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PHOTOS: Summer Working Connections South 2014

Summer Working Connections Attendee group shot

The whole gang! Summer Working Connections South class of 2014

Summer Working Connections South was held at the Advanced Technology Center on the campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. Day one, attendees dived right into hands-on labs and training in one of the three tracks offered: Citrix, VMWare vSphere 5.5 and Advanced Network Analysis, Troubleshooting and Security (Wireshark). There was also a concurrent track for Cisco Academy instructors to share and discuss different topics related to teaching Cisco. Everyone was very enthusiastic to be there and we would like to thank the staff at FSCJ who organized and hosted the event. It was a great week filled with lots of learning, sharing and technology!

Here are just a few of the great things attendees had to say about this event!

“This is an awesome, outstanding, learning opportunity. I’m compelled to take advantage of this event to extend my knowledge in the various areas of Information Technology. My 2 visits to Florida State College have exceeded my expectations. My trainers (last year/Dr. Eaton, this year Dr. Timur) have an immense amount of knowledge in their respective subject areas”

“Excellent program. It is a full time job trying to stay up to date with all of the changes in the IT world. This helps greatly. It helps me provide, better, up to date information for my students.”

“Great program and training. A definite asset for improving my skills and teaching.”

“I’m extremely impressed at the opportunities provided during this program at Florida State Jacksonville. This was a well organized program.”

“The instructor had a lot of industry/hands-on experience with virtualization and cloud computing. The insights he provided in addition to the class objectives was extremely helpful”


Advanced Technology Center building

Summer Working Connections South was hosted at the Advanced Technology Center by Florida State College at Jacksonville

Reception and welcome

Name Badges

Attendees picked up name badges at reception

Reception sign

The hotel hosted a lovely reception on Sunday for Working Connections attendees

Reception attendees at table

Attendees got to meet each other and have some great discussions before the event

Ann Beheler and attendee talking at table

It was a nice group of folks and a lovely reception

Ann Beheler welcoming attendees

Ann Beheler welcoming Working Connections attendees

Morning Reception

After registration and breakfast Ann welcomed everyone to Working Connections


Dr. Walter Eaton teaching Wireshark

Wireshark class

Wireshark class

Wireshark instructor Dr. Walter Eaton

Wireshark class

Wireshark attendees

Digital Forensics lab

Crime scene – do not cross! Digital Forensics lab


vSphere instructor Dr. Timur Mirzoev discussing virtualization

Citrix class

Citrix instructor John Vail assisting a student

Citrix Attendee

Doing some hands on labs in the Citrix track

Ernie Friend and Jessie Pagan presenting

Jessie Pagan and Ernie Friend lead a discussion of connecting business to your program


Advanced Technology Center lobby

Welcome to the Advanced Technology Center

facility tour

Ernie Friend giving attendees a tour of the facility

Attendees on the tour

Touring the facility

Baxter robot

Meet Baxter the robot.

Baxter robot demo

Baxter can accomplish simple tasks with no programming required.

Baxter demo

Ernie gave a demo on how Baxter can be used to attract students as well.

Ernie Friend discussing the manufacturing program at FSCJ

Ernie Friend discussing the manufacturing program at FSCJ

Networking hardware

Ohhh. Look at all of the hardware students can access for the networking classes.

Networking hardware

Fun stuff!


Instead of having racks set up, students pull whatever equipment they need from the storage room.


Florida State College at Jacksonville networking labs

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