Over the past couple of months, I’ve been doing some updates on this site. A number of issues have been fixed and new features were added this weekend.
OcalaITPros.com will be the primary site for the Ocala I.T. Professionals going forward and you should come here for information on meetings and membership information. The Meetup.com page will be going away soon.
On this site, you can now register as a member of the group and fill out a brief profile including your name, website (if you have one) and specialty. Once I’m sure that everything is working right, membership in the Ocala I.T. Professionals will be managed through this registration. Membership in the group is still free.
The site also features private messaging between site users. The Specialty field is optional but it is a fully formatted editor which means you can enter a formatted introduction for yourself or even a resume if you want. The profile and messaging features will enable users to promote their skills and contact each other for specific technical requirements.
The site also features events and jobs managers which I will be using to manage group events and promote opportunities. I’m looking at adding additional features depending on the response.
In addition to the other upgrades, OcalaITPros.com is now a secure site. While some fields are marked as private and I will make a reasonable effort to keep your information secure, we know as I.T. people that there is no real guarantee of security online so please do not enter any personal or sensitive information that you do not want known.
We had a couple of good meetings in February and March and our next one is scheduled for April 11and I hope to see you there. I want to schedule more events and do more with our online resources in the coming months and I’m open to input on what you’d like to see. So, please check out the new site and take a minute to register as a member of the group. It’s still free!