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IT - CxO Events
CIO's Future Of Edge Computing Summit (Oct. 19-20th)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 5:30 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

CIO: Manage Cloud Sprawl and Create Consistency Across Hybrid Multi-Cloud Infrastructure Environments (Oct. 19th)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtualization...containerization...server automation...hyper-converged infrastructures. Over the past 18 months, each of these concepts has seen accelerated adoption across all industries. In so doing, many organizations have witnessed a spike in complexity and fragmentation, prompting many to explore how to overcome inconsistency and complexity while dealing with application sprawl and siloed data across cloud providers. Organizations find their use of multiple clouds was born out of decentralized IT practices, making it challenging for IT Ops teams to untangle the complexity.

Join CIO contributing editor Lane Cooper and subject-matter experts from our roundtable sponsor, IBM, for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by CIO and IBM

Angelbeat: Microsoft, AWS, Google And IBM Discuss How To Modernize And Migrate Mainframe, HPC & High-volume Transaction Applications (Oct. 19th)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 11:50 AM to 3:30 PM
Angelbeat Mainframe HPC Quantum Oct 19 - Virtual

Common features such as:

  • Low Latency
  • Five 9 Reliability/Uptime
  • Mission Critical
  • Computing, Performance & Data Intensive

This is a unique opportunity to understand solutions from the four most influential technology/cloud providers. By attending you will:

  • Learn how to build an optimized hybrid architecture that integrates on-prem hardware and software, plus cloud computing capabilities.
  • Analyze case studies that demonstrate how a hybrid cloud platform meets - and often exceeds - the speed and performance of on-prem hardware/software only, plus how GCP, AWS and Azure cloud services integrate with your IBM mainframe.
  • Understand the financial tradeoffs between upgrading existing on-prem solutions - upfront capital expenses plus data center/physical infrastructure support costs - versus a pay-for-what-you-need cloud model.
  • Develop strategies to address a growing shortage of mainframe programmers - how will you maintain and/or update legacy systems?

There will be a special discussion on Quantum Computing, which offers the promise of exponential improvements in computational speed/power and can revolutionize applications currently handled by mainframe and HPC platforms. Hosted by Angelbeat

Tintri: Demo Wednesdays (Oct. 20th)
Wednesday, October 20th, 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

CIONET:Weekly Spotlight (Oct. 20th)
Wednesday, October 20th, 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

CIO: The Evolution of Business-Centric IT Ops Strategies for Retail Sector (Oct. 20th)
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Spending on hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure technologies is now standard across all types of retailers, even though most retail budgets were stressed in 2020. Indeed, many retailers are accelerating their digital transformation efforts through current and planned investments in cloud and mobile-based inventory management, self-checkout, fulfillment, demand forecasting, price, and promo optimization, among other initiatives. These trends raise a couple of crucial questions:

What drives these decisions, and to what extent are business-centric considerations at the center of technology modernization initiatives? More importantly, how can IT operations (IT Ops) be optimized to support these business transformation activities?

Hosted by CIO and Kyndryl

IDC: Using Automation to Close the IT Skills Gap and Drive Innovation for the Business (Oct. 21st)
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 2:00 PM to 93:00 PM

The business climate is changing, and events over the past 18 months have forced companies to rethink their IT and business strategies, and for many, IT automation is playing a critical role to remain competitive. Workforce shortages are spreading across the new economic landscape and many operation team members are aging out.

IT is challenged to recruit difficult to find IT operational roles and skillsets, and automation is playing a critical role in enabling IT organizations to maintain high service delivery levels and enable the business to innovate against its objectives.

Hosted by IDC, Red Hat and Intel

Citrix Converge 2021 - October 25-28th
Monday, October 25th, 2021: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursday, October 28th, 2021
As the workplace has expanded beyond the office to homes, coffee shops and beyond, technical professionals are challenged with making resources accessible from any physical location and device while balancing demands for convenience, simplicity, usability and, of course, security.

Citrix Converge 2021 is the premiere global developer conference for Citrix partners and customers, accessible virtually and at no cost. Attendees will have access to tutorials and sessions catering to every variety of hands-on technical professional...

Hosted by Citrix

WebexOne 2021 (Oct. 26th-27th)
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, October 27th
WebexOne offers a deep dive into all the latest Webex product innovations, from hybrid work to customer experience.

And that's not all. We'll be featuring special guest speakers, 30 learning sessions, and a chance to network with innovators like you.

Hosted by Cisco

Angelbeat: Healthcare & Life Sciences Post-COVID Innovations (Oct. 27th)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Some of the specific and highly relevant topics covered include:

  • Personalized, Enhanced and Digitally-Centric Patient Care.
  • Find and Stop Ransomware, Malicious Payloads and Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Security Awareness Training to prevent data breaches and release of PHI
  • Amazon HealthLake Platform that enables HIPAA-Eligible Data Query and Analytics at Scale
  • Private, Public, Hybrid, Multi Cloud Architecture that meets HIPAA and HITRUST Requirements Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Deployment Recommendations to - -

  • Improve System-Wide Productivity and Eliminate Inefficiencies
  • Low & No-Code Software Development for Streamlined and Customized Clinical Operations
  • AI-Powered Cloud Compliance with HIPAA, HITRUST, other healthcare regulations

This is a unique opportunity to understand industry-specific solutions from the most influential technology/cloud providers.

Hosted by Angelbeat

CIO: Executive Perspectives on Digital Agility and Ensuring Hybrid Work Success (Oct. 28th)
Thursday, October 28th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The world has been reshaped in the past 18 months and the CIO playbook is changing as a result. Join your peers and executives from Cisco to share your thinking about critical IT goals and evolving plans for digital transformation, cloud strategies, and the future of hybrid work, among other vital topics. We want to learn what's top-of-mind for you and your organization, and how your priorities are changing, what challenges you're tackling, and what the future holds for return-to-work, digital business and more.

Join CIO contributing editor John Gallant and subject-matter experts from our roundtable sponsor, Cisco, for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by CIO and Ciso

AWS: Fast, Secure Continuous Delivery for Cloud-Native Applications (Oct. 28th)
Thursday, October 28th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

As engineering teams increasingly look to leverage cloud-native technologies and adopt DevOps practices to build and deliver applications to keep up with the speed of business, democratizing technology effectively remains a challenge for many organizations. To achieve Continuous Delivery that scales, there's a careful balance between enabling developers to use the technologies they prefer to work with and enterprise IT maintaining security, visibility and control.

Hosted by AWS

InformationWeek: End to End Automation: A Game Changer for Improving Workforce Efficiency (Oct. 28th)
Thursday, October 28th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
As enterprises seek to automate more of their knowledge work and repetitive processes, they're looking for new ways to leverage technology to speed and streamline the effort. Traditionally, these challenges have been addressed individually with a variety of different automation strategies, but increasingly businesses are integrating their automation efforts into a single approach that is easier to manage, less costly, and more effective.

Hosted by InformationWeek

IDC: Overcoming Barriers to Modernizing Enterprise Document-Centric Processes (Oct. 28th)
Thursday, October 28th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Enterprises rely on document-centric processes for mission-critical activities including customer and employee onboarding, account openings and management, financial reconciliations, customer communications, loan/mortgage origination, incident reporting and resolution, and countless others. Unfortunately, many enterprises' document-centric processes remain paper-based, inefficient and out of date and are in dire need of modernization to improve organizational efficiency, increase agility, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and reduce costs.

Hosted by IDC, ASG, CIO

ITProToday: How To Build A Crisis-Resilient Multi-Cloud Deployment (Nov. 9th)
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021: 12:00:00 PM to 1:00PM

A spike in workload volume and cloud costs, a multi-vector security attack, or a disaster that takes down one of your clouds, can be a business-critical moment. To de-risk your multi-cloud adventure, you need a new approach to security, visibility, and control.

This webinar will demonstrate how to build a multi-cloud deployment that is crisis-resilient using Snapt Nova, a multi-cloud friendly ADC platform. We will simulate three multi-cloud challenges - scale, security, and cloud failure - and use Snapt Nova to stay online, secure, and in control at all times.

Hosted by ITProToday, Snapt

Angelbeat: AWS Cloud-Powered Digital Transformation (Nov. 9th)
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The content will be a focused preview of the December re:invent global AWS conference, covering many relevant topics such as:

  • Optimizing Hybrid/Multi Cloud Performance while Controlling Costs
  • Cloud Security: Protect Infrastructure, Applications and Data, Comply with Regulations and Data Locality Requirements
  • Shift Left Security: Moving Security Sooner in the Development Process
  • Hybrid Cloud and Network Architecture: Consistent Experience across AWS and On-Prem Environments
  • Cloud Governance Best Practices
  • End User Computing on AWS: Secure Solutions for the Agile Enterprise
  • Application Modernization & Migration Strategies: Containers, Kubernetes, DevOps, Cloud Native, Microservices
  • Analytics on AWS: Fastest way to Get Answers From All Your Data, To All Your Users
  • AI, ML, Automation Enterprise Use Cases and Deployment Recommendations
  • AWS Connect - Cloud Contact Centre for Automated Interaction with Customers, Users, Employees
  • Database vs Data Warehouse vs Data Lake: Comparison of Storage Platforms, Integration with IoT Data Ingestion and Analytics
  • AWS Marketplace: The Optimal Single-Source Platform for Purchasing all Your AWS and Third Party Cloud Software

Hosted by Angelbeat

CIO's Future of Cloud and Digital Infrastructure Summit (Dec. 7th-8th)
December, December 7th, 2021: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, December 8th
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW -- Registration opening soon!

Immerse yourself in cloud options designed to create faster delivery of digital services and experiences at CIO's Future of Cloud and Digital Infrastructure Summit, December 7-8, 2021. But making sense of the latest opportunities is no small task for CIOs and IT leaders.

Top of mind questions include: How do hybrid and cloud-native innovations impact organizations with private cloud environment needs? What are current and promising strategies to address security, privacy, governance, and regulatory concerns? And what does the future of clouds look like with innovations including containers, serverless environments and edge computing?

Attend and learn from leading CIOs and experts who will share answers to these questions and more. You'll gain unmatched insight from seasoned cloud leaders, and you'll discover how award-winning organizations are maximizing service delivery powered by future-focused cloud strategies.

Hosted by CIO

SF IT vBeers Boca
In Person: vBeers South Florida (Biergarten Boca) (October 20th)
Wednesday, October 20th, 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!


  • Wednesday 20th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
  • Wednesday 27th - Mike's at Venetia, Miami


  • Wednesday 3rd - Zoom
  • Wednesday 10th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 17th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
  • Wednesday 24th - Mike's at Venetia, Miami

Hang out with IT colleagues after work!

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: Using Threat Hunting and Threat Intelligence to Strengthen Enterprise Cybersecurity (Oct. 19th)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
IT security teams are rapidly learning that an effective cyber defense means gaining a better understanding of attackers and the methods they use. In this Dark Reading webinar, top experts offer insights on how your organization can use emerging tools and practices such as threat hunting and threat intelligence to learn more about potential adversaries and proactively identify potential attacks. Attendees will also learn how they can combine these tools and practices to create an even more effective defense.

Hosted by Dark Reading and cybersixgill

ITProToday: Defend the Realm: Secure your Business with Immutable Data (Oct. 20th)
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

In this webinar, join Microsoft MVP Andy Malone and Quest Technology Strategist Adrian Moir as they discuss not only the latest in ransomware threat research but also the increasing dangers of hybrid cloud solutions. Later, the two will reveal the best technologies for keeping your data safe, including backup and recovery, information protection, data loss prevention and endpoint management.

Specifically, the webinar will help you:

  • Gain perspective on today's ransomware threat
  • Understand how hackers are targeting your on-premises infrastructure
  • Learn about leading cloud defense technologies and how they protect your data
  • Plan and execute a hybrid cloud defense strategy based on data immutability

Register Now!

Hosted by ITProToday, Quest

EnterpriseIT: Getting Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): What Every Enterprise Should Know (Oct. 27th)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 5:15 PM
This unique, information-packed event looks at some of the key strategies an IT organization will need to consider as it moves into the SASE generation of technology and services. Leading SASE technology developers, service providers, and IT practitioners who have pioneered this new wave of networking and how it works in real-world IT environments will provide their latest insights and recommendations.

Hosted by Informa USA

CIO: Zero Trust Data Management (Oct. 27th)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
As organizations struggle with the 'perimeter free' defensive posture of the future, the use of a zero-trust approach to various aspects of cyber-security has become a 'go-to' approach. This NIST standard is well suited for modern cyber-defense strategies. For many organizations the focus has been on access management, but more can be done. Extending zero-trust techniques to data management delivers many benefits and improves the security posture of the organization.

Deploying a zero-trust data management solution fits the current reality. For example, rather than depend on a 100% success rate for preventing intrusion, this new approach assumes that a breach or ransomware attack is likely and protects the data backups from it. This makes it possible to recover more quickly. A critical benefit from this approach is that it is now possible to determine the 'blast radius' or what data has been compromised. This allows SecOps or IT teams to protect data that hasn't been impacted and focus on only the compromised data. More importantly, zero-trust data management ensures that backups are protected and remain intact so they can be used to reduce the time necessary to resume operations.

Hosted by CIO and Rubrik

CIO: Security, Flexibility and Accessibility for Today's Anywhere, Anytime Workforce (Oct. 28th)
Thursday, October 28th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
In today's evolving, post-pandemic work environment, employees must work anywhere at any time. IT (jointly with HR) must supply seamless self-service and support that encourages both flexibility and productivity. Organizations are turning to more agile DevOps workflow building models. However, as these changes occur, security is getting trickier. Many enterprises are turning to Zero Trust governance and risk-avoidance models to provide integrated visibility and insights to effectively mitigate risk.

Join CIO contributing editor Charles Pelton and subject-matter experts from our roundtable sponsor, VMware, for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by CIO and VMware

DARKReading: Building Automation Into Secure Application Development (Nov. 3rd)
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021: 1:00:00 PM to 2:00PM
Creating secure code is crucial to enterprise application development. But many application developers resist taking extra security steps because they add extra work and time to the development process. In this Dark Reading webinar, application security experts discuss ways to speed and automate the process of developing secure code by using next-generation tools and processes.

For cybersecurity practitioners, this webinar offers insight on attractive, practical ways to add security to the development process. For application developers, this webinar offers recommendations on ways to integrate security into the development process while improving both security and efficiency.

Hosted by Dark Reading and Checkmarx

Data Connectors: Miami Cybersecurity Conference (Nov. 9th-10th)
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021: 12:10 PM to 3:30 PM Wednesday, October 10th
As more and more tech companies pour into the Sunshine State, it's vital for cybersecurity leaders to maintain and improve their skills, and stay ahead of the latest trends and threats. Attend the Miami Cybersecurity Conference and stay on top of your organization's security needs.

You'll sit alongside thought leaders and luminaries, and hear from experts to gather insights on the latest insights in cybersecurity. These conferences gather cyber professionals from the local community and feature extensive training sessions, live Q&A panels, access to solution providers, and networking opportunities.

Day 1

  • The State of Secure Identity
  • Disrupting Lateral Movement by Securing Active Directory
  • Expert Panel Discussion: DevSecOps: Application Security in Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies for TCP/IP Vulnerabilities in OT
  • Remote Work - The Wild West of Endpoint Management
  • Rethinking Data Protection in the Age of Ransomware
  • CISO RoundTable
  • Community Garden Party & Networking Reception

Day 2

  • Securing the Modern API Ecosystem -Expert Panel Discussion: Recover from Ransomware: Coming Back After an Attack
  • Subject Matter Expert Session
  • Rise of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • Keynote: Creating Florida's First Cybersecurity Program: Lessons Learned So Far
  • Automatic Vulnerability Discovery: False Promise for the DevSecOps World?
  • Subject Matter Expert Session - More Details To Come
  • Should I Buy an EDR, PAM, or DLP? How Do I Know?
  • Featured Keynote: Pseudonymity: Catching Cyber-Criminals via Crypto-Tracing
  • Conference Final Closing Session

Hosted by Data Connectors

FutureCon Virtual Eastern: CyberSecurity Conference (November 10th)
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM
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

Produced by FutureCon

CSO50 Conference + Awards (Nov. 16-18th)
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Remote work has opened the door to a range of risks, not the least of which is intellectual property theft. And ransomware attacks - enabled by easily available as-a-service tools - happen with more frequency than ever.

Our agenda includes keynotes, talks, and conversations that will inform, answer, enlighten, inspire, solve, and prepare you for the challenges ahead. Session topics are carefully selected to be of maximum value.

Hosted by CSO

DARKReding: Cyber Threats, Cyber Vulnerabilities: Assessing Your Attack Surface (Nov. 17th)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
These are just some of the questions that will be explored and answered at Dark Reading's next virtual event, Cyber Threats, Cyber Vulnerabilities: Assessing Your Attack Surface. This new virtual event - a free, all-day online conference produced by the editors of Dark Reading - offers insight, advice, and best practices on how to assess your organization's 'attack surface' - the parts that are most vulnerable to cybercriminals - and the risk you face in todays' cyber threat environment.

You'll get a look at the various methods for finding and fixing cyber vulnerabilities in your organization, as well as an overview of some of the latest exploits and methods used by today's cybercriminals.

Hosted by Dark Reading

SF IT BrainStation
Kickstart Your Career in Development
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Our 'Kickstart Your Career in Development' series is focused on exploring what it takes to start your career as a front-end developer, back-end developer or full stack developer. Each hour-long event is led by a industry leader in development, who will guide you through coding fundamentals, industry trends and case studies on how some of the world's most renowned applications are made.

Hosted by BrainStation

Transform Miami: How Local Companies Are Shaping the City's Future
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Freehold - Miami

Over the last few years, Miami's local companies have transformed the city into a dynamic, innovative hub of creativity and entrepreneurship. Previously known for luxury tropical vacations, Miami is now getting noticed for its unique mix of diverse, highly-qualified talent, and business-friendly conditions.

How did we get here and what's next for the city? How will Miami capitalize on this movement to ensure prosperity for businesses and talent?

Join us for a discussion on the future of Miami's workforce, which skills are in most demand, and how business leaders are preparing for the decade ahead.

Hosted by BrainStation

SF IT ExecutiveRoundtable
In-Person, CXO Breakfast Pane
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021: 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
NE Ft. Lauderdale

The South Florida Executive Roundtable invites you to join us alongside top regional corporate leaders & guest speakers for our In-Person CXO Breakfast Networker in NE Fort Lauderdal

Speakers will discuss: re-opening, innovation, digital transformation, data analytics & security, BI, the new war for talent & more...

Space is Limited, Exact location will be sent post-registration. No "walk-ins" will be permitted. No onsite registrations, all attendees must be pre-registered to attend. This event is closed to recruitment / staffing firms

Hosted by

SF IT Security
(CS)2AI Online: Navigating Vulnerability Disclosures in an ICS Environment
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

With the increasing connectivity of industrial systems comes the benefits of productivity , operational efficiency and process control. This connectivity also creates potential opportunity for cyber criminals to gain access to critical infrastructure systems and industrial control systems (ICS).

Safeguards against this increasing threat landscape include people, process and technical controls to mitigate and balance the risk against reliability, availability and maintainability of the asset. A key tenant to this equation is vulnerability / incident response for the ICS environment where 'patching' is not as common as IT systems and at times, not an immediate option for technical or procedural reasons.

Hosted by Derek Harp from Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems

SF IT NewHorizons
How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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.

This webinar will explain how you can learn and get industry recognized certifications from

  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • more...

Join us on Zoom to learn more on Tuesday's or Wednesday's at 1:00PM. Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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.

This webinar will explain how you can learn and get industry recognized certifications from

  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • more ...

Join us on Zoom to learn more on Tuesday's or Wednesday's at 1:00PM. Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

TECH IN DEMAND - A growing need for IT talent in S. Florida
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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!

As a bonus for attending, you will receive information on how to register for a FREE IT Fundamentals course. (A value of over $2,000.)

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida, LAN Infotech

SF IT TechHub
Tech Hub South Florida Hackathon 2021: 'Hack for Inclusion'
Friday, November 5th, 2021: 5:30 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, November 7th, 2021

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 Tech Hub South Florida

SF IT Grammerhub
Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, October 18th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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 2 others From Grammerhub

SF IT Sales
In-Person Meetup for South Florida IT Sales and Marketing Professionals
Monday, October 25th, 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 Linux
Online: Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source and UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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

Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, and presentation / discussion begins at 7:00 PM.

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

Hosted by FLUX

Applications of Timeseries Data with Amazon Timestream Database
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The human brain is naturally trained to anticipate future events by analyzing the sequence of events from past experiences. How about letting a machine record those past sequence of events from millions of sources, analyze the data and help you make better decisions for your business!

The sequence of data points captured with respect to time, is timeseries data, and application of this data is ubiquitous. Stock market prediction, IT infrastructure operational analytics, industrial IoT, web click metrics and many more use cases rely on faster and at scale analysis of timeseries data.

Hosted by Cara Benjamin From AWS User Groups of Florida

SF IT Blockchain
State of blockchain adoption for Supply Chain applications
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Jeff Stollman and Tom Klein from the Hyperledger Supply Chain Special Interest Group will share their insights from the group and the state of blockchain adoption for Supply Chain applications. Topics will include current industry challenges, success stories, and organizations active in applying blockchain to supply chain use cases.

The Supply Chain Special Interest Group is open to everyone and you can find out more at:

Hosted by Hyperledger

SF IT Hadoop
DSS Mini-Salon: The Future of Retail with Behavioral Data
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

AI technologies are taking center stage in the retail industry as investments in AI are expected to grow to almost $20 billion by 2027, according to a recent market research report. Join us on October 21 to learn how companies are leveraging their datasets and embracing AI and machine learning technologies to maximize revenue and reduce costs.

Hosted by Stepheni Haas From Miami Hadoop Group

Miami Ruby Brigade
Monday, October 18th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This is our monthly meeting. We're still determining a topic.

Hosted by Bryce Kerley

SF IT Agile
Modern Leadership Capabilities to be Successful in Today's Uncertain Industry
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

FREE REMOTE: Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

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

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

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

Hosted by South Florida Agile Association Chapter

Integrated Agile
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Agile mixed with Waterfall exists in every product development organization globally, yet current thinking teaches us to crusade for one approach at the expense of the other - an approach that creates unnecessary resistance and alienates people with different perspectives.

The question is: How can we manage the reality of a mixed-methods environment while still receiving the intended benefits of both approaches? In this talk, Brock Argue and Erkan Kadir will introduce Integrated Agile, a groundbreaking and practical approach that leverages Polarity Thinking to manage the predictable dynamics between Agile and Waterfall while maximizing the upsides of both approaches.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

SF IT The LAB Miami
An Evening with Peter Thiel, Co-founder of PayPal
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Perez Art Museum Miami

Join Lincoln Network for an evening in Miami with wide ranging discussions on technology, society, and the future


  • 4:00 - 4:30 pm | Registration
  • 4:30 - 5:20 pm | Founders, Cities, and Building the Future | Panel ft. Saif Ishoof, Delian Asparouhov, and Helen Andrews
  • 5:20 - 5:45 pm | Break
  • 5:45 - 7:15 pm | Culture, Religion and Technology | Fireside Chat with Peter Thiel and Bambi Francisco Roizen
  • 7:15 - 7:45 pm | Q+A
  • 7:45 - 9:00 pm | Reception

Hosted by The Lincoln Network

LAB Miami October's Think Tank Thursdays
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The LAB Miami

Calling all Innovators, Movers & Shakers, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Likeminded Individuals!

We're excited to announce our Think Tank Thursday 5th Edition the monthly event that keeps on giving!

Come network, learn, and immerse yourself in programming curated by you, the Miami Startup Ecosystem! Every month we host a Pitch Competition and thoughtful conversations with successful founders. We are focusing on "How can we help?" We try to change it up each month with a carefully curated night for those who want to participate in Miami's growing ecosystem.

Hosted by The Lab Miami

Y.MIA Powered By Endeavor Miami
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The LAB Miami

y.MIA is the first event in our y.FLORIDA speaker series. The evening will bring together panelists, founders, entrepreneurs and community members to discuss how Miami's entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown.

Panelists will discuss the changes they have witnessed, what they like, what they are worried about, and how they want to see continue to develop in Miami.

Hosted by Endeavor Miami

SF IT IronHack
Launching a portfolio career with your new tech skills
Monday, October 18th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The future of work is changing, and equipping yourself with the right tech skills is an important part of staying ahead of the shifting tides. So what exactly is a Portfolio career?

A Portfolio Career is one that consists of having a variety of part-time or freelance jobs, instead of one full-time job. This allows a person to explore their passions, develop new skills and knowledge, enjoy more flexibility and variety in their work, and decide the trajectory of their career.

Hosted by Valentina Perez Garces From IronHack

Ironhack US Open House
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Are you interested in a career in tech but you're not sure what path would fit you best?

Or maybe you've been thinking about joining a tech Bootcamp, but you're not sure if it's right for you...

Whether you're researching about tech skills to learn, exploring new career options, or looking for more info about coding bootcamps; Ironhack has your back!

Join us on October 21st, at 6:30pm EST for our virtual US Open House! You'll get to meet the Ironhack team and learn about what it's like to be part of a growing community of Web Development, UI/UX design, and Data Analytics students!

Hosted by Stephanie Menjivar from Ironhack

Drawing the logic behind coding - Katas for complete beginners
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Katas are coding challenges that are very useful in learning (and mastering) programming logic. From complete beginners to programming gurus, anyone can benefit from honing their coding skills with them.

There are a bunch of sites that offer Katas., for example, offers an almost overwhelming number of Katas that are ranked by difficulty and offer immediate feedback on your challenge attempts.

Hosted by Valentina Perez Garces From IronHack

SF IT Thinkful
Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research
Monday, October 18th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

How do professional designers create a user-friendly experience? They go straight to the source - the user.

User research is the secret weapon that helps designers learn about the behavior, goals, motivations, and needs of the people who actually use their platform. With this valuable skill set, you'll be ready to kick off your career in UX design.

Hosted Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami

Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

At the beginning of your data analytics journey? Come learn from the experts about what tools you need for success in this in-demand field.

Data analysts do some pretty amazing work to bring together insights from numbers and charts so they can drive real value for their companies. To be the best at what they do, analysts have a host of technical tools at their disposal, like statistics equations, specialized software, and coding languages. With the number of different tools and recommendations floating around out there, how can you decide which ones you really need?

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami

Intro to HTML & CSS Build Your Own Website
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website. You'll build your webpage with the help of our instructor, and leave with your site live and ready to share.

Curious about coding, but don't know where to begin? This workshop is the perfect place to start. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop, you'll learn the key concepts of HTML & CSS, which are the basic 'building blocks' of all websites. You'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs, and you'll leave with your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Take a look at a live website created by a previous attendee here!

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami

SF ISSA October 2021 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This week will feature a roundtable discussion about the upcoming SFISSA Hack The Flag event!

Details about the different CTF levels, prizes, how Discord will be used, the talks, and the costume contest will be introduced. Any members who are curious about this event are also welcome to ask questions.

Please join us virtually for our October 2021 meeting. There will be virtual Networking following the roundtable discussion.

Hosted by Michael Brown and Jay S. From Sf ISSA

2021 SFISSA Hack the Flag and NO QRTR CTF
Saturday, October 30th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 6:15 PM

Join us Saturday October 30th, 2021 for the South Florida ISSA is holding our annual 'Hack the Flag' event this year virtually. We expect that next year we will be back at FIU's Graham Center Ballroom and will be able to have our signature event including the Chili Cookoff and Beer Garden. This event will be attended by a range of Information Security managers, professionals, and students.

Hosted by SFISSA

Data Fabric for Analytics - Claudia Imhoff
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021: 4:00:00 PM to 6:30PM

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI South Florida Chapter online meeting on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021. Our speaker, Claudia Imhoff is a renowned author, a thought leader, visionary, and practitioner in the rapidly growing fields of business intelligence and customer focused-strategy. Her presentation 'Data Fabrics for Analytics' is a topic that is being hailed by Gartner as the next generation data management for the enterprise.

Hosted by TDWI South Florida Chapter

SF IT Startup
How They Did It: Success Stories & Advice from Top Entrepreneurs in Tech
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Building a startup is hard, but it's even harder for minority and women-owned startups, and if you want to be successful in your startup journey, it pays to heed the advice of those who have walked a similar path yet have achieved success against all the odds. At this live and interactive event you will hear from underrepresented startup experts from around the world who will share their success stories, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid, to help put you on your path to startup success. Join us for what promises to be an exciting event and come ready with your questions! This event will be hosted by Jonathan Greechan (Co-Founder of FI).

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101

Pitch Night MIA (In-Person)
Thursday, October 21st, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Do you have a startup that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this Miami fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice. It will feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101

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