On vacation — back on Monday, October 28th

by Joey deVilla on October 14, 2019

I’m on vacation in the Philippines, and so for the first time in two and half years, I’m putting my weekly list of Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events on pause. They’ll return in time for the week on Monday, October 28th. I’ll see you then!

Until I return, stay safe, stay connected, and keep Making It Tampa Bay!

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Tential Tuesday happens tonight!

by Joey deVilla on October 8, 2019

Here’s an accordion number to promote Tential Tuesday, the data/development pro gathering run by my friends at Tential’s Tampa office. I played it last Saturday at BarCamp Tampa Bay 2019 to promote tonight’s Tential Tuesday event:

Tonight’s Tential Tuesday event takes place at Valpak (1 Valpak Ave. N) at 6:00 p.m. and features Microsoft’s Buck Woody, Applied Data Scientist at Microsoft, whose talk is titled Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning for the Data Professional. Here’s the abstract:

Whether you set up and operate data processing systems or write programs that use them, modern databases like Microsoft’s SQL Server have facilities to work with Machine Learning constructs. In this session, Buck Woody – a Data Scientist from Microsoft Engineering – will explain Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, all with examples from the SQL Server Platform. You’ll see practical examples of ML, AI and DL, right within the SQL Server platform, and get resources to learn more and try out the examples on your own.

If you’re a techie in the Tampa Bay area, Tential Tuesdays are important. They’re one of the up-and-coming local networking events, and they’re organized by the hardest-working tech staffing company in the Bay. They’ve been making their presence known at events of all sizes, from five people to five hundred, and they’ve been connecting people to opportunities like no one else in the area. They’re my go-to people, and if you’re a techie in Tampa Bay, they should be yours too.

For more details about tonight’s Tential Tuesday, see the Meetup page for tonight’s event.

This is not a post sponsored by Tential — they don’t even know that I’m writing this. I’m just a fan, and their events are good.

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What does Tampa Bay do after a big tech event like BarCamp Tampa Bay, where the Sun Coast’s brightest lights got together to share their knowledge and get together?

We get back to the business of being the best small tech market in North America (according to the commercial real estate firm CBRE, who are in the business of knowing these things). After a day’s work of developing software, hardware, tech services, space tech and more, we get together to share our knowledge, work on passion projects, build things, or hang out over a meal and some drinks. We do the things that a great community does, and those things are listed here on Global Nerdy every week.

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay this week!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

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Tampa is the best small tech market in North America, and if you look at what techies are doing here — largely in their spare time, week after week — you’ll see why. They’re getting together, sharing their knowledge, exchanging ideas, hatching plans, helping each other, making friends, and building a community.

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay this week!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Join the mailing list!

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This week’s big event: BarCamp Tampa Bay 2019!

A BarCamp is an “unconference”: a conference in which the normal rules are turned upside-down. Typical conferences have their agendas set in advance by the conference organizers. In a BarCamp, the agenda is set by all the attendees at the start of the event, when people who want to start a discussion or share an idea claim a time slot of the day’s schedule grid. Some sessions are presentations, while others are less like lectures and more like open discussions.

BarCamp Tampa Bay is one of the best indicators of the strength of Tampa Bay’s tech community and one of the best opportunities for you to take part in that community! Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, BarCamp is FREE to attend, and lunch is provided for FREE as well! Join us at BarCamp on Saturday, October 5th at Keiser University Tampa!

For more details, visit BarCamp Tampa Bay’s page.

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Tampa is the best small tech market in North America, and if you look at what techies are doing here — largely in their spare time, week after week — you’ll see why. They’re getting together, sharing their knowledge, exchanging ideas, hatching plans, helping each other, making friends, and building a community.

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay this week!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Subscribe to the Tampa Bay Tech Events mailing list and never miss this weekly update!

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If you’d like to get this list in your email inbox every week, enter your email address below. You’ll only be emailed once a week, and the email will contain this list, plus links to any interesting news, upcoming events, and tech articles.

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New Meetup groups

A couple of new techie- and nerd-related meetup groups were announced this week:

  • Tampa HashiCorp User Group: “This group is a place to meet other developers and ops engineers using HashiCorp tools! HashiCorp enables orgs to provision, secure, and run any infrastructure for any application. DevOps engineers use the HashiCorp product suite of Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Vault, Nomad, and Consul on a daily basis. We want to get these people together to share experiences.”
  • Star Wars Card Collector Tampa: “To swap physical cards and geek out about anything StarWars.”

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Upcoming events

  • BarCamp Tampa Bay 2019: Tampa Bay’s biggest unconference! Imagine a conference where there are no scheduled talks until the day it happens, and those talks are scheduled and given by the attendees. There are no spectators — we’re all participants! That’s BarCamp in a nutshell. BarCamp happens on Saturday, October 5th at Keiser University Tampa.
  • Tampa Community Connect: You may know Tampa’s annual community tech conference by its old name, Tampa Code Camp, but like the initials, it’s the event you know and love! Come to this all-day event and sharpen your hard and soft techie skills. Tampa Community Connect happens on Saturday, October 26th at Keiser University Tampa.

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Announce your event!

Is there an upcoming tech, entrepreneur, or nerd event that you’d like to see in this list? Let me know — email me at joey@joeydevilla.com!

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Tampa is the best small tech market in North America, and if you look at what techies are doing here every week, you’ll see why. Here’s this week’s list of events for developers, technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and creative nerds in and around the Tampa Bay area.

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Subscribe to the Tampa Bay Tech Events mailing list and never miss this weekly update!

Local tech hero Justin Davis recently suggested that I also make my weekly list of Tampa Bay tech events available in weekly email form, and I think it’s a great idea. If you’d like to get this list in your email inbox every week, enter your email address below. You’ll only be emailed once a week, and the email will contain this list, plus links to any interesting news, upcoming events, and tech articles.

Join the Tampa Bay Tech Events list and always be informed of what’s coming up in Tampa Bay!


New Meetup groups!

  • Tampa Bay BASH (professional networking): Tampa Bay BASH (Business Associates Social Hours) was created to facilitate professional networking within the Tampa Bay community. I am taking the things I have learned with my other successful meetup groups (Azure, AWS, High Tech Connect) and applying that to a larger sense of community across professionals from all industries and skillsets.”
  • Tampa Cybersecurity Professional’s Networking: “This group is for people who are CyberSecurity professional who are active in the Tampa Bay Area. We have a good community of people, and we want to have a chance to get together and network without an agenda or sales pitch. ”

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Then and now

by Joey deVilla on September 13, 2019

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)

Found at ROELBOB on DevOps.com. Click to see the source.

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