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    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 29 Jul 2016
    • GBSI 2400 W Michigan Ave # 4, Pensacola, FL 32526

    Registration for AFCEA Pensacola Summer Cyber Camps is now open!


    The AFCEA Cyber Camp is a five-day technical camp designed to excite elementary and middle school students about cybersecurity and STEM career opportunities. Students will learn important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and fun activities in a well-equipped computer training classroom.


    Middle school students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows and Ubuntu operating systems. We will use curriculum developed by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program.


    Elementary students will learn how to protect their personal devices, the basics of online safe practices, and learn through fun computer coding games, puzzles, and videos. Curriculum will include materials developed by the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative.


    Cyber Camp Info:

    ·      Camps are held at Global Business Solutions, Inc. (GBSI) training classrooms in Pensacola

    ·      Camps run Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    ·      Drop off students between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m., please pick up your student at 12:00 p.m.

    ·      A snack break is included each day, lunch is not provided

    ·      Fee per student for one week of camp is $50

    ·      Elementary camps are for ages 7-10; Middle School camps for ages 11-14

    ·      Each camp is limited to 12 students


    Camp Schedule:

    ·         June 27 - July 1, Elementary Camp

    ·         July 11 - 15, Middle School Camp

    ·         July 18 - 22, Elementary Camp

    ·         July 25 - 29, Middle School Camp


    Register students for Cyber Camp at:


    If you would like to be a mentor or volunteer at Cyber Camp contact Mel Stinson by email at or by phone at 850-944-7579

    • 20 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Bldg. 2 Room 250, 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504

    Utilizing Open Source Technologies in a Business Environment

    Lunch provided by

    This presentation will cover a wide variety of currently available open source software and provide real world examples of how that software can be used for business purposes. Open source software can be used to provide everything from your traditional word processing, workstation operating systems, project management, bug tracking, version tracking, and so many other things. Open source software can provide significant cost savings and can work for you.

    Over the years, Michael Viron has gained a wide variety of experience as a senior IT manager, business owner, speaker, volunteer, and event organizer. Since 1995, I’ve helped launch numerous startups, company divisions, product lines, professional user groups, and technology events.

    In 2010, Mr. Viron launched the Northwest Florida Software Architecture Summit (designed to bring developers & IT professionals together) and complimented it with the launch of Careers in Tech in 2011. Careers in Tech underwent a successful reboot in 2015, reaching over 200 attendees and will be back Fall 2016.

    Mr. Viron’s wide range of experience covers many key areas, including operations (both business & IT), project management, security, and software engineering. In addition to his full time job, Mr. Viron continues to be heavily involved as an alumni volunteer, presenter, and mentor at the University of West Florida and in various leadership and consulting roles for projects and organizations nationwide.

    In his role as Director of IT & Software Engineering at KAMedData, Inc / KontactIntelligence, Mr. Viron has been heavily involved in coordinating numerous product launches and both company and division startups. A key member of the company's management team, his main responsibilities include day-to-day technical operations, project management, security, short and long range technical planning, and development.

    In addition, Mr. Viron is the founder of General Education Online (GEO), handling a wide variety of business and technical operations. GEO has been recognized for quality and excellence, and as an industry innovator and leader by the Chronicle for Higher Education, the US Department of Education, and .

    Mr. Viron continues as a volunteer with a wide variety of professional organizations and user groups at both a local and national level, including IEEE Northwest Florida (IEEE NWF), the Computer & Communications Joint Society of IEEE NWF (as Chair since 2009), the international IEEE Computer Society (currently serving on the Awards & Recognition Committee), and IT Gulf Coast. Mr. Viron also serves on advisory boards in IT, computer science, and cyberforensics for Pensacola State College (since 1/2015) and the IT Advisory Council for the Escambia County School District (since 09/2015).

    In his sparse spare time, Mr. Viron is active on social media, as a photographer and writer, and as a consultant / advisor for Fortune 500 companies and startups nationwide.

    Lunch for this month's Lunch & Learn has been generously donated by our friends at Kontact Intelligence for all guests that are attending. Due to ordering constraints, please reserve your place by July 18th so that we will have an accurate headcount to provide to the caterer.



Past events

23 Jun 2016 June Networking Social
22 Jun 2016 Raytheon Open House
15 Jun 2016 Lunch & Learn - Building and Marketing Technology Products That People Want to Buy
18 May 2016 Lunch & Learn - Introduction to Venture Hive
05 May 2016 May Networking Social
04 May 2016 Venture Hive Memory Improvement Seminar
28 Apr 2016 Women in Technology: Speaker Series
21 Apr 2016 April Networking Social
20 Apr 2016 Lunch and Learn: What Windows 10 Means for Business
01 Apr 2016 UWF Codefest (formerly Hackathon)
29 Mar 2016 Lunch and Learn: Robotics Revolution
24 Mar 2016 March Networking Social
24 Feb 2016 IT Gulf Coast .NET User Group Meetup
23 Feb 2016 Lunch & Learn - Drones and the Business Model
18 Feb 2016 Screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"
30 Jan 2016 Computer Tech 2016
28 Jan 2016 January Networking Social
22 Jan 2016 CyberThon 2016
10 Dec 2015 December Networking Social
10 Dec 2015 (CANCELED) 2015 IT Gulf Coast Holiday Gala
09 Dec 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
18 Nov 2015 November Lunch & Learn - The Two Day Prototype
10 Nov 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
22 Oct 2015 ITEN Wired 2015
16 Oct 2015 StartUp Weekend Pensacola
16 Oct 2015 13th Annual AFCEA Scholarship Golf Tournament
14 Oct 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
01 Oct 2015 Careers In Technology - Pensacola
24 Sep 2015 September Networking Social
16 Sep 2015 Lunch & Learn - The Story Of Running Man
09 Sep 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
27 Aug 2015 August Networking Social
19 Aug 2015 Lunch & Learn - 5 Ways To Protect Your Identity Online In The Digital Age
12 Aug 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
30 Jul 2015 July Networking Social
22 Jul 2015 July Lunch & Learn - Extend your Infrastructure to the Cloud
15 Jul 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
25 Jun 2015 June Networking Social
22 Jun 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Cybersecurity Job Fair
15 Jun 2015 ITCamp: Extend your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure
10 Jun 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
21 May 2015 IC Meetup: Financing Business Growth
13 May 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
30 Apr 2015 April Networking Social
28 Apr 2015 PSC Capstone Project Presentations
18 Apr 2015 Project Management Institute -- Annual Spring Symposium
15 Apr 2015 Lunch & Learn
09 Apr 2015 Strategy to Execution (S2E) Master Class, sponsored by Accelare
08 Apr 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
26 Mar 2015 Networking Social
18 Mar 2015 Lunch & Learn
11 Mar 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
26 Feb 2015 February Networking Social
18 Feb 2015 Lunch & Learn
11 Feb 2015 IT Gulf Coast Board Meeting
31 Jan 2015 Computer Tech '15
29 Jan 2015 IT Gulf Coast 2015 Kick-Off
23 Jan 2015 CyberThon 2015
20 Jan 2015 LinkedIn Webinar - Offered By Greater Pensacola Chamber
11 Dec 2014 December Networking Event at Beef 'O' Brady's (Downtown)
03 Dec 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Nov 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
05 Nov 2014 Professional Development Series - Communicating for Success
23 Oct 2014 October Networking Event
17 Oct 2014 12th Annual AFCEA Scholarship Golf Tournament
17 Oct 2014 Startup Weekend Pensacola
02 Oct 2014 2014 ITEN Wired Conference
25 Sep 2014 September Networking Event - The Grand Marlin
17 Sep 2014 September Lunch and Learn - CoderDojo
15 Sep 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
06 Sep 2014 Panhandle Macintosh User Group
21 Aug 2014 August Networking Event at O'Riley's Downtown
29 Jul 2014 Tech Study Group Meetup - Android and iOS Dev
24 Jul 2014 July Networking Event - Nick's Boathouse
23 Jul 2014 Seminar Series: Government Contracting Services
16 Jul 2014 July Lunch and Learn
09 Jul 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
27 Jun 2014 AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter Membership Gathering
26 Jun 2014 June Networking Event at O'Riley's Irish Pub
19 Jun 2014 CoderDojo Pensacola: Learn Scratch
18 Jun 2014 June Lunch and Learn
12 Jun 2014 Digital Analytics Fundamentals: Part 4 of 4
10 Jun 2014 Professional Development Series - Networking 101
10 Jun 2014 Digital Analytics Fundamentals: Part 3 of 4
09 Jun 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
05 Jun 2014 Digital Analytics Fundamentals: Part 2 of 4
03 Jun 2014 Digital Analytics Fundamentals: Part 1 of 4
27 May 2014 ITGulfCoast Charter Members - First 25 "Bands on the Beach"
22 May 2014 May Networking Event at Mellow Mushroom
16 May 2014 Young Entrepreneurs Academy-Trade Show
15 May 2014 Pensacola Android & iOS Development Group
01 May 2014 Pensacola's CoderDojo Club Lunch & Learn
24 Apr 2014 April Networking at Miller's Ale House
19 Apr 2014 IHMC Science Saturdays - Mathemagic
16 Apr 2014 April 2014 Gulf Coast Technology Council
16 Apr 2014 April Lunch and Learn -- Cyber Security
14 Apr 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Apr 2014 IHMC Robotics Lab Open House
29 Mar 2014 South Alabama Day of .Net
28 Mar 2014 Startup Weekend Pensacola
27 Mar 2014 Networking at World of Beer
19 Mar 2014 Lunch and Learn
10 Mar 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
04 Mar 2014 Startup Weekend Meetup / Afterhours
27 Feb 2014 CIO Roundtable/Happy Hour

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