Jax Upcoming Tech Events

Here are upcoming events for people in the Jacksonville, Florida area interested in learning more about computer programmingand computer languages and frameworks. Find your favorite developer and programming user groups on this site. Use this page to find programming and technology user group meetings.


Tuesday, March 26th 2019

JITC | Jacksonville Information Technology Council Meetup

Jacksonville IT Council Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 7:30AM
FSCJ Downtown Advanced Technology Building
401 West State Street
Jacksonville FL

Meetings: The IT Council holds regular breakfast meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at the FSCJ Downtown Campus. Cost: Free to members & $10 for guests. Register online at http://www.jacksonvilleitcouncil.com/ 7:30am Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

8:00am Program Begins: Table Talk, Breakfast Speaker, Keynote Presentation

9:30am Meeting Adjourns

Table Talks: After the open networking we ask that our members introduce themselves and share information about their companies at their respective table. Members who bring a guest introduce their guest and get entered into our monthly gift card drawing.

Be a breakfast sponsor: For $250, members can promote their business with a 10-minute presentation prior to the program speaker. Breakfast sponsors are also given the opportunity to distribute company’s materials on all the tables. If you are interested in being a spotlight speaker, email Matthew Parks at [masked]

2019 Officers
Dr. Wendy Norfleet | President | Norfleet Integrated Solutions
Thomas Lee | Vice President | Lee & Cates Glass
Mike Russo | Immediate Past President | Brightlink Technology
Matthew Parks | | PACE Center for Girls
Joe Spivey | Treasurer | TruTechnology
Amanda Avery | Program Chair | TIAA Bank

2019 Board
Mark Aston | DG Technology Consulting
Amanda Avery | TIAA Bank
Chris Everson | Uniti Fiber
Sandy Griggs | SecureIdeas
Johnny Helms | Lumbee Group
Justin Kane | ICX Group
James Lampke | Robert Half Technology
Thomas Lee | Lee & Cates Glass
Mike Nolan | BDO USA, LLP
Dr. Wendy Norfleet | Norfleet Integrated Solutions
Matthew Parks | PACE Center for Girls
Stephen Pollan | Assessment Technologies Group
Chad Russell | Intuitive Reason
Mike Russo | Brightlink Technology
Joe Spivey | TruTechnology
Dustin Thielacker | Meridian Integration
Christen Wojciechowski | SS&C Advent
Jaremie Woodruff | Citi

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 5:30PM

This month, we're excited to present Nolan Lee, Sr. Systems engineer, Arista Networks, who will be talking at Employing Cloud Networking principles for Big Data Applications.

Arista Networks will share a modern cloud principled approach to big data networking. Using industry standard SW architectures along with value added Hardware enable outstanding performance, stability and superior operational efficiency for company's and their ability to extract maximum business value.

Arista Networks overview:

Arista Networks is a leader in building scalable, high-performance and ultra-low latency cloud networks with low power consumption and a small footprint for modern datacenters, service providers and campus environments. Arista pioneered and perfected Software defined networking and delivers true cloud scale operating efficiency, performance and scale which earned it as the networking solution of choice for 7 of the 8 largest cloud hyper scalers in the world including Microsoft Azure and Google cloud, along with over 5000 companies worldwide. Black Knight, FNF and the PGA Tour are some local Jacksonville Arista customers. Arista has designed the network infrastructures and implemented some of the largest and most mission critical Hadoop Clusters around the world with applications ranging from:

Ad Serving and Targeting
National Intelligence
Network Security and Pattern Matching
Pharmaceutical Research
Retail Merchandising
Web Analytics Data Mining

Nolan Lee is a Systems Engineer at Arista Networks, specializing in Software-Defined Networking and Network Virtualization. He has a MS in Telecommunications from George Mason University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida.

As always, everyone is welcome to attend, and there will be beer, pizza, and great socializing!

Tentative schedule:
5:30-6:00 Socializing, Beer, and Pizza
6:00-7:00 Employing Cloud Networking principles for Big Data Applications
7:00-7:30 Closing remarks and questions

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 7:00PM
Coffee Grinder
9834 Old Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville fl 32256

ALL WELCOME - Open Source Enthusiasts, Programmers, Hackers, Hobbyists. This meetup is language agnostic. Come hang out at Coffee Grinder and work on some code. Bring your projects, come for help or come to help; all levels welcome.

To be honest, we mostly get together and chat about what's going on in the coding world haha.

Many people are regulars and don't bother signing up anymore. We consistently have a crowd of 6-12 folks.

We're a friendly bunch. The water's warm! Come practice coding with us!

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

Jax Code And Coffee

Fruit Cove Code and Coffee
Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 8:30AM
Maple Street Biscuit Company
1627 Race Track Road
Jacksonville FL

Start your Wednesday off with some fried chicken, biscuits, coffee, and friendly conversation with other local technology professionals. This meet-up features absolutely no presentations, no programming language preferences, and no minimum skill requirements. Everyone is welcome!

We sit at the high table closest to the patio so if you see laptops there you're in the right place!

WordPress Jacksonville (WPJax)

WP Enthusiasts: WPJax Table Talk
Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 11:30AM
Java Game Haus Cafe
11018 Old St Augustine Rd STE 103
Jacksonville FL

Join us to connect with WordPress enthusiasts across the First Coast. We will have open discussion around the table as we collaborate and enjoy lunch.

We are meeting at Java Game Haus Cafe. This venue is allowing us to use their space free of charge. If you are able, please thank our hosts by purchasing a drink, pastry, or lunch. Let's keep it clean and show respect for their space.

This is simple cafe & pub style food. The portions are on the smaller size, not large diner plates. You can view the menu here: https://www.javagamehauscafe.com/our-menu/

Thursday, March 28th 2019

Tech On Tap Jax

Tech on Tap
Thursday, March 28th 2019, 5:30PM
Intuition Ale Works
929 E Bay St
Jacksonville FL 32202

Come enjoy a brew on us while mingling with other tech aficionados. We look forward to meeting new & familiar faces in the Jacksonville IT community!

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 6:00PM
Renaissance Jax
2671 Gilmore St
Jacksonville FL 32204

Engineers, programmers, graphic designers, and more are invited to Renaissance Jax's shop to meet with Duval County Public Schools FIRST Tech Challenge teams in an effort to build a mentor base in our Northeast Florida region.

Come check out this year's ROVER RUCKUS game field, see teams' robots in action, and find out how mentoring can be beneficial not only for you, but also the future of our community.

Food will be provided and those who are 21+ are invited to join us for a post-meetup drink at Bold City Brewery!

About FIRST® Tech Challenge
In FIRST® Tech Challenge, teams of up to 15 students (ages 12-18) explore the possibilities of STEM through designing, building, programming, and operating robots to play a competition challenge in an alliance format. They practice engineering principles while realizing the value of teamwork, innovation, and sharing ideas, and participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.

Jacksonville Software Architects Group

Jacksonville Software Architect User Group
Thursday, March 28th 2019, 6:00PM
Black Knight Financial Services
601 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville

We are currently looking for a speaker ...Please contact me if you are willing to speak. Thanks

Big thanks to Interactive Resources once again for sponsoring pizza at our event. Reminder: The meeting begins at 6:00 PM (networking), 6:30 PM (presentation) For a list of past speakers and presentation over the last 2 years, please visit http://jaxarcsig.wordpress.com

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Folks can park in visitor spots, located to the right-hand side when you enter the drive off Rossell St.

The meeting will be located in the Tower Bldg, which is the one with our BKFS logo on the outside.  When entering the drive off Rossell St., it’s the building straight ahead. 

I will be on the ground floor  of the main entrance at 5:30pm to greet at people enter.  The main entrance is the glass turn style doors, located at the front of the building.  We will assign temporary badges and stage there until 6pm.  We can all go upstairs to the conference room at 6pm to begin.

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 6:45PM
Groundswell Offices
4230 Pablo Professional Court, Suite 250, Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville FL

Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable software -- including RESTful microservices!
In this talk we'll discuss how to use Golang to write a REST microservices server, combine it with NoSQL databases, and package and deliver the entire binary as a tiny Docker image that is fully self-contained.

About the speaker:

Jitesh is a technology entrepreneur and evangelist with 25 years of experience in building enterprise systems and cloud applications. With the help of his team, he runs SpinSpire, a Jacksonville-based technology development and consulting firm (https://spinspire.com). They specialize in Open Source, high performance web & mobile.

Welcoming All Jacksonville Game Developers!

Discord Chatgroup
Thursday, March 28th 2019, 8:45PM

Hi crew,
My name is Bryan, & I'll be the event organizer for this going forward.
This is something that I was a part of w/ another group that was actually useful/helpful to some extent. Thought we'd try it here just to see how it goes. If nobody likes it, we can not have it.

Essentially, this is a support/stand-up chat group for those of us either currently int the throes of trying to develop a game, those interested in trying to start learning how to develop a game. or those that are just curious about what it takes to be a game developer here in Jax.

Attendance is OPTIONAL, but you're encouraged to come. Everybody has a different idea for their ideal game--don't be afraid to talk about it. It will
be just 45 minutes long, & officially end at around 9:30 PM(but if involved in a lively discussion, people are more than welcome to hang around). If you have to bug-out sooner, than don't feel bad. Life happens, & we're all aware of that.

RULES:
1. Absolutely, under no circumstances will there be any ridicule of someone's game idea or lack of progress in developing their current one. We all have lives we're trying to live (wife/girlfriend/significant other-kids-work-etc). This is designed to be completely free of that, & provide a place for aspiring developers to come & find refuge from the onslaught of the things that are hindering you from developing your ideal game.

2. Initially, everyone will have about 5 minutes to talk about their game, what they're planning to accomplish by/before the next meeting (or, depending on the work-life schedule that many of us have to contend w/). Obviously, you're going to get some feedback as to whether or not you should adjust the scope of your goals for the following week, but again, it's totally up to you if you choose to take that advice.

3. Respect gets respect. Disrespect will be shown the exit in a rapid manner. if you like an idea--ask the originator about it. Stealing an idea from another person w/o asking is HIGHLY discouraged.....

4. If you want to work w/ someone, we encourage you to do so. Members are more than welcome to use the Discord private message feature to inquire other members about collaborations. If you need help with something that you're working on & struggling w/, please, don't be afraid to ask for help from the other members who might have experience/background in what you're struggling w/.

We have a private server on Discord already set up. If interested, we can send you guys the link to it. I invite you guys that are interested to please come. There's no harm in at least checking it out.

Thanks

Saturday, March 30th 2019

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

Free Ham Radio License Testing
Saturday, March 30th 2019, 10:00AM
Terry Parker Baptist Church
7024 Merrill Rd
Jacksonville FL 32277

Free testing for the Amateur(Ham) Radio License. Pre-registrations appreciated. Walk-ins accepted. More information at www.JaxLaurel.com and https://www.facebook.com/jaxlaurelve.

Please make sure you register for a FRN prior to testing (directions at www.JaxLaurel.com). Bring a calculator and pencil with you. Study material available, please review the available resources at www.JaxLaurel.com.

Monday, April 1st 2019

Monday, April 1st 2019, 5:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

Bring your laptops-we will be getting into code! This meetup will have 3 breakout sessions.

For beginners with 0 years of experience we will be doing an intro to Python.

For all other levels we will be doing an intro to AWS. We will set up accounts, set up a dev environments, and play with some front end stuff.

For those who do not want to code, we will be brainstorming on the Bridge Program about how we can take to start getting involved with our community and the programs that already exist (like Girls Who Code)!

Please RSVP if you plan on coming. Food will served on a first come, first served basis!

Monday, April 1st 2019, 6:00PM
DiscoverTec
4887 Belfort Road, Suite 400
Jacksonville FL

Title: Xamarin + IoT + Twilio + Azure Functions + Microsoft Cognitive Services
By: Brandon Minnick (in person)
Developer Advocate
Microsoft | San Francisco, California
https://twitter.com/TheCodeTraveler
https://github.com/brminnick

Brandon was presenting (also) in person last year at our meetup
https://www.meetup.com/NFLXUG/events/247649022/

It's difficult to decode the sentiment of a text message: Is it happy? Is it angry?

After receiving an onslaught of texts one day, Brandon created a solution using an IoT light bulb: Red light for angry texts and Green light for happy texts! Join me as we review its AI + serverless architecture to learn how!

This talk leverages Xamarin + IoT + Serverless apps that change the color of a Philips Hue lightbulb based on the sentiment of your text messages. It combines Twilio APIs, Azure Functions, Microsoft Cognitive Services, SignalR, a Xamarin mobile app and a Philips Hue Light!

Bio:
Brandon Minnick is Developer Advocate at Microsoft, loves C#, .NET, and Xamarin development!

Previously worked at Xamarin (before the Microsoft acquisition) and continue to share his passions with fellow Xamarin, C# and Cloud developers.

He is an avid coder, having developed countless apps and I love helping fellow developers make 5-star apps!

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Jacksonville Developers Users Group (JaxDug)

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event
Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 12:00PM
DiscoverTec
4887 Belfort Rd Suite 400
Jacksonville FL 32256

Join us on April 2 for the launch of Visual Studio 2019. Learn about how Visual Studio 2019 is more productive, modern, and innovative, participate in live Q&As, and be the first to take the latest version for a spin.

Schedule:

“12:00 PM” Not your average keynote With Scott Hanselman and friends

“1:00 PM” Live Q&A with Visual Studio Big Wigs with Amanda Silver and Joseph Hill

“1:30 PM” Write beautiful code, faster with Kendra Havens

“2:00 PM” Streamline your dream dev team with Allison Buchholtz-Au and Jon Chu

“2:30 PM” Squash bugs and improve code quality with Leslie Richardson

“3:00 PM” Taking DevOps to the next level with GitHub and Azure DevOps with Steven Borg and Stanley Goldman

“3:30 PM” AI-infused break with Seth Juarez

“4:00 PM” Accelerate your C++ development with Erika Sweet and Marian Luparu

“4:30 PM” Cross-platform mobile apps made easy using Xamarin with James Montemagno

“5:00 PM” To the cloud with Visual Studio and Azure with Andrew Hall and Paul Yuknewicz

“5:30 PM” Build amazing web apps with .NET Core with Dan Roth

“6:00 PM” A tour of Visual Studio for Mac for .NET development with Mikayla Hutchinson

“6:30 PM” Amazing devs doing amazing things with Jeff Fritz, Ginny Caughey (MVP), and Oren Novotny (MVP)

“7:00 PM” #CodeParty Virtual Attendee Party live on Twitch, sponsored by Visual Studio ecosystem partners

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

April Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 6:00PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville

Join JaxFISG for some food, friends and fun.

For more information, call Sid Moore ([masked]) at[masked]

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Sketch & Design - North Florida

Bring Your Own Project
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 5:30PM
Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

You know that one awesome project you'd really like to do, but you never have time for it? Well, here's time for it 🙌

BYOP is a place and time to work on your own projects, get together with others to work on group projects, or just check-out what other people are up to and hangout. Want feedback on what you're doing? Just ask 🎉

Thursday, April 4th 2019

JAX WiIT (Women in Information Technology)

Communicating with Power April Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00PM

A Special thank you to Check Point/Eagle Enterprises and Uniti Fiber for being our sponsors and Keiser for hosting. As always all women in technology (not just IT) are invited.

Bio:
Becky has worked in IT since 2000. From young software programmer to experienced sales professional, it has been a journey finding her confidence and female voice in a predominantly male environment. Becky currently works for Optiv, a cybersecurity solutions integrator, helping companies across North Florida maximize and communicate the value of their security program.

Synopsis: Communicating with Power

We as women often diminish our personal power, and the power of our message simply by the way we speak. Tonight we will explore the common ways we subconsciously give away our power, undermine our effectiveness, and the simple changes we can make to start communicating with power and be heard!

Tentative Schedule:
6 PM Arrive, network, enjoy food and drinks, announcement
6:45-7:30 PM Presentation
7:30-8 PM Q&A, Post Presentation Discussion, Wrap-up and Close/Dismissal

Recruiters are always welcome and encouraged to come. Please come network, talk about technology, business, and the industry as a whole while enjoying the company of like minded women.

It is okay if you run late. Please contact me at[masked], if you have any questions. Feel free to bring friends. Cannot wait to meet and speak with you.

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:30PM
Black Diamond
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

This is the regularly scheduled Dev(h)Ops meetup. We will post specifics about the meetups as the date approaches.

Friday, April 5th 2019

Jacksonville PowerShell User Group

PowerShell Monthly Workshop
Friday, April 5th 2019, 6:30PM
Enterprise Integration
7601 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville FL 32256

Every month, we group study while reviewing script challenge results or invite a speaker to talk about Powershell tips and tricks. We encourage all levels of expertise to come. Whatever your job may be in Information Technology, Powershell will enter your line of work. Come visit with us and hone your scripting skills.

Tuesday, April 9th 2019

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Details to come!!

PyJax: Jacksonville Python Users

PyJax Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 6:30PM
Secure Ideas
3412 Kori Rd
Jacksonville

Thank you to Secure Ideas for hosting and Robert Half Technologies for sponsoring.

Note:
This should go without saying, but please respect their space. We ask that you do not touch their displays, servers, work areas, etc.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

Tech on Target - Jax

Tech on Target
Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 4:30PM
Jacksonville Clay Target Sports
12125 New Berlin Rd
Jacksonville FL 32226

Folks in IT that enjoy collaborating, shooting clay targets and a good steak

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 6:30PM
1845 Town Center Blvd,
Building 110
Fleming Island FL

Tim is an intern from the Communications program at UNF, and during the spring created a website using Divi. This has been Tim's fist time creating a WordPress site from scratch, and he will tell us about the experience and what he learned.
Also:
Round table discussions, Q&A

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 4:00PM
WICKED BARLEY BREWING COMPANY
4100 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville

Spring into SIP night with some April tech networking! Our Bottlenose Brewing SIP Night will feature craft brews, good food, & casual conversation. We’ll be showcasing our newest VoIP products and software, and can’t wait to see you there!

SIP Night is open-house style from 4-8pm, so stop in any time, and feel free to bring a friend!

RSVP on our website to reserve your complimentary drink tickets: https://televoips.com/our-partners/sip-night-jacksonville/

Jacksonville Tech and Beer

JAXTAB With The Jags!
Thursday, April 11th 2019, 5:30PM
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr
Jacksonville FL 32202

Join us for an evening of Connection, Collaboration, Innovation... and Food + Blue Moon, Intuition I-10 IPA, and Miller lite on our TAB! Learn about current and future technology inside and outside of the stadium, see a demo of the Next-Gen Stats/Player Tracking System, get the scoop on the $2.5B Shipyards Development and surrounding opportunities, and Our Smart City Efforts!

www.techandbeers.com

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 6:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Bill Intro to FP

Tuesday, April 16th 2019

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Join us as the Director of Agile Process at Landstar, Scott Thrall will be facilitating a fun and educational Agile meeting. Scott will be discussing the differences and challenges around authority and influence and how we as coaches can actually have authority even though our title really only suggests influence. He will cover topics that include questions like what is Agile authority? As coaches do we have it? As thought leaders, do we have it?

- Networking starts at 5:30pm
- Workshop begins at 6pm

MeetUp Sponsors:

*MATRIX Resources
- Holly Carman, Market Manager
- Jeff Henley, Sr. Agile Coach
- Amanda Diamond, Recruiter
- Laurie Anderson, Sr. Recruiter

*Availity
- Greg Russell, Talent Acquisitions Manager

Craft Beer Talking IBM Storage Gear

IBM discussions at Veterans United Craft Brewery
Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 6:00PM
Veterans United Craft Brewery
8999 Western Way #104
Jacksonville FL 32256

Do you love great craft beer? Are you a techie working in the data center, storage administrator, application administrator, database administrator, manager of techies or a technology decision maker? If so, this will be a great event for you you to learn about storage modernization and how the industry is changing. In a casual format and always a beer in our hand, we will talk about storage trends, application acceleration and data center modernization. You can discuss among your peers how they are tackling IT challenges and of course you will get an insight to IBM’s approach. Think “Watson”. Which powers the most advanced artificial intelligence on the planet? A huge foundation is extremely fast and resilient storage. If this interest you, please join us. Please register with meetup and make sure you speak to me wearing the IBM sticker for your complementary access to all the craft beer you desire.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019

Sketch & Design - North Florida

Book Club: "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug
Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 5:30PM
Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

Welcome to our first Book Club meeting! 📚

This first book club, let's read "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug. (https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Make-Think-Revisited-Usability-dp-0321965515/dp/0321965515/)

"Don't Make Me Think" is a classic book about web and software usability, with the revised edition also tackling mobile. The book is itself an example of good usability, by being both easy to read and short enough to read on an airplane flight. 😁

--
Our book club will meet every 2 months to discuss a book about design.
- You can see the full list of books here: https://github.com/esthor/no-flo-sketch/tree/master/BookClub
- We also have a Slack channel for this book-club, so we can all chat whenever (#book-club in the slack group) -- If you need help joining, just message Erik Thorelli

Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG)

JSSUG Speaker Idol 2019
Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:00PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville

JSSUG supports new speakers and giving them opportunities to show their talents. April 17th, 2019, JSSUG will be running our annual Speaker Idol. Speaker Idol is for anyone that’s interested in exposing themselves as a community speaker but would like a safe place to get their feet wet. Sessions are 10-15 minutes long (timed) on a variety of technical topics. Come join us and support our local growing speaker community.

Featured Speakers:

Presentation #1:

Title: Exploring SQL Server with Powershell

Speaker: Rilwan Musa - AWS-ADEV ,OCA,ITIL,Scrum Master
5+ years SQLServer/Oracle/MySQL DBA

Description: Do you know powershell is truly "POWERful" for SQLServer administration,analysis services,auditing,automation,calculations,monitoring,configuration,error handling,security,troubleshooting and many more?
During this short presentation, we will explore SQLServer with Powershell and you will not only admire this great utility but also consider to adopt it, as automating tasks is essential in today's fast pace IT environment.

Presentation #2:

Title: Digital Storytelling: The SQL

Speaker: Ben Curtis - I am Intern at Pragmatic Works and earned my degree in Computer Information Technology recently from Florida State College of Jacksonville.

If you are interested in speaking please email [masked]

The winner will have the opportunity to speak at SQL Saturday Jacksonville in May.

Sponsor:

SNI

Thursday, April 18th 2019

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 6:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

Application Security is becoming more increasing important as we see more and more companies being hacked and have their data stolen and even sold to the highest bidder. Kevin Johnson from Secure Ideas will be doing a presentation on how developers can protect their applications and data from attack.

WordPress Jacksonville (WPJax)

WPJax: User Group Meetup
Thursday, April 18th 2019, 7:00PM
Kuna Co-Working
9424 Baymeadows Road Ste 250
Jacksonville FL 32256

A First Coast meetup for all interested in WordPress

From Beginner to Developer, everyone is welcome!

• Connections and Food

• Introductions

• Discussion/Presentation

• Q & A - Bring your Questions!

• Closing

_____________________

All food and beverages are provided by our Sponsors. This month meetup is sponsored by Open Sky Web Studio.

(If you would like to sponsor a meetup, please contact [masked])

Thursday, April 25th 2019

Tech On Tap Jax

Tech on Tap
Thursday, April 25th 2019, 5:30PM
Veterans United Craft Brewery
8999 Western Way #104
Jacksonville FL 32256

Please join us in celebrating our 7th anniversary of Tech on Tap! Come enjoy a brew while mingling with other tech aficionados. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, April 27th 2019

Jacksonville Cloud Computing Meetup

Global Azure Bootcamp 2019
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 8:30AM
Adecco Corporate Building
10151 Deerwood Park Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32256

Welcome to Global Azure Bootcamp 2019! All around the world user groups and communities will be learning about Azure and Cloud Computing, including in Jacksonville, FL!

This is the 7th Global Azure Bootcamp and Jacksonville's 4th. We'll have FREE classes on Azure for Developers and IT Pros including structured labs, breakouts sessions, and areas to collaborate and learn along with other attendees.

Space for this event will be limited, so register today!

Interested in speaking at this event? Submit a session today at https://sessionize.com/gab-2019-jacksonville/

If you'd like to sponsor this event, including donating food and/or end of the day raffle prizes please contact us at [masked].

• What to bring

First and foremost, bring a desire to learn! This is an educational event, and we want it to be an opportunity for everyone to gain new skills. If you have a laptop, please bring that as well. We'll have Wifi available and you'll be able to follow along with any hands-on labs.

JAX WiIT (Women in Information Technology)

2019 Global Azure Bootcamp
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 9:00AM

Please Register at: https://www.meetup.com/jaxcloudug/events/258594347/

Website: https://global.azurebootcamp.net/locations/global-azure-bootcamp-2019/

Welcome to Global Azure Bootcamp!

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!

Join hundreds of other organizers to help out and be part of the experience! Check out the different locations worldwide!

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

Global Azure Bootcamp 2019
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 9:00AM

Please Register at: https://www.meetup.com/jaxcloudug/events/258594347/

Website: https://global.azurebootcamp.net/locations/global-azure-bootcamp-2019/

Welcome to Global Azure Bootcamp!

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!

Join hundreds of other organizers to help out and be part of the experience! Check out the different locations worldwide!

PyJax: Jacksonville Python Users

2019 Global Azure Bootcamp
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 9:00AM

Please Register at: https://www.meetup.com/jaxcloudug/events/258594347/

Website: https://global.azurebootcamp.net/locations/global-azure-bootcamp-2019/

Welcome to Global Azure Bootcamp!

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!

Join hundreds of other organizers to help out and be part of the experience! Check out the different locations worldwide!

Monday, April 29th 2019

She Can Code IT Jacksonville

Details coming soon!
Monday, April 29th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

More details coming soon!

Jacksonville PowerShell User Group

PowerShell Summit
Monday, April 29th 2019, 8:00PM

PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit is the gathering of PowerShell + DevOps professionals and enthusiasts. More than just a conference, it’s a true in-person gathering of a vibrant commuity - we learn from each other, we develop practices and standards, we share challenges and solutions, and we drive our industry forward. https://powershell.org/summit/

Tuesday, April 30th 2019

JITC | Jacksonville Information Technology Council Meetup

Jacksonville IT Council Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 7:30AM
FSCJ Downtown Advanced Technology Building
401 West State Street
Jacksonville FL

Meetings: The IT Council holds regular breakfast meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at the FSCJ Downtown Campus. Cost: Free to members & $10 for guests. Register online at http://www.jacksonvilleitcouncil.com/ 7:30am Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

8:00am Program Begins: Table Talk, Breakfast Speaker, Keynote Presentation

9:30am Meeting Adjourns

Table Talks: After the open networking we ask that our members introduce themselves and share information about their companies at their respective table. Members who bring a guest introduce their guest and get entered into our monthly gift card drawing.

Be a breakfast sponsor: For $250, members can promote their business with a 10-minute presentation prior to the program speaker. Breakfast sponsors are also given the opportunity to distribute company’s materials on all the tables. If you are interested in being a spotlight speaker, email Matthew Parks at [masked]

2019 Officers
Dr. Wendy Norfleet | President | Norfleet Integrated Solutions
Thomas Lee | Vice President | Lee & Cates Glass
Mike Russo | Immediate Past President | Brightlink Technology
Matthew Parks | | PACE Center for Girls
Joe Spivey | Treasurer | TruTechnology
Amanda Avery | Program Chair | TIAA Bank

2019 Board
Mark Aston | DG Technology Consulting
Amanda Avery | TIAA Bank
Chris Everson | Uniti Fiber
Sandy Griggs | SecureIdeas
Johnny Helms | Lumbee Group
Justin Kane | ICX Group
James Lampke | Robert Half Technology
Thomas Lee | Lee & Cates Glass
Mike Nolan | BDO USA, LLP
Dr. Wendy Norfleet | Norfleet Integrated Solutions
Matthew Parks | PACE Center for Girls
Stephen Pollan | Assessment Technologies Group
Chad Russell | Intuitive Reason
Mike Russo | Brightlink Technology
Joe Spivey | TruTechnology
Dustin Thielacker | Meridian Integration
Christen Wojciechowski | SS&C Advent
Jaremie Woodruff | Citi

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

Thursday, May 2nd 2019, 6:30PM
Black Diamond
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

This is the regularly scheduled Dev(h)Ops meetup. We will post specifics about the meetups as the date approaches.

Friday, May 3rd 2019

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 8:30AM
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive Building 51
Jacksonville FL

Session Details:

Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow have made for an amazing trio of business ready applications. Citizen Developers are now able to use PowerApps to design line of business applications faster than ever with this “low code” tool. Then leveraging Microsoft Flow users can control business workflows and automate tasks. Then last but certainly not least Power BI can be implemented for reporting and analytics. In this hand-on full day session you will get a taste of all of what the Power Platform has to offer.

Speakers:

Devin Knight a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the Training Director at Pragmatic Works. He is an author of seven SQL Server and Business Intelligence books and speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps. He is also a contributing member to several PASS Virtual Chapters. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is the Vice President of the local Power BI User Group and SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

Mitchell Pearson - For the last six years Mitchell has worked in the capacity as a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works, Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also has experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell recently authored the Power BI Quick Start Book and can be found blogging at mitchellpearson.com. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things Business Intelligence and Tabletop games.

**Special Notes**

You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Kiosk map and pay by plate instructions. https://bit.ly/2NE9H41

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 8:30AM
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive Building 51
Jacksonville FL

This Azure SQL Database pre-con provides you the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the capabilities and usage of cloud databases. It will help you get familiar with the Azure SQL Database concepts. It will also help to learn how to migrate, manage, monitor and troubleshoot your Azure SQL Database solution. You will learn the difference between the Azure SQL Database (PaaS) and SQL Server on-premises and which benefits Azure SQL Database can have for your applications and SQL environment. After attending this pre-con, you will be able to:

• Understand how Azure SQL Database works
• Know the newest and most important features to manage your Azure SQL Database
• Design scalable architectures
• Design Disaster Recovery plans
• Manage security on your Azure SQL Database
• Monitor and troubleshoot Azure SQL Database
• Face a migration project

Agenda

Module 1: Introduction to Azure SQL Database

This module provides an overview of the basic concepts of Azure SQL Database and will cover:

• Architecture, service tiers and DTUs
• Create and connect to Azure SQL Database
• Difference between SQL Server on Azure VM and Azure SQL Database
• How to choose between IaaS and PaaS solution

Module 2: Azure SQL Database Administration

This module covers the different Azure SQL Database administration tasks like:

• Scaling up or down your database
• Scheduling jobs
• Commonly used DMVs and supported features in Azure SQL Database
• Various Disaster Recovery options

Module 3: Manage Security

This module covers the different options to manage security for an Azure SQL Database like:

• Configuring Active Directory security
• Always Encrypted
• Row Level Security and Dynamic Data Masking
• Auditing and threat detection

Module 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

This module covers the different tools for monitoring the performance of your database like:

• Query Store
• Extended Events
• Index Advisor
• Configure alerts to enable proactive monitoring

Module 5: Database Migration

This module covers the different strategies to migrate your on-premises database to Azure SQL Database and will cover:

• How to analyze the database for compatibility issues
• The different migration methods

Speakers:

Bio Roberto Cavalcanti

Roberto Cavalcanti is a Mission Critical Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft's customers with the most critical systems running in the Azure Data Platform. He is a database specialist with 20+ years of experience. He is passionate about SQL Server support, focusing on working to improve Microsoft database products, and on helping users make the most of their Azure Database implementations. Roberto has written many articles about SQL Server/Azure SQL DB for MSDN/TechNet, SQL Magazine, and has been a speaker in events such as TechReady, Microsoft Insights/TechEd, SQL Saturday. He has delivered SQL trainings in multiple countries in the Americas, and in Europe. Roberto is based on the Microsoft Support Center in Las Colinas, Texas, USA.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertocavalcanti

Bio Jose Manuel Jurado

José Manuel Jurado currently works as SQL Support Escalation Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in Azure SQL Database at Microsoft Spain. With over 15+ years of experience in SQL Server environments (administration and database development), he is a speaker for internal events at Microsoft and for public events as SQL Saturday, SQL Nexus, TechReady, DotNetConference and Azure BootCamp. In the past, he worked as Project Manager for large Global Retail Company for more than 10 years developing projects using different Microsoft Technologies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-manuel-jurado-diaz-5a586014/

**Special Notes**

You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Click Here for Map https://bit.ly/2NE9H41

Saturday, May 4th 2019

PyJax: Jacksonville Python Users

SQL Saturday Jacksonville #820
Saturday, May 4th 2019, 8:00AM
University of North Florida
1 UNF Dr
Jacksonville FL 32224

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server and data professionals who want to learn how to elevate their careers to the next level. This is the 12th year of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on May 4, 2019. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from SQL Server Jedi's, SQL Server Jedi Masters, Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 4, 2019 at Jacksonville, FL.

Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one-day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2018

Online registration is open now, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Let your friends and colleagues know about the event as well! Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 am until 8:45 am with the first session beginning at 9:00 am. A full list of session tracks will be available soon but in the meantime, please suggest a session you'd like to see!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Building 51 & Building 3

Campus Map Link: http://www.unf.edu/map/

Cost: FREE!!!

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

Your registration must be completed here for us to recognize you at the event!

JAX WiIT (Women in Information Technology)

SQL Saturday Jacksonville #820
Saturday, May 4th 2019, 8:00AM
University of North Florida
1 UNF Dr
Jacksonville FL 32224

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server and data professionals who want to learn how to elevate their careers to the next level. This is the 12th year of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on May 4, 2019. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from SQL Server Jedi's, SQL Server Jedi Masters, Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 4, 2019 at Jacksonville, FL.

Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one-day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2018

Online registration is open now, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Let your friends and colleagues know about the event as well! Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 am until 8:45 am with the first session beginning at 9:00 am. A full list of session tracks will be available soon but in the meantime, please suggest a session you'd like to see!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Building 51 & Building 3

Campus Map Link: http://www.unf.edu/map/

Cost: FREE!!!

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

Your registration must be completed here for us to recognize you at the event!

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

SQL Saturday Jacksonville #820
Saturday, May 4th 2019, 8:00AM
University of North Florida - Athletics Department
1 UNF Dr
Jacksonville FL 32224

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server and data professionals who want to learn how to elevate their careers to the next level. This is the 12th year of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on May 4, 2019. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from SQL Server Jedi's, SQL Server Jedi Masters, Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 4, 2019 at Jacksonville, FL.

Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one-day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2018

Online registration is open now, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Let your friends and colleagues know about the event as well! Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 am until 8:45 am with the first session beginning at 9:00 am. A full list of session tracks will be available soon but in the meantime, please suggest a session you'd like to see!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Building 51 & Building 3

Campus Map Link: http://www.unf.edu/map/

Cost: FREE!!!

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

Your registration must be completed here for us to recognize you at the event!

Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG)

SQL Saturday Jacksonville #820
Saturday, May 4th 2019, 8:00AM
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive Building 51
Jacksonville FL

SQL Saturday #820 Jacksonville

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 4, 2019 at Jacksonville, FL.

Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one-day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2018

Online registration is open now, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Let your friends and colleagues know about the event as well! Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 am until 8:45 am with the first session beginning at 9:00 am. A full list of session tracks will be available soon but in the meantime, please suggest a session you'd like to see!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Building 51 & Building 3

Campus Map Link: http://www.unf.edu/map/

Cost: FREE!!!

Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/820/RegisterNow.aspx

Your registration must be completed here for us to recognize you at the event!

Tuesday, May 7th 2019

Tuesday, May 7th 2019, 6:00PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville

Join JaxFISG for some food, friends and fun.

For more information, call Sid Moore ([masked]) at[masked]

Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Sketch & Design - North Florida

What is "Good" Product Design?
Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 5:30PM
Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

What is design and why is it important?

What makes a design "good"? What makes a design "bad"? Are there core principles we can all follow for make our design good?

What is UI/UX design and how can we make our software design better?

Let's get together to listen to some industry professionals discuss what design is and then open it up for discussion.

Thursday, May 9th 2019

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 6:00PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway #110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Join us at the AWS User Groups of Florida - Jacksonville for a presentation on how to set up a resilient end-to-end live workflow Using AWS Elemental.

AGENDA:
6:00 - 6:30PM Networking, Food & Drinks.
6:30 - 7:30PM Presentations by the AWS Team.
7:30 - 8:00PM Q&A and Wrap-up.

PRESENTATION:
> Contribution with AWS Elemental Live
> Live transcoding with AWS Elemental MediaLive
> Live packaging with AWS Elemental MediaPackage
> Content delivery with Amazon CloudFront and your video player.

SPEAKERS: TBA

LOCATION: TBA