I hope that you fared well during the storm and I know that there is a lot of work to do to bring our infrastructure back on line. Vast areas of Florida have suffered damage but crews are out working around the clock to bring back power and other essential services.
FPL is warning of a multi-week restoration process.
CEO Eric Silagy told a news conference that he expects full power restoration after the storm to take “multi-weeks,” as it did after the Category 5 Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in 1992.
“Plan for extended and prolonged outages,” FPL spokesman Rob Gould told reporters. “We expect, given the fact the storm has slowed down, many of our customers will be out for a day or longer, given that, much like emergency responders, our crews cannot get out and work. It’s just too dangerous.”
Due to the wide-spread disruption in many areas, it’s not clear exactly which events will be held this week. Please check with the organiser to be sure before you set out.
Florida gained 12,500 tech industry jobs in 2014, ranking it the third-best among the 50 states, trailing only California (+32,900) and Texas (+20,100).
According to the Cyberstates 2015: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry report published by CompTIA, tech industry jobs accounted for 5.7 percent of the entire private-sector workforce.
Growth was led by the IT services sector, which added 63,300 jobs between 2013 and 2014, and the R&D, testing and engineering services sector that added 50,700 jobs.
Join me tomorrow night, August 27th, at the SFTA for a C-Level panel discussion “The Cool Side of the Cloud”. We’ll skip the boring stuff and get straight into some of the exciting things companies are going with the cloud. What has that implementation meant for their companies as they face the ever increasing demands of customers?
Have you registered for the CIO Council Fall Golf Classic?
On September 19th, the CIO Council Fall Golf Classic will bring together South Florida’s CIOs, Sponsors and golfers for a day of fun and networking in support of the CIO Council Scholarship Fund. Whether you register as a sponsor, foursome, single or lunch participant, you are in for a great day of connecting.
Tech Night at the Ballpark is tonight, Tuesday August 19th. But don’t worry there is still time toget your tickets. Join over 200 South Florida Tech professionals for an evening of networking and Baseball as the Marlins face off against the Texas Rangers.
On Wednesday, August 20th, you are invited to join Senior Technical Evangelist Blain Barton, at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami for an evening discussion around Microsoft Azure for Startups, Entrepreneurs, Students, IT Professionals and recent BizSpark subscribers.
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