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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

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SF IT vBeers Boca
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In Person: vBeers South Florida (Biergarten Boca) (September 15th)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers resumed in June!

September

  • Wednesday 15th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
  • Wednesday 22nd - Flossie's Bar & Grill, Ft. Lauderdale

October

  • Wednesday 6th - Zoom
  • Wednesday 13th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 20th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hang out with IT colleagues after work!

vBeers 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 Broward
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vBeers South Florida @ Flossie's Bar & Grill, Ft. Lauderdale (September 22nd) with South Florida Tech Hub
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers resumed in June!

September

  • Wednesday 8th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 15th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
  • Wednesday 22nd - Flossie's Bar & Grill, Ft. Lauderdale

October

  • Wednesday 6th - Zoom
  • Wednesday 13th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 20th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
  • Wednesday 27th - Mike's at Venetia, Miami

Hang out with IT colleagues after work!

vBeers 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


IT - CxO Events
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CIO: Do You Need a More Intelligent, Efficient, and Secure Network? (Sept. 13th)
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Over the past year-and-a-half, many organizations have begun looking for ways to improve user experiences - whether for internal workers or for their customers. For many, this means swapping out static, network-centric approaches to linking resources, workflows, and data throughout their infrastructure with more dynamic, secure models that operate, in part, with help from AI-driven insights.

From wired and wireless, the WAN, the data center and the cloud, it's less about protecting your network, and more about using the network to protect your business.

Hosted by CIO


CSO: Leveraging Zero Trust to Understand & Mitigate Risk in Containerized Applications (Sep 13)
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
While businesses have ramped-up their digital transformation efforts, a side effect for many has been increased security risks across their enterprises. With recent high profile software supply chain breaches forcing businesses to turn-up scrutiny of their application security efforts and the collaboration between DevOps and Security, many are also embracing a zero trust approach. While the use of containerized apps offer a number of benefits, particularly in a zero trust model, they still run within a host operating system meaning the software risks can follow the code into the container.

Learn and network with IT executives on the security concerns inherent to DevOps, the risks associated with modernizing your applications and how organizations are addressing these cybersecurity risks.

Hosted by CSO, CyberArk, Red Hat


South Florida VMUG UserCon IN-PERSON (Sept. 14th)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Palm Beach County Convention Center

We're BACK and ready to see YOU! The South Florida UserCon is the place to be to get back to that amazing cutting-edge content PLUS, the thing you've missed the most this last year, those life-long, lasting connections with the vCommunity. From new meeting environments, watch parties, brain dates, and virtual and on-site networking opportunities - we've got it all to give you a new and fresh UserCon experience like never before.

Hosted by VMUG


Miami / South Florida 2021 Virtual Cyber Security Summit (Sept. 14th)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Online

The Inaugural Miami / South Florida Cyber Security Summit goes virtual as it connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies' critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Admission is just $95 giving you access to all Keynote Discussions, Interactive Panels and Product Demonstrations.

With full day attendance, you will earn 8 CPE/CEU Credits!

Hosted by Cyber Security Summit


InformationWeek: Tips for Cleaning Up Cyber Hygiene and Security Basics (Sept. 14th)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
If companies could just get the basics right, most of these attacks would be stopped. But doing well at the fundamentals is easier said than done. What are these top "cyber hygiene" priorities that make the biggest difference to security, and what tools/techniques can help enterprises get these things right?

Attend this webinar and you'll learn:

  • how to cherish patching and password management
  • ways to get from "finding" security vulnerabilities to "remediating" them more quickly and efficiently
  • what ought to get top billing in your employees' security training
  • which tools and techniques to make tidying up easier

Hosted by InformationWeek and Vulcan


CIONET:Weekly Spotlight (Sep. 15th)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In this weekly series of 30-minute live talks, we are putting the spotlight on top global Digital Leaders to bring you high-value insights with regards to technology, transformation, people, culture, and the future of work.

Hosted by CIONET


Tintri: Demo Wednesdays (Sep. 15th)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Thousands of companies have saved millions of management hours using Tintri Intelligent Infrastructure. You can watch our customer testimonials and read a multitude of case studies to find out why so many trust Tintri and sing our praises, or we can simply show you.

Hosted by Tintri


FutureCon: Virtual Eastern CyberSecurity Conference (Sept. 15th)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
FutureCon Events brings high-level Cyber Security Training discovering cutting-edge security approaches, managing risk in the ever-changing threat of the cybersecurity workforce.

Join us as we talk with a panel of C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of Cyber Attacks.

Educating C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers) on the global cybercrime epidemic, and how to build Cyber Resilient organizations.

'Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem'

Gain the latest knowledge you need to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced Cyber Threats. Demo the newest technology, and interact with the world's security leaders and gain other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

The FutureCon community will keep you updated on the future of the Cyberworld and allow you to interact with your peers and the world's security leaders.

Hosted by FutureCon


DARKReading: Security Alert Fatigue: How to Wake Up and Take Back Control of your SOC (Sept. 15th)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual

However, when a zillion unprioritized alerts hit you in a day, you might start treating them like whack-a-mole or the snooze button on your alarm clock. How can you manage security alerts so they are most meaningful to your business, and act on them in an appropriate, timely manner? In this webinar, learn expert tips on how to improve your processes and use orchestration to relieve security alert fatigue, get the most out of your security investments and improve your cyber incident response.

Hosted by DARKReading and Qualys


CIO: IT's Next Frontier: Focus on B2B Integration (Sept. 15th)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual

More businesses are finding that their digital transformation efforts are not complete unless they address the challenge of improving business-to-business integration. Indeed, better B2B connectivity allows organizations to respond faster to evolving business demands. The key for many, however, is to find an always-on service that supports the latest regulatory standards and cuts operational risk and costs. Many are examining solutions that incorporate API deployment for both the cloud and on-premise to improve connections with partners, regulators, and financial institutions.

Join us Wednesday to learn and network with IT executives on examining B2B integration.

Hosted by CIO, Axway


IDC: Evolving Password Strategies to Meet the Needs of Hybrid Work (Sept 15)
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The world of work has changed, yes, but the end goal of getting work done has not. As businesses shift their strategies to allow for long-term remote or hybrid work, the challenge of giving employees access to their work apps and tools in a way that is both secure and efficient is more critical than ever. While there are million ways to secure employee access, password management is the one your employees will love and IT will approve.

Join IDC's Program VP, Cybersecurity Products, Frank Dickson, along with professional moderator Ed Callan and subject-matter experts from our partner LastPass, for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by IDC and LastPass


Fortinet: Come join us for the inaugural Fortinet PGA Championship Watch Party (Sept. 16th)
Thursday, September 16th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
20+ Locations!

Fortinet account managers, sales engineers and partners are looking forward to networking with you.

There will be door prizes, camaraderie, and a live look into The Fortinet PGA Championship from Napa Valley. Play in the 19th Hole Watch Party game and get a chance to win some Fortinet Championship gear.

Come out and grab a bite to eat and toast the start of something special. You may even leave with an engraved wine tumbler or pint glass.

Check out the web pages for cities, locations and times.

Hosted by Fortinet


CIO: CIO's Future of Work Summit (Sept. 21-23)
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021: 1:0 PM to 4:00 PM Thursday, September 23rd
The changing workplace is a revolution happening in real time. Navigate your way through it with CIO, the world's leading source of information for chief information officers. Join us along with world-class CIOs and tech leaders across industries for the Future of Work Summit focused on the theme, The Digital Workspace Revolution: Shared, Remote and Hybrid. An event specifically designed for a new era of business productivity.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Actionable insights from leading CIOs and senior tech leaders from multiple industries.
  • Technology strategies to support this new workplace dynamic.
  • How to leverage automation and productivity to build collaboration among digital co-workers
  • How employers are using flexible organizational structures and empathetic leadership to create hybrid workplaces.

Hosted by CIO


DARKReading: Implement DMARC the Right Way to Keep Phishing Attacks Out of Your Inbox (Sept. 21st)
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
DMARC, SPF, and DKIM are global anti-domain-spoofing standards, which can significantly cut down on phishing attacks. Implemented correctly they allow you to monitor email traffic, quarantine suspicious emails, and reject unauthorized emails. But less than 30% of organizations are actually using them. And even fewer are using them correctly.

In this webinar, Roger Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, will teach you how to enable DMARC, SPF, DKIM the right way. You'll also discover six reasons why phishing still might get through to your inbox and what you can do to maximize your defenses.

Hosted by CIO, KnownBe4


InformationWeek: 3 Ways to Detect and Prevent Man-in-the-Middle Attacks (Sept. 21)
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual

Vendor email compromise (VEC), a form of Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack commonly used in supply chain attacks, detection can be difficult. With 58% of organizations reporting an attempted supply chain attack within the past year, and 75% falling victim to an attack, understanding the techniques and mitigation strategies is vital to preventing impact to an organization.

Join this webinar as cybersecurity expert Matt Petrosky, VP of Product Management at GreatHorn Email Security discusses:

  • 2021 Supply Chain, MitM and Vendor Email Compromise Attack Trends
  • Dissection of 3 Examples and Techniques Used
  • Requirements and Considerations to Detect

Hosted by InformationWeek and GreatHorn


CSO: The Role of AI and Automation to Reduce and Protect Your Internet Attack Surface (Sept. 22)
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
One of the realities that every CISO and SecOps organization faces is the ever-expanding cyber-attack surface associated with their online Internet presence. Collectively referred to as the Internet Attack Surface, it spans a business's Internet domains, websites, and email infrastructure as well as presence in app stores, marketplaces and on social media and share platforms. The Internet Attack Surface is ever-changing at blistering speed and scale making it impossible to effectively defend using legacy SecOps tools and processes.

Hosted by CSO and Bolster


DARKReading: The Latest Cloud Security Threats & How to Combat Them (Sept. 22)
Wednedsay, September 22nd, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More businesses have shifted critical assets and operations to the cloud, as service providers enhance their security capabilities and companies adapt to more remote workforces. And cyber attackers have adapted accordingly. In this webinar, experts outline the top ways that attackers are exploiting cloud services, applications and implementations and give advice on how to use the cloud more securely.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn where the greatest risks lie in cloud implementations.
  • Get a deep dive on how attackers exploit cloud vulnerabilties
  • Gain insights on what tools and technologies enhance cloud security
  • Leave with takeaways on how you can start implementing cloud security strategies in your organization

Hosted by Dark Reading


DARKReading: Detecting and Stopping Online Attacks (Sept 23)
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn the methods cyber attackers often use to compromise your systems
  • Get tips to recognize well-disguised malware used in targeted exploits
  • Obtain actionable advice on how to respond quickly and effectively to attacks
  • Understand how your security operations team can use actionable insight and methods for a quick response

Hosted by Dark Reading and SonicWall


IDC: Evolving Password Strategies to Meet the Needs of Hybrid Work (Sept. 27th)
Monday, September 27th, 2021: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The world of work has changed, yes, but the end goal of getting work done has not. As businesses shift their strategies to allow for long-term remote or hybrid work, the challenge of giving employees access to their work apps and tools in a way that is both secure and efficient is more critical than ever. While there are million ways to secure employee access, password management is the one your employees will love and IT will approve.

Join IDC's Program VP, Cybersecurity Products, Frank Dickson, along with professional moderator Ed Callan and subject-matter experts from our partner LastPass, for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by IDC and LastPass


DARKReading: Ten Hot Talks from Black Hat 2021 (Sept. 29th)
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The annual Black Hat USA 2021 in Las Vegas featured a full slate of cybersecurity researchers presenting. They offered up discoveries about new critical security vulnerabilities, new threats, and new security tools that enterprise defenders need to know about as they plan their road maps and adjust their strategic priorities for the future.

Join us for the webinar for an overview of the ten hottest presentations and learn about some of the key trends explored by researchers, including supply chain security issues, the use and abuse of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity and other business applications, the latest in social engineering and disinformation, and the goings-on within organized threat groups.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • What top security issues industry leaders are thinking about this year
  • Takeaways on how to deal with some of the most pressing security challenges
  • Ideas for what to prioritize in your own security strategy in the coming 12 months

Hosted by Dark Reading and eSentire


IDC: Evolving Password Strategies to Meet the Needs of Hybrid Work (Sept. 30th)
Thursday, September 30th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The world of work has changed, yes, but the end goal of getting work done has not. As businesses shift their strategies to allow for long-term remote or hybrid work, the challenge of giving employees access to their work apps and tools in a way that is both secure and efficient is more critical than ever. While there are million ways to secure employee access, password management is the one your employees will love and IT will approve.

Join IDC's Program VP, Cybersecurity Products, Frank Dickson, along with professional moderator Ed Callan and subject-matter experts from our partner LastPass, for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by IDC and LastPass


DARKReading: Learn Why XDR Delivers Better Outcomes to Secure Your Endpoints (Sept. 30th)
Thursday, September 30th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Endpoint security continues to evolve. The increasing complexity of the threat landscape means we can no longer depend on next-gen antivirus (NGAV) or EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) alone to protect against sophisticated attacks. It's well known that endpoint attacks are a common and frequently used entry point for attackers to move laterally to other valuable network assets.

The good news is that there is a way to get more endpoint security with less effort, it's called eXtended Detection and Response (XDR), and it's available today. XDR is a common sense approach that recognizes that endpoint security must work seamlessly with other security controls, including identity, network, and email to defend against attacks. XDR provides a more holistic and effective approach to threat response. And endpoint security plays a pivotal role in XDRs ability to deliver more simplicity, visibility and efficiency to SecOps teams.

Join Cisco security and their customer as they discuss how XDR helped protect their endpoints better with less effort.

Hosted by Dark Reading and Cisco


SNIA: Storage for AI Applications (Oct 4th)
Monday, October 4, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Everyone enjoys having storage that is fast, reliable, scalable, and affordable. But it turns out different applications have different storage needs in terms of I/O requirements, capacity, data sharing, and security. Some need local storage, some need a centralized storage array, and others need distributed storage - which itself could be local or networked. One application might excel with block storage while another with file or object storage.

With limited resources, it's important to understand the storage intent of the applications in order to choose the right storage and storage networking strategy, rather than discovering the hard way that you've chosen the wrong solution for your application.

Hosted by Craig Tierney, NVIDIA; Brien Porter, Intel; Young Paik, Samsung; Tom Friend, Illuminosi


Recorded Future's Predict 21 (Oct 12-13)
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
In today's uncertain world, where every connection and access point is an opportunity for adversaries, intelligence is the only equalizer, providing the visibility to make faster, smarter, more confident decisions.

With more sessions, more speakers, and more opportunities to learn than ever before, we'll explore intelligence-led security and the increasingly blurred lines between physical and digital worlds.

It's time to think differently about cybersecurity. It's time to act with confidence in an uncertain world.

Hosted by Recorded Future


DARKReading: How Security Vulnerabilities Are Introduced In the Application Development Process - And How to Stop It (Oct 12th)
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
In this Dark Reading webinar, top application security experts outline some of the most commonly-occurring vulnerabilities and offer insight on how and why these flaws are introduced during software development. Attendees will learn about tools and practices for eliminating these vulnerabilities, and receive advice and recommendations on how to improve the development process to find and fix application security flaws - before the code is deployed.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn how common code bugs often get by in the development process
  • Find out more about some of the most commonly-occurring vulnerabilities
  • Get advice for which tools and practices can help eliminate software vulnerabilities
  • Leave with recommendations on how to improve the development process to find and fix application security flaws

Hosted by DARKReading and Checkmarx


CIO's Future Of Edge Computing Summit
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Wednesday, October 20th
If you don't have a strategy in place for edge computing now, you'll need one soon: Researchers predict that 90 percent of industrial enterprises will use edge computing by 2022. Here's where you can figure out your strategy on how to use edge computing to deliver business speed and value - while also mitigating security risks.

Hosted by CIO


SF IT Security
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Miami / South Florida 2021 Virtual Cyber Security Summit
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
online

The Inaugural Miami / South Florida Cyber Security Summit goes virtual as it connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies' critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Admission is just $95 giving you access to all Keynote Discussions, Interactive Panels and Product Demonstrations.

With full day attendance, you will earn 8 CPE/CEU Credits!

Hosted by Cyber Security Summit


(CS)2 AI Online Symposium: Knocking Out OT Cyber Risks
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual

Cybersecurity mitigations are not always the most effective parts of OT cyber risk programs, but they are always the most expensive. Join (CS) AI and industry leaders for 4 rounds of discussion and debate on how to address OT cyber risks more effectively. James McGlone of Kenexis, co-author of Security PHA Review looks at physical mitigations for cyber safety risks.

Sarah Freeman and Andrew Bochman of Idaho National Labs and co-authors of Countering Cyber Sabotage look at risk assessments and unhackable mitigations. And Andrew Ginter, author of Secure Operations Technology looks at controlling offline and online cyber attack information flows.

Hosted by Derek Harp from Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems


SF IT NewHorizons
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How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Having diverse hard skills are now more critical during these unprecedented times.

If you or someone you know is interested in retooling their skills and/or looking for a career change into the Information Technology Industry then...

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida


How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Having diverse hard skills are now more critical during these unprecedented times.

If you or someone you know is interested in retooling their skills and/or looking for a career change into the Information Technology Industry then...

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida


Prepare for a Career in IT - College Degree NOT Required!
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
oniine

Do you want to start a career in an industry that offers a high earning potential without requiring a 4-year college degree, or are you looking to advance your current IT career?

You can prepare for a career in IT and Cybersecurity with little or no prior experience. Earn key certifications and transition into a career in technology in weeks. not years!

In this FREE information session, hear from an industry leader on how you can train for an exciting career in the high-demand and growing industry of IT. You can prepare for a new career in as little as 9 weeks!

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida


SF IT TechHub
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SPECIAL TECH TALK: 'The History and Future of ML & AI' (IN PERSON)
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
CIC Miami

Data Science Salon Miami, Tech Hub South Florida will be hosting the first panel to kickoff the ML & AI Meetup Week! There will be additional events September 13th - 16th

The History & Future of ML & AI

Hear from industry experts at IBM, Microsoft, and Cloudhesive, who is a preferred AWS Partner about the history, current progression, and future of ML & AI.

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida, Data Science Salon Miami


Data Science Salon: ML & AI Meetup Week (Miami)
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, September 13th
Online

Join Data Science Salon, R-Ladies and PyData Miami for a week of different sessions featuring three evenings put together by local data science community leaders. Expect topics covering, R, Python, Deep Learning, Data Governance, MLOps, Data Science in the Enterprise and much more!

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From South Florida Tech Hub


COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Congressman Ted Deutch (in person)
Friday, September 17th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Boca Raton Innovation Campus

Over the course of the last year and a half, there have been many challenges and adjustments at a regional, national and global level. We are delighted to have Congressman Ted Deutch speak on the issues that are being discussed in Washington, D.C. Congressman Deutch will be addressing Federal policies and legislative initiatives that could impact tech companies and startups in South Florida.

-EVENT AGENDA -

  • 1:00 PM | Networking
  • 1:30 PM | Congressman Ted Deutch
  • 1:45 PM | Q&A
  • 1:55 PM | Company Highlights
  • 2:15 PM | Networking
  • 3:00 PM | Event Ends

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida


South Florida Tech Hub: Happy Hour @ Flossie's Bar & Grill
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Flossie's Bar & Grill

Tech Hub and TechLauderdale have just announced our decision to unify both organizations as South Florida Tech Hub. Come out and enjoy our first happy hour as a joint community.

You're invited to join Tech Hub for a Happy Hour with some of South Florida's tech professionals to enjoy connecting, networking, and a little fun!

Tech Hub and TechLauderdale have just announced our decision to unify both organizations as South Florida Tech Hub. Come out and enjoy our first happy hour as a joint community.

Our goal is to connect South Florida's top tech industry leaders so that together we can better our businesses, our work environments, our lives and our overall community.

Now is the time to engage with your peers - and enjoy a drink!

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida


TECH TALK (WPB): Sugar Tech: From The Field To The Table (In-Person)
Monday, September 27th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
CIC Miami

Get an inside look into how the IT organization at Florida Crystals helps deliver projects, strategy, and the technology platform to support growth, innovation and operations optimization in the Everglades agricultural area, America's most productive farmland.

Starting from the planning of the cane in the field to distribution in the market, get a bird's eye view of the technology use and partnerships to achieve their goals!

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From South Florida Tech Hub


Tech Hub Hackathon 2021: 'Hack for Inclusion'
Friday, November 5th, 2021: 5:30 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Virtual

The Tech Hub Hackathon is a virtual event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert panel of judges.

Teams will consist of developers, designers, project managers, and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in-kind prizes!

Our theme this year is 'Hack for Inclusion' with each project addressing issues of bias, diversity, accessibility and overall inclusion. Teams will collaborate to build a solution to combat DE&I struggles within an organization and/or municipality.

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub


SF IT Grammerhub
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Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 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 Monday 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 their Dev careers.

Hosted by Allan Tito and Kyle Williams


SF IT IIBA
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7 Steps To A Successful Business Analysis Career
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Virtual

A successful business analysis career should be seen as the coming together of many parts to form the whole and grow the whole. Join us and Eno Eka, CBAP as she shares her experience and knowledge on how we can achieve this as well as continue in it exponentially.

Hosted by IIBA South Florida


SF IT Linux
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Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source and UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Virtual

The in-person Monthly Linux Meetups are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gatherings are again allowed.

The Online Monthly Linux Meetup is now via Zoom, still on the third Tuesday of the month.

Hosted by Bill Mooney from FLUX


SF IT Sales
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Come join us for the inaugural Fortinet PGA Championship Watch Party.
Thursday, September 16th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Fortinet account managers, sales engineers and partners are looking forward to networking with you.

There will be door prizes, camaraderie, and a live look into The Fortinet PGA Championship from Napa Valley. Play in the 19th Hole Watch Party game and get a chance to win some Fortinet Championship gear.

Come out and grab a bite to eat and toast the start of something special. You may even leave with an engraved wine tumbler or pint glass.

Check out the web pages for cities, locations and times.

The Miami events will be at the Hard Rock - PLA Sports Bar (5 to 8 PM EST)

Hosted by Fortinet


In-Person Meetup for South Florida IT Sales and Marketing Professionals
Monday, September 27th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Le Meridien Dania Beach

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

Make sure you have the linkedin app on your phone as it has a nice feature for easily connecting with another attendee who also has the linkedIN app on their phone. -- no need for business cards! Make sure your LinkedIN profile is current!

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


SF IT AWS
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Accelerating Cloud Adoption through Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE)
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Virtual

Join Luis Garcia and Jimmy Martinez, AWS Solutions Architects, who will discuss best practices of establishing a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. As enterprise customers embark on their Cloud adoption journeys, one of the challenges they face early on is - how to ensure internal alignment of LOBs, IT, Security, and Finance teams.

Hosted by Cata Benjamin


SF IT Hadoop
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1 Line of Code to Use 200+ State-of-the-Art Clinical and Biomedical NLP Models
Thursday, September 16th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Virtual

In this Webinar, Christian Kasim Loan will teach you how to leverage the hundreds of medical State-of-the-Art models for various Medical and Healthcare domains in 1 line of code like Named Entity Recognition (NER) for Adverse Drug Events, Anatomy, Diseases, Chemicals, Clinical Events, Human Phenotypes, Posology, Radiology, Measurements, and many other fields plus the best in class resolution algorithms to map the extracted entities into medical code terminologies like ICD10, ICD0, RXNORM, SNOMED, LOINC, and many more.

Hosted by Stepheni Haas From Miami Hadoop Group


Interpreting Datasets for Wildfire Risks in the American West
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual

Utilities have long spent considerable time, attention, and treasure on vegetation management, often yielding disappointing or catastrophic results.

California utilities, for example, have been responsible for several deadly and costly fire events, despite spending more than 1B dollars per year on utility vegetation management.

While this issue has received widespread public and utility industry consideration, very few approaches are available that are scientifically accurate, up-to-date, and scalable.

Hosted by Stepheni Haas From Miami Hadoop Group


SF IT AI
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Miami Machine Learning & AI Meetup Week
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to Friday, September 17, 2021
Online

The Miami Machine Learning & AI Meetup Week will gather the community face-to-face from September 13-17 to revive the ML/AI conversation in Miami and South FL as we embark on new and exciting times of hyper growth!

Join Data Science Salon, R-Ladies and PyData Miami for a week of different sessions featuring three eventings put together by local data science community leaders. Expect topics covering, R, Python, Deep Learning, Data Governance, MLOps, Data Science in the Enterprise and much more!

Hosted by Stepheni Haas From Miami Hadoop Group


AI Inference Workloads: Solving Challenges Beyond Training Models
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Online

In recent years, enterprise AI initiatives have made great strides in solving the challenges of training massive, distributed computational models. Data wrangling, experimentation management, GPU resource allocation...these challenges have spawned an ever-growing market of new tools and considerable investment. But despite all this, the ability to productize AI is still stunted in most enterprises.

In our survey of more than 200 data scientists and MLOps/IT experts, a majority of AI/ML models still aren't making it to production. AI/ML teams are now under pressure to optimize and manage AI inference workloads in production and deliver a return on investment.

Hosted by Stepheni Haas From Miami Hadoop Group


SF IT RUBY
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GitHub Codespaces: fast cloud dev environments
Monday, September 20th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bay 13 Brewery and Kitchen, Coral Gables,

This month, we have Carlos Cuellar from GitHub to talk to us about Codespaces.

Developer onboarding can be a time-consuming or frustrating process, specially for big and/or old projects. Codespaces seeks to alleviate this by provisioning development environments on-demand. With it, you can work in a browser or with Visual Studio Code in seconds.

Hosted by Bryce Kerley From Miami Ruby Brigade


SF IT Agile
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FREE REMOTE: Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, September 18th, 2021: 8:30 AM to 10:00 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.

Hosted by South Florida Agile Association Chapter


Our Agile Journey
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Online

This remote meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about Agile. Everyone can join remotely via ZOOM

This is a recurring Agile Coaching Session occurring every Wednesday at 6:00 PM EST. Description: 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.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


Lean Coffee with a Twist
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online

Bring your current challenge around agile ways of working and enjoy this facilitated session. We will use a modified version of the Liberating Structure, Troika Consulting, to leverage our collective wisdom to help you address it!

Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.

Hosted by Anjali Leon From Empowering South Florida Women in Agile


SF IT The LAB Miami
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LAB Miami Think Tank: In Person - Every 3rd Thursday
Thursday, September 16th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The LAB Miami

We're excited to announce our QuadrupleT: Think Tank Thursday Quatro the monthly event that keeps on giving! Keep reading to learn more

Come network, learn, and immerse yourself in programming curated by you, the Miami Startup Ecosystem! This monthly event includes already confirmed Pitch Night, pitch competitions, AMAs with investors and seasoned founders, and office hours with local accelerators.

Hosted by The Lab Miami


SF IT IronHack
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Animating Micro-interactions With Figma
Thursday, September 16th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Virtual

Have you ever noticed the small change in the Airplane Mode button when you click on it? What about Twitter and Facebook's Like Buttons?

This is what we call Microinteraction! From setting your alarm at night and turning it off in the morning, to loving your friend's latest post on Instagram, Microinteractions are everywhere!

Hosted by Valentina Perez Garces From IronHack


SF IT Thinkful
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Thinkful Webinar: UX/UI Design: Creating a Design System
Monday, September 13th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Online

Design isn't just an afterthought in tech circles anymore, it truly helps drive the direction of the product or service. But how does a design team help guide the rest of the company in the right direction? By incorporating a design system. A design system is a master collection of the key standardized documentation every company needs to define the overall design of the product.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Online

Are you looking for a better way to present your findings beyond Excel or Powerpoint? Tableau is used by companies of all sizes to visualize their data, and it's an essential tool to have in your analysis toolkit.

Join us for an interactive workshop as we explore the typical workflow of a data analyst and the role that Tableau plays within it. We'll get our hands on some actual Tableau examples, and you'll leave here having created several unique visualizations from scratch. To get the most out of this workshop, make sure you have downloaded the free version of Tableau, called Tableau Public, available here.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes
Monday, September 20th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Virtual

Looking to build a strong foundation for a career in UX/UI Design? Learn all about Wireframes and Prototypes in this interactive webinar!

About this event

Wireframes and prototypes are two of the most foundational pieces of the UX/UI Design Process, but creating your first version (or several!) of each can feel a little intimidating. How do you even get started? What separates good wireframes from bad ones? And how do you take your basic wireframes to working prototypes that will impress the rest of your team?

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics
Monday, September 27th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Virtual

Every successful data analyst had to master the humble Excel spreadsheet. Get the 101 on formatting, formulas, and functions in our free webinar, hosted on Google Sheets.

About this event

The ability to transform information into insights is a powerful skill that every data analyst depends on in their careers. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular analytics tools that helps make that process possible and enables better data-driven decision making.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Free Crash Course: HTML & CSS
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Virtual

If you're curious about coding, HTML & CSS is the perfect place to start. You'll learn how to create and style the building blocks of a website, all while completing challenges to help you master your new skills.

About this event

Start your journey into the world of coding with a fun and challenging session on HTML and CSS.This hands-on course will teach you core concepts and building blocks for free.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


SF IT SFISSA
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September 2021 Monthly Joint Meeting with South Florida OWASP
Thursday, September 16th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Virtual

Please join us virtually for our September 2021 meeting. There will be virtual Networking following the scheduled talk(s).

Agenda:

  • SFOWASP updates/announcements, upcoming events, etc.
  • SFISSA updates/announcements, upcoming events, etc.
  • Earliest timeline for in-person meetings
  • Talk by Jeff Williams, Co-founder and CTO Contrast Security
  • Virtual Happy Hour - Networking

Hosted by Michael Brown and Jay S. From Sf ISSA


SF IT BizHack
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BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class Series (Sept 29th): Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Virtual

This 3-part #BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class Series will help business owners and entrepreneurs find customers online by upgrading their digital presence. During these action-packed 60-minute webinars, BizHack Academy certified instructors will give you actionable tips and free tools to enhance your Instagram account, LinkedIn profile and website.

Hosted by BizHack


BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class Series (Oct. 6th) - How to Conduct Your Own Digital Marketing Audit
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Virtual

This 3-part #BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class Series will help business owners and entrepreneurs find customers online by upgrading their digital presence. During these action-packed 60-minute webinars, BizHack Academy certified instructors will give you actionable tips and free tools to enhance your Instagram account, LinkedIn profile and website.

Hosted by BizHack


BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class Series (Oct. 13th): Tips to Make Instagram Pop for your Brand
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Virtual

This 3-part #BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class Series will help business owners and entrepreneurs find customers online by upgrading their digital presence. During these action-packed 60-minute webinars, BizHack Academy certified instructors will give you actionable tips and free tools to enhance your Instagram account, LinkedIn profile and website.

Hosted by BizHack


SF IT Startup
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Startup Best Practices with Phil Libin, and Silicon Valley FI Graduation
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Virtual

On this special event, you can see debut presentations from the newest portfolio companies from the Founder Institute accelerator, as well as a Keynote Talk from Phil Libin; Co-founder & CEO of mmhmm (a fast-growing video tools company with over $140M in funding) and All Turtles (an Artificial Intelligence startup studio), and Co-Founder/ Former CEO of Evernote. Don't miss this opportunity to see exciting pre-seed startups and learn from a top global startup expert.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101


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