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vBeers South Florida (January 19th) Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

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


  • 1st Wed - Virtual
  • 2nd Wed- Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

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

IT - CxO Events
TechForge: Hybrid Cloud Congress (Jan. 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 9:50 AM to 2:20 PM EST
This conference revolves around the business benefits that can arise from combining and unifying public and private cloud services to create a single, flexible, agile, and cost-optimal IT infrastructure. Attendees will learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

Learn how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and application needs to accelerate optimal business outcomes and achieve excellence in the cloud.

Hosted by TechForge DevOps Mythbusters (Jan 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Do DevOps teams actually care about security? What DevOps best practices are most helpful? Is DevOps only for the cloud? Is it only for unicorns? Does shifting left mean that DevOps teams will handle everything related to security and compliance? Does DevOps eliminate the need for testing? In this DevOps Unbound roundtable, our panel of experts will answer these questions and more, including the most important one: How can we distinguish between DevOps myths and realities?

  • ALAN SHIMEL - Founder & CEO, Techstrong Group
  • MITCH ASHLEY - CTO - Techstrong Group, Principal - Techstrong Research
  • CLINT SPRAUVE - Director of Product Marketing - Tricentis
  • ROSALIND RADCLIFF - Distinguished Engineer - IBM

Hosted by Techstrong Group and Tricentis

CIONEXT: CIO and CFO: Joining Forces for Automation? (Jan 19th)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
CIONEXT is a unique opportunity to learn from the most successful Digital Leaders in the world.

Organisations are under a constant pressure to transform their business in order to better serve their customers and to prevent category disruption. Redesigning how corporate work processes are organised is on top of the agenda of our business leaders today. Automation should therefore be an enterprise-wide capability. Rarely will the CIO or the CFO be the sole decision maker of strategic investments in this domain. Given the weight of these decisions, joining forces and developing a strong partnership between the CFO and the CIO for Automation is paramount for success.

CIO: Leveraging An IT Consumption Model To Modernize Your Enterprise Data And Analytics (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Data is at the heart of the modern enterprise and is central to many organization's digital transformation intiatives, but not all enterprises treat data the same. Some place focus on the core, while others maintain large amounts of critical data at the edge. But whatever the approach, enterprises are looking to take a data-first approach to not only generate better outcomes but to have it also be secure, available, scalable and frictionless to deploy and manage in a sustainable way.

Hosted by CIO and HPE

CIO: The Role of Cloud-Ready Load Balancing in Optimizing the Management of Complex Heterogeneous Infrastructures (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
According to analysts at IDC, cloud load balancing is a critical 'usage multiplier service' that is being deployed by mature implementers of hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructures, dynamically -- and intelligently -- distributing traffic across on-prem and cloud servers from different providers to address availability, latency management and resilience requirements in a cost-effective manner. Load balancing critical traffic across on-prem and multi-cloud environments has emerged as a key factor in enhancing the agility and performance of organizations implementing aggressive business transformation initiatives.

Hosted by CIO and vmware

DevOps: Testing in Production With Feature Flags & Continuous Deployment (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

As it turns out, the best tests to learn from are the ones that match production, so developers and software delivery teams often look for feature flag solutions that enable them to test their code and deployments in prod.

In this talk, we will dip our toes into the world of feature flags, beginning with an overview of what feature flags are, how to think about them and why both engineers and business users find them valuable. In addition, we'll show how to get started with feature flags, and the key things to look out for once you "do it live!"

Hosted by and harness

CXOTalk: CIO 2022: Technology and Investment Planning (Jan 21st)
Friday, January 21st, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
With a 20 year track record of driving technology strategy innovation, Nicola Bianzino advises global clients on technology investment and their innovation agendas, providing industrialized technology products to meet their most pressing business needs. An early AI pioneer, he wrote a thesis on the application of neural networks to business in 1997.

Nicola is a high-profile global media commentator and contributes to MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and HBR. A thought leader on AI, machine learning, innovation and big data, he is passionate about extracting value from technology investment. He holds a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence and Economics from the University of Florence.


CxOTalk offers in-depth discussions on CXO issues including leadership, managing disruption, and digital transformation with the world's top performers in business, technology, education and government.

CIO: Enterprise-wide Digital Strategies for Optimizing Omnichannel Experiences (Jan. 25th)
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Consumer-facing organizations today face a complex challenge: Their customers expect them to know them as unique and be serviced across various journeys seamlessly, sometimes starting the journey in one channel and finishing it in another.

Very few organizations, and definitely not the ones that have been there for a while, can afford to offer their service only through a single channel. As channels grow, the journeys get more and more fragmented.

Hosted by CIO and Wipro

CIO: Funding Effective Enterprise Transformation by Optimizing Network Spend (Jan. 26th)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
The enterprise network equipment market is expected to reach 15.48 billion USD by 2026 from 9.83 billion in 2020. As organizations explore technology modernization and business transformation options, top level execs and directors are seeking practices and investments that are rendered moot by major landscape changes in the wake of the pandemic. This presents a major area of opportunity to retire outdated practices that no longer align with future-state objectives of organizations.

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

Hosted by CIO and Kyndryl

Enterprise Connect: Crazy Contact Center Predictions for 2022 (Jan 26th)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
As the world changed over the past two years thanks to a pandemic, issues driving business communications and contact center modernization have also shifted. This time of year, everyone tries to predict what's going to happen in the coming year. Most predictions rarely come true - yet there are trends worth talking about that can impact how you will manage your customer support and sales resources...

In case these crazy predictions fail to materialize, join us as we explain new approaches and tools that ARE available now to help your contact center evolve and solve real problems for both customers and agents in the year ahead.

Hosted by Info-Tech Research Group

CIO: Future Of Work Summit (February 15-17) EST
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 17th EST
The workplace future is more than just another buzzword. It's where your business needs to create agile, flexible, and intelligent work models. CIO's Future of Work Summit delivers solutions to you with a three-day, three-track virtual event featuring live conversations and a curated agenda to prepare you for what lies ahead.

Attend and count yourself among the leaders blazing new strategies for workplace success.

Hosted by CIO

VentureBeat: The Data Summit: The new oil of the digital age (March 9th)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2022: 8:00 PM 3:00 PM EST
They're gathering data across multiple sources, performing ETL, storing it in the cloud or in a hybrid model in a data lake/data warehouse, enriching the data with crowd-sourcing or synthetic sources, cleaning and normalizing the data; addressing concerns with customer data such as privacy, security, bias, labeling and preparing the data for downstream applications such as AI, ML, and performing analytics on top of it. That data journey can be complex and painful - and in many cases costly.

We will learn about end-user case studies from various industry verticals such as healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, technology, security among others that deal with the data journey of various organizations.

Hosted by VentureBeat

IT - CxO Security Events
DARKReading: Beyond Spam and Phishing: Emerging Email-based Threats (Jan 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Even as enterprises adopt real-time messaging tools and platforms, email remains the hub of enterprise communications. Adversaries are increasingly targeting the enterprise email inbox, and security teams need to look further than just spam and phishing attacks. In this webinar, you'll learn about different tactics adversaries employ to steal from enterprises, including business email compromise (BEC) and stealing customer information. You will gain insights into how to recognize and defend against complex social engineering techniques designed to break into email.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn about the latest tactics and techniques threat actors are using to target enterprise email systems
  • Gain insight into how your users could be duped in social engineering attacks
  • Learn about how business email compromise (BEC) attacks are executed
  • Get intel on how attackers use email-borne attacks to steal information or escalate an attack for monetary gain
  • Walk way with a strategy for protecting your organization from email-based threats

Hosted by DARKReading and Abnormal

What's Next for DevSecOps: 'Shift Right' for Runtime Protection (Jan 18th)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Now that enterprises are approaching critical mass in moving their cloud-native applications to production, runtime protection is attracting more attention - especially from attackers. Even as DevOps teams progress in managing risk for their artifact pipelines, DevSecOps teams are now contending with new threats like supply chain attacks, sophisticated malware and cryptocurrency mining exploits.

Hosted by

Recorded Future: Attack Lifecycle: How Attackers Harvest Credentials & Gain Initial Access (Jan. 19th)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 11AM EST
Wednesday, January 19 at 11:00 AM ET

To see this for yourself, join part one of our webinar series on Wednesday, January 19 at 11:00 AM ET with threat intelligence analysts from Recorded Future's research arm - the Insikt Group - who will expose the phases of the cyber attack lifecycle through the eyes of the attacker.

You will leave this webinar with:

  • An understanding of the cyber attack lifecycle
  • Real-world examples of how attackers get credentials and gain initial access
  • A detailed look into Insikt Group exclusive research and reports on credential harvesting and detections for attacker's favorite web shell

Feature Speakers Include Lindsay Kaye, John Terbush, Justin Grosfelt, And Jake Munroe

CSO: CISO Priorities for 2022: Supporting and Securing Hybrid Workforces (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
After two tumultuous years, most organizations now are preparing to support -- and secure -- employees who may be working on location, on the road and at home. The question becomes: what are the right technology and security management tools to support the new hybrid workforce?

The key is to define and implement the right policies and guardrails that identify, enable, and secure people, hardware, identities, and functions. Analytics and performance management are important; so is defining and maintaining the right culture.

Hosted by CSO and Elasticsearch

InformationWeek: The Tech Exec's Ransomware Incident Response Playbook (Jan 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
When the time comes, however, the careful planning may not be tailored to a specific incident. In that case, you have to be able to react and adjust in real time. Beyond just knowing whether or not to pay a ransom, you have to be sure your tools, processes, and procedures are adaptable so that during a stressful moment, you're making the right decisions to save your company's business. Our experts will outline a trusted guide ensuring you have the right incident response, develop ironclad backups, and follow a business continuity plan.

Hosted by InformationWeek and Palo Alto Networks - Unit 42

ITProToday: How to Integrate Community-Driven Threat Intelligence into Your SIEM (Jan. 20th)
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Managing security alerts is a challenge for IT security teams. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) are often leveraged to consolidate data and provide a single dashboard, but they are only as good as the data that they receive. Community-driven threat intelligence solutions can provide some of the most robust, accurate, and timely data concerning the threat activity in a network. Integrating these solutions into the SIEM is key to delivering relevant information without overwhelming the security operations team.

Hosted by ITProToday DevSecOps: Closing the Security Gap With Developers (Jan. 21st)
Friday, January 21st, 2022: 11:00 AM to 122:00 PM EST
This webinar will discuss the following areas:

  • The value of increased collaboration between security and development teams
  • How tighter partnerships between the teams can allow organizations to deliver better, safer products faster
  • GitHub's mission and approach to DevSecOps (i.e. putting developers first)
  • GitHub's DevSecOps program and the critical role ethical hackers play
  • GitHub's bug bounty program and the importance of building long-lasting relationships with hackers


  • Co-Founder & CTO - HackerOne


  • Senior Director of Product Security Engineering - GitHub

Hosted by and hackerone

DARKReading: Securing Your APIs: What You Need to Know (Jan. 25th)
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Modern attack surfaces are evolving and morphing as API use is increasing. From car hire to medical records, APIs power applications that impact lives. Technical challenges and human error make it possible for vulnerable APIs to make their way into production environments where they often have a negative impact downstream.

Once deployed or integrated into larger applications, these APIs are hard to mitigate and even harder to remediate. Scanning and testing APIs in a runtime environment helps security teams uncover vulnerabilities in APIs before they're in production, where remediation is more costly and frustrating. Understanding how to secure APIs is a struggle for most security teams. Conflicting guidance on runtime testing best practices creates confusion and delay.

Hosted by DARKReading

Network Computing: Practical Approaches to Implementing Zero Trust in Your Private Cloud (Jan 26th)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
The time to secure your applications, users, and devices is now.

Join this webinar where we will share pragmatic approaches to implementing Zero Trust architecture for enterprise private cloud.

In this session, we'll explore how to align next-generation virtual firewalls with Zero Trust identity of users, applications, and devices, while securing transaction flows that make up the critical life-blood in your Private Cloud or Virtual Data Centers.

Hosted by NetworkComputing, Palo Alto Networks, US Signal

DARKReading: Beyond Passwords: New Thinking and Strategies for Authentication (Jan. 27th)
Thursday, January 27th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
The debate about the usefulness of passwords rages on. But most security experts agree that data protection is not adequate with simple password protection. Which tools and strategies for authentication should you consider today to up-level your authentication strategy? How can you move beyond the password and implement next generation authentication technology?

In this webinar, experts offer a broad look at your options for multifactor authentication, the challenges and pitfalls of these options, and how to develop an authentication strategy that works best for your enterprise.

Hosted by DARKReading and yubico

Secure Software Summit: Exploring Secure Coding Best Practices (Jan 27th)
Thursday, January 27th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
In an era where software is dominating the world, the security and quality of code must remain a high priority. Delivering secure and reliable software at a rapid pace is crucial for most organizations today, but it's not an easy task.

If you are about developing, releasing and securing software, delivering new features fast and building things right from the start this summit is for you.

Hosted by Techstrong Group, Inc. & ShiftLeft, Inc.

DARKReading: Monitoring and Securing Remote and Work-From-Home Environments (Feb. 2nd)
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
In this webinar, top experts discuss methods for rethinking remote access and end user systems to provide additional layers of security for home workers. You'll learn how you can adapt your current security tools and practices to create a more secure environment for remote and hybrid workers, and how to avoid current threats that target home workers.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Learn how to leverage your existing security tools and processes to enhance the security of your remote and hybrid workers and their endpoint systems

  • Hear from experts about the latest technologies for securing your remote workforce and how to integrate them into your security architecture

  • Walk away with a modern security strategy and framework for keeping your remote and hybrid workers secure, and your network safe.

Sponsored by Meno Security

DARKReading: 2021 DDoS Attack Trends: Year in Review (Feb. 9th)
Wednesday, February 9th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
As attackers continue to evolve their techniques and get more brazen with their attacks, how can organizations protect their network infrastructure to stay online with minimal to no impact on their business and operations?

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • 2021 DDoS Trends
  • Ransom DDoS attacks (incl. major attacks observed in 2021)
  • What organizations can do to make the impact of DDoS attacks a thing of the past

Hosted by DARKReading and Cloudflare

DARKReading: Developing an Effective Threat Intelligence Program for Your Enterprise (Feb. 10th)
Thursday, February 10th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
You'll also learn how to integrate threat intelligence with your defense and incident response initiatives so that your IT security team can build processes and automated systems that speed the detection and mitigation of sophisticated online threats.

Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Be better equipped to assess the quality of threat intel feeds, as well as your organization's need for more (or fewer) feeds.

  • Uncover tips and tricks for dealing with the overwhelming volumes of data often associated with threat intel.

  • Learn ways to integrate threat intel data with other SOC systems and processes. Improve your organization's defenses and security posture.

Hosted by DARKReading

DARKReading: Best Practices for Extending Identity & Access Management to the Cloud (Feb. 15th)
Tuesday, February 17th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Attend this webinar and you'll:

  • Get tips and advice on methods to streamline identity and access management processes with your cloud service providers.

  • Be better able to discern where your organization's IAM vulnerabilities are -- and how to remedy them.
  • Get a clearer picture of how fraudsters find the cracks in the wall and exploit them. Reduce and even eliminate the potential for credential theft and safeguard cloud assets.

Hosted by DARKReading

FutureCon Virtual Eastern Conference (Feb. 16th)
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022: 8:00 PM 5:30 PM EST
Earn up to 10 CPE credits

Keynote Speaker: John Kindervag

  • Creator of Zero Trust, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, ON2IT Group Fellow ON2IT Cybersecurity

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

SIM Women Webinar: POWER
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

SIM Women is a network inside the SIM national association that promotes mentorship, communication and career development amongst the female members of SIM. It is a pleasure to invite you to SIM Women's first webinar of the year on Wednesday, January 26th at 3pm Eastern where Lorraine Williams will present to us on POWER. Once you register, you will receive the webinar access information directly from Zoom.

Studies have shown power can corrupt by making us more impulsive, less risk-aware, and less adept at seeing things from other people's point of view. Learn the different parameters of power and its side effects. How power can, if not managed well, intoxicate and corrupt. Know how to spot the warning signs of powers' seduction and use it instead, for the greater good.

Hosted by SIM

16th Annual State of the CIO (March 3rd)
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022: 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Signature Grand

The State of the CIO is a truly unique event on the SoFlo calendar as it brings together our entire ecosystem of CIOs and Vendors in an environment of sharing and learning.

Over the past few editions, the SCIO has attracted over 2,300 I.T. decision-makers from 183 local, regional, and national companies. Join us and network with top local and regional I.T. decision-makers all while learning from subject matter experts who 'live the job' on a daily basis. Hosted by CIO Council of South Florida

SF IT Developer
Miami Hack Week
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday January 28th EST
Miami, FL

Have you heard? Miami Hack Week is back - bigger than ever! Hack Week brings together some of the most talented engineers building in the web3, blockchain, and fintech space to spend 1 week in a super immersive hackathon experience.

Plan on arriving Sunday, January 23rd. The hackathon officially ends Friday evening, January 28th, but most people will stay until Sunday to party it up because . . . . it's Miami

We will have a kickoff on Sunday, where team placement will be figured out. The hacking itself takes place from Monday through Friday. The expo is on Friday.

The hackathon is free for you to attend, and most houses will provide food as well. However, you will be responsible for your lodging costs.

Sign up on to get access to the different houses! Each time a house is confirmed, it will be texted out to the list of hackers interested with a link to apply to the house.

Hosted by Miami Hack Week Hackathon

SF IT Security
(CS)2AI Online: Control System Cyber Security of 2021 - A Year in Review
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Part 2 of the Symposium on Control System Cyber Security for Energy will provide tangible recommendations and best practices for electric utilities to address current and upcoming compliance and cybersecurity challenges.

First, attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the latest government regulations that have been pushed by recent changes in the threat landscape. Second, industry practitioners will share their experience on technology solutions and process improvements to mitigate risk faster and build a strong culture of cyber resiliency.

The symposium will provide ample opportunities throughout the event to interact, ask questions, and leverage the shared expertise of the (CS)2AI community

Hosted by Derek Harp from Miami Cyber Security for Control Systems

SF IT TechHub
Techhub: Virtual Member Hour & Orientation
Friday, January 21st, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Join us for our "Virtual Member Hour" where new members get to meet and mingle and learn how to better get engaged with our tech community here in South Florida.

You will meet:

  • Staff Members
  • Board Leadership
  • Committee and Peer Group Chairs
  • Current Active Members
  • Regional Partners & Friends
  • Let's meet, connect and learn more about YOU!

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida

Tech Hub: Tech Hub TEE OFF 2022 (Jan 27th)
Thursday, January 27th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Topgolf, Miami Gardens

Presented by Crown Castle, this year's Tech Hub TEE OFF is our 3rd annual event to thank our members for their support and show you just how your membership dollars are being used.

Learn about our mission, vision, and what we have accomplished to date, as well as, what's planned for 2022 and beyond. Find out how you can get more involved and help us continue Building South Florida's Tech Hub!

This members-only golf outing will include food, drinks, a special presentation, guest speaker, and, of course, a game of golf in the hi-tech Top Golf Miami Gardens. You don't want to miss this one!

Hosted by Tech Hub South Florida and Crown Castle

SF IT Palm Beach Events
Beginner Coding Class for Kids
Saturday, February 19th, 2022: 2:00 PM 3:30 PM EST
Cox Science Center and Aquarium

We believe that a foundational knowledge of technology, including coding and engineering, are critical for all students moving forward in their academic careers. It is our intention to facilitate the fundamental understanding of these theories and methods in order to provide students with the necessary skills needed in their future endeavors.

Our instructors are volunteers from successful tech companies from across South Florida and include junior developers to Chief Technology Officers. Each volunteer completes a background check for your child's safety.

Hosted by Code Palm Beach

TEDxBocaRaton 2022: 'Defining Moments' (Jan. 29th)
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
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
How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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.

Contact Ruben Aguilera (786) 802-1602 for more information. Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

How to Break Into the Information Technology Industry
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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 Inforamation 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.

Contact Ruben Aguilera (786) 802-1602 for more information. Hosted by New Horizons South Florida

New Year - New Career: Transition Into A Career In Technology
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

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 Grammerhub
Grammerhub Peer Programming Nights
Monday, January 17th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

A meetup for new Devs pursuing their first Dev job, those leveling up their skills for mid-level positions, or just starting in programming looking for a career switch - Although all are welcome to join the conversation!

Our goals for Grammerhub's weekly Monday coding nights*:

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

SF IT Big Data
What's New In Hue? Latest Features, Capabilities And Innovations
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Hue is an open-source application for querying databases & data warehouses whose goal is to make self service data querying more widespread in organizations using one or more components of the Hadoop ecosystem. Widely used since 2011, Hue is present in the Hadoop services of the cloud service providers Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure as well as the hybrid cloud offering from Cloudera.

Hosted ny Future of Data

SF IT Sales
In-Person Meetup For South Florida IT Sales And Marketing Professionals
Monday, January 24th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Le Meridien Dania Beach

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

Make sure you have the linkedin app on your phone as it has a nice feature for easily connecting with another attendee who also has the linkedIN app on their phone. -- no need for business cards! Make sure your LinkedIN profile is current!

I am open to suggestions for how the grow should expand. Would you like to have formal presentations?

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin

SF IT Linux
Online: Monthly Linux Meetup (also covering Open Source and UNIX-Like Systems)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

The Online Monthly Linux Meetup is now via Zoom, still on the third Tuesday of the month.

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

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

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

Hosted by Bill Mooney From FLUX

SF IT Blockchain
The North American Bitcoin Conference
Monday, January 17th, 2022: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday January 19th
James L Knight Center

'Keynote has single-handedly set a new standard of excellence in world wide crypto events since the early beginning.'

Get ready to discover why TNABC is the single-most unmissable blockchain conference of the year.

  • Learn to navigate and lead the disruption and transform the landscape as blockchain continues to gain eminence across the globe.

  • Hear industry pioneers dissect practical applications and opportunities of our New Global Economy and Digital Revolution.

  • Connect with the industry's best players and pioneers and gain the knowledge and relationships to uplevel your business, portfolio, and Rolodex.

Hosted by TNABC

Blockchain, Smart Contracts and NFTs: What is Web3 and Why Does It Matter?
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Web3 is getting a lot of attention. In fact, Collins Dictionary's word of the year for 2021 was 'NFT.' In tech circles, news about the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Beeple's NFT sale made the headlines.

There's also a lot of confusion about web3. For instance, do NFTs simply represent ownership of a digital asset or is there more to it than that? Also, what do blockchain, smart contracts and NFTs mean to your business?

In this event from Refresh Miami and Lohika, a panel of entrepreneurs and investors will explain what Web3 is. Next, they'll discuss related business opportunities in the present and future.

This event is produced in conjunction with Refresh Miami.

Hosted by Refresh Miami and Lohika

What Can You Expect For ML In 2022
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

As 2021 comes to a close, the challenges of productionizing and scaling team's machine learning projects still remain at large. With all the big advancements in AI/ML, what are some actionable learnings for your team?

In this webinar join us as we talk about:

  • Noteworthy highlights in the AI/ML space from 2021
  • Upcoming trends in ML/AI for 2022
  • Market movement (AIIA member valuations, acquisition and consolidation)
  • The shift to 'Data Monitoring' from 'Model monitoring' OR the evolution of 'DataOps' - reference Andrew Ng
  • Bedfellows for 2022: How hardware will meet ISV e.g. Nvidia/HPE and the AIIA ecosystem.
  • Winners & Losers - Best of breed vs Production ML on 'so-called' E2E solutions. The new data providers and the role of analytics.

Hosted by Valentina Carratta

'Brand Love Essentials: How to Win Loyal Customers for Life' with Abdul Muhammad II
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 12:30 PM 1:30 PM EST

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

#BizHackLive has been recognized for its impact on small businesses nationwide with awards from the American Marketing Association and Ragan's PR Daily. This Master Class series is presented In partnership with the Strive 305 Small Business Innovation Program, an initiative of the Miami-Dade Mayor's Office of Equity and Inclusion in the Division of Innovation and Performance.

Hosted by SFIMA and BizHack

How to Use Thought Leadership on LinkedIn to Better Compete and Inspire Customers" with Sheryl Cattell
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022: 12:30 PM 1:30 PM EST

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

Hosted by SFIMA and BizHack

'How to Create an Exciting Google Business Profile to Delight Customers' with Yoel Gutierrez
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022: 12:30 PM 1:30 PM EST

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

Hosted by SFIMA and BizHack

Miami Ruby Brigade
Monday, January 17th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

We program, frequently in Ruby! Come if you are interested in programming computers. Imposters Welcome

If you're from a background which isn't well-represented in most geeky meetups, come along - we want to make a difference.

If you're from a background which is well-represented in most geeky meetups, come along - we want your help making a difference.

If you're worried about not being computer enough, come.

Hosted by Bryce Kerley From Miami Ruby Brigade

SF IT Miami Events
Women in Miami Tech (WIMT)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Expansive Office & Coworking Space, Miami

Come meet other incredible women in tech, exchange ideas, opportunities, advice and just have a good time!

We're switching up locations this month - join us at the adorable outdoor patio of Expansive Office & Co-working Space, located at 2125 Biscayne Blvd. Drinks and light bites provided by this month's sponsor, woman-led Shraybman Law!

We'll also be hosting a bit of an open-mic night, selecting 3-4 women to share with the group what they're working on. Want to share? Complete this form and we'll get back to you.

Atmosphere is very casual. Come as you are, stay as little or as long as you like.

About Us:

Women in Miami Tech (WIMT) is a group dedicated to supporting and advancing women in technology in South Florida.

Hosted by Women In Miami Tech (WIMT)

SF IT Agile
FREE REMOTE: Agile Coaching Clinic
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST

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.

Hosted by South Florida Agile Association Chapter

Agile Free Weekly Meetup
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

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.

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

Agile Data Labeling
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Data and AI have never been more essential to businesses of all sizes, across every industry around the world. To become truly data-driven, organizations need to provide decision-makers with labeled data that's relevant to their analyses. In order to deliver impactful ML applications, organizations need to be able to efficiently create training data.

The growing frustration among data scientists is driving the need for the Agile Manifesto of Data Labeling.

Hosted by Valentina Carratta from Data Science Salon

Agile Free Weekly Meetup
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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.

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

Agile International Conference - Survive & Thrive Together - Miami 2022 (March 14th)
Monday, March 14th, 2022: 9:00 AM to 4:50 PM EST
Location: Pinecrest Gardens

The Agile International Conference is an event created to give back to the community in two different areas. The first one is directed to organizational leaders who want to take their team to the next level. Especially by taking Agile best practices in and so surviving and thriving together. The second one is directed to our communities as we support the nonprofit organizations that are working hard day by day to give others the opportunity to build a better tomorrow for themselves.

How do we reach our goal? We are selecting the best speakers in South Florida and abroad to deliver the best talks, workshops, and presentations that speak to the challenges we are facing today in our work environment. As a result, all proceeds for this international conference will go to a selected list of nonprofit communities to keep going.

  • Spotlight Sessions: C-Level Panel (Transformational leaders), Future of the Agile PMO Panel, Agile Coaching Panel, Keynote Speakers.

  • Vanguard Interactive Agile Sessions: Agile Finance, Agile Metrics, Business Agility, Reality of Agile Transformation, Dev/Sec/Ops, Engineering Practices (TDD, BDD), New to Agile.

  • Role Focus: Different industries will be represented with a variety of Agile tracks by roles so that you can get the most out of this experience.

  • Hybrid (Remote Capabilities): Our conference will have remote participation capabilities for people unable to attend in person.

  • Non-Profit Support: All proceeds will go to non-profit worldwide organizations that are making an impact in improving our environment and communities.

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Hosted by Agile International Conference

SF IT Wordpress
WordPress 'Mega Meetup': Block Patterns, WordPress 5.9
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

We are back after somewhat of a long break. WordPress 5.9 is out at the end of January and we felt - let's start 2022 with some knowledge and information WordPress users and professionals should know.

Talk 1: Nick Diego - Exploring Block Patterns

WordPress 5.9 is right around the corner and while there are many new features, I'm the most excited about block 'patterns'. While not new to WordPress, patterns are receiving lots of fresh attention due to functionality enabled by version 5.9, notably block-based themes. They are quickly becoming a fundamental component of WordPress itself and seem poised to reshape that way we design and build websites. So what better time to explore what block patterns truly are and how you can use them?

This talk is geared towards WordPress users of all skill levels.

Hosted by Info-Tech Research Group

SF IT The LAB Miami
January's Think Tank Thursdays Blockchain
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST
The LAB Miami

We're excited to announce our Think Tank Thursday Blockchain Week 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. To end blockchain week we want to focus on everything web3, NFT, and Crypto related to introduce you to the leaders in Miami.

Hosted by The Lab Miami

SF IT IronHack
Designing A New Year Action Plan to Kickstart Your 2022
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 2:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on another year gone by - What did you experience? What were some of the highs, lows and lessons learnt? Did you accomplish what you set out to?

It's also the perfect time to take the growth and perspectives gifted and apply them to designing a fulfilling new year that edges you closer to accomplishing your dreams. However, as each year is unique for all of us, finding a one-size-fits-all strategy that works is easier said than done...

Hosted by Ironhack

Crafting a Meaningful Career Vision To Achieve Your Best Life
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Are you struggling to find the motivation to set goals for 2022? Or maybe you have so many ideas that you don't know where to start? Don't panic, the answer is already within you, and finding it is easier than you think.

Join us on Thursday, 20th of January at 18:00H CET&#128205;, where our host Rocio will guide you through a series of steps to find your inner compass and successfully set a career vision that you can put to work now. This world is as complex as it is full of opportunities. Luckily, finding your ideal job or endeavor is not a product of wishful thinking, but rather resides in a series of steps that will help you set a vision and keep you on track.

Hosted by Ironhack

Open House: Build a flexible & high paying career in tech without wasting years
Monday, January 17th, 2022: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Will 2022 be your best year yet?

Perhaps you've been thinking of riding the 'great resignation' wave and quitting your job for something new.

Or are you thinking about learning new skills in tech to get a promotion?

Whatever your situation is, the Ironhack team is ready to guide you through your next big career move!

Whether you're researching tech skills to learn, exploring new tech career options, or looking for more info about coding bootcamps; Ironhack has you covered.

Hosted by Stephanie Menjivar from Ironhack

How Feature Stores Can Accelerate Your Path to Scalable MLOps
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Features are individual measurable independent variables of a phenomenon to be predicted. When building a statistical model of that phenomenon, data scientists must select the features best suited to reducing the model's computational cost and boosting its predictive accuracy. Feature selection is a core responsibility for data scientists. It involves identifying which features in the data best predict some quantifiable outcome of interest. To the extent that data scientists can reuse previously discovered features in future machine learning (ML) projects, they can streamline and accelerate the process under which statistical models are built, trained, and deployed into production.

Hosted by TDWI South Florida Chapter

SF IT Startup
AMA with Mike Lingle: Free Startup Q&A on Financials, Pitch Decks & Fundraising
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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

How They Did It: Success Stories & Advice From Top Entrepreneurs In Tech
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Building a startup is hard, but it's even harder for minority and women-owned startups, and if you want to be successful in your startup journey, it pays to heed the advice of those who have walked a similar path yet have achieved success against all the odds. At this live and interactive event you will hear from underrepresented startup experts from around the world who will share their success stories, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid, to help put you on your path to startup success. Join us for what promises to be an exciting event and come ready with your questions! This event will be hosted by Jonathan Greechan, CEO of FI...

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan From Florida Startup Founder 101

Think Tank Pitch Night - Blockchain, Crypto, Web3 and more!
Thursday, January 20th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
The LAB Miami

Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting.

Hosted by Jonathan Greechan

Day Kamp Miami: 'Mastering GTM' [20% off] (Sat. Jan 22nd)
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
The Lab Miami, 400 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127

What is Day Kamp?

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 5,000 founders across the nation and have an impressive 400+ testimonials under our belt. The full-day experience is like no other sitting at the intersection of education, meets opportunity, meets party.

Expect modern-day startup education, amazing guest speakers, investor panels, pitching investors, and a happy hour networking celebration finale to end the day right. You don't want to miss this, seriously! But don't just take our word for it, check out all of our testimonials.


Get 20% off with code ITNE01

Hosted by Kamp and The Lab Miami

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