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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

Upcoming events

30 Jul 2015 5:30 PM • HopJacks on 9 Mile Road
12 Aug 2015 12:00 PM • TBA
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