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100+ Interviews @MiamiNAF Conference

You hire interns, the grant pays the interns. We owe Superintendent Carvalho tremendous gratitude. His phenomenal leadership of our public schools prepares our youth for career success. Last week, May 18, was the 2016 NAF Mega Student Industry Conference held in Miami.

Over 100 interviews for internships took place. (There’s still time to post your openings on and conduct interviews at your offices.)

The Keynote address was presented by Bobby Petrocelli, Founder of the non-profit organization, 10 Seconds, Inc. Also presenting throughout the morning were Soley Gonzalez, Community Relations South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union Co-Chair NAF MEGA Conference Committee, Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Interim Vice President Multi-Cultural Tourism Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau Co-Chair NAF MEGA Conference Committee.

Candidate of the Week: SQL DBA/Developer

Candidate of the Week: SQL DBA/Developer


SQL DBA/Developer This award-winning, senior level Data Base developer is experienced in all aspects of SQL development and administration. He has experience in upgrading SQL Servers as well as designing and deploying SQL Server reporting services.
Current Location Palm Beach County
Willing to Travel Palm Beach County and North Broward Area
Salary Range
Current Position SQL DBA / Developer
Skill and Experience Platforms and Servers:
Reynolds and Reynolds DMS, ADP DMS, IIS, Business Objects XI – XI R3 and Crystal Enterprise 7.0-10.0Tools:
RPM, Tivoli, Salesforce CRM, Team Foundation Server 2005-2010, Visual Source Safe, Erwin, Crystal Reports 6.0-XR2, DBArtisan, Toad for Oracle, Dundas,Great Plains 10.0, FRX, Microsoft Reporting Services 2005/2008/R2 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005-2010, RedGate SQL Monitor and ReGate product suite. Apex_SQL product suite.Databases: 
Access 97-2000, FoxPro, Oracle 8i-9i, Oracle 10g, MySQL, Microsoft Analysis Services 2000-2008, Sybase 10.0-12.1, SQL Server 6.0-2014.Programming:
SQL 6.0-2012, PL\SQL, MySQL, Crystal Server Pages ActiveX Scripting, SQL DTS and SSIS.Query Languages:
T-SQL 6.5-2012 PL/SQL Oracle 8i-9i
Education / Certifications Graduated with Associates in Science in Computer Programming and Applications.
Start Date Available immediately
Interview Availability Very flexible
Comments Candidate is based in Palm Beach County and is willing to travel to Stuart in the north to Coral Springs in the south.

If you have any question and to schedule an interview with this candidate, contact

$100K+ top Job Pick: Lead MVC .NET Developer

$100K+ top Job Pick: Lead MVC .NET Developer

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Our Client is a SAAS (Software as a service) company that has been in business for over 20 years, currently in search for a talented Microsoft Stack MVC .Net developer Lead. We work in a laid-back but result-oriented environment, always using the latest technology available.  This role is a leadership role that will involve mentoring, documentation, estimating and active development. You will be expected to design new applications and solutions, as well as guide your fellow developers towards your vision. Strong estimation experience is a must.


  • Work closely with design and development teams to build leading edge user-interface and backend solutions.
  • Create and translate detailed specifications into new or enhanced solutions including coding and deployment of .NET MVC services and web pages
  • Provide estimates on new projects
  • Write and maintain thorough development documentation
  • Provide maintenance and support of deployed applications in production environment
  • Follow project requirements and deadlines ensuring quality deliverables on schedule
  • Be responsible for coding standards
  • Perform additional duties as needed


  • 5+ years’ development experience
  • Prior experience in a technical leadership position
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of ASP .NET, MVC, Web API, C#, Visual Studio 2013+
  • Excellent knowledge of T-SQL and stored procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript, JQuery, html, CSS, AJAX
  • Excellent Analytic/Logical skills
  • College or University degree in Computer Science or a related discipline


  • Entity Framework
  • Various JavaScript libraries/ plugins (such as Knockout.JS, JQuery, DataTables, etc)
  • Knowledge of Cruise and/or Shipping Industries
  • Experience with TeamCity
  • Experience with Octopus Deploy, and PowerShell
  • Experience in SAML and SSO architecture
  • Willingness and desire to learn any of the above and more


  • Must be available to work immediately in the Miami area, FL
  • Must be eligible to work in the US

SherlockTalent Loves to share $500 referral bonus.


SFTA Presents “The Evolution and State of Coding”, Get a $200 Meetup Table – May 26

SFTA Presents “The Evolution and State of Coding”, Get a $200 Meetup Table – May 26

Join our panel of top local software development experts and learn about the Evolution and State of Coding.

Current confirmed panelists include:

Dave Noderer – CEO, President and founder of Computer Ways, Inc.

Ariel Quinones – Co-Founder of Ironhack,

Auston Bunson – a Lead Instructor at the Wyncode


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Why you should attend:

  • Meet the panel opportunity
  • Gain valuable insights into the history of computer code
  • Take away first-hand wisdom and knowledge
  • Fantastic networking opportunities


Speakers and Panelists (Confirmed)



Mark DeMeo is currently Sr. Vice President, Consulting at AAJ Technologies. During Mark’s tenure as CIO at Tracfone Wireless the company grew from $800 million to over $6 Billion in revenue and expanded from one brand to eight brands. Mark’s first company merged with the Revere Group, and provided consulting and enterprise architecture to clients such as AC Nielsen, Budget Rent A Car, Wrigley, Baxter, Harley Davidson, Duke Energy, Bank of America, Nestle NA and Union Carbide.

dave nodeer

Dave Noderer is CEO / President and founder of Computer Ways, Inc., a Microsoft Partner. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology with graduate and continuing education courses from University of Rochester and Northeastern University. He spent over 20 years designing multiprocessor computers, writing microcode and managing projects before starting Computer Ways, Inc. in 1994.

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Nizar Khalife is the Lead Instructor for Ironhack in Miami. Nizar has been writing code for a living for almost 10 years. Prior to Ironhack, he has led projects for brands such as PlayStation, Samsung and Lexus and enjoys sharing his knowledge at local conferences and meetups. Now he teaches coding full-time at Ironhack. Nizar was raised in Puerto Rico and enjoys video games, films and manga.


Jose Rosario is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.  In his current role as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at The GEO Group he provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment that supports a 20,000+ strong work force.


Auston Bunson is a Lead Instructor at the Wyncode, Wyncode’s mission is to immerse ambitious individuals in an inspiring and demanding learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen. He is a self-taught programmer & the former CTO of as well as the founder of SuperConf one of the first tech conferences to happen in Miami where companies like LiveNinja & CodeSchool launched.


Sari Kulthm has a Master of Science in Electrical engineering and is the Manager for Tech Educations Programs at Miami Dade College’s innovative hub, The Idea Center. Previously, Sari Has taught programming, microprocessors, and electronics courses at the engineering school of Miami Dade College. He is now also the Lead Instructor for the establishment of CS50x Miami, the local chapter of the flagship Harvard University introduction to computer science training program for entry-level tech job placements. In partnership with LaunchCode, he built a successful local support structure for the program to include lectures, sections, coding hours, and events, all aimed at exposing the unique culture to all Miami Dade College campuses and the greater South Florida community. His expertise in computer science and excellence in education, offers the best technical and creative capabilities needed for the next generation of software developers.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Pre-Event Sponsor $1000 – Only 1 Available!!!
A 30 minute time slot immediately prior to the main panel gives you an open mic to present your company’s valuable products and services to our assembled guest.

  • 30 minute presentation time
  • Logo on event web page
  • Company meet-up table
  • 2 event passes

Silver Event Sponsors $500
You get a 2 minuets of podium time for a product and services shout-out as well as a company meet-up table.

  • Logo on event web page
  • 2 minutes presentation time
  • Company meet-up Table
  • 2 event passes

Company Meet-up Table $200
Meet and greet event attendees and explain your business benefits to South Florida’s top professionals.

  • Company meet-up table.
  • 2 event passes

Parking Options:

  • $5.00 Valet parking is available at Axis Space
  • LAZ Parking – 200 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Broward County GG – 151 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
TDWI: Jen Underwood – Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid Solutions – Jun 3

TDWI: Jen Underwood – Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid Solutions – Jun 3

TDWI cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI South Florida Chapter meeting on Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speaker, JEN UNDERWOOD, founder of Impact Analytix, LLC, is a renowned leader in the data warehousing, business intelligence, reporting and predictive analytics industry. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Presentation: Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid Solutions,
Jen Underwood, Founder of Impact Analytix, LLC.

As more data shifts to cloud while data volume and variety continues to grow, many organizations are considering hybrid data storage, integration and business intelligence offerings. By leveraging a combination of software as a service (SaaS) solutions, data virtualization, marketplaces, cloud and on-premises data sources along with existing on-premises data warehouses and business intelligence assets, analytics leaders can deliver the most value from data. Hybrid solutions can solve time to value and data migration pains but those benefits come with new security and data gravity challenges. Please join me in this session to explore hybrid business intelligence today.

Presentation: Surfing Analytics Technology Waves,
Jen Underwood, Founder of Impact Analytix, LLC.

Digital transformation opens up an ocean of opportunity for business analysts and data professionals to help reinvent and disrupt traditional markets. We are seeing an unprecedented pace of innovation today. Analytics automation, smart/cognitive apps, embedded intelligence, robotics, mobile, cloud, hybrid, virtual reality combined with data visualization, and other mind boggling technological boundaries are changing the workplace in a big data/IoT world. Please join me in exploring these advances and forecast market changes to successfully surf the tides of change in planning your analytics career journey.

Terry B. Jones Founder of Kayak, Travelocity Talks Innovation at SFIMA – Jun 9

Terry B. Jones Founder of Kayak, Travelocity Talks Innovation at SFIMA – Jun 9

Every business needs to stay ahead of the innovation curve, but where to start?  The South Florida Interactive Marketing Association will host travel technology guru and innovation advocate, Terry B. Jones, at its June monthly educational meeting to share simple, but powerful steps companies can take to establish a culture open to change and dedicated to innovation.


Using stories from personal and professional experiences, Jones will demonstrate

  1. How to create innovative teams
  2. How to generate and select the best innovative ideas
  3. How to build a culture of innovation

This session is ideal for business leaders and entrepreneurs. All attendees will walk away with step-by-step lessons they can immediately use in their organizations.


Terry B. Jones

Terry B. Jones – Chairman , WayBlazer and Managing Principal ON Inc.

Best known for founding and serving as founding Chairman of, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones, began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines in marketing and information technology, capping his career as Chief Information Officer of its SABRE division. While at SABRE he led a team of six working on a project that became Jones served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales. He left Travelocity when the company was taken private and became part of the founding team at, a company that yet again revolutionized how travel was purchased. He served as Chairman of the company from its founding until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 billion dollars in 2013. Today he is the Chairman of WayBlazer and managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. He serves on the boards of Boingo, Smart Destinations and Camping and Education Foundation. He has previously served on the boards of Entrust, Overture, La Quinta Hotels, Luxury Link and EarthLink. He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst and Sierra Angels.

MVP Open Day: Microsoft reaffirms its commitment to community building

MVP Open Day: Microsoft reaffirms its commitment to community building

Microsoft MVP Open Day was held in Alpharetta, GA May 14, 2016. During the event, MVPs, RDs, and Microsoft stakeholders delivered technical and non-technical sessions of interest to all MVPs and RDs.

The MVP Open Day provided opportunities that support regional MVP/RD engagement and to offered an environment to connect with regional Microsoft stakeholders, network among the MVP and RD Community and to offer professional development training. 


Florida Team



US MVP/RD Open Days – May 14, 2016 – Alpharetta, GA



Southeast DX Panel Blain Barton, Ian Philpot, Kristin Ottofy and DX Metro Lead Tommy Patterson engaging with MVPs



US MVP/RD Open Days – May 14, 2016 – Alpharetta, GA

Call for Sponsors & Attendees – SQL Saturday #525 – Jun 18

Call for Sponsors & Attendees – SQL Saturday #525 – Jun 18

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.


When: Jun 18 2016
Where: Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Davie, Florida, 33314, United States

Sponsorship ranges from $500 to $2000 depending on the package you select, and we’re always willing to discuss custom solutions to meet your needs.

Sponsors signup here:


The NFL & Win10

The NFL & Win10

Our buddy Blain Barton plays real-time NFL/Surface success – Super Bowl deciding factor? If you’re an NFL fan you may have noticed how embedded the Microsoft Surface has become both on the side-lines and within the teams. Join Blain and Mike Downy, principal evangelist for sports partnerships, as they take a deep dive in to Microsoft’s partnership with the NFL.

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Top Job Pick: Business Developers & IT Recruiters – Miami, Fort Lauderdale

Top Job Pick: Business Developers & IT Recruiters – Miami, Fort Lauderdale

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SherlockTalent is seeking friendly, outgoing, dynamic individuals to join our sales & recruiting team. As a Business Developer and/or Recruiter, you will be responsible for developing and servicing companies and their job orders who are hiring staff into their IT departments. You will pursue these prospective clients and candidates through leads generated in our existing list of contacts, company sponsored events, advertising resources, the internet and through personal contacts made through Purpose Driven Networking.

You will personally meet with clients and candidates, and be responsible for developing business and candidate relationships. You will assess technical needs, recommend opportunities, and provide technical staffing solutions.  SherlockTalent is well known and respected in the IT industry. We welcome professionals from the senior most experienced level as well as to recent college graduates.

You must be passionate about technology and helping people, as well as have the strong desire to succeed. Any previous professional experience with outbound sales is a big plus. To be successful in this position, you will need:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a high degree of professionalism and polish.
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set as there is no cap on commissions-the more you close the more you will earn
  • A head for business development, a sense of urgency, a competitive instinct, and a strong desire to do what it takes to make it happen.
  • Participate in Technical Organizations & Attend Networking Events.

This is a Career Opportunity to learn the Information Technology Staffing Business with one of South Florida’s most dynamic and fastest growing firms. SherlockTalent Staffing has been noted by South Florida Business Journal as a top staffing firm.

We will consider entry level candidates with a background of achievement and a commitment to your own success. Competitive Salary plus Commissions and benefits package including Health Care, Dental and Vision insurance.

Please forward your resume to:

Phone: 1-888-SherStaff (888-743-7782) or 305-651-6500