What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, June 17, 2019)

by Joey deVilla on June 16, 2019

Every week, I compile a list of events for developers, technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and nerds in and around the Tampa Bay area. We’ve got a lot of events going on this week, and here they are!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exception of Tampa iOS Meetup, 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!

Monday, June 17

Monday’s interesting event comes from OK! TRANSMIT, the meetup where art-inclined technologists and technologically-inclined artists meet up to talk about and workshop their projects. It happens at 6:00 p.m. in St. Pete’s Duncan McLellan Gallery. Find out more here.

Tuesday, June 18

It used to be the Agile QA Meetup, but they’ve expanded beyond quality assurance to cover all sorts of agile topics.  They’re now Empower Agile Teams, and they’re meeting on Tuesday to talk about growing and sustaining agile transformations. They’re meeting on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Kforce. Find out more here.

Wednesday, June 19

One of the best-attended meetups in the Tampa Bay area is the Tampa Bay User Experience Meetup, and it’s happening this Wednesday at Kforce. This meetup is about data science and how it and UX can work together to better accomplish business objectives. Find out more here.

Thursday, June 20

Lean Beer is like Lean Coffee, but with BEER! Join Tampa Bay’s agile community as we discuss issues over ales, lagers, stouts, and more. It happens on Thursday at The Pub in the International Plaza. Find out more here.

Friday, June 21

Here’s a group new to this list — Threat Angler, whose goal is to advance the cybersecurity industry by grooming new talent and optimizing security operations. This meetup is the first gathering of the Snow SecOps LinkedIN group, and it happens online on Friday. Find out more here.

Saturday, June 22

Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games aren’t just a geek pastime — they’re an important part of the culture. I’m not exaggerating when I say this; Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chair of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock Partners says that his success comes from his RPG experiences. If you’re new to RPGs and want to get into them, Game Club Tampa Meetup has the event you need this Saturday! Find out more here.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday’s interest event is Book vs Movie Club, a book club where they attempt to answer the question “Was the book better than the movie?”. The book/movie in question this time is The Girl on the Train, and they’ll do in at one of my favorite British-themed pubs, Yeoman’s Cask and Lion. Find out more here.

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