Hello, Tampa Bay techie, entrepreneur, and nerd friends! I hope that you’re safe, symptom-free, and social distancing!
Pictured above is my front porch, where I’ve decided to take advantage of the current good weather, comfortable temperatures, and Seminole Heights views. Lilypad, my place of work, has been really good about giving people the choice of working remotely for the past couple of weeks, and in the past few days, they’ve told everyone to work from home.
This will probably be the first of a few weeks’ of very interesting, very different weekly lists. I’m going to include only online/webinar/web-chat events in the list as my part in helping combat the spread of COVID-19.
This week’s online events
Monday, March 23
- Coaching for Everyone: Sarasota-Manatee — NOW ONLINE: GSCA March 23rd Meeting will be a Virtual Session @ Online, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- Tampa Bay DevOps Meetup — TBDevOps VIRTUAL meeting: Different ways to configure your instances on AWS @ Online, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- Nerdbrew Events — NerdBrew Anime watch Party @ Online, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a Data Scientist Info Session @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Getting Started in Tech @ Online, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Tuesday, March 24
- Tampa Bay Agile — v-Lean Coffee @ Online, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
- The Woman Entrepreneur Network — [Virtual] We’re Back and We’re Getting Better Every Day! @ Online, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
- Thinkful Tampa — Intro to Data Science: Predictive Modeling @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- LinkedIn Local — Linkedin Local Tampa Bay – March 2020 – VIRTUAL EDITION @ Online, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
- NerdBrew Board Games Online @ Online, 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a UX/UI Designer Info Session @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins @ Online, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a Data Analyst Info Session @ Online, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday, March 25
- Thinkful Tampa — Free Crash Course: Natural Language Processing @ 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
- Women Who Code Tampa — Virtual Meetup: Understanding Web Accessibility in 2020 (How to Not Get Sued) @ Online, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- ReactJs Tampa Bay — Intro to Gatsby @ Online, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
- Tampa Bay Inventors Council — Weekly Meetup @ Online, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- NerdBrew Events — Games & Grog @ Discord.io/NerdBrew Club Chatroom + Hangout @ Online, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Tampa Bay Blockchain Group — Bitcoin/Blockchain Meetup: [VIRTUAL ONLY] – until further notice @ Online, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Carrollwood Toastmasters @ Online, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Tampa Cybersecurity Meetup — WEBINAR: Your Company was Hacked…Now What? @ Online, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — WTF Now? How To Launch A Digital Marketing Care… @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Data Science: Tools Of The Trade @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a Web Developer Info Session @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday, March 26
- Thinkful Tampa — Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations @ Online, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
- Empower Agile Teams Meetup — Rapidly Remote, Best Practices (100 % Virtual meetup) @ Online, 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
- Learn Cybersecurity Tampa — ONLINE Cybersecurity Capture the Flag for Beginners @ Online, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Lakeland Game Development Meetup — Game Development Strategies @ Online, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Tampa Cybersecurity Meetup — Webinar: AWS IAM Security Best Practices @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — What is UX/UI Design? @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a Product Manager Info Session @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Intro to Data Analytics: Excel Basics @ Online, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday, March 27
Saturday, March 28
- Girl with a Book — (Online Event) The Identicals @ Online, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — What is Product Management? @ Online, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals @ Online, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 29
(No events listed)
A “stay at home” order this week?
Mayor Jane Castor has told WTSP 10 News that it was extremely likely that a “stay at home” order for all of Hillsborough County will be issued this week — and from the look of things, it will happen early this week. Earlier this weekend, she said that she expected that a state- or area-wide “stay at home” order would go out, and failing that, the Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group will discuss issuing a local order during a meeting Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m..
Simply put: Expect a Hillsborough County “stay at home” order as early as Monday afternoon and plan accordingly. The order would still allow essential trips, such as going to the grocery store, solitary exercise, or even to “get fresh air”, as long as you maintained a safe distance from other people. Non-essential trips would not be allowed.
Got an online event?
Expect lots of last-minute online events to happen for the next little while. If you’ve got one that you’d like announced on the mailing list and on GlobalNerdy.com, let me know!
Want to participate in a COVID-19-related software project, or start one?
HelpWithCovid.com is an online listing of COVID-19-related projects looking for talent, including remote software talent. If you’ve got the time and the skill, you might want to find a project and lend a hand, or start one yourself.