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I’m teaching an online JavaScript/React programming course!

The folks at Computer Coach Training Center must like my work, because they have me teaching another course — a 12-week, 3-times-a-week, 4-hours-per-session Intro to JavaScript and React programming!

I taught the Intro to Python Coding course on Computer Coach’s behalf in July and August. That one took place twice a week over 6 weeks, with each session lasting 4 hours.

The Intro to JavaScript and React Programming course starts next Tuesday evening, and happens Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings for 12 weeks.

The first six weeks of the course will be dedicated to gaining a solid understanding of JavaScript programming. During that part of the course, the text will be Eloquent JavaScript, Third Edition, which remains one of the most-recommended books for beginners. I’ll use it as a basis, but also add some additional material and cover changes in the 2019 and 2020 versions of JavaScript.

The second six weeks of the course will be all about React.js — and nothing but React. Yes, people use React in combination with all sorts of other technologies, but in order to get a solid grounding in React, it’s helpful to start by working purely in React. Hence Pure React, May 2020 Edition (which includes the newly-introduced feature of hooks) is the text for this section of the course.

If you’ve ever been in any of my Tampa iOS Meetup sessions, you’ve seen my teaching technique — you’re not passively watching slides, but coding along with me, and even experimenting, just to see what happens. That’s I what I did with the Python class, and it’s what I’m going to do with the JavaScript/React class — enter code, see what happens, and gain experience along the way. It’s learning by doing.

If this course interests you, it starts next Tuesday, and you can sign up by contacting Computer Coach.

 

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, September 21, 2020)

Once again, here’s the weekly list of events for events for Tampa Bay techies, entrepreneurs, and nerds. Every week, on GlobalNerdy.com and on the mailing list, I scour the announcements for events that are interesting to or useful for those of you who are building the future here in “The Other Bay Area, on The Other West Coast”.

This list covers events from Monday, September 21 through Sunday, September 27, 2020.

I’ve opted to list only those events that I can confirm are happening online. I’m not yet listing in-person events, as we’re still in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit states in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, and we’ve passed 200,000 deaths, which is over 20% of COVID-19 detahs worldwide.

Events — especially virtual, online ones — can pop up at the last minute. I add them to the list as I find out about them. Come back and check this article from time to time, as you might find a new listing that wasn’t there before!

The 2020 Florida Entrepreneur Community Survey needs your input!

Hey, Florida-based founders, startup talent, investors, students, educators, ESOs (entrepreneur support organizations), and professionals — your input is needed! The 2020 Florida Entrepreneur Community Survey needs your input.

It’s a quick survey (I know, because I took it), but the information you provide will help inform Florida stakeholders on how they can make the Sunshine State a better place for entrepreneurs to build thriving companies.

Take the survey!

The survey is produced by Embarc Collective, a combination tech accelerator, innovation hub, coworking and gathering space, and all-round contributor to Tampa Bay’s tech and entrepreneur scene.

They’ve expanded the scope of this year’s survey to cover not just Tampa Bay, but all of Florida to better determine how they can identify and improve opportunities to help Florida’s regional entrepreneur community thrive.

This week’s events

Monday, September 21

Tuesday, September 22

Wednesday, September 23

Thursday, September 24

Friday, September 25

Saturday, September 26

Sunday, September 27

Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?

Let me know at joey@joeydevilla.com!

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The 2020 Florida Entrepreneur Community Survey needs your input!

Hey, Florida-based founders, startup talent, investors, students, educators, ESOs (entrepreneur support organizations), and professionals — your input is needed! The 2020 Florida Entrepreneur Community Survey needs your input.

It’s a quick survey (I know, because I took it), but the information you provide will help inform Florida stakeholders on how they can make the Sunshine State a better place for entrepreneurs to build thriving companies.

Take the survey!

The survey is produced by Embarc Collective, a combination tech accelerator, innovation hub, coworking and gathering space, and all-round contributor to Tampa Bay’s tech and entrepreneur scene.

They’ve expanded the scope of this year’s survey to cover not just Tampa Bay, but all of Florida to better determine how they can identify and improve opportunities to help Florida’s regional entrepreneur community thrive.

They’ve told me that they need more techies to respond. If your work involves making stuff out of programming languages, pixels, or project/product management, you’re a techie, and they want to hear from you!

Again, I ask you — if you’re a techie based in Florida, please take the survey!

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, September 14, 2020)

Once again, here’s the weekly list of events for events for Tampa Bay techies, entrepreneurs, and nerds. Every week, on GlobalNerdy.com and on the mailing list, I scour the announcements for events that are interesting to or useful for those of you who are building the future here in “The Other Bay Area, on The Other West Coast”.

This list covers events from Monday, September 14 through Sunday, September 20, 2020.

I’ve opted to list only those events that I can confirm are happening online. I’m not yet listing in-person events, as we’re still in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit states in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, and we’re closing in on 200,000 deaths.

Events — especially virtual, online ones — can pop up at the last minute. I add them to the list as I find out about them. Come back and check this article from time to time, as you might find a new listing that wasn’t there before!

Monday, September 14

Tuesday, September 15

Wednesday, September 16

Thursday, September 17

Friday, September 18

Saturday, September 19

Sunday, September 20

Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?

Let me know at joey@joeydevilla.com!

Join the mailing list!

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St. Pete College offers free tech training for laid off/furloughed residents in Pinellas County

If you’re:

  • In the Tampa Bay area (Pinellas County in particular),
  • in technology or looking to get into it, and
  • your job was affected by the pandemic…

…you might be eligible for some very useful free training from St. Pete College’s Rapid Credentialing Scholarship program. It provides full-tuition scholarships to eligible students, and it does so in weeks as opposed to years.

The program offers training in a number of fields. Under technology, here’s the training offered:

You are eligible for the program if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You’re unemployed, underemployed, furloughed, or expecting to be furloughed
  • You’re a resident of Pinellas County
  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • You are 18 or older
  • You have an Employ Florida account (which you can sign up for here)

To find out more…

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Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer’s next meetup happens next Tuesday!


We’re long overdue for a Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetup, so let’s fix that — the next one happens on Tuesday!

Here are the details from the Meetup page:

Calling all techies, creatives, and creators!

This September it feels like we’re all going back to school, even those of us not in a classroom. We’re students of life, learning to navigate our new normal. We’re looking for ways to make it in an uncertain world. This opens up opportunities to learn.

Fire up your smartphone or computer and let’s discuss topics like:

  • What are you learning?
  • What do you want to learn?
  • What have you been doing to stay sane?
  • What projects are you starting or trying to finish?
  • What small thing could help you?

Let’s connect and look for ways to learn from and inspire each other during these crazy times.

Join us on Tuesday September 15th for an online Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer. Bring your favorite beverage or food and let’s hang out.

Online meetup details will be posted.

The event details:

We’ll see you there!

 

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, September 7, 2020)

Once again, here’s the weekly list of events for events for Tampa Bay techies, entrepreneurs, and nerds. Every week, on GlobalNerdy.com and on the mailing list, I scour the announcements for events that are interesting to or useful for those of you who are building the future here in “The Other Bay Area, on The Other West Coast”.

This list covers events from Monday, September 7 through Sunday, September 13, 2020.

I’ve opted to list only those events that I can confirm are happening online. I’m not yet listing in-person events, as we’re still in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit states in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. We’re also seeing the mandated return of students to schools, which will likely  exacerbate the situation.

Events — especially virtual, online ones — can pop up at the last minute. I add them to the list as I find out about them. Come back and check this article from time to time, as you might find a new listing that wasn’t there before!

Monday, September 7

Tuesday, September 8

Wednesday, September 9

Thursday, September 10

Friday, September 11

Saturday, September 12

Sunday, September 13

Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?

Let me know at joey@joeydevilla.com!

Join the mailing list!

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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