meetup

Hosted by Doug Steinberg From VueJS Ft Lauderdale


Making Games with Javascript - Presented by Praveen Yalamanchi
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cendyn Spaces, in the Atrium - Boca Raton

You've seen Praveen Yalamanchi present in the past. He's presented ReactVR to BocaJS's biggest turn out with almost 80 people.

Now let's see if he can top that number by presenting:

Making Games with Javascript.

Praveen in association with the Florida Game Developers Association Meetup will be presenting how to build your own games using Javascript.

Hosted by Damian Montero - From Boca JS


SF IT Nerd Nite Miami
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Nerd Nite Miami
Thursday, May 9th, 2019: 4:00 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:

Hosted by Melissa From Nerd Nite Miami


SF IT Starthub
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Best Practices and Patterns For Python: Connecting to Dropbox
Monday, May 6th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
StartHub - Miami

We will show how to connect to this popular Storage Service from a Python application

With these meetings, we aim to create a space where developers can learn new and practical technologies and discuss freely their coding problems with others and find the best solutions to them.

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


Best Practices and Patterns For React: Authentication syndication with Auth0
Monday, May 13th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
StartHub - Miami

Authentication syndication with Auth0

One of the best ways to become a great developer is to know how to handle new technologies and that's where we come in.

We have prepared different meetups where the main goal is to enhance your capabilities as a Problem Solver, using coding skills.

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


SF IT Python
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AI based Autonomous Flight Wildfire Detection Drone
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ultimate Software Group - Phase 10

Talk by Ilkhom Karimov

Graduated Masters Degree in Computer Science in 2009 and worked on different Enterprise companies and startups using AI and Deep Learning for various projects. Currently, he is working at DroneDetects startup to create autonomous flight drone which can detect wildfires at the earliest stages using AI.

Talk: AI based Autonomous Flight Wildfire Detection Drone

DroneDetects - startup aimed to increase the efficiency of fire fighting by detecting wildfires at the earliest stages using autonomous roaming drones, thermal sensors, and AI (Convolutional Neural Networks). The presentation will cover building a drone for autonomous flight and fire detection based software and Nvidia Jetson edge computing embedded system.

Hosted by Aaron Richter and Teodor Georgiev


SF IT SFIMA
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SFIMA: Using Content to Drive Down the Funnel
Thursday, May 9th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Galuppi's - Pompano Beach

You need new customers. Well-crafted content marketing captures attention and brings visitors to your site from multiple channels. Content marketing can be overwhelming, however, without a plan that ensures you engage consumers where they play - using long-form content, product information, social media content and video across channels.

This discussion will show you how to use data to develop content for your target audience to not only drive traffic to your site, but also capture the sale and keep new customers. Melanie Mitchell from Chewy will discuss how she approaches omnichannel marketing to win at capturing audiences from research to purchase.

Hosted by the SFIMA


SF IT SQL
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Sign Up for SQLSaturday #864 - South Florida 2019
Saturday, June 8th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NSU - Davie

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server, Data Analyst and Business Intelligence professionals and those wanting to learn more about the SQL Server Data platform. Admittance to this event is completely FREE as most costs are covered by donations and sponsorships, however the lunch fee is $10.00 per person.

45 hours of technical training from real practice professionals and experts in the field.

Don't miss this opportunity to network with peers, get to know our presenters and sponsors and to take advantage of a Full day of FREE classes and amazing sponsor prizes!

Hosted by South Florida SQL Server User Group


SF IT PHP
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SoFloPHP Boca (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, May 9th, 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


SF IT Miami Events
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Drive Business Results with Google Ads Livestream
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Keiser University - Miami

Come join us for this Free Google Livestream and learn the best practices to Drive Business Results with Google Ads directly from Google!

Open networking start at 11:30 am and the Livestream will begin promptly at 12:00 pm.

Event will be hosted at Keiser University in the auditorium. Please arrive on time as we do not have control over the Livestream.

Hosted by Manny Sarmiento From The Fort Lauderdale Entrepreneur & Business Network Group


Unveiling The Dark-Web
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Doral Chamber of Commerce

The Importance of your Cybersecurity Posture to Protect your Business

We live in the Digital Transformation Era

  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Huge computing power
  • IoT
  • Connectivity & Collaboration

You need to be Prepare and on Guard to protect your Business against the Cyber-criminals. Small & Medium Business are a Target.

Hosted by Manny Sarmiento From The Fort Lauderdale Entrepreneur & Business Network Group


Biz To Biz Networking at American Social Brickell - Miami
Thursday, May 9th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
American Social - Miami

Join Biz To Biz Networking at American Social Brickell

Pay Online $10 and Bring a Guest for Free + Receive One Drink Ticket

Hosted by Biz To Biz Networking


Free Co-Work Friday at Tribe
Friday, May 10th, 2019: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
TRIBE - Co-work and Urban Innovation Lab Overtown - Miami

Bring your laptop, grab some coffee, host a meeting, and co-work with some cool people

Hosted by Felecia Hatcher From BlackTech Miami


TechTalk Miami at Topgolf!
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Top Golf Miami-Doral

TechTalks are the place for leaders in the technology community to relax, network and hear about the latest mission-critical technologies in a social setting. 'The Games' at Topgolf follow the footprint of our Commercial IT shows - the evening begins with networking and short, informative presentations from our sponsors. Following the presentations, attendees break into teams, each hosted by a sponsor, and 'The Games' begin.

Hosted by TechTalk Summits


VeeamON 2019 Conference for Intelligent Data Management
Monday, May 20th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Wednesday, May 22nd
Fontainebleau - Miami Beach

Attend breakouts with various tracks on the latest industry trends and worldwide technology best practices, along with discussion panels and how-to sessions on Veeam capabilities, , such as:

  • VeeamON EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek at 2019 Releases from Veeam
  • Cumulonimbus - Cloud Tier Deep Dive & Best Practices
  • Architecture, Installation, Design for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
  • Automate Yourself Out of a Backup Job - Advanced PowerShell & API Usage

There's more! We are adding exciting updates regularly.

Hosted by Veeam Software


An Introduction to DAX
Thursday, May 9th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
111 NE 1st St - Miami

An Introduction to DAX exposes attendees with little or no experience in Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) to its concepts and uses. This presentation focus on the use of DAX in Power BI, but the concepts presented and most of the code are also applicable to SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) tabular model and Power Pivot in Excel.

Hosted by Adriano From South Florida Power BI


2019 NAF Mega Student Industry Conference
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Miami Airport Convention Center - Miami

The NAF Mega Student Industry Conference features keynote speaker and other special speakers, break out sessions, plus internship interviews with industry professionals.

Approximately 1400 high school students will be attending from Miami-Dade NAF Academies of Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism and Information Technology.

Hosted by Miami NAF Academies


SF IT Agile
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Agile for Life: Stories of agility in this uncertain world
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sands Harbor Resort & Marina - Pompano Beach

You may know that agile can be used outside of software, but did you realize that Agility isn't just for business anymore?

Learn how agile mindset, values, principles and methods are being used to improve lives, and bring your own stories of the changes you have seen in your own! We'll pick a few stories and they'll take a short boat ride to get a better view or the sunset from the water!

Hosted by Anjali Leon and Colleen Esposito


SF IT Wordpress
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How Use (mostly) Free Data To Improve Your Online Marketing
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venture X - West Palm Beach

Our monthly Meetup is held on the second Tuesday of every month

Presenter: Ken Shenkman, co-owner and creator of BulkCandyStore https://www.bulkcandystore.com/

Oldest of the Shenkman brothers, Ken Shenkman is the co-owner and creator of BulkCandyStore's website. Ken embodies the BulkCandyStore persona with his enthusiastic and corky view on life! Tech-savy and innovative, Ken brought his experience and talents to his brother's business in 1997 making it a family affair. In 2001 BulkCandyStore.com was born and today Ken is the 'go-to guy' for all things technical. Committed and flamboyant the BulkCandyStore business wouldn't be what it is today without him.

Hosted by Bobby DeLisio From WordPress Users of the Palm Beaches


Create Your Own Website In 6 Hours - Miami/Broward & Online
Saturday, May 11th, 2019: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce - Pembroke Pines

You'll be introduced to what makes of WordPress the number #1 Website Building tool such as Themes, Plugins, SEO & Ease of creating and posting content

Learn How to Use WordPress To

  • Create content
  • Connect To Social Media
  • Get found on Search Engines (Google & Bing)

Hosted by WebBuildITCon


SF IT IronHack
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Open House : Ironhack Facebook Scholarship Info
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ironhack - Miami

Facebook and Ironhack are excited to announce a partnership in our effort to make education accessible and practical for everyone. Facebook has pledged $250,000 for full and partial scholarships to one of our career-changing courses.

Join us at Ironhack to learn about our 3 programs, Web Dev, UXUI and Data Analytics. Change career in 9 weeks and take your education to the next level.

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


SF IT TDWI
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TDWI South Florida Q2 Chapter Meeting featuring Chris Adamson
Friday, May 24th, 2019: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
TBA

Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speaker, Chris Adamson is a renowned speaker, BI and analytics consultant, educator, and author who is passionate about using information to improve business performance.

Hosted By TDWI


SF IT Code for MIA
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Open Hack Night
Monday, May 13th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Cambridge Innovation Center - Miami

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

Hosted by Danielle Ungermann and Jules Kramer


SF IT Game Developers
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Zero-to-Hero Workshop: Make Star Wars Trivia & Angry Birds Game-Javascript/HTML5
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cendyn Spaces - Boca Raton

Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to offer a beginner level Javascript/HTML5 game developer workshop.

Presenters:

  • Juan Duque | Co Founder @ Gaming Frog
  • Ryan Poole | Chief Visionary Officer @ Real Trade
  • Praveen Yalamanchi | CEO @ Transmedia Studios

Hosted by Praveen Yalamanchi From Florida Game Developers Association


SF IT Startup
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Startup SAFARI Miami
Friday, June 7th, 2019: to Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Miami

Startup SAFARI gives you a look behind the scenes of this amazing startup ecosystem. The city extracts itself as a magnificent city for founders and is known as one of the Startup Hotspots in USA

To meet the most important startups of your ecosystem, set your own Startup SAFARI agenda and visit founders, coworking spaces and accelerators in their own offices to create meaningful connections.

Meet students, startups, VC's, coworking spaces and accelerators of your startup scene and create meaningful connections. Dive deep into the local startup scene and experience the startup lifestyle with Startup SAFARI.

Hosted by Startup SAFARI Miami


SF IT Broward Events
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Google I/O Extended '19
Saturday, May 11th, 2019: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
General Provision Downtown - Ft. Lauderdale

More information about the event, coming very soon :)

Hosted by Cesar from GDG Miami


Robotic Process Automation with a side of Machine Learning
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 08:30 PM
NSU - Davie

Gartner refers to Robotic Process Automation as a "gateway technology" because it provides companies with a way to start transforming their business operations more easily and for minimal cost. With the highest adoption rate of automation tools, demand for RPA tools is growing and it's time to leverage this technology in your business to be more efficient and improve quality.

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.

Hosted by SIM South Florida


Biz To Biz Networking at American Social Brickell - Miami
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
American Social Las Olas - Ft. Lauderdale

Join Biz To Biz Networking at American Social Las Olas for a hip and fun networking event in the heart of Las Olas.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a table setup for your flyers and business cards.

Hosted by Biz To Biz Networking / Expos


The Mindset of the Millennial - Brunch with Kelly Merbler
Thursday, May 9th, 2019: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Tower Club - Ft. Lauderdale

By 2025, the millennial generation will represent 75% of our workforce.

There are many stereotypes associated with the word 'millennial' which are considered negative. Research supports the idea that this generation is hard working, innovative, and driven to succeed. They just may go about it differently than other generations.

Hosted by Kelly Merbler


TECH TALK Hosted by South Florida HIMSS & NAHSE
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Memorial Training Center - Miramar

Please join Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) South Florida Chapters for the 3rd Annual Innovation Kickoff "TECH TALK."

Featuring Key Note Speaker Oscar Perez, VP of Information Technology at Memorial Healthcare System.

Speakers will share subject matter knowledge and experience in the areas of CyberSecurity, Blockchain, Business Intelligence, EHR Programming, IOT, Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence.

Hosted by NAHSE South Florida Chapter


SF IT Tech Beach
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Tech Beach Talk - Digital Marketing Part 3: Monetizing Your Digital Presence
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
WeWork - Miami

Tech Beach Talk - Digital Marketing Part 3: Monetizing Your Digital Presence

Join us at WeWork's Lincoln Road location on Wednesday, May 8th for a moderated panel discussion about monetizing your digital presence and understanding potential revenue streams related to digital marketing. During the conversation we'll be diving into the strategies and tools you need to turn online engagement into dollars.

Hosted by Jason Blilie and J.T. Gyorfy


SF IT SOFLUX
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Foundations of UX Research
Saturday, May 11th, 2019: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ultimate Software - Weston, FL

To present a practical, hands-on workshop to teach research techniques to anyone who is new to conducting customer research.

  • Foundational Research Principles
  • Recruiting
  • Research Methods
  • Asking Questions
  • Facilitation
  • Data Analysis

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