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Friday, April 24, 2009

Let Us Not Forget About the Little People: Tampa Tech Hosts Day of Ruby!

So I’m very (VERY) good at talking about myself (you can’t spell Megan without the “ME”), the KForce Orlando Tech Team, and all of the spectacular things we do for the IT community (Code Camp, champion for ONETUG, DotNetNuke UG, SharePoint UG, ISSA, etc.) but sometimes I get so caught up in my own greatness that I forget to mention the other people in KForce that are head and shoulders above the rest. So, without further ado, let me introduce the KForce Tampa Tech team and tell you about the great event they are hosting on Saturday, May 16th.

As many of you may (or may not) know, KForce is headquartered in Tampa and we have a pretty ridiculous (ridiculously good, that is!) and tenured technology team in place. Jason Maroney (Market Vice President) is the fearless leader and he rules, I mean runs, the Orlando and Tampa offices. Kim Bohinick is the Tampa Tech’s Market Manager and one of the best Account Managers Tampa has to offer. Tampa also boasts the following Account Managers: Craig Brooks, Kevin Melchin, Kris Katelman (Tech Perm), and Nicole Stephenson (Tech Perm). Collectively, this team has one of the most impressive books of business around, consistently put the competition to shame, and wears the KForce jersey proudly. On the recruiting side, Tampa Tech has four rock stars putting people (consistently!) to work and building partnerships with the best IT talent and User Groups in town. If you are looking for an awesome IT opportunity in Tampa (or Lakeland and other surrounding areas) Brian Dodd, Lauren McClernan, Michael McCarthy, and Adam Hodz are the only people you should be contacting!

In addition to just being plain good at what they do, these folks are also huge advocates of the local IT community. The latest example of their unwavering commitment to the local market is their participation in Day of Ruby.

What exactly is Day of Ruby, you ask? Well, I’m so glad you asked. A Day of Ruby is a *free* one day event to get your hands on and up to speed on Ruby, Rails, and all the goodness of dynamic programming. All of this fun and excitement will take place on May 16th. Sessions start at 9:00am (sharp!) but plan to get there a little early to get situated and meet the awesome Tampa team! There will be several sessions offered and this event is limited to 100 people. Spaces are filling up fast so make sure to register so you can be a part of the action.
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This event would be a great time even if it was held in a third world prison (Ruby really is that great, folks!) but fortunately the team in Tampa has arranged for accommodations that are much more comfortable. Like many other tech events in Tampa, this event is going to be help at the KForce corporate offices because KForce is that awesome and cares that much! If that isn’t a sure sign of commitment, I don’t know what is!

For more information on this event (or if you just feel like talking to someone really, really cool) contact Lauren McClernan at (813) 552-2917.

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