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vBeers South Florida (January 19th) Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!

January

  • Wednesday 5th -Zoom
  • Wednesday 12th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 19th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, Tech Hub South Florida


SF IT vBeers Broward
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Online: vBeers South Florida - Monthly Virtual Meetups via Zoom
Wednesday, January 5th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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In-person, after work vBeers have resumed, but I will still host a virtual vBeers on the first Wednesday of each month

First Wednesdays of the Month: Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/792850274

You can also join by phone: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 792 850 274

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,792850274#

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


vBeers South Florida (January 12th) Funky Buddha
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!

January

  • Wednesday 5th -Zoom
  • Wednesday 12th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 19th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, Tech Hub South Florida


IT - CxO Events
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Tintri Storage Experts Share Practical Insight In Geek Out! Technology Demo Series (Jan. 5th)
Wednesday January 5th, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
  • Learn to navigate through the numerous options for efficiently backing up and restoring VMs.
  • Challenge your analytical skills, as we discuss how to understand what performance impact a new application would have.
  • Discover the secret to defeating ransomware or automating your workload balancing tasks.

'Geek Out' with us and see for yourself how Tintri can protect your data so you can bake those cookies and get to bed early because Ransomware isn't going to ruin your holiday.

  • The Tintri filesystem has always had immutable snapshots
  • Tintri Analytics gives you Realtime views to quickly identify Ransomware in your infrastructure
  • Tintri's Ransomware Defense has zero performance impact on production systems

Ever have an upgrade go south? Ever deleted the wrong VM or discover a corrupted application? Learn how to save things before they completely go off the rails, Tintri has unique tools to get you back up and running fast!


DevOps.com: Accelerate Innovation Through Automation Using Flow Designer (Jan. 5th)
Wednesday, January 5th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In today's increasingly digital world, an enterprise's ability to reliably deliver products at scale is the defining factor in customer acquisition and retention. Therefore, it's imperative that digital transformation drives enterprise operational resiliency to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

At xMatters, an Everbridge Company, that means taking the heavy lifting out of resolving issues to ensure constant digital service uptime. This is where automation can benefit all roles and levels within an enterprise, giving you the flexibility required to address different teams, processes and toolsets. That's why we've created Flow Designer, our code-free workflow builder to help DevOps, SRE and operations teams automate incident resolution and achieve continuous digital service reliability.

Hosted by DevOps.com


DARKReading: Cloud Security Strategies for Today's Enterprises (Jan. 6th)
Thursday, January 6th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The typical enterprise relies on dozens, even hundreds, of cloud applications and services sprawled across different platforms and service providers. Security teams need to shoulder the responsibility of coordinating security and incident response and not leave it up to individual providers. In this webinar, experts discuss the specific tools and best practices to manage security in the cloud environment.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn what cloud providers are responsible for security-wise - and what they are not
  • Get tips on how to manage your data in the cloud across multiple cloud vendors
  • Learn about the tools and and best practices for securing data in the cloud
  • Gain an understanding of setting security policies across different cloud platforms

Hosted by DARKReading


DevOps.com: Connecting Observability to Business Results (Jan 6th)
Thursday, January 6th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Is observability just another buzzword for monitoring? When you boil it down, the two are different in subtle ways: Monitoring tells you that something happened; observability tells you why something happened and gives you data-driven insights to help mitigate and remediate issues. As organizations begin to move away from traditional metrics, more questions arise.

How do you go from data to business outcomes? And with so much observability data pouring in, will we drown? What's the relationship between observability and systems reliability engineering? What is the role of AIOps in the DevOps process?

In this webinar, experts from Techstrong Research will answer these questions and more.

Hosted by DevOps.com


CIO: Future Proofing Data Center Investments to Support Business Transformation (Jan. 11th)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After a dip in data center spending last year, global enterprise investments in data center infrastructure will reach $200 billion in 2021, an increase of 6% from 2020.

Analysts expect the data center market to grow steadily year-over-year through 2024, indicating that this category of infrastructure will remain a major factor in supporting the business transformation goals of organizations for the foreseeable future.

The question is: should leaders modernize existing data center investments or trade it all in for next-generation technologies that are turbocharging on-prem capacity?

Hosted by CIO and kyndryl


SNIA: Why Use Multiple Clouds? (Jan 11th)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
As storing data in the cloud has become ubiquitous and mature, many organizations have adopted a multi-cloud strategy. Eliminating dependence on a single cloud platform is quite a compelling case.

But multi-cloud environments are not without challenges. Taking advantage of the benefits without increasing complexity requires a strategy that ensures applications are not tightly coupled to cloud-specific technologies. Supporting a storage abstraction layer that insulates the application from the underlying cloud provider's interfaces allows an application to be easily used with multiple clouds. It allows storage features specific to a cloud to be exposed in a standardized manner and enables data to be transparently accessed and migrated as needed in order to take advantage of cloud-specific features without the application being aware of the underlying mechanics, thus reducing or eliminating the limits and vulnerabilities of any one cloud.

Hosted by SNIA


VentureBeat: The Future of Work Summit (Jan. 12th)
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The post-pandemic workforce is demanding a new level of flexibility, which has set into play two new driving forces. First, remote work is pushing enterprises to invest in hyper-automation of many of their processes, as well as embrace of increased digital team collaboration. Simultaneously, the advance of virtual technologies like AR and VR are helping accelerate the emergence of a metaverse, which itself is being accelerated by hybrid work and the need for people to be more virtually immersed. What do these forces mean for technical decision-makers?

At VB's Future of Work Summit, we'll discuss with top executives how organizations are reimagining and re-architecting their technology stack and strategies to allow for this new virtual world of work. This transformation enables powerful, transformative AI/ML, metaverse technologies such as AR/VR, and AI-assisted intelligent chat and virtual assistants for more collaboration. But it also requires a new kind of workplace culture, emphasizing trust and independence. The Summit will extract specific takeaways, including strategies, tactics, technologies that the boldest and most successful companies are leveraging to pave the way for this new future of work.

Hosted by VentureBeat


TechForge: Hybrid Cloud Congress (Jan. 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 9:50 AM to 2:20 PM
This conference revolves around the business benefits that can arise from combining and unifying public and private cloud services to create a single, flexible, agile, and cost-optimal IT infrastructure. Attendees will learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

Learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

Hosted by TechForge


CIONEXT: CIO and CFO: Joining Forces for Automation? (Jan 19th)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
CIONEXT is a unique opportunity to learn from the most successful Digital Leaders in the world.

Organisations are under a constant pressure to transform their business in order to better serve their customers and to prevent category disruption. Redesigning how corporate work processes are organised is on top of the agenda of our business leaders today. Automation should therefore be an enterprise-wide capability. Rarely will the CIO or the CFO be the sole decision maker of strategic investments in this domain. Given the weight of these decisions, joining forces and developing a strong partnership between the CFO and the CIO for Automation is paramount for success.


CIO: Leveraging An IT Consumption Model To Modernize Your Enterprise Data And Analytics (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Data is at the heart of the modern enterprise and is central to many organization's digital transformation intiatives, but not all enterprises treat data the same. Some place focus on the core, while others maintain large amounts of critical data at the edge. But whatever the approach, enterprises are looking to take a data-first approach to not only generate better outcomes but to have it also be secure, available, scalable and frictionless to deploy and manage in a sustainable way.

Hosted by CIO and HPE


CIO: The Role of Cloud-Ready Load Balancing in Optimizing the Management of Complex Heterogeneous Infrastructures (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
According to analysts at IDC, cloud load balancing is a critical 'usage multiplier service' that is being deployed by mature implementers of hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructures, dynamically -- and intelligently -- distributing traffic across on-prem and cloud servers from different providers to address availability, latency management and resilience requirements in a cost-effective manner. Load balancing critical traffic across on-prem and multi-cloud environments has emerged as a key factor in enhancing the agility and performance of organizations implementing aggressive business transformation initiatives.

Hosted by CIO and vmware


CIO: Enterprise-wide Digital Strategies for Optimizing Omnichannel Experiences (Jan. 25th)
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Consumer-facing organizations today face a complex challenge: Their customers expect them to know them as unique and be serviced across various journeys seamlessly, sometimes starting the journey in one channel and finishing it in another.

Very few organizations, and definitely not the ones that have been there for a while, can afford to offer their service only through a single channel. As channels grow, the journeys get more and more fragmented.

Hosted by CIO and Wipro


CIO: Future Of Work Summit (February 15-17)
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 17th
The workplace future is more than just another buzzword. It's where your business needs to create agile, flexible, and intelligent work models. CIO's Future of Work Summit delivers solutions to you with a three-day, three-track virtual event featuring live conversations and a curated agenda to prepare you for what lies ahead.

Attend and count yourself among the leaders blazing new strategies for workplace success.

Hosted by CIO


IT - CxO Security Events
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TechTalk: Okta CIAM Series Part 1: Build Or Buy A Customer Identity Platform? (Jan. 11th)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Okta, the leading provider of identity, is hosting a private wine speaker series focused on Customer Identity and Access Management. In this three part series, attendees will hear from subject matter experts on:

An overview of customer identity and access management and when should you build vs buy How to create secure, frictionless customer experiences to drive digital growth Unlocking long term business growth with customer identity and access management

Hosted by TechTalk Summits and Okta


FutureCon: Virtual Central Conference (Jan. 13th)
Thursday, January 13th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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.

Agenda

  • Infrastructure as Code Security
  • Segment in minutes on your path to zero trust
  • One Identity helps organizations establish an identity-centric security strategy.
  • Enterprise-Grade Identity at Internet Scale
  • Cybersecurity Leaders and Experts on Current Cyberthreats and Practices
  • Security Optimization Platform. Better Insights, Better Decisions, Real Security Outcomes.
  • Resolution Intelligence for smarter digital ops.
  • Manage InfoSec Risk and Compliance with ZenGRC
  • Passwordless identities for workforces, customers, and developers

Hosted by FutureCon


ITProToday: How to Safeguard Your Microsoft 365 Applications from Data Loss (Jan. 13th)
Thursday, January 13th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Microsoft 365 services leverage the agility of the cloud, reduce operational costs, and enable employee productivity from any location.

They also house critical data, making it no wonder that Microsoft 365 has been referred to as the 'holy grail' for hackers.

How do you go about properly protecting your Microsoft 365 suite, knowing that Microsoft is responsible for security of the cloud, but you as the customer are always responsible for security in the cloud? Microsoft provides a number of compliance and eDiscovery tools to manage application data, yet a complementary, third party solution for native backup and recovery is a must.

In this masterclass, Technical Product Manager Drew Russell will show you how Rubrik ensures your critical Microsoft 365 data is secure, easily discoverable, and always accessible when you need it.


DARKReading: Beyond Spam and Phishing: Emerging Email-based Threats (Jan 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Even as enterprises adopt real-time messaging tools and platforms, email remains the hub of enterprise communications. Adversaries are increasingly targeting the enterprise email inbox, and security teams need to look further than just spam and phishing attacks. In this webinar, you'll learn about different tactics adversaries employ to steal from enterprises, including business email compromise (BEC) and stealing customer information. You will gain insights into how to recognize and defend against complex social engineering techniques designed to break into email.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn about the latest tactics and techniques threat actors are using to target enterprise email systems
  • Gain insight into how your users could be duped in social engineering attacks
  • Learn about how business email compromise (BEC) attacks are executed
  • Get intel on how attackers use email-borne attacks to steal information or escalate an attack for monetary gain
  • Walk way with a strategy for protecting your organization from email-based threats

Hosted by DARKReading and Abnormal


What's Next for DevSecOps: 'Shift Right' for Runtime Protection (Jan 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ow that enterprises are approaching critical mass in moving their cloud-native applications to production, runtime protection is attracting more attention - especially from attackers. Even as DevOps teams progress in managing risk for their artifact pipelines, DevSecOps teams are now contending with new threats like supply chain attacks, sophisticated malware and cryptocurrency mining exploits.

Hosted by DevOps.com


CSO: CISO Priorities for 2022: Supporting and Securing Hybrid Workforces (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
After two tumultuous years, most organizations now are preparing to support -- and secure -- employees who may be working on location, on the road and at home. The question becomes: what are the right technology and security management tools to support the new hybrid workforce?

The key is to define and implement the right policies and guardrails that identify, enable, and secure people, hardware, identities, and functions. Analytics and performance management are important; so is defining and maintaining the right culture.

Hosted by CSO and Elasticsearch


InformationWeek: The Tech Exec's Ransomware Incident Response Playbook (Jan 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
When the time comes, however, the careful planning may not be tailored to a specific incident. In that case, you have to be able to react and adjust in real time. Beyond just knowing whether or not to pay a ransom, you have to be sure your tools, processes, and procedures are adaptable so that during a stressful moment, you're making the right decisions to save your company's business. Our experts will outline a trusted guide ensuring you have the right incident response, develop ironclad backups, and follow a business continuity plan.

Hosted by InformationWeek and Palo Alto Networks - Unit 42


ITProToday: How to Integrate Community-Driven Threat Intelligence into Your SIEM (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Virtual

Managing security alerts is a challenge for IT security teams. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) are often leveraged to consolidate data and provide a single dashboard, but they are only as good as the data that they receive. Community-driven threat intelligence solutions can provide some of the most robust, accurate, and timely data concerning the threat activity in a network. Integrating these solutions into the SIEM is key to delivering relevant information without overwhelming the security operations team.

Hosted by ITProToday


Network Computing: Practical Approaches to Implementing Zero Trust in Your Private Cloud (Jan 26th)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The time to secure your applications, users, and devices is now.

Join this webinar where we will share pragmatic approaches to implementing Zero Trust architecture for enterprise private cloud.

In this session, we'll explore how to align next-generation virtual firewalls with Zero Trust identity of users, applications, and devices, while securing transaction flows that make up the critical life-blood in your Private Cloud or Virtual Data Centers.

Hosted by NetworkComputing, Palo Alto Networks, US Signal


DARKReading: Beyond Passwords: New Thinking and Strategies for Authentication (Jan. 27th)
Thursday, January 27th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The debate about the usefulness of passwords rages on. But most security experts agree that data protection is not adequate with simple password protection. Which tools and strategies for authentication should you consider today to up-level your authentication strategy? How can you move beyond the password and implement next generation authentication technology?

In this webinar, experts offer a broad look at your options for multifactor authentication, the challenges and pitfalls of these options, and how to develop an authentication strategy that works best for your enterprise.

Hosted by DARKReading and yubico


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Gestalt IT: Utilization of Shadow AI with Run: AI - Utilizing AI 3x15 (40 Minutes)
Gestalt IT, December 27th, 2021
One of the biggest issues with shadow IT is the low utilization of these resources that can come when they are purchased and used by a single corporate group or application. This is true both on-premises and in the cloud. But even if enterprise IT operations and infrastructure groups can come to understand AI, they must offer a compelling AI solution if they will be able to get control. The easiest way to do this is to deploy a much larger centralized solution than any group could procure on their own and deliver it with a flexible cloud-like access method. Another issue with shadow AI is that it often relies on a single individual and is difficult to reproduce, put into production, or scale.

CXOTALK: How to Manage the CIO / CFO Relationship (23 Minutes)
CXOTalk, December 27th, 2021
An effective CIO / CFO partnership enables organizations to transform outdated processes, drive top-line growth through innovation, and support change initiatives faster than ever before.

We spoke with Deloitte's Bill Briggs about joint research with Workday on topics related to the CIO / CFO relationship.

The conversation includes these topics:


Gestalt IT: Can Disaggregation Solve Lock-In Problems? (38 Minutes)
Gestalt IT, December 27th, 2021
But does this freedom really exist? Are we going to have the future we've always dreamed of? Or does disaggregation lead to other lock-in problems? Join us for this episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable where we discuss the advantages and issues with network disaggregation.

NVIDIA: AI Podcast Wrapped: Top Five Episodes Of 2021
NVIDIA News, December 29th, 2021
Its 150+ episodes reinforce the extraordinary capabilities of AI - from diagnosing disease to boosting creativity to helping save the Earth - while focusing on the people behind the magic.

Here are our most-played episodes from 2021:


SF IT BrainStation
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Intro to JavaScript
Monday, January 10th, 2022: 6:30 PM to9:00 PM
2650 NW 5 Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Join us at our Miami campus in the heart of Wynwood for an Intro to JavaScript workshop. During this 90-minute workshop, you will learn JavaScript fundamentals and work through a hands-on programming challenge guided by one of the Lead Educators for our Web Development Bootcamp.

Hosted by Brainstation


SF IT ExecutiveRoundtable
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Health-Tech CXO Breakfast & Panel
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Miami, FL (Downtown)

The South Florida Executive Roundtable invites you to join us alongside a Panel of regional HEALTH-TECH leaders, corporate execs, breakfast, and networking at our In-Person CXO January Kickoff meeting...

Excited to host our Health-Tech Committee & our panelists, including Joe Natoli from Baptist Health & Michael Garcia from Jackson Health System at our South Florida Executive Roundtable CXO January 19th Kickoff breakfast meeting in Downtown Miami. JOIN US! Thank you to our host - Holland & Knight LLP & Wifredo Ferrer, our Co-Chair Carlos J. Arboleda, Michael Mendella for his leadership in our planning committee, Matthew Pinzur for his advocacy & guidance, & all our council leaders and partners.

Hosted by ExecutiveRoundtable.org


SF IT Developer
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Miami Hack Week
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday January 28th
Miami, FL

Have you heard? Miami Hack Week is back - bigger than ever! Hack Week brings together some of the most talented engineers building in the web3, blockchain, and fintech space to spend 1 week in a super immersive hackathon experience.

Plan on arriving Sunday, January 23rd. The hackathon officially ends Friday evening, January 28th, but most people will stay until Sunday to party it up because . . . . it's Miami

We will have a kickoff on Sunday, where team placement will be figured out. The hacking itself takes place from Monday through Friday. The expo is on Friday.

The hackathon is free for you to attend, and most houses will provide food as well. However, you will be responsible for your lodging costs.

Sign up on MiamiHackWeek.com to get access to the different houses! Each time a house is confirmed, it will be texted out to the list of hackers interested with a link to apply to the house.

Hosted by Miami Hack Week Hackathon


SF IT TechHub
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Virtual Member Hour & Orientation
Friday, January 21st, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for our "Virtual Member Hour" where new members get to meet and mingle and learn how to better get engaged with our tech community here in South Florida.

You will meet:

  • Staff Members
  • Board Leadership
  • Committee and Peer Group Chairs
  • Current Active Members
  • Regional Partners & Friends
  • Let's meet, connect and learn more about YOU!

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida


Tech Hub: Tech Hub TEE OFF 2022 (Jan 27th)
Thursday, January 27th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Topgolf, Miami Gardens

Presented by Crown Castle, this year's Tech Hub TEE OFF is our 3rd annual event to thank our members for their support and show you just how your membership dollars are being used.

Learn about our mission, vision, and what we have accomplished to date, as well as, what's planned for 2022 and beyond. Find out how you can get more involved and help us continue Building South Florida's Tech Hub!

This members-only golf outing will include food, drinks, a special presentation, guest speaker, and, of course, a game of golf in the hi-tech Top Golf Miami Gardens. You don't want to miss this one!

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida and Crown Castle


SF IT Palm Beach Events
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TEDxBocaRaton 2022: 'Defining Moments' (Jan. 29th)
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton, Florida

Our theme for 2022 is 'Defining Moments'. A defining moment is an event that you experience that fundamentally changes you or the trajectory of the future. It is a point in your life - or in history - when you were urged to make a pivotal decision, or a pivotal occurrence takes place. These moments define us and have a transformative effect on our perceptions, behaviors, and in some cases the trajectory of life as we know it. These are experiences that rise above the everyday norm and occur in the most unlikely of places.

Use this code through Friday, Dec 3rd for a 45% discount on all tickets: OPEN45

Preview the official list of 13-speakers to take center stage at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre

Hosted by TEDxBocaRaton


SF IT NewHorizons
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New Year - New Career: Transition Into A Career In Technology
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Virtual

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 course.

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida


SF IT Grammerhub
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Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, January 3rd, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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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 Big Data
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What's New In Hue? Latest Features, Capabilities And Innovations
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Virtual

Hue is an open-source application for querying databases & data warehouses whose goal is to make self service data querying more widespread in organizations using one or more components of the Hadoop ecosystem. Widely used since 2011, Hue is present in the Hadoop services of the cloud service providers Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure as well as the hybrid cloud offering from Cloudera.

Hosted ny Future of Data


SF IT Sales
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In-Person Meetup For South Florida IT Sales And Marketing Professionals
Monday, January 24th, 2022: 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!

I am open to suggestions for how the grow should expand. Would you like to have formal presentations?

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


BDU's Sales Success Peer Group
Friday, January 7th, 2022: 12:00 pm to 1:00 PM
oniine

Since March of 2020, BDU's Friday sessions have continued to be a time for us all to come together to support one another, to network, to share resources and to discuss the unique challenges we as sales professionals and sales leaders are facing as we navigate selling in our new environment.

We welcome anyone who wants to join our Sales Success Peer Group. Register now for just one, a few or all of our upcoming sessions to share tools and strategies, to gain resources and new information, or just to listen. See you then

Hosted by BDU


SF IT Training
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Live Online - Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Academy of Fort Lauderdale

We would like to welcome you to our Open House hosted by The Academy of South Florida for fully funded IT training!

With more than 20 years of IT training experience, The Academy is uniquely qualified to help advance your IT career.

Whether you are an experienced IT Professional looking for additional skills or IT certification or you are looking to start a new career in technology, The Academy has the training you need.

Our Corporate Division trains more than 2,000 IT Professionals and Developers from over 500 companies each year.

Our accelerated Vocational programs are designed to teach you the IT career skills needed to start a new IT career in just four months - even if you have no previous technology experience.

Hosted by The Academy of South Florida and CareerSource Broward


SF IT AI
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What Can You Expect For ML In 2022
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Virtual

As 2021 comes to a close, the challenges of productionizing and scaling team's machine learning projects still remain at large. With all the big advancements in AI/ML, what are some actionable learnings for your team?

In this webinar join us as we talk about:

  • Noteworthy highlights in the AI/ML space from 2021
  • Upcoming trends in ML/AI for 2022
  • Market movement (AIIA member valuations, acquisition and consolidation)
  • The shift to 'Data Monitoring' from 'Model monitoring' OR the evolution of 'DataOps' - reference Andrew Ng
  • Bedfellows for 2022: How hardware will meet ISV e.g. Nvidia/HPE and the AIIA ecosystem.
  • Winners & Losers - Best of breed vs Production ML on 'so-called' E2E solutions. The new data providers and the role of analytics.

Hosted by Valentina Carratta


SF IT Javascript
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Build Super Fast Web Apps with NextJS
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Virtual

Explore how to make your websites and applications super fast with NextJS. Breaking down different methodologies for how content is served from the server.

We'll also cover some ways NextJS offers an amazing developer experience. We'll talk about creating your own API with NextJS and even SEO, TypeScript and PWAs.

Let's talk about the tools of the modern web that are making it super easy and super enjoyable to build fast and interactive websites and applications.

Hosted by Cristina Solana From MiamiJS


SF IT Python
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Introduction To Machine Learning With Python
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Virtual

Expand your technical knowledge and learn one of the most in-demand skills in the tech industry, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. During this workshop, we'll cover Python, and why it's so important and useful for AI applications. We'll also take a look into AI algorithms, how they work, and even see some real life applications. With a career in AI; you can

Catalyze the right decisions for business.

Become the critical asset that companies need to guide decision makers on key insights, operational tactics, and growth strategies.

Hosted by Marcelo Ricigliano


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Miami Ruby Brigade
Monday, January 17th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Virtual

We program, frequently in Ruby! Come if you are interested in programming computers. Imposters Welcome

If you're from a background which isn't well-represented in most geeky meetups, come along - we want to make a difference.

If you're from a background which is well-represented in most geeky meetups, come along - we want your help making a difference.

If you're worried about not being computer enough, come.

Hosted by Bryce Kerley From Miami Ruby Brigade


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Building The Next Unicorns In Miami With Jack Abraham And Prof. Pete Fader
Monday, January 10th, 2022: 6:30 PM to9:00 PM
Ampersand Studios

Wharton's own Jack Abraham has put his money where his mouth is! He moved his life and his business to Miami in 2020 and has been one of South Florida's biggest advocates to evolve it to the next level as a global center for technology and innovation.

Wharton's 'Customer Centricity' focused marketing Professor Pete Fader will ask Jack about his journey from selling his first company to eBay, to launching the innovative and highly successful Atomic Ventures to his newest bet on South Florida and eCommerce, OpenStore!

Hosted by Wharton Alumni Club


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I Am Remarkable
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Virtual

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


Agile Free Weekly Meetup
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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.

Agenda: We gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are focused and productive because the agenda for the meeting is democratically generated.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


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January's Think Tank Thursdays Blockchain
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The LAB Miami

We're excited to announce our Think Tank Thursday Blockchain Week 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. To end blockchain week we want to focus on everything web3, NFT, and Crypto related to introduce you to the leaders in Miami.

Hosted by The Lab Miami


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How Feature Stores Can Accelerate Your Path to Scalable MLOps
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual

Features are individual measurable independent variables of a phenomenon to be predicted. When building a statistical model of that phenomenon, data scientists must select the features best suited to reducing the model's computational cost and boosting its predictive accuracy. Feature selection is a core responsibility for data scientists. It involves identifying which features in the data best predict some quantifiable outcome of interest. To the extent that data scientists can reuse previously discovered features in future machine learning (ML) projects, they can streamline and accelerate the process under which statistical models are built, trained, and deployed into production.

Hosted by TDWI South Florida Chapter


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Co-Founder Networking: Start 2022 By Finding A Business Partner, Online
Wednesday, January 5th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 02:30 PM
online

Finding great co-founders and early team members can make or break your startup. However, the pandemic is making it harder to connect and find people that share your same passion, and that have the specific skillsets you are looking for. On this fun and interactive event you will learn the best practices for finding and formalizing co-founder relationships, and have the opportunity to network with others looking to connect on startup projects across many different regions. Join us for what promises to be an engaging online event!

Hosted by Founder Institute


How They Did It: Success Stories & Advice From Top Entrepreneurs In Tech
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Virtual

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, CEO of FI...

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101


AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan
Thursday, January 6th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

If you are interested in learning about the Founder Institute methodology and asking the CEO questions, then join this live and interactive online event. This webinar will include a short presentation on the Founder Institute, followed by 30-45 minutes of "AMA" ("Ask me Anything") on all topics related to FI and entrepreneurship. Join us and come ready with your questions!.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101


Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online)
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Virtual

On this free online event you can watch presentations from promising pre-seed startups from across the globe, and learn from world-leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In addition, there are several networking sessions to connect with others.

Since 2008, speakers like Elon Musk and startups like Udemy and Thumbtack have presented on our stage. Each event is attended by hundreds of international angels, venture capi.talists, media, entrepreneurs, and executives.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101


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