Please help us identify the winner of the CodeCamp raffle grand prize, the Surface Pro2 bundle, pictured between myself and Dave. Additional accessories came with the prize, but he didn’t receive them. Please let me know if you recognize him. Alex@SherlockTech.com
Panel Announced for 8th Annual “State of the CIO” – March 18
The CIO Council is proud to announce the 8th Annual “State of the CIO” with Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus CIO Magazine.
Meet the Panel
Publisher, Emeritus CIO Magazine
CIO Bayview Financial
CIO HBO Latin America
SVP Digital Business Development Sony Music
CIO Feld Entertainment
CIO Arise Virtual Solutions
It’s not the perks that matter most to technology professionals
As reported by Marcia Pounds in the Sun-Sentinel, Alex Funkhouser of Sherlock Tech Staffing says it’s not the perks that matter most to technology professionals, it’s the skill level and shared knowledge.
Companies like Ultimate Software are fantastic organizations. People go in and they don’t come out. They hire really sharp people,” Funkhouser said.
With its relaxed culture and enviable employee benefits, Weston-based human resources and payroll software developer Ultimate Software Group could be the Google of South Florida.
Like Google, Ultimate Software was recently recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The company says it puts “people first” — the motto is stamped on the headquarters entrance — and that results in employee satisfaction and shows up in the bottom line.
Make sure your skills are transferable
As reported by Marcia Pounds in the Sun-Sentinel: Alex Funkhouser, president of Sherlock Tech Staffing in South Florida, said those with hot IT skills will get snapped up. But others with skills specific to their former employer have skills that are “not very transferable.”
Employment in South Florida’s technology sector can be a roller-coaster experience, with workers riding the ups and downs of changing businesses and technologies.
When companies shrink, affecting the local market, it’s “a little frustrating sometimes,” said David Coddington, vice president of business development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. “It’s just a fast-changing industry,” he said.
Just before the recession, the region’s employment got a big boost from international technology companies locating here.
Motorola was already in South Florida and in downsizing mode as it moved from two-way radios and cellphones to public safety communication devices and other specialized products. But in 2008, the Chicago-based company still employed 2,500 people in Plantation.
SherlockTech Honored At Beacon Council Awards
The 10th annual CodeCamp this past Saturday was the largest yet, we had 1,243 registered for a tremendous day of learning and networking. Another great South Florida tradition was announced, SQL Saturday is coming June 14th to the same NSU venue.
I’m pleased and proud to announce SherlockTech’s nomination for the Beacon Council Awards. Each year The Beacon council selects nominees in various categories who are recognized for their outstanding contribution to business development in Miami-Dade. The winners will be honored during the 12th Annual Beacon Awards to be held on April 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.
See All the Pix! 2014 CodeCamp Wrap-up
Saturday Feb 22 saw another spectacular CodeCamp held at NSU’s Graduate School of Information and Computer Sciences. Dave Noderer and his team did a fantastic job – as always – of organizing the event and the delegates sure had a good time. Classes were filled to capacity and as the best speakers turned out with red hot topics! After a day of learning and sharing, nothing gets the pulse racing like a massive Swag give-a-way and that’s just what everyone was entertained with as the days festivities drew to and end.
Robert Scott Katarincic’s Facebook Album
For full pictorial coverage of the day’s events. please visit Scott Katarincic’s Facebook Album
Speaker Presentations: http://sdrv.ms/1aZbWsi
CodeCamp Facebook page:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/SouthFloridaCodeCamp
Dave Lord’s Photo Journal:
Candid shots from the Speakers Evening: http://itpregulus.com/Fotos/14/140222cc/140222cca.htm
And the Main Event : http://itpregulus.com/Fotos/14/140222cc/140222ccc.htm
SherlockTech Nominated for 2014 Beacon Council Award
SherlockTech was recognized as a Beacon Award nominee at a reception held on Feb. 19 at Johnson & Wales University. Nominees were each given a certificate by Pablo Pino, Regional Vice President of Miami-Dade County at TD Bank.
The winners will be honored during the 12th Annual Beacon Awards to be held on April 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.
PC Professor Announces New Grants
2014 Corporate/Unemployed Computer Scholarships
The following classes are eligible for two separate State training grants, each now accepting applications for funding:
- Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate – 64 Hours)
- Web Design (Webmaster – 160 Hours)
- Computer Repair (A+/Network+ Certification – 160 Hours)
- Microsoft MCDBA (MCITP: Database Administrator – (160 Hours)
- Microsoft MCSD (MCTS .NET Programming Framework – 216 Hours)
- Microsoft MCSE (MCITP: Network Server 2012 – 240 Hours)
- Microsoft MCTS: SQL 2012 (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – 80 Hours)
- VMWare (Virtualization Admin – Hours Vary Between Modules)
1. The Unemployed Worker Grant covers the entire hands-on class including registration fees, tuition, books and all national certification exams. If approved by the State, there will be no out-of-pocket fees.
2. The Employer Stimulus Grant reimburses an approved company with 4 or more employees up to 75% of their training expenditure at our DOE-licensed school. For a limited time, PC Professor will match the dollar value of the State`s award with additional scholarship credit to be used in 2015.
All PC Professor classes are instructor-led and include complimentary phone support, refresher classes, lab time and more.
Our school will do much of the paperwork and courses can be scheduled at your convenience. In each case, the grant money is being issued by the State on a first come, first served basis.
If this sounds like something in which you or your firm may want to participate, please reply with your contact details and I will have a Grant Coordinator from your nearest PC Professor campus contact you to discuss either of these unique and exciting scholarship opportunities.
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Boca Raton: 561-750-7879
West Palm Beach: 561-684-3333
Top Job Pick – Team Leader, Web Infrastructure
Our Miami based client, a leader in the financial industry is seeking a Team Lead for their Web Infrastructure. You will lead a team of administrators that develop, design, build, test, operate, maintain and manage the administration and daily maintenance of enterprise-wide Apache HTTPd, Apache Tomcat, JBoss AS & SOA and PHP architectures.
SherlockTech is happy to share our $500 referral fee.
FREE Social Media Tune-up at CodeCamp
Get your FREE Resume Review and Social Media Tune-up at the SherlockTech table this Saturday at Code Camp. If you haven’t yet registered, now is the time to to do it.
Has your company made plans for the summer internship Season? Resumes are pouring in and we need your help to place these enthusiastic, prepared and highly conscientious workers. Please register you internship positions at GetMyInterns.org
The 8th Annual “State of the CIO” with Gary Beach is just 1 month away, register today for this exciting CIO pier-to-pier networking event. Great sponsorship opportunities also available.