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Recommendation: $20 million more. This past Thursday it was my honor to present testimony before the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

Chaired by Senator Don Gaetz, the session focused on the R.O.I. from Industry Certifications earned by our public school students.

The session was filled with passionate community members delivering detailed information about local education projects and initiatives. At the core was  the Florida Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) ROI discussion.

You can view the Meeting Packet Here, and view my testimony Here starting at 50:25. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education webpage is Here.

 

 

Video – Alex Funkhouser gives Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Video – Alex Funkhouser gives Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Thursday, January 22nd, Tallahassee, Alex Funkhouser, CEO of SherlockTalent presented the case for South Florida Career and Professional Education Academies (CAPE) and the value, and benefits of certification programs to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education in Tallahassee last Thursday.

Under consideration by the subcommittee is the appropriation of $97m in local K-12 funding initiatives, $48m of which goes away because it’s non-recurring and $277m for Higher Education local projects,  $118m of which goes away because it’s non-recurring.

The Subcommittee is tasked with considering how to fund new and old projects as well as how to fund education initiatives put forward by governor Scott.

You can see a video of Alex’s testimony here, starting at 50:25

$110K Top Job Pick – Senior Java Developer – Fort Lauderdale

$110K Top Job Pick – Senior Java Developer – Fort Lauderdale

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This is a lead position to manage the offshore Java development team. Any experience with Healthcare Framework (HIEOS) or Single Sign on would be great.

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• BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
• 7+ years experience as a Java Developer.
• Strong Java/J2EE Object Oriented design and development skills.
• Solid understanding of Web Standards (XML, Web Services (WS*, REST)).
• Experience with Grails 2+.
• Experience with JUnit, Spock.
• Experience with ANT, Maven and SVN source control.
• Experience with Spring 3.
• Experience with full development lifecycle from inception through implementation.
• Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills coupled with a strong work ethic.
• Strong problem solving skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.
• Strong commitment to quality, architecture and documentation.
• MySQL experience is HIGHLY preferred.
• Some experience with Jenkins and Artifactory.
• Demonstrated use and knowledge of design patterns.

South Florida TFS User Group – Jan 27

South Florida TFS User Group – Jan 27

Come learn and explore more from TFS users and experts in the first 2015 TFS User Group meeting. Join the South Florida TFS 2015 first User Group meeting being held at Liberty Power on Tuesday January 27th, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Is your company planning or already implemented Microsoft TFS 2013 or prior versions and you want to learn more about what others are doing or impacts in this space, this is the User Group for you

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