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Erik Russell and Giles Marino were our speakers for the June 2011 IASA South East Florida Chapter meeting. 
Attendees filled all available seats at the Microsoft office conference room where the event was held. This highlights the high interest in Enterprise Architecture as a career track and chartered project role. Also in attendance were our Board of Directors and Alex Funkhouser, President, Sherlock Technology.
Rainer Habermann, Chapter President, kicked off the meeting by introducing our speakers and Board of Directors.
Alex Funkhouser, President of South Florida’s staffing firm Sherlock Technology spoke briefly about available Software Architect positions in the area. Alex also congratulated and presented this week’s Sherlock Raffle winner with $500 in cash.
Our speakers Giles and Erik then proceeded with their talk. Erik presented a business case in the government sector where Enterprise Architecture helped a government entity cut costs and streamline its various business operations. Technologies leveraged in Erik’s demonstrated project were Java-based.
Giles then followed with a thorough demonstration of the Architecture patterns he used to migrate a complete backend system for an insurance company to the .Net Platform.
Audience was very engaged with our speakers as evidenced by the large number of follow-up questions asked at the end of the talk.
We greatly enjoyed Giles and Erik’s talk and look forward to having them share with us more of their adventures as Enterprise Architects in the near future.
Below are some photos of the event.
Sam Abraham
Secretary- IASA South East Florida Chapter.

Chapter President - Rainer Habermann kicks off our meeting.  

Sherlock Technology President Alex Funkhouser holding Sherlock's weekly cash prize.

Alex shares available Software Architect opportunities with our members

Erik Russell addressing our membership

Giles Marino sharing his architecture experience in the insurance industry

In this photo: Dave Noderer, Rainer Habermann, Quent Herschelman and Alex Funkhouser.

Event attracted a large audience and filled the Microsoft conference room where it was held

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:25 PM | Back to top

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# re: IASA South East Florida Chapter Meeting Recap - June 2011
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Hey Now Sam;

Nice Post about the IASA meeting.

Thx 4 the info;
Left by Catto on Jun 24, 2011 3:35 PM

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Thanks Chris! Hope to see you soon.
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