Are we doing enough?

Are we doing enough?

I continue to meet South Florida residents who seem entirely unaware of the tremendous technology community that exists in our region. They are always surprised when I tell them about the wealth of technology courses available to students at our top ranked accredited Universities and Colleges. They shake their heads in disbelief when I explain the wealth of technological history, from IBM to Motorola. And they are amazed at the magnitude of tech companies like Citrix, Magic Leap and Ultimate Software.

Perhaps we need to widen our scope?

If you have similar experiences to share, please email me or leave a comment below.

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Candidate of the week: Senior SQL Server DBA/Architect

Candidate of the week: Senior SQL Server DBA/Architect

 

Senior SQL Server DBA/Architect.
Friendly, low key, highly intelligent, these are characteristics of our Candidate of the Week, an enterprise level SQL Server DBA/Architect with 20 years of enterprise level success from companies including IBM, AIG, and AutoNation.
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Current Location  Broward, Not willing to relocate
Willing to Travel  Yes
Salary Range
$115K
Current Position Senior SQL Server DBA/Architect
Skill and Experience 20 years of enterprise level success from companies including IBM, AIG, and AutoNation

  • Expertise in SQL Server 2014, 2012, 2008
  • Complete ETL life cycle
  • OLTP & OLAP environments requiring 24×7 production support
  • Strong SDLC experience
Education / Certifications  MS Computer Science, BS Computer Science.
Visa Requirements  US Citizen
Start Date Available Immediately
Interview Availability Available Immediately
Comments  Friendly; low key; high intelligence; hard working

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2016 Miami NAF Mega Student Industry Conference – May 18

2016 Miami NAF Mega Student Industry Conference – May 18

The Annual NAF Mega Student Industry Conference “Paving the Way to a Future Career” – is taking place at the Doubletree Convention Center on May 18, 2016.

1400 students will be able to view displays throughout breakfast and lunch. College/Company information will be advertised on the conference website (on College/Career Fair web page) and will receive mention in the conference program.

  • Feature your college/company to over 1400 high school students
  • Interview eligible students for internship or employment
  • $250 Registration Fee for a Display Table (Friend of the Conference Sponsorship)
  • Breakfast/lunch will be provided for one attendee at each display table.

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Download Career Fair Form

Or visit the Sign Up page to download Career Fair and Sponsorship forms

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$75/hour to $175K Top Job Pick: Senior Java Developer, both Contract & Perm – Miami

$75/hour to $175K Top Job Pick: Senior Java Developer, both Contract & Perm – Miami

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Our Client Located in Miami, FL is looking for a Senior Java Developer who will be responsible for design, development, operation, and maintenance of web-based Java applications, web services, web interfaces for desktop and mobile. The Web Developer uses technical knowledge to solve business problems by means of a systematic and disciplined approach. Focusing on the Java tier of our web applications, works closely with our front-end developers others to write clean, modular, and efficient code. The Web Developer is an integral role within our client’s digital marketing department that actively codes and develops the next generation of their website, planning portals, promotional landing pages, and mobile websites.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, develop and implement site objectives
  • Code digital products and their new features at the application layer. Code will include APIs and services to enable bookings, reservations, loyalty, online check-in, personalization, and social media.
  • Plan, design, and implement complex web interfaces to internet applications in full SDLC process
  • Define interdependency with other disciplines and be involved in the testing and certification
  • Recommend system solutions by comparing alternatives
  • Lead, direct and provide technical guidance to team
  • Liaison with other departments
  • Stay current on best practices

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Web Development or equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Java & J2EE development, JSON, XML / XSLT, TSQL, MVC frameworks including Struts and Spring, Integration with web services
  • 2+ years of experience of HTML5, CSS, Javascript, AJAX
  • Experience working on at least one of the following:
  • Large enterprise-level marketing sites
  • International eCommerce sites — developing user interactions and complex product catalog-related integrations with other applications
  • A lifestyle brand or branded manufacturer with a direct channel or a retailer’s eCommerce channel

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Expertise in computer science, engineering
  • Able to formulate, communicate and implement
  • Proven ability to collaborate
  • Capable of working independently
  • Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Exposure to Service-Oriented Architecture and Web Service development standards (SOAP, XML, WSDL) and Spring and Hibernate frameworks
  • Agile/Scrum development methods
  • Solid understanding of estimation activities
  • Meet deadline within budget, schedule and quality
  • Accountable for cost of systems and services

ENGINEERING / DEVELOPER SKILLS:

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX
  • Java & J2EE
  • MVC frameworks including Struts and Spring
  • Integration with web services
  • JSON, XML / XSLT
  • TSQL
  • SVN
  • Relational databases
  • Design patterns

 

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Future of Mobile in Latin America with Google & Twitter – May 4

Future of Mobile in Latin America with Google & Twitter – May 4

Over 400 million people live in one of the biggest markets on earth just south of us. Many of these people are skipping the land line and desktop computing revolutions, and starting with mobile.

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Join us as we learn from experts in the industry who will discuss what market impacts this entails. How will smartphone adoption change things? How will faster and cheaper broadband connections impact the market? What opportunities are there for Miami to play a role in this?

Marco Botero, Head of Sales at Twitter Miami

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Marco joined Twitter from ESPN, where he oversaw the entire digital sales team from a regional perspective as Director of Strategy & Digital Sales. Prior to ESPN, Marco spent 8 years within the Sony Pictures Television (SPT) networks group. At Twitter, he is responsible for advertising revenue that extends across Latin America. Beyond his current role, Marco is also an active board member at eMerge Americas and he actively advises startups on how to approach advertising within their monetization strategy

Carlos Pedraja, Agency Business Development Lead – LATAM at Google

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Carlos joined Google in 2011 from MSN, where he spent two years as a US Hispanic Specialist Sales. Prior to MSN, Carlos spent time at News Corporation working on MySpace Latino and at the Tribune Company.

SQL Certification with Marilyn Rousseau – May 4

SQL Certification with Marilyn Rousseau – May 4

Becoming certified in SQL Server is a great career move and can be very rewarding for a new or seasoned database professional. This session will provide you with an overview of the SQL Server Certification program, including the changes made to the program for certification on SQL Server 2012 and 2014. You’ll also discover the benefits of becoming certified, and some of the best ways in which to do so. You’ll leave the session armed with great tips and tricks that the presenter has used for passing the exams on the first try. If you are thinking about getting certified in SQL Server in the near future, then this session is definitely for you.

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SFIMA Presents Park Howell  “How to Drive Business Results for Organizations with the One True Superpower We All Possess – Storytelling” – May 12

SFIMA Presents Park Howell “How to Drive Business Results for Organizations with the One True Superpower We All Possess – Storytelling” – May 12

In today’s world, brands no longer dominate mass media. The masses are the media. The culprit? Technology. Business story strategist and acclaimed podcaster, Park Howell of BusinessofStory.com will explore one of the hottest topics in business today: storytelling. Howell will lead an interactive business storytelling workshop showing attendees how to drive business results in a communications playing field that is now more level than ever. Ideal for entrepreneurs and business owners in any industry, marketers, advertisers, and non-profits.

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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.

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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: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/524/Sponsors/SponsorSignup.aspx

 

Why good design matters

Why good design matters

We live in an increasingly diverse world. A world of Apple-style hi-tech product development and an ever-expanding internet. As a result, our expectations of what makes a good product are more than likely biased by our best experiences. We expect everything to be as good as our best experience and when it’s not that good we vent our disapproval, often with vitriol, on internet forums and in social media.

The problem hare is a mixed one, it’s a problem of managing expectation and balancing the cost of developing good products. If we move the discussion in the web space, we find similar issues. On the one hand we’re working on multi-billion dollar platform like Facebook and in the next browser tab were interacting with a website built to a tiny budget using off-the-shelf technology.

However, even budget websites can benefit from good design and not just aesthetics but good user experience. It’s true that most web developers are almost completely blind to the needs of user experience, they’re more interested in functionality. So how do we address this slowly emerging corner of the Internet? Thankfully, user experience or UX is starting to become a more common feature of the middle-weight website world. Look out for good website experiences and let us know what you find in the comments below.

$150K Top Job Pick: Senior Ruby Developer/Architect/Team Lead – Miami

$150K Top Job Pick: Senior Ruby Developer/Architect/Team Lead – Miami

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Do you love coding in Ruby on Rails?

Through your code, do you want to improve the lives of thousands of people every day?

If yes, then come, live in Miami and lead a team exceptional developers working in a fast-paced environment building world-class software that heals lives.

We’re looking for a Senior Developer/Architect with a passion for programming beautiful code.

  • Write clean, maintainable and efficient code
  • Design robust, scalable and secure features
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, SCRUM, refactoring, code standards)
  • Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies into design
  • Preferred BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven working experience in developing applications with Ruby on Rails
  • Demonstrable knowledge of front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS & JQuery
  • Experience developing highly interactive applications
  • A firm grasp of object oriented analysis and design
  • Good knowledge of relational databases
  • Working knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases
  • 5 to 10+ years of professional programming experience in various languages
  • Relocation assistance provided

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