What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, January 20, 2020)

by Joey deVilla on January 19, 2020

Every week, dedicated individuals and organizations in around the Tampa Bay do more than just their “day jobs”. They get involved in events where they share their knowledge, make connections and friends, and gather together to build strong tech, entrepreneur, and nerd communities. That’s why I do this every week: I put together a list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events to make sure that they can be found and you can attend them!

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!

Monday, January 20

Global Game Jam 2020 takes place from January 31 to February 2, and in preparation, Tampa Games Developer Guild is hosting a session where ANYONE interested in participating in a game jam can come and learn more about what it’s about and how best to prepare. [ Find out more here ]

Tuesday, January 21

The Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetup is celebrating Chinese New Year (a.k.a. Lunar New Year, which happens on Saturday, January 25) on Tuesday! Join us at 7venth Sun Brewery at 6:30 p.m. for conversation, collaboration, conspiring, and craft beer. [ Find out more here ]

Wednesday, January 22

Heart of Agile is an approach that boosts agile culture by distilling it into just four imperatives: Collaborate. Deliver. Reflect. Improve. Wednesday’s Heart of Agile meetup is all about “Deliver” — and celebrating Chinese New Year!Find out more here ]

Thursday, January 23

There are a couple of security meetups on Thursday: Tampa – Cybersecurity Defenders Meetup Group’s happy hourLearn Cybersecurity Tampa’s beginner-level “capture the flag”, and Click Here.exe’s session on SQL injections.

Friday, January 24

CritAid is a full weekend of board gaming (Jan. 24 through 26) at Critical Hit Games for a cause: All proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing card and board games for underserved children getting check-ups at a Tampa USF pediatric clinic. Game for the entire time knowing that you’re promoting health and helping spread your hobby to the next generation of gamers. [ Find out more here ]

Saturday, January 25

Sunday, January 26

Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like to see on this list?

If you know of an upcoming event that you think should appear on this list, please let me know!

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