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     We saw 2010 as a year of recovery and a solid foundation for growth in the I.T. industry, and we are thankful!  This year felt similar to 2003, the year we started to recover from the dot bomb explosion and the Y2K hang over.  This is the last newsletter for 2010 and so we look forward to an exciting and rewarding 2011 - let's make IT a great year!
     You are invited to attend the upcoming seven 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 $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

TechEvents eNewsLetter Contents: 

Intel Hybrid Cloud Roadshow
Comes To South Florida
     Join us on Thursday January 6th in Ft. Lauderdale for the Intel Hybrid Cloud Roadshow.  Intel recently kicked off their new Intel Hybrid Cloud, a new and innovative subscription-based model enabling MSPs to offer locally hosted server software on a pay-as-you-go basis.  This on-premise cloud offering allows you to deploy servers very quickly at a client's site - and includes all the software and hardware for a flat monthly fee.
     Join the local IT Pro User Groups to learn first0hand about the Intel Hybrid Cloud.  We'll even demo live from a box onsite.  Prizes include an Intel Hybrid Cloud Server and the Network Migration Workbook by Karl W. Palachuk and Manuel Palachuk.  This event is FREE but you have to register.
For more information and to register, click:


Josef Diago Kicks Off 2011 In Miramar
     Join us on Tuesday, January 11th at DeVry in Miramar as Josef Diago of Sherlock Technology Staffing takes center stage at FlaDotNet. 
For more information and to register, click:

South Florida Microsoft Project User Group Meeting
     Join us on Wednesday, January 12th at Carnival Cruise Lines in Doral as the South Florida Microsoft Project User Group kicks off the New Year with a night of Networking, Presentations, and Q&A.  Sponsored by Sherlock Technology Staffing.  The evening starts at 5:30 - don't be late! 
For more information and to register, click:


Homnick Tackles Project Management in SharePoint 2010
     Join us on Thursday, January 13th in Boca as Microsoft Regional Director Joe Homnick shows us how SharePoint 2010 handles Project Management.  One of the immediate values SharePoint can deliver to an organization is the ability to address project management challenges, such as inefficient communication among stakeholders, poor information management practices, and undefined project collaboration standards that compromise project success. 
     In this session, Joe shows how SharePoint 2010 can be turned into a complete Project Management System (PMS) using built in collaboration, lists, charts, and integration into Microsoft Project and Project Server.
For more information and to register, click:
Panel Discusses HTML 5 Led By Microsoft's Joe Homnick
      Join us on Thursday, January 20th in Miami as Microsoft Regional Director Joe Homnick leads a panel to show us HTML 5.  Come experience HTML 5 in Visual Studio 2010 as a HTML Page with Intellisense and delivered through the view of ASP.Net MVC (Model-View-Controller) 3.  Microsoft is serious about supporting and contributing to the HTML 5 specifications for a better user experience in IE 9 as well as more development choices supporting HTML 5. 
     This panel session will give you an early start to knowing what's essential about HTML 5 from a Visual Studio 2010 developer's perspective.  We'll review the importance of HTML 5 standards and see some of the latest available HTML 5 elements in action.. We'll then discuss the current support available for HTML 5 when using Visual Studio.  Finally, the panel will close with a future roadmap of HTML 5 and Visual Studio.
*** Space is Limited for this tech dinner event inside of Oggi Restaurant so please  ***
For more information and to register, click:

Alex Koval To Discuss Migrating Applications To Windows Azure
     Join us on Tuesday, January 25th in West Palm as Senior Software Architect Alex Koval covers aspect of migrating real-world .Net applications to Windows Azure.  He will cover aspects such as migrating your data layer, file repositories, and migration of business logic.   Such challenges include migration of third-party components.  All techniques will be illustrated with code examples and demos.
For more information and to register, click:

South Florida Code Camp 2011 Coming In February
     Join us on Saturday, February 12th at Nova Southwestern University in Davie for the 6th Annual South Florida Code Camp.  S. Florida Code Camp 2011 is a free, one day geek fest with speakers from the local community and beyond that will be presenting some of the most requested topics like ASP.Net, AJAX, Visual Studio 2010, MVC Framework, Silverlight, WPF, Sharepoint 2010, and SQL Server 2008R2.  This event is like Tech-Ed for free but it's community driven by a group of dedicated volunteers and speakers.  Breakfast and lunch is included!
 For more information and to register, click:
 South Florida Code Camp
Call For Speakers

     The 2011 South Florida Code Camp is looking for speakers and session leaders. The continuing goal of the Code Camps series is to provide an intensive developer to developer learning experience that is fun and technically stimulating. The primary focus is on delivering programming information and sample code that can be used immediately.

     The event is free and all slides, manuals and demo code are provided free! As a community based event this is a general call for speakers and session leaders to help make this event a success

WITI SMART Connections @ Seventh St. Wine Company
Please join us Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm for an evening of structured and facilitated networking
and make the most of your exchange with others!

Local connections are often the most important, so our SMART Connections series in 2011 are shaped to build strong connections at the local South Florida level that complement the connections you can make globally with WITI.
Happy New Year from Sherlock Technology!  
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The South Florida I.T. Job Market is actually heating up again
Job Title
SAS 70 Policy Writer--Ft Lauderdale
SQL ETL Developer-Miami-Temp to Perm Developer-Ft Lauderdale
.Net Developer--Miami--Perm
Automated Tester--Miami
Security Analyst--Miami
Systems Engineer, IT/Client Server Technologies - Miami-Dade County
Business Technology Consultant 3,IT Financial Syst. - Miami Dade County
Clinical Business Technology Consultant 2 - Miami Dade County
Bi Lingual SQL Report Writer - West Palm Beach Area
SQL Server Developer - West Palm Beach Area
Temporary Cerner Pharmnet Consultant - Ft. Lauderdale
Temporary Cerner Carenet Consultant - Ft. Lauderdale
Temporary Cerner Power Plan Consultants (2) - Ft. Lauderdale
Permanent Cerner Pharmnet Analyst - Ft. Lauderdale
Cerner CPOE Systems Analyst - Ft. Lauderdale
Surginet Systems Analyst--Ft.Lauderdale
VB/ASP/SQL Developer--Boca Raton
Business System Analyst-Federal ERP, Alexandria VA
Project Manager--Buisness Client Portal
Objective C developer in Ft. Lauderdale
Senior Software Developer--Miami
UI Designer--Miami--XMAL
Silverlight Raton
Web Graphic Designer
Sr Manager-Oracle Application Support-Development
Project Manager--Oracle-Order to Cash-Indianapolis, IN
MicroStrategy Developer--Miami, FL
Microsoft Dynamics CRM-Team Lead-Ft Lauderdale
Data and GIS Analyst in Boca Raton
SharePoint 2007 Custom Workflow Developer in Boca Raton, FL
Sharepoint and Project Server Admin Contract, Miami - Dade County
Interface Technical Lead in Broward County
Application Architect-Business Systems Analyst in Broward County
SQL Server Application Database Lead in Broward County
C#.netTechnical Lead-Ft Lauderdale
SQL Server DBA- Data Warehouse Developer, Boca Raton
Manual Tester--.Net Applications in Boca Raton, FL
IT Project Manager-Large Service Inplemtations, Boca Raton
Web Application Developer--Palm Beach area
Sr .Net Developer & SQL-Server DBA, Broward County
Siebel Analytics-Software Engineer--Jacksonville
Silverlight Developers-Designers & Architects
Sr Software Engineer--Support Custom Web Apps, Boca Raton
Silverlight Designer/Expression Blend Designer, off-site contract

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