Going Beyond the Online Meeting

Andrew Comeau   August 14, 2020   Comments Off on Going Beyond the Online Meeting

In my last post, I talked about how we were going to shift the focus of the group from the monthly meetings to our Slack workspace. This will enable more communication between members without having to wait for a scheduled meeting. Of course, occasional meetings are still important. For specific subjects and presentations, they provide for a level of discussion… Read more »

Networking Re-imagined

Andrew Comeau   August 10, 2020   Comments Off on Networking Re-imagined

To provide a social and professional networking forum for technology enthusiasts in the Ocala / Marion County area where ideas and information can be shared. Ocala I.T. Professionals mission The Ocala I.T. Professionals has always been primarily a meeting and networking group. We started meeting in February 2014 at the local library and restaurants. My main goal was to bring I.T. people together… Read more »

How Do I Get Certified in I.T.?

Andrew Comeau   January 13, 2020   Comments Off on How Do I Get Certified in I.T.?

To certify or not to certify is a big question for anyone pursuing an I.T. career or trying to specialize in a given area. The process can seem intimidating to anyone who has not gone through it before so, as someone who has obtained certs in various subjects and helped others do so, I thought I’d offer some pointers here…. Read more »

Should You Keep Using Microsoft Access?

Andrew Comeau   November 7, 2019   Comments Off on Should You Keep Using Microsoft Access?

Full Disclosure – I Owe My Career to Access I’ve been working with Microsoft Access off and on since 1997, just a few years after it was first introduced in ’92. I can realistically say that learning Access made my career in I.T.. I’d had some previous programming and database experience with Borland Paradox and an older DOS title so… Read more »

Computer Technician needed by City of Belleview

Andrew Comeau   October 7, 2019   Comments Off on Computer Technician needed by City of Belleview

The City of Belleview, Florida is looking for a Computer Technician / End User Support person to work at their centralized help desk and call center. Among other requirements, the right candidate must have the following: Desktop imaging and OS experience Networking support experience Active Directory and Windows Server knowledge The job was posted 10/3/2019. For more information about this… Read more »

Programming Languages: Nim v1.0 Released

Andrew Comeau   September 24, 2019   Comments Off on Programming Languages: Nim v1.0 Released

Version 1.0 of the Nim programming language was released on September 23, 2019. According to the post on Nim’s site at Nim-Lang.org, This is a stable release of the language with long term support (LTS). Nim is a compiled language. This means that the code can be compiled into executable files that can be run on multiple operating systems including… Read more »

Computer Technician needed in Chiefland, Florida

Andrew Comeau   September 23, 2019   Comments Off on Computer Technician needed in Chiefland, Florida

Gator Works Computing is looking for a Computer Technician to work at their office in Chiefland, Florida. Among other requirements, the right candidate must have the following: Excellent technical knowledge of network and computer hardware Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience. Working technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, and standards The job was posted 9/19/2019. For more information about this… Read more »

I.T. Info Session at College of Central Florida

Andrew Comeau   September 18, 2019   Comments Off on I.T. Info Session at College of Central Florida

The College of Central Florida will be holding an information session on its Information Technology and Management Information Systems programs on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.. This event will be held in the Ewers Century Center, Building 40, Room 303 of the CF Campus at 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. From the official event announcement: At… Read more »

I.T. Systems Manager needed at Citrus County Clerk’s Office

Andrew Comeau   September 16, 2019   Comments Off on I.T. Systems Manager needed at Citrus County Clerk’s Office

The Citrus County Clerk’s Office in Inverness, Florida is in need of a full-time I.T. Systems and Support Manager. This is a supervisory position requiring an Associates Degree in an I.T.-related field. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. At least four years of systems admin experience and 2 years of supervisory experience are preferred. For more information or to apply, register… Read more »

Managing Your Organization’s Contacts with CiviCRM

Andrew Comeau   September 14, 2019   Comments Off on Managing Your Organization’s Contacts with CiviCRM

Whether you’re selling products, managing a non-profit or running a political campaign, one of the most important things you do is to manage relationships with other people. Your ability to maintain your organization’s contact database, whether it contains potential customers or donors, is essential to your operations. Many organizations use various types of Contact Relationship Management (CRM) software such as… Read more »