501 Tech Club South Florida and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) of South Florida
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Nova Southeastern University
Carl DeSantis Building - Room #4030
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33314-7796
This month's meeting of the 501 Tech Club will be combined with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)'s meeting:
501 Tech Club: The 501 Tech Club is a monthly gathering of people working for nonprofits and people working in the tech world. Meetings include a regional or national guest speaker addressing a tech topic of interest to nonprofits. The event also serves to facilitate networking for nonprofits with undergraduate and graduate students from local colleges and universities looking to do volunteer tech work, in exchange for real world IT experience.
Cloud Security Alliance: The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.
Speaker: Dr. James Parrish, Putting Students Head's in the Cloud while Keeping their Feet on the Ground
Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important part of the IT strategies of organizations. However, few higher education institutions are actively working to educate students about cloud computing and to prepare them for careers in an IT landscape where required knowledge of cloud computing is becoming more the rule than the exception. This presentation will discuss the efforts of Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences to fill this void through the creation of two new graduate certificate programs in cloud computing and an investment in facilities to support the education of the next generation of cloud computing professionals.
Speaker: Bryce Kerley, Building for the Web with HTML and CSS
Bryce Kerley will introduce the audience to the building blocks of the web, and demonstrate a few ways to quickly build a presence online.
Cost: FREE, pizza included and raffle items given away at the end of the meeting.