Special Interest Groups


The RTP chapter of AITP is taking a poll on the concept of hosting Special Interest Groups (SIG). Some AITP chapters around the country have been offering another meetup, if you will, in addition to the regular monthly chapter meeting.

These meetups are thematic based on a technology topic and would meet regularly around that specific topic. For instance, maybe a deeper, extended dive, into managing Big Data in a 60 minute session every 3 months is the SIG. Or maybe all things Artificial Intelligence that meets every month to discuss current trends and processes in a round table discussion for an hour could be a SIG.

It’s an opportunity to do a deeper dive into a topic while developing new relationships with other IT Professionals who share your same interest.


Save your seat NOW for AITP monthly meeting on our Eventbrite PAGE!

*** Event sponsored by = VEEMA ***

WHEN = Thursday, September 12th from 5:30 to 8:30pm with Buffet included


Public, Private, or Hybrid? On-premesis or off? SaaS, IaaS, or Paas? Self-managed or contract?  There are a variety of options and business challenges to evaluate before making decisions on cloud strategy and implementation. Join us for our monthly meeting in September discussing various cloud based solutions.  Instead of our normal panel discussion, we are mixing things up a bit with a feisty debate between industry experts and evangelists with different views and perspectives. Expect crowd participation and maybe a few storm clouds!

WHO = Panel of speakers:

Chris Marin, Business Development with Azure at Microsoft 

Ciprian Popoviciu, IPv6 Transition Advisor at Merit Network 

Jason Lamb, Senior Licensing Fellow at NC State University 

Michael Morris, Senior Director, IT Cloud and DevOps Platform Services at NetApp 

Greg Naderi, VP Business Development at Transmira 

WHERE - New location in RTP :

The Frontier  at 800 Park Offices Drive 


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Happy IT Pro Hour

5311 South Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703


Come hangout with AITP (soon to be CompTIA Pro-Triangle) and sit out the traffic. Join us for free snacks, on us. Buy your own drink and just let the traffic go away. And while you at it, learn a little bit about AITP, our pending name change, and meet some new people.

5 pm to 6:30 pm
August 22nd, 2019

AUG 8 = Military Transitions : VETs to IT

Save your seat for August 8 event at our Eventbrite PAGE now!

Our amazing panel below of accomplished and successful US Military veterans will cover topics related to IT, technology, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on ex-military life, advice on the challenges of transitioning to civilian life, leveraging military skills and expertise for IT/Tech related career, and success stories of vets joining or building businesses. Please come with guest to pay respect for service and learn from their examples for career & business development opportunities!

Tentative PANEL of Speakers =

·  JV Miller, US Army Veteran, Program Chair - Navy Gold Coast & Senior Consultant at Broadmor Consulting Group ;  Profile = https://www.linkedin.com/in/millerjv/

·  Dean Bundschu, US Army Veteran, Regional Executive Director, Atlantic Region at Bunker Labs RDU ; 
Profile = https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanbundschu/

·  Jim Raschella, Founder & CEO of Off Duty Blue ; Profile = https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-raschella/

·  Marjorie Eastman, Award-winning Author, National Speaker, Contributor at Longbow Six Publishing ; 
Profile = https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjoriekeastman/

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July 11 = Social & Networking

For our July meeting, we will be doing something different. Instead of concentrating on a program theme, we are having a networking event at a centrally located RTP restaurant, Societa. This is a great time for members and guests to get to know one another better in a relaxed atmosphere.

Rather than have a sit down or buffet dinner, we will be enjoying appetizers with a select menu of drinks. The best part, each attendee is permitted to have up to two drinks from the selected menu at no cost! For this event, guests are welcome to attend at a reduced price of just $25.

Please RSVP by NOON on 7/10/2019 - Thanks!


Societa = Sicilian-American Comfort & Street Food

5311 South Miami Blvd, Durham NC

(off I-40 Exit 281 in RTP near Slater Rd intersection; turn in at "Old Page Rd" & next to Randy Pizza)


5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m -Networking, no formal topic or discussion