What we're about

For complete information on the Ocala I.T. Professionals and our activities, please visit our site at OcalaITPros.com (http://www.ocalaitpros.com).

The Ocala I.T. Professionals is an information technology networking group in Ocala, Florida. Started in February 2014, its purpose is to provide a forum where anyone who works with technology, either professionally or as a hobby, can meet with others, discuss ideas and collaborate on projects and opportunities.

We’re an inclusive group, welcoming people from all areas of the technology field and all levels of experience. This includes web designers, hardware and software support, programmers, network administrators and more. We welcome people at all levels of experience including those who are trying to work their way into the field and need some guidance.

Our mission is three-fold …

- To provide a social and professional networking forum for technology enthusiasts in the Ocala / Marion County area where ideas and information can be shared.

- To create a link between the local tech talent and business communities in order to provide career and entrepreneurial opportunities.

- To support other, more focused, technology groups in Ocala and the surrounding areas, providing assistance with cross-promotion and activities.

NOTE:

This Meetup group is intended for new and active members of the Ocala I.T. Professionals and is limited to a set number of members. Members who have not attended a meeting or been active on this site for more than six months may be removed at the Organizer's discretion to allow new members to sign up. If you are removed, you have the option of re-joining here or participating through one of our other sites (https://www.ocalaitpros.com/contact-us/).

Upcoming events (2)

"If Data is Wealth than Data Visualization is Crazy Rich Wealth"

Power Plant Business Incubator

This is the first of two events that we're co-hosting with two local consulting companies, Sonic Analytics (SonicAnalytics.com) and Data is Wealth, led by one of our newest members - Dan Meyer. These companies specialize in helping you effectively analyze your data and find the analytics tools that will help you get the most meaning and value from it. From the official event description at https://www.facebook.com/events/268072524064148/: ---------------- "Being able to tell a compelling story with data is crucial to getting your point across and keeping your audience engaged. If your findings can’t be easily and quickly identified, then you’re going to have a difficult time getting through to others. For this reason, data visualization can have a make-or-break effect when it comes to the impact of your data. "Analysts use eye-catching, high-quality charts and graphs to present their findings in a clear and concise way. Tableau’s visualization software is considered an industry-standard analytics tool, and it is refreshingly user-friendly "Data Visualization helps most people make sense of numbers. Having skill with data visuals is something most of us haven't had much of a chance to hone. We just have time to build a quick pie chart or line graph and send it out with our data and analysis. "This is a mistake as we often choose the wrong visual and cause our message to be lost in translation by not giving our audience visuals that they can easily make sense of. "This course is structured to provide all the key aspect of Data visualization in the most simple and clear fashion. So you can start the journey in Data visualization world. "Come learn some awesome tips on how to best visualize data with our Big Data Coach, Daniel Meyer" -------------------- This will be a great chance to learn more about data management and analysis while meeting some of the other I.T. talent in the Ocala area. You'll also get to see the Power Plant Business Incubator which specializes in helping companies grow by providing them with starting office spaces, training and other resources. The Power Plant is a project of the Ocala CEP which has provided the Ocala I.T. Pros with an enormous amount of help and support over the past five years. I hope you'll come on out and take part in this event. We'd like to see as many of our members as possible so we can get the most out of this networking time. If data analytics is one of your interests, you can also join the Florida Analytics Meetup and be notified of future events both in Ocala and other areas. https://www.meetup.com/North-Central-Florida-Analytics-Meetup/ ... or follow SonicAnalytics on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sonicanalytics/.

Intro to Data Storytelling

Power Plant Business Incubator

This is the second of two events that we're co-hosting with two local consulting companies, Sonic Analytics (SonicAnalytics.com) and Data is Wealth, led by one of our newest members - Dan Meyer. These companies specialize in helping you effectively analyze your data and find the analytics tools that will help you get the most meaning and value from it. From the official event description at https://www.facebook.com/events/418575235409266/ ---------------- "Every company can benefit from data storytelling. That might sound like a broad statement, but the practical application of data visualization is endlessly customizable and the principles behind it are universal. In short, data storytelling is the difference between “I’ll have it on your desk in the morning” and “I have everything you need right here, right now.” Not only does it provide instant access to crucial metrics and progress, but it makes this information easy to understand, simple, and practical. "The beauty of data visualization is that you don’t need to be a statistics guru to understand it. Data storytelling does the heavy lifting for you and your co-workers, so even people who aren’t used to sorting through and interpreting data can use it to benefit their own work. At the end of the day, data storytelling means faster and more informed decisions so users can spend less time sorting spreadsheets and invest more time raising the bottom line. "Learn how to use data to build a narrative that can influence decison-making" -------------------- This will be a great chance to learn more about data management and analysis while meeting some of the other I.T. talent in the Ocala area. You'll also get to see the Power Plant Business Incubator which specializes in helping companies grow by providing them with starting office spaces, training and other resources. The Power Plant is a project of the Ocala CEP which has provided the Ocala I.T. Pros with an enormous amount of help and support over the past five years. I hope you'll come on out and take part in this event. We'd like to see as many of our members as possible so we can get the most out of this networking time. If data analytics is one of your interests, you can also join the Florida Analytics Meetup and be notified of future events both in Ocala and other areas. https://www.meetup.com/North-Central-Florida-Analytics-Meetup/ ... or follow SonicAnalytics on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sonicanalytics/.

Past events (3)

August Meetup at TalentCenter

College of Central Florida Ocala Campus

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