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Published January 18, 2011 to over 20,000 South Florida I.T. Professionals

A Message From Alex Funkhouser
Time to register for Code Camp 2011 held this year at Nova South Eastern University.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available - see 'In The Spotlight' for more details.

You are invited to attend all or any of the upcoming I.T. educational and industry networking events listed below.  If you need to hire IT Professionals or be hired, ask for me at these events.  You can also email  or call me on 305-651-6500.

Every week you may find your winning number in the 2011 $5,000 candidate referral cash give away by scrolling all the way down to the bottom of this email

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Tech Calendar  Top
ArcSig Ft.Lauderdale: Win Phone 7 In-App Purchasing
WITI SMART Connections @ Seventh St. Wine Company
Panel Discusses HTML 5 Led By Microsoft's Joe Homnick
S Florida Business Technology Networking Happy Hour
Alex Koval on Migrating Apps To Windows Azure
SFSSUG: Optimizer Details: How it is affected by statistics
2nd Annual Electronic Health Record Symposium
South Florida Code Camp 2011 Coming In February
Joe Healy lights up U of M with Silverlight 
Hot I.T. Jobs - The S. Florida I.T. job market is heating up


ArcSig Ft.Lauderdale: Win Phone 7 In-App Purchasing

Join us Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm at Microsoft's Ft. Lauderdale offices as Jason Milgram
leads a session on how to add 'in-app' purchasing to your Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Silverlight apps. Jason is the founder of Linxter, a message-oriented cloud middleware platform provider.


WITI SMART Connections @ Seventh St. Wine Company

Join us Wednesday, January 19 at 6 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. 


Panel Discusses HTML 5 Led By Microsoft's Joe Homnick

Join us 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 at the Oggi Restaurant so please RSVP


S Florida Business Technology Networking Happy Hour

Join us Thursday January 20th 5pm to 8pm at the Palm Beach Ritz-Carlton.
**Note, there will be no formal presentations.

Do you like to learn about new technology? Do you like to network with your peers? Do you want to learn about new and emerging technologies? Do you enjoy and adult beverage, especially when its free? If so, then the Business Technology Networking Happy Hour is for you! We also encourage you to bring a colleague who shares your interest in IT.
Come and network with your peers and select sponsors at the Palm Beach Ritz-Carlton

Don’t rush - arrive and depart at your convenience - people will be networking from 5pm to 8pm.
  Bring some extra business cards!


Alex Koval on Migrating Apps To Windows Azure

Join us 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.


SFSSUG: Optimizer Details: How it works, How it is affected by statistics

Join us Wednesday, January 26th at DeVry University as Grant Fritchley reveals Optimizer Details: How it works, How it is affected by statistics. Grant is a database administrator, he has 20+ years experience in IT including time spent in support and development and has been working with SQL Server since 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. He volunteers at PASS with the Editorial Committee and is the serving president of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG). He was recognized as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP in 2009 and 2010.


2nd Annual Electronic Health Record Symposium

Join us Thursday, January 27th at Miami Dade College,
Wolfson Campus. The event will bring together local physicians, hospital administrators, practice managers, clinical partners, and vendors to discuss important issues related to information about the process of implementing EHR, including strategies for selecting the right solution for your practice, improving patient care, and increasing productivity.

Special guest and keynote speaker is Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT.


South Florida Code Camp 2011 Coming In February

Join us 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!

Call For Sponsors - South Florida Code Camp

Without the continued and generous sponsorship of prominent South Florida companies, Code Camp would not be possible.  Sponsoring Code Camp at any level is a proactive way to involve your company in the development of S. Florida I.T community.

For more information, visit the Sponsorship page and contact
Dave Norderer


Joe Healy lights up U of M with Silverlight

Join us Thursday, February 24th, all day at the University of Miami, Joe Healy stars in: Light up your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7 Firestarter

Windows 7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications.  Together, you have the power to build smart, visually stunning applications that truly light up.  Want to learn how to take advantage of your desktop OS using Silverlight?  Want to learn some Silverlight programming techniques?  Want to dialog about some Silverlight Futures?  Join us for a full day of Silverlight with a special emphasis on out-of-the-browser applications.

To promote your event in our newsletter, please Contact Alex at or call 305-651-6500 

In The Spotlight

Sponsorship Opportunities
Without the continued and generous sponsorship of prominent South Florida companies, Code Camp would not be possible. Sponsoring Code Camp at any level is a proactive way to involve your company in the development of S. Florida I.T community.

Gold sponsorship $2000.00
Silver Sponsorship $1000.00
Active Supporters $500.00

For more information, visit the Sponsorship page and contact
Dave Norderer

Code Camp Book Swap

Make your better half happy, clear your shelves &/or desktop & get rid of some of those still good but not necessary books. Visit the
Code Camp Book Swap Page

Sherlock Tech Win Phone App
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Help support the I.T. Education of
our local youth in our local high schools through the AOIT 

Purchase "EdBucks" It is the only way to save money and support public education, the AOIT in particular.  
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Friends and Sponsors

What are you doing to attract new customers? Tel 954.806.2188

Joe Healy
Carp diem.... Building .NET developer communities in Florida by Joe Healy of Microsoft

Referral Cash
Refer Candidates and/or Hiring Managers, receive $500 referral bonus cash with successful placements. Just send an email introduction to

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Career Jockey
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Homnick Systems
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Sherlock Tech - BizSpark Partner
Receive an unlimited amount of any fully licensed Microsoft software for next to nothing.  If your company is less than 3 years old with revenues less than $1mil, register today and reference Sherlock Technology as your Network Partner. Or call Alex Funkhouser 305-651-6500

The Silverlight Group
Click to answer the following question for a chance to win four hours of Silverlight Architecture services from The Silverlight Group: My company is using/planning to use Silverlight:
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Vera Zago do Brasil
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Does your back ever hurt from being hunched over in front of a computer screen all day?  Looking for a personal trainer for beach work-outs, stretching and home visits? Alex recommends Vera Tel 754.366.2830

Voices for Children Foundation
Voices for Children is the fundraising arm for abused, neglected and abandoned children locally
Please Contact: Jeff Greene
Cell: 786-357-7106

Technological University of America
Please Contact: Terry Suess

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Rewards  Top


The 2011 $5,000 Candidate Referral Cash Giveaway
This week's winner: #542

Do you have that number?  Contact Alex at or at (305) 458-5579 to collect your CASH at an upcoming users group! or Refer candidates or job openings and receive $500 CASH when a placement is made.


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