NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences to Host ITPalooza

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Third Annual Event set for Thursday, Dec. 4

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“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 Alex Funkhouser.

With more than 2,000 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 user groups from across South Florida, the Third Annual ITPalooza is set to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida technology community. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) main campus, 3301 College Ave, Davie, Fla.

Reflecting its commitment to the South Florida IT community, ITPalooza will once again be hosted by NSU’s prestigious 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, Marine’s Toy for Tots and Henderson Behavioral Health. 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 (http://itpalooza.org) where more information can be found regarding sponsorship and speaker sessions.

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About ITPalooza: Led by an organizing team of dedicated local IT Professionals, http://www.ITPalooza.org is an annual event that brings together the South Florida IT Community for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and fun. ITPalooza is facilitated by ITProCamp, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that organizes technical training events across the country. http://www.ITProCamp.org welcomes Tech Groups to join forces and help each other learn new technologies, develop speakers, and grow memberships.

About NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS): The GSCIS provides educational programs of distinction to prepare students for leadership roles in the computer and information sciences field. With internationally recognized faculty, innovative curricula, and flexible online and campus-based formats for its five Master of Science, three Ph.D. and two certificate programs – the GSCIS’s graduates are sought after around the world. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, their information assurance curriculum is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/scis.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

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