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2,000 expected for ITPalooza's workshops, hackathons, hiring fair and party Dec. 4


With more than 2,000 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 user groups from across South Florida, the 3rd Annual ITPalooza is set to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida technology community on Dec. 4, its organizers say. The event will be at Nova Southeastern University’s main campus at 3301 College Ave, Davie, 33314.

Events for the day include hackathons, hiring fair, numerous workshops on everything from a CIO track to technology trends and a holiday party. Admission is free with two unwrapped holiday gifts for needy kids. The hackathon begins at 8:30 a.m. and the breakout sessions begin at 1 p.m. The party takes the event well into the evening. 

Reflecting its commitment to the South Florida IT community, ITPalooza will once again be hosted by NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS). Under the leadership of Dean Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., the GSCIS partnership with ITPalooza promises to offer attendees the very best of South Florida technology.

“In addition to the hiring fair, technical sessions and vendor exhibits, this year ITPalooza will feature a dedicated management track focused on the unique needs of CIOs and other top-level IT Executives,” said ITPalooza Founder and CEO of SherlockTech Staffing, Alex Funkhouser.

Above all, ITPalooza is dedicated to raising money for various South Florida non-profits including Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ STEM Advisory Board, The Stockdale Foundation and Marine’s Toy for Tots (pictured below receiting last year's check). Over the last two years, ITPalooza has raised in excess of $75,000 in donations and cash.

 Those interested in attending ITPalooza are encouraged to visit the event’s website where more information can be found regarding sponsorship and speaker sessions - itpalooza.org

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