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February Networking Social

Join your colleagues and friends from IT Gulf Coast and the IT community at Miller's Pensacola Ale House for drinks, snacks, and camaraderie.

As always, it's free for IT Gulf Coast members and their guests. Please register here so we know you are coming.

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Miller's Pensacola Ale House 5906 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503
Who: Current and future members of the IT community

February Lunch & Learn

Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg,  IT-based ventures are the stuff that dreams are made of ... and sometimes millions.  But how does one go from idea to action?  What are the opportunities and challenges that small IT entrepreneurs should be prepared for as they embark on the next big thing?  Dan Cavanaugh, has been a consultant to businesses for twenty years and will be providing unique insights into business venture start-ups.

When: Wednesday, February 18th, from 12:00-1:30pm

Where: Vince Whibbs Conference Room (1st floor), Pensacola City Hall, 222 W. Main St.

Register: Here

The Strategy to Execution (S2E) Master Class

sponsored by Accelare

The Strategy to Execution (S2E) Master Class, sponsored by Accelare, is an Executive Education program that addresses the adaptive challenges most companies face and examines how leaders in forward thinking companies are addressing strategic planning, strategy execution, and responding to plausible scenarios or ever changing environments to create achieve desired results.

During the two-day event you will learn how to:

  • Prioritize, align, and communicate what needs to be done to deliver strategy.
  • Utilize business capabilities to simply communicate strategy.
  • Master the implications of how different capabilities contribute to strategy and what that means in terms of investment.
  • Use tools to visualize capabilities requiring attention.
  • Apply a consistent framework to make capability sourcing decisions that improve flexibility and address costs.
  • Build flexible project portfolios that can be rapidly aligned to new changing environments.

The class will be hosted by Accelare in Pensacola, Florida on April 9th and 10th.    Seating is limited to 20 so be sure to register today!!

Register here: Strategy to Execution (S2E) Master Class

ITGC 2015 Kick-Off

We're ready to kick off a new year at IT Gulf Coast and "get the gang back together". Join us on Thursday, January 29th, at the The East Hill Yard. Meet our 2015 board members, catch up with friends, and enjoy some downtime with a refreshing drink and appetizers.

IT Gulf Coast has grown significantly over the last few years and it takes a big effort to make all happen. In the past these duties have fell upon board members, but time and resources are limited with a small group of 9 people. We want your help. We need volunteers for the following areas.

Programming - Locating subject matter experts to speak at our functions.

Check-ins - Help with checking people in and collecting payments at our events, when needed.

Marketing - Assistance with writing newsletters, web site content, promotional materials, maximizing our use of social media.

Sponsorships - We will be rolling out a new sponsorship program in the next month and we need help contacting organizations to support what we do.

Membership - Help us get the word out about our paid membership benefits and assist with the planning of "members only" events.

Outreach - There are a number of technology organizations along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Panama City, and we need to be in close contact with each of them. If this sounds interesting to you, especially if you live in the area where these organizations are, we definitely want you to be part of our effort to mesh with these organizations.

The event is free to members and their guests, but please register here so that we will have an accurate headcount.

Pensacola Chamber Offers LinkedIn Webinar

The Greater Pensacola Chamber is offering a webinar on utilizing LinkedIn for your business. The event will be held on January 20th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Details and registration information can be found here.

Computer TECH '15 Will Be Held On January 31st

The 8th annual Computer Tech event, sponsored by Northwest Florida Association Computer Groups, will be held on Saturday, January 31st, at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Computer Tech 2015 is a one day event where computer enthusiast, from novice to expert, come once a year to learn more about technology and how to use the different computer software programs and hardware devices.

More than 40 workshops on Apple, Microsoft, Linux, Android, Games and a variety of other Apps and software programs are being offered. The workshops are conducted by our outstanding local IT experts and trainers with many years of experience.

The event is free and open to the public. More information and a registration link can be found here.

A schedule of the courses that are being offered can be found here.

Our friends over at the University of West Florida Innovation Institute's Center For CyberSecurity are hosting CyberThon 2015 from January 23rd-25th at the National Flight Academy. The event is designed to give hands-on experience in defending against cyber attacks with guidance from experts in the field. More information can be found at AFCEA website and the CyberThon Facebook Page.

December Networking Social

This year has been a one full of transitions for IT Gulf Coast. 

We kicked off the year with a brand new look for the web site and the introduction of our Charter and student memberships. There was a renewed focus on creating regular opportunities for members to meet with one another through monthly networking socials and special member only events. 

Our premiere event, ITEN Wired, was an even bigger success than last year. Over 300 people attended the two day event which featured a full slate of great speakers and sponsors. The opening reception was moved to The National Flight Academy, which provided a truly unique and fun venue for attendees. Through the summit, IT Gulf Coast raised $12,500 that will distributed to students in 2015.

We want to celebrate our successes of 2014 and keep the momentum going when we kick off a new year in just a few weeks. Please come join us for our December networking social at Beef 'O' Brady's (downtown) on Thursday, December 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30. We have reserved a room and will be providing appetizers for you to enjoy. There is no charge to attend. We just ask that you register using the link under "Upcoming Events" on the right so that we can have an accurate headcount. We also encourage you to bring a friend.

Thank you for another great year. We wish you a very happy and safe holiday season.

Professional Development Series

Communicating for Success

Join Paul Carney, from Navy Federal Credit Union, who will be leading our second FREE professional development seminar for our charter members. 


Getting your message heard is the easy part. Mastering how to manage the content, context and interpretation of your message is how you effectively communicate your ideas. Join us to learn some easy ways to increase your communication skills and develop better relationships with your peers and management team.

This event is free and open to charter and student members only. Sign up for a membership and start enjoying the benefits today.

Where and When

November 5, 2014

University of West Florida Innovation Institute

321 N. DeVillers St., Ste 308

Pensacola, FL 32501

For more information, visit Professional Development Series - Communicating for Success

If you plan to attend, please register!

 Register Today!

CyberPatriot - National 
Middle & High School
Cyber Competition

Technical Coaches and Mentors are needed to assist Pensacola School Teams. Our first team will be at Pine Forest High school. Time needed: Specifics are still in work however, the team will need to learn and practice once or twice per week in Sept and compete one weekend per month Oct-Dec. If the team makes it to the final rounds, competition would continue until March. Please contact Kat Denkler at the UWF Innovation Institute for additional information.

CoderDojo Coding club for ages 7-17

Technical Champions and Mentors are needed to assist with CoderDojo Pensacola as we grow the number of classes, assist with the Pine Forest High Dojo and assist other schools in starting dojos. Tech expertise is needed to teach and assist with HTML/CSS, javascript, building apps, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc. Please contact Kat Denkler at the UWF Innovation Institute for additional information.


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