What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, June 24, 2019)

by Joey deVilla on June 22, 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 24

Tuesday, June 25

Tampa’s Women Who Code chapter is holding a two-part event this week featuring Tampa Bay tech evangelist Russ Fustino. Part one covers Xamarin Forms, a cross-platform UI toolkit that’s also one of the simplest ways to create native applications for Android, iOS, and the Universal Windows Platform. He’ll demonstrate building an app and deploying it to Android, iOS, and Windows devices. Part two covers the blockchain system made by Algorand, which boasts throughput on par with large financial networks and immediate transaction finality. He’ll explain Algorand’s protocol, demonstrate node management with command-line tools, and show how to build layer 2 applications using Algorand’s SDK.

Wednesday, June 26

“Secrets of the Undercroft” may sound like the title for a Harry Potter novel, but it’s an open house for a new player in the Tampa Bay tech scene. The Undercroft is a guild whose goal is to grow the area’s individual, organizational, and economic security by advancing innovation, creativity, and security knowledge. Their space, located in one of Ybor City’s charming old buildings, will features training rooms, a media studio, conference rooms, shared workspaces, rack space, and even an ISOC (information security operations center). They’re opening soon, and this is your chance to get an early look at their space and find out more about them.

Thursday, June 27

Tech’s hottest topic meets tech’s hottest platform on Thursday at the Tampa Bay AWS User Group meetup! Tristan Li, Solutions Architect at Amazon, will talk about AWS’ latest artificial intelligence and machine learning features. As an added incentive, they’ll raffle off a $250 credit for AWS.

Friday, June 28

If you can’t make it to Tuesday’s “Secrets of the Undercroft” event (see above) but want to find more about Tampa Bay’s new security, innovation, and creativity guild, come attend this meet-and-greet with The Undercroft’s founders, members, and partners over light snacks and drinks.

Saturday, June 29

Sunday, June 30

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