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, August 20th 2019

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 4:30PM
WJCT
100 Festival Park Ave
Jacksonville FL 32202

2019 FL-DSSG Big Reveal Event Please follow the link to register to attend the event: http://dssg.unf.edu/events.html

Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program hosted at the University of North Florida (UNF) blends data science and technology design to inform and solve important social problems in Northeast Florida. FL-DSSG program is an intensive 12-week internship that invites students to tackle data-rich projects that have the potential for substantial social impact. The UNF Foundation funds 2019 FL-DSSG Internship program. FL-DSSG is a partnership between the Nonprofit Center for Northeast Florida and the UNF.

FL-DSSG invites you to attend 2019 FL-DSSG Big Reveal event held on August 20 (Tuesday) from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the WJCT Studios (100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville). At the event, FL-DSSG interns will discuss findings and reveal insights gained from the Cathedral Arts Project, Children's Services Council, Feeding Northeast Florida, GTM Research Reserve, and Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare projects. All are welcome to attend, and a reception will follow the presentations. Please follow the link to register to attend the event http://dssg.unf.edu/events.html

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Join us for a Lean Coffee, a meeting hack where self organization
rules over a set agenda.

Bring topics around Agile that you would like the group to
discuss and come ready to write them on Post-It notes.

Steve Silbert is an Agile Coach, habitual sketchnoter,
and hacks games to promote good collaboration practices.
Steve’s favorite #ModernAgile principle is “Make Safety
a Prerequisite”.

Seye Kuyinu is a scrum Master and author of “Good
Morning” a book about how to hack your morning and win
the rest of the day. Seye’s favorite #ModernAgile
principle is “Experiment and Learn Rapidly”.

Both believe strongly in Making People Awesome and
Delivering Value Continuously.

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

Thank you Availity for hosting!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
The MATRIX Team

Holly Carman
[masked]
[masked]

Jacksonville AutoCAD Group

Jacksonville AutoCAD Group
Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 5:30PM
McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc
9133 R G Skinner Pkwy
Jacksonville

Pizza and soft drinks provided. Please RSVP, thanks.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 6:00PM
550 Water St
550 Water St
Jacksonville FL 32202

Join us at CSX Building 550 for the Angular Meetup in Jacksonville. Our next topic will be "Interaction between Angular Components" presented by Pato Vargas, Software Engineer II at CSX. This event is FREE.

** PLEASE SIGN UP BY AUGUST 15TH**

For security, CSX needs to issue visitor badges for all meetup attendees who do not work for the company. Those who sign up by August 15th will have pre-printed badges ready for them when they arrive, streamlining the check-in process.

You can still sign up after August 15th, but that just means it'll take longer to check-in as a visitor.

** PARKING **
Parking is available in the CSX parking lot, street parking, or the Water Street garage across the street from Building 550. We will post a map with the open parking spots soon (please see photos for event).

** AGENDA **

6:00 pm - Check-in and networking; refreshments and snacks will be provided
6:30 pm - Speaker presentation

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 7:00PM
Starbucks
4761 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32224

ALL WELCOME - Open Source Enthusiasts, Programmers, Hackers, Hobbyists. This meetup is language agnostic. Come hang out at Starbucks 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, August 21st 2019

Tech Coast Conference

Tech Coast Conference 2019
Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 8:00AM
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr
Jacksonville FL 32202

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
Register Your Team: https://tcc2019tickets.eventbrite.com

Jacksonville's Largest Technology Conference.

The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council is showcasing and promoting the culture of innovation and creativity, talent and expertise and the growing concentration of IT businesses that advance Jacksonville as a dynamic hub for technology development and employment.

EAST entrance of the TIAA Bank Field.

PyJax: Jacksonville Python Users

Tech Coast Conference
Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 8:00AM
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr
Jacksonville FL 32202

Please RSVP at: https://techcoastconference.com/

Early Bird $75 Until July 1st

Tech Coast Conference provides a forum for businesses, IT decision makers & technology innovators to share advances in technology.

The Tech Coast Conference provides a forum for local businesses, IT decision makers, technology innovators from around the world and the skilled local talent pool to present, discuss and share advances, opportunities and solutions.

The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council is showcasing and promoting the culture of innovation and creativity, talent and expertise and the growing concentration of IT businesses that advance Jacksonville as a dynamic hub for technology development and employment.

Who you might run into:
Business Leaders for Technology
Creators, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
Information Technology Experts
Key Industry Speakers
Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 8:00AM
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr
Jacksonville FL 32202

We have a conflict this month. So instead of having our regular meeting, let's do something else. Mike Russo has invited us all to attend Tech Coast Conference on the same day (start 8am though).

Please see the message below from Mike. He has a nice offer for conference tickets, which I encourage everyone to avail.

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If you are not already in the know I have served the Jacksonville IT Council for many years, most recently as President and currently as Immediate Past President, Board of Governors and am a founding member of the largest tech conference in North Florida which also as of 2018 is home to the JITC Sponsored “Tech Coast Scholarship” awarding college funds to selected local students who plan to be retained after graduation in our wonderful and growing city.

You can learn more about the conference here: https://techcoastconference.com/.

With our valued partnership I would like to offer you free entry on me to help support our tech community and get you and your teams out to this amazing event to participate. In short, this will be a fantastic day and an awesome event to spend time with your team in the field learning and networking with like-minded technologists and vendors.

If you are interested and can make it I will register you for free and provide a discount for members of this group, the special code is FOURFIVE ($45 entry) as this is normally $95 per entry. If someone has already bought tickets, I cannot change that.
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And don't forget to attend the after-party. Information below:

Manifest Distilling – starting at 5:30 PM
Band: Tier2 (Bill Cook – Director of IT)
Sponsor: Vector Security

IT Pro Server Group ( JaxFISG )

Tech Coast Conference
Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 8:00AM
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr
Jacksonville FL 32202

Please RSVP at: https://techcoastconference.com/

Early Bird $75 Until July 1st

Tech Coast Conference provides a forum for businesses, IT decision makers & technology innovators to share advances in technology.

The Tech Coast Conference provides a forum for local businesses, IT decision makers, technology innovators from around the world and the skilled local talent pool to present, discuss and share advances, opportunities and solutions.

The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council is showcasing and promoting the culture of innovation and creativity, talent and expertise and the growing concentration of IT businesses that advance Jacksonville as a dynamic hub for technology development and employment.

Who you might run into:
Business Leaders for Technology
Creators, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
Information Technology Experts
Key Industry Speakers
Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders

Jax Code And Coffee

Fruit Cove Code and Coffee
Wednesday, August 21st 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!

Look for the table full of laptops and adorned with the Code and Coffee sign. We should be easy to spot!

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 6:00PM
TekSystems
10375 Centurion Pkwy N. Suite 120
Jacksonville

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW
https://aug.atlassian.com/events/details/atlassian-jacksonville-presents-jax-aug-august-meetup-confluencejira-tips-and-tricks/ We will be going over some tips and tricks for Confluence and Jira. These tips and tricks will help everyday users hopefully be a little more efficient in the tools they use every day!&nbsp; This will be a great opportunity to network with other Atlassian tool suite users! There will be light fare for all to enjoy during the event, along with free SWAG!<br></p><br></p>

Agenda
6:00 PM: Check In / Networking
Please check in at the indicated location. If you did not RSVP online, you can RSVP and check in at this time as well.
6:15 PM: Greeting / Overview / Introduction
The Atlassian User Group Leader will do a greeting along with an overview of the agenda of the meeting. After that attendees can introduce themselves, this may be done through an icebreaker type event.
6:30 PM: Presentation
Confluence/Jira Tips and Tricks!
7:00 PM: QA / Discussion / Wrap Up
At this time the floor will be open up for Q&A or any issues attendees may be experiencing. Along with open discussion, and then a wrap up by the User Group Leader.

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Hosted By
Bryan Trummer, Atlassian User Group Leader
Hi, I'm Bryan, the Jacksonville AUG Leader. I have been using and administrating within JIRA, Confluence, and other various Atlassian products for the past 8 years. When not working I enjoy hanging out with my family in Florida, which we just moved to little over a year ago. I enjoy playing board games and just doing something active. We are big Disney fans, so you can catch my family at Disney World at least a few times a month enjoying the parks and the FOOD! I look forward to meeting people at upcoming User Group meetups and hopefully learning something new while providing some quality content!

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Global Partner
Atlassian (http://atlassian.com)
Millions of users globally rely on Atlassian products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality.

Partner
TEKsystems (https://www.teksystems.com/en)
We’re in the business of building tomorrow. It’s not about reading the signs and making sure you’re ready, it’s about deciding where and how you want to get to the next level. And then, connecting with the right people—and partners—to get you there. Whether it’s developing solutions that transform your business, helping you build an all-star team or finding the right fit for your professional ambitions, we’re in it with you. Let’s innovate and reinvent. Let’s own change, together.

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For nearly a decade, Atlassian customers have come together to network, share ideas, solve problems, and find new ways to use Atlassian products. Today, more than 15,000 people take part in Atlassian user groups in more than 30 countries.

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW
https://aug.atlassian.com/events/details/atlassian-jacksonville-presents-jax-aug-august-meetup-confluencejira-tips-and-tricks/

Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG)

Outing @ SMASH - Sponsored by Quest
Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 6:00PM
SMASH
8206 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville FL 32256

Quest will be sponsoring our outing at Smash, we will have a private room with a presentation from Quest, private ping pong tables, appetizers and drinks.

Space is limited please confirm your RSVP and update if you are unable to attend.

JaxLUG - Jacksonville Linux User Group

JaxLUG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 6:30PM
Secure Ideas
3412 Kori Rd
Jacksonville

This month, Gene Cronk will answer your questions about Linux. Come with questions in mind and paper in hand!

The Jacksonville Linux User Group monthly meeting held at Secure Ideas.

https://www.jaxlug.net/index.php/Main_Page

Thursday, August 22nd 2019

Jacksonville Software Architects Group

Jacksonville Software Architect User Group
Thursday, August 22nd 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.

Welcoming All Jacksonville Game Developers!

Discord Chatgroup
Thursday, August 22nd 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, August 24th 2019

Saturday, August 24th 2019, 10:00AM
Jacksonville Public Library Main
303 N Laura St
Jacksonville FL 32202

Everyone is invited to Renaissance Jax's FIRST®️ LEGO®️ League Jr. BOOMTOWN BUILD℠ and or FIRST®️ LEGO®️ League CITY SHAPER℠ Season Kickoff!

Are you a coach, assistant coach, teacher, parent, or team member on a FIRST LEGO League team or FIRST LEGO League Jr. this year? Join us for the Northeast Florida Kickoff of this season’s BOOMTOWN BUILD and CITY SHAPER challenges and bring your friends that are curious about FIRST LEGO League Jr. or FIRST LEGO League.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams will get hands-on play with the BOOMTOWN BUILD Inspire Set, and learn how to use WeDo 2.0.

FIRST LEGO League teams will see the new CITY SHAPER Robot Game mat, mission models, and scoring walkthrough. We'll also dive into the changes coming this year with judging rubrics and rooms, resource documents, and more. Stay tuned in the coming days for workshop information!

We'll also have some fun activities, contests, raffles, and prizes--such as prior season LEGO kits, T-Shirts, Stickers, Buttons...and more.

Hemming Park is hosting the College Colors Food Truck Takeover (https://www.facebook.com/events/351940518859939/), so you'll have plenty of options to choose from for lunch.

This event is one of many produced by Renaissance Jax, the official FIRST LEGO League Affiliate Partner that covers the 20 County region from Macclenny, Perry, Lake City, Gainesville, Ocala, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and everywhere in-between.

Monday, August 26th 2019

Monday, August 26th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity (New Building)
5555 Gate Pkwy #110
Jacksonville fl 32256

Jyothi Bommineni, QA Analyst IV, and Ramya Hallimysore, Developer II, will be speaking about Test Driven Development with Automation and how it is practiced at Availity.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

5:30-6:00 - Food and Networking
6:00-8:00
-Welcome/Announcements
-TDD with Automation Presentation
-Questions and Open Discussion after the Presentation

North Florida Xamarin User Group

#XamarinDevSummit 2019 recap
Monday, August 26th 2019, 6:00PM
DiscoverTec
4887 Belfort Road, Suite 400
Jacksonville FL

We will talk about:
1. What were the most attended sessions and workshops from the 1st anual https://xamarindevelopersummit.com
2. The latest announcements from the Microsoft's Xamarin Team
3. Latest releases in Xamarin Forms

standby for location announcement

Tuesday, August 27th 2019

JITC | Jacksonville Information Technology Council Meetup

Jacksonville IT Council Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, August 27th 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

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 7:00PM
Starbucks
4761 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32224

ALL WELCOME - Open Source Enthusiasts, Programmers, Hackers, Hobbyists. This meetup is language agnostic. Come hang out at Starbucks 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, August 28th 2019

WordPress Jacksonville (WPJax)

WordPress Tidbits: Must-Have Plugin
Wednesday, August 28th 2019, 11:30AM
Whole Foods Market
10601 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32257

THIS MONTH: Laura will be sharing about one plugin she installs on every website.

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Are you ready to learn quick tips about WordPress? Every month a guest will share a tidbit of knowledge. This tidbit will be followed by Q&A and discussion.

We're enthusiastic to share about WordPress and we hope you are, too.

About Location: We are actively working on finding a new location. Check in every month as we may be moving around a bit.

Jacksonville Data Science, Machine Learning and AI

[Webinar] Implementing Open-Source Statistical & Machine Learning Solutions
Wednesday, August 28th 2019, 12:00PM

If you missed the onsite meetup that took place on July 23rd at CSX headquarters, here is your chance to attend via Webinar.

Join us for our 1st virtual Meetup with Kiomars "Q" Nassiri - Data Scientist at CSX, on Wed, Aug 28th at 12PM ET.

[REGISTRATION FOR WEBINAR]
https://bit.ly/2KABAdA

[DETAILS]

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
- The less-spoken capability of machine learning
- How and where customizable open-source solutions can improve the process of decision making
- CSX’s approach to build forecasting solutions, starting from commercial, out-of-the-box solutions to in-house, open-source statistical and Machine Learning solutions

[SPEAKER]

Kiomars “Q” Nassiri – Data Scientist at CSX https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiomars-nassiri-kahnamooee/

As a member of the Data Science and Operations Research group at CSX, Kiomars is responsible for improving CSX’s fact-based decision-making process by providing business with actionable insights through conducting end-to-end Machine Learning modeling and analysis on CSX’s rich and diverse data sources.

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Please Note: Registration through the link above is required. Upon registration you will receive a link to join the webinar.

Thursday, August 29th 2019

Thursday, August 29th 2019, 7:00PM
Groundswell Offices
4230 Pablo Professional Court, Suite 250, Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville FL

If you work on a team that maintains API and frontend web apps, you have inevitably spent much time discussing API design. Whether someone is requesting support for a query parameter, or needs full context of a feature across both stacks, much time is lost translating the fine details of API communication. During this talk, Ryan will unwrap the JSON API specification as a means to save development time and solve many of the headaches of maintaining an API that is being consumed in different ways.

Ryan is a full-stack web developer at Zencase, and longtime attendee at RubyJax. He has experience building Ruby and JavaScript web applications following best practices and conventions. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys learning new frameworks and tools while building personal applications.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019

Tuesday, September 3rd 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, September 3rd 2019, 6:00PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville

Bio:

Craig Galley is an Information Technology Professional with accomplished work experience in the Security industry since 2001. Early in his career, he was responsible for deployment and management of network prevention controls for a private sector organization.

Craig's career focus shifted exclusively to application development with a desire to lead secure coding best practices while chaired on Information Security Steering committees and managing large development projects and teams.

Craig's certifications include GSEC, GISP, GSLC, CISSP, CSSLP and Security+. In his current role as an Information Security Officer, Craig manages and directs an Information Security Program in the public sector. He is also active in Information Security groups, with volunteer experience as a Vice President.

Join JaxFISG for some food, friends and fun.

http://www.JAXFISG.us

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


Wednesday, September 4th 2019

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 6:00PM
Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

Designers & Developers: Come for an evening talk about what accessibility means for the web!

Guest Speaker: Charlene Carver

Food and drink provided by Black Diamond.

Description:
With the ever growing dependency on technology, there is no denying that web accessibility matters. Creating accessible products starts at the very beginning—during the design process. In this meetup, we will deepen our understanding of what exactly web accessibility means and go over what we can do when designing a product to ensure that it meets accessibility guidelines. We will review various strategies, common pitfalls, and useful tools for designing an accessible web interface and also take a look at how a design is implemented in code to account for accessibility.

Agenda:
6:00-6:15: Check-in, grab some food
6:15-7:00: Accessibility Matters (Talk)
7:00-7:30: Discussion, Q&A
7:30-8:00: Wrap-up, hang out

Thursday, September 5th 2019

JAX WiIT (Women in Information Technology)

Dr. Wendy Norfleet: Communicating Your Way to Success
Thursday, September 5th 2019, 6:30PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy #100
Jacksonville FL 32216

Dr. Wendy Norfleet: Communicating Your Way to Success

We learn to talk at an early age, but most of us don’t have formal training on how to effectively communicate with others. Communication is one of the most important life skills, and one you use your entire life. Let’s discuss some essential tips and tools you’ll need to communicate effectively, thoroughly and confidently.

Brief Bio
Wendy Norfleet, Ph.D.
CEO of Norfleet Integrated Solutions

Wendy Norfleet is the CEO and founder of Norfleet Integrated Solutions (NIS). NIS specializes in developing and delivering technical training, leadership development and career coaching. Prior to NIS, Dr. Norfleet served as college-wide Academic Dean of Information Technology for Florida State College at Jacksonville from 2010 – 2016. Prior to higher education, Wendy contributed over 18 years in the Information Technology industry holding such positions as Director of Information Technology, Quality Systems Manager, Configuration Management Engineer, and Software Computer Engineer, working in the bank, health and automotive industries. She is a graduate of Wayne State University (Ph.D., Instructional Technology), University of Detroit Mercy (M.S., Computer Information Systems), and Detroit College of Business (B.S., Computer Information Systems). She serves on several boards, has a number of publications and has received many awards for her service and leadership.

Tentative Schedule:
6:20-6:40 PM Doors open, setup, eat, drink, network, and allow time for everyone to arrive
6:40 PM Announcements
6:55 PM Presentation
7:45-8 PM Q&A, Closing comments,
8-8:30PM Network and Adjourn

A Special thank you to Eagle Wings Enterprises, Check Point, and Uniti Fiber for food as well as Keiser University 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.

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 6:30PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy #100
Jacksonville FL 32216

Dr. Wendy Norfleet: Communicating Your Way to Success

We learn to talk at an early age, but most of us don’t have formal training on how to effectively communicate with others. Communication is one of the most important life skills, and one you use your entire life. Let’s discuss some essential tips and tools you’ll need to communicate effectively, thoroughly and confidently.

Tentative Schedule:
6:20-6:40 PM Doors open, setup, eat, drink, network, and allow time for everyone to arrive
6:40 PM Announcements
6:55 PM Presentation
7:45-8 PM Q&A, Closing comments,
8-8:30PM Network and Adjourn

Brief Bio
Wendy Norfleet, Ph.D.
CEO of Norfleet Integrated Solutions

Wendy Norfleet is the CEO and founder of Norfleet Integrated Solutions (NIS). NIS specializes in developing and delivering technical training, leadership development and career coaching. Prior to NIS, Dr. Norfleet served as college-wide Academic Dean of Information Technology for Florida State College at Jacksonville from 2010 – 2016. Prior to higher education, Wendy contributed over 18 years in the Information Technology industry holding such positions as Director of Information Technology, Quality Systems Manager, Configuration Management Engineer, and Software Computer Engineer, working in the bank, health and automotive industries. She is a graduate of Wayne State University (Ph.D., Instructional Technology), University of Detroit Mercy (M.S., Computer Information Systems), and Detroit College of Business (B.S., Computer Information Systems). She serves on several boards, has a number of publications and has received many awards for her service and leadership.

A Special thank you to Eagle Wings Enterprises, Check Point, and Uniti Fiber for food as well as Keiser University 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.

Friday, September 6th 2019

Jacksonville PowerShell User Group

PowerShell Monthly Workshop
Friday, September 6th 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.

Saturday, September 7th 2019

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 4:00PM
Renaissance Jax
2671 Gilmore St
Jacksonville FL 32204

Calling all engineers, programmers, graphic designers, and more! You are invited to Renaissance Jax's shop to meet with our Northeast Florida FIRST Tech Challenge teams in an effort to build a mentor base in our region.

Come check out the FIRST Tech Challenge 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.

Monday, September 9th 2019

OWASP Jacksonville Chapter

OWASP Monthly meeting
Monday, September 9th 2019, 6:30PM
3412 Kori Rd
3412 Kori Rd
Jacksonville FL 32257

The OWASP Foundation came online on December 1st, 2001 it was established as a not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States on April 21, 2004, to ensure the ongoing availability and support for our work at OWASP. OWASP is an international organization and the OWASP Foundation supports OWASP efforts around the world. OWASP is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all of these areas. We can be found at www.owasp.org.

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

This month is ... Lightening Talks! Comment below with something React/React Native-related you can share in 5-10 minutes!

If you’ve never presented before this is a fantastic and safe opportunity to start! Please feel free to message me with any questions.

🎉 After party TBD! 🎉

PyJax: Jacksonville Python Users

PyJax Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, September 10th 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.

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 7:00PM
Starbucks
4761 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32224

ALL WELCOME - Open Source Enthusiasts, Programmers, Hackers, Hobbyists. This meetup is language agnostic. Come hang out at Starbucks 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!

Thursday, September 12th 2019

Jacksonville Developers Users Group (JaxDug)

Eat, Drink, and Learn @ JaxDUG Monthly Talks
Thursday, September 12th 2019, 6:00PM
DiscoverTec
4887 Belfort Road
Jacksonville FL 32256

Join us at our monthly Meetup where we discuss various topics related to software development. Specific talk will be announced later.

If you are interested in speaking or hearing specific topics, let us know.

Thursday, September 12th 2019, 6:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

This month we'll pair up on some tasks to help create the https://www.jax-ex.com website. You can choose between html type tasks or api tasks like GraphQL or REST. We will try to approach every problem test first. It will be a fun excuse to learn Elixir, Phoenix and an opportunity to work with and learn from others in the meetup. This is the best way to learn. Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, September 17th 2019

Jacksonville AutoCAD Group

Jacksonville AutoCAD Group
Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 5:30PM
McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc
9133 R G Skinner Pkwy
Jacksonville

Pizza and soft drinks provided. Please RSVP, thanks.

Thursday, September 19th 2019

Thursday, September 19th 2019, 6:00PM
Keiser University
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville

Despite SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) being available in one form or another since 2007, many organizations still juggle hand-coded scripts to do database upgrades. In it's modern form, SSDT helps bring the same processes, controls and tools to Database Development that Application developers have been enjoying for ages. This talk will provide an overview of SSDT’s features and show you how to get started using it to save time, implement better code controls, automate builds and deployments, apply DevOps concepts to Database Development and be a better DBA or database developer.

Speaker: Ken Stuber

Ken Stuber is the Data Architect at Jewelers Mutual Insurance in Neenah, WI as well as being an independent consultant with Drop Clean Buffers Consulting, LLC. Ken has been working with SQL Server since v6.5 in 1997 and has broad experience in the Microsoft Data Platform. His primary interests are in the performance tuning, enterprise architecture, DevOps, database design and database development. When not fighting the query optimizer, he can be found RVing, sailing and studying for whatever will replace the MCM program.

Sponsor: Signature Consultants

WordPress Jacksonville (WPJax)

WPJax: User Group Meetup
Thursday, September 19th 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

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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])

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

JITC | Jacksonville Information Technology Council Meetup

Jacksonville IT Council Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 24th 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

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, September 24th 2019, 7:00PM
Starbucks
4761 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32224

ALL WELCOME - Open Source Enthusiasts, Programmers, Hackers, Hobbyists. This meetup is language agnostic. Come hang out at Starbucks 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, September 25th 2019

Sketch & Design - North Florida

Version Control with Sketch
Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 6:00PM
Black Diamond (@ SS&C Advent)
9000 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville fl 32256

How can we save versions or a history of our design? How can we do it in a clean, organized, and sane way?

Tonight's meetup will be a talk and demo of version control with Sketch. We will look at amazing tools, like Abstract (https://www.abstract.com/), as well as the new features in "Sketch for Teams". We'll also take a look at some creative and not so great approaches to version control that can cause headaches for you and your collaborators.

Agenda:
6:00-6:15: Check-in, grab some food
6:15-7:15: Version Control with Sketch (Talk + Demo)
7:15-7:45: Discussion, Q&A
7:45-8:00: Wrap-up, hang out

Thursday, September 26th 2019

Tech On Tap Jax

September Tech on Tap
Thursday, September 26th 2019, 5:30PM
Bold City Brewery
2670 Rosselle St #7
Jacksonville FL 32204

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, September 26th 2019, 7:00PM
Groundswell Offices
4230 Pablo Professional Court, Suite 250, Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville FL

Join us this month as Michael Dimmitt discusses front end data structures, and a peek into a data structure in a database.

We'll walk through Sorted Arrays, Binary Search Trees, Heaps and Hashes. Michael will be packing this months talk by discussing these structures in Ruby, JavaScript, Go an Java--and possibly a few others.

He'll also discuss balancing of trees, and directed and undirected graphs.

Michael is an avid learner who enjoys exploring different technologies, and different solutions to problems. He currently considers himself an enthusiast in Elixir, a dabbler in ruby and a doer in things in JavaScript and Bash.

He attends various local technology meetups and hosts a regular Saturday Code and Coffee at Starbucks. He has also just recently launched, LunchPool, a lunch time networking app.

Be sure to mark your calendars, it's sure to be a mind-opening talk with plenty of discussion.

Tuesday, October 1st 2019

Tuesday, October 1st 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, October 3rd 2019

Jax Code And Coffee

Ancient City Ruby Edition
Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 7:00AM
Maple Street Biscuit Company- JAX Beach
410 3rd St N
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250

We're hosting a special edition of Code and Coffee to coincide with the Ancient City Ruby conference (https://www.ancientcityruby.com) going on in Jax Beach this October. This is an unofficial event so you do not need a conference ticket to attend. If you're going to be out at the beach that morning please stop by and have some coffee and a biscuit with us.

As always, there are no presentations, no agendas, and no preferred tech stacks. No matter what your background or experience level you are welcome and encouraged to come!

Tuesday, October 8th 2019

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 5:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

This month is ... Lightening Talks! Comment below with something React/React Native-related you can share in 5-10 minutes!

If you’ve never presented before this is a fantastic and safe opportunity to start! Please feel free to message me with any questions.

🎉 After party TBD! 🎉

PyJax: Jacksonville Python Users

PyJax Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, October 8th 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.

RubyJax

Open Hax
Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 7:00PM
Starbucks
4761 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32224

ALL WELCOME - Open Source Enthusiasts, Programmers, Hackers, Hobbyists. This meetup is language agnostic. Come hang out at Starbucks 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!

Thursday, October 10th 2019

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 6:30PM
Availity
5555 Gate Parkway Suite 110
Jacksonville FL 32256

Functional development with typescript and Andrew Carver