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This Week

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Next Week

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Later This Year

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

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SF IT vBeers PBG
vBeers @ Palm Beach (North)
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Yard House - Palm Beach Gardens

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!

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin and Craig Komins From vBeers South Florida

SF IT vBeers Miami
vBeersPlus @ Miami - Atlantis University
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Atlantis University - 1011 Sunnybrook Rd - Miami, FL 33136

Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! This is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida.

vBeersPlus events are vBeers events plus sponsorships - recruitment, community, commercial - plus food and drinks!

Food and drinks will be provided, so please register so that we have an accurate headcount and can prepare name badges.

Feel free to arrive and depart at your convenience.

The Miami events will be held in conjunction with the Miami VMware users group (VMUG).

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

Types of sponsor:

  • recruitment - for staffing firms and HR groups looking for IT employees or contractors

  • community - not-for-profit group who provide value to the South Florida IT ecosystem

  • commercial - describe an IT Problem and your commercial IT Solution in under 3 minutes with time for discussions at your table!

Hosted by Lauren H. McLaughlin and John J. McLaughlin from vBeers

SF IT Security
(iSC)2 Miami Chapter Lighting Talks
Saturday, September 7th, 2019: 10:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Miami Dade College - Miami

A panel of speakers will make short presentations (10-15 minutes) followed by a QA session

  • Format: A panel of speakers will make short presentations (10-15 minutes) followed by a QA session
  • Talks Theme: Cloud Security
  • Location: Miami Dade Community College
  • CPE's: 3 Type A CPE's will be awarded to attendees
  • Cost: Free for (ISC)2 Miami members, $20 for others.

Hosted by (ISC)2 Miami Chapter

12th Annual CIO Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2019: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Jacaranda Golf Course - Plantation

With sponsorship opportunities starting at just $350, we've made taking part in the most anticipated golf outing of the year easier than ever.

Good to know: Your sponsorship dollars contribute directly to the success of the CIO Council Scholarship Fund which to date has awarded over 30 scholarships to deserving young students in the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Hosted by CIO Council South Florida

SF IT Palm Beach Events
Tech Talks - West Palm Beach
Monday, September 2nd, 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!


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

HOSTED BY: Aaron Wormus, CTO @ SMArtX Advisory Solutions

Hosted by Aaron Wormus From Tech Talks - West Palm

How to Conduct An SEO Audit
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venture X - West Palm Beach

SEO! If you have a website, EVERYONE says you need it, but you're not sure exactly what it is and how it will help you grow your business. Do you need to hire an agency to do this for you or can you do it yourself? Where do you start? If you do hire an agency, how do you know they're not ripping you off?

In this Meetup, we will explore what Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is, why it is important and how can you use it to make your business competitive without breaking the bank. We will learn the scary technical terms like "Meta Data", "Schema", "Structured Data", "Backlinks" and many others.

Hosted by David Tischler from West Palm Beach SEO

TEDxBocaRatonSalon: Theme: Communication Overload
Thursday, September 12th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Boca Raton Innovation Campus - Boca Raton

Thanks to digital devices, the world we live in is more connected than ever before. Every day is a constant juggling of googling, posting, tweeting, snapping, texting and/or emailing. In fact, the average adult spends more than 11-hours a day consuming media. Children and teens spend more than 7-hours a day looking at their screens; and every year that stat is rising. Research shows too much screen time can have lasting consequences on the brain.

With so much information at our fingertips 24/7, have we inadvertently created a society that is overworked and overwhelmed? Are we living in a generation that is addicted to communication? What are the implications and where do we go from here?

Join our group of curated experts September 12 at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus as they speak about Communication Overload, observations and implications.

Hosted by TEDxBocaRatonSalon

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 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 Javascript
Monthly JavaScript Meetup
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
319 Clematis St - West Palm Beach

JavaScript is moving at a very rapid pace. Forget all the frame works, node packages, and methodologies. The language itself had a big upd ate a couple years back, and new changes are coming every year.

I would like to talk about a couple of JavaScript features that previously needed a tool or library for that are shipped in the browser. I will point out browser support and fall backs for each option in case older browsers needed to be supported.

Hosted by Jermbo Lawson

SF IT Python
Python Development: Reading and writing Files
Monday, September 2nd, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
StartHub - Miami

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

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

Now we are creating an online community for Python Developers on Telegram:

Hosted by Angel lacret and Stefany Vera From Miami Software Developers

Planning meeting for PyData Miami 2020
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
TheVentureCity, 2234 SW 8th St - Miami

NOTE: there will not be any talks during this planning meeting. This meeting is strictly for people who are serious about putting in time over the next few months to organize the PyData Miami 2020 event.

Hey everyone, get hyped! PyData is coming back to Miami! We want to recreate the magic of PyData Miami 2019! To do this, we're looking for motivated volunteer organizers to help us for the next few months.

We will discuss logistics, speakers, marketing, project management, tasks, and timelines. Anyone interested in helping organize PyData Miami 2020 should try to make this meeting.

Hosted by Aaron Richter and Teodor Georgiev - PyData Miami / Machine Learning Meetup

SF IT Biz to Biz
Biz To Biz Networking at Chima - Las Olas
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Ft. Lauderdale

Bring A Friend and Introduce Them To Biz To Biz Networking. Everyone is Welcome to Attend and enjoy networking at this beautiful location.

There will be a table setup for your brochures, flyers and business card

There will be a table setup to display promotional items and brochures $10 per person Includes complimentary appetizers and discounted drinks

Hosted by Biz To Biz Networking

Biz To Biz Networking at Gulfstream Park
Thursday, September 5th, 2019: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Gulfstream Park - Hallandale Beach

Join Biz To Biz Networking at this beautiful new location - at the Gulfstream Park - In The Flamingo Room -Third Floor

Pay Online $10 and Bring a Guest for Free - You won't want to miss this EVENT! Everyone is Welcome To Attend

Hosted by Biz To Biz Networking

Biz To Biz Networking at Mojito Bar Sawgrass Mills Mall
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Mojito Bar - Sunrise

Everyone is welcome to attend. $10 per person

Mojitobar is located next to the Regal movie theater in the Sawgrass Mills Mall

Hosted by Biz To Biz Networking / Expos

SF IT OpenStack
Monthly SFOUG Meeting
Thursday, September 5th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Flexential - Ft. Lauderdale

Meetup and presentations

This is the official South Florida OpenStack User Group Meetup. We will start out informally at first and progress as the group sees fit.

Hosted by Stephen Smith From South Florida OpenStack Users Group

SF IT Miami Events
Monthly Edition: Continuous Integration/ Delivery for Web and Mobile Development
Monday, August 26th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
400 NW 26th St - Miami

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

In this Monthly Edition we focus on best practices and technologies for Development Teams.

For this meeting we'll be talking about:

  • Keeping your code at its best with ESLint and Prettier
  • CI/CD with Gihub for Web and Mobile Applications:

Hosted by Angel lacret and Stefany Vera From Miami Software Developers

The Reactive Code That Broke My Brain and Changed My Mind (in time for Combine!)
Thursday, September 5th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
CIC - Miami

After almost five years of working with ReactiveCocoa and RxSwift, I still felt like reactive (Rx) programming had limited use in my work.

But with Swift and RxSwift maturing, I was looking for a way to try it more. This spring, a colleague and I decided to use it whole-heartedly on a project. We established some guidelines that led us to an extremely clean Model-View-ViewModel implementation with a declarative ViewController and stateless ViewModel. And when Apple announced Combine at WWDC this year, we were glad we did because this code will convert to SwiftUI/Combine more easily.

Hosted by Lou Franco and Nilson Nascimento

Sketch + Fajitas!
Thursday, September 5th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ironhack - Miami

This an official Sketch meetup for designers and developers in South Florida. Join us to share knowledge, trade tips, and hear about new plugins and resources. Come along to meet local designers and developers, learn more about the app and have fun with likeminded people.

Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, all levels of experience are welcome.

The main focus of our group to share the knowledge on building a scalable user interface using industry best and latest practices.

Hosted by Jason James and 3 others From ketch - South Florida

Data Science Salon - Miami
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Wednesday, September 11th
CIC - Miami

The data science salon is a unique vertical focused conference which brings together specialists face-to-face to educate each other, illuminate best practices and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere with food, great coffee and entertainment.

Hosted by Data Science Salons

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 Agile
Beyond Prioritization: How to Make an Impact for your Customers
Thursday, August 29th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Alpine, an ITW Company - Ft. Lauderdale

If you've been exploring agile methods, you probably want to deliver the most value in the least amount of time possible. But what if the best prioritization and planning just isn't enough to keep your organization at the top of your market?

Enter Impact Mapping, an approach that reveals the hidden assumptions that keep you from reaching your goal. This technique helps when you're looking for innovative solutions to tough business problems because you'll bring in strategic thinking skills as you identify the ones most likely to reach your goal. Even better, you'll know upfront how to measure the impact of those solutions, so you won't invest more than you need.

This workshop is hands-on, so get ready to learn while you're working!

Hosted by Anjali Leon and 2 others From South Florida Women In Agile

SF IT Startup Grind MIA
Startup Grind Miami : Launch Party - Summer 2019!
Thursday, August 29th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venture City - Little Havana - Miami

The Startups. We will give 7-10 startup founders the mic for 3-minutes so they can tell the world about the problem they solve, their solution, their secret sauce, the market opportunity, their traction, and their team. There will be investors, so be prepared to answer questions!

The Investors. In the room, we will have 2-3 special guest judges there to give insights and feedback on each pitch. They will help founders understand what worked, what could be done better and what it takes to land an investment from an investor like them.

Everyone Else. You play a huge role in this. You get to vote on the startup you liked the best and pick the winner.

Hosted by Startup Grind Miami From Startup Grind Miami

SF IT Startup Grind FLL
We are hosting Julie and D Sharma, Co-Founders of
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
General Provision Downtown - Fort Lauderdale

Julie & D Sharma are the co-founders of, a wellness platform backed by some of the best investors in the world. Some of those investors and entrepreneurs include Steve Murry of Revolution Growth and on the board of companies like Fitbit; Dennis Phelps of IVP and early investor in companies like Snapchat; Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of; Howard, founder and CEO of Yext.

Hosted by Startup Grind Ft. Lauderdale

SF IT Wordpress
Using The WordPress REST API, Beginner Tips For Plugins, And More!
Thursday, September 5th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NSU - Davie

SiteGround presents 'Using the WordPress REST API'

WordPress has several APIs available to programmer but none more important than the REST API. The REST API opens up WordPress to be controlled by - and interact with - other applications. Like pouring gasoline on an open fire, the possible uses and the usefulness of WordPress as an application foundation just explode.

Using the WordPress REST API is not difficult once you understand the basics. In this whirlwind tour, we will touch on those basics. You will learn what you need to know to setup secure access to your API and use it to both retrieve and store information in WordPress.

Speaker: Cal Evans

Hosted by David Bisset From South Florida WordPress Meetup Group

SF IT The LAB Miami
Future of Logistics Technology Summit
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019: 9:00 PM 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
Entrepreneurship after Ironhack with E-Sports platform 'Gaming Frog'
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ironhack - Miami

Juan Duque graduated Ironhack's web development program in 2017 and has gone on to starting Gaming Frog. An e-sports platform that allows video gamers to play their favorite games for cash and prizes.

Join us to learn how Ironhack's bootcamp empowered Juan to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

Hosted by Lisa Nuessle

Are you curious about or seeking new opportunities in Project Management?
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Broward Main Library - Ft. Lauderdale

There is a way to do it better... find it by registering to attend the FREE SKILLS FEST

Hosted by South Florida PMI

SF IT Code for FLL
OpenHackNight @ Ultimate Software
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ultimate Software - Weston, FL

Join us for our OpenHackNight at Ultimate Software! We'll be in the Think Tank Room on the third floor in Phase 10. Go to the front desk in the lobby on the first floor and Ryan will help everyone get to the room.

Use this as an opportunity to hack on a project, learn something new, and meet fellow citizens interested in open gov/open data.

Hosted by Rob Davis and Ryan Gates From Code for Fort Lauderdale

SF IT Code for MIA
Open Hack Night
Monday, August 26th, 2019: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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.

What to bring? As always, bring a laptop; beginners are always welcome!

Hosted by Danielle Ungermann and Jules Kramer From Danielle Ungermann From Code for Miami

SF IT Startup
Impactful Startup Pitch Competition
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Center for Social Change - Miami

When purpose meets talent amazing things happen. See what some of Miami's top socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs are working on, be a part of the next great idea and take home inspiration from the most creative minds in the city. It is our mission to open up as many people as possible to new opportunities by spending an evening with friends who can help you on the road to success.

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

SF IT Broward Events
Getting Started with Business Process Management (BPM)
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Citrix - Ft. Lauderdale

August Onsite Education Session (1 CDU)

Please join us in person or online for a fun, interactive and informative education session

  • Overview of Business Process Management
  • Understand various methodologies & metrics of BPM as well as other Process Analysis modes made by Business Analysts
  • Understand the BA role in continuous business process improvement
  • Understand how process management feeds into RPA

Hosted by IIBA South Florida

Choose your Security Dessert (Strategy)
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
NSU - Davie

What does dessert have to do with security? It turns out that desserts such as apple pie and M&M cookies provide a good visual representation of security strategies. Our presenter and panelists will explorer different security strategies and share their experiences in implementing those strategies. Expect to walk away with actionable insights.

Hosted by SIM

SF IT Salesforce
September Salesforce User Group Meeting
Thursday, September 5th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ultimate Software - Weston, FL

This will be our September meeting! More details to come!

Hosted by Salesforce Developers

SF IT Tech Beach
Tech Beach - End of Summer Happy Hour!
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Standard Spa - Miami Beach

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an end of summer networking happy hour on Wednesday, August 28, from 6:00-8:00pm in the backyard of The Standard, Miami Beach!

Join us as the summer winds down and cool off by the pool bar to enjoy a couple drinks, some live DJ sets, beautiful sunset views, and stimulating conversation with fellow Tech Beach members.

Hosted by Jason Blilie and J.T. Gyorfy From Tech Beach

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