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I.T. Educational & Social Events

Silverlight To Lead Silverlight-Prism Users Group
     Join us at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon, January 20th in  Doral for a meeting that will bring you into 21st century functionality from your 20th century technology.
     Are you managing mission critical, enterprise applications written in Visual Basic 6.0 with COM+ ? Have you heard the calling?  We need 21st century functionality from our 20th century technology - how do we do it? 
     While we're not talking about punch card upgrades or expanding Y2K fields, we are answering the current challenge with the Microsoft Prism framework.  Come and learn how to leverage your technology assets to solve both today`s challenge and prepare for tomorrow's challenges.
For more information and to register, click:


Two Important Lunch And Learn Events Coming To Terremark
     Join us on Wednesday, January 20th to discuss Cost Effective Lead Generation and again on Thursday, January 28th as we discuss Migrating to the Clouds at the Terremark offices in Miami.  Two great speakers, Two great discussions, two weeks - these Lunch And Learn events just keep getting better! See you there!
For more information and to register, click:

Sherlock Movie night at the:

Azure South Florida Users Group
     Join us on Thursday, January 21st as Joe Healy of Microsoft presents another dining and learning experience at the Sherlock Technology Offices in Miami Beach for the Azure South Florida Users Group.  Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft® datacenters.
     Prior to the AsFug meeting, Sherlock will be giving Sherlock Holmes Movie passes to Sherlock trivia winners and we'll be watching Sherlock videos.  Wow, does that sound fun, or what!
For links to more information on Azure the inaugural AsFug meeting, go to:


You're invited to join the celebration of:
Alex's Birthday party!
Friday night, January 22nd, 8pm 
@the BankAtlantic Center with the:

Enjoy Dinner, Adult Beverages (open bar), and the Lingerie Football League in action:
The first five people to call Alex and reference the newsletter will receive complementary tickets. 
Otherwise, please buy the tickets from Debbie (954-835-7227) at the BankAtlantic Center referencing "Alex Funkhouser's Birthday Party" for $75 each. The $15 parking fee is included in the ticket price 
7pm Pre-Game tailgate party in the parking lot - meet some of the Miami Caliente's finest!
8pm Club seating with Open Bar and Munchies
9:15:  Game time!
Post game, who knows???


SFTA Presents The 2010 State Of The Technology Industry Report
     Join us on Thursday, January 28th in Ft. Lauderdale as Akshay Sharma, leader of the Research Agenda for Converged Infrastructure Worldwide discusses mobile infrastructure (radio and core), mobile broadband, cloud-based Telco 2.0 initiatives, WiMAX/Wi-Fi, PacketCable, VoIP, IMS, FMC, and trends in core network distributed softswitch architectures.  Ultimate Software's Bill Hicks and St. Thomas University's Jim Bussey will lead the panel.
For more information and to register, click:


Brian Knight Comes To Miramar SQL Users Group
     Join us on Thursday, January 28th in Miramar as the Miramar SQL Users Group kick off the new year with Brian Knight discussing data warehousing.  And if that isn't enough, get there early for pizza and schmoozing at 6pm. 
For more information and to register, click:


Max Trinidad to Kick off 2010 with FPSUG
     Join us on Thursday, January 28th in Plantation as Microsoft MVP Max Trinidad begins the new year Working With PowerShell Profiles.  There will be lots of giveaways, discussions (about more than just Profiles), and much, much more.   
For more information and to register, click:

Johnny Martinez Jr. Kicks Off PMI 2010 Dinner Meetings

     Join us on Thursday, February 4th in Doral as the South Florida Chapter of PMI kicks off the new year with their first dinner meeting of 2010.  Johnny Martinez, Jr., Director of Miami-Dade's Office of Capital Improvements (OCI), will provide us with an overview on project management approaches and trends along with insights into working in the public sector.  Mr. Martinez will discuss project management approaches, lessons learned, tools, techniques and practices, and commentary on the public sector industry and methods.  This is not an event to miss!
For more information and to register, click:

5th Annual South Florida Code Camp Next Month
     Join us on Saturday, February 27th at DeVry in Miramar for a FREE one day GEEK FEST held on Saturday February 27, 2010. This is the fifth year for South Florida Code Camp. The event will have speakers from the local community and beyond. Speakers will be presenting some of the most requested topics like ASP.NET AJAX, Visual Studio 2008, MVC Framework, Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation, Sharepoint 2007 and SQL Server 2005. This event is like Tech-Ed for Free but it's community driven by a group of dedicated volunteers and speakers. Breakfast and lunch is included!

For more information and to register, click:
Last call for Corporate Sponsorships:  Meet over 700 South Florida .NET Professionals, all in one place.

SQL Server 2005/2008 Internals and Query Tuning

     Join us on Monday, March 22nd at the Microsoft Offices in Ft. Lauderdale for an advanced 5-day course designed for advanced SQL Server Professionals.  The course includes extensive demonstrations that illustrate the details of SQL Server internals as well as tuning techniques.  The course will be presented on SQL 2008 and cover features specific to that version, but most will be relevant to SQL Server 2005 as well.

***For a $500 early sign-up discount, sign-up before February 14th and contact Alex for the discount code ***

For more information and to register, click:

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Go ahead and shake your groove thing with these Saturday Night Speakers! If you long for the disco days of platforms and bellbottoms, our Saturday Night Speakers are sure to help you get your groove back!

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We discuss the current status and developing trends in the professional employment market in South Florida and beyond.


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 How does this sound? Write an article on on techniques for coding Windows Client applications. Include some screen shots and code samples. Tag your article with the keywords "windows 7". That's it! You're entered to win one of THREE HP TouchSmart Notebooks! Pretty sweet deal. More details can be found at this URL - . The contest ends 2010-Feb-03.

Carpe diem.... >««(o>... Building .NET developer communities in Florida


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Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Job Shadowing is a nationwide effort where hundreds of thousands of workplaces welcome millions of student shadows through their doors.  Job Shadowing is an academically motivating educational activity dedicated to giving kids an up-close look at the world of work. 
Contact:  Rebecca Ann Fields  or  Alina Puentes, Phone: 305-995-1922
Would you like to host I.T. interns in your company?  Please see:
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We recorded the first episode of the new season at the .NET Gold Coast Users Group holiday party meeting - 12 fantastic speakers brining you the latest technology you need to know!  We'll post the program as soon as we're done editing. 
Stay tuned!

The South Florida I.T. Job Market is looking better now than it has in over a year
Click on the Position Titles for more details or enter the Job# through the Job Opportunities link at
Job #              Position Title
1,014Business Intelligence Analyst-Report Writer
1,013Senior .NET Web Application Developer (C#)
1,012Help Desk-Systems Administrator
1,011Data Modeler/Sr. Cognos Report Writer
1,007SQL DBA-OLAP Administrator
1,006VB.Net Developer
1,004IT Director
1,002Cerner System Analyst--Associate
1,001Cerner Systems Analyst
1,000Reporting Specialist-Co-ordinator
873SQL Server Developer/DBA
872SQL Data Analytics Manager
870Port a .Net SDK to JavaSE
869Senior C# Win/Web Developer
867UI Developer
864Sr MicroStrategy BI/DW Analyst
859DW Architect with BI Developer Skills
858Data Center Engineer
857SQL Developer-DTS
854Visual Basic-Web Developer
851Project Manager--PMP
850Sr Engineer
849Senior SQL Server DBA
817Siemens Invision Analyst
793Director of Application Development
792Asterisk Administrator
700Mid & SR Level C# .NET Programmer
572Office Administrator/Junior Recruiter
482Jr Systems Admin-
291Account Developers & IT Recruiters
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