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 Do not publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene or other unlawful material or discussion.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)

Power BI Learn and DA-100 Test Prep. In-person and Remote Meeting

Join co-presenters David Cobb and Joe Homnick for a unique way to learn Power BI while preparing for Microsoft Certification Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI. This session will go through practice exam questions and then analyze the answers. The GCUG has held many meetings in this format in the past and the consensus is that it is a great learning process for attendees regardless of whether you are planning on taking the test or not. We will be doing a series of meetings that follow the Microsoft published Skills Measured for the DA-100 test as follows: Prepare the data (20-25%) Model the data (25-30%) Visualize the data (20-25%) ** Current meeting topic ** Analyze the data, deploy and maintain deliverables (20-30%) The last three GCUG in-person and remote meetings have been safe and resounding successes, so we will keep up this format for this series of meetings. The in-person portion will be limited to 10 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. ** SPECIAL OFFER TO DA-100 TEST TAKERS FROM HOMNICK SYSTEMS ** For qualified test takers (whether you are taking the exam or have already taken it) Homnick Systems is offering the following for DA-100 Certified professionals who associate with Homnick Systems. - Pay for passed DA-100 exam - Visual Studio Enterprise subscription, a $6k value, see https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/pricing-details/ for more details - supplying access to Power BI Premium features, see https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/ for more details This offer is for DA-100 certified persons who associate with Homnick Systems. Contact [masked] if you would like to hear more about this offer.

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

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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