Extensions and Apps – Swift

Extensions are an extremely powerful language feature in Swift. It allows you to add new functionality to existing classes and structs. This may sound simple but it opens up opportunity for a lot of tricks and techniques that make it easier to make great code.

We’ll spend some time learning about some extension tricks and techniques including:

1. How to organize your code with extensions
2. Providing default protocol implementations
3. Preserving default struct initializer
4. Providing conditional functionality

Don’t worry if you’re never worked with extensions before, we’ll cover the basics too! Bring a laptop to follow along.

ITEN Wired

ITEN WIRED is the Gulf Coast’s premier conference for executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and educators working in technology. With topics including cybersecurity, tech makers, start-up tech, virtual environments, simulation, and robotics, you’ll be sure to find something inspiring. Expert presenters offer an excellent forum for professional development. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas and forge new collaborations around innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

IT Gulf Coast August 2018 Seminar & Social

Join your colleagues and friends from IT Gulf Coast, ITEN WIRED, and the IT community at RJ Young for food, drinks, and camaraderie. As always, it’s free for IT Gulf Coast members and their guests.

Please register, so we have an accurate headcount for the venue.


Isilon Users Working Group

We will kick the Meetup off with introductions and then run through the tentative agenda below (feel free to contribute ideas).
• Introductions
• Top 5 Reports in InsightIQ – Thomas Henson
• Beyond the Zone: Deep Dive into Access Zones – Brian Summers
• Fireside Chat with Isilon Corporate Advisor – TBD
• Tips from the Field – Thomas Henson
• Ask the Isilon Guru – TBD
• Closing Thoughts…

Veterans Entrepreneurial No Cost Workshops

There are 4 Saturday Workshops — you can attend One, Some or All. The first, “So, You Want To Be An Entrepreneur” is Saturday, July 14th, 9 a.m. at UWF. Details will be emailed when you Register. You do not have to be attending UWF.

Other Workshops are “Raising Capital — Squeezing Blood from a Turnip”, “Minimum Viable Product — ‘Will the Dogs Eat The Dog Food You’ve Invented?'”, “Bootstrapping & Guerilla Marketing — Making Money Instead of Spending It!”Workshops are conducted by USAR Veteran and Serial Entrepreneur, Bob Foster.

Get involved in the Bitcoin economy.

The Meetup will fall on the second Wednesday of each month. The location will change from month to month. The Meetup begins at 6:00 PM, and will last for an hour or more.

We will start with directed instruction for those new to Bitcoin. Everyone is encouraged to bring a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, or all of the above. Everyone will learn how to download a Bitcoin wallet, send and receive bitcoins, and purchase Bitcoin from exchanges. After the directed instruction period, the Meetup will be opened up for question and answer, and general discussion.

Food and drink will be available for purchase before, during, and after the Meetup. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the fare on offer, so as to support our local merchants. We look forward to seeing you all!

Unlocking The Flow with Berney & DocuWare

Drive efficiency
Build configurable, ad-hoc workflows for smarter work environments. Increase capacity and add document management capabilities quickly, using current resources.

Remove risk
Implement rules, logic and standards that secure and enhance control over business-critical information. Immediately flag exceptions for rapid, focused response.

Improve profits
Go beyond bottom-line efficiency: leverage your new page of performance on innovative work that contributes to top-line growth, revenue and profitability.

WordPress 101

We will be talking about the basics of WordPress. If you’ve never used the platform or are just learning about it this will be a great meetup for you.

If you’re a WordPress power user we invite you to attend and help teach those not familiar with the platform the basics.

And don’t forget to bring a friend.

Join us for great conversation about all things Bitcoin!

We will be meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at a variety of locations around Pensacola. Bring a laptop and/or smartphone, and all of your questions about Bitcoin and related technologies. We will have fun teaching and learning about one of the most compelling new developments in decades.

An Introduction to Blockchain: Its Basics and Applications

Welcome to ABC! Please join us on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30-7:00pm in the Emmet O’Neal Community Room for the launch of our Speaker Series, an event that will provide an introduction into blockchain technology through the presentations from two talented individuals who are working in the blockchain and crypto field. In the meantime, connect with our community on Discord at

Our plan for the night is as follows:

First, we will hear from Parker Owen, who is the co-founder at The Crypto Reserve. Parker will speak about the basics and fundamentals of blockchain technology and its security. He will also present on a variety of topics within the space, including: blockchain security, risks, proper storage methods, cryptoeconomics, ICOs, and where the industry is heading.

Next, we will hear from John Heeter, who is the founder and CTO of ( John will offer a 20-25 minute presentation on the perspective on the ebb and flow of decentralized and centralized forces throughout nature and society. By studying blockchain technology in a wholistic context, we can visualize a future where this technology reaches mainstream adoption.

To wrap up, there will be a 15 minute Q&A from the audience, which will moderated by Cameron Traylor.

Please RVSP to attend. The event will begin with a few minutes of meet & greet and networking, and then we’ll hop straight into the programming. Limited refreshments and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please email Albert Copeland at, and I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Thanks, and we all hope to see you later this month!