Friday, April 14, 2017

AWS User Group of Florida, 13 Apr 17

AWS User Group of Florida
Meeting at:
Modernizing Medicine
3600 FAU Blvd
Boca Raton, Florida
13 April, 2017
Our meetup at Modernizing Medicine
Join us at our next meetup at Modernizing Medicine where we will have two Amazon Web Services experts shed some light on the latest AWS innovations:
John Boynton, Senior Java Developer, CCHS
• Topic: Alexa Development 
Patrick Hannah, VP of Engineering, CloudHesive
• Topic: Modernizing DevOps
1. Leveraging AWS services in lieu of home grown solutions 
2. New AWS services to support your operations

If you weren't there, check out the PHOTO ESSAY to see a bit of what you missed.

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 11 Apr 17

Comments from group co-ordinator:
I thank everyone who was in attendance at last night's meeting!
Paul led us through a switch tour at Windstream, where we saw the guts of their network architecture, PCM equipment,  brand new 3-phase battery backup room, and possible birthplace of a new fixed wireless.

Hersel showed us how Windstream's SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) will have big benefits for  retail locations, and medium-large clients in the mid sized market. With 2 available circuits and BYOB, network traffic is automatically monitored for performance metrics, prioritized, and de-prioritized with Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization.

Jennifer and Hersel exemplified how their SD-WAN uses ISP's efficiently and inexpensively as a cost-effective alternative to MPLS for small to medium businesses.

A special thanks for Jennifer Cohen, Hersel Guerra, and Paul for hosting us at Windstream, providing the group with dinner, and for showing us their evolutionary SD-WAN and awesome array of switch equipment!

Harold Girdlestone

and Windstream sponsor rep:

Thank you Harold and everyone who attended last night!

If anyone would like any more information on this emerging technology, please feel free to call me.

Thank you

Jennifer Cohen-Louth
Senior Account Executive - Business Sales | Windstream
o: 561.684-3853| m: 561.236-5400 | f: 330.486-3765

For those of you that weren't present, you missed a personal tour of the really incredible Windstream Switch.  Sorry, no cameras in there.
 After, the presentation and discussion, see Photo Essay.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Billy Hollis and Tim Huckaby headline GCUG 23rd Holiday Meeting-Pi Day on 3/15 6 to 9 pm

Gold Coast User Group (GCUG) MeetUp on 15 March, 2017 ( Pi Day / St. Patty Day Event)
 Please check out the PHOTO ESSAY !

Palm Beach IT Users Group Meeting at : Comcast Business Services 14 March 2017

This was a really great meeting / presentation with Comcast's Business Services and Matt Somach.  There seems to be a new direction here and it should be very interesting to PBIT people.  Please check out the PHOTO ESSAY !

Sunday, March 12, 2017

South Florida Code Camp 2017

Welcome to South Florida Code Camp 2017
Event Date: March 11, 2017 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) - Main Campus Davie, Florida
Carl DeSantis Building
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

Photo Essay

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!