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13th Annual AFCEA Scholarship Golf Tournament 

The 13th Annual AFCEA Blue Angels Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 16th at the beautiful A.C. Read Golf Course.

The tournament produces over $3,000 each year for engineering and technology scholarships and grants for eligible students and teachers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Every Player Package includes: green fees, cart, range balls, gift bag, drinks & snacks on course, lunch, and awards dinner.

Top Three Teams
Longest/Straightest Drive 
Closest to the Pin 
Door Prizes
Silent Auction

Registration & fees due: October 1, 2015

Details and registration information can be found here.

August Networking Social

Join your colleagues and friends from IT Gulf Coast and the IT community at Beef 'O' Brady's (Downtown) for drinks, snacks, and camaraderie. As always, it's free for IT Gulf Coast members and their guests. Please register so we know you are coming.


When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Beef 'O' Brady's (Downtown) 22 S. Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502

Who: Current and future members of the IT community

IT Gulf Coast On Pensacola Business Radio

IT Gulf Coast president Jim Rhodes was invited to be a guest on Pensacola Business Radio to talk about the mission of IT Gulf Coast and share details about the upcoming ITEN Wired summit that will be held on October 22nd and 23rd at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach.

You can listen to that interview here.

August Lunch & Learn

5 Ways To Protect Your Identity Online 

In The Digital Age

Staying one step ahead of those trying to steal your identity and/or your money can be a daunting process for those unfamiliar with the threats.  You can stick your head in the sand or seek out advice on how best to protect yourself in the digital age. Cameron Rowe, from CRC Data Technologies, will present his five basic methods for safe-guarding your data and gaining a peace of mind in a wide-open world of the Internet.

A link to this presentation can be found here.

Cameron lives in Destin, Florida with his wife & two sons. His experience in the IT field spans over 25 years covering a wide variety of disciplines from desktop support, to network administration, to strategic IT planning. His technical certifications include VMWare Certified professional & CompTIA A+/Net+. When not working he can often be found building small flying machines with tiny computers inside.

Cameron Rowe started CRC Data Technologies to help people get the benefits they expected from their technology. “I noticed that for many people, their results fell short of what they’d been promised. The complexity and learning curve created more difficulty than benefit. I chose to make my mission to ‘deliver on the promise of technology’ which is, to make our lives better.”

Register here.

To ensure our catering order is accurate, registrations that include lunch will not be allowed after the August 18th.

July Lunch & Learn

Extend your Infrastructure to the Cloud

Join us on July 22nd for our next Lunch & Learn event at the Vince Whibbs Conference Room (Pensacola City Hall) from 12:00 to 1:00.

Extending into the cloud should expand your options without adding complexity. In this session Jeff Mitchell, Bit Wizards' Director of Information Technology, will discuss core concepts with Cloud Infrastructure and discuss key topics in the book Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting Up your business in the Cloud which Jeff was a key contributor. Learn how to set up your work environment, build websites, customize apps, market online, and more!

Speaker Bio:

In 2009, Jeff Mitchell became Chief Technology Officer for CRC Data Technologies in Destin, Florida. Thanks to Jeff's leadership, CRC's mission evolved from repairing computers, running an internet café, and installing SMB networks to providing virtualization and cloud services for a new and larger clientele. As CTO, Jeff helped CRC achieve partnerships with Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, EMC, and VMWare.

In 2012, he became Director of Information Technology and Office 365 Practice Manager at Bit Wizards.  Bringing expertise in Office 365 (Lync, Exchange, SharePoint) and Microsoft System Center, Jeff helped Bit-Wizards move its clients' IT infrastructure to the cloud and automate IT system management. As Director of IT, Jeff deepened established partnerships with Windows Azure and Windows Intune, making an unprecedented range of services available to Bit-Wizards' customers, including cloud-based networking, storage, and operating system management. Under Jeff's leadership, the Bit-Wizards' IT department has grown, providing additional value to Bit-Wizards customers.

Since April 2013, Jeff has been a member of the Pensacola ITT Tech's Program Advisory Committee, contributing to the school's degree programs in Information Systems and Cybersecurity and Network Systems Administration.

Jeff lives in Fort Walton Beach with his wife, Candace, and daughters Alexsis and Chloe.

Details & registeration information can be found here.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen


Join us for our next Networking Social

July 30th, 2015


HopJacks on Nine Mile Road


Join your colleagues and friends from IT Gulf Coast and the IT community at HopJacks on Nine Mile Road for drinks, snacks, and camaraderie. As always, it's free for IT Gulf Coast members and their guests. Please register so we know you are coming.


When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm

Where: HopJacks - 204 E. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32534

Who: Current and future members of the IT community 

October 22nd & 23rd at the Hilton Pensacola Beach




Co-hosted by the IT Gulf Coast and Florida West Economic Development Alliance, ITEN Wired is a regional effort focusing on economic development efforts surrounding innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. The annual summit provides networking and learning opportunities for executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and academia. The proceeds from this event are donated to the IT Gulf Coast scholarship fund.


Details and registration information can be found at

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