SIME MIA: A gathering of global thought leaders from technology, media and the arts, including Jimmy Maymann, CEO of Huffington Post, Bobby Moresco, Oscar-winning screenwriter for Crash and Million Dollar Baby, Matt Mahan of Brigade and Mike Butcher of TechCrunch, Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 1-3, New World Symphony Center and The LAB Miami. Tickets: Simemia.co. Read more about Sime MIA here.
CITI FINTECH MEETUP: New meetup group with panel on “Startup Opportunities: Where Miami Can Win?” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at The LAB Miami. Free but must register at Simemia.co.
ITPALOOZA: With more than 2,000 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 user groups from across South Florida, this third annual all-day event for tech professionals will feature a hiring fair, hackathon, workshops, exhibits and holiday party, Thursday, Dec. 4, Nova Southeastern, 3301 College Ave, Davie. ITPalooza also raises money for various South Florida nonprofits including Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ STEM Advisory Board, The Stockdale Foundation and Marine’s Toy for Tots. Tickets are free with toy donations: itpalooza.com. Read more about ITPalooza here.
JURNID SESSIONS: Art Basel Edition: Media Arts & Verticals, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday at The LAB Miami. More info: thelabmiami.com (click on Events)
CODE FOR FORT LAUDERDALE: Civic hacking group meets at OpenTechNight @ NSU, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, Nova Southeastern, Davie. More info: www.meetup.com/Code-for-FTL
SBA WORKSHOP: Free workshop titled The Affordable Care Act For Small Business Owners will offer an overview of the law, key points, and an overview of the new Small Business Health Options Program, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, SBA South Florida District Office, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd Seventh Floor, (Ross Dept. Store Building), Miami. There is also a free webinar, "What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business," at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. Click on the link to register.
BUILDING YOUR BRAND: SCORE Miami-Dade presents a workshop on creating and establishing brand awareness for your business, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, SBA Offices, 100 S. Biscayne Blvd, 7th floor. $40 in advance. Register: Miamidade.score.org (click on local workshops)
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Nancy Dahlberg @ndahlberg