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SF IT vBeers Broward
vBeers South Florida (December 8th) Funky Buddha
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals. Happy Thanksgiving!

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


  • Wednesday 8th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 15th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton


  • Wednesday 5th -Zoom

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

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

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

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

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

Hosted by CIO

WITI's 2021 Digital Inclusivity Summit and Hall Of Fame (Dec. 7th-8th)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday, December 8th
Join us to demystify Technology and the Workplace at WITI's Digital Inclusivity Summit. The summit will take place December 7-8, 2021 online with attendees, speakers, award winners and inductees from across North America, South America, EMEA and APAC.

Early Bird Summit Pass: $195 (vs $395)

Hosted by WITI

ITProToday: 2021 Ransomware Recovery Tales for IT Professionals (Dec. 7th)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Whether your move is to take our pre-implementation advice, make changes after an incident or simply leverage the latest Veeam capabilities, now is the time to act. In particular, this webinar will cover:

  • Top defense tactics that have protected organizations like yours
  • Tips to easily achieve immutable backup copies
  • An overview of the latest Veeam capabilities to fight ransomware

Hosted by ITProToday

DataCenter Knowledge: Sustainability & Cost Reduction: How You Can Have Both (Dec. 8th)
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In this webinar, Omdia Analyst Vlad Galabov, President of ITRenew, Ali Fenn and Steve Helvie from the Open Compute Project will delve into recertified open compute solutions, available today, that offer IT buyers a practical way to increase sustainability AND remove supply chain and budget obstacles.

Join us as we discuss:

  • The benefits of open architecture
  • Comparisons of the CAPEX & OPEX gains of utilizing energy-efficient recertified equipment, and the time to market
  • Total cost of ownership advantages of building IT infrastructure with smart technology that is sustainably built

Hosted by DataCenter Knowledge

Informa: Resilience and Reinvention: Enterprise IT in 2022 (Dec. 9th)
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 11:00 PM to 4:00 PM
However, in 2022, many businesses will begin making real IT investments again: to address both growth opportunities and harsh realities-sustainability, cybercrime and hybrid workforces keep the pressure high; automation and AI promise solutions that, in turn, create new challenges. In this virtual event, attendees will learn about the global trends that will shape IT around the world in 2022 (and how IT could shape the world).


  • Keynote
  • Fireside Chat with an Industry Leader and Sara Peters, Editor-in-Chief of InformationWeek
  • Panel Session I: Unified Communications & Collaboration: Supporting the Digital Workplace in 2022
  • Panel Session II: The Future of Data Centers: The Convergence of Performance, Reliability and Sustainability is Coming, Don't Be Left Behind!
  • Panel Session III: The Shifting IT Operations Landscape

Hosted by Informa (ITProToday, InfomationWeek)

TechTalk Summits: Making Your Business Case For A Digital Transformation (Dec. 9th)
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Is it possible that your homegrown, highly customized ERP has outlived its usefulness? For even the most agile IT organizations, the time and cost needed to maintain limited functionalities can be too steep to justify as data, processes, and people hold deeper insights and opportunities for competitive change and company growth.

With an overview of industry trends and insights, Liz will discuss the role of design thinking, brownfield vs. greenfield, and cloud.

Hosted by TechTalk Summits

FinConDX 2021 Virtual [DevOps, DevSecOps and Digital Transformation ] (Dec. 9th)
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
FinConDX is a virtual conference focused on the DevOps, DevSecOps and Digital Transformation practices and tools you need to thrive in the fintech industry. The conference will bring together financial services and tech leaders to cover a wide range of topics, including development, operations, product, architecture and leadership through a series of expert-lead sessions, panels and keynotes.

Hosted by Techstrong

CIO: Intelligent Digital Agreements and Documents - Beyond Simply a 'Picture' (Dec. 9th)
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Too often 'digital' versions are simply just a picture stored in digital format. That is far too limited to be useful in a modern digital business. Document management platforms must do so much more than simply act as a repository. For many organizations, the information trapped in an agreement is essential for supporting numerous other workflows and business processes.

Join to learn and network with IT executives on how to move from digital documents as static images to a platform that enables the firm to understand them as sources of information

Hosted by CIO and DocuSign

CIO: Future Proofing Data Center Investments to Support Business Transformation (Dec. 15th)
Thursday, December 15th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After a dip in data center spending last year, global enterprise investments in data center infrastructure will reach $200 billion in 2021, an increase of 6% from 2020.

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

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

Hosted by CIO and kyndryl

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hosted by VentureBeat

SF IT vBeers Boca
vBeers South Florida (December 15th) Biergarten Boca
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals. Happy Thanksgiving!

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


  • Wednesday 8th - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • Wednesday 15th - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton


  • Wednesday 5th -Zoom

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

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: Beyond Patch Management: Next-Generation Approaches to Finding and Fixing Vulnerable Code (Dec. 7th)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
A good patch management process can help make your enterprise data more secure. But what does it do for vulnerabilities that haven't been patched? Attackers are increasingly manipulating open-source, third-party components in software -- do you have a process to find and repair those bugs? In this webinar, top experts will update you on the latest critical applications vulnerabilities and provide advice on how you can scan, detect, and remediate new vulns on an ongoing basis.

Hosted by DARKReading, kaspersky

TechTalk Summits: Identity And Access Management Predictions For 2022 (Dec. 8th)
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The hallmarks of 2021 included launching hybrid work policies and dramatic ransomware attacks. 2022 is where the rubber will meet the road as work scales to meet employees wherever they are, ransomware attacks persist, and corporate initiatives of digital transformation accelerate to meet rising business needs. Join IDC Analyst and OneLogin Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Ariel Zommer, for a look ahead to what 2022 has in store for Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Hosted by TechTalk Summits

DARKReading: Protecting Enterprise Data from Malicious Insiders (Dec. 14th)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
It's a sad truth: not all employees are nice. Corporate espionage, sabotage and other security incidents could be committed or aided by any insider with something to gain. How do you know when a once-trustworthy employee is about to do something malicious? How can you identify anomalous behavior among your users? Most of all, how can you prevent employees from taking cyber actions that might hurt your enterprise's business? In this webinar, experts discuss methods for detecting and mitigating malicious insider threats, and for preventing users from using their trusted positions to threaten your data.

Hosted by DARKReading, DTEX

FutureCon Virtual Atlanta CyberSecurity Conference (8 CPE Credits) (Dec. 15th)
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Virtual | Live

FutureCon Events brings high-level Cyber Security Training discovering cutting-edge security approaches, managing risk in the ever-changing threat of the cybersecurity workforce.

Join us as we talk with a panel of C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of Cyber Attacks.

Educating C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers) on the global cybercrime epidemic, and how to build Cyber Resilient organizations.

'Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem'

Gain the latest knowledge you need to enable applications while keeping your computing environment secure from advanced Cyber Threats. Demo the newest technology, and interact with the world's security leaders and gain other pressing topics of interest to the information security community.

The FutureCon community will keep you updated on the future of the Cyberworld and allow you to interact with your peers and the world's security leaders.

Hosted by FutureCon

SF IT BrainStation
Intro to JavaScript
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
2650 NW 5 Ave, Miami, FL

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

Hosted by Brainstation

SF IT Security
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

DefenderCon'21 is a celebration of our global security community and our mission to, together, end cyber attacks from the endpoint to everywhere. Reserve your seat now to hear from industry leaders such as General Joseph Dunford, Sam Curry, and many more. You will be amongst the first to learn about Cybereason's cutting-edge security solutions and network with your peers throughout the world.

Hosted by cybereason

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

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

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

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

Hosted by TEDxBocaRaton

SF IT NewHorizons
Monday, December 27th, 2021: 5:00 PM
Use your excess 2021 training budget to upskill your team in 2022, while taking advantage of 2021 pricing.

Earn Bonus Training Dollars when Purchasing 20K or more of Pre-Paid Training Funds!


  • Pre-purchase specific classes at the 2021 rate today, and take those classes before July 1, 2022

  • Purchase Prepaid Training Funds now, Our 2021 rates will be locked in when you utilize those funds prior to July 1, 2022

When you purchase $20,000 or more of Prepaid Training Funds, we will BONUS you an ADDITIONAL 20% of Prepaid Training Funds.

Example: If you purchase $20,000 of prepaid training, you will receive an additional $4,000 of prepaid training! Receive a total of $24,000 of prepaid training for only $20,000!

ALL Offers Expires on Dec 27, 2021

New Horizons South Florida

We provide innovative certification training for industry and life-long learners. Our IT and Business Training solutions combine the resources of a large IT training company with the responsiveness of a local partner. From startups to global enterprises, New Horizons skills up current workforces while launching career paths of students. We stay connected throughout our students career journey from enrollment through retirement.

How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry (Dec. 7th)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Having diverse hard skills are now more critical during these unprecedented times.

If you or someone you know is interested in retooling their skills and/or looking for a career change into the Information Technology Industry then.

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

  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • more...

Join us on Zoom to learn more on Tuesday's or Wednesday's at 1:00PM.

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry (Dec. 8th)
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Having diverse hard skills are now more critical during these unprecedented times.

If you or someone you know is interested in retooling their skills and/or looking for a career change into the Information Technology Industry then.

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

  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • more...

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

How to Start a Career in Technology - Without a 4-Year Degree
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Do you want to start a career in an industry that offers a high earning potential without requiring a 4-year college degree, or are you looking to advance your current IT career?

You can prepare for a career in IT and Cybersecurity with little or no prior experience. Earn key certifications and transition into a career in technology in weeks. not years!

In this FREE information session, hear from an industry leader on how you can train for an exciting career in the high-demand and growing industry of IT. You can prepare for a new career in as little as 9 weeks!

As a bonus for attending, you will receive information on how to register for a FREE IT course.

Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

SF IT TechHub
'One Brand, One Voice' - Tech Hub Gala (member exclusive)
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Signature Grand

This formal event is a celebration of our newly unified organization with 'One Brand & One Voice' as we continue Building South Florida's Tech Hub!

We have a limited number of tickets. They will first be made available to Tech Hub Board Member and Tech Hub Corporate Members.

Board members:

Corporate Members:

If you are NOT a Tech Hub Board Member or paid Corporate Member, please feel free to add yourself to the waiting list. The week prior to the event, we will open up any remaining tickets.

The $125 tickets allow you to buy a ticket for your "plus one".

Sponsorship for the event are available

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida

TechHub: Toy Drive & Holiday Happy Hour (Dec. 15th)
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
World of Beer, Coconut Creek

You're invited to join South Florida Tech Hub for our Toy Drive & Holiday Happy Hour, presented by BlueAlly!

You can help in two ways:

  • SHOW UP. - BlueAlly will donate a toy for each person that attends.
  • BRING A TOY. - This will allows us to donate TWO toys.

Guests are encouraged to donate a toy, but regardless, all guests receive 2 drink tickets towards beer or wine and enjoy light appetizers for FREE.

Help bring a smile to a sick child at the Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.

  • Toys are need for children between the ages of 0-18.
  • Donations should be new and unwrapped.
  • Gift Cards work wonderful for the teens.

Hosted by TechHub South Florida

SF IT Grammerhub
Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, December 6th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

A meetup for people who are (relatively) new to programming, or who want to learn how to code - although anyone is welcome!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly Monday coding nights:

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

Who we are: A grassroots group of volunteers applying our skills with technology, design, research, and more in service of those looking to reach their next level in their Dev careers. Hosted by Allan Tito and 2 others From Grammerhub

Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, December 13th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

A meetup for people who are (relatively) new to programming, or who want to learn how to code - although anyone is welcome!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly Monday coding nights:

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

Who we are: A grassroots group of volunteers applying our skills with technology, design, research, and more in service of those looking to reach their next level in their Dev careers.

Hosted by Allan Tito and 2 others From Grammerhub

Top 5 Tips for Changing Careers to UI/UX Design Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Gain some valuable insight perfect for anyone looking to switch gears and move over to a design career with a UI/UX focus.

Design is everywhere. It exists in both digital and physical spaces and is the foundation of our digital world. But not everyone working in the field started their journey there! Many of us didn't start out as artists, creatives, or graphic designers but instead bankers, business associates, or healthcare professionals. Despite this, our paths, experiences, skill sets, and passions led us to the world of design.

During this 1-hour event, Associate UI/UX Program Director Patrick McClary will share his experience going from being a sports writer to high school teacher to UX designer and he'll offer his top 5 tips for how you might kick-start your career change to a design position.

Hosted by UM Digital Skills Bootcamps

SF IT Big Data
BIG DATA Conference 2021
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for the 6th Annual Big Data Conference on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 2:00-5:00 PM, for an in-depth discussion of the effects of Big Data, blockchain, AI, and real-time analytics on organizational change with some of the top industry leaders in innovation, business, and technology from local, national, and international arenas. This year's Keynote Speaker is Michael Mylrea.

Hosted by U of Miami

AWS Control Tower
Monday, December 13th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Terri Johnson and Eduardo Lovera, AWS Senior Solutions Architects, will cover best practices for AWS multi-account management and governance using AWS Control Tower. If you're a customer with multiple AWS accounts and teams, cloud setup and governance can be complex and time consuming, slowing down the very innovation you're trying to speed up. AWS Control Tower provides the easiest way to set up and govern a secure, multi-account AWS environment, called a landing zone.

Hosted by Cara Benjamin From AWS User Groups of Florida

SF IT Training
Coding for Beginners: Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Flatiron School for this virtual beginner coding workshop, where you'll learn the basic building blocks of a website and how to style them. No previous coding experience needed.

You will leave with the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values) and some Javascript. All your work will be in a platform that will allow you to code along with your instructor, and continue to work on it after you leave!

Hosted by Tiffany Webb from Flatiron School

Intro to Cybersecurity - Social Engineering Workshop
Monday, December 13th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Flatiron School

Humans are widely considered to be cybersecurity's weakest link. Using social engineering, hackers can deceive and manipulate victims into divulging sensitive information via everyday human interaction - an email, a phone call, or even an in-person conversation. In this beginner-friendly event, find out how and why social engineering works, and learn the countermeasures you need to prevent this kind of cyber attack.

Hosted by Miami Learning Community

A New Years State of Mind: Boost your 2022 Career with AI
Thursday, December 16th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
4Geeks Academy, Miami, FL 33129

2021 is almost over and it's time to start thinking about what you want to accomplish next year!

If you have been considering a career change or want to try out something new we have the perfect party for you!

To celebrate the holidays and one more year of 4Geeks Academy we want to invite you to this end-of-the-year bash!

Join us on December 16th for an afternoon of fun, food, drinks, and networking!

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to join the tech community of Miami, learn about tech and AI careers, and networking with tech giants and hiring partners!

Hosted by 4Geeks Academy

SF IT Hadoop
Data Points Summit: Manufacturing, Retail & CPG
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Data Points is an event series focusing on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning in enterprise applications. Join other senior practitioners and executives for immersive talks on use cases, trends, and the technical infrastructure powering the most sophisticated data practices. Learn from leaders in data who have implemented data practices at scale in a series of interactive presentations.

Hosted by Stepheni Hass From Miami Hadoop User Group

Data Reliability Engineering Conference (DRE-CON)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Data has become a core competitive advantage for modern organizations - making data reliability more important than ever. Driven by this growing need, the tools, techniques, and best practices for keeping data fresh, accurate, reliable, and trustworthy are rapidly evolving - changing the game up and down the entire data stack. To unlock the full potential of their organization's data, every data team needs to take an engineering approach to data reliability.

Hosted by Stepheni Hass From Miami Hadoop User Group

Machine Learning using Azure Machine Learning Studio by Alpa Buddhabhatti
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Machine Learning using Azure Machine Learning Studio presentation by Alpa Buddhabhatti at the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida user group walks you through the process of creating your Data Science/ML project in a practical way through demos.


In this session, I will show how to create first Machine Learning or Data Science project using Azure Machine Learning studio without any prior knowledge of Data Science or Machine Learning.

I will show demo using Loan Approval using Azure Machine Learning Studio.

Hosted by Adriano and Deepthi Goguri

SF IT Refresh Miami
Miami Made Thrive Together Tuesday!
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Glassbox Ironside

Miami Made Live Events are Back! Join us at Glassbox Ironside!

  • Connect with high level Miami Founders, entrepreneurs and Startups!

  • Celebrate wins, and share your breathrough story!

  • Mastermind and brainstorm ways to grow your business.

  • Gain the support and collaboration within the Miami Entrepreneur community!

  • Share your business gifts and services with the community, find the aligned opportunities!

  • Each month will led by a featured Founder, sharing their Founder story.

Miami made. is a grassroots Founder-led movement for a thriving startup ecosystem. Hosted by Miami Made

SF IT Javascript
FloridaJS - Tech Interview Tips for FAANG companies by Jayce Azua
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

No matter if you're an Expert with 20+ years experience or just starting out in IT; we've all wanted to go work for one of the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix & Google) companies!

Well, Mr Jayce Azua has worked for many of them. From Amazon to Facebook (Now Meta) and even Twitch.

He will bless us all with the Interview tips that got him those amazing jobs so come join us to learn and share your experience interviewing and how you got your amazing job and how you'll get the next one.

Hosted by Damian Montero From Boca JavaScript

SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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 Miami Events
Tech Meets Non-profits
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Yard House - Miami Beach

Global Ties Miami connects the world to Miami. On December 9th we'll connect innovators in tech to changemakers in non-profits, join us!

We are excited to see the buzz around tech and innovation in South Florida. It made us wonder, with so many new faces in town how are they getting to know people? Who better to know than people committed to strengthening our communities through their passion for helping others. It's time to start making some introductions!

Hosted bby IDC, Red Hat and Intel

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Tank Brewing Co., Miami, FL 33166

We are so excited to finally be getting together in person again with all of you!

JOIN US IN PERSON on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 4-7 PM in The Barrel Room at the Tank Brewing Co in Miami, Florida for some Brews and Pig Roast.

Our chef will be roasting a couple of Cuban-style pigs accompanied by Cuban black beans and rice, fried sweet plantains, and fresh Cuban bread. Wash it down with some of Miami's finest, award-winning craft beer from the Tank Brewing Co.

Hosted by Sinnott Wolach Technology Group

Smart City Expo Miami (Dece 8-10th)
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, December 10th

Join the movement and be part of the leading smart city innovation platform

SMART CITY EXPO MIAMI celebrates its second annual edition in a live streaming format, a 3D Live Experience - Disruptive, Diversified and Dynamic.

The international conference produced by Smart Cities America LLC, is the largest global event of its kind in Miami, with a reach of over 5,000 participants from 85 countries.

The 3D live experience brings Miami to the forefront of innovation in urban solutions with a theme of Sustainable Cities Experiences and six focus innovation areas - Sustainable Growth, Climate Action, Resilient Infrastructure, Smart Destinations, Inclusive & Sharing Cities and Quality of Life.

Hosted bu Smart Cities Americas

TechTalk Summits: Miami - With Wine (Dec. 14th)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Virtual Commercial IT, live interactive online events bring presentations from IT innovators to your desktop - or wherever you are. Share and discuss content from mixed media - from live web cameras and video, to presentations and linked content.

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.

Our events now feature market analysis from our strategic research partner, IDC, the global leader in market research and analysis. Following the event you'll be granted access to its highly-valued CIO research package, 'The five stages to enterprise recovery: How tech can help organizations flatten the curve to recovery".

Hosted by TechTalk Summits

SF IT Agile
Getting to Know a Fellow Agilista
Friday, December 10th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

It is time for some holiday fun!

Join us to celebrate the holidays with some fun activities and cheer.

Dress in festive gear and have your favorite beverage handy as we toast the holidays and set our intention for a healthy, joyful and simpler 2022!

Hosted by Tatyana and Jennifer Mollitor From Empowering South Florida Women In Agile

FREE REMOTE: Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, December 11th, 2021: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

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

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

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

Hosted by South Florida Agile Association Chapter

Agile Free Weekly Meetup
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This remote meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about Agile. Everyone can join remotely via ZOOM

This is 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 The LAB Miami
December's Think Tank Thursdays
Thursday, December 16th, 2021: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The LAB Miami

We're excited to announce our Think Tank Thursday End of The Year Edition the monthly event that keeps on giving!

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

Hosted by The Lab Miami

SF IT Thinkful
Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research
Monday, December 6th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

User research is the secret weapon that helps designers learn about the behavior, goals, motivations, and needs of the people who actually use their platform. With this valuable skill set, you'll be ready to kick off your career in UX design. Join us in this webinar to get introduced to some of the proven techniques within this space, learn how to develop better user experiences, and how those skills will put you in high demand in this exciting career.

What you will learn:

  • What is the UX/UI Design Process
  • Discover the different types of user research
  • How human behavior applies to user research
  • And so much more...

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami

Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us and learn what a data analyst does. We'll introduce you to our Data Analytics program, designed to help those with no prior experience in data or tech land their first full-time job as a data analyst.

This program is designed to help those with no prior experience in data or technology land their first full-time job as a data analyst - at a flexible pace and without having to quit your current job!

What you will learn:

  • What is Data Analytics?
  • Why should you become a Data Analyst?
  • Our Philosophy & Approach
  • Program, Curriculum, and Structure Overview
  • Next Steps to Learning Data Analytics

Hosted by Thinkful Webinar

Getting Started in Tech
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Interested in pursuing a career in tech? Join us to learn how you can break into the industry, what career paths are available, and how to find the right growth opportunities for you.

About this event

In this talk, we'll cover the different ways you can break into tech. Then we'll dive into the job opportunities available, from positions you've heard of such as ux/ui designer and web developer to ones that are new to the scene, such as the data scientist.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami

UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes
Monday, December 13th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Looking to build a strong foundation for a career in UX/UI Design? Learn all about Wireframes and Prototypes in this interactive webinar!

About this event

Wireframes and prototypes are two of the most foundational pieces of the UX/UI Design Process, but creating your first version (or several!) of each can feel a little intimidating. How do you even get started? What separates good wireframes from bad ones? And how do you take your basic wireframes to working prototypes that will impress the rest of your team?

Join us for this hands-on workshop where we'll break down best practices of wireframing and prototyping in UX/UI Design, examine some different use cases from out in the wild, and use Figma to apply what you'll learn to a real-world example.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami

TDIW: Succeeding With a Modern Cloud Data Architecture
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The cloud is becoming most users' preferred approach for implementing, managing, and consuming data and analytics.

As this trend intensifies, organizations are migrating existing data and analytics assets to cloud-based data lakes, data warehouses, and unified environments often known as lakehouses. Join this webinar with TDWI's senior research director James Kobielus to learn best practices for succeeding with a modern cloud data architecture. He will focus on how enterprises can migrate their data and analytics to the cloud and thereby achieve benefits such as the following:

  • Simplifying data engineering and governance pipelines
  • Delivering more consumable, scalable, and efficient data analytics than on-premises data platforms
  • Providing actionable insights that help both technical and nontechnical users to be more productive

Hosted by TDWI South Florida Chapter

SF IT Network After Work
Social Media Virtual Summit
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In just 1-Day you will learn for FREE how to successfully reach your professional goals that will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be!

Join us on Wednesday, December 8th to unlock the innovative tactics that deliver results from 3 world-class entrepreneurs.

You'll receive step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use formulas that you can use. Our experts will share their winning strategies for success.

This Summit Will Teach You:

  • 5 tried-and-tested strategies that will boost your follower count, build community, and set you up for social media success
  • Discover your fast-pass for Instagram growth
  • Grow your business and income Using Linkedin
  • Building community for your personal brand via social media
  • And MORE!

Hosted by James Miller from Network After Work - South Florida Networking Events

SF IT Startup
FoundersBoost South Florida 2021 Fall Demo Day
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us as we showcase the startups from our 2021 Fall South Florida cohort online on December 8th!

Please join us for our South Florida Demo Day taking place online on December 8th.

Enjoy Entrepreneurship Remarks by our featured speaker Dan Abbate.

A virtual pitch showcase will follow featuring our founders building the future of dating, politics, contracting and the metaverse with expert-level Q&A led by 3 seasoned panelists: Rebecca Negro Rocha (Endeavor), Adie Akuffo-Afful (Wefunder) and Dan Abbate (TheBigDA).

Hosted by FoundersBoost (formerly Startup Boost)

tartup Funding in Florida: How to Raise Money
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101

How to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!
Thursday, December 9th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This event is organized by TechSpeak. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

There is a difference between releasing code and releasing code effectively and efficiently. That difference is having an efficient process - a repeatable way to produce consistent results over and over again.

In this webinar, Nelly Yusupova, a CTO with 18 years of experience, a startup tech advisor, and the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share the process she uses to manage teams and projects to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Hosted by Rob from South Florida Startup

Free Startup Q&A on Financials, Pitch Decks, and Fundraising (Partner Event)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Do you have a difficult question about startup finance and don't have a fortune to pay for advice? Do you feel like you're pulling numbers out of thin air, but want to confidently pitch investors? Come learn more about startup finance in an hour with Mike than a semester at Harvard Business School. Mike explains your business finances in plain English.

Join us live for a free Q&A/AMA session hosted by startup finance guru Mike Lingle of Rocket Pro Forma, live every other Tuesday. Following the session, you will receive a link to over $1,000 worth of free resources for your financial projections, pitch deck, and fundraising strategy.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101

FREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This event is organized by TechSpeak.

If you are a non-technical person with an idea for an app, you're probably looking for a technical co-founder to help you build the app.

However, you can launch a tech startup by outsourcing code!

In the early days of your startup it can be challenging to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. But by knowing how to efficiently outsource the building of your MVP and gain some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity".

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss the best way to outsource the development of your app, including:

  • Why outsourcing may be the best way to find a technical co-founder
  • Outsourcing best practices
  • How not get ripped off in the process

and more!

Hosted by Robert From South Florida Startup

Day Kamp Miami
Saturday, December 18th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM
The Lab

Day Kamp is an all-day experience for early-stage startup founders (and aspiring entrepreneurs) who want to understand startup fundamentals along with known secrets from startup vets who have been there and done that. We have helped over 4,500 founders across the nation and have an impressive 350+ testimonials under our belt. The full-day experience is like no other sitting at the intersection of education, meets opportunity,

Hosed by Day Kamp Miami

OWASP South Florida Chapter Meeting December 2021
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please join us virtually for our December 2021 Meeting.

  • Chapter updates/announcements, etc.
  • Open to all --- 2021 AppSec review
  • Open to all --- forward-looking 2022 AppSec trend...
  • Other topics, holidays preparations, etc

Hosted by Rohini Sulatycki and Adesina A From OWASP South Florida Chapter

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