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Summary of Upcoming South Florida IT Events
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Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Next Week

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th, 2021

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IT - CxO Events
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Angelbeat Virtual Seminar on Cyber Security (Feb. 22nd)
Monday, February 22nd, 2021: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
online

This Angelbeat Virtual Seminar on Cyber Security features keynotes by Microsoft, AWS and Google, plus Trend Micro and VMware. This is a unique opportunity to understand and compare solutions, in these critically important areas, from global leaders:

  • Hybrid & Multi Cloud Security to Protect Infrastructure, Applications, Containers & Data, plus Seamless Integration with On-Prem Solutions
  • Zero Trust Architecture
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Automated Threat Detection and Incident Response
  • Data Security for the Data-Driven Enterprise
  • SolarWinds Breach Lessons Learned
  • Securing & Encrypting Data at Rest, in Use, in Motion
  • Endpoint Protection and Management
  • IT Audit/Compliance, Data Locality and Cloud Governance

Hosted by Angelbeat


CIO: How AI is Poised to Revolutionize IT Operations and Development (Feb. 22nd)
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
online

As the pace of change in business accelerates, IT operations are becoming more complex. Operations teams simultaneously must operate within complex technical environments; manage expansion - and location - of heterogeneous data, and navigate security risks. That's why so many enterprises now look to artificial intelligence to drive value with a more automated approach to IT operations. The key is to build a flexible DevSecOps culture that's delivered through ChatOps, social coding, and an AI-driven approach to IT operations that spans modern hybrid cloud landscapes.

Hosted by CIO


FutureCon: Eastern/Atlanta CyberSecurity Conference (Feb 24th)
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
online

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.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


CIO: Creating a Single Source of Customer Insight in a Multi-Channel World (March 9h)
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Customers rarely take a linear path to getting what they want. Rather, they engage with companies on multiple devices across multiple channels, often pausing and resuming their journey along the way. The challenge for all organizations providing products and services is identifying and understanding that customer's journey across channel boundaries, while also delivering a personalized, contextual experience at each touchpoint.

Join CIO contributing editor Julia King and subject-matter experts from our roundtable sponsor, CallMiner, Inc., for a private, interactive, virtual roundtable.

Hosted by CIO


CIO: Improve Business Growth With AI-Powered Automation (March. 10th)
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

Prepare your organization for a major shift. According to IDC Research, the worldwide economic impact of converged AI and automation across all lines of business functions, by the end of 2022 will be close to $3 trillion.

AI-powered automation can distinguish your company from your competition and bolster revenue growth. This powerful duo allows you to propel teams into cyles of innovation that support business goals and efficiently serve customers.

Hosted by CIO, IBM and IDC.


CSO Virtual Roundtable: Implement Insider Risk Management Without Compromising Business Speed (Mar. 10th)
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

During this hour-long, interactive session, you'll join CSO Contributing Editor, Bob Bragdon, your IT peers, and subject matter experts from our virtual roundtable sponsor, Code42, as we address the growing insider risk problem and look at how the right data protection methods can set security teams up for success, without slowing down company productivity.

The more cloud based, collaborative and fast an organization becomes, the greater the insider risks posed to its people, technology, and data. The upside is that cloud collaboration tools make employees more productive. The downside is that these same tools make it easier to exfiltrate data.

Hosted by CSO and Code42


CIO: Transforming IT Organization to Manage the SAP Ecosystem in Hybrid Cloud Environments (March 10th)
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

According to analysts at IDC, intelligent enterprise applications that enable digital business will open opportunities for organizations to grow, be more competitive, and be more profitable.

In a survey of 300 SAP clients conducted last year, more than half (54%) of SAP customers indicated plans to deploy SAP S/4HANA within 3 years, as customer deployment models shift from on-premises to hybrid cloud.

Almost three-quarters of respondents (72%) plan to move their SAP applications to cloud environments in one way or another. More than a third (36.3% ) are moving to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and 36% are moving to SAP partner cloud providers.

Hosted by CIO


2021 HMG Live! Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit (March 11th)
Thursday, March 11th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

As the global health crisis continues, CIOs, CISOs, and technology executives are facing some tough challenges. These include identifying fresh ways to keep employees engaged and motivated in the prolonged remote work environment, supplying the CEO and the executive team with new ways to grow the business and execute on new business models while fostering a culture of connectedness in an isolated setting.

In this Digital Summit, world-class technology executives will share their advice on leading courageously to enable innovation and reshape the business while providing authentic and compassionate leadership that can offer the team confidence, hope and inspiration for a brighter future.

Hosted by HMG Strategy


CSO: Cybersecurity Summit (March 16-18)
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Thursday, March 18th
online

As cyber threats grow in scope and sophistication (as evidenced by the devastating and long undetected, SolarWinds breach), so do the stakes for corporations and government to stay alert and on guard. CSO, the tech industry's premier voice on cybersecurity, presents a summit where top executives and leaders will provide up-to-the-minute insights on how to successfully safeguard your organization. Over three days, IT professionals will learn, contribute to the conversation and source new solutions providers.

Hosted by CSO


TechLauderdale: ITPalooza 3D (Mar. 24th-25th)
Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
online

This is no boring Zoom event - Our highly interactive virtual 3D platform will make you feel like you are at a real event.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Follow this link to register for one of our Demo Sessions which showcases the exciting new platform for this year's event. Learn about your opportunities to exhibit and sponsor at ITPalooza 3D.

Community Partners

We are inviting our Community Partners to help us grow and expand the technology ecosystem of South Florida. Becoming a partner with SFTA/TechLauderdale will be a rewarding opportunity for everyone. Click here to find out more.

Attendees

More information and registration coming soon!

Hosted by TechLauderdale


SF IT TechLauderdale
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Afternoon Coffee Showcasing ITPalooza3D Platform
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

Join other leaders in the South Florida tech community as we showcase the interactive 3D platform of ITPalooza.

  • Find out what makes this event unique
  • See the exhibit booths, networking areas, virtual meeting spaces and more!
  • Take a moment to unwind after a long day at the bar or on the dance floor.
  • Network on the patio where you can roast a marshmallow at one of the fire pits or try your skill at fishing at the pond.

More about ITPalooza

Hosted by TechLauderdale


SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom February 24th 2021
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 thread is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

After the intros, the rest of meeting will be an informal hangout!

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

You can also join by phone:

  • Meeting ID: 792 850 274
  • 646 558 8656 US
  • +16465588656,,792850274# US (New York)

vBeers@Boca is sponsored by TechLauderdale:

  • "TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale"

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom March 3rd 2021
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person vBeers are suspended until the COVID-19 thread is diminished and public gathering are again allowed. I will host a Virtual vBeers every Wednesday until in-person events resume.

After the intros, the rest of meeting will be an informal hangout!

Please join the live meeting at 6:00PM EST with this Zoom link:

You can also join by phone:

  • Meeting ID: 792 850 274
  • 646 558 8656 US
  • +16465588656,,792850274# US (New York)

vBeers@Boca is sponsored by TechLauderdale:

  • "TechLauderdale promotes the growth, connectivity, and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale"

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin


SF IT Grammerhub
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Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, February 22nd, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

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 llan Tito From Grammerbub


Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, March 1st, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

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


SF IT Palm Beach Tech
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Digital Infrastructure Integration
Monday, February 22nd, 2021: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
online

South Florida Tech Talks are weekly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to share!

ABOUT THIS TALK

In this talk, VP of Network Operations at 365 Data Centers, James Ashton will talk about combining data center, cloud, and network services to meet specialized service requirements. Discover how an Interconnected data center ecosystem helps reduce costs & mitigate risk.

Attend, get involved in the conversation, and network with others!

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Palm Beach Tech


Digital Infrastructure Integration
Monday, February 22nd, 2021: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
online

South Florida Tech Talks? are weekly happy hours to network, learn and engage with local technology & entrepreneurial leaders that have experiences to share!

In this talk, VP of Network Operations at 365 Data Centers, James Ashton will talk about combining data center, cloud, and network services to meet specialized service requirements. Discover how an Interconnected data center ecosystem helps reduce costs & mitigate risk.

Hosted by Nikki Cabus From Palm Beach Tech


SF IT Sales
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Virtual Monthly Meetup of IT Sales and Marketing Professionals - South Florida
Monday, February 22nd, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

This is a group for IT Sales and Marketing Professionals to meet with their peers, learn from each other and share referrals.

I will ask each participant to introduce themselves - who are you, what do you do, what does your company do, etc.

That will be followed by an open discussion.

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin From IT Sales and Marketing Professionals - South Florida


SF IT AWS
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AWS 2020 Year In Review/re:Invent re:Cap
Thursday, February 25th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
online

2020's re:Invent spanned 4 virtual weeks in December and January, with dozens of tracks and thousands of sessions there's bound to be something for everyone. Among the sessions are launch announcements - where AWS announces the launch of a new service or added capability to an existing service. Join us as we discuss these launches, both big and small at re:Invent and throughout the year.

Hosted by Cara Benjamin From AWS User Groups of Florida - Fort Lauderdale


SF IT Blockchain
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EOS Miami Open Office Hours : Ask Your Blockchain Technical & Business Questions
Monday, March 1st, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
online

Office Hours dedicated to answering all of your questions about developing Blockchain Applications!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Host:

Praveen Yalamanchi, EOS Miami co-founder

Hosted by Praveen Yalamanchi and Marlon


SF IT Javascript
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Getting Traction with GitHub Actions
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
online

Developer automation could not be easier. GitHub now ships tools that integrate with their API, Webhooks, Authentication, and more all from the comfort of your repo. Join GitHub Developer Advocate, bdougie, in learning how you can get traction with GitHub Actions today.

Hosted by Damian Montero and 2 others From FloirdaJS


FloridaJS - AWS Workshop by Ivan Bliskavka
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
online

AWS is taking over the wold. So it's time we had a workshop to learn it.

That's why we've asked Ivan Bliskavka to create a workshop that shows how to create installable, serverless applications in AWS.

We'll learn

  • Frontend - React w/ AWS Amplify
  • Hosting: S3 with CloudFront and Route53 for DNS
  • Authentication: AWS Cognito with self-sign up
  • Backend: Lambda with API GW
  • Storage: S3 + Dynamo DB

The point of the workshop is walk through the configuration and deployment of the solution. We'll have a starter repo that you can fork.

Hosted by Damian Montero From Boca JavaScript


SF IT Python
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Simplifying MLOps with Model Registry
Thursday, February 25th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

To effectively deploy and scale ML models across the development pipeline requires a mix of machine learning, software engineering, and operational skills which is rare to find in a single person or even in a single team. Additionally, organizations with hundreds of models today face the unique challenge arising from the heterogeneity in ML workflows and the siloed nature of these teams.

In this talk, we will discuss the whys and hows around streamlining model release and model management using a Registry.

Hosted by Julia Mohler From Miami Python Meetup Group


SF IT Mobile
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Swift Miami Roundtable Chat
Thursday, February 25th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

Join us for a roundtable chat about anything iOS & Apple.

Please provide a topic for discussion so that we have enough ideas to choose from.

See you there!

Hosted by Ivan and Giovanni Noa


SF IT Agile
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Building Forward with Confidence
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
online

Companies and employees are looking to the future by taking lessons learned from the pandemic and incorporating positive changes that have already been implemented.

Over the past 11 months employers, employees, producers and consumers have all modified the way they work and consume products and services. Join us as Zoom's Global Deputy CIO, Gary Sorrentino, and a panel of CxO's discuss how leaders need to think beyond the current normal and start to Build Forward with Confidence.

Hosted by HMG Strategy


Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, February 27th, 2021: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
online

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


Who's Coming to Lunch?
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Are you missing the good conversation at lunch?

Then Empowering South Florida Women in Agile's "Who's Coming to Lunch" has the perfect opportunity for a virtual version of just that!

Join us for a virtual lunch and conversation every 4th Wednesday of the month.

Hosted by Ashaki Reid and Jennifer Mollitor


Agile Free Weekly Meetup
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

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

This is a recurring Agile Coaching Session occurring every Wednesday at 6:00 PM EST.

Description: This is an interactive session for anyone interested in topics relating to Agile software development, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Lean Management, SAFe, etc. All experience levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow South Florida Agilists and discuss challenges, solutions, trends, certifications (CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, CSP, CEC, CST, SPC4, Kanban) or anything else to help you grow as an Agilist.

Hosted by Rick Regueira from South Florida Agile Association


SF IT IronHack
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Looking at the Future - what designers need to know
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

Ready for the future? Technology is already evolving and you want to know how to future-proof your career?

Let's talk about it! On February 23rd, we invited Patricia Reiners to help you look into the future of design.

In this webinar, you will learn about top future trends like AR/VR, automation, or voice design and where to focus on during the next decade. We are taking a look at how to rethink our current ways to design to creating innovative and inclusive designs for a digital future.

Hosted by Raquel Nascimento


Global UX/UI Open House: the Ironhack Experience
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Are thinking about changing your career to become a UX/UI Designer, but you're still doubting if our Bootcamp is the right choice for you? Say no more, we got your back.

On the 24th of February, we are going to clear all your doubts about the Bootcamp, in a global open house. Get your questions ready and meet the Ironhack staff

What we'll be talking about

Instructor-led remote learning What it takes to enroll in the Bootcamp (our admissions process) Ironhack career services Job opportunities after Ironhack Mainly, we want to clear your doubts! So bring your questions, and we'll answer them live

Hosted by Raquel Nascimento


Open House : The Ironhack Experience
Thursday, March 4th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
online

As a top globally ranked tech bootcamp, join us for an Open House to learn about our award-winning programs, meet Ironhack staff and get your questions answered!

Walk away learning

  • Course overview of UX/UI, Web Development.
  • Learn which path is right for you
  • Ironhack Career Services
  • Job opportunities after Ironhack
  • What makes Ironhack the greatest bootcamp in the world!
  • What it takes to enrol in Ironhack (Our admissions process)

Hosted by Lisa Nuessle From Ironhack Miami: Learn to Code + Design


SF IT Thinkful
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Level Up Your Career With Thinkful
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

It can feel intimidating to change career paths. You'll face big decisions about how to invest your time and money. But the payoff is life-changing

So we're breaking it down. Start looking forward to your next chapter.

We've seen students change their whole trajectory after just a few months of learning, mentorship and career coaching. And we want you to feel confident taking the next step.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


A Day In the Life: Data Scientist
Thursday, February 25th, 2021: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
online

What does it mean to explore data with Python and to build predictive models? Thankfully, the virtual tools that data scientists use to collaborate and share their work make it easier than ever for you to shadow someone in this role.

Join us as we take a behind-the-scenes look at the daily work a data scientist performs. We'll get hands-on with Python to dig through an example dataset and help you determine if this is your ideal next career choice. We'll also discuss the next steps you need to take to be successful on that journey.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study
Monday, March 1st, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

UX case studies form the core content of a UX professional's portfolio. They are essential to getting you hired because case studies are a window to your professional practice - they show how you think, adapt, cooperate, and ultimately solve challenges. What does a good case study look like? And how should you build them to make your portfolio shine?

A great UX case study tells a story about you and like all the best stories, case studies benefit tremendously from a solid structure that guides the reader through your thinking and experience. Join us for this webinar as we discuss how to create impactful case studies with the right structure that will help your portfolio stand out from the rest.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

Every data analyst knows the importance of SQL in the data analytics pipeline, but you're going to need more than just the basics to be successful in an analytics team. In this workshop, we'll continue building from the foundations covered in Intro to SQL for Data Analytics and will take a more detailed look at how to use SQL joins to put together data from multiple tables.

We'll learn the difference between various join types, how to implement them in SQL, and will get our hands on some practical, interactive examples. If you're not sure about what SQL is or how to access information from a single table, those can be helpful topics to brush up on before this session!

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


SF IT Startup
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A Black Founder's Guide To Raising A $2M Institutional Seed Round
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Raising an institutional round is a challenge for any founder, but this is particularly the case for minority founders, where according to statistics, only 1% are successful. Join us for this event where you will learn from Joe Bayen, CEO and founder of Grow Credit, who turned his 1% chance into an infinite opportunity for personal growth and startup success. At this live and interactive event Joe will share the various steps he took to achieve this fundraising milestone to help founders who are working tirelessly to bring their product to the market place.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan


SF IT OWASP
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OWASP South Florida - Fireside Chat with Zane Lackey
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
online

Zane Lackey is the Co-Founder of Signal Sciences (acquired by Fastly) and the Author of Building a Modern Security Program (O'Reilly Media). He serves on multiple advisory boards and is an investor in modern cybersecurity and DevOps companies. Prior to co-founding Signal Sciences, Zane lead a security team at the forefront of the DevOps/Cloud shift as CISO of Etsy.

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


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