Friday, February 24, 2017

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 21 Feb 16

Comments from outgoing group leader, John Vighetto:
I want to thank everyone that stopped in for the presentation. It was a great deal of interesting information about branding telephony for your clients.

Thank you as always Jennifer for continuing to host our user group meetings.

Looking forward to our new user group leader/moderator Harold, as well as the new website that he’s taken over. 2017 will be a great year for this group!

John Vighetto

Thanks again, John! The baton has been passed to Harold and he has our support.  

Your Ultra All-Inclusive Telecom Problem Solver,

Lynne Keane
Welcome, Harold Girdlestone as the group's new Leader.

Another great meeting this month and a Super - Great MAM !

Check out the PHOTO ESSAY !

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Palm Beach IT Users Group Mtg, 10 Jan 17

Some comments from our Group Co-Ordinator and other participants:
(From John Vighetto)
I wanted to thank everyone who attended last night’s meeting. I think the ideas that were put on the whiteboard from your suggestions for future presentations were great ideas, and I hope to help in having to get some of these presenters.

Thank you Harold for stepping up and accepting the challenge to be the next victim (I mean user group leader!) for our group. I’m sure that you’ll do great; especially now that we have tentative committees setup to help out. I will definitely help out in whatever capacity you feel I can.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who pitched in for my thank you card from the group. I was very pleasantly surprised at the generosity and gratitude displayed. I’m truly humbled. Thank you all once again!

Special thanks to Jen for continuing to host our user group meetings. Can’t thank you enough!

Check back on the website soon. It will be changing, and we will need everyone who still wishes to be included in the Google Groups email thread to please register; otherwise you will be removed from the existing member list.

John Vighetto
Vighetto Networking, Inc.
3965 Investment Lane
Suite A-9
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Mobile: 561.722.1514


'kipbarkley' via Florida IT Professionals

Great meeting!

Jan 11 (3 days ago)

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Danielle Major

Thank you John, Jen and Harold!!

Jan 11 (3 days ago)

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Harold Girdlestone via 

Nice night!
We've got a very very good year ahead; believe me.
The best. 

Jan 11 (3 days ago)

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Last night i mentioned that one of the other groups i belong to will be meeting this Saturday at the Broward main library.
If you'd like to come to the meeting, here is the information for the group:   -
They also have a group that you can join and see all of the meeting information as well.

Even if you don't want to join the group, you should come in and check out the Creation Station at the Library.  It's like nothing you've ever seen before!  (well, some of you have seen better, i'm sure... but it's pretty darn impressive!)

should you decide to come on Saturday - park in the parking garage across the street from the library.  it is 1.50 per hour or something but it is covered and it is cheaper than the surrounding parking - unless you just want to walk from somewhere far far away that has free parking?  also, we are in the creation station on the first floor - park in the garage, pay the meter, put the ticket back in your car, take the walkway over the street on the 2nd floor, down the escalator, turn left and go to the left corner.

Adam - per our discussion, just let me know which email address you'd like to use and i can have B0tOrn0t send you and invite for the Slack group.  There are a few Pi enthusiasts there that would probably love the project you were describing... and i have to say that i'd really like to do one of those as well.  That could be the first project that we work on.  :)
And a few slides in the PHOTO ESSAY that you don't want to miss!  Sorry, no pic's from the super - fabulous MAM!  (And if you missed that, you really blew it ! )

Danielle Major

Jan 11 (3 days ago)

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John Vighetto via 

For anyone wanting to add 1TB of storage for their Pi, check out this link (

John Vighetto
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Adam Schwartz

...and here's the Magic Mirror Pi project I was talking about last night. 
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Lynne Keane

I'm ready to assist!  Thanks to John for staying involved and to all who contributed to our "thank you" for all of John's efforts over more years than we can figure out.

Your Ultra All-Inclusive Telecom Problem Solver,

Lynne Keane
Keane Telecom Solutions, Inc.
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Dave Lord <>

You can get the FlaDotNet (developers) newsletter here :

Please note the entry for:  03/11/2017 - South Florida Code Camp -

This is a major networking opportunity.  It's on a Saturday & no admission.  Lots of opportunities.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Boca JavaScript User Group 3 Jan 17

Michael Vargas presents Angular 2: Everything You Want to Know In An Hour

This was the invitation:  Join me, Michael Vargas, co-organizer of BocaJS, as we cover the Angular 2 ecosystem using Angular CLI. 

In this session, we'll cover varying skillsets:
For the beginner: 
We'll begin by covering the basics of Angular 2 like:
• TypeScript
•  Modules
• Built-in Directives
• Components
• Services
• Pipes
• Bootstrap 4 Integration

For the intermediate
And then move onto the Angular2 CLI to generate application artifacts using convention over configuration to create an application.

For the advanced:
We'll walk through a use case of the application that was put together using Angular2/CLI and Bootstrap 4 for the upcoming UX+DEV Summit Conference. Discuss some of the best practice principles from John Papa and Dan Wahlin.

Hope to see all of you there!!
This was a very well populated event!  Check out the PHOTO'S  to see what you forgot!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Palm Beach IT Users Group, Annual Winter Holiday Party, 13 Dec 16.

Palm Beach IT Professionals Annual Christmas Party, 13 December, 2016.

Opening words from our Group Moderator, John Vighetto:

For the benefit of everyone that did not show last night, I letting you know (officially, unofficially, etc.) that I’m stepping down as the group moderator for the group. I think it’s time that someone else steps up to provide the members with fresh new ideas, presenters, etc. Therefore, I will help whomever decides to charge for the next 60 days. My last day as group moderator will be March 1, 2017.

I want to thank everyone for putting up with me and my antics all these years as well as support the group and it’s endeavors. I’m excited to see who will rise to the challenge and look forward to keeping the group growing!
And, further comments from group members:

Danielle Major :  John,

My deepest gratitude for all that you've done for us over the years.  You've been a great Forum Master and you've gone above and beyond for this group.
I understand that you've got to close this chapter and move onto another - we all do.... but the fun thing is that we get to write our own ending!!!
I look forward to working with you on other projects - so go enjoy your family and your hobbies!! 
Have a Wonderful Holiday and a Very Happy New Year!!!!

2nd Danielle’s reply!


Todd Trahan
SERT Data Recovery


KIPBARKLEY via Florida IT Professionals

Dear John:
You have done great. Thank you for all your good work.
John, job well done.   You have nurtured the group and we have all benefited.
Thanks again.

Pat Patterson
Echoing the sentiments from all the others, you have carried the torch with class, enthusiasm, and no small amount of humor and wit.  You’re definitely leaving some big shoes to be filled.  May you be blessed as you have truly blessed us all.

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Russell Hopkinson    RH Technology Solutions, Inc.
John, Thank you for your excellent Leadership as Moderator of the Group. You've certainly left some big shoes to fill.  Thank you for all of it.
Dave Lord.
And at long last, the Christmas Party photo's !

David B. Moadab | Solutions Squad


Thank you for this group, and all your efforts.

Ratzil Rodriguez via 

Thank you for the commitment with the group and the leadership. You had done an extraordinary work!
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As a new member, you helped me get involved quickly. I love the presentations and the information contained within the group. Thank you!

Harold Girdlestone 

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Thanks for everything John! 
A well deserved "retirement".

Adam Schwartz

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In addition to everything that is accurately being said by others, I have to thank you for caring about the "far" ones like me and for the support and advice you provided to me. 

Pedro Hermida

Bret A. Bennett via 

Job well done John. Thanks for steering the boat for so many years.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Boca Meetup, 6 Sep 16

Text from the Meet Up announcement:

Double Header: Developing for the Amazon Echo & Publish to CLOUD in 3sec or less

This month we bring you TWO presentations for the price of one
Developing for the Amazon Echo:
Have you ever wondered how to program for the Amazon's Echo? Our esteemed member Scott Katarincic will show us all we need to know to program your Echo to answer the questions only you can, and show up in the official marketplace. 

You'll learn how to create an Amazon Echo "Skill" (or Service) which you will then be able to list along with Uber's, and Amazon's own "Skills" on the official Amazon Echo Marketplace

1) Create Amazon Skill
2) ????????
3) Profit!

Publish to CLOUD in 3 sec or less
Damian Montero, will show us how, with ZERO SETUP and NO credit card, he'll get your site up on "the Cloud", ready for Olympic sized traffic, within 3 seconds.
BUT WAIT! There is MORE! Damian will also show us the differences between the "BIG THREE CLOUD PROVIDERS", what to watch out for, and what other options there are.
Whether you're a "Cloud Beginner" or "Cloud Expert" You'll walk away with something you DIDN'T know.
As always, we'll have food and drinks available thanks to Cresent Solutions and Cendyn Spaces
To get the latest and greatest news, checkout our site:     Twitter:@BocaJavaSc­ript

Check out the Photo Essay for Action, Slides  & Code !

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tech Night at the Ball Park, 23 Aug 16

4th Annual Tech Night at The Ballpark -- Day of Info Below!

Join your fellow South Florida Technology Enthusiasts for a night of Networking, Technology and Baseball, Tuesday August 23rd @ 5:30 PM - Marlins Park


Check out the PHOTO ESSAY !

Friday, August 12, 2016

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 09 August 2016

Some comments from  Group Leader, John Vighetto & Presenter, Adam Schwartz:
I want to thank everyone who came out to Adam’s Linux presentation last night, as well as the members who were online viewing the presentation. Adam is always entertaining when he presents a topic, and he didn’t disappoint last night. From the looks of the time that we ended up leaving, I guessing that everyone had a good time.

I want to thank and introduce our two newest members, Harold Girdlestone of Memory for Memory and Giovanni Fundora. Harold and Chris Schoeller (who presented to our group last year) are the primary contacts at Memory for Memory, so should you have old workstations, laptops, copiers, memory, etc. that you don’t want/need anymore, you can call these gentlemen and they will gladly pick up for you. Giovanni is currently a student, but will be entering the Navy as an Avionics specialist in the very near future. We wish him well, and thank you in advance for serving and protecting our borders.

Last but never least, I want to thank Jennifer Cohen-Louth for continuing to host our meetings. By the way, Jennifer went to bat for us last month and we now have a 50mb download for the WIFI in her office. Although this was our first time using it and we were getting different speeds last night, I’m sure that this will be resolved by next month’s meeting. Thank you as always Jen!

John Vighetto

Thanks John! Thanks Jennifer! (sorry about the overtime), Sorry to Danielle and Pedro if you missed anything. Hard to watch the chat window and present at the same time. I'll get some documentation (with a "How To" out to the group ASAP. In the meantime attached is last night's Powerpoint presentation.

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Adam Schwartz
(561) 247-2569

As seen, a very active 'Hands On' meeting this evening.  Please check out the  PHOTO ESSAY.