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IT - CxO Events
IIOT World Manufacturing & Supply Chain Days (Dec. 7-8th)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022: 7:45 AM to 1:30 PM Thursday December, 8th
Some of the topics to be discussed are:
  • Digital Transformation trends for Manufacturing & Supply Chain;
  • Data Management in Supply Chain;
  • Cybersecurity Risks in Manufacturing Supply Chains;

The content is targeted to CxOs, executives, as well as technology-oriented executives, engineers, IT/OT professionals.

Hosted by Iiot world Infrastructure as Code (Nov. 14th)
Monday, November 14th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
The next big challenge is to achieve a level of automation that goes well beyond the scripts that developers create. Automation frameworks make it possible to consistently and securely manage IT infrastructure at scale in a way that is easily repeatable.

Legacy processes for managing IT infrastructure that relied on manual tasks are finally giving way to best practices based on, for example, a GitOps framework that seamlessly melds application deployment with infrastructure provisioning.

Hosted by Unleashing the Value of All Log Data with Techstrong Research and CrowdStrike (Nov 15th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In addition, Arfan Sharif, technical marketing engineer at Crowdstrike, will discuss the business and technical challenges around capturing and analyzing data from across the enterprise and how to address these challenges to unleash the full value of log data.

There is a tsunami of data flowing from networks, systems, applications and every other system that makes up your IT landscape. This data can give leadership teams valuable insights into your current technology environment as well as your ongoing projects. However, there is a problem.

The data is coming too quickly; it is too complex and too voluminous for many technology approaches to fully support capturing all of it. In addition, the increasing costs of these systems as they scale can quickly outweigh their value. To balance visibility, scalability and costs, many organizations are forced to make tough decisions and only capture and retain snapshots of a fraction of their log data. The challenge with this approach is that you do not have a complete picture of your environment and limited insight when querying old data.

Hosted by

ITProToday: Why IT Operations Management is Critical - And Where to Start (Nov. 15th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM ET
From IT infrastructure provisioning, to maintaining and managing capacity, performance and security, and ensuring the availability of the computing, networking and application environment, ITOM is fundamental to how an organizations function.

Organizations can continuously monitor and identify ways to optimize the IT environment, and automate administrative tasks to save time and maximize budgets. Meanwhile, your IT team is freed up to focus on the business problems that matter, and the innovation that impacts your bottom line.

Hosted by ITProToday, InformationWeek

Angelbeat: Healthcare, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Medical Research And More (Nov. 16th)
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
The program starts at 1 PM ET, 10 AM PT. Three (3) CPE credit hours are provided. There is a $100 gift card raffle at the end. It will be well worth a few hours out of your day.

  • 1 PM ET, 10 AM PT, Ron Gerber, CEO Angelbeat
  • 1:05 Doug McDonald, Director of Technology, Office of the CTO, Extreme Networks
  • 1:25 Eden Porsangi, Director Technical Sales, Microsoft
  • 2:10 Shiva Raja, Technical Solutions Architect, HYCU
  • 2:30 Brian Judd, VP Information Assurance, SynerComm
  • 2:50 Kelli Jonakin, Global Head of Healthcare, Life Sciences & Genomics Marketing, AWS

Hosted by Angelbeat

DevOps Experience: To The Edge and Beyond (Nov. 16th)
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
The huge impact DevOps has had on software development, deployment and management is undeniable. Up to this point, most of the benefit has been in cloud or on-prem data center-based applications, or end-point applications that are SaaS or connected to the cloud. But now, we must think about "distributed DevOps," "DevOps at the edge and beyond" and "the DevOps of things"-in short, "DevOps everywhere."

Hosted by Techstrong

DevOps: Cloud-Native Requires DevOps - Or Does It? (Nov. 16th)
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET
Cloud-native software architecture uses microservices, service mesh and containers when building applications. Some cloud-native benefits align nicely with those of DevOps: Creating and deploying smaller bits of code, dynamically building dev, test and production environments using containers, scripts and infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and developing scalable and distributed applications. Does that mean DevOps is a must when going cloud-native, technically or practically? How proficient must you be at DevOps to take on sizable cloud-native applications? Should you dive in headfirst, no matter your DevOps chops?

Hosted by Humans, Robots and Incident Response (Nov. 17th)
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Once upon a time, there was a glass wall separating the ops room and the server room. When an incident happened, everyone gathered together to troubleshoot and reach a resolution. But that was then - in the pre-cloud era. Now, when an incident happens in the cloud era, teams need to collaborate remotely to resolve problems on services that are no longer hosted on-premises. This requires a different approach.

Hosted by DevOps

BMG Strategy:Strengthening Collaboration For Smarter Supply Chains (Nov. 17th)
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Prior to the pandemic, most companies operated a lean supply chain - with a distinct focus on just-in-time delivery of goods. It was accepted as best practice, a way of streamlining, reducing costs, and becoming more efficient. But Covid and the global disruption it caused has brutally exposed this way of thinking. Today, inventory is crucial.

The worrying thing for business leaders is that supply chain disruption isn't slowing down, even as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. According to the World Economic Forum, disruption is rising in the US, China and Europe following a slight decline in 2020 - and there may yet be further bumps in the road caused by ongoing geopolitical tensions.

Hosted by BWGStrategy

IDC: The Shift from Digital Transformation to Running a Viable Digital Business (Nov. 17th)
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
Enterprises are entering a new era where they are now building digital businesses on the foundation they created as part of digital transformation efforts, with technology investments now geared toward achieving business value - hitting revenue goals, boosting net promoter scores or cutting internal costs- rather than just technology outcomes. Forward-thinking businesses recognize that innovative digital capabilities will help them achieve those business drivers.

Discussion topics include:

  • Where are we with digital transformation
  • Business goals and drivers behind digital technology investments
  • Creative approaches, considerations, and best practices when growing a digital business
  • Shifting skill sets required for enterprises looking to succeed with digital strategies
  • Practicing a culture of innovation across the ecosystem

Hosted by IDG, Red hat, Intel

TechTalk: Virtual Analyst Series: Interact & Network LIVE Wherever You Are (Nov. 22nd)
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Take a few moments from your busy schedule as we explore:

  • Validation: What are other Tech Talk Summit attendees experiencing and how do they relate to the challenges confronting you and your team?

  • Implications: What are the cascading implications impacting leading organizations now, and what can be expected over the next eighteen months as the pandemic, optimistically, winds down?

  • Guidance: Targeted insight from successful CIOs and IT leaders as well as tools, suggestions, and ideas to help you and your team on your journey

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 Tech Talk Summits

SNIA: Journey to the Center of Massive Data: Digital Twins (Dec. 6th)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Have you ever wondered how intelligent Industry 4.0 factories or smart cities of the future will process massive amounts of sensor and machine data? What you may not expect is a digital twin will most likely play a role. A digital twin is a virtual representation of an object, system or process that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data, and uses simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making. Digital twins can be used to help answer what-if AI-analytics questions, yield insights on business objectives and make recommendations on how to control or improve outcomes.

This webinar will introduce digital twin usage in edge IoT applications, highlighting what is available today, what to expect in the next couple of years, and what the future holds. We will provide examples of how digital twin methods help capture virtual representation of real-world entities and processes, discussing:

  • What is driving the edge IoT need
  • Data analytics problems solved by digital twins
  • How digital twins are being used today, tomorrow and beyond
  • Use cases: adaptive agile factories, massive data generation across industries, and system of systems processes
  • Why this is a technology and trend that is here to stay

Hosted by SNIA

2022 Sight Tech Global Event (Dec.7th-8th)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
Sight Tech Global is a world-wide, virtual conference dedicated to bringing together the technology pioneers who are applying the latest technology advances to barrier-free navigation, human interaction, and low-friction access to information for people who are blind or visually impaired. Sight Tech Global is committed to the proposition, 'Nothing about us without us,' and accordingly people with sight loss and blindness will be engaged in all phases of the event. Sight Tech Global is a production of the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

SF IT TechHub
TechHub: Job Expectations: The First 90 Days (Nov. 14th)
Monday, November 14th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Starting a new jobs presents many unknowns. Whether you are a recent graduate or have many years of professional experience under your belt, there are ways to make the most out of the crucial first 90 days at a new job.

Hear from experts that will discuss highlight what the first few months can look like. Learn how you can best set expectations in order to perform well and to form a foundation to grow in the new role.

The lunch and learn free and is open to all students, alumni and job seekers.

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

TECHpalooza 2022: Rediscovering Innovation (Dec. 9th)
Friday, December 9th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST
Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale

ITpalooza, founded 12-12-2012, is rebranding to TECHpalooza!

It's no longer about just information technology, but about all the technology that drives our South Florida innovation ecosystem. From healthcare to finance to manufacturing to cybersecurity, almost every industry relies on technology and South Florida's premier technology event will showcase some of the best in the region.

This year, we're taking TECHpalooza into the Museum of Discovery & Science for an experience that allows us to to continue "Rediscovering Innovation" through:

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Keynote fireside chat
  • Hands on workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Engaging speakers
  • VIP Leadership Track

Limited capacity so make sure you get your tickets today!


  • General Admission | access to exhibit floor, sponsor tables, and main talk tracks
  • GA + After Party | access to the After Party Wine Down and includes drink tickets
  • VIP Admission | VIP check-in, VIP Lounge, Exclusive Leadership Track, After Party

Hosted by South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)

SF IT Cloud
Forthright's Ask the Experts: Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 Migration
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
There are are myriad reasons why your business may be considering the switch:
  • upcoming merger/acquisition (consolidate users from disparate systems)
  • security concerns
  • application integration/compatibility
  • cost savings
  • increased control of data and file sharing
  • What this Ask the Experts session is about:

We will explore the significant challenges that may arise when large, sophisticated organizations migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 and the benefits Microsoft 365 can offer your business in terms of collaboration and document sharing. For instance, does your company have a properly defined and enforceable data governance plan?

Why attend this session:

While many migration tools exist, no tool can completely protect you from specific challenges and issues during a migration from Google Workspaces to Microsoft 365. Before you start a migration, it's best to know what to expect. This session will expose the potential issues and provide guidance on how to address them. Our experts will also share tips on features and functionality available through the Microsoft technology platform.

IT - CxO Podcasts
The Democratization Of Data And Analytics (With Alteryx)
CxOTalk, November 12th, 2022
We speak with Alan Jacobson, the chief data and analytics officer (CDAO) of Alteryx, to learn how organizations can democratize their data and analytics efforts.

The conversation includes these topics:

  • On Alteryx and the chief data and analytics officer role
  • On organizational data strategy
  • On the data mindset and adopting an analytics and data culture
  • On making data and analytics easier to use
  • On data and analytics in large organizations
  • On metrics and KPIs for data analytics
  • On operational metrics for evaluating data maturity and usage
  • On data governance for analytics
  • On data science and analytics training and employee upskilling
  • On creating a culture of data and analytics awareness
  • On democratizing data and analytics
  • On Alteryx and making analytics easier for users


SF IT BrainStation
Starting and Building your Career in UX Design
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
BrainStation, Miami

Learn how to start your career in Software Engineering with guidance from expert professionals in the field.



Hosted by BrainStation

Starting and Building your Career in Digital Marketing
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
BrainStation, Miami

Learn how to start your career in Data with guidance from expert professionals in the field.



Hosted by BrainStation

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: Analyzing and Correlating Security Operations Data (Nov. 15th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
You'll get ideas on how to integrate data from multiple systems so that you can identify sophisticated threats and prioritize your responses based on well-correlated security telemetry.

During this webinar attendees will:

  • Find out how the wealth of analytics being churned out by next-gen SOCs can be tamed into actionable intelligence.
  • Get a forecast for how SOC teams are evolving.
  • Learn how to prioritize the data that protects the business.
  • Look at best practices to help identify how to improve threat hunting with well-correlated and contextualized data streams.

Presented live by featured speakers Jonathan Care & Bruce Hembree. Moderated by Becky Bracken.

Hosted by DARKReading

Use Cases in Breach Analytics: A Panel Discussion with Mandiant and Google (Nov. 15th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Join Mandiant and Google for a panel discussion around the:
  • Importance of context and timely information around alerts and matches
  • Practical application of intelligence-and how not all intelligence is the same
  • Value of the data set and why Mandiant has a frontline advantage
  • Benefits of automation to help analysts make better decisions faster

Hosted by Mandiant

Understanding SBOMs: A Practical Guide to Implementing NIST/CISA's Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Requirements (Nov. 16th)
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
As a result of the May 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity (EO #14028), the US Department of Commerce published details for the 'minimum elements' of a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). An SBOM is a formal record containing the details and supply chain relationships of components used in building software and has been hailed as the first line of defense against software supply chain attacks.

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • What an SBOM is and what its capabilities are
  • What guidelines NIST and the Whitehouse EO suggest regarding SBOMs
  • Where SBOMs fall short and leave security gaps
  • How to broaden and improve your software supply chain security with a PBOM

Hosted by Security Boulevard

Dark Reading: Understanding Cyber Attackers And Their Methods (Nov. 17th)
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Every day, your enterprise is at risk of being hacked. But just who are the cyber attackers, and what are their motivations? What methods might they use to crack enterprise data, and how do they stage their attacks? Do you know which attacks are most likely to be used against an organization like yours, and which attackers are most likely to target you?

These are just some of the questions that will be explored and answered at Dark Reading's free virtual event on November 17, set to offer insight, advice, and best practices for stopping the current wave of online attackers - and the exploits they use to target enterprises.

Hosted by Dark Reading

Cybersecurity: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You (Nov. 22nd)
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
Despite these efforts, 30-40% of an organization's attack surface is unknown to an organization and hence, unsecured. Both Forrester and ESG note that comprehensive asset data is essential for vulnerability risk management, and a quality ASM solution should provide the necessary data to prioritize risks for effective remediation. With Xpanse, your organizations can finally have a better picture of your risks than your attackers. Security begins with knowing your risks and that is only possible with a complete view of your attack surface. Join us in this session to understand how your attack surface is changing and how you can protect yourself against evolving attackers.

In this briefing, you will learn about:

  • Protecting your organization against risks emerging from cloud complexity and unknown assets.
  • How asset management depends on frequency and cooperation.
  • How automation isn't just a benefit, it's a necessity.

Hosted by DARKReading

Security Boulevard: Securing Open Source (Nov. 28th)
Monday, November 28th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
There is increasing focus on the security of open source software in the wake of a series of high-profile breaches involving software supply chains. As most, if not all, applications developed today use some form of open source code, the concern is that a bad actor will contribute code loaded with malware to a widely-used project. Fortunately, the open source community and a broad coalition of vendors are now rallying to create the tools and processes needed to secure open source software.

Hosted by Security Boulevard

InteropDIGITAL: Cyber Resilience in Uncertain Times (Dec. 1st)
Thursday, December 1st, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cautious organizations prepare for disasters with measures like cyber insurance and good backups. Yet, cyberattacks, climate change, a pandemic, and civic unrest are threatening business continuity, disaster recovery, and cyber resilience plans. Ransomware has become so costly that insurers are raising premiums or leaving the cyber market entirely. Backup data centers are at risk of damage from wildfires, floods, and heat waves.

Attend this FREE virtual event on December 1st and you'll learn:

  • How to assess the cyber risks of today
  • What role insurance should play in your resilience plan
  • How to craft an effective incident response plan
  • What new factors you should consider before investing in IT infrastructure
  • About the latest research and best practices for protecting your backups against ransomware
  • The latest thinking in incident response plans and what your 2023 plan should look like

Hosted by InteropDIGITAL

VentureBeat: Intelligent Security Week Agenda (Dec. 6th - 8th)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Thursday, December 8th
Alongside valuable virtual content, this event also includes the opportunity for key decisions makers to attend high-touch in-person event experiences across the US.

Day 1: The critical role of AI & ML in cybersecurity

  • 9.00am Optimizing security strategies during an acute talent shortage
  • 9.30am Why AI is critical for cutting edge, effective cybersecurity
  • 10.00am Machine Learning to automate cybersecurity evaluation and response

Day 2: December 7 - Threat identification and mitigation

  • 9.00am Identifying and mitigating the most critical security risks:
  • 9.30am Internal threats that create external attack opportunities and how to combat them

Day 3: Industry-specific case studies

  • 9.00am Investing in technologies and people to defend financial institutions
  • 9.30am Best practices and technologies that are the ultimate antidote against healthcare cyberattacks

Who will attend this event

C-levels, SVP, VP, Directors and business decision makers from the following functions: CEO

Hosted by VentureBeat

CIO/CSO: Understanding Cyber Attackers And Their Methods (Dec. 7th)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022: 11:30 AM to 5:05 PM EST
Innovation is the future.

New products, features, and experiences to attract - and retain - customers and employees alike is the only path to growth and business success. Yet while some companies clearly get it right, innovation is not easy. It takes focus, rigor, and a culture that supports the diversity of thought and risk-taking.

Hosted byCIOS and CSO

Cybersecurity Outlook 2023 (Dec. 13th)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET
On December 13, Cybersecurity Outlook 2023 will look at some of the new threats posed by cybercriminals and nation-states, as well as evolving products and technologies that may help mitigate those threats. You'll hear from some of the cybersecurity industry's leading experts, as well as researchers who have been studying the next wave of cyber vulnerabilities and exploits.

This free, all-day virtual event hosted by Black Hat, Dark Reading and Omdia will offer expert insight on the cyber-threats and technology trends enterprises will face in the coming year.

Hosted by blackhat, DARKReading, OMDIA

Integrate 2022: Unlocking Healthcare Delivery with Technology Insights
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM ET
NSU Broward Center of Innovation

SFLHIMSS Integrate is the premier health information and technology virtual event in South Florida, where professionals throughout the health ecosystem connect for education, innovation and collaboration.

Hosted by SF HiMSS

SF IT Security
(CS)2 AI Online Seminar:An Evidence-based Approach to Improving ICS Cybersecurity
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET

Firewalls are staples of industrial cybersecurity programs. Often the very first investment any site makes in a security program is the purchase and deployment of a firewall. But how secure are firewalls really? If we want to design robust security programs, we need to understand the capabilities, vulnerabilities and intrinsic limitations of the technologies we deploy.

Join us for a modern look at the classic topic Thirteen Ways to Break a Firewall. We review an updated list of 13 common kinds of breaches, with a host of real-life examples. These intrinsic limitations of firewalled are the big reason that secure sites demand at least one layer of unidirectional protection in their defense-in-depth architectures - in addition to the many layers of firewalls that are standard in such architectures.

Hosted by Derek Harp From Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems

SF IT Palm Beach Events
FAU Tech Runway: 2022 Maverick Reception (Nov. 15th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FAU Tech Runway

'FAU Tech Runway's unique offerings to the Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem not only contribute to the University and the communities it serves, but also fosters the growth of students, faculty and local innovators and provides them with the resources they need to thrive in one collaborative hub,' said Jessica Beaver, associate director of FAU Tech Runway.

The reception will celebrate FAU President John Kelly as the 2022 Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, as well as the graduates of the FAU Tech Runway program.

FAU Tech Runway's year-long venture program provides instruction, mentoring, intern support, marketing assistance, capital-raising guidance and more to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies across the region. The program is part of FAU's Innovation and Business Development which benefits Florida's entrepreneurial ecosystem community and the university at large.

Hosted by FAU

SF IT NewHorizons
How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

If you or someone you know lives in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County and is interested in starting a career in the Information Technology Industry then please join us for this FREE information session.

This webinar will allow you to speak directly with an industry professional who will explain how you can prepare for a career in technology in weeks...not years.

Learn how to achieve industry-recognized certifications from:

  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon Web Services

Join us on Zoom to learn more on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM.

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

SF IT Grammerhub
Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, November 14th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ET

A meetup for new Developers pursuing their first Coding job, those leveling up their skills for mid-level positions, or just starting in programming looking for a career switch - All knowledge levels are welcome to join the conversation!

Hosted by Alex Curtis-Slep

SF IT vBeers Boca
vBeers South Florida (November 16th) Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
Wednesday, November 16th, 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!


  • 2nd Wed - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

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

SF IT Linux
Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source and UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This will be a hybrid in-person meetup with Zoom accesiblity, at NSU's College of Engineering and Computing, Carl DeSantis Bldg, Ground Floor.

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

Send your suggestions for FOSS topics you would like to know more about, or give a presentation on, to suggestions-at-flux-dot-org.

About FLUX: A meetup group for IT Professionals who use Free and Open Source Software, Linux, UNIX or UNIX-like Operating systems including Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu (and other Linux distros), MacOS, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and Android/Chrome.

Hosted by Bill Mooney From FLUX

SF IT Training
Live Online - Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, November 16th, 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

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET
Ampersand Studios, 31 NE 17th St, Miami, FL 33132

Join this webinar and learn how BairesDev is building data mesh from the ground up with Databricks and Monte Carlo!

The data mesh is one of the buzziest topics in the modern data organization - and for good reason. By treating data-as-a-product and embedding data teams across your different domains, data mesh architectures can help organizations more directly tie data to immediate business value.

After realizing their existing data infrastructure could not support the company's growth, data volume, and complex pipelines and workflows, Bairesdev built their data mesh architecture from the ground up in 2021.

Hosted by Data Science Salon

SF IT Google
DevFest Florida 2022
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022: 9:00 AM tio 5:00 PM ET
DevFests are Google-sponsored software developer conferences that allow the local software development community to come together to network and learn about the coolest new technology out there.

GDG Florida is group of GDG chapters from around the state of Florida. We work together to bring technologists and developers from the Florida area to code, learn, have fun, and give back.

Hosted by Google

SF IT HackMiami
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

IHackNFT Miami is coming on November 29th, 2022. Join us in sunny Miami, FL, show off your smart contract hacking skills, and participate in workshops with industry experts!

  • 1st ## $500
  • 2nd ## $200
  • 3rd ## $100

Hosted by Hunny From HackMiami

SFIMA Holiday Party *Dec. 7th)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ET
Booze Garden, Ft. Lauderdale

We will be there from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Tap into the energy of South Florida's interactive marketing community

Even interactive marketing pros need to step away from their laptops and sharpen the saw every once in a while. Good thing those of us in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach have the South Florida IMA (Interactive Marketing Association): South Florida's most engaging, informative and cutting edge marketing association.

Hosted by SFIMA

SF IT Miami Events
MiamiWeb3 Summit (Nov. 28th - 30th)
Monday, November 28th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
InterContinental Miami

Co-hosted by CTH Group, a leading global blockchain ecosystem builder, and the City of Miami, the MiamiWeb3 Summit will be the most significant international institutional Web3 event of 2022 as we witness this once-in-a-generation transformation toward our future digital economy.

During the three-day in-person event, industry leaders in venture capital, digital assets, financial services, and government will gather to discuss "Going Beyond Crypto to Embrace Web3" and associated emerging trends driving the industry forward.

Hosted by CTH Group and the City of Miami

Venture Miami Tech Hiring Fair 3 (Nov. 29th)
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

The 'vision' of Venture Miami is to make Miami the "capital of capital" with an innovative technological ecosystem and an economy that delivers for everyone. A key component to realizing the vision is connecting local talent to career opportunities.

Please join City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami-Dade County, Miami Dade College, Florida International University, and University of Miami leadership for the third Venture Miami Tech Hiring Fair.

This event is free and open to the public

Hosted by Venture Miami

Smart City Expo Miami - SUSTAINABLE is the NEW SMART (Dec 12-14)
Monday, December 12th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday, December 14th
James L. Knight Center

As societies, we invest in new buildings, transportation, power, industry. Do we have a plan for the city with people, productivity, and quality of life in mind? Do we have a controlled process that produces successful projects that fit into our plan without wasted time, money, and eliminates corruption? Do we have a plan for maintenance of the completed assets that is locally resourced and sustainable?

Hosted by Smart City Expo USA

Brickell Tech Tuesday (Dec 13th)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022: 06:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Little Brittany, Miami, FL

F&#65279;or Tuesday, October 25, we are thrilled to welcome our first sponsor, Silicon Valley Bank. They will be covering some light snacks at Little Brittany. I want to thank them for reaching out and supporting our local tech community. Derek Barnett and Pamella Benac from SVB will be around to discuss how SVB is helping innovators in Florida.

If you have never been to one of the Wynwood Wednesday happy hours organized by Natalia Martinez and Chris Adamo, these have been a great way to meet others from the community. People are friendly, and interested to help one another.

We'd like to continue growing a similar vibe at an even more local level.

Hosted by Brickell Tech

SF IT IronHack
The Basics of UX UI Design
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM ET

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

UX Design Basics: How designers create experiences for customers
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET

UI/UX design is the art of creating delightful digital experiences. As a UI/UX designer you not only design visually appealing digital products you also make people feel great as they use them. It's all about the experience! Whether you're an aspiring digital entrepreneur or someone with an eye for detail that's considering transitioning to tech, learning UI/UX design is one of the most valuable skills you can learn as the world becomes more tech-focused.

Join our Lead UI/UX Instructor, Juno Jo on Wednesday, November 16th at 5:00pm EST to learn how designers create easy use experiences for customers. One of the main tools that designers use to create great user experiences is by working with customer journey maps.

Hosed by Ironhack

November 2022 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET

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 elections, 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

tdwi: Modernizing Cybersecurity with the Cloud (Nov. 15th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Every company is concerned about data breaches, and for good reason - according to industry estimates, approximately half of the companies in the U.S. have suffered a data breach. As organizations seek to better secure their environments, they are facing a number of challenges including growing data volumes and expanded attack surfaces, as well as data silos and the inability to enable data-driven decisions about security issues in real time. It is not surprising that security and privacy rank in the top three data-related priorities in TDWI surveys.

Hosted by TDWI

SF IT Network After Work
Social Media Automation Workshop
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET

Join us on November 17th at 3pm EDT and learn What to post, where to post, and when to post to build an engaged following and stay top-of-mind with your best prospects... and how to completely AUTOMATE the entire process so you barely have to lift a finger.

Hosted by Network After Work

SF IT BizHack
BizHackLive Digital Marketing Master Class: How to Prepare for the Coming Recession
Wednesday, November 30th, 2022: 12:30 to 1:30 PM ET

The Strive 305 #BizHackLive Digital Marketing Masterclass Series will help business owners and entrepreneurs find customers online by upgrading their digital presence. During these action-packed 60-minute webinars, BizHack Academy certified instructors will offer actionable tips and free tools to help you use your website and social media to find customers online.

Hosted by BizHack

SF IT Startup
2022 Venture East Conference (Nov 15th - 16th)
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 16th
InterContinental 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131

Buildings and Infrastructure tech including; planning and design, pre-construction services, construction, modularization, building products and materials, advanced tools, equipment and robotics, logistics and supply chain, and building and infrastructure operations, and management are among the topics we cover. Leading fund investors, strategic investors, and startups gather each year to take the pulse of the industry's startup ecosystem at the BuiltWorlds Venture Conference.

Hosted by BuiltWorlds

Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx) 2022 Showcase
Thursday, November 17th, 2022: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
BC North

Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx) invites you to the 2022 BCEx Showcase. Join us to celebrate the culmination of another successful year at BCEx! We are building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and uplifting our community by infusing an entrepreneurial mindset in Broward College students and our community. Let's take a moment to toast and celebrate our BCEx Community!

Hosted by Broward College

SF IT Broward Events
South FL Tech Professionals Quarterly Happy Hour - Holiday Edition (Dec. 14th)
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Hard Rock Oculus Bar

Friends & Colleagues,

Xavier and I are hosting the next quarterly 'South Florida Tech Friends Happy Hour'. Our event continues to grow and last time we had over 200 people attend in Delray! 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!). We are sending the place holder out in advance while we secure a location. - Allie

Hosted by Allie an Xavier

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