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Mobile Programming

Learn how to add Auth0 login/logout to Android apps

“Add login/logout to Android apps,” featuring the screens from the demo app for the tutorial.

Android is the most popular operating system in the world and runs on more devices than any other OS. With 3 billion users and 70% of the mobile OS market share, you want to write apps for Android! And sooner or later, you’ll need to write an Android app that requires the user to log in and log out.

This video and written tutorial — starring and written by Yours Truly — shows you how to do it with Auth0 by Okta.

Here’s the video…

…here’s the article…

Screenshot from the article “Get Started with Android Authentication Using Kotlin”.
Tap to go to the article.

…and here’s the Github repository containing both the starter and the completed projects for the tutorial.

I hope you find them helpful, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or ask in the comments!

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Artificial Intelligence Programming

Watch these videos if you want to learn about neural networks

If the recent popularity of ChatGPT and other recent AI advancements has got you interested in neural networks, how they work, and how you might implement one, these three video series should help you get started.

Note that while you might get some basic insights into neural networks by simply watching the videos, the real benefit comes from doing the exercises shown in the video and experimenting with the math and programming they feature.

Neural networks from a general point of view

If you’re new to neural networks, you’ll want to start with the Neural Networks video series from Grant Sanderson, whose YouTube channel, 3Blue1Brown, is a great place to learn math and algorithms.

  • Number of videos in the playlist: 4
  • Total length: 1 hour, 4 minutes
  • Published: October – November 2017
  • Math difficulty: 1 out of 5 in the first video, up to about 3 out of 5 in the last two. You can’t do neural networks without linear algebra and differential calculus, but this series works hard at making them as easy to understand as possible.
  • Programming difficulty: 0 out of 5. This is all about the general principles behind neural networks and doesn’t cover any programming at all.

Neural networks from a math point of view

Ever wish you had a math teacher who can make complex topics easier to understand with fun explanations and ukulele music breaks? You do now — Josh Starmer, host of the StatQuest YouTube channel, is that math teacher, and his Neural Networks / Deep Learning video series looks deep into the math behind neural networks.

  • Number of videos in the playlist: 20
  • Total length: 5 hours, 28 minutes
  • Published: August 2020 – January 2023
  • Math difficulty: 0 out of 5 in the intro video, working its way up to 3 out of 5 as the series progresses. Once again, linear algebra and differential calculus are involved, but like 3Blue1Brown’s Grant Sanderson, Josh Starmer does a lot to make math concepts easier to understand.
  • Programming difficulty: 0 out of 5, until the last three videos, which cover using Python and the PyTorch library. If you’re comfortable with OOP, you’ll do fine.

Neural networks from a Python programmer’s point of view

Are you a Python programmer? Would you like to learn neural networks from the co-founder of OpenAI and the former director of artificial intelligence for Tesla? Then Andrej Karpathy’s Neural Networks: Zero to Hero video series is for you. He says that all you need to understand his video is a “basic knowledge of Python and a vague recollection of calculus from high school,” but you should keep in mind that this is someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes neural networks and Python. I’m currently working my way through these videos, and if I can follow them, chances are that you can too.

  • Number of videos in the playlist: 20
  • Total length: 12 hours, 23 minutes
  • Published: August 2022 – January 2023
  • Math difficulty: 3 out of 5, as there’s what Karpathy calls “high school calculus.” If you took first-year calculus in university and remember the basics of differential calculus — including the bit where dy/dx doesn’t mean you can simply cancel out the d’s — you’ll be fine.
  • Programming difficulty: 3.5 out of 5. You’ve got to be comfortable with OOP, lambda functions, and recursion for most of the videos, and in the final video, Let’s Build GPT, you should be familiar with PyTorch. You should also have Jupyter Notebook or one of its variants set up.
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Meetups Tampa Bay

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

Banner: Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer - Year of the Rabbit - Tuesday, January 31 @ 6:30 p.m. at Southern Brewing and Winemaking. Celebrate the (belated) Lunar New Year, talk tech, and make some resolutions for the Year of the Rabbit!

That’s right — Tampa Bay’s “all conversations, no presentations” techie-and-creative meetup is back in 2023 with its first get-together on Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Brewing and Winemaking in Seminole Heights!

Click here to register for the meetup!

By then, we’ll be a little over a week into the Year of the Rabbit (the Lunar New Year falls on Sunday, January 22nd). In Chinese culture, the rabbit is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and longevity. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the rabbit is anything but that.

No doubt we’ll be talking about all sorts of things, from plans for 2023 to the sudden rise of AI and what we’ve been using ChatGPT for to the shifting sands of the tech job market. We have stories to tell, and we’ll bet you do, too. Join us, come chat, network, share ideas, and plot schemes!

Southern Brewing and Winery is a long-standing gathering place in Seminole Heights. Their wares are beer, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic drinks, and they have a regular food truck (the usual one of Tuesday is This Little Piggy), and they’re cool with food from outside. They’ve got a great space inside, but what’s even better is their patio, which is a beautiful green spot with large fire pits. They’re great places to hang out and converse! (We’ll choose indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.)

Covers, Creatives and Craft Beer logo.

Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer is just what it says on the label: a new regular gathering of coders and creatives over craft beer! We’re pretty flexible on the definition of “creative”, and it doesn’t matter if you express your creativity in the form of programs, prose, poetry, paint, pitch-bends, processor chips, or project management — if you create and like craft beer, this is the meetup for you!

Come to meet people, talk shop, share ideas, support a local business, and enjoy some beverages (with or without alcohol) and food! We’d love to see you there!

Click here to register for the meetup!

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Current Events Meetups Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, January 30, 2023)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, January 30 through Sunday, February 5, 2023! That’s right — we’re heading into a brand new month!

Upcoming Conferences in Tampa Bay

Disrupt the Bay happens on February 4th. Get tickets here!
Civo Navigate takes place in Tampa’s Armature Works on February 7th and 8th!
Find out about this conference and how you can attend for 50% off.
Synapse Summit 2023 happens on February 14th. Register here!

This week’s events

Monday, January 30

GroupEvent NameTime
Agilest Downtown Tampa Office • Tampa, FLSAFe RTE Release Train Engineer Training Certification – Florida TampaMon, Jan 30, 9:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLDowntown St Pete Business Professionals LunchMon, Jan 30 · 11:00 AM EST
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay • Largo, FLBusiness Networking MeetingMon, Jan 30 · 11:30 AM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLMonday Business IntroductionsMon, Jan 30 · 11:30 AM EST
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLStart the Week with more connections! JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All WelcomeMon, Jan 30 · 11:30 AM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’sMon, Jan 30 · 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL FundamentalsMon, Jan 30, 12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101 • Tampa, FLHow to Turn Your Startup Idea into an MVP with Aram MelkoumovMon, Jan 30 · 1:00 PM EST
TampaBay-Job-Links | Gulf Coast JFCS • Tampa, FLKick-Off Monday: How to Land Your Ideal JobMon, Jan 30, 1:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading Group • Tampa, FLSuccess in Stagflation: Learn to Protect Your WealthMon, Jan 30 · 4:00 PM EST
Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet • Tampa, FLYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County ResidentsMon, Jan 30 · 4:00 PM EST
Toastmasters Division G • Ocala, FLRadiant Ridge ToastmastersMon, Jan 30 · 5:15 PM EST
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers • Tampa, FLMonday Feast & Game NightMon, Jan 30 · 6:00 PM EST
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Commander NightMon, Jan 30 · 6:00 PM EST
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar • Orlando, FLMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)Mon, Jan 30 · 6:00 PM EST
Brews N Board Games • Orlando, FLBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo CrossingsMon, Jan 30 · 6:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?Mon, Jan 30, 6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild • Orlando, FLTomb of Annhilation (APL 6 Forgotten Realms) – DM CarsonMon, Jan 30 · 6:30 PM EST
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) • Winter Park, FLLearn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)Mon, Jan 30 · 7:00 PM EST
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) • Maitland, FLLearn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)Mon, Jan 30 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLBoard Game Night at Armada GamesMon, Jan 30 · 7:00 PM EST
Saint Petersburg Ladies book club • Saint Petersburg, FLSt. Pete Women’s Book ClubMon, Jan 30 · 7:00 PM EST
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging Pros • Miami, FLMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photosMon, Jan 30 · 7:00 PM EST
Orlando Stoics • Winter Park, FLONLINE: “Nietzsche and Nihilism” (Part 2)Mon, Jan 30 · 7:00 PM EST
Online • Tampa, FLEscape Corporate: From Employee to Entrepreneur – TampaMon, Jan 30, 7:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLStep by Step Guide For 100 Actions To Take When Starting Your BusinessMon, Jan 30, 7:00 PM
Online • Tampa, FLHow to Come Up With a Great Business Idea – TampaMon, Jan 30, 7:00 PM
Phone Consultation • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – TampaMon, Jan 30, 7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild • Winter Park, FLWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-ShotsMon, Jan 30 · 7:30 PM EST
Geekocracy! • Tampa, FLBowling with GeeksMon, Jan 30 · 8:00 PM EST
Online • Tampa, FLEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaMon, Jan 30, 8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing Education • Tampa, FLPreferred Procedure – Stock Investing Made EasyMon, Jan 30 · 8:30 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own WebsiteMon, Jan 30, 9:00 PM
Florida Agile – Helping You Achieve Business Agility! • Orlando, FLSAFe Advanced Scrum Master Certification Course – Online via ZOOMMon, Jan 30 · 10:30 PM EST

Tuesday, January 31

The Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetup happens on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m..
Register here!
GroupEvent NameTime
Business Strategy Meetup Group • Palm Harbor, FLBusiness NetworkingTue, Jan 31 · 7:15 AM EST
Greater Orlando Business Network • Orlando, FLGOBN Weekly MeetingTue, Jan 31 · 7:15 AM EST
Business Matters • Orlando, FLReferral Networking Central FLTue, Jan 31 · 7:15 AM EST
Tampa Bay Agile • Tampa, FLv-Lean CoffeeTue, Jan 31 · 7:30 AM EST
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsTue, Jan 31 · 7:30 AM EST
Business Networking and Other Events • Ocala, FLTurn Up TuesdayTue, Jan 31 · 9:00 AM EST
Tampa Bay InfraGard Meetup Group • Tampa, FLState of Affairs in Maritime Industry and Port of Tampa TourTue, Jan 31 · 9:30 AM EST
Tampa Cybersecurity Training • Tampa, FLHow to Write a Technical ResumeTue, Jan 31 · 10:00 AM EST
Front End Creatives • Tampa, FLLunch & Learn – How to Write a Technical ResumeTue, Jan 31 · 10:00 AM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLTampa Leaders: How To Get Best Employees To Stay As Long As Possible?Tue, Jan 31, 10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose Makers • Orlando, FLIn-Person: Makerspace Open LabTue, Jan 31 · 10:30 AM EST
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO • Tampa, FLHow to Find Product Market Fit QuicklyTue, Jan 31 · 11:00 AM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLWestchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company ~ Meet your next referralTue, Jan 31 · 11:00 AM EST
Orlando Cybersecurity Meetup • Orlando, FLIdentities are the new passwordsTue, Jan 31 · 11:00 AM EST
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All WelcomeTue, Jan 31 · 11:00 AM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLOldsmar/Westchase Networking Lunch – Wild Rover Brewing CompanyTue, Jan 31 · 11:00 AM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career FairTue, Jan 31, 11:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New TampaTue, Jan 31 · 11:30 AM EST
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New TampaTue, Jan 31 · 11:30 AM EST
Women Who Code Tampa • Tampa, FLTransitioning to a Career in Code: WWCode Global Partner EventTue, Jan 31 · 12:00 PM EST
Manatee River Business Exchange Club • Ellenton, FLGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!Tue, Jan 31 · 12:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?Tue, Jan 31, 12:00 PM
WEB3CFL -Art -Music -Gaming -ai -Bitcoin -Crypto -Blockchain • Orlando, FLBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.Tue, Jan 31 · 1:00 PM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLThe 3 Doors Job Search – Master the Modern Job Search [Tampa]Tue, Jan 31, 1:00 PM
Data Science Salon | Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLUnifying Data and Models for Cross-domain Personalized Fashion RecommendationsTue, Jan 31 · 2:00 PM EST
Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet • Tampa, FLSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County ResidentsTue, Jan 31 · 4:30 PM EST
Orlando Unity Developers Group • Orlando, FLThe Industrial Metaverse in the Real WorldTue, Jan 31 · 5:30 PM EST
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLWeekly Open Make NightTue, Jan 31 · 6:00 PM EST
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up Basketball • Saint Petersburg, FLWeekly pickup networking basketballTue, Jan 31 · 6:00 PM EST
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLSpookeasy MtG Ybor Tuesdays!Tue, Jan 31 · 6:00 PM EST
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMarvel Crisis Protocol NightTue, Jan 31 · 6:00 PM EST
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLSpookEasy Kava Bar MtG NightTue, Jan 31 · 6:00 PM EST
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando • Orlando, FLShut Up & Write!® at [FOXTAIL COFFEE / HOWELL BRANCH RD]Tue, Jan 31 · 6:00 PM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLConquer Your Fear of Public Speaking- Tampa- Virtual Free Trial ClassTue, Jan 31, 6:00 PM
Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer • Tampa, FLCelebrate the (belated) Year of the Rabbit!Tue, Jan 31 · 6:30 PM EST
GDG SunCoast • Tampa, FLCompose Camp Session 13Tue, Jan 31 · 6:30 PM EST
West Pasco Toastmasters Club • New Port Richey, FLWeekly MeetingTue, Jan 31 · 6:30 PM EST
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup • Bradenton, FLTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game ShowTue, Jan 31 · 6:30 PM EST
Pinellas Writers • Largo, FLWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!Tue, Jan 31 · 6:30 PM EST
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLToast of Celebration ToastmastersTue, Jan 31 · 6:45 PM EST
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLD&D Adventurers League at Armada GamesTue, Jan 31 · 7:00 PM EST
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young Adults • Saint Petersburg, FLSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young AdultsTue, Jan 31 · 7:00 PM EST
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and SoftwareTue, Jan 31 · 7:00 PM EST
Communication Skills for Quiet People • Orlando, FLSoulmates: Starting a Relationship, Maintaining a RelationshipTue, Jan 31 · 7:00 PM EST
Recess and Refresh- Playing fun active recess style games • Sarasota, FLWanna play like you’re a kid again?Tue, Jan 31 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLStep by Step Guide For 100 Actions To Take When Starting Your BusinessTue, Jan 31, 7:00 PM
Phone Consultation • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – TampaTue, Jan 31, 7:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group • Saint Petersburg, FLLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!Tue, Jan 31 · 7:30 PM EST
Shut Up & Write!® Tampa • Tampa, FLOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on ZoomTue, Jan 31 · 7:45 PM EST
Online • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship for Tech Employees and Engineers – TampaTue, Jan 31, 8:00 PM
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and PrototypesTue, Jan 31, 9:00 PM

Wednesday, February 1

Tampa Devs’ meetup, Mobile Development and Digital Nomad Lifestyles,
happens on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m..
GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!Wed, Feb 1 · 7:30 AM EST
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsWed, Feb 1 · 7:30 AM EST
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa • Tampa, FLTransitioning to Quantum Safe EncryptionWed, Feb 1 · 8:00 AM EST
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of Color • Clermont, FLVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of ColorWed, Feb 1 · 8:00 AM EST
The Celeste Hotel, Orlando, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel • Orlando, FLDigital Twin Workshop | ORLANDOWed, Feb 1, 8:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando • Oviedo, FL1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly MeetupWed, Feb 1 · 8:30 AM EST
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLCarrollwood Village ParkWed, Feb 1 · 9:00 AM EST
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center • Tampa, FL1 Million Cups Tampa 2023!Wed, Feb 1, 9:00 AM
Orlando Stoics • Winter Park, FLHYBRID EVENT: Business Ethics 2023Wed, Feb 1 · 11:00 AM EST
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!Wed, Feb 1 · 11:30 AM EST
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLBrandon Business Professionals Just Love CoffeeWed, Feb 1 · 11:30 AM EST
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton • Sarasota, FLSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!Wed, Feb 1 · 11:30 AM EST
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and Mixers • Sarasota, FLBusiness Networking LunchWed, Feb 1 · 11:30 AM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN usWed, Feb 1 · 11:30 AM EST
Glory Days Grill • Tampa, FL11:30AM Wednesday Carrollwood Professional Networking at Glory Days Grill!Wed, Feb 1, 11:30 AM
Just Love Coffee Cafe – Brandon FL • Brandon, FLBrandon Young Professionals Networking Lunch at Just Love Coffee WednesdaysWed, Feb 1, 11:30 AM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees • Apollo Beach, FLWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWed, Feb 1 · 12:00 PM EST
Professional Women’s Meetup • Laurel, FLGetting Over the Mid-Week HumpWed, Feb 1 · 12:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel BasicsWed, Feb 1, 12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101 • Tampa, FLFI Alumni Panel: Meet Founders of Fast-Growing Businesses (Online Q&A)Wed, Feb 1 · 1:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay RPA • Tampa, FLHOW TO TAKE HIGHER EDUCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIONWed, Feb 1 · 2:00 PM EST
TampaBayNetworkers • Pinellas Park, FL15+30 Virtual NetworkingWed, Feb 1 · 2:45 PM EST
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading Group • Tampa, FLFOMC Day – Watch the Action with Veteran TradersWed, Feb 1 · 3:00 PM EST
Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup • Orlando, FLOnline – Adobe Design CoachWed, Feb 1 · 3:00 PM EST
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO • Tampa, FLFREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your AppWed, Feb 1 · 5:00 PM EST
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FLBoard Gaming – In PersonWed, Feb 1 · 5:00 PM EST
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play • Tampa, FLPlaying Games in the AlleyWed, Feb 1 · 5:00 PM EST
Sarasota Business Exchange Club • Sarasota, FLWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket RestaurantWed, Feb 1 · 5:30 PM EST
Tampa Gaming Guild • Tampa, FLWednesday Board Game NightWed, Feb 1 · 5:30 PM EST
Tampa Devs • Tampa, FL[Feb1] TDevs – Mobile Development and Digital Nomad Lifestyles @ ECC in YborWed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
StartUp Xchange • Saint Petersburg, FLTECH Talk: Unleashing Ideas In Climate-Tech InnovationWed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLGames & Grog @ Felicitous!Wed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLBoard Game NightWed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLHobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada GamesWed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
Orlando D and D 5th Edition custom scenarios or campaigns • Orlando, FLD&D 5e Savage FrontiersWed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar • Orlando, FLBlood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location)Wed, Feb 1 · 6:00 PM EST
Birchwood Canopy • St. Petersburg, FLThe Mainframe Presents: The MixWed, Feb 1, 6:00 PM
Virtual Workshop – Tampa • Tampa, FLProtecting Your Digital Privacy – Part 1: CookiesWed, Feb 1, 6:00 PM
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL FundamentalsWed, Feb 1, 6:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Business Opportunity To Earn Extra Income TAMPAWed, Feb 1, 6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun) • Altamonte Springs, FLThai Time at Siam Garden Thai RestaurantWed, Feb 1 · 6:15 PM EST
Crypto & NFT Investors Club–Tampa Bay Chapter • Saint Petersburg, FLCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)Wed, Feb 1 · 6:30 PM EST
WordPress Tampa • Tampa, FLTo be announced: Scheduled TalkWed, Feb 1 · 6:30 PM EST
The Weirder Things Book Club • Parrish, FLThe Power Naomi Alderman midwayWed, Feb 1 · 6:30 PM EST
Florida Writer’s Association / Orlando • Orlando, FLOrlando Florida Writer’s AssociationWed, Feb 1 · 6:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Bitcoin • Tampa, FL[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & CommunityWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce Meetup • Valrico, FLAdvanced Amazon Product Search Engine Optimization with Alex Chiru, New LocationWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Castaways Euchre Club • Saint Petersburg, FLCastaways Euchre ClubWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup • Bradenton, FLSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders PizzaWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Adventures On Tap DnD and Board Games • Orlando, FLNerd Night: Board Games and Beer at Deadwords BrewingWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast Chapter • Tampa, FLTechnique WED 2/1 at 7 PM – AN OVERVIEW OF BASIC COMPOSITION by LYNNE MASSWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild • Winter Park, FLNew Beginnings & Old RivalriesWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Communication Skills for Quiet People • Orlando, FLConversation Starters For The Introvert And Quiet PersonWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Chan’s Book Club of Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLYear of Yes by Shonda Rhimes Book Club MeetingWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLGame Night @ Felicitous on 42nd by USFWed, Feb 1 · 7:00 PM EST
Online • Tampa, FLEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaWed, Feb 1, 8:00 PM
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?Wed, Feb 1, 9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!Wed, Feb 1 · 11:30 PM EST

Thursday, February 2

Tampa Bay Atlassian Community Events is holding a Community Meet and Greet on Thursday at 5:00 p.m..
Orlando AWS User Group’s launch party takes place on Thursday at 6:00 p.m..
GroupEvent NameTime
The Celeste Hotel, Orlando, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel • Orlando, FLDigital Twin Workshop | ORLANDOWed, Feb 1, 8:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals NetworkingThu, Feb 2 · 7:30 AM EST
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals NetworkingThu, Feb 2 · 7:30 AM EST
Agile Mindset Book Club (Tampa, FL) • Tampa, FLBook: Crucial Conversations – (Thursday Morning Series. Two chapters each week!)Thu, Feb 2 · 8:00 AM EST
Clearwater Entrepreneurs’ Round Table • Dunedin, FL2023 Grow Your Business – Incubator Reset!Thu, Feb 2 · 8:30 AM EST
The Florida Business Incubator, Inc. • Dunedin, FL2023 Grow Your Business – Incubator Reset!Thu, Feb 2 · 8:30 AM EST
TampaBayNetworkers • Pinellas Park, FLSuncoast NetworkersThu, Feb 2 · 8:30 AM EST
St. Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus • St. Petersburg, FLSt. Petersburg VC Fast PitchThu, Feb 2, 9:00 AM
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center • Tampa, FLHow to Sell When You Hate to Sell!Thu, Feb 2, 10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose Makers • Orlando, FLIn-Person: Makerspace Open LabThu, Feb 2 · 10:30 AM EST
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO • Tampa, FLHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!Thu, Feb 2 · 11:00 AM EST
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch JOIN us and connect your businessThu, Feb 2 · 11:00 AM EST
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a giftThu, Feb 2 · 11:00 AM EST
WEB3CFL -Art -Music -Gaming -ai -Bitcoin -Crypto -Blockchain • Orlando, FLCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats OnlyThu, Feb 2 · 11:00 AM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up • Clearwater, FLPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!Thu, Feb 2 · 11:00 AM EST
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLClearwater Professional Networking LunchThu, Feb 2 · 11:00 AM EST
Wild Rover Brewing Company • Tampa, FLWestchase Professional Business Lunch all Welcome!!! JOIN us 11AMThu, Feb 2, 11:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s TavernThu, Feb 2 · 11:30 AM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLBreakroom Bar & Grill 11:28 Doors open at 11:00am IN PersonThu, Feb 2 · 11:30 AM EST
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLWesley Chapel Professional Networking LunchThu, Feb 2 · 11:30 AM EST
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning Together • Bradenton, FLSWAT Networking Parrish LuncheonThu, Feb 2 · 11:30 AM EST
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsThu, Feb 2 · 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own WebsiteThu, Feb 2, 12:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLIt’s Your Turn: Starting Your Own Business After Corporate – TampaThu, Feb 2, 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLCommander Open Play Night at Armada GamesThu, Feb 2 · 1:00 PM EST
Second Chance Events – Tampa • Tampa, FLHow an Ex-Retail Slave Makes 6 Figures a Year with e-FarmingThu, Feb 2 · 2:00 PM EST
Evolve Events with Us – Tampa • Tampa, FLHow An Ex-Retail Slave Makes $403,919 a Year With e-Farming In 5 Hours a WeekThu, Feb 2 · 2:00 PM EST
The Nomadic Entrepreneur Group Sarasota • Sarasota, FLHow Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris and Bob Proctor make money with e-FarmingThu, Feb 2 · 2:00 PM EST
Shut Up and Write Sarasota • Sarasota, FLShut Up & Write!® at the Gulf Gate Library in SarasotaThu, Feb 2 · 2:00 PM EST
Orlando Unity Developers Group • Orlando, FL✨🥽 Info Session: Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR ⏰ Feb/2nd 3 PM ESTThu, Feb 2 · 3:00 PM EST
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa • Tampa, FLTransitioning to Quantum Safe EncryptionThu, Feb 2 · 3:30 PM EST
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup • Bradenton, FLTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game ShowThu, Feb 2 · 4:00 PM EST
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLAfter hours Networking & Tasting, Food By 3’C’s CateringThu, Feb 2 · 5:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Atlassian Community Events • Tampa, FLTampa Bay Atlassian Community Meet & Greet – 2023 – Happy Hour at CRU Westshore!Thu, Feb 2 · 5:00 PM EST
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking • Tampa, FLThe Basics of Web DevelopmentThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Orlando AWS User Group • Orlando, FLOrlando AWS User Group Launch PartyThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLBusiness Happy Hour ~ Cafe Delanie 1st Thursday Every Month 6pm to 8pmThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Tampa Business Club/Networking After Hours • Tampa, FLSt Pete Beach Networking AfterHours @The Cambria HotelThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLBusiness Networking Mixer 1st Thursday ~ JOIN us!Thu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals” • Saint Petersburg, FL2023 Happy Hour – NovuThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group • Seffner, FL2nd ed. AD&D Campaign.Thu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Indian Rocks Beach D&D 5e Meetup Group • Indian Rocks Beach, FLCurse of Strahd Session 4Thu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St Pete • Tampa, FLNerdy Needs (Casual Thursday Commander Night)Thu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Sarasota Strategy Board Game League • Sarasota, FLRoot – Thursday Feb 2Thu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLWarhammer NightThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly Meetup • Orlando, FLCentral Florida Board Gaming at The CollectiveThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Clearwater Christian Boardgame Night • Saint Petersburg, FLChristian Board Game NightThu, Feb 2 · 6:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?Thu, Feb 2, 6:00 PM
Clermont Social Circle for the Over 50 Crowd • Clermont, FLTrivia Night at The Friar TuckThu, Feb 2 · 6:30 PM EST
Tampa Free Writing Group • Tampa, FLWriting MeetupThu, Feb 2 · 6:30 PM EST
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLGirls Who Code for Grades 6-12Thu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
IIBA Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study GroupThu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Communication Skills for Interviews and Life • Tampa, FLHow to Increase Your Confidence and CommunicationThu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Bitcoin • Tampa, FLBitdevsThu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of Color • Clermont, FLVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of ColorThu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)Thu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Drupal User Group • Tampa, FLTampa Bay Drupal & Web Technologies Q&A. Everyone welcome!Thu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group • Saint Petersburg, FLThursday chess at 54th Ave Kava House!Thu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Live streaming production and talent • Tarpon Springs, FLLive streaming production and talentThu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Books & Brews! • Largo, FLFebruary – A Memory Called EmpireThu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Indica Cafe Events • Tampa, FLDungeons and Dragons Thursday Nights at 7Thu, Feb 2 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLStep by Step Guide For 100 Actions To Take When Starting Your BusinessThu, Feb 2, 7:00 PM
Online • Tampa, FLHow to Come Up With a Great Business Idea – TampaThu, Feb 2, 7:00 PM
ONLINE • TAMPA, FLSTARTUPS | Understand Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking vs. AgileThu, Feb 2, 7:00 PM
St. Pete Booze and Book Club • Saint Petersburg, FLBeing There – Jerzy KosinksiThu, Feb 2 · 7:30 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success SecretsThu, Feb 2, 9:00 PM

Friday, February 3

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN! • Winter Park, FLImprove your communication, listening, and leadership skillsFri, Feb 3 · 7:15 AM EST
Centre Club – Tampa • Tampa, FLBusiness Networking BreakfastFri, Feb 3, 7:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton • Sarasota, FLA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!Fri, Feb 3 · 7:45 AM EST
Brandon Biz Pros • Brandon, FLBuild your Business with Brandon Biz ProsFri, Feb 3 · 8:30 AM EST
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOMEFri, Feb 3 · 8:45 AM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!Fri, Feb 3 · 8:45 AM EST
NTi Port Richey, FL • Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral NetworkFri, Feb 3 · 9:00 AM EST
Project Codex • Orlando, FLVirtual CoffeeFri, Feb 3 · 9:00 AM EST
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLFCCP Morning Photowalk at Florida Botanical GardenFri, Feb 3 · 9:00 AM EST
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay • Largo, FLImprove Speaking Skills & Build ConfidenceFri, Feb 3 · 9:25 AM EST
West Orlando WordPress Meetup • Winter Garden, FLFirst Friday WordPress Collaboration Meetup – February 2023Fri, Feb 3 · 10:00 AM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLTampa Leaders: How To Get Best Employees To Stay As Long As Possible?Fri, Feb 3, 10:00 AM
Tampa • Tampa, FL#EnergyHires Virtual Job Fair / Career Expo Event Fri, Feb 3, 11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLInternational Professionals Networking MeetingFri, Feb 3 · 11:30 AM EST
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLInternational Networking at McAlisters Deli every FridayFri, Feb 3 · 11:30 AM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up • Clearwater, FLInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters DeliFri, Feb 3 · 11:30 AM EST
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters WestshoreFri, Feb 3 · 11:30 AM EST
McAlister’s Deli • Tampa, FL11:30 AM Friday Networking South Tampa @ McAlisters Deli International MallFri, Feb 3, 11:30 AM
US Azure Virtual Desktop User Group • Tampa, FLUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: Monthly MeetupFri, Feb 3 · 12:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and PrototypesFri, Feb 3, 12:00 PM
ONLINE • TAMPA, FLStartups: Understand Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking vs. AgileFri, Feb 3, 2:00 PM
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLBoard Game Night!Fri, Feb 3 · 5:00 PM EST
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLFriday Board Games at Meeple Movers CafeFri, Feb 3 · 5:00 PM EST
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30s • Orlando, FLMonth 3 of 12 till Halloween: ICEBAR Orlando happy hourFri, Feb 3 · 5:00 PM EST
Tampa Gaming Guild • Tampa, FLFriday Board Game NightFri, Feb 3 · 5:30 PM EST
CNL Tower II • Orlando, FLOrlando Magic Innovation Challenge 2023Fri, Feb 3, 5:30 PM
Tampa Win a Job Fast • Tampa, FLFREE Capturing the Power LinkedIn WorkshopFri, Feb 3 · 6:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLBoard Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PMFri, Feb 3 · 6:00 PM EST
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St Pete • Tampa, FLCommander NightFri, Feb 3 · 6:00 PM EST
Dunnellon Area Board Gamers • Dunnellon, FLFriday Night Board GamingFri, Feb 3 · 6:00 PM EST
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLTaps & DraftsFri, Feb 3 · 6:00 PM EST
Self-Perfected Orlando • Orlando, FLGROWTH MINDSETFri, Feb 3 · 6:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the TradeFri, Feb 3, 6:00 PM
Ladies Book & Explorer Club • Altamonte Springs, FL“Small Great Things” at Cafe MuranoFri, Feb 3 · 6:30 PM EST
MakerFX Makerspace • Orlando, FLMakerFX Makerspace Soft Arts GuildFri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Phyrexia All Will Be One Prerelease EventFri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG) • Oviedo, FLTabletop: Friday Board Game NightFri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
Gen Geek • Saint Petersburg, FLMario kart @tampabaygrandprixFri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Japanese Meetup • Tampa, FLFL JETAA TsudoiFri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
Tampa Stoics • Tampa, FLIN-PERSON: “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor” (Chapter 5)Fri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
Horror Fan Fun Time Gang • Saint Petersburg, FLHorror Friends Movie Night – Knock at the Cabin!!!Fri, Feb 3 · 7:00 PM EST
New Orleans | Twitter Space • Tampa, FLWhat is a NFT | What is Cryptovia Biz and Night Lounge (Coming Soon)Fri, Feb 3, 7:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLStep by Step Guide For 100 Actions To Take When Starting Your BusinessFri, Feb 3, 7:00 PM
Phone Consultation • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – TampaFri, Feb 3, 7:00 PM
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design SystemFri, Feb 3, 9:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLInternational Networking at McAlisters Deli every FridayFri, Feb 3 · 11:30 PM EST

Saturday, February 4

Disrupt the Bay happens on Saturday. Get tickets here!
GroupEvent NameTime
CNL Tower II • Orlando, FLOrlando Magic Innovation Challenge 2023Fri, Feb 3, 5:30 PM
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Phyrexia All Will Be One Midnight Prerelease EventSat, Feb 4 · 12:00 AM EST
TECHnically Volunteers of Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLVolunteers Needed for Disrupt the BaySat, Feb 4 · 7:00 AM EST
Central Florida Philosophy Meetup • Winter Park, FLWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.Sat, Feb 4 · 7:00 AM EST
Business Process Improvement Professionals Of Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLDisrupt the Bay 2023Sat, Feb 4 · 8:00 AM EST
TampaBay Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Meetup • Clearwater, FLDisrupt the Bay 2023Sat, Feb 4 · 8:00 AM EST
Tampa Bay Bitcoin • Tampa, FL[Event] Disrupt the Bay 2023Sat, Feb 4 · 8:00 AM EST
Tampa Artificial Intelligence Meetup • Tampa, FLDisrupt the Bay 2023Sat, Feb 4 · 8:00 AM EST
Toastmasters Division G • Ocala, FLEarly Bird OcalaSat, Feb 4 · 8:00 AM EST
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLCraig Park in Tarpon SpringsSat, Feb 4 · 9:00 AM EST
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLFREE – Learn Your Camera Series, Part 4 — The CameraSat, Feb 4 · 9:00 AM EST
Pinellas Writers • Largo, FLMonthly In Person Group Meeting – All Writers Welcome!Sat, Feb 4 · 9:00 AM EST
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLHunters Creek ToastmastersSat, Feb 4 · 9:30 AM EST
Chess Republic • Tampa, FLSaturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, TampaSat, Feb 4 · 9:30 AM EST
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique Shop • Deland, FLWriters Group at the Haunted Antique ShopSat, Feb 4 · 9:30 AM EST
4007 N Taliaferro Ave • Tampa, FLRise Up In a Recession | Feb 4th | New Wealth CoLabSat, Feb 4, 9:30 AM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup • Orlando, FLCode with me – learning sessions weekly on SaturdaysSat, Feb 4 · 10:00 AM EST
North Florida Stock Investing Education • Tampa, FLDiscounted Cash Flow SeriesSat, Feb 4 · 10:00 AM EST
Tampa • Tampa, FLConquer Your Fear of Public Speaking- Tampa- Virtual Free Trial ClassSat, Feb 4, 10:00 AM
ONLINE EVENT – Attend Anywhere with Fast Wifi and Sound, Tampa • Tampa, FLBestseller Book Bootcamp -Write, Market & Publish Your Book — TampaSat, Feb 4, 10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose Makers • Orlando, FLIn-Person: Makerspace Open LabSat, Feb 4 · 10:30 AM EST
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime • Saint Petersburg, FLIN-PERSON and ONLINE: Fire Up Your Story – Tips on Fire & Arson InvestigationSat, Feb 4 · 10:30 AM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual PetSat, Feb 4, 12:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Business Opportunity To Earn Extra Income TAMPASat, Feb 4, 12:00 PM
Suncoast Makers • Sarasota, FLFREE Fab Lab OrientationSat, Feb 4 · 1:00 PM EST
Inventors Council of Central Florida • Orlando, FLICCF February open meetingSat, Feb 4 · 1:00 PM EST
Geekocracy! • Tampa, FLGame Day at Southern BrewingSat, Feb 4 · 1:00 PM EST
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLFamily Board Games at Meeple Movers CafeSat, Feb 4 · 1:00 PM EST
Casual Scrabble Play • Largo, FLScrabble for ALL levels!Sat, Feb 4 · 2:00 PM EST
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu) • Altamonte Springs, FLFighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)Sat, Feb 4 · 2:00 PM EST
Bradenton Photo Group • Bradenton, FLCamera BasicsSat, Feb 4 · 2:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals” • Saint Petersburg, FLPre-Valentines Day Single Mingle Sunset On Gulfport BeachSat, Feb 4 · 4:30 PM EST
Orlando Stoics • Winter Park, FLIN-PERSON: “The Discourses of Epictetus” (Part 4)Sat, Feb 4 · 5:00 PM EST
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG) • Oviedo, FLGolf Group – RPG One-ShotsSat, Feb 4 · 6:00 PM EST
Asian Social Orlando • Orlando, FLTET Gala DinnerSat, Feb 4 · 6:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With ThinkfulSat, Feb 4, 6:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLAfraid Of Public Speaking? FREE Virtual class to Banish Anxiety and FearsSat, Feb 4, 6:00 PM
The Fun Time Meetup Group • Clearwater, FLGame night!! More fun!!Sat, Feb 4 · 6:30 PM EST
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLCommunity Hang-out NightSat, Feb 4 · 7:00 PM EST
The Non Non Non Fiction Book Club • Tampa, FL4th Book Club Meeting: An Immense World by Ed YongSat, Feb 4 · 7:00 PM EST
Gen Geek • Saint Petersburg, FLKnock at the Cabin @regal pinellasSat, Feb 4 · 7:00 PM EST
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild • Winter Park, FLTHE ONE-SHOT GUILDSat, Feb 4 · 7:00 PM EST
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLNB Community Hang-out Night!Sat, Feb 4 · 7:00 PM EST
Online • Tampa, FLEscape Corporate: From Employee to Entrepreneur – TampaSat, Feb 4, 7:00 PM
Tampa • Tampa, FLStep by Step Guide For 100 Actions To Take When Starting Your BusinessSat, Feb 4, 7:00 PM
Online • Tampa, FLHow to Come Up With a Great Business Idea – TampaSat, Feb 4, 7:00 PM
Phone Consultation • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – TampaSat, Feb 4, 7:00 PM
Online • Tampa, FLEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaSat, Feb 4, 8:00 PM
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data AnalyticsSat, Feb 4, 9:00 PM

Sunday, February 5

GroupEvent NameTime
CNL Tower II • Orlando, FLOrlando Magic Innovation Challenge 2023Fri, Feb 3, 5:30 PM
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLDunedin CausewaySun, Feb 5 · 9:00 AM EST
Soberish Hang Outs and Book Club • Tampa, FLDiscussing 10% Happier by Dan HarrisSun, Feb 5 · 10:00 AM EST
Gen Geek • Saint Petersburg, FLSkyway trail to Clam Bayou Nature preserve N picnicSun, Feb 5 · 12:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau BasicsSun, Feb 5, 12:00 PM
Board Gamers of West Volusia • Deltona, FLMonthly Gaming at the Deltona LibrarySun, Feb 5 · 12:30 PM EST
Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup • Orlando, FLOnline Class – Logo Design & Development with Adobe IllustratorSun, Feb 5 · 1:00 PM EST
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames) • Port Richey, FLWeekend Game DaySun, Feb 5 · 1:00 PM EST
Beginners Guide to D & D (Tampa Bay area) • Saint Petersburg, FLD&D Adventurers LeagueSun, Feb 5 · 1:00 PM EST
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLFamily Open Make DaySun, Feb 5 · 2:00 PM EST
Chess Republic • Tampa, FLSunday Chess at Grassroots Kava House in YborSun, Feb 5 · 2:00 PM EST
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Phyrexia All Will Be One Prerelease EventSun, Feb 5 · 2:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLD&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit GamesSun, Feb 5 · 2:00 PM EST
Toastmasters, Division D • Altamonte Springs, FLWeekend ToastmastersSun, Feb 5 · 3:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Beach and Sunset Photography and Modeling Classes • Tampa, FLValentine Boudoir Studio Workshop and Shoot Photographer Signup PageSun, Feb 5 · 4:00 PM EST
What’s Happening at The Portico • Tampa, FLSilent MeditationSun, Feb 5 · 5:00 PM EST
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group • Seffner, FLRiftsSun, Feb 5 · 5:00 PM EST
Tampa Stoics • Tampa, FLIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway TrailSun, Feb 5 · 5:00 PM EST
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)Sun, Feb 5 · 5:30 PM EST
Volusia Young Professionals Group (covers East and West) • Daytona Beach, FLFebruary West Volusia Networking SocialSun, Feb 5 · 6:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript FundamentalsSun, Feb 5, 6:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) • Winter Park, FLLearn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)Sun, Feb 5 · 7:00 PM EST
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) • Winter Park, FLLearn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE)Sun, Feb 5 · 7:00 PM EST
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) • Maitland, FLLearn-To-Trade Cryptos, Forex & Futures (ONLINE)Sun, Feb 5 · 7:00 PM EST
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLA Duck Presents NB Movie NightSun, Feb 5 · 7:00 PM EST
Virtual • TAMPA, FLMINDSHOP™| AI FOR ALLSun, Feb 5, 7:00 PM
Phone Consultation • Tampa, FLEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – TampaSun, Feb 5, 7:00 PM
Solana – Tampa • Tampa, FLOffice HoursSun, Feb 5 · 8:00 PM EST
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLNerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s!Sun, Feb 5 · 8:00 PM EST
Thinkful Webinar • Tampa, FLThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With MindfulnessSun, Feb 5, 9:00 PM

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Screenshot of the Wired UK article titled “How to bypass and block infuriating cookie popups,” which is obstructed by a cookie popup.

Sure, you can read Wired UK’s article about bypassing those annoying cookie popupsonce you get past its annoying cookie popup.

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Why I still take some notes by hand

A scan of the page from my notebook where I review some calculus.
My notes on calculating the grad values of nodes farther away from L (located on the far right). I’m quite pleased that I remembered the Chain Rule despite not having done calculus in ages!
Andrej Karpathy.
Andrej Karpathy is a founding member of OpenAI and worked there as a research scientist from 2015 to 2017. He also was Tesla’s director of artificial intelligence from 2017 to 2022.

I’m very, very slowly working my way through the first of Andrej Karpathy’s “Neural Networks: Zero to Hero” video series as part of one of my missions this year — to pick up some AI programming skills.

I’m deliberately moving very, very, slowly because I’m trying to make sure that I’m not missing any key details, and also because it’s a field that I don’t know much about and one that’s dense with branches of math that I haven’t touched in a long time, such as calculus.

Whenever I do this, I use an older method for note-taking, namely an actual paper notebook, and preferably one that’s graph-ruled. Fortunately, the nearby Walmart is a reliable source. The notebooks they carry even look like the notebook that the hacker character Elliot uses in the Mr. Robot TV series, minus the damage incurred from the considerably more dangerous (if fictional) life that he leads:

My notebook.
My notebook.
Elliot’s notebook from “Mr. Robot.”
Elliot’s notebook in Mr. Robot.

For me, taking handwritten notes and working out all the details behind Karpathy’s description of the system that he’s building step by step in his video helps me get a solid understanding of how and why it works. It’s also so much easier to write equations and draw diagrams by hand…

A scan of the page from my notebook where I calculate the gradient of each node in the neural network.
Calculating the gradient of each node in the neural network, which requires performing some basic calculus at each node.

…and of course, if you’re so inclined, you can easily enhance hand-written notes with comics:

Cartoon self-portrait of me exclaiming “I remember!”
My facial expression, upon realizing that I remembered the chain rule and how I could use it to figure out the gradient for each neural network node.

In his videos, Karpathy does his level best to spell out every last little bit about how AI systems work. It’s impressive — he does explain AI programming better than most lecturers I’ve seen or books I’ve read.

But he’s also someone with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and physics, a masters in which he worked on computer simulations, and a PhD from Stanford where his area of study was some mash-up of computer vision and natural language processing. While he says that all you need to understand his video is a “basic knowledge of Python and a vague recollection of calculus from high school,” it’s pretty clear that he operates on a different level than the rest of us.

I have years of Python experience and took university-level calculus, but I still decided to not skip or skim over anything Karpathy covered. I followed the math in his “first principles” review of what a derivative is, and walked through the process of stepping through the neural network he introduced, which is essentially depth-first binary tree traversal. It’s straight from the standard “algorithms and data structures” course from the sophomore year of a computer science degree program, But hey, it never hurts to review stuff to make sure you truly understand it:

A scan of the page from my notebook where I review of the process of building sets of the nodes and edges that define Karpathy’s example neural network.
This page of notes has a step-by-step review of the process of building sets of the nodes and edges that define Karpathy’s example neural network.

I’m thinking of putting out a series of videos to help people who don’t have a computer science and math background understand some of the stuff that Karpathy covers. It’ll be kind of like the help that Homer Simpson could’ve used when trying to understand marketing:

I’ll close with the first video in Karpathy’s series. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask me — I’ll see if I can help!

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Two headlines that I’m having trouble believing

They are: