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IT - CxO Events
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CSO: Delivering Secure Work Environments to Your Workforce - Wherever They Are (May 10th)
Monday, May 10th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Thursday, May 6th
We'll discuss how while businesses are still trying to map-out what their new work models will look like, they face significant technological hurdles in delivering secured work environments. Those challenges are complicated by what is likely to be a workforce operating in a myriad of diverse environments, with many transiting from office to home to travel. However you decide to structure the new workplace, your workforce will continue to demand greater consistency in the delivery of their digital workspaces - regardless of how, or from where they are accessing them. To meet escalating productivity demands, while at the same time defending your organization's digital assets, many are turning to SASE delivery models and a Zero Trust approach to security.

Join us for this roundtable discussion with CSO's Contributing Editor, Bob Bragdon, along with Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist at Citrix, as we collectively share experiences and leading practices for addressing these challenges across your organization.

Hosted by CSO and Citrix


Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit (May 11-12th)
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday, May 12th
The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated identity and access management (IAM) trends that were already underway. Every organization is now laser-focused on the drive to digital transformation and the need to adapt to rapid technology, organization and social changes. The crisis has raised the visibility of IAM and has highlighted the challenges ahead for IAM leaders

In this sustained period of disruption, IAM sits at the cornerstone of the effort to make businesses secure, agile and resilient.

Hosted by Gartner


CIO: Future of Business Resilience Summit (May 11-13th)
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Thursday, May 6th
Recent business disruptions left CIOs and IT executives with an unexpected stress-test of their technology infrastructure. Some struggled to adapt while others reaped the rewards of their disaster recovery planning. These lessons empowered IT organizations to build more resilient platforms for customer and employee needs. What foundational strategies are they using? How are they deploying as-a-service IT infrastructure models to improve performance, automation, and security? And what opportunities are they finding to streamline operations with IT automation?

Hosted by CIO


CIO: Driving Business Outcomes: Data Management & Analytics in the Cloud Era (May 11th)
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The core of any organization's successful business transformation is the ability to turn data into insights. But the challenge is how to manage and analyze all data within a business whether data comes from or resides in the data center; a co-location; the edge; or the public, hybrid, or private cloud. An effective anywhere-anytime data strategy also means extracting value from data that resides on any-or a mix-of database platforms. The goals are important: real-time information for effective customer communication, operations, and an understanding of your competitive landscape.

Hosted by CIO and HPE


CIO: Exploring Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Strategies for SAP Modernization & Migration (May 11th)
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The majority of organizations are expected to deploy hybrid cloud infrastructures to acquire hyper speed, grow in hyperscale, and become better connected organizations. Preparing your SAP environment for hybrid cloud is key to a successful modernization strategy.

Join CIO Contributing Editor, Lane Cooper, experts from AWS and HCL along with senior technology leaders to explore options and best practices for SAP modernization and migration across hybrid cloud infrastructures.

Hosted by CIO, AWS and HCL


Data Center Network Operations (NetOps) Reimagined (May 12th)
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hear experts discuss an innovative approach to NetOps that delivers agility and automation at scale for data center fabric design, deployment, and operations

Walk away with an understanding of the benefits of automation technologies in streamlining availability and performance monitoring, event correlation and analysis, and service management

Learn the benefits of embracing a webscale management approach that enables frequent, incremental, and automated changes

Explore the possibilities when using a robust development environment for network applications that support a wide array of technologies and services

Hosted by NetworkComputing


Data Center World: The State of the Data Center 2021 (May 13th)
Thursday, May 13th, 2021: 1 PM to 3:15 PM EST
Each year, Data Center World and AFCOM publish the highly anticipated results of the annual State of the Data Center survey to offer the industry a revealing perspective about trends and transformations that impact data center professionals and their businesses. The report provides valuable guidance on technology advancements, workforce trends, design and management challenges, and energy efficiency best practices to help data center managers make smarter decisions about their enterprise strategies.

This year's report, the results of which will be unveiled during a virtual event on May 13, includes a new focus on talent and workforce challenges and best practices, as well as an increased emphasis on the impact of automation on data center management. The report will also provide a full year's update on the changes brought about by the rapid shift to working from home, and the resulting security concerns for the data center.

Hosted by Data Center World


Recorded Future: How to Use Dark Web Data to Shine a Light on Your Third-Party Vendors (May 18th)
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Do you know the importance of monitoring the dark web for potential threats related to your third party vendors? If your vendor risk program isn't incorporating dark web data, then you are missing out on potential risks.

Online crimes make it hard for companies to know what threats are targeted towards their organizations, what breaches are being exposed, and ultimately what is happening underground.

To uncover all the threats you and your vendors face, you need to proactively incorporate dark web data into your vendor risk profile.

Hosted by Recorded Future


CIO: Harnessing Existing Investments in Virtualization and Containerization for Hybrid Multi-Cloud Integration (May 18th)
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Thursday, May 6th
According to analysts at IDC, virtualized infrastructures are proving to be the critical on-ramp and foundation for cloud computing, whether public or private. While containers have emerged as a disruptive technology, there is a growing consensus in the industry that long-term success will require effective integration with virtual machines and cloud system software to provide the technological glue that connects developers and infrastructure admins who are pursuing DevOps methodologies.

Hosted by CIO, HPE, VMware


Angelbeat: Google-Powered Cloud Solutions & Digital Transformation in Post-COVID, Tech-Driven World (May 20th)
Thursday, May 20th, 2021: 12:00PM to 4:00 PM
Angelbeat has assembled multiple Google experts, plus several of their partners, so you can understand their latest cloud and AI-powered solutions, accelerate your digital transformation journey, and continue to innovate in a post-Covid, technology-driven world.

The content will be of great value to individuals across all industries, covering many relevant topics such as:

  • Cloud Security: Protect Infrastructure, Applications and Data, Comply with Regulations and Data Locality Requirements
  • Hybrid Cloud and Network Architecture: Consistent Experience across Cloud and On-Prem Environments
  • Cloud Governance Best Practices
  • Multi-Cloud Data Protection As a Service, Ransomware Recovery Strategies
  • Optimizing Hybrid/Multi Cloud Performance while Controlling Costs
  • Application Modernization & Migration Strategies: Containers, Kubernetes, DevOps, Cloud Native, Microservices
  • AI/ML Powered Data Analytics, Deployment Recommendations, Enterprise Use Cases

Hosted by angelbeat


2021 Miami CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards (May 21st)
Monday, May 21st, 2021: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
For over 20 years, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association.

The Miami CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards will honor chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs are typically recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization and responsibilities.

Hosted by MiamiCIO


Evanta: 2021 Florida CIO & CISO Virtual Executive Summit (May 25th)
Tuesday, May 25th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Florida CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

We are currently working with C-level leaders in your community to build the most timely and relevant agenda. All of our sessions, topics and discussions are driven by CISOs, for CISOs to ensure the most valuable experience.

Hosted by Evanta, a Gartner Company


FutureCon: Eastern (May 26th)
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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


BWGConnect: Security Everywhere - Embedding Security Across the Enterprise (May 26th)
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Each session will be moderated by a BWG Connect professional to ensure that our panel sessions remain on topic and answer critical questions that the audience truly cares about.

All audience members will have the ability to ask live questions and will have access to introductions to any of the panelists following the event. We're always open to making connections to others within our network as well. Come join the BWG Community!

Hosted by BWGConnect


CAMPIT: Enterprise Risk / Security Management (May 27th)
Thursday, May 27th, 2021: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
In today's highly regulatory environment it is essential that you have a clear understanding of risk across the enterprise. A risk management framework can bring visibility to key business and compliance risks and enable a company to make decisions on where to prioritize its limited resources. It is through a risk management framework that real value to the business can be achieved.

With all of these challenges, how do you make this happen?

In this one day conference, attendees will be provided with examples of approaches to managing information and compliance risk through a risk management framework. Hosted by CAMP IT


SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeers South Florida - Weekly Virtual Meetups via Zoom May 12th 2021
Wednesday, May 12th, 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 May 19th 2021
Wednesday, May 19th, 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 TechHub
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South Florida's Lastest AR eSport! (In-Person)
Monday, May 10th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Boca Code - Boca

Everyone remembers being young and dreaming of having a superpower, or living in a fantasy-filled world.

Hiroshi Fukuda, Founder and CEO of meleap Inc., dreamed of creating a reality where with a wave of his hand he could fire off energy balls or raise up a shield to fend off enemy attacks - much like being immersed inside a video game and following in the footsteps of his comic book heroes. In 2014 he turned his childhood dream into reality - Augmented Reality - inventing a brand new, physical esport called 'HADO'.

Join us to learn how Green Mouse Academy is developing a scholastic HADO Esports experience starting right here in South Florida!

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida


Intro to ITIL version4 Service Value Chain
Friday, May 14th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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The Service Value Chain exists as the core of the ITIL 4 Service Value System, it is informed and impacted by each of the other aspects of the Service Value System. Through this interaction and the six key activities of the Service Value Chain, value is delivered to stakeholders in the form of services and products.

Learn what is the Service Value Chain (SVC) and how it helps IT Service Management think about workflow solutions.

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida


SF IT Grammerhub
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Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, May 10th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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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 Kyle Wiiliams from Grammerbug


Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, May 17th, 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 Kyle Wiiliams from Grammerbug


SF IT Linux
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Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source and UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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The Online Monthly Linux Meetup is now via Zoom, still on the third Tuesday of the month.

The in-person Monthly Linux Meetups are suspended until the COVID-19 threat is diminished and public gatherings are again allowed.

Hosted by Bill Mooney From South Florida Linux Users Group - FLUX


SF IT Sales
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DEMOFEST 2021 Sales Engineering Virtual Conference (May 12-13)
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 8 AM to 12 PM Thursday, May 13th
We can't wait to show you all of the fantastic thought leadership, practical training, and fresh research we've put together for you this year.

Keynote: Todd Janzen, Global Vice President of Q Branch, Salesforce

Todd Janzen serves as the Global Vice President of Q Branch at Salesforce. In terms of sales, Q Branch is where sales teams come for deal closing stories, prototypes, visionary demos, jaw-dropping presentations, and videos. Over the past decade at Salesforce, he's built Q Branch from a napkin idea into 10 unique teams and 180+ employees around the world.


SF IT Careers
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VIRTUAL CAREER EXPO + DIVERSITY EVENT
Thursday, May 20th, 2021: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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This event is part of a series focused on providing actionable advice to leaders and tech talent in the tech community to aid in building a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. The saying 'actions speak louder than words' is true.

Join us for our 3rd virtual event to learn how you can 'Take Action!'

Hosted by Take Action South Florida


SF IT AWS
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AWS IoT for Developers: Amazon Kinesis Video Streams with WebRTC
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
online

Please join David Malone for a live coding session, where you will learn how to use common device hardware such as a Raspberry Pi to build end-to-end IoT applications. In this session, we will walk you through the steps necessary to provision a device as an IoT Thing, and then how to use AWS SDKs to integrate a live video feed from your device to Amazon Kinesis Video Streams. Finally, we will demonstrate how you can integrate those live video streams into your web or mobile applications.

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


Amazon for Facial Recognition by Joshua Malina
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
online

How good is AI for facial recognition? Can you learn someone's face from just a single picture? In this hands-on presentation, we will look at Amazon's Rekognition API for facial recognition and comparison. If you have a collection of photos you'd like to use, please bring them! We will explore the AWS console, S3 storage solution, and finally the AI APIs. You may want to have a Jupyter notebook environment set up and ready, your AWS account created, and some familiarity with Python. 60-90 minutes with time for questions.

Hosted by Cecilia Brusatori From South Florida SQL Server User Group


SF IT Blockchain
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Interactive Innovation Discussion With Craig Fischer At The U.S. Treasury Dept
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Come learn from Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager with the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service - U.S. Department of the Treasury. Craig will be presenting a demo of his work at FIT around the Proof Of Concept for paying prime contractors and subcontractors for the National Science Foundation (NSF) via blockchain.

Along with Mr. Fischer's presentation we will also have Breakout Room Networking afterward where attendees can connect with other Blockchain professionals for engaging discussions around this technology and others that move Enterprise Blockchain technology forward.

Hosted by Hyperledger


SF IT Training
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Live Online - Open House For Fully Funded IT Training & Certifications!!
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
online

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.

Our accelerated Vocational programs are designed to teach you the IT career skills needed to start a new IT career in just four months - even if you have no previous technology experience. Hosted by The Academy of South Florida


SF IT Hadoop
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Visual Document Understanding w/Multi-Modal Image & Text Mining in Spark OCR 3
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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The Transformer architecture in NLP has truly changed the way we analyze text. NLP models are great at processing digital text, but many real-word applications use documents with more complex formats. For example, healthcare systems often include visual lab results, sequencing reports, clinical trial forms, and other scanned documents. When we only use an NLP approach for document understanding, we lose layout and style information - which can be vital for document image understanding. New advances in multi-modal learning allow models to learn from both the text in documents (via NLP) and visual layout (via computer vision).

Hosted by Stepheni Hass From Miami Hadoop User Group


SF IT HackMiami
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Red Teaming the Cloud
Saturday, May 15th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Abstract: Cloud infrastructure is being adopted across all industries. Over 70 percent of companies already have some form of cloud adoption. Many high tech and communication companies are gearing towards a 100 percent cloud based infrastructure solution. As more and more enterprises embrace cloud services to support their application infrastructure, new challenges and techniques arise that we simply can not ignore. In this presentation we will go into some of the techniques in performing cloud based penetration testing and red teaming.

Hosted by Rod Soto From HackMiami


SF IT Javascript
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Building a Game Engine with Hot Module Replacement
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
online

Hot Module Replacement (HMR) is a powerful technology that executes code on the fly without having to restart the whole program or server that's being modified. Recently, libraries such as Vite or Snowpack, along with the new JavaScript modules specification, are making HMR even faster and easier to work with.

In this talk, we will implement a simple game engine with HMR from scratch, so we can modify the logic while the game is running! Join us if you want to learn about how you can write a game using Web technologies, how HMR works under the hood, and how to put all of this together!

Hosted by David Villegas and Cristina Solana


SF IT Nerd Nite Miami
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Nerd Nite Miami: Thinking and Drinking at Home
Thursday, May 13th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines - while the audience drinks along. (It's like the Discovery Channel. with beer!)

Now from the comfort of your own home! Grab a beer from your fridge and do your thinking and drinking with us remotely.

Hosted by Melissa From Nerd Nite Miami


SF IT Python
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Enabling Production MLOps at Scale
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
online

Building ML models has become easy but building intelligent products with these models is as challenging as ever. All innovative AI companies today rely on a set of tools and processes to tame this chaos and ship AI products faster. Referred to as MLOps (Machine Learning Operations), these tools and processes support key needs of the ML operations lifecycle including versioning (or experiment management), packaging, testing, deployment, and monitoring.

The Verta platform is the only end-to-end MLOps platform on the market that can take models from training all the way to deployment and keep them operational with model monitoring. Join us to get an overview of MLOps, why your team needs it, and how the Verta platform can enable MLOps for you.

Hosted by Stepheni Hass From Miami Hadoop User Group


SF IT PHP
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SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, May 13th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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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.

The South Florida PHP Users Group (SoFloPHP) exists to unite and grow the PHP (programming language) community of South Florida. With events in the Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami areas. (We know, it's a large area to cover but we do our best.)

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


SoFloPHP Fort Lauderdale (Monthly Meetup)
Thursday, May 13th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
online

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 RUBY
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The Space Between ActiveRecord and SQL
Monday, May 17th, 2021: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Ever since the beginning, ActiveRecord has been an important part of Ruby on Rails. However, for many apps, it's only the beginning of how you work with and reason about data. We're going to work through some ActiveRecord basics, learn about working with SQL (especially PostgreSQL) in Rails, and discuss the limitations and issues with some of these approaches.

While SQL may seem like an advanced topic, we hope to make some aspects of it approachable for people relatively new to Rails, and point out some useful resources for anyone that wants to get way in-depth with it.

Hosted by Bryce Kerley From Miami Ruby Brigade


Intro to Ruby: Workshop
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

Curious about coding, but don't know where to begin? Flatiron School's virtual introductory workshop is a great place to start!

Join Flatiron School for a dynamic lesson in Ruby! No prior experience necessary, though some familiarity with programming is recommended to follow along.

You've probably heard of HTML and CSS if you're beginning your journey into code, but have you explored Ruby? A lot of programmers prefer Ruby due to its 'elegant' and easy to read syntax.

Hosted by Tiffany Webb From Learn To Code Miami


SF IT Agile
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Coach Can You Help Me with....?
Wednesday, May 12th, 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


Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, May 15th, 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


Agile Free Weekly Meetup
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
online

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


Hamburger Method - Vertical Slicing
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Join fellow Agilista Michele Pesca as she leads us through an interactive session on the Hamburger Method for vertically slicing of User Stories.

Slicing stories into smaller bites helps teams identify value, reduce risk and possibly eliminate dependencies. Learn to identify when you should vertically slice a complex user story.

About the Facilitator: Michele Pesca Michele is a servant leader who loves to help teams, individuals and businesses solve complex problems. She started her career as a project manager over 10 years ago and soon found the simplicity in Agility. She has never turned back, it is embedded in everything she does.

Hosted by Mansi and Michele Pesca From Empowering South Florida Women In Agile


The Breakfast Club - Empowering South Florida Women In Agile
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
online

Are you missing the hallway conversations and break room chats? Then Empowering South Florida Women in Agile's Breakfast Club has the perfect opportunity for a virtual version of just that!

Hosted by Mansi and Anjali Leon From Empowering South Florida Women In Agile


SF IT IronHack
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Intro to Customer Journey Mapping - UX Design
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
online

Have you ever wanted to start in the UX/UI world? Have you hear non stop about Customer Journey Mapping but you aren't quite sure of what it entails? Now is your moment! Learn everything you need to know from our Paris Lead Teacher, Jeremie, User experience designer.

This workshop is on a beginners level and all you'll need is :

  • Charged computer and a good internet connection
  • Be on time!

For this webinar, here's what you can expect:

  • A theoretical approach to what is Customer Journey Mapping, what it entails, where does it fit in the process, etc.
  • Examples and best practices
  • Questions and answers from our teachers

Hosted by Paula Barge From Ironhack


Data webinar: The science behind Netflix suggestions
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
online

On May 19th, we will be hosting a webinar that will show you how algorithms are used to provide better responses to users' queries and in the shortest time possible.

Are you ready?

Secure your spot now

The webinar will happen on May 19th, and you can register here to save your spot! This workshop is beginner level, so all you need is to have your computer charged, a good internet connection and be on time, we promise

Hosted by Raquel Nascimento From Ironhack


SF IT Thinkful
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A Day In the Life: Data Scientist
Saturday, May 15th, 2021: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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


Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research
Monday, May 17th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

How do professional designers create a user-friendly experience? They go straight to the source - the user.

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.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

You'll leave this webinar with all of the foundational Python concepts you need to begin to explore the world of data science.

This is a fun, interactive class for beginners, so no prior programming experience is needed.

What you will learn:

What is Python?

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


Technical Project Management: Intro to Asana
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
online

If you're curious about Technical Project Management, you've probably heard about the importance of mastering a project management software tool. They can be a powerful piece of your arsenal but can also seem a little overwhelming when you're first learning them. Join us in this interactive webinar as we unpack Asana - an incredibly versatile project management software tool for organizing all elements of a project.

Hosted by Dodge McIntosh From Thinkful Miami


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The South Florida Chapter of the ISSA May 2021 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 20th, 2021: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
online

Please join us virtually for our May 2021 meeting. There will be virtual Networking following the scheduled talk(s).

Virtual Happy Hour

Join us after the speaker sessions for a Virtual Happy Hour! BYOB - Bring Your Own Beverage. The session is open to the attendees to discuss any current events or other InfoSec topical issues.

Hosted by South Florida Agile Association Chapter


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How to Select the Appropriate Approach to Data Governance (Non-Invasive Data Governance)
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 4 PM to 6:30 PM
online

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI South Florida Chapter online virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. Our speaker, Robert (Bob) S. Seiner, is a renowned speaker, and a thought-leader in the field of Data Governance.

The three distinct approaches organizations can follow to implement Data Governance are the command-and-control approach, the traditional approach, and the non-invasive approach to putting a formal program in place. This session will compare and contrast the three approaches to Data Governance while targeting the results at helping you to select the appropriate approach for your organization.

Hosted by TDWI South Florida Chapter


SF IT BizHack
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3 Reasons Why LinkedIn Matters with Debbie Wemyss
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
online

LinkedIn is almost 18 years old! If you're not using it effectively, you're missing out on boosting your brand, visibility, business, and employment opportunities.

Join us and learn from a seasoned LinkedIn Coach how to:

  • Elevate your profile for the search engine
  • Build a viable Network
  • Engage your Network for results

Hosted by Debbie Wemyss


SF IT Startup
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The Future of Leadership: A Chat with General Stan McChrystal
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM

online

Exponential technologies are catapulting humanity into uncharted territory, and the world is changing rapidly. In order to adapt, corporations of all sizes must practice new and progressive leadership structures to stay nimble.

During this special event, we welcome one of the world's foremost authorities on leadership, Four Star General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), who will give a brief presentation on the Future of Leadership and take audience Q&A. Don't miss this opportunity to learn why, and how, companies across the globe are replacing conventional top-down management structures with faster, flatter, and more flexible "teams of teams."

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101


Startup Idea Fest: Build and Share Your Ideas with Potential Customers
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
online

To form great startup ideas, it is absolutely critical to share your ideas and get feedback from people in your target market. However, in our current COVID-19 reality, this basic "customer development" can be challenging to execute. To help, we are hosting an "Online Startup Idea Fest" - an interactive online conference that starts with a short presentation on the best practices for forming and validating business ideas, followed by a long networking session where you can share your startup ideas for feedback with other attendees. You will also have the opportunity to give feedback on ideas and meet other people interested in your space.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101


SF IT SOFLUX
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A Future with Feeling
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
online

Our smartphones don't know if we are having a good day or a bad day. Our cars could care less about compassion. Our home assistants are barely aware if we are shouting in frustration or just joking around. Technology is developing more IQ, but it lacks EQ. At the same time, technology's hidden operating system seems to move between emotional extremes, from moral outrage to ironic distance. The emotional struggle is real but the future can be different. In this talk, Pamela looks 30 years into the future to envision how we can have a future with feeling.

Hosted by Lauren From SOFLUX


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