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.


Saturday, January 19th 2019

Saturday, January 19th 2019, 8:00AM
Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership
7840 Burma Rd
Jacksonville fl 32221

Prepare for blast off, break out of your earthly constraints and go INTO ORBIT for one of our first FIRST LEGO League Qualifiers of the season!

At the end of the day, awards will be given and winning teams will advance to Renaissance Jax's Regional Championship at the Prime Osborn Convention Center on February 22-23, 2019.

Volunteers...
Are still needed! No experience is necessary and some roles don't require training. For more information, please contact Krystal Martz at [masked].

About the INTO ORBIT CHALLENGE...
The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season will transport your team into space, where you’ll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space.

About FIRST LEGO League...
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the INTO ORBIT season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Monday, January 21st 2019

Jacksonville JAVA User Group (JaxJUG)

Reactive for the Impatient with Mary Grygleski
Monday, January 21st 2019, 6:00PM
Availity (New Location)
5555 Gate Parkway
Jacksonville fl 32256

Categories:

Reactive Programming, Reactive Systems and Architecture, RxJava, Spring Reactor, Akka, Vert.x

Abstract:

As Java is an object-oriented language that inherently supports the imperative programming style, asynchronicity presents a challenge that can turn the code into nightmare. One way to deal with the complexity of asynchronicity is to introduce reactivity onto the coding level (reactive programming), and/or to handle it on the design and architecture level (reactive systems design).

This talk presents to the audience a few of the major Java-based reactive frameworks and toolkits in the market today, such as RxJava, Spring Reactor, Akka, and Vert,x. It will start by going over the basic tenets of reactive systems, and some examples of the problems that these systems aim to solve. It will discuss the 2 most commonly used Java frameworks for implementing reactive coding - RxJava and Spring Reactor, and will show some code samples. It will then bring the audience to the next level of "reactivity' by introducing 2 reactive frameworks - Akka and Vert,x, which are usually used for implementing reactive microservices. It will draw some comparisons between these 2 frameworks and cite some real-life examples of their usages.

The takeaways for the audience will be an understanding of the key differences between reactive programming versus reactive systems, and the strength and weaknesses of each of the surveyed frameworks.

Speaker's profile:

Mary is currently a Java Developer Advocate for IBM's Digital Business Group, specializing in Reactive Java systems. She has been riding the software tech waves since 1989, starting with Unix and C, then set sail for Java, open source, and web in the new Millennium, and now venturing into reactive, mobile, and the DevOps space. In her previous incarnations, she worked for several technology product companies in the Route 128 Boston Technology Corridor as well the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in the Greater Chicago area, and is an Executive Board member and the Director of Meetings for the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG). Mary continues to be amazed by how software innovations can dramatically transform our lives. She can't wait to see what the next tech wave will be like.

Please Note:
This meeting takes place on a Monday instead of the usual Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Additional Details as of 1/17:
Please join us as Levi Oliver, Dave Ochoa, and Mac Ward, an agile coaching team, take us on an interactive journey to explore the space of agile coaching and facilitate opportunities to grow in agile coaching competencies.

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Happy 2019! Join us as Sr. Agile Coach, Mac Ward will be facilitating a fun and educational Agile workshop. Details coming soon. If you missed his workshop last time, you won't want to miss it again! Mark your calendars and we will see you there!

- 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, Recruiter

*Availity
- Greg Russell, Talent Acquisitions Manager

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 6:00PM
Hurricane Grill & Wings
12547 Bartram Park Blvd #205
Jacksonville FL 32258

Looking to connect with other bitcoiners in the area. This is a social meet and greet. No presentation.

This meetup is for people interested in these topics: bitcoin, peer-to-peer decentralized systems, free and open source ethos, economics, origins of money, synchronization, proof of work, forks, consensus, security, threat models, adversarial thinking, axiom of resistance, fungibility and scalability trade-offs, second layer systems, lightning network

And a strong background/interest in: computer science, economics, security, markets

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, January 22nd 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, January 23rd 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 7:00PM

Open to newbies to cryptocurrency come along for a chat, buy any item like the cauliflower pizza base pizza mmmm which is the best...... sit and chat through possibilities in cryptocurrency.... causal counter service- no waiting staff etc ....

Please click the link for my short personal invite to the meetup...

https://youtu.be/Fo_EVmg9hIM

Keeping this as a smaller biweekly meet up at pieology for now... you are welcome

Thursday, January 24th 2019

Jacksonville Software Architects Group

Jacksonville Software Architect User Group
Thursday, January 24th 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

Parking -->

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.

Friday, January 25th 2019

Friday, January 25th 2019, 2:00PM
The Bolles School Bartram Campus
2264 Bartram Rd.
Jacksonville fl 32207

EVENT LOCATION: The Bolles School, Bartram Campus, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

EVENT TIMES: 1/25/19 - 2 pm to 8 pm

EVENT SCHEDULE:
1:00 PM - Volunteers arrive, sign in, get role assignments, begin set up
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Teams arrive for their alloted judging slot, sign in, turn in Engineering notebook, go to judging, and go to tech & robot inspections.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Volunteer Dinner
8:00 PM - Doors close for the night

VOLUNTEERS -
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 1 PM FOR EVENT SETUP. A catered dinner will be provided for our volunteers that evening. Volunteers must be assigned a role for each event on their FIRST profile at www.firstinspires.org, have completed the background screening (YPP - clearance takes 3-5 days), and completed the required volunteer training for your role. Please contact [masked] for more info.

TEAMS -
YOU MAY BEGIN ARRIVING AT 2 PM TO SIGN IN, WORK ON YOUR ROBOT, COMPLETE TECH INSPECTION, TURN IN YOUR ENGINEERING NOTEBOOK, AND COMPLETE YOUR JUDGED TEAM INTERVIEW. DOORS WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 8 PM.

Robot Games will be all day Saturday (Jan 26th) followed by the Awards Ceremony. The Northeast Florida FIRST Tech Challenge League Championships will be a sight to behold! Over 25 teams will compete for 8 spots in the State Championship at the Prime Osborn on Feb 22-23, 2019!

FIRST Events are FREE and open to the public!

FIRST has over $50 Million in Scholarship money for their alumni students to top colleges and universities!

Saturday, January 26th 2019

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 9:00AM
The Bolles School Bartram Campus
2264 Bartram Rd.
Jacksonville fl 32207

EVENT LOCATION: The Bolles School, Bartram Campus, 2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

EVENT TIMES: 1/26/19 - 9 am - 6 pm

EVENT SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM - Volunteers arrive, sign in, get role assignments, begin set up
9:00 AM - Teams arrive, sign in, pay for lunches, go to tech inspection
10:30 AM - Inspections Close
11:00 AM - Morning matches begin
12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH
1:00 PM - Afternoon matches begin
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Final Alliance Rounds & Judge Deliberations
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM - Breakdown event and pack up

VOLUNTEERS -
Please plan to arrive no later than 8 AM for volunteer sign-in, role assignment, and a meeting with the volunteer coordinator. We will provide a Volunteer Breakfast and a catered Volunteer Lunch. Volunteers must be assigned a role for each event on their FIRST profile at www.firstinspires.org, have completed the background screening (YPP - clearance takes 3-5 days), and completed the required volunteer training for your role. Please contact [masked] for more info.

TEAMS -
If you plan to attend this event, please be sure to register your team for the event here: http://ftc.flfirst.org/. You should have received an email from Kyle Hoyt with your team's event registration passcode for this season. An rsvp on Meetup or Google Calendar invite does NOT reserve a spot for your team at an event. You must do that on the FL First FTC website Event Registration page.

Team Lunches are available and MUST be preordered through the Lunch Order form submitted to all coaches prior to the event.

The Northeast Florida FIRST Tech Challenge League Championship will be an epic event! Over 25 teams will compete for 8 spots in the State Championship at the Prime Osborn on Feb 22-23, 2019!

FIRST Events are FREE and open to the public!

FIRST has over $50 Million in Scholarship money for their alumni students to top colleges and universities!

Monday, January 28th 2019

She Can Code IT Jacksonville

She Can Code IT - Kick Off & Welcome
Monday, January 28th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

We’re excited to announce our first MeetUp for She Can Code IT, a community group focused on supporting and developing female coders in the Jacksonville, FL area. In this first meeting, we’ll share the purpose and direction of the MeetUp, plus open it up for discussion about what you’d like to get out of a group like this.

Our three pillars of focus include how to:

Bridge – We want to bridge the gaps for females in development. We will discuss career growth and trajectory, and how we can get involved with closing education and opportunity gaps for younger girls to start bridging the next generation.

Equip – We want to improve technical skills by offering courses, workshops, demos, and discussions on new technology.

Mentor – We want to build a network and connect everyone who has an interest in supporting the women’s coding community here in Jacksonville.

All are welcome—we hope you see you there!

Tuesday, January 29th 2019

JITC | Jacksonville Information Technology Council Meetup

Jacksonville IT Council Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 7:30AM
FSCJ Urban Resource Center
601 W State St
Jacksonville FL 32202

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 | C7 Creative
Jaremie Woodruff | Citi

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 5:30PM
NLP Logix Building
4215 Southpoint Blvd
Jacksonville FL

Overview:

While we have been doing analysis of data forever, the problem of consuming data at scale (volume, veracity, velocity, and variety) continues to grow daily. According to Google, every 2 days we create as much data as we did from the dawn of humanity to 2003. There’s a good chance that we already have the data for the next big breakthrough… we just have to be able to extract the knowledge.

The Harvard Data Systems Lab conducts ongoing research in designing, tuning, and using data systems. We’ll talk a bit about what the lab is working on, my journey through grad school, the Harvard program and what it’s like to be in it, and talk about my area of research.

Data systems take on many forms and necessarily become more and more complex as breakthroughs occur. Think of it like this: the more complex the system, the more knobs to tune. The gap in expertise required to tune data systems is becoming untenable; more and more scarce while becoming increasingly complex.

I began my research in the database Kernel optimizing SQL system joins. We’ll briefly talk about how a system performs a join at the low level to illustrate the problem. We’ll move more deeply into the problem scans and indexes present. While joins are relevant to some systems, every system (SQL, NoSQL, Spark, Kafka, etc.) has indexes and scans. The margin of advantage between using an index and just scanning the entire set is becoming a much more interesting and relevant problem. While my thesis focuses on methods of using AI to get there, the real journey is in the discoveries along the way and decisions you have to make as a researcher when you gain new knowledge.

Bio:

Angelo Kastroulis is a consultant and entrepreneur that focuses on Health IT, AWS cloud computing, Big Data (Spark, SOLR, Kafka, and Cassandra), and Data Science (Machine Learning and Neural Networks). He’s helped companies like Disney, Walmart, Optum Health, and McKesson solve some tough problems. As a member of Harvard’s Data Systems Laboratory, his area of focus is self-tuning data systems.

As always, we'll have a great group of people, pizza, and beer.

Tentative Schedule:

5:30-6:00 Refreshments and Socializing
6:00-7:00 Self-Tuning Data Systems with Angelo Kastroulis
7:00-7:30 Closing Remarks and Questions

Wednesday, January 30th 2019

WordPress Jacksonville (WPJax)

WP Enthusiasts: WPJax Table Talk
Wednesday, January 30th 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, January 31st 2019

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 4:00PM
WICKED BARLEY BREWING COMPANY
4100 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville

Kick off 2019 with tech networking! Our January SIP Night will feature craft brews, good food, & casual conversation at Wicked Barley. 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/jacksonville-sip-night-registration/

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 5:30PM
Intuition Ale Works
929 E Bay Street
Jacksonville FL 32202

Join us as we kick off JAXTAB, the 1st of many Tech and Beer events in Jacksonville. We will be hosting our first JAXTAB event at Intuition Ale Works.

We welcome everybody that is passionate about the growth of Jacksonville's Tech community to come out and enjoy an informal evening of connection, collaboration, and inspiration. Thanks to our amazing partners and sponsors we will be providing complimentary beer and food for all of our attendees.

So be sure to RSVP and spread the word, cheers!

Tech On Tap Jax

Tech on Tap Jax
Thursday, January 31st 2019, 5:30PM
Southern Swells Brewing Company
1312 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach FL

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

Welcoming All Jacksonville Game Developers!

Discord Chatgroup
Thursday, January 31st 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

Friday, February 1st 2019

Jacksonville PowerShell User Group

PowerShell Monthly Workshop
Friday, February 1st 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, February 5th 2019

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

February Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, February 5th 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]

Thursday, February 7th 2019

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 6:00PM
Black Diamond
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

What exactly is instrumentation? DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) both rely on using data to make decisions. How frequently should we deploy? You should be checking the data!

We'll investigate the use of prometheus and grafana for instrumenting code, and then go through some examples of the instrumentation and show how you can track metrics that can tell you user behavior, performance and any other number of useful things.

JAX WiIT (Women in Information Technology)

February Monthly meeting
Thursday, February 7th 2019, 6:00PM

A Special thank you to Check Point/Eagle Enterprises for food and Keiser for hosting. As always all women in technology are invited.

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.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
10752 Deerwood Park Blvd Suite 110,
Jacksonville FL

Details to come!!

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 6:30PM
Secure Ideas
3412 Kori Rd
Jacksonville

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

Reminder:
This should go without saying, but please respect their space. We ask that you do not touch their displays, servers, work areas, etc. Please park in the lot behind the music hall not the lot in front of it. We do not want to take their spaces.

Please call or text[masked] if you have any issues.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

AWS User Groups of Florida - Jacksonville

AWS Users Group of Jacksonville - TOPIC TBD
Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 4:30PM
Adecco Corporate Building
10151 Deerwood Park Blvd Building 200
Jacksonville FL

We are in the process of finalizing topics and dates for 2019 - so please stay tuned!

Saturday, February 16th 2019

AWS User Groups of Florida - Jacksonville

AWS Users Group of Jacksonville - TOPIC TBD
Saturday, February 16th 2019, 4:30PM
Adecco Corporate Building
10151 Deerwood Park Blvd Building 200
Jacksonville FL

We are in the process of finalizing topics and dates for 2019 - so please stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 20th 2019

Jacksonville SQL Server User Group

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning Studio
Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 6:00PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville

In the session, we will be looking at Azure Machine Learning Studio and how it is used to create a predictive model. We will briefly discuss the principles of Data Science and how we can apply it to creating an experiment. The session will primarily consist of an instructor led demo which will use publicly available datasets to create a predictive experiment.

Speaker: Manuel Quintana

Bio: Have been with Pragmatic Works for 5 years. Currently a Training Content manager delivering live training on topics such as Power BI, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, and other BI technologies. I also assist with content creation for our On-Demand Training platform.

Sponsor: Signature Consultants

Thursday, February 21st 2019

JaxNode

gRPC
Thursday, February 21st 2019, 6:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

Mirek Chowaniok will be presenting on gRPC. gRPC is a very low latency efficient networking protocol that works with most platforms. Mirek will demo a Node.js service communicating with another service written in Golang.

Saturday, February 23rd 2019

Saturday, February 23rd 2019, 7:30AM
Prime Osborne Convention center
1000 Water St
jacksonville FL

Join Renaissance Jax in celebrating the 6th year of youth robotics competitions in Northeast Florida on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at the Prime Osborn III Convention Center for our largest robotics tournament to date with over 100 FIRST Robotics teams. This event is free and open to the public.

FIRST LEGO League Judging from 8am-11: 30 am
VIP Experience from 10:30am-1:30 pm
Opening Ceremony 1:00 pm with National Anthem
Robot Games all Afternoon
Awards and Celebration at 5:45 pm

Teams are notified ahead of schedule and Members of the public just come to watch and hang out for the day!

Concessions and food will be sold on-site from 8 am - 5 pm. No outside food is permitted inside the Prime Osborn, but you are welcome to picnic at your vehicle.

Support our biggest robotics competition yet:
donate.renaissancejax.org/rjaxchamps

Saturday, February 23rd 2019, 9:00AM
Prime Osborne Convention center
1000 Water St
jacksonville FL

Renaissance Jax will host this FLL Jr. EXPO, which is part of the largest robotics competition in the history of North Florida![masked] people will fill the largest convention space in the region as winning FLL teams will try to advance to multiple international events later in the year including the FIRST World Festival in Houston, TX!!!

Between[masked] robotics teams will compete on a day that will leave its mark on our region forever as we work to grow our local talent pipeline to new heights.

Any and All FLL Jr. Teams are invited to participate in this fabulous EXPO.
Come share your Show Me Poster and your Team Model and tell everyone what
you have learned about this year’s challenge ... MISSION MOON

Expos offer students an amazing experience as they celebrate their hard work, have fun, make new friendships, and are exposed to ideas and ideology that will enhance their lives.

Your team participation fee ($50.00) includes the following;
 Observe and meet over 20 FLL Jr. teams
 Team trophies for all FLL Jr. teams
 Individual awards for all FLL Jr. team members
 Watch a 48-Team FLL Regional tournament
 Watch FIRST Robotics Challenge team demonstration
To get your team involved and have an opportunity for a great robotic
experience, please contact Kalai Sankar ([masked])

Due to the non-competitive nature of the program in FIRST LEGO League Jr. students may attend more than one season-event.

If your company would like to become a sponsor for this event we would love to put your company in lights in front of our amazing future workforce and their parents. Please send a message to [masked]

We are seeking sponsorships from $1,000-$50,000+

Join us as we work to build the most nimble, adept, and forward thinking STEM workforce in the country by supporting robotics programs for K-12 students all over our region.

Monday, February 25th 2019

She Can Code IT Jacksonville

Details coming soon!
Monday, February 25th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

Details coming soon!

Tuesday, February 26th 2019

JITC | Jacksonville Information Technology Council Meetup

Jacksonville IT Council Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 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 | C7 Creative
Jaremie Woodruff | Citi

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Tech On Tap Jax

Tech On Tap
Thursday, February 28th 2019, 5:30PM
Wicked Barley Brewing
4100 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville FL

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!

Jacksonville Software Architects Group

Jacksonville Software Architect User Group
Thursday, February 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.

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

March Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, March 5th 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]

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
10752 Deerwood Park Blvd Suite 110,
Jacksonville FL

Details to come!!

Thursday, March 21st 2019

Thursday, March 21st 2019, 6:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

Gatsby JS is a framework for generating static HTML sites from React JS and GraphQL. There are many benefits to hosting a static site over a web application. Frameworks such as Metalsmith and Jekyll make it possible to build templates and git workflows to publish changes to Web sites. You can even integrate Wordpress sites into static sites using Gatsby JS.

This presentation will also cover hosting sites on Github Pages and Netlify.

Monday, April 1st 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) Jax Meetup

Kickoff 2018 Meetup!
Monday, April 1st 2019, 6:30PM
ITG Technologies
11235 Saint Johns Industrial Parkway North
Jacksonville

Meeting of the minds!

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

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]

Tuesday, April 9th 2019

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
10752 Deerwood Park Blvd Suite 110,
Jacksonville FL

Details to come!!

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

AWS User Groups of Florida - Jacksonville

AWS Users Group of Jacksonville - TOPIC TBD
Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 4:30PM
Adecco Corporate Building
10151 Deerwood Park Blvd Building 200
Jacksonville FL

We are in the process of finalizing topics and dates for 2019 - so please stay tuned!

Saturday, April 13th 2019

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 10:00AM
Jacksonville Public Library Main
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville

Turning “look at me” into “look at US!” The FIRST LEGO League Jr. season culminates with Expos where teams show off what they learned and created. All FLL Jr teams are cordially invited to showcase their work, share ideas, and have fun.

Expos offer students an amazing experience as they celebrate their hard work, have fun, make new friendships, and are exposed to ideas and ideology that will enhance their lives.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. team members and adult Coaches and Volunteers all agree – season-ending events are the most amazing, inspiring experiences they’ve ever had. Where else can you make new friends, share ideas, watch older kids compete with robots, and get pumped up over technology all while having the time of your lives? Kids realize more than ever that FIRST is all about teamwork, sharing, helping others, and respect. Due to the non-competitive nature of the program in FIRST LEGO League Jr. students may attend more than one season-event depending on the events scheduled in the area.

Event Details :

10 am to 10.30 am : Arrive, Set up, watch other FIRST Programs, and have fun at the event.

10.30 am to 11 am : Be at your table for "Share time" with all Spectators & FIRST Teams

11 am to 11.30 am : Reviewers will be coming around

11.45 am : Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 17th 2019

Jacksonville SQL Server User Group

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.

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

Monday, April 29th 2019

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/

Saturday, May 4th 2019

Jacksonville SQL Server User Group

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!

Monday, June 3rd 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) Jax Meetup

Kickoff 2018 Meetup!
Monday, June 3rd 2019, 6:30PM
ITG Technologies
11235 Saint Johns Industrial Parkway North
Jacksonville

Meeting of the minds!