• GCUG Supports Code Camp 2019 for an amazing day of free IT training!!

    Nova Southeastern University

    Gold Coast Users Group supports Code Camp on this amazing day of free training!! Sign up at https://www.fladotnet.com/codecamp/Home.aspx See these GCUG organizer sessions. Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Microsoft Visual Studio Developers by Joe Homnick 11:10AM-12:20PM, Auditorium - Room 1124 Head-to-Head: Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services (AWS) by Darius Liktorious 1:20PM-2:30PM, Auditorium - Room 1124 Take Command of AWS Command Line by David Cobb 4:00PM-5:10PM, Azure/Cloud 2 - Room 2065

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Microsoft Database Professionals by Joe Homnick

    Joe will show you the many opportunities AWS offers for data deployment and analytics from a Microsoft Database Professional perspective. He will take you on a tour of AWS features for database deployment investigating SQL Server on EC2 and RDS, Hybrid solutions, WSFC, Aurora with AWS Database Migration Service, DynamoDB and ElastiCache integration. Joe is a CPA and holds professional designations as a DBA and Data Scientist, he is a certified professional in both Microsoft and AWS technologies. https://www.homnick.com. Joint Meeting with Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group of South Florida https://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Business-Intelligence-User-Group-of-South-Florida

  • Next Gen Hybrid Cloud BootCamp Microsoft Cloud Workshops (MCW) Hackathon

    You are invited to attend an Azure Boot Camp focusing on Hybrid Solutions from Microsoft. Attendees will spend the morning of this instructor-led event in an immersive hands-on lab environment blended with some presentations. We’ll wrap things up with a hackathon where you’ll examine a real-world customer scenario and as a team design a Hybrid Architecture. Agenda Azure Migrate Hackathon - Architecting Hybrid solutions Who should attend? This event is level[masked] technical training oriented to those in an architectural or consultant role. Basic infrastructure knowledge (compute, network, storage, etc.) is a prerequisite. This training is NOT appropriate for those in sales roles nor for those seeking 400+ level learning. What will I learn? At the end of this event you will be equipped to understand what it takes to build Hybrid Solutions based upon Microsoft Azure so that your organization can develop consulting practices, solution offerings, and managed services for your customers. Cost No charge, lunch will be provided. Additional Notes and Prerequisites: Please bring a government issued ID (driver’s license) with you for building and training access. Please bring your laptop and any adapters (such as Ethernet, Mini Display to VGA, power adapter) to the training – Your laptop will need the following: Web Browser RDP client installed for mac OS or Linux If you have an external monitor, please bring that. It will help during the labs. NOTICE TO ALL PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES - Federal [including Military], State, Local and Public Education: This is a Partner event where items of value, which will include food and beverage, will be available at no charge to attendees. Please check with your ethics counsel to verify that you are permitted to participate in this event and receive items that may be offered.

  • Next Gen Partner Practice Enablement (PPE) Hybrid Cloud Bootcamp

    You are invited to attend an Azure Boot Camp focusing on Hybrid Solutions from Microsoft. Attendees will spend this instructor-led event in an immersive hands-on lab environment blended with some presentations. Agenda Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Hybrid Strategy Hybrid Identity and Connectivity solution components Azure Active Directory VPNs and ExpressRoute Who should attend? This event is level[masked] technical training oriented to those in an architectural or consultant role. Basic infrastructure knowledge (compute, network, storage, etc.) is a prerequisite. This training is NOT appropriate for those in sales roles nor for those seeking 400+ level learning. What will I learn? At the end of this event you will be equipped to understand what it takes to build Hybrid Solutions based upon Microsoft Azure so that your organization can develop consulting practices, solution offerings, and managed services for your customers. Cost No charge, lunch will be provided. Additional Notes and Prerequisites: Please bring a government issued ID (driver’s license) with you for building and training access. Please bring your laptop and any adapters (such as Ethernet, Mini Display to VGA, power adapter) to the training – Your laptop will need the following: Web Browser RDP client installed for mac OS or Linux If you have an external monitor, please bring that. It will help during the labs. NOTICE TO ALL PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES - Federal [including Military], State, Local and Public Education: This is a Partner event where items of value, which will include food and beverage, will be available at no charge to attendees. Please check with your ethics counsel to verify that you are permitted to participate in this event and receive items that may be offered.

  • GCUG Supports Power (BI/Apps/Flow) Platform World Tour in Tampa

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center

    The Power Platform World Tour is making a stop in Tampa this January 21-22, 2019! Sessions are live on the website now https://www.powerplatformworldtour.com/worldtour/locations/tampa and here are just a few of the great speakers and topics you'll learn from in Tampa: Power BI Reporting using Azure Cognitive Services - Joe Homnick, CPA, Microsoft Regional Director & UG Leader Data Storytelling with Power BI – Devin Knight, Microsoft MVP & UG Leader Flowverload: The World's Greatest Introduction to Microsoft Flow! – Jon Levesque, Senior Platform Evangelist Developing with Power BI Embedded – Ted Pattison Microsoft MVP & UG Leader An introduction to Dataflows – Charles Sterling, Microsoft Senior PM We want to see you there! Register today with Discount code: 2019PPWT100TAMPA for $100 off! Get more info and signup at https://www.powerplatformworldtour.com/worldtour/locations/tampa

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Visual Studio Developers

    Joe will show you the many opportunities AWS offers for application deployment from a Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) Developer perspective. He will take you on a tour of AWS features for application deployment investigating AWS Toolkit/Plugin for VS, .Net C# on AWS, AWS ElasticBeanStalk, AWS Lambda, AWS CICD and AWS SDK for .NET. Joe is a certified professional in both Microsoft and AWS technologies. Joint meeting with Florida DotNet https://www.meetup.com/FlaDotNet/events/256094516/

  • GCUG supports IT Palooza at Broward Convention Center

    Broward Convention Center

    Joe Homnick is part of the Blockchain panel discussion in the main hall at 2pm. He will be discussing how to implement Blockchain quickly and efficiently using the Blockchain offerings in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Be sure to sign up at https://itpalooza.org/ Special GCUG Discounts: Use code ITP18GA59 for $40 off a General Admission Ticket ($59 v $99 https://itp18.eventbrite.com?discount=ITP18GA59) Use code ITP18VIP199 for $100 off a VIP Pass ($199v $299 https://itp18.eventbrite.com?discount=ITP18VIP199) For more information please visit https://itpalooza.org/

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Microsoft Database Professionals by Joe Homnick

    Joe will show you the many opportunities AWS offers for data deployment and analytics from a Microsoft Database Professional perspective. He will take you on a tour of AWS features for database deployment investigating SQL Server on EC2 and RDS, Hybrid solutions, WSFC, Aurora with AWS Database Migration Service, DynamoDB and ElastiCache integration. Joe holds professional designations as a DBA and Data Scientist, he is a certified professional in both Microsoft and AWS technologies. https://www.homnick.com. Joint Meeting with South Florida SQL Server UG https://www.meetup.com/SFSSUG/

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  • IAPA Keynote on Data Science and Blockchain by Joe Homnick (IAPA Members Only)

    Joe Homnick is chairing a Keynote on Data Science and Blockchain at IAPA 2018 International Convention. https://www.iapa.net/events ABSTRACT Data Science and Blockchain are two emerging technologies currently disrupting Accounting Information Systems. Join Joe Homnick as he takes you on an easy to understand discussion of what you need to know about Blockchain and Data Science, along with their effect on Accounting and Auditing operations. Blockchain is an emerging way for businesses, industries, and public organizations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions, streamlining business processes, saving money, and reducing the potential for fraud. At its core, a blockchain is a data structure that’s used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared among a distributed network of computers. Data Science is the practice of wrangling data and analyzing it to answer questions, predict outcomes and perform actions. The most disruptive parts of Data Science are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Models.

  • Blockchain 101 for Certified Financial Planners of SoFla (CFP member only)

    Joe Homnick takes you on an easy to understand journey of Blockchain technology. Blockchain is the basis of Cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin etc., however, extends way beyond these as a framework for Smart Contracts. Blockchain is an emerging way for businesses, industries, and public organizations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions—streamlining business processes, saving money, and reducing the potential for fraud. At its core, a blockchain is a data structure that’s used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared among a distributed network of computers. The result is a more open, transparent, and publicly verifiable system that will fundamentally change the way we think about exchanging value and assets, enforcing contracts, and sharing data across industries. The applications using blockchain are almost limitless, ranging from loans, bonds, and payments to more efficient supply chains to even identity management and verification.