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       We raised $1,000 to help support our high school IT students through Academy of Information Technology at the South Florida Technology Allliance Holiday Party last week.  Thank you to Deborah Vazquez of ProTech, the SFTA board and all of the contributors! 
     You are invited to attend the upcoming ten I.T. educational and industry networking events listed below, as well as connect with us by clicking on the following Social Media logos:

     If you need to hire IT Professionals or be hired, ask for me at these events and email or call me at & 305-651-6500.
     Every week you may find your winning number in the 2010 $5,000 candidate referral cash give away by scrolling all the way down to the bottom of this email.
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I.T., Educational and Social Events
Guthrie Announces Silverlight 5
During today’s keynote at Firestarter, Scott Guthrie announced a beta of Silverlight 5, which will be available in Q2 of 2011 and released in 2011. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications, premium media applications and applications that reach beyond the browser. Silverlight 5 introduces more than 40 new features, including support for running Silverlight applications with desktop features in the browser, dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that improve developer productivity. The Silverlight 5 beta will be available sometime in Q2 of 2011. 

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Joe Healy To Show Us Windows Phone 7
     Join us on Tuesday, December 7th in Deerfield Beach as Microsoft Developer/Evangelist Joe Healy shows us Windows Phone 7.  Released in November, Windows Phone 7 can create applications using tools you already know and the best part - it's easy!  Get there early for networking and great food.  See you there!
For more information and to register, click:


WITI's Red Hot Holiday Mixer
     Join us on Wednesday, December 8th with WITI as we celebrate the Holiday Season at the 1st Annual Networking Holiday Party.  Mix and Mingle with people from Florida.Net, HackMiami, The Data Warehouse Institute, The Launch Pad, and many more! 
     Make some new contacts, re-connect with former colleagues, celebrate with clients - You'll have rare access to a highly diverse group of professionals.  All while enjoying outstanding cuisine, fine beverages, and a warm ambiance at the Tower Club.
For more information and to register, click:
Networked Recruiter Event Comes To Murphy's Law
     Join us on Wednesday, December 8th at Murphy's Law at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for a friendly atmosphere without product announcements, speeches, or an event fee.  This event builds relationships with like minded professionals. 
     If you are looking for a group of focused professionals that are looking to build their business network, particularly HR, Recruiting, Staffing Agencies, and Service Providers to the Recruiting/HR Community, then this is the event for you!  Invite a friend and see you there!
For more information and to register, click:


Florida.Net Discusses .Net Development For Android
     Join us on Wednesday, December 8th as Byron Blank discusses .Net Development for Android.  Networking begins at 6 and the presentation at 6:30 so get there early!
For more information and to register, click:
SFIMA's 2010 Holiday Wine Event
     Join us on Thursday, December 9th in Ft. Lauderdale for SFIMA's 2010 Holiday Wine Event.  Join top interactive marketer for a night of networking, classic car history and wine education.  Each Year, SFIMA strives to host the Holiday Wine Event at a more interesting location than the last and the Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum certainly takes the cake.  Between the antique Packards dating back to 1909 to the Automotive and Franklin D. Roosevelt Libraries, the museum is a destination for some of the world's most avid car collectors.
     Internet marketing guru tables will be sprinkled throughout the event, which will focus on SEM (Search Engine Marketing).  Professionals will be stationed at each "Guru Table" to answer your most pertinent questions about constructing successful search engine marketing campaigns. Please remember to bring a toy for the Toys For Tots Foundation brought to us by the U.S. Marines.
For more information and to register, click:

South Florida Health Information & Management Systems Society's
Winter 2010 Holiday Social
     Join us on Thursday, December 9th at Jackson Memorial in Miami for a wonderful setting with great presenters, incredible facilities, and valuable networking with other healthcare information professionals.  Invite your coworkers!  Dinner will be served.
For more information and to register, click:


2010 PM Day Of Excellence
     Join us on Thursday, December 9th in Ft. Lauderdale for the 2010 Day Of Excellence, a combination of events from an Executive Breakfast to a Job Fair/Career Day to a Dinner Meeting.  The South Florida chapter of PMI is proud to announce Nationally renowned speaker Rick Morris supporting an Executive Luncheon, Career Fair, and Tri-County Dinner.
     There is something for everyone at our Day Of Excellence so register now and put yourself ahead of the pack in 2011!
For more information and to register, click:
Sherlock To Host Special Social Evening At The New Theater
     Join us on Thursday, December 9th at the New Theater in Coral Gables for a viewing of "Fizz", a new comedy about the creation of New Coke (the soda).  Come alone or bring friends and/or coworkers for the last social event of 2010!  Don't forget to ask about special pricing for guests of Sherlock.
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Internet Media Users Group
     Join Russ Fustino and friends, Monday Dec. 13th for this developer-oriented session which will answer these questions… How do I know how many apps I have sold? How many trials are there? How many downloaded the trial and then bought the app?  Where can I store user defined data, like email and registration info. How about location and device information? Is there a unique identifier for each user and if so, how do I get at it? Do I need to write a web service or can I use Preemptive Solutions run time intelligence? Join Russ Fustino in this very timely session on Phone 7 development and deployment. Take control of your sales data.

For more information and to register, click:
Bob Greenberg To Speak At Third Business Exchange
     Join us on Thursday, December 16th in Parkland as the Technology Executives Networking Group (TENG) and the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) present the Third Business Exchange.  We are excited and honored to have Bob Greenberg, one of Microsoft's first employees, speak at the event.  It is said he actually lent Bill Gates $7,000 in 1977.  Come hear the story of an amazing journey!
     We expect an outstanding turnout of business executives, attorneys, recruiters, bankers, and, of course, lots of CIOs and CFOs from the TENG and FENG.
For more information and to register, click:
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Blogs To Follow 
Scott Guthrie (Silverlight)

Jeff Cohen
Karen Fredricks

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1,214 Contract Project Manager--PMP--Miami
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1,181 IT Project Manager-Large Service Implementations
1,177 Siebel Analytics-Software Engineer--Jacksonville
1,176 Silverlight Developers-Designers & Architects
1,175 Sr Software Engineer-Support Custom Web Apps
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1,145 ASP.Net Developer in Broward County
1,138 Silverlight Dev. Remote-Assignment in Broward
1,133 Automated Tester-Loadrunner-QTP in Miami-Dade
1,131 Senior level C# SOA/WPF Developer in Broward
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