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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/

#Military #VETS #transitions #RTP #Triangle #NC #Technology #networking #Professional #IT #AITP #COMPTIA

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

June 13 = Digital Forensics - Data Never Dies

Reserve your seat today at our Eventbrite PAGE now!

This month's panel discussion is about the exciting and increasingly important field of digital forensics and the recovery and investigation of data. Topics will include the early development of data forensics science; techniques for data mining, tracing, recovery, and reconstitution; and challenging issues for IT professionals and businesses in storing, archiving, and protecting data.
Guests and walk-ins are always welcome & hope to see you there!

*** UPDATED *** Speakers:

Derek Ellington, Ellington Digital Forensics

Gina Yacone, Cyber Security Consultant for Agio

Julia Hopkins, Cyber Security Analyst for Lenovo


Jason Nagy, Founder & CEO of J&M Security Solutions. 

MAY 9 = Commerce in RTP : Economic Development Trends

Why did Apple and Amazon decide not build in NC? Have you ever wondered what drives economic development in RTP? Specifically, what motivates technology-related companies to locate into our area?

Save your seat now via the Eventbrite PAGE today to get answers!

What are the various incentives, grants, and programs used to make the area more appealing to these companies? Join us at our May 2019 meeting where these questions and more will be addressed to local area chamber of commerce members and business leaders.

UPDATED: The confirmed speakers on our panel =

Colin Kiser, International Business Development Manager (Europe & India) of EDPNC
Michael Hogan, Research Economist at RTI International

Michael Haley, Executive Director at Wake County Economic Development


Michael Wayne, Account Executive at Ringfree Communications, Inc.

#economic #development #RTP #Triangle #NC #Technology #networking #Professional #IT #AITP #COMPTIA