September 2019

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!

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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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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!

Here are some recently-announced Meetup groups for techies in the Tampa Bay area:

  • Hungry Coders: “Hang out, eat some food, and talk about coding. This group chats about a wide range of technologies: .NET, C#, ASP.NET, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Unity, UWP, SQL, Azure, or whatever else you want to talk about…”
  • Tampa Bay Kanban: “Purpose: Bringing together people who are interested in learning more about pragmatic and actionable ways of improving work using Kanban and flow thinking. Who should join: Anyone who wants to learn how to improve their life at work (or home) using the practices of Kanban. All skill levels welcome — novice to experts.”
  • Tampa Microsoft SharePoint Meetup Group: “This group is dedicated to all things SharePoint. Anyone is invited to join. You can be a SharePoint professional, Microsoft developer, Architect, or just curious about the world of SharePoint. All are welcome. As a SharePoint developer, I started this group to meet other developers in the Tampa area who has a common interest in SharePoint.”
  • Tampa NoSQL: “We are IT Professionals that design, develop and deploy real-time applications. If you have an interest in creating innovative, elegant solutions for your Enterprise that depend upon NoSQL technology for scale and velocity, this is the group for you.”
  • TampaBay PyLadies: “We are a mentorship group for anyone who identifies as a woman, focusing on helping our members become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate, and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.”
  • Under Cover Billionaire Work Group: I’ve included this not because it’s tech Meetup, but because a Meetup started by a fan of the TV series Undercover Billionaire is both crazy and entrepreneurial enough to pique my interest.

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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 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!

Special Labor Day / Hurricane Dorian update

Between Labor Day (which happens on Monday) and Hurricane Dorian (which at the time of writing, appears to be veering away from Tampa Bay), events scheduled for earlier in the week might not take place. Before you make plans to attend an event, make sure that it’s actually happening!

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!


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And finally…

What’s with the guy in the photo at the top of the article? That’s Lane Pittman, who has a hobby of putting on some Slayer, facing hurricane winds, and headbanging defiantly:

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