What we're about

The Gold Coast User Group (GCUG) is a "Community Driven" IT Professional and Developer Users Group. Headquartered in Palm Beach County, the Gold Coast is a South Florida Community that spans the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Metropolitan areas. GCUG is the original and longest running IT Professional and Developer Users Group in this Community. GCUG is a member of SQL PASS (https://www.pass.org) since 2004 and Power BI User Groups (https://www.pbiusergroup.com/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=faa4522e-dc71-473a-8808-06f2023da8a9) (PUG) since 2015.

GCUG Code of Conduct

GCUG does not tolerate any behavior that is degrading to any individual in any form. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age, physical appearance, sexual orientation, disability, or any behavior that would violate Federal Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, or Standards of Business Conduct. Individuals are responsible for knowing and abiding by these standards.Unacceptable behavior includes (without limitation):

No disrespectful behavior. This includes threats, harassment, stalking, abuse, slurs, profanity, personal attacks, sexual remarks or innuendos, physical violence, public speculation about others and any other behavior that Microsoft deems inconsistent Microsoft culture and standards.

No impersonations of a host or another user.

No illegal or offensive activities. Do not publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene or other unlawful material or discussion.

No libel or slander against any persons or entities. Libel includes false statements made in written form, such as statements posted to forums or other publicly accessible websites, electronic mail or any other printed form.

No plagiarism. Individuals may only post original work or work that they have written permission to post.

No discrimination or harassment. GCUG is committed to providing a harassment-free experience to Program participants regardless of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical size, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or technology choices. Harassment is unwelcome verbal, physical or virtual behavior based on the characteristics identified above.

No sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, physical or virtual behavior based on sex and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same or different gender. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

• Unwelcome sexual advances
• Sexual comments or inappropriate gender-based jokes
• Excessive, unwelcome romantic attention
• Offering or conditioning an employment benefit or preferential treatment, like a promotion or job assignment, in exchange for sexual favors
• Unwelcome physical contact
• Sharing or displaying sexually explicit content
• Using sexually degrading words

GCUG participants should be kind, professional, and respectful to others.

Reporting: If you become aware of a conduct violation on or offline, you are encouraged to report it to the group organizers or Meetup. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Program or event staff immediately.I

Upcoming events (2)

DeFi vs CeFi Cryptocurrency: A Programmers Perspective by Joe Homnick, CPA

There is an interesting competition and interaction between decentralized finance (DeFi) and centralized finance (CeFi) currently occurring in the cryptocurrency industry. There is also a hybrid environment called CeDeFi.

In this session we will look at, from a software developer perspective, how CeFi and DeFi are similar and different. DeFi and CeFi share similarities in the sense that they both involve the same financial services and promote the adoption of decentralized ledger technologies (DLTs). However, several significant differences split DeFi and CeFi into two different worlds. We will drill into how both CeFi and DeFi are implemented differently regarding Decentralized Apps (DAPP), Controllability, Risk and Profitability.

We will also be looking at how some of the publicly posted DAPP code is structured.

The last 10 months of GCUG in-person and remote meetings have been a safe and resounding success, so we will keep up this format for this meeting. The in-person portion will be limited to 20 attendees in an outdoor Boca/Delray location that allows for social distancing. Safely prepared and packaged food and libations will be provided. Contact [masked] if you would like to join the limited in-person portion of meeting.

**This session is not in any way giving financial advice, investing entails risk and is the sole responsibility of the investor**

Data Developer: A 30+ Year Retrospective by the “OGs of the UG”

** Moving event to September 23, 2021, this was the first UG event delayed due to Covid, Cendeyn Spaces is expecting to be open for meetings in August, so we should be able to have a usual in-person crowd then **

We don’t know “Who let the dogs out”, but the “Original Gangstas of the Users Group” (OGs of the UG) community movement organizers in South Florida are “Putting the Band Back Together” for this event.

Panelists scheduled to appear are:

Jason Beres
Alex Funkhouser
Paul George
Joe Homnick
Dave Noderer
Shervin Shakibi

The OGs of the UG will be discussing the evolution of the Data Developer in a panel format. From FoxPro to Artificial Intelligence, these “Usual Suspects” will share their unique perspectives based on almost 30 years of contributing to the UG movement along the Gold Coast.

This panel will undoubtedly be entertaining as they share a wealth of information gained from decades of experience in the IT industry. Please be sure to RSVP and join us for light libations and snacks courtesy of our sponsor Infragistics.

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