As of this morning at 7am, 12/11/12, 857 ITPalooza tickets have been sold, including 47 CIO registrations. A limited number of VIPVendor tickets remain. VIP ticket holders receive reserved seating for the FBI keynote address in the atrium, and access to the courtyard VIP Lounge where you’ll network with technology executives while enjoying the concert. Use this link to access your pass while supplies last.
VIP Vendor Tickets Link: http://itpalooza.eventbrite.com/
It’s finally here! After 9 weeks of planning and hard work, a dedicated team of South Florida Tech Professionals has pulled together an event that normally would be 9 months in the making. Our host, NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences has been incredible and Levenle’s experience with event planning and coordination has been invaluable.
We have attracted over 60 User Groups, 47 Industry Sponsors and 40 prominent industry presenters. In addition we will be supporting 4 charities to the tune of $21,000 in cash and gifts. To my fellow Organizing Committee members and on behalf of the entire South Florida Tech Community, I say a huge Thank You – You are Rock Stars!
Remember to bring your Eventbrite Tickets, your unwrapped new toys for the Toys for Tots drive, and cash for parking, food & beverages.
ITPalooza Welcome Letter from the Governor of the State of Florida
Download the PDF
$5 CASH PARKING. There will be a parking attendant collecting the fee at the entrance to the parking garage. Please make sure you have $5 Dollars in cash to pay the parking attendant. Only park in the designated garage or you’ll risk getting a higher priced parking ticket.
The Davie Police and NSU Parking Authority have heard how big ITPalooza is and they insist on Traffic and Crowd Control measures. In addition to your $5 per car, we also have to pay $1,330 for the police officers.
Organizing Committee & Volunteer Luncheon
The Organizing committee and Volunteers are requested to meet at the venue in room 1053 at 12pm on 12/12/12 for an appreciation luncheon. You will receive your assignments and other instructions for the event. Thank you for your service, without you ITPalooza would not be possible.
If you missed Sunday’s ITPalooza Update Newsletter you can find it here.
Registration is still FREE!
More South Florida companies plan IT hiring in 2013 – Alex Funkhouser
South Florida Business Journal
“Job opportunities in the hot IT areas are off the charts with demand outstripping supply,” said Alex Funkhouser, CEO of Miami Beach-based IT recruiting firm SherlockTech Staffing. “This has caused us to help develop IT Internship programs between local schools and companies…” More..
IT workers in demand in South Florida, survey says
A survey of 500 IT professionals and local companies shows strong signs of a turnaround in South Florida IT hiring. Fifty-seven percent of responding local companies indicated that they plan to hire additional IT staff in 2013. according to the survey recently conducted by IT recruiting firm SherlockTech Staffing. This compares to 20 percent in 2011. The positions most in demand are mobile application developers, with South Florida starting salaries in the $100-120,000 range. More..
Stephanie Sylvestre a Real Leader in Community Empowerment
by Stephanie Sylvestre
I am not sure how to begin this message because there is so much joy and excitement coursing through my veins! I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get people to form great teams so that they can do amazing and incredible things and with the help of the Habitat staffers, board of directors and DD Eisenberg, the ‘Women Build of Miami’ has become an incredible team that does amazing things. Not sure if you saw the Miami Herald on Thursday where the women build program was featured on the front page! While I had to wait a few days to see the article because I was in Haiti as a team member for the Women Build team as part of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project & Habitat International, I was really excited to see the article.
I pray that you have the best holiday season ever and remind everyone that you still have time to donate to Habitat
ITWomen has a 24-hour Window to Receive Donation Matches on Give Miami Day Dec 12
1. The Miami Foundation will match a percentage of every donation between $25 and $10,000.
2. Incentive contests throughout the 24-hour period offer thousands of dollars in prizes to participating nonprofits.
All donations must be made via debit or credit card at GiveMiamiDay.org. No gifts from checks, cash, securities or recommendations from donor advised funds will be accepted for this giving event. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded) and will be for the unrestricted use of your selected charity. Please note that Give Miami Day is a program of The Miami Foundation.
Try the new ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ button on our website and leverage the power of your profile when applying for a position through the SherlockTech Staffing website. More..