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Business Humor

Don’t understand NFTs? This “Kids in the Hall” skit from 1994 explains the scam.

The folks at Digg are right — the Laundromat Business Opportunities skit by Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall predicted NFTs back in 1994!

Just watch:

The business proposition happens in a laundromat. Here’s the part of the skit that pretty much sums up the idea behind NFTs:

Suit (Bruce McCulloch): “Yes!” This is how I think we should proceed — next time you come to do your laundry, you give us a call.

Mark (Mark McKinney): Heyyy! Are you trying to buy my dirty underwear?

Suit: [uncomfortable pause] N-no. I’m not trying to buy your underwear. I’m trying to lease your underwear.

Mark: I knew it!

Suit: No no, sir. It’s not what you think.

Mark: There was a guy in here, a couple of weeks ago. He tried to buy my dirty underwear, only he wasn’t slick like you.

Suit: That was my ex-partner, sir. W-we’re not trying to buy or rent your underwear, we’re just trying to lease your underwear. We just want the title of ownership.

Mark: What?

Suit: Yes, you get to retain possession of your underwear. It’s totally a paper transaction.

Mark: Huh. Is there uh money involved with this?

Suit: Of course, sir, there’s money involved. I’m a business man. There’s fifteen dollars [waves a stack of one-dollar bills so it looks like a bundle of money].

Mark: So, you’ll give me fifteen dollars for the title of ownership to my underwear, and I get to keep it?

Suit: Of course you do, sir.

Mark: But how do you make money doing that?

Suit: We’re idea people. We profit from the idea that we own the deed to your underwear.

And that’s NFTs in nutshell, once you strip away the technology veneer and blockchain bafflegab.

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, May 16, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22, 2022

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

StartupBus 2022 will depart from Tampa Bay!

If you’re looking for an adventure, a chance to test your startup skills, and an experience that will make your résumé stand out, join me on StartupBus Florida, which departs Tampa Bay on July 27, when it sets course for Austin, Texas!

On this three-day journey, “buspreneurs” will form teams, create a business idea, build a software demo for that idea, and develop pitches for that idea. When they arrive in Austin, they’ll spend two days pitching their startups to a panel of judges.

I was a “buspreneur” on StartupBus Florida in 2019, the last time the event took place, and our team made it to the finals and got the runner-up position. This time, I’m a “conductor” — one of the coaches on the bus — and our team is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Want to find out more?

This week’s events

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events to this article as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check back here throughout the week!

Monday, May 16

GroupEvent NameTime
Rafael StuchinerBlockchain, Bitcoin, Crypto! What’s all the Fuss?~~~Tampa, FL
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumTampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Coaching for Everyone: Sarasota-ManateeGSCA May 16th “Virtual” Meeting1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsHow to Create a Hybrid Course2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters, Division DACE Advanced Toastmasters 32744806:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
BerLagmark – Sarasota AmtgardMonday Night Fighter Practice!6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Phonomenal Vietnamese Cuisine at Four Guys Pho in Casselberry6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Sharpen Your Presentations at South Tampa TM Before Going Live!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “The Major Stoics and their Powerful Ideas” (Part 2)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Tampa Area Crypto And NFT IRLTampa Area Crypto and NFTs – Share and Learn Group7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa OtakuPonyo (Subbed)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, May 17

GroupEvent NameTime
Queen Adalah AzaThe Rehearsal Stage-No More Spooked Speaking 
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpClearwater/Largo Professionals Networking Breakfast All Welcome7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netBreakfast with professionals at Perkins!!! New Location!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Breakfast Mastermind Village Inn7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Bootstrappers Breakfast® – Tampa Bay AreaEast Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast®8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn Person Networking at the Great Catch ~~ Oldsmar All Welcome to connect!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netOldsmar Tuesday Professional Networking Lunch The Great Catch! JOIN IN11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceLadies Entrepreneurs of Dr. Phillips12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingSuccess Planning for a Career in Tech1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay PythonOffice hours: drop in for unstructured discussions among fellow Pythonistas3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM to 5:15 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Ladies Connect!Life Coaching (strategy and execution)6:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG)TBSSUG Monthly Meeting6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupA Disquisition on Demand Side Economics6:00 PM to 6:45 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonMonthly N. Pinellas TBCorHumanist Social Dinner6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Outdoor Boot Camp6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
SecTech Industry Consulting – SICFSW Talks6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[IN PERSON] DDAL05 Storm King’s Thunder (Tier 2, FR, historic)6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup GroupMay Book Club6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Get Rid of Negative Thinking and Negative Emotions7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
TampaBay TimebanksMonthly Meeting in Tampa7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Precision, Lockheed Martin, and TrilliumSOFIC Cocktail Party7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
IIBA Tampa BayBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study Group7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadThe Last Thing He Told Me for May7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX Meetup[Online Workshop] Finding the Power in Your Career Pivot into UX!7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at Muddy Water!7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM to 9:15 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, May 18

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups Tampa 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyCoffee & Photography at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant in Clearwater9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay WaVEOPEN/FREE Coworking for Veteran Entrepreneurs9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayOnline Mastermind 3rd. Wednesday11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Just Love Coffee Cafe – Brandon FL11:15 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMarketing Series – Part 2 of 4 – Effective Digital Marketing Channels12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingThe Great Wave off Innovation: A New Approach to Entrepreneurship12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Tampa BayDSS Virtual Mini Salon: Applying AI & ML to Retail & E-Commerce1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Central FloridaDSS Virtual Mini Salon: Applying AI & ML in Retail & E-Commerce1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkBust Your Limiting Beliefs in 60 Minutes or Less3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BaySpeaking Jitters or Limiting Beliefs?3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM to 11:45 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Sushi in Longwood at Bayridge5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The MainframeThe Mainframe Presents: Black St. Pete Techies & Innovators Happy Hour6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
DigitalDeLandDigital DeLand Monthly Meeting6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeBusiness Networking Evening Dinner at Brick City Eatery6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)C.I.NET MeetUp6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Boss TalksBoss Talks Mixer6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupEvening Networking Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All Welcome6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Agile Mindset Book Club (Tampa, FL)A Book of Scrum – The Spirit of the Game by Jeff Sutherland6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Boss TalksBoss Talks Tampa Chapter Mixer6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Pauper Open Play6:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa DevsTDevs – Meet & Greet @ Armatureworks [with Tampa20s and 30s groups]6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
OrlanGoGo Workspaces6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida CitySecCigarCitySec Meetup7:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Orlando IoTIoT at Scale7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Open Yourself Up and Connect with People7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Downtown Tampa Software DevelopersArmature Works Developer Hangout7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Orientation: Models and Slicers7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekWeekly Team Triva!7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingCreate A Successful Print on Demand Business8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101How to Cut Startup Product Development Costs Up to 50%, with Nelly Yusupova8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Thursday, May 19

poweredUP, hosted by Tampa Bay Tech, takes place this afternoon!

GroupEvent NameTime
7th + GroveThird Thursdays with Fifth Third Bank 
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Thursday Morning All WElCOME7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Thursday’s7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Networking Weekly Meeting for Local ProfessionalsBusiness Networking for Local Professionals8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Grill Smith Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingEP4: UX & Sustainable Web | I’MPULSE Sessions: Design By Nature 🍃12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TechPowered Up Tech Fest1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Talk Nerdy To MeMegacon 2022 Night 14:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Professional Networking MeetupHappy Hour Networking – Cigars, Fine Wines and Brews5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
livingHRDisruptHR Tampa 20225:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Networking for CreativesNetworking for Creatives Meetup5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Tween Book Club (ages 9-12)5:00 PM to 5:45 PM EDT
Bradenton Holistic Wealth & Success Business Networking GrpMay 19th – Nationwide Networking: ONLINE Biz Mixer5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Learn Cybersecurity Tampa | Flatiron SchoolVirtual – Intro to Cybersecurity | Phishing for Beginners6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Critiquing Photos6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottRedesigning Your Website Without Crushing Your Traffic or Rankings6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteNerdy Needs (Casual Thursday Commander Night)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Land O Lakes Cigars and Networking GroupCigars, Networking, Referrals –6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Winter Haven Business Referral Networking Meetup Group1st Winter Haven Small business networking Meetup6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Industry 4.0“How to break into the tech field” With Katpro Technologies6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
West Orlando WordPress MeetupNick Diego – Introduction to WordPress Full Site Editing6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Thirsty Thursday @ The Dog Bar!6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Digital Marketers and Online Entrepreneurs[IN PERSON] Irish 31 Pub6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Bradenton Photo GroupBeyond Camera Basics6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Tampa)6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Ruby BrigadeTampa.rb: Mystery Meetup!7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Writers Who ReadRead: Hunger by Roxane Gay7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
3D Printing OrlandoIntro to OpenSCAD7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Tool Sign Off-Jointer, Planer, & Bandsaw (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101FI Silicon Valley Graduation w/ Keynote from Alumni who Raised a $12M Series A8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, May 20

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM to 8:45 AM EDT
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Homebrew HillsboroughMay 2022 VIRTUAL Homebrew Hillsborough: Florida High Tech Corridor8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM to 10:55 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Professionals (IT, Sales, HR & more)Leading Across Generations to Retain Employees10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Apple Product Overview10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupFriday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn PERSON Networking Lunch Sabal Park/Brandon Reserve your seat11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Social Media EnthusiastsFree Webinar: 5 Ways to Grow Your Business with Send Social Media1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Monster Learn-To-Trade Stocks5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Data Analytics – Tampa BayData Analytics – Tampa Bay – MAY MEETUP6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Woodshop Guild IRL Hangout6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Orlando Local Makers Pop-Up MarketsPop Up Makers Market in Winter Park6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Positively Speaking Toastmasters6:15 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsThe Practicing Stoic – Chapter 9 (continued)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Advanced Strategies (ONLINE & OFFICE)7:00 PM to 7:15 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Streets of New Capenna Draft7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekEscape Artist: The Final Seance Escape Room @stpete8:45 PM to 10:15 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Saturday, May 21

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Sarasota Future-Forward ConviviumSarasota Future-Forward Convivium #28:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLearn the iPhone Camera & Software9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
North Florida Stock Investing EducationAnalysis of the Top 100 BetterInvesting Stocks10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Lithia Chess Meetup Group(Chess in the Park) Chess at Park Square Plaza12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup GroupFull-time Retail Arbitrage #2 of 6 – Scanning with Strategy-For-Profits1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupMay Book Club1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer 40K Tournament1:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
The New Normal Book Club – OrlandoROCK AND A HARD PLACE by Andrea Bramhall2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Casual Scrabble PlayAnyone up for Scrabble?2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksCrying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”ONLINE: “Is social media the new Tower of Babel?” (Part 2)3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekI’m throwing myself a surprise Birthday Party!!!!5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Short StoriesEverything Inside by Edwidge Danticat6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
The Fun Time Meetup GroupGame night!! More fun!!6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceTampa Hackerspace Monthly Board Game Night (Online)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Sunday, May 22

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekBrunch @Wat Mongkolratanaram10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk Board Game Bistro12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dialogue and Human Experience.The Utility of Self-delusion2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersBoard Games at Dented Keg (New Port Richey)2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West PascoWeekend Game Day2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Business Leadership and Development Meetup GroupGet to Know You Session3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceLet’s Learn to Turn Pens!6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Gaymes And MainsSCATTERGORIES!7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutA Duck Presents NB Movie Night7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

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Current Events Tampa Bay

“The future of NFTs”: A Tampa Bay Innovation Center webinar on Tuesday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m.

Click the image to register for the webinar.

The tl;dr

Please tell me what all these things are!

NFT

Ooh. This is a big one. I’ll give you the quick-and-dirty definition and then point you to some layperson-friendly longer explainers.

NFT is short for non-fungible token, which is a one-of-a-kind chunk of digital data stored on a blockchain (a digital ledger that uses math tricks to make it very difficult to alter past entries and is duplicated across the internet to make it very difficult to make fake ledgers) that authenticates a given asset as original and genuine. These qualities make it possible to use NFTs as digital certificates of authenticity and ownership that are hard to tamper with.

In the popular imagination, NFTs are digital pictures of apes, punk rockers, cats, and so on, but they’re actually the certificates of authenticity and ownership of those pictures. Digital pictures can be infinitely copied, but there’s always an originating image, and an NFT can tell you which one is the original and who owns it.

In theory, NFTs give digital artists something that only artists who worked with physical media had — a way to prove that a work was original. Anyone can tell the difference between an original painting and a poster print, and an expert can figure out the difference between an original work and a forgery, but for the first time, it’s possible to know if a digital work — an image, an audio file, a video recording, a program, a database — is an original or a copy. It’s believed that NFTs open up new markets and opportunities for people, especially artists.

This is a big topic, and these explainers can cover it in greater detail:

Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tampa Bay Innovation Center logo.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC) is organizing and hosting the webinar — register for it here.

For nearly 20 years, they’ve been promoting and helping grow the entrepreneurial environment in Tampa Bay and Florida by:

  • Building technology companies
  • Building the innovation community
  • Teaming with innovation partners

They’ve been doing this by

  • Raising awareness for the startup community through educational programming and outreach activities
  • Advising and mentoring innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Connecting company founders with public/private funding
  • Hosting growing companies within a dedicated incubator facility
ARK Innovation Center for tech startup ventures
Artist’s rendering of the ARK Innovation Center

Recently, TBIC has partnered with ARK Investment Management (a.k.a. “ARK Invest”) to build the ARK Innovation Center in St. Pete. This facility is expected to open in July 2023 and will include a 200-person event center, an innovation lab for prototyping, an AR/VR studio, 2 state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms, and coworking space.

ARK Invest

Ark Invest - Wikipedia

ARK Invest is an investment management company with a theme: investing in technological innovations that disrupt the status quo, boost productivity and change the way the world works.

ARK was founded in 2014 by Cathie Wood, who was then chief investment officer of global thematic strategies at AllianceBernstein, left after they deemed when managed exchange-traded funds based on disruptive innovation was deemed her idea for actively managed fund on disruptive tech “too risky.”

They made a big splash last year when they moved their offices from New York City to St. Pete.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer for timeanddate.com

I’m a supporter of the Tampa Bay innovation and entrepreneurial scene and a friend of TBIC, but I’m skeptical of the pie-in-the-sky promises of NFT promoters (more on this topic in a later post). Still, I’ve give this webinar a listen — the speakers know waaaay more about finance than I do, and I’m willing to keep an open mind.

One more time: how do I catch this webinar?

Register here, which will get you an invitation to the Zoom conference where the webinar will take place.

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Humor

Sign of the day

Sign that reads “Unattended Laptops Will Be Upgraded Το Windows 11.”

I wish I’d seen this image before managing a booth at PyCon — I would printed up my own version!

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Conferences Current Events Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay’s tech festival, the poweredUP Tech Fest happens Thursday, May 19th!

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The tl;dr

  • What: The poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival, a single-afternoon conference for people who work in tech in Tampa Bay.
  • When: Thursday, May 19, from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
  • How much?
    • General admission ticket: $58.50 ($50 for the ticket, $4.67 processing fee, $3.83 sales tax). Includes admission, and happy hour appetizers and 2 drink tickets.
    • Student ticket: Free. Includes happy hour appetizers, but no drink tickets.

The agenda

poweredUP Tech Festival • St Pete Catalyst
WhenWhat
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks by Jill St. Thomas, CEO, Tampa Bay Tech
1:05Welcome to St. Pete!
Welcome and overview
1:15Blockspaces & Cogent Bank
All things blockchain, crypto, NFTs
1:35Accenture
Meet me in the metaverse
2:05AWS
Tech for good
2:25Hays & Synapse
The state of talent
2:45Break
3:00Tampa Bay Business Journal / Tampa Bay Inno
“The future is female-led” panel
3:30ARK Invest & Metacity
Fireside chat with Cathie Wood, founder/CEO of ARK Invest and Joe Hamilton, Head of Network, Metacity
4:10CISO Panel:
Cisco, Moffitt Cancer Center, Nielsen, and TD Synnex
4:55Closing remarks and happy hour kickoff by Jill St. Thomas, CEO, Tampa Bay Tech
5:00 – 6:00Happy hour

The event will also feature:

  • The Live Bold & Boss Up podcast, who’ll be podcasting live from the event
  • GeekRow: an expo hall of technologists holding live demos of their technology for attendees to see, learn and dive into!

Why go?

poweredUP will feature some interesting people, including Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest, who moved their office from New York to St. Pete in October 2021. ARK Invest made their name by investing primarily in disruptive technologies: cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, CRISPR gene editing, robotics, electric vehicles, energy storage, fintech, 3D printing and blockchain technology.

The session will cover today’s big tech trends: cybersecurity, the metaverse, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, sustainability in tech, tech for good, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion,) leadership, the current state of our tech workforce.

It’s also a great chance to catch up with local techies again, after having to shelter in place during the pandemic! I’ve been to previous poweredUPs, and in every case, I’ve either re-established an old connection or made a new one.

Register now!

Ticket sales end Friday, May 13, so register now!

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, May 9, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, May 9 through Sunday, May 15, 2022

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

StartupBus 2022 will depart from Tampa Bay!

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If you’re looking for an adventure, a chance to test your startup skills, and an experience that will make your résumé stand out, join me on StartupBus Florida, which departs Tampa Bay on July 27, when it sets course for Austin, Texas!

On this three-day journey, “buspreneurs” will form teams, create a business idea, build a software demo for that idea, and develop pitches for that idea. When they arrive in Austin, they’ll spend two days pitching their startups to a panel of judges.

I was a “buspreneur” on StartupBus Florida in 2019, the last time the event took place, and our team made it to the finals and got the runner-up position. This time, I’m a “conductor” — one of the coaches on the bus — and our team is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Want to find out more?

This week’s events

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events to this article as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check back here throughout the week!

Monday, May 9

GroupEvent NameTime
Rafael StuchinerHow to Make the Crypto Markets Work For You~~~Tampa, FL 
Front End CreativesTampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Laser Cutter Orientation10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Cocktails and Convo: Book club for RomCom LoversWriting Club6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
BerLagmark – Sarasota AmtgardMonday Night Fighter Practice!6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night! at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session – Flexbox and CSS Grid6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
RedCarpetMonday Business Networking GroupRedCarpetMonday Orlando Business Networking Event hosted at American Social6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division GTriple Crown Toastmasters Club 4147 (Virtual)6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Bradenton Photo GroupA Complete Guide to Photogrpahy6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceIntro to the Babylock Embroidery Machine (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Sharpen Your Presentations at South Tampa TM Before Going Live!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Orlando Web 3.0 Meetup GroupOrlando Web3 Meet-Up7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Brandon WordPress MeetupTBA: Regular WordPress Meeting7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, May 10

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay Atlassian Community EventsA Great Dinner so we can meet again in person! We have two events this week!Check with organizer; the time posted on Meetup is clearly wrong.
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpClearwater/Largo Professionals Networking Breakfast All Welcome7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netBreakfast with professionals at Perkins!!! New Location!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Breakfast Mastermind Village Inn7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupClearwater/Largo Professional Networking Breakfast Tuesday Mornings7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingLeveling Up on LinkedIn10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Latin Chambercafe con conexiones10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Blender Fundamentals11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Find Product Market Fit Quickly11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersVirtual: 3D Printer Orientation1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Florida CFO GroupFlorida CFO Group: Grow, Optimize, Protect| A Speaker Series3:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM to 5:15 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupA Disquisition on Demand Side Economics6:00 PM to 6:45 PM EDT
Around The World: International Book Club – MetrowestDinner With Swapna!!6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Their Eyes Were Watching Books – Classic Book MeetupMay Classics Book Club6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Florida Podcasters AssociationFlorida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa eMarketing GroupsLearn About Podcasting and How to Monetize Your Interest!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleThe Guide to Beginning a New Relationship for Introverts7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Safety (Members Only)7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at Muddy Water!7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM to 9:15 PM EDT

Wednesday, May 11

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups Tampa 
United Inventors AssociationUnited Inventors Association – Roadmap to Success 
RGANetwork.netCarrollwood Professionals Networking Lunch Join us! All Welcome 
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay WaVEOpen/FREE Coworking for Women Tech Entrepreneurs9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI North St. Pete Networkers Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
North Sarasota Happy Hour NetworkingBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMarketing Series – Part 1 of 4 – Is Print Marketing Dead?12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Port Richey Professional Business Networking Lunch Widow Fletchers12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101How to Raise a $13M Series A, with Liza Rodewald (CEO of Instant Teams)1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingLearn Print ON Demand – A Masterclass3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Blender-Rigging a Character3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsBuilding a Multi-Six Figure Business through Social Media Marketing3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkBust Your Limiting Beliefs in 60 Minutes or Less3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BaySpeaking Jitters or Limiting Beliefs?3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Atlassian Community EventsLet’s have Lunch in person! We have two events this week! (Dinner and Lunch)4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Explorations in PhilosophyIntroduction to philosophy Ch.3: How do we Know? Hume’s ‘Of Miracles’5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Central Florida CitySecSwanCitySec Meetup5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket Restaurant5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupEvening Networking Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All Welcome6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Full Stack MeetupFull Stack Meetup6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeBusiness Networking Evening Dinner at Brick City Eatery6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildPathfinder 2nd Ed. Society Intro: Year of Shattered Sanctuaries6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us bi-monthly Meetup6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpLutz /Land O Lakes /Odessa /Trinity Evening Networking Dinner All Welcome6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Beach and Sunset Photography and Modeling ClassesOff-camera lighting demonstration (small group)6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The Weirder Things Book ClubNocturnal by Scott Sigler midway point6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoFlorida Writer’s Association / Orlando7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Communicate Effectively7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Downtown Tampa Software DevelopersArmature Works Developer Hangout7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Community of InvestorsWednesday Real Estate Online Mastermind for Florida7:00 PM to 9:00 PM MST
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Broward Drupal Users GroupCall for presenters7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceIntroduction to Fusion 3607:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekWeekly Team Triva!7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Florida Scrum Master and Product Owner TrainingAgile Team Actors in Sustainable Value Delivery8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Thursday, May 12

GroupEvent NameTime
Bianca Baez with United Wealth EducatorsBusiness Networking event 
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Thursday Morning All WElCOME7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Thursday’s7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Toast of the Bay Weekly Toastmasters Meeting – Join Us!7:30 AM to 7:30 AM EDT
Business Networking Weekly Meeting for Local ProfessionalsBusiness Networking for Local Professionals8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Belix ParksMinority Business Round Table & Expo8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupSEO Strategies to Improve Your Google Rankings10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingSearch Engine Optimization for Developers 🚀12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Front End CreativesLunch & Learn – How to Successfully Pull Off a Career Change12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
UiPath RPA TampaAccelerating RPA Deployment with UiPath and CyberArk1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Tampa Options Trading Group for Monthly IncomeThe Bionic Bull Option Strategy!1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
VetCoin FoundationLeave No Veteran Behind: Using the Blockchain to Improve Veterans’ Lives3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Explorations in PhilosophyIntroduction to philosophy Ch.3: How do we Know? Hume’s ‘Of Miracles’5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Downtown St Pete)5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Land O Lakes Cigars and Networking GroupCigars, Networking, Referrals –6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Bowling Night6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Tampa Business ClubWestshore NETWORKING After Hours6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Korean at Korea House in Longwood6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Ybor Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Cocktails and Convo: Book club for RomCom LoversMartinis and Book Recommendations7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Orlando Developers MeetupODevs IRL in May7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonRational Irrationality: Stuart Vyse on the Uses of Delusion7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Bitdevs Tampa Bay *DEVS WANTED*7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Builders MeetupSaint Petersburg Business Builders7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
3D Printing OrlandoBasic 3D Design7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Tool Sign Off-Jointer, Planer, & Bandsaw (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekMr and Mrs crabs 🦀7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, May 13

GroupEvent NameTime
RGANetwork.netProfessional Business Networking in East Tampa/ Sabal Park at Cafe Delanie 
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM to 8:45 AM EDT
Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
Laid Back Leads GroupLaid Back Leads Group8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceBusiness Speed Networking – of Dr. Phillips8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterIN-PERSON – Local Stories Live! Celebrating Asian American Entrepreneurs!9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM to 10:55 AM EDT
Front End CreativesPanel Discussion: Building a Career in Digital Marketing10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: So many passwords! HELP!10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Blender-Painting Weights11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
MilitaryXTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupFriday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
The Orlando Python User GroupPython Lunch & Learn11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn PERSON Networking Lunch Sabal Park/Brandon Reserve your seat11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Positively Speaking Toastmasters6:15 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Join our Facebook group!7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: Epictetus Discourses (Part 10)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
MakerFX MakerspaceLaser Guild IRL Hang Out7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Streets of New Capenna Game Day Draft7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Saturday, May 14

GroupEvent NameTime
Central & North Florida HIMSSCNFL HIMSS Nursing Informatics Bootcamp with Dr NewboldSat, May 14, 2022, 4:30 PM EDT
Explorations in PhilosophyIntroduction to philosophy6:00 AM to 7:30 AM EDT
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Young Entrepreneurs of AmericaYEA Young Entrepreneurship8:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceRobotics Badge Workshop (Daisies)9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLearn Panoramic Photography9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Black Billionaire InstituteBlack Billionaire Institute Presents: The Startup9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Short Video Projects Meetup GroupBe an Active Member and Join Us For A New Project10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Orlando Robotics & Makers ClubMay 2022 Monthly Meeting11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesStar Wars Legion: Daimyo Wars Tournament11:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Golf Group – Starfinder12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Lithia Chess Meetup Group(Chess in the Park) Chess at Park Square Plaza12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekEwok Bento Box12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkGet More Clients (In Just 90 Minutes) With A Virtual Workshop | Liam Austin12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Advanced Articulators Toastmasters Club1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutNNO Book Club: Oona Out of Order1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers GroupIn Person: Unity – Input Actions1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Cocktails and Convo: Book club for RomCom LoversWriting club3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
3D Print Orlando – 3D Printing Community3D Print Orlando Community Meetup – May5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[In-Person] The Wild Beyond the Witchlight – DM Calvin (Tier 1)5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: The Most Meaningful Stoic Quotes6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
@Lina_Leone__Women About Business Info Dinner7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

Sunday, May 15

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Jane of All Trades Orlando Women’s WorkshopsThe Basics of Tool, Take 2!9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Gen GeekKayak Caledisi Island11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Pinellas WritersANNUAL PICNIC PINELLAS WRITERS11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Geekocracy!Hot Ones – Let’s eat some hot wings!12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk Board Game Bistro12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceFamily Open Make Day1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Dialogue and Human Experience.What “Hard Truths” Have You Learned In Life?2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersSunday Fun Day Tabletop Game Extravaganza!2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West PascoWeekend Game Day2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Bay Movie Fans Meetup GroupDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness @ AMC Veterans3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa OtakuStudio Ghibli Fest 2022: Ponyo (Dubbed)3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Beach and Sunset Photography and Modeling ClassesBoudoir Studio Workshop and Shoot Photographer Signup Page4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
The Historical History Book ClubBook Discussion: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinking While Drinking TampaEastern vs Western Ideas of Happiness [ONLINE]6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutA Duck Presents NB Movie Night7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Manatee County Parks & Natural ResourcesLunar Eclipse Watch PartyMon, May 16, 2022, 1:00 AM EDT

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, May 2, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, May 2 through Sunday, May 8, 2022. That’s right, we’re going into a brand new month this week!

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

StartupBus 2022 will depart from Tampa Bay!

If you’re looking for an adventure, a chance to test your startup skills, and an experience that will make your résumé stand out, join me on StartupBus Florida, which departs Tampa Bay on July 27, when it sets course for Austin, Texas!

On this three-day journey, “buspreneurs” will form teams, create a business idea, build a software demo for that idea, and develop pitches for that idea. When they arrive in Austin, they’ll spend two days pitching their startups to a panel of judges.

I was a “buspreneur” on StartupBus Florida in 2019, the last time the event took place, and our team made it to the finals and got the runner-up position. This time, I’m a “conductor” — one of the coaches on the bus — and our team is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Want to find out more?

This week’s events

Monday, May 2

GroupEvent NameTime
Front End CreativesTampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks9:00 AM
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup GroupOption Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles ClubEUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS4:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Orlando Melrose MakersVirtual: 3D Design in Blender6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Crypto Investors and Miners ClubCryptoProCafe’s DAO Fundamentals6:30 PM
Agile Mindset Book Club (Tampa, FL)Agile Coaching Dojo Session, Inspired by “Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching”6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Sharpen Your Presentations at South Tampa TM Before Going Live!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “The Impact of PTSD” (Part 2)7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationNorth Florida Chapter Model Investment Club7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Girl Develop It OrlandoJavaScript Fundamentals 2: ES6 and Beyond10:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsMonday Virtual Business Introductions11:30 PM

Tuesday, May 3

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingSalary Negotiations10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Mahjongg Punta GordaTuesday! Time to play Mahjongg!10:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn Person Networking at the Great Catch ~~ Oldsmar All Welcome to connect!11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsHow to Maximize Social Media for Business1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: 12 Principles of Animation in 3D – Blender3:00 PM
South Florida Photographic SocietyLight Study Pro, Intermediate Lighting for Pro Portrait/Commercial Photographer.4:30 PM
AGM Marketing WorkshopsMake Marketing Practical6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Open Play6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[IN PERSON] DDAL07-03 – A Day at the Races (Tier 1, FR, historic)6:30 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildWordPress St Pete Meetup at SDG6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Brandon Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Get Rid of Negative Thinking and Negative Emotions7:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkYour Message is Money! Want more Money? Then Monetize your Message! | Steve Feld7:00 PM
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, May 4

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups Tampa 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM
Tampa Bay WaVEOpen/FREE Coworking for Latino Tech Entrepreneurs8:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupMicro Enterprise Development Program Orientation9:30 AM
Omni PublicBrunch with the Brightest Networking Event10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOTop Five IP Mistakes that Could Doom Your Startup11:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyContinue the Learning over Lunch at O’Keefe’s11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOBill Gates – “How To Prevent the Next Pandemic” In Conversation With Amol Rajan11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI North St. Pete Networkers Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Open Lab – Game Design and VR2:00 PM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Make a Cherry Blossom Andon Lamp – with the Silhouette Cameo3:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading GroupMay the 4th Technical Analysis Workshop w/ Veteran Traders – FOMC Edition3:00 PM
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BaySpeaking Jitters or Limiting Beliefs?3:30 PM
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkBust Your Limiting Beliefs in 60 Minutes or Less3:30 PM
Explorations in PhilosophyIntroduction to Philosophy Chapter 2: What should I do?4:30 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
The Remote Collective – A Social Club For Remote WorkersDrinks @ the Brutalist5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Brooksville Writers’ MeetupBrooksville Writers Group Meetup5:30 PM
Power Gals of BrandonPower Gals of Brandon – networking meeting5:30 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsVirtual Cocktails & Connections6:00 PM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupEvening Networking Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All Welcome6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netLutz /Land O Lakes /Odessa /Trinity Evening Networking Dinner All Welcome6:00 PM
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeBusiness Networking Evening Dinner at Brick City Eatery6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoOrlando Florida Writer’s Association6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpLutz /Land O Lakes /Odessa /Trinity Evening Networking Dinner All Welcome6:30 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Pauper Open Play6:30 PM
Tampa DevsTDevs – Webhooks & Severless Functions @ ReliaQuest6:30 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Tampa DevsTampa Devs – Automated Testing @ ReliaQuest7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce MeetupRoadmap to Your First Amazon Bundle w/ Wholesale Bundle Queen Kristin Ostrander7:00 PM
Orlando Crypto, Blockchain, NFTs Learning GroupOrlando Crypto Meetup7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Open Yourself Up and Connect with People7:00 PM
Downtown Tampa Software DevelopersArmature Works Developer Hangout7:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Swing Dancing at Gulf Port!7:00 PM
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a WiFi Valet using Near Field Communications (NFC) Technology7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Gen GeekWeekly Team Triva!7:30 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online8:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 PM

Thursday, May 5

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterHow to Sell When You Hate to Sell!
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Thursday’s7:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Thursday Morning All WElCOME7:30 AM
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Business Networking Weekly Meeting for Local ProfessionalsBusiness Networking for Local Professionals8:00 AM
Max Jackson – Doma TitleThe Road to Endless Referrals – Part 29:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
UiPath RPA TampaDrive real-time business events by combining UiPath with Qlik dashboards10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Parrish Luncheon11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Grill Smith Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingLunch & Learn: How to Beat the ATS12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
St Pete NetworkingElevator Pitch Workshop + Open Networking12:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Promote Your Personal and Business Brand12:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceSewing Basics @ MFX2:00 PM
Microsoft Tech Talks – FloridaDevOps – How to put the Dev into Ops and the Ops into Dev2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Intelligence and Data AnalyticsUsing Graph-Based Features Get a Quantum Leap in Fraud Detection.2:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsPosting4profit3:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM
Ladies investing Crypto Web3 Meetup GroupLadies investing in crypto Bitcoin web35:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsAfter hours Networking & Tasting, Food By 3’C’s Catering5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 69: Cinco de Mayo5:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBusiness Happy Hour ~ Cafe Delanie 1st Thursday Every Month 6pm to 8pm6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersAfter hours mixer 1st Thursday at 3C’s Catering All Welcome6:00 PM
Land O Lakes Cigars and Networking GroupCigars, Networking, Referrals –6:00 PM
Books & Brews!May – A Spark of Light6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Drupal User GroupLive Forum / Q&A7:00 PM
Gen GeekCinco de mayo @casita taqueria7:00 PM
3D Printing OrlandoCura Slicer Settings – Fundamentals7:00 PM
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Understand People7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversWelcome to Dragwarts 2: A Harry Potter Drag & Burlesque Show7:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, May 6

GroupEvent NameTime
RGANetwork.netProfessional Business Networking in East Tampa/ Sabal Park at Cafe Delanie 
Laid Back Leads GroupLaid Back Leads Group8:00 AM
Toastmasters District 48Trinity Odessa Toastmasters8:00 AM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Friday Morning Photowalk at the Florida Botanical Gardens9:00 AM
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM
Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Using your iPhone and iPad10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingAzure Security Concepts with Joel Morales10:00 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumAzure Security Concepts with Joel Morales10:00 AM
West Orlando WordPress MeetupWordPress Collaboration Meetup ONLINE ONLY10:00 AM
Tampa Bay Professionals (IT, Sales, HR & more)How to Prospect and Build New Customers10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Laser Cutter Orientation10:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupFriday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn PERSON Networking Lunch Sabal Park/Brandon Reserve your seat11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: May Meetup12:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Motion Capture Animation Fundamentals3:00 PM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM
Intermezzo LabsWeb3 and NFTs5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 84District 84 Table Topics and Evaluation Speech Contests6:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Advanced Strategies (ONLINE & OFFICE)7:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceONLINE Intro to Arduino (Week 1 of 4)7:00 PM
Gen GeekDr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Streets of New Capenna Draft7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsThe Practicing Stoic – Chapter 8 (continued)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online] DDHC Tomb of Annihilation – DM Matt (Lvl. 1 Only)7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Slack Community: OrlandoPixieBrix Workshop: Build High Speed Processes with Ease10:00 PM

Saturday, May 7

GroupEvent NameTime
Doris Muller for NPI Westchase ChapterBusiness Networking Event for Local Professionals 
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyGet Your Camera Off Auto and Shoot in Manual9:00 AM
Pinellas WritersMonthly In Person Group Meeting – All Writers Welcome!9:00 AM
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM
St. Petersburg Crypto Investors and Miners ClubCryptoProCafe’s: Learn Crypto Basics in a Weekend10:00 AM
ABWA SW Florida Council-Networking/Professional DevelopmentKentucky Derby Fashion Show10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeIN-PERSON MEETING Poisons and Pharmaceuticals in Mystery Writing10:30 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupIn Person: Unity Fundamentals10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkBoost Your Sales By Leveraging LinkedIn | Wendi Hatton12:00 PM
New Wealth CoLabJoin a Team of Investors in Tampa Who Have Closed Hundreds of Deals12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Lithia Chess Meetup Group(Chess in the Park) Chess at Park Square Plaza12:00 PM
Explorations in PhilosophyIntroduction to philosophy Chapter: 3 How do we Know? Hume’s ‘Of Miracles’1:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Casual Scrabble PlayAnyone up for Scrabble?2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM
The Lakeland Shooters, Polk County Photography & Modeling43rd Annual Mayfaire 5K, Lake Mirror Promenade4:00 PM
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildTHE ONE-SHOT GUILD8:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Sunday, May 8

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP PhotoWalk at Lake Seminole Park, Seminole, FL8:30 AM
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Central Florida Computer SocietyJoin us for the Windows Special Interest Group1:30 PM
St. Petersburg Anime LoversDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Movie1:30 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersBoard Games at Dented Keg (New Port Richey)2:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples West PascoWeekend Game Day2:00 PM
Thinking While Drinking TampaThe Pleasures of Community3:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Movie Fans Meetup GroupThe Northman @ CMX Cinemas Tyrone Luxury 103:00 PM
The Guild of Independent Game DevelopersLecture5:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupPops in the Park: Free Florida Orchestra outdoor concert & picnic! (safely)6:25 PM
Tampa Game DevelopersLet’s Chat about Game Development!7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutA Duck Presents NB Movie Night7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)ONLINE: Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsNerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s!8:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

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