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IT - CxO Events
CIO: Mainframe Application Modernization Initiatives in Support of Successful Transformation (July 26th)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
In a 2021 IDC study that analyzed 446 businesses across the globe to measure the efficacy of migrating to cloud versus modernizing existing investments in mainframe systems and applications, the case for the latter won the day.

The study found that businesses that leverage their investments on the mainframe, while developing a modernization roadmap have an overall better outcome -- quantitatively and qualitatively -- than those that move off them. Replatforming, the researchers found, can be riskier and more costly than modernizing existing investments.

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

Hosted by CIO

BWGConnect: Reimagine Cloud Adoption Summit (July 27th)
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
BWG Connect & our Event Sponsors are proud to host this virtual half-day forum in order to provide as much educational information as possible.

As always, there will be no sales pitches and there is no cost to join.

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm: Addressing the Tech Skills Gaps
  • 1:00pm - 1:50pm: How to Get Faster Time to Value and Improved Business Agility
  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm: Data Security Challenges in a Hybrid Cloud World
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Reimagine Cloud Adoption and The Evolving Data Center - The Journey to Business Outcomes

Hosted by BWGConnect Creating a Proactive Disaster Recovery Plan for Cloud-Native Applications (July 27th)
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Though we hope they won't happen, disasters are inevitable-especially in today's unstable world. Because your customers, your revenue and your reputation depend on your applications' availability, it is essential to have a strong disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place.

But because many organizations are running containerized applications in distributed environments across multiple clouds and storage platforms, traditional DR solutions often miss the mark when it comes to protecting and recovering cloud-native applications. For example, when protecting Kubernetes applications, you need to be sure that application data AND metadata is quickly recoverable-you don't want to be left stitching backups together when time is of the essence!

Hosted by

Techstrong: CloudNativeDay 2022 (August 10th)
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022: 9:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Cloud-native brings new opportunities and challenges for security, observability, platform engineering and reliability engineering.

  • Get on board the new cloud-native stack train
  • Use open source to turbocharge your business apps
  • Accelerate your career with cloud-native technology skills
  • Fireside Chat w/ Tim Hockin: Original Google Kubernetes Team Member Discussing Frontiers in Kubernetes
  • Cloud-Native Challenges in Traditional Enterprises
  • End-to-End Kubernetes Policy With Fairwinds Insights and OPA
  • Securing the Software Supply Chain for Cloud-Native Development
  • Backing Up Your K8s Strategy: The Facts and Myths
  • Observability: A Crash Course
  • Four Signs it's Time to Level Up Prometheus
  • Managing Cloud Risk Without Slowing App Delivery
  • Service Mesh: Day Zero
  • WebAssembly: Future of Cloud-Native Applications with WasmCloud
  • Move Fast and Don't Break Things
  • Meet our Partners
  • Supply Chain Security in a Microservices Implementation
  • DevSecOps in the Cloud - An Essential Approach for Growing Organizations
  • Practical Tips for Cloud Incident Response
  • Enterprise Cloud-Native Migration

Hosted by Techstrong

SETC: Data Analytics: Understanding Where Your Energy is Used (Aug. 30th)
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Climate change is already showing its impact across the globe, with extreme weather patterns and rising waters posing risks to people, animals, and all other life forms. And these dangers are only increasing in pace and scope. By 2026, climate-related weather events are expected to cost businesses 1.3 trillion dollars.

When it comes to the technology industry, is there anything we can do to lower the carbon footprint and reach net-zero? That's why the Sustainable EnterpriseTechnology Council was formed. What is the Sustainable Enterprise Technology Council?

Founded by BWG Connect and World Wide Technology, the Sustainable Enterprise Technology Council (SETC) is an organization on a mission to promote sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint of the enterprise technology industry.

The SETC aims to be a collaborative organization, bringing in various voices from companies big and small, creating a community to participate in building initiatives. The SETC preliminary topics include more efficient computing, data center design and retrofitting, site selection, efficient cooling, managing carbon credits, and renewable energy. According to Founding Partners Greg Irwin and Brendan Walsh, they want issues to be driven primarily by the community.

SF IT TechHub
South Florida Tech Hub: Scaling a Digital Health Enterprise (July 27th)
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

"Scaling a Digital Health Enterprise: A C-Suite Perspective"

Join us for a discussion with guest speaker, Brian Faulkner, COO of PaceMate, as we explore how PaceMate successfully scaled from an idea in 2015 to one of the nation's fastest-growing companies in the digital health space.

We will discuss a strategic growth framework to help shape how you think about growth and deliver value to your customers, investors, and employees.

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

SFTH: Cultivating a Culture of DEI in a Complex World (TriNet)
Thursday, July 28th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
With an intense focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), many businesses have good intentions to get it right, but the strategy to make it happen isn't always there. DEI doesn't end with recruiting diverse talent or a one-time training.

And how do you know if your DEI initiatives are making an impact or moving the needle in the right direction to sustain long term success in a rapidly changing workforce?

Join TriNet's consulting experts for an interactive session on effective DEI strategies to attract and retain diverse talent and improve inclusion

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

Tech Hub's 7th Birthday Party - You're Invited! (July 29th)
Friday, July 29th, 2022: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Sistrunk, Ft. Lauderdale

We will celebrate the growth of our South Florida technology community, our organization's accomplishments over the years, and have some fun meeting with some of the best people in the regional technology community.

General Admission tickets are donation based so any amount that feels good to you is good to us. The proceeds will support our ongoing Tech Talent Committee efforts. Donation ticket option is the last one

The evening will offer:

  • Food Hall & Brewery
  • Marketplace
  • Game Night
  • Networking
  • Door Prize and Giveaways

Make sure to wear blue or green for your chance to win the door prize! Yes, teal, lime green, seafoam green or whatever shade of blue or green works

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

Women's Council Peer Group: The Impact of Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

We are fortunate to have four fantastic female panelists who are involved in and understand the impact of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within the workplace because their two companies have some pretty awesome ones.

Join us for an open roundtable discussion with ModMed and Nextera Energy employees who will share about some of their ERG groups, insights and best practices, and some of the projects, success stories, and growth for all involved.

Bring your questions and comments. We'd love to hear from you too!


  • Sally Rosen | IT Agile Leader @ NextEra Energy Resources
  • Lissette Melendez Carrasco | AI Program Lead @ NextEra Energy Resources
  • Diane Dagher | Associate VP of Talent @ Modernizing Medicine
  • Ashaki Reid | Release Manager @ Modernizing Medicine

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

IT - CxO Podcasts
Data Science, AI, And Machine Learning: Technology And Ethics For Good (46 Minutes)
cxotalk, July 18th, 2022
But with new technologies come questions about how these systems can be used for good - and it is up to data scientists, software engineers and entrepreneurs to tackle these questions.

To learn about issues such as ethical AI and using technology for good, we speak with Rayid Ghani, professor in the Machine Learning Department of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and former Chief Scientist at Obama for America 2012.

Professor Ghani has an extraordinary background at the intersection of data science and ethics, making this an exciting and unique show!

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: What Every Enterprise Should Know About Insider Data Leaks (July 26th)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Cyber attacks by external adversaries are damaging, but it's your trusted users - those who know your systems and data best - who can truly wreak havoc in your enterprise. In this webinar, experts discuss methods for detecting and preventing risky or anomalous end user behavior, as well as methods for preventing unauthorized access and transfer of data by end users. You'll also get insight on the evolution of technology used to prevent accidental data leaks, such as data leak protection (DLP) and alternatives.

Hosted by DARKReading

DARKReading: Building and Maintaining Security at the Network Edge (July 28th)
Thursday, July 28th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Advances in networking and new technologies have expanded the possibilities of deploying applications at the network edge. These edge devices bring with them their own security management challenges and risks. How do you scale your security to manage the sheer number of devices on the edge? In this webinar, experts discuss how to decide whether to move to the cloud or deploy to the edge. You will learn strategies and technologies for building out the edge securely and to manage the new workloads and applications effectively.

Hosted by DARKReading

DARKReading: Building and Maintaining an Effective Remote Access Strategy (Aug. 2nd)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic transformed enterprises into remote workplaces overnight, forcing IT organizations to revamp their computing and networking strategies on the fly. Some of the changes were intended to be temporary, and some rules were adopted without thinking through all the implications. With businesses moving to permanent work-from-home and hybrid work models, enterprise IT teams need to rebuild their security strategies and switch off temporary rules and controls.

Attendees can expect to learn about:

  • Remote work policies that safeguard identity, access and user data.
  • Balancing user convenience against security policies that satisfy the "C" suite.
  • Password and account management that are speedy, efficient and secure.
  • Handling the increased workload that comes with keeping remote workers' data and devices secure.

Hosted by DARKReading

Angelbeat: Cloud (Aug. 3rd)
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
This Angelbeat virtual seminar on Wednesday August 3, focuses on the Cloud, features expert/technical speakers from AWS and other leading companies, and covers highly relevant topics including:
  • Seamless and Integrated Management of Hybrid, Multi, Public, Private Cloud with LAN, WAN, SD-WAN Platforms
  • Cloud-Managed Networks: Simplified, Distributed, Scalable Networking for the Infinite Enterprise
  • Cloud Resiliency and Interconnection Architecture by Directly Connecting into all Cloud Services plus Peer with Major Networks
  • Low-Code Application Development: Rapidly Create and Deploy Critical Applications into the Cloud
  • Fully Managed Backup, Recovery, Migration, Data Protection as a Service for AWS, Azure & GCP
  • Penetration Testing and Adversary Simulation to Identify Threat Vectors and Vulnerabilities in Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • Automate Cloud Compliance and Governance, with AWS Security Hub

Hosted by Ron Gerber from Angelbeat

24By7Security: Using Business Integrity and Data Governance to Address Ethical Responsibility (Aug. 3rd)
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022: 12:00 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
Regardless of their size, organizations must focus on creating strategic alignment to govern the use of data and the inherent risk.

Companies are moving increasingly toward a holistic approach to social, ethical, and responsible business stewardship in today's ecosystem. This involves creating an ecosystem and corporate culture that engrains ethical behavior and risk management as part of the foundation of their value proposition. There are several fundamental issues and critical factors one must consider for this approach to be successful.

Join us for this deep dive session as Charles Grau, Sr. VP of Operations & Technology at PropertyForce, will review the steps required to create this organizational culture as a strategy to mitigate risk while providing opportunities to properly measure data governance, software utilization, and interaction within today's B2B and Consumers alike.

Hosted by 24By7Security

ITProToday: How to Be Ready for Ransomware (Aug. 18th)
Thursday, August 18th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
You thought it was bad before?

You may wish for the days when ransomware attackers just used some malware, encrypted data, and asked you for Bitcoin. Supply chain attacks, doxing and blackmail threats, intellectual property theft, and inventive ransom requests that have deep business consequences, are now part and parcel of the attacker toolbox. How are IT leaders supposed to prepare for such complex threats?

  • How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks
  • You've Been Attacked. Now What?
  • Protecting Your Business Lifeblood - Your Data
  • Should You Pay?

Hosted by ITProToday

15th Annual CIO Golf Outing (Sept. 23rd)
Friday, September 23rd, 2022: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Jacaranda Golf Club

The CIO Council is taking over the Jacaranda Golf Course for the 2022 CIO Golf Outing. We're offering player and sponsorship packages on both the East and West courses. This means more than 50 Foursomes will be available and many additional sponsorship packages. The result is more opportunities for you to play and sponsor the event.

Hosted by CIO Council of South Florida

SF IT Security
(CS)2 AI Online Seminar: OT Vulnerability Management w/John Cusimano
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Very few organizations have the opportunity to create a cybersecurity program from the ground up. Often, cybersecurity programs in the OT/ICS environment start out as rough translations of the IT program into the OT/ICS environment or initiatives resulting from an audit or incident.

Assessing the as-is state of an organization's security posture is usually a combination of a maturity level assessment of their cybersecurity program along with a technical assessment of their implementation.

Hosted by Derek Harp From Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems

SF IT NewHorizons
How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022: 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...

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

Intro to Cybersecurity - Free Class
Thursday, August 4th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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

Plan For Your Future: Train for a Career in Technology in Weeks...Not Years
Thursday, August 18th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Do you want to start a career in a hot, growing 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 industry leaders on how you can train for an exciting career in the high-demand and growing industry of IT. You can prepare for a new career in as little as 9 weeks!

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

SF IT Careers
Tech Talent Fest South Florida (in-person + virtual)
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Signature Grand, Davie FL

South Florida Tech Hub is bringing together some of South Florida's best tech talent, new graduates, and the most vibrant community of tech professionals and industry leaders within the region.

  • Find out about new tech positions
  • Attend breakout sessions with talent experts
  • Meet with employers, recruiters and hiring managers
  • Learn about certifications and educational programs
  • Get access to valuable resources for job seekers
  • Network within the industry with your peers


  • (50) Exhibiting Companies
  • (1) Main Stage with Educational Speakers
  • Opportunities for onsite interviews with hiring companies
  • Information on job seeker resources - resume writing, certifications, classes
  • Lite bites and beverages to enjoy networking with peers and hiring managers

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

SF IT Training
Live Online - Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, July 27th, 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.

Hosted by The Academy of South Florida and CareerSource Broward

SF IT Blockchain
Beers and Blockchain Meetup
Thursday, July 28th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Copperpoint Brewing Company

This is our social meetup where you can learn from others who have explored this space while contemplating the possibilities over a beer.

Hosted by Blake From Palm Beach Blockchain Meetup

The Crypto Connect EXPO (Aug. 20th)
Saturday, August 20th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT Sunday. August 21st
With endless knowledge & education with our team, everyone will leave with a better understanding of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, virtual real estate, Web 3, NFTs & the Metaverse. Benefit from amazing speakers, companies and educators discussing all variety of topics in the cryptocurrency field. Our focus from our event is to connect all aspects of people, businesses, brands, teams & investors into the crypto world together. As more education & knowledge is connecting together we can all grow & adopt for what the future holds.

Crypto Connect has been hosting and putting together events all of 2021 and 2022 to stronger grow our community to give you the best show we can provide.

Through a partnership with Tech Hub, you get 10% off when you register as an attendee or exhibitor. Register Today using discount code SFT10 here:

Bringing Back Together the Data Science & ML Miami Meetup Community
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
4Geeks Academy

We're excited to gather in-person again - bringing together the local data science communities, together with our friends from PyData.

Join us for this Meetup on August 17th to reconnect with other data scientists while chatting about the latest advancements and applications in AI and machine learning

What you can expect from the event:

  • Reconnect and network with the SoFlo data community (includes wine and beer :))
  • Discuss how others are applying AI and machine learning in their organizations.
  • 40% discount to the DSS Miami Hybrid in-person experience on September 21

Data Science Salon is a unique vertical focused conference which grew into a diverse community of data scientists, machine learning engineers, analysts and other senior data specialists. Join the DSS experience in person or virtually and improve your skills while connecting to like-minded people.

Hosted by Anna Anisin

AI & Machine Learning In The Enterprise And Miami Machine Learning Week
Tuesday, September 21st, 2022: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Ampersand Studios, 31 NE 17th St, Miami, FL 33132

Join DSS Miami Hybrid on September 21st for a day full of knowledge sharing and networking!

We'll gather for an in-person experience in Miami and all sessions will be available for virtual viewing as well. We will also host Miami Machine Learning Week with our South FL partners, don't miss a whole week of immersive industry talks, workshops, panels and much more only happening the week of September 20-23!

Hosted by Data Science Salon

SF IT Python
Ironhack:July Data Workshop: Learn the Basics of Python Programming
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world, thanks to its versatility and ease of use.

Learn more about this powerful language with our free interactive workshop, where we will explore the basics of Python fundamentals like objects, variables, and types.

Hosted By Ironhack

SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, August 11th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Ranger Technical Resources - 805 E Broward Blvd 2nd Floor - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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
Lean Coffee with a Twist
Friday, July 29th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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

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

Hosted By Ashaki R. and Ali From Empowering South Florida Women In Agile

FREE REMOTE: Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, July 30th, 2022: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

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 Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association

SFTH: Agile Best Practices in a Hybrid World
Tuesday, August 16th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT

The Agile Methodology has continued to change over the past three decades since it's initial inception. Created out of necessity due a lack of a better practice, digital transformation within companies, and the overall need to shorten the overall software development life cycle.

BUT. . .

Most agile best practices implemented within larger corporations were to shorten the time to release a new update, often 2 week sprints, but continuous delivery requires even more radical change. Most of the changes towards digital transformation and agile implementation were also in a standard in-office setting.

BUT. . .

The pandemic hit. It forced us to become more agile and innovative thinkers to get the job done in a non-typical work setting away from our colleagues, without the ability to just walk over and talk to a developer, without in person team meetings and often expecting shorter release times once again.

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

Story Mapping
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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

SF IT Wordpress
WordPress July 'Mega Meetup' - Block Intro & Project Frameworks
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

We will have more to share but here's our two planned speakers for the event (we want to thank them big time, and hope to share more about August's event soon).

Vito Peleg: "The Perfect WordPress Project Framework"

Building a website for a client within WordPress is a completely different game compared to building one for yourself. In fact, most agencies and designers would agree, that building a basic business site (for the sake of the example), on our own, can take between 3-5 days.

Anne Katzeff: Beginner's Guide to Gutenberg Blocks

Anne introduces you to the basic Gutenberg blocks so you can edit existing pages and posts, and create new documents. She'll start with a quick orientation to Gutenberg features, then dive into some of the common blocks. Anne will show her best ways to use blocks, along with her favorite blocks, layout methods, and tips. For those who are new to using the Block editor or experienced users wanting to check out different ideas and techniques, everyone will get great take-aways from the evening!

Hosted by David B From South Florida WordPress Meetup Group

SF IT IronHack
The Basics of UX UI Design
Tuesday, July 26th, 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

August 2022 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, August 18th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

We are back IN-PERSON!!! After 2 and a half years of completely virtual meetings, we are back at NOVA for our regular in-person meeting.

This Thursday we will be holding a roundtable/ members panel and discussing current events.

Afterwards, we will have our usual networking portion afterwards, possibly at a local watering hole!

We are very excited to see you all.

Hosted by Michael Brown

SF IT Startup
Endeavor Masterclass Series
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

Through each session we open the doors to our network to share our global experience with Florida's community of entrepreneurs.

Furthermore, we are bringing inspiring mentors that will share their professional knowledge and expertise to support entrepreneurs on their entrepreneurial journey.

By joining the Endeavor Masterclasses, not only will you be learning from the best in the industry, but you will also have the opportunity to interact directly with the experts.

Hosted by Endeavor Miami

Pitch Night MIA
Thursday, July 28th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Venture Cafe Miami

See the trajectory of the Miami start-up scene. Learn from startups working on the next wave of technology and the investors who evaluate them. Join us for a fun night of entertainment, entrepreneurship, and competition. Offer up your ideas, and take home inspiration from the most creative minds in the city. It is our goal to open up as many people as possible to new opportunities by spending an evening with friends who can help you on the road to success.

Hosted by Pitch Night MIA

SFTH: Startup Founders Peer Group: 'Halfway Point 2022!'
Thursday, July 28th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Being an entrepreneur is hard, exciting, and fulfilling, all at the same time. Nothing easier than talking it out with those that walk in your shoes. This month's Startup Founders Peer Group will be a check-in on Updates, Needs, and Progress in 2022!

Join us to to discuss your accomplishments or challenges this year, where you are headed, and any beneficial resources that you have discovered. We want to hear how each of you are doing, what stage you are at in your growth, what needs you may currently have, new progress to share, and how the South Florida tech community can help.

There will be an exclusive opportunity for all Tech Hub member companies to get some possible media attention and visibility in an update in the Tech Hub newsletter and social media. Make sure you don't miss this one!

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

Pitch Night MIA, with Venture Cafe Miami
Thursday, July 28th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
1951 NW 7th Ave

Join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique businesses.

Hosted by Jonathan G Miami Startup Founder 101

SFTH: The Basics of Angel Investing' (Seedfunders)
Friday, August 26th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Angel investing can be risky, but the potential for high financial returns and the satisfaction of nurturing and growing a startup during their early stages can be very rewarding for many.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • how to become an angel investor
  • what to expect when investing
  • common risks to watch out for
  • best practices for portfolio diversification
  • returns that might be expected
  • how to get involved in helping startups succeed

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

SF IT Broward Events
Fishing Trip With Sysdig and Optiv
Thursday, August 18th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sysdig is back in Fort Lauderdale for a fishing trip! Come find out how to protect your cloud and containers from the deep water.

We will have a private boat with fishing gear, food, and drinks.

With the Sysdig Secure DevOps Platform, embed security, compliance and performance into your DevOps workflow and get to market faster with your apps.

sysdig: "Our mission is to make every cloud deployment secure and reliable."

Hosted by Manny Parron from sysdig

Sept. Quarterly SoFlo Tech Friends Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
This is an opportunity to connect and catch up outside of work - with no agenda. This is open to anyone in the Tech Field in South Florida (vendors, clients, executives, everyone!).

Please forward as I don't have everyone's e-mail address and many have changed roles


  • Park in the garage. Please drive responsibly!
  • This is not an officially sponsored event.
  • We have the 2nd floor blocked off for the event - but they will open it after 630.

Please reach out to Allie ( or Xavier ( if you have any questions.

OWASP the South Florida Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Rohini Sulatycki is a passionate and innovative security leader with a proven track record in setting up application and network security programs. Is considered a thought leader in the field and has presented on topics related to application security, cloud security and automation at conferences including Blackhat, AppSec EU and BSides.

Strong leadership skills are combined with an extensive background in application design and development, cloud security, IaC security, container security, Blockchain security, DAPP development, penetration testing (application, network, mobile, client-server), security assessments of systems, mobile devices, networks, virtualization platforms, middleware platforms, databases, and applications.

Expertise in security code reviews and secure development training. Serves as the current chapter lead for OWASP South Florida and founder of a South Florida based Blockchain/DAPP meetup.

Hosted by Rohini S. and Adesina A.

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