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IT - CxO Events
InformationWeek: Reduce Data Noise and Improve Data Quality with Observability (May 4th)
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
In a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by, they uncovered that many organizations are struggling with massive data volumes, siloed monitoring tooling, and the inability to catch problems before they impact customers. Moving to embrace new practices that better address microservices architecture and enable unified observability, while driving down costs, are among Forrester's takeaways from the study. Join our experts as we comb through key findings from the survey and how they can be used to improve your DevOps teams.

Hosted by InformationWeek

The Gartner Cloud Strategy Cookbook 2022 (May 4th)
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
This complimentary IT webinar takes a "cookbook approach" to building a cloud strategy, a one-service-at-a-time method. We will look at cloud computing offerings on a spectrum; the cloud strategies of the megavendors, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM. We will highlight how vendor management leaders can determine if those vendors' offerings apply to their organizations' cloud strategy. Most importantly, we will help you devise your winning recipe for cloud strategy success.

Hosted by Gartner

CIO: Overcoming Roadblocks to AIOps to Support Target Operating Models in Hybrid Environments (May 4th)
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
The adoption of AIOps by large organizations is growing rapidly. According to analyst estimates, one in four enterprises will use AIOps by 2023. This rapid adoption is likely due to the major benefits early adopters are reaping from AIOps tools. Automated platforms are helping IT organizations address incidents at least 26%-50% faster than legacy manual processes with one in 10 organizations reporting that their mean time to resolution has accelerated by 76%-100%.

By replacing multiple, separate, manual IT operations tools with a single, intelligent and automated IT operations platform, AIOps enables IT operations teams to respond faster and even proactively to slowdowns and outages. Challenges do remain as the complexity of enterprise infrastructures rises with the adoption of hybrid strategies that integrate on-prem applications with cloud-based resources.

Hosted by CIO

CIO: Enterprise-wide Strategies for Reading, Working, Analyzing, and Arguing with Data to Accomplish Transformation Objectives (May 5th)
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
According to IDC, companies will spend more than a quarter trillion dollars by the end of 2022 on big data analytics. Digital transformation is the key driver behind this colossal spending trend. C-suite executives are launching strategic initiatives to revamp current business practices and anticipate customer demands.

They are tasking managers with making data & insights-informed decisions for the design and development of new, more effective processes. All of this requires comprehensive access to data as well as related analytics and insights. However, as many organizations are learning, creating an enterprise culture capable of reading, working, analyzing, and arguing with data is much easier said than done.

Hosted by CIO and Protiviti

2022 HMG Live! Digital Transformation Executive Leadership Summit: Leveraging AI and Dynamic Technologies to Power the Business (May 10th)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3 30 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence continued to make further inroads into businesses throughout 2021 - from helping to deliver more intuitive customer experiences to streamlining organizational processes (hyperautomation) and providing executives with deeper insights into changing customer behaviors and market shifts. In this executive discussion, CIOs and industry technology executives will share real-world use cases for AI that are moving the needle for the business and simplifying operations.

Hosted by HMG Strategy

CIO's Future of Data Summit (May 10-11)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 5 30 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 11th
Learn How to Scale Automation and Insights for Business Success

While a sustainable data strategy is imperative for any business to succeed, advances in AI and automation are driving top and bottom-line growth. With quantum computing poised to deliver significant business value, boards and CEOs are expecting CIOs and Chief Data Officers to harness these tools with excellence.

Hosted by CIO

Red Hat Summit (May 10-11)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 5 00 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 11th

When you join IT leaders and peers at our no-cost virtual event, you can chart your hybrid cloud strategy - and our open source future. Check out our available sessions to explore ways you can participate in the Red Hat Summit experience taking place May 10-11.

Create your own adventure at Red Hat Summit

You can take advantage of multiple ways to participate in the premier open source technology event, which features an accessible and inclusive format geared to IT leaders and professionals around the world. With new sessions and tracks, live Q&As, and networking, this year's event is designed to give you the tools you need to help define the future of open technology-as well as the flexibility needed to choose the topics most relevant to your business challenges.

Hosted by Red Hat

BWGConnect: How to Better Secure Your AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Environments (May 10th)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4 00 PM EDT
All audience members will have the ability to ask live questions and will have access to introductions to any of the attendees following the event. We're always open to making connections to others within our network as well. Come join the BWG Community!

Discussion Topics

  • How to avoid data breaches resulting from misconfigurations
  • What Log4Shell has taught us about cloud security
  • How to manage security across multiple cloud providers
  • How to decide which risks need to be prioritized
  • How to secure cloud applications being provisioned outside of IT

Hosted by BWGConnect and Orca Security

Angelbeat: Financial Services (May 10th)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 12:45 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
12:45 Introduction, Digital Transformation Post-Covid, Angelbeat

12:50 Threat Landscape Today: What You Can Do to Raise the Readiness Level, Better Protect Your Human Attack Surface, KnowBe4

1:20 Banking on AI: Neutralizing Threats Before Cyber-Attackers Strike Gold - Financial Services 300x More Likely to be Attacked, Darktrace

1:40 Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Open Source Platforms in Financial Services: Enhance Security, Improve App Performance, Support DevOps, SUSE

2:00 Application Modernization and Migration in Financial Services: Understand Legacy Systems, Meet PCI, FINRA, Compliance Requirements, Satisfy Budgetary Constraints, Logicworks

2:20 Low-Code Application Development in Financial Services: Deploy AI-Powered Customer Self-Service Solutions, Reduce Technical Debt, Scale Applications to Millions of Users, Netlink & Outsystems

2:40 Automation for Banking and Financial Services: Deploy Software Robots to Perform Repetitive, High-Volume Processes where Speed, Capacity, Accuracy Matters: Lending and Account Servicing, Post-Trade Processing, UiPath

3:00 AWS Keynotes

Secure, Resilient Global Cloud Infrastructure: Solutions for Banking, Payments, Capital Markets, Insurance, Fintech Enterprise Blockchain Solutions: Centralized Ledger Database to Maintain an Immutable and Cryptographically Verifiable Record of Transactions, or a Multi-Party, Fully Managed Blockchain Network to Eliminate Intermediaries

Hosted by Angelbeat

ITProToday: Building a Serverless Video Streaming Pipeline (May 10th)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2 00 PM EDT
Over the last two years, live and on-demand video streaming has been critical for high-growth businesses and creators to connect with their customers worldwide. However, the technical challenges behind building reliable video experiences for a global audience can be daunting.

Join our webinar with Zaid Farooqui and Apoorva Ravikrishnan from Cloudflare to learn about how to build and scale a serverless video pipeline that slashes time to market, reduces technical debt, lowers costs, and more.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The state of video streaming
  • How companies are succeeding with video streaming
  • Overcoming critical challenges when building video experiences
  • Cutting your time to market from months to weeks with serverless video streaming
  • Reducing long-term technical debt while lowering infrastructure costs

Hosted by ITProToday

SNIA Storage Security Summit (May 11th)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

SNIA is pleased to announce the launch of the Storage Security Summit on Wednesday, May 11th 2022.

Data storage security focuses on protecting storage devices and the data assets, sensitive or otherwise, stored on them. The infrastructure today is diverse so those assets can be found on-premise, in external data centers, in the cloud, and on edge network devices and sensors.

These critical data assets are increasingly exposed to deliberate damage or deletion from cyber criminals but also unauthorized users or simple user errors. It's an area of critical importance to enterprises because the majority of cyber attacks are not designed to simply breach networks or servers, the purpose is to access the data.

Delegate registration is now open. Cost for the one-day virtual conference, including the live sessions, will be $50.00. An early bird registration rate of $30.00 is available until May 4th.

Hosted by SNIA

TechTalk: Analyst Series with IDC (May 11th)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Take a few moments from your busy schedule as we explore:
  • Why cloud is the platform for delivering digital infrastructure at scale
  • How managing the growing cost of technology drives IT automation
  • Why ensuring trustworthiness of data is critical for what comes next

You'll get the full benefits of our live regional roadshow events - what TechTalk is known for - networking while learning about the most cutting edge technologies in a live environment. Meet and speak with our sponsors, the companies you need to know on the cutting edge of technology, get specific information for your applications and arrange follow-up.

Hosted by TechTalk Summits

InformationWeek: Unlocking the Path to Automation (May 11th)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2 00 PM EDT
Our experts will help you unlock all the benefits of automation in this webinar. You will learn how to enhance productivity, increase revenue, and improve customer experience. Shift gears from focusing on 'keeping the lights on' tasks to driving innovation within your organization through intuitive automation.

We'll dive deep into:

  • What IT automation truly means.
  • The benefits of implementing automated processes.
  • Common automation misconceptions and how to tackle them within your organization.
  • How using the best services can help drive innovation by unlocking the path to automate within your ops team.

Hosted by InformationWeek

Gartner: The Best Supply Chain Logistics Strategy: Prepare for the Worst (May 20th)
Friday, May 20th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
In 2021, supply chain leaders, their suppliers and customers had to contend with unprecedented transportation challenges. Unfortunately, we must anticipate continued transportation challenges this year and into next, including disruptions at U.S. ports. But how do you prepare for unseen disruptions to supply chain logistics? What supply chain logistics best practices must you adopt to be resilient in the face of disruption?

Discussion Topics:

  • Anticipate transportation challenges through 2022 and into the next year
  • Prepare for more disruptions at U.S. ports
  • Prepare for the worst to develop your best supply chain logistic strategy

Hosted by Gartner

DataCenter Knowledge: Five Unexpected Enemies of Your Data Center (May 26th)
Thursday, May 26th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Every data center admin knows about the myriad of ways to take a data center down: fires, power and network equipment failures, and the activities of hackers and cyber criminals.

And many of those risks are already accounted for in data center design, site selection and redundant equipment. But the real nightmare fuel comes from data center outages caused by the weird stuff - things like electrostatic discharge, 'zinc whiskers' or even a local raccoon that has decided that your NOC is an excellent place to raise its growing family.

When you deal with incredibly complex buildings with unlimited points of failure, life gets messy. With outages causing financial losses, SLA breaches and customer churn, no data center operator can ignore the physical security of their fragile systems, even when things get freaky.

Hosted by DataCenter Knowledge

SUSECON Digital 2022 (Jun 7th-9th)
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: to Thursday, June 9th
The excitement starts Tuesday, June 7 as SUSE's CEO, Melissa Di Donato takes center stage to welcome attendees to SUSECON Digital. Melissa will be joined by other members of the leadership team discussing SUSE's strategy and commitment to customer success with open source.

Then explore the worlds of Business Critical Linux, Enterprise Container Management and Edge innovation with SUSE in breakout sessions, case studies, demos and live conversations with open source experts. When you need a break, we've got wellness sessions, games and entertainment for you as well. Three days of access to the best minds in the industry. come for the content and stay for the experience!

Hosted by SUSE

CIO's Future of Work Summit (June 14-15)
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM Wednesday, June 15th

By convening the IT community's top leaders at a single, two-day conference, you can learn from experienced executives sharing their most effective strategies for 2022. They'll dig into their successes - and failures - at creating dynamic work models and the continual adaptation they require.

Join the experts at this event to discuss techniques for communication and collaboration across internal stakeholders, partners and customers, and specific impacts on IT leaders and their teams. We'll&#8239; also explore the human-technology connection and how it's fostering innovation through automation and augmentation.

Hosted by CIO

SF IT TechHub
PEER GROUP: Talent & Culture - 'Enhancing the Associate Experience'
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Tech Hub Peer Groups allow like-minded individuals to connect and learn from each other. Join our talent and culture professionals!

This session will share how we can all think more creatively about compensation in light of:

a) the Great Resignation

b) increased competition from top-tier tech companies (who are now hiring remote workers and don't need to play Silicon Valley or NYC prices)

c) a generation of workers who are aren't just motivated by traditional pay and a 401K

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub's 10th Annual 'Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament (May 6th)
Friday, May 6th, 2022: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
The Club at Emerald Hillis, Hollywood

South Florida Tech Hub is a non-profit membership association Building South Florida's Tech Hub! #BuildingSoFlo

-- Join us for our10th Annual Cinco De Mayo Golf Tournament! --

Celebrating the wonderful diversity of our region, we'll be incorporating a colorful Cinco de Mayo theme throughout the event.

Your ticket includes:

  • Full 18 Hole Course Play
  • Driving Range
  • 8:00 am Shotgun Start
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Golf Cart
  • Beverage Cart Service
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks & Snacks
  • Golf Swag Bag - umbrella, golf balls, tees, towel and cup
  • Contests - longest drive, closest to the pin (both for men and women)
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Silent Auction
  • Networking!

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub

IT - CxO Podcasts
Technology Strategy 2023: Into The Metaverse
CXOTalk, April 26th, 2022
Listen to this conversation with Accenture's Paul Daugherty for guidance as you evaluate your own technology strategy,

The discussion includes these topics:

  • About the book Radically Human
  • Accenture Tech Vision research findings
  • On technology planning and enterprise CTO strategy
  • Culture change and the 'forever beta' mindset
  • Advice to CIOs on technology transformation
  • Enterprise adoption and the metaverse
  • When will the enterprise adopt the metaverse?
  • What is the role of digital twins in the metaverse?
  • What prevents enterprises from adopting new technologies and mindsets?
  • Advice to CIOs on enterprise technology transformation

Paul Daugherty is Accenture's group chief executive - technology & chief technology officer.

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: Building Security Into the Application Development Lifecycle (May 3rd)
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Trying to fix security issues in software just before it goes into production or after it is released is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. But how do you shift security left - to bring security earlier into the software development lifecycle?

In this webinar, you'll learn the technologies and strategies to help integrate security and development teams to work together to plan security elements during design, frequently test the application for vulnerabilities, and quickly incorporate fixes. You'll get advice on ways to make sure security is built-in, not bolted on, to your software development processes.

Hosted by DARKReading

TechTalk: Hacking Multifactor Authentication (May 5th)
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can be a highly effective way to safeguard your organization's data, but that doesn't mean it's unhackable. And nobody knows that better than award-winning author and Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, Roger Grimes. While researching his most recent book Hacking Multifactor Authentication, Roger tested over 150 MFA solutions. And he wants to share what he learned with you!

In this webinar you'll learn about:

  • Differences between various MFA tools and why they matter
  • Real-world hacking techniques Roger used to expose MFA weaknesses
  • What makes MFA software weak or strong and what that means to you
  • Tips on choosing the best MFA software for your company
  • Why a strong human firewall is your best last line of defense

Get the details you need to know to become a better IT security defender.

Hosted by TechTalk Summits

ITProToday: Build a Stronger Cybersecurity Defense (May 5th)
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 4:45 PM EDT
Topics Include:
  • Understanding today's threat landscape
  • Identifying insider threats
  • Defense strategies and skills
  • Training

Hosted by ITProToday

Data Connectors: Virtual Cybersecurity Summit (May 5th)
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 9:45 PM to 5:45 PM EDT
The impact of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May 2021 struck panic at the pump across the South, and for many organizations, it served as a reminder that cybersecurity is often the most vital yet overlooked part of their operations - particularly in the fast-moving oil and gas industry. Ensure that your company and team are protected by staying on top of the latest threats at the Gulf States Virtual Cybersecurity Summit.

Join to learn key strategies and develop a cyber plan that can hold up against future attacks with the exclusive insights from government agencies, law enforcement, and private sector security leaders.

Hosted by Data Connectors

DARKRaading: Understanding Cyber Attacks on Remote Workers (May 10th)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 5 30 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 11th
Following the COVID-19 quarantines, companies made a massive shift to remote and home working - and created a new range of opportunities for cyber attackers. While early attacks focused on phishing and credential theft, today cyber criminals are compromising corporate data via home Wi-Fi, poorly secured endpoints, and vulnerable mobile devices.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn how to reduce the attack surface created by the shift to working from home. Discover new methods and strategies for protecting home users, their data, and the network(s) supporting them.
  • Be better able to identify potential loopholes and vulenrabilities, as well as techniques for neutralizing them.
  • Reduce the likelihood of one of your users getting phished, not to mention the potential for ransomware and other malicious attacks.

Hosted by DARKReading

ITProToday: Why A Content Services Platform is Important to Protect and Secure Content (May 12th)
Thursday, May 12th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Organizations have vast and growing volumes of content to manage, which has been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has accelerated the trend towards working from home on a long-term basis.

Protecting and securing content has never been more important as new regulations such as GDPR in Europe and CCPA in California place additional burdens on organizations to protect content, particularly that containing personally identifiable information (PII).

Failing to adequately protect content places risks on organizations including: falling foul of regulators and legislators; facing a loss of content due to employee actions; or being unaware of the presence of contentious content.

Hosted by ITProToday

DARKReading: Building and Maintaining an Effective IoT Cybersecurity Strategy (May 17th)
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2 00 PM EDT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is much bigger than appliances in business contexts, as tools and non-computer devices are increasingly connected to the Internet. And attackers are taking advantage of these Internet-enabled technologies to target corporate data and systems. How can an enterprise IT department develop and manage an effective security strategy for IoT technology?

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Discover which IoT devices have been targeted for compromise by bad actors.
  • Learn how to fine-tune your security strategy to embrace end-points not typically associated with IT networks.
  • Find new ways to measure your risk profile, as well as defend against common IoT vulnerabilities.
  • Be better equipped to monitor, manage, and protect IoT devices from inside the security operations center.

Hosted by DARKReading

AppSecCon 2022: The World's Biggest AppSec Conference By Security Leaders for Security Leaders (May 18-19)
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022: 9:00 PM to 2 00 PM EDT, Thursday, May 19th
Attend AppSecCon 2022 to learn from top security leaders. Securing software in a world moving at the speed of DevOps is a monumental challenge, but when experienced security leaders and practitioners share their insights, attendees gain new perspectives on problem-solving.

Hosted by Techstrong

DARKReading: Building an Effective Active Directory Security Strategy (May 19th)
Thursday, May 19th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2 00 PM EDT
For cyber criminals, Microsoft's Active Directory is a treasure trove of user identity and system access. But while Active Directory is a potential attack vector, it can also play a crucial role in enterprise cyber defenses.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Get a clearer picture of the threat landscape associated with Active Directory.
  • Discover new tips and tricks to leverage AD and improve your security posture.
  • Learn lesser known mitigation techniques that blunt or nullify AD threats.
  • Be better equipped to integrate AD into your larger security management framework.

Hosted by DARKReading

DARKReading: Implementing and Using XDR to Improve Enterprise Cybersecurity (May 25th)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Security operations teams are taking a hard look at extended detection and response tools - XDR - as a means of collecting and analyzing threat data and identifying cyber attacks faster and more efficiently. But exactly how does XDR technology work? What tools does it require, and what skills do you need to have to use it in your enterprise?

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Be able to better assess how XDR fits best with your organization's comprehensive security strategies.
  • Find new ways to exploit the hidden gold in mountains of threat data.
  • Discover how XDR can accelerate threat detection and the subsequent mitigation of any malware and exploits uncovered.
  • Get a clearer picture of building a business case for XDR and how to simplify its implementation

Hosted by DARKReading

SF IT Security
The Basics of Cybersecurity
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Are you looking to learn about Cybersecurity but don't know where to start?

In a fast-growing digital economy, tech skills are becoming essential for various purposes. Perhaps you want to add more skills to your resume, or you have ideas you want to build. For some, it's an opportunity to move to a new career.

Join us this month for a practical Cybersecurity workshop delivered by one of our expert Ironhack instructors. We will help you learn the basics and see just how far you can go by understanding the fundamentals of Cybersecurity.

Hosted by Ironhack

Secure Miami (May 5th)
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT
FIU and Virtual

Secure Miami returns in-person with a virtual component on May 5th, 2022, bringing together IT security professionals to discuss pressing cyber security challenges. The 2022 agenda is designed to not only shape discussions to support guidance on breach prevention, but also to provide practical insights and tools required to aid security leaders in tackling the common security challenges we're facing in this new era.

Hosted by SecureMiami

SF IT NewHorizons
How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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, May 4th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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...

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

Intro to Cybersecurity - Free Class
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

New Horizons presents a FREE 2-hour class available to anyone who would like to learn about Cybersecurity.

Are you fascinated by Cybersecurity, and are considering pursuing a career in Technology?

Are you looking to advance your IT career in the growing field of Cybersecurity?

If you answered yes, New Horizons' FREE Intro to Cybersecurity course is the perfect opportunity for you!

Reserve your spot in a FREE 2-hour virtual class, hosted by a live certified instructor, with over 20 years of experience in IT and Cybersecurity. Victor Treat, Senior Technical Instructor at New Horizons has helped over 10,000 candidates prepare and pass IT certifications exams. Do not miss your chance and register today!

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

Ignite Success Without a Four Year Degree: Transition to a Career in Technology
Thursday, May 19th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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 and LANInfortech

SF IT Grammerhub
Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, May 2nd, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

A meetup for new Devs pursuing their first Dev job, those leveling up their skills for mid-level positions, or just starting in programming looking for a career switch - Although all are welcome to join the conversation!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly Monday coding nights*:

  • Support independent projects and collaboration
  • Build a community and provide accountability
  • Provide opportunities to grow professionally with technology

Hosted by Henrique Lopes from Grammerhub

UX+Fajitas - Every 1st Thursday of the Month
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

UX+Fajitas is one of the most active UX communities in the United States. Every 1st Thursday of each month, we consistently present 2 full hours of hands-on practice on the latest product design trends and tools.

Join us to learn about Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, Invision Studio, and more. All events are presented by industry experts.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next event at 7PM EST

Hosted by Marcelo Paiva and Sergii Khaiba From UX+Fajtas

SF IT Big Data
Using Graph-Based Features Get a Quantum Leap in Fraud Detection.
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM EDT

Sophisticated financial criminals are constantly changing their tactics. AI-based detection systems, dependent on large training sets of historical data, maybe good at catching the low-value frauds but may struggle to pick up on the newest highest-risk approaches.

In that case, you need a system that gives your seasoned fraud professionals an easy and quick way to pull together a 360-degree view of the people, accounts, transactions and communications of suspicious actors, so you can react before they take too much.

This talk will explore how graph databases can help improve your AI-based detection systems and give you tools for intelligent investigation, transforming your ability to respond to fraud and sending a strong message to organized criminals to leave your bank alone

Hosted by Hena From Data Science Salon

SF IT Training
Live Online - Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Academy of Fort Lauderdale
  • 800 W Cypress Creek Rd Ste 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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.

Hosted by The Academy of South Florida and CareerSource Broward

SF IT Blockchain
Miami Bitcoin Developers : Socratic 00000005
Monday, May 2nd, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Miami Ironside

Miami Bitcoin Developers is a meetup group for discussing bitcoin software development topics.

Socratic seminars are group discussions about a wide range of bitcoin-related topics.

Participants are welcome to propose topics for discussion before each event.

We will save the last 15 minutes for presentations/announcements, then after closing up we'll migrate down the street to The Anderson for refreshments and mellow mood monday reggae vibes.

Hosted by Ras from Miami Bitcoin Developers

Tech Florida Advocates Launch Event
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation

We are happy to announce the birth of Tech Florida Advocates, a private, independent network of tech leaders championing Florida as a Global Tech Hub and embracing the power of Tech for Good.

The event will be available physically and online, with the physical version being held at the Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale campus, in the Alan B. Nevan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation.

Florida is home to the third-largest tech industry in the United States, and the recently founded Florida chapter is part of the expansion of Global Tech Advocates, a private and independent network including 20,000+ entrepreneurs, experts and investors volunteering their time to provide solutions to the challenges facing companies in the global technology industry.

We are a sibling organization to Tech London Advocates, a proudly independent, not-for-profit, private-sector led network with 10,000+ tech founders, leaders and experts based in the UK and with connections to 50+ countries around the world.

Our values focus on collaboration, inclusion and Tech For Good.

Welcome to Tech Florida Advocates!


First Responders Startup Showcase
Tuesday, May 24th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Discover new and emerging technology in the First Responders Industry. Startups will live pitch their solutions to an audience of investors, strategic partners, and community members. Come and immerse yourself in the innovative ecosystem!


  • 2:00 PM | Welcome Remarks
  • 2:15 PM | Pitch Showcase
  • 3:00 PM | Open Networking
  • 4:00 PM | Event Concludes

Hosted by Alan B. Levan / NSU Broward Center of Innovation

4th Data-Driven Science and AI Conference (May 21st)
Saturday, May 21st, 2022: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
In the last few decades, scientists have created novel ways to collect a vast amount and wide variety of data across disciplines. Data-intensive, computational methods have thus emerged as a key enabler of scientific discovery. This data-driven revolution is the focus of the conference, exploring the unprecedented opportunities and challenges.

SF IT Javascript
FlorjdaJS - Jonathan Sanchez - React Native for the web and more
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

React Native promised the "build it once and deploy everywhere" but it wasn't just react from the web made into mobile app. It was it's own thing with it's own components and zero HTML and CSS. So even though you have once source code for our android and iOS devices you have another for your web app.

Well no more. Come hear the React Expert Jonathan Sanchez explain how you can truly build it ONCE and deploy EVERYWHERE!

Hosted by Damian Montero From FloridaJS

SF IT HackMiami
Building out SIEM with Elastic. or TLA Plus
Saturday, May 7th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

We talk about hacking and infosec in our group.

Hosted by Hunny From HackMiami

Inbound Marketing 101
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Inbound marketing is a business strategy that attracts customers by creating valuable content and experiences tailored to them.

In this meetup, we're going to talk about Inbound Marketing along with some strategies to improve your demand generation efforts.

  • What is a marketing flywheel?
  • Customer and audience research.
  • Content creation and content marketing.
  • Improving the credibility of your company.
  • How to deliver an outstanding customer experience.

The inbound methodology is a way of growing your organization by building meaningful, lasting relationships with prospects, and customers.

Hosted by Luke G from Digital Marketing South Florida

Copy Data From SQL Server to Azure SQL
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Learn how to Copy data from SQL Server to Azure SQL with Azure Data Factory with Torsten Strauss. In this presentation, you will learn how to create a hybrid data pipeline that copies data from On-Premise SQL Server to an Azure SQL Database in the Cloud in a secure manner by using Azure Data Factory, Azure DevOps, Azure Key Vault.


  • Azure Data Factory Fundamentals
  • Azure DevOps for CI/CD Implementation
  • Using Azure Key Vault to protect connection information
  • Building Azure Data Factory Data Pipeline

Hosted by Adriano and Deepthi Goguri From Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group

SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, May 12th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

A subject for this meetup not firm yet, but it is bound to be good even if we simply get together and chat about what we are all up to lately.

Most of these meetups include FREE pizza and drinks provided by the current months sponsor. These meetups are alcohol free and a learning atmosphere, though we usually socialize before and after the topic of the month.

Hosted by Adam Culp From South Florida PHP User Group (SoFloPHP)

SF IT Agile
Leadership Is a Process Not an Event
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Everyone is a Leader. If you have an official title or not you are a leader. As professionals of an Agile mindset you must think of yourself as the Leader you ARE! Too often leaders of all levels believe that if they take 1 class or read 1 book on leadership they have mastered their skills. We believe after doing Leadership Development for over 25 years that Leadership is learned and developed over time. It's like going to a gym and building muscles. The leadership muscles we all must build can be found on the Leadership COMPASS.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

End of Velocity Madness
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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

SF IT IronHack
The Basics of UX UI Design
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Are you looking to learn about UX/UI Design but don't know where to start? Have you wondered how apps and websites are designed from a user's perspective?

In a fast-growing digital economy, tech skills are becoming essential for various purposes. Perhaps you want to add more skills to your resume, or you have ideas you want to build. For some, it's an opportunity to move to a new career.

Join us this month for a practical UX/UI Design workshop delivered by one of our expert Ironhack instructors. We will help you learn the basics and see just how far you can go by understanding some of the UX/UI Design fundamentals.

Hosted by Ironhack

May US Open House: How to learn in-demand tech skills w/o going back to college
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Have you been considering a career change but the idea of going back to college is a big turn off?

The voice within you wants a better life and a fulfilling career, but you wish there was a faster way of learning skills...

What if there is a way to gain new skills and change your career without wasting time on theory, text books, and boring lectures?

Hosted by Ironhack

Interview Skills for Tech Career Success
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Knowing how to succeed in an interview is a skill in itself, and one that you absolutely must master if you want to break into tech, or get that dream job. And it's not just about having the right answers to the interviewers' questions. Your body language can reveal a lot about you, without you having to say a word!

Hosted by Ironhack

SF IT Thinkful
Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website
Saturday, May 14th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

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

Hosted by Thinkful Webinar

TDWI: Accelerate Data Innovation with Enterprise Knowledge Graphs (May 4th)
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

There's a quiet revolution going on among data-savvy professionals who are looking for an edge in analytics, AI/ML, and data management. To search for and analyze complex data relationships more effectively, organizations need models and systems that store relationships and make them discoverable. Enterprise knowledge graphs and graph databases specialize in providing these capabilities and can produce uncommon data insights.

Hosted by TDWI

SF IT Network After Work
How to Maximize Social Media for Business
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join us on Tuesday, May 3rd to unlock the innovative tactics that deliver results from 3 world-class entrepreneurs. In just 1-Day you will learn for FREE how to successfully maximize your social media for your business.

This Summit Will Teach You:

  • How to network on social media
  • The 4 Layers of LinkedIn
  • Using Instagram for your business
  • Optimize your Instagram & LinkedIn bio
  • And MORE!

Our Curated Lineup Of Experts Will Teach Tried-And-True Strategies That Empowered Them To grow their businesses through social media.

Hosted by James Miller

SF IT Startup
Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

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 Jonathan G. From Startup Founder 101

How to Promote Your Personal and Business Brand
Thursday, May 5th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Become social media savvy to promote yourself (and your business) successfully online. In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Create meaningful connections that increase your network and bottom line
  • Decide which social media platforms to prioritize for your brand
  • Approach content creation without getting overwhelmed
  • How to create effective online content using Adobe Creative Cloud Express
  • Optimize your presence on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn
  • Grow in a way that complements your business goals

and more!

Please come with questions, comments and scenarios.

Hosted by Robert From South Floirida Startup

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