Hello, fellow Suncoast techies, entrepreneurs, and nerds! I hope you’re staying safe and sane while spending most of your time at home. Here’s this week’s list of online-only events for techies, entrepreneurs, and nerds based in an around the Tampa Bay area. I’m restricting this list to online-only events until public health officials have stated that it’s safe for public gatherings again.
(In case you were wondering about the photo above, that’s the Hillsborough River as seen from the park on Patterson Street in Seminole Heights.)
Some words of wisdom from the Tenth Doctor
It’s always a good time for some words of reassurance, so are some from a trusted geek icon: David Tennant, a.k.a. The Tenth Doctor, giving his “It’s going to be okay” speech from January 2017 on the BBC TV show The Last Leg. It was for a different issue from a different time, but it’s still applicable right now:
It’s all gonna be okay. Trust me, I’m a Doctor. But it’s up to us to make it okay. It’s time to be positively rebellious, and rebelliously positive. As long as we stand up for what we believe in. Don’t give in to anger or violence. Look out for the little guy. Keep an eye on the big guys. Refuse to keep our mouths shut. And just generally, try not to be dicks. Every little thing is gonna be alright.
News Items and other links
- Tampa Bay Tech will be producing a brand new Tampa Bay Techwire on a biweekly basis and will continue to highlight events in one section. Don’t forget that they’ve also got a regularly updated news section on their site.
- 5 online courses you can take for free during the COVID-19 epidemic: They’re on machine learning, algorithms, Bayesian stats, practical time series analysis, and getting started with AWS for machine learning.
- WIRED: A Rush Back to ‘Normal’ Would Be the Blunder of the Century. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warns that trying to restart the US economy too soon would put countless lives in danger and risk far more economic damage.
- This is how to safely receive packages and deliveries during the coronavirus: There’s new research from the NIH, but keep in mind that it’s so new that there hasn’t been time for it to be peer-reviewed.
- Looking for work? These articles might be of interest:
- Fast Company: Who is hiring during the coronavirus? Try these industries if you need a job now.
- Fast Company: How COVID-19 is changing the recruiting and hiring process
- COVID-19 FAQs: Finding a Tech Job in a Remote World
- The Commons (Lambda School): How to Navigate Your Job Search During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- The Coronavirus Tech Handbook: “a library for technologists, civic organizations, public and private institutions, researchers, educators and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on an agile and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and sequential impacts. It is a rapidly evolving resource with thousands of active expert contributors.”
This week’s events
Monday, March 30
- Computer Coach Training — Monday Morning Coffee Talk @ Online, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
- GDG Cloud Tampa — ONLINE: First Tampa Bay Google Cloud Event! @ Online, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- South Tampa Toastmasters @ Online, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a Data Scientist Info Session @ Online, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — What is UX/UI Design? @ Online, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Tuesday, March 31
- Tampa Bay Agile — v-Lean Coffee @ Online, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
- Elevated for Success Women’s Networking Group — Connect and Chat – Roundtable Mastermind @ Online, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- Thinkful Tampa — Data Science vs. Data Analytics @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Tential Tuesday @ Online, 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
- NSCoder + CocoaHeads Chicago — NSCoder Night: Social Distancing Edition, including Tampa’s Craig Clayton talking about SwiftUI @ 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Becoming a UX/UI Designer Info Session @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Free Crash Course: Natural Language Processing @ 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1
- Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet — Digital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only @ Online, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Learn Cybersecurity Tampa — WEBINAR: SecureSet Info Night Tampa @ Online, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Tampa Bay Scrum Masters Guild — Let’s Get Cross-Functional (REMOTE via ZOOM) @ Online, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Design St. Pete — Design St Pete Quarantine Happy Hour @ Online, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- ReactJS Tampa Bay — Intro to Gatsby @ Online, 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
- Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom @ Online, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Learn Digital Marketing With Thinkful @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Data Science: Tools Of The Trade @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Learn Web Development With Thinkful @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday, April 2
- Tampa Cybersecurity Meetup — WEBINAR: Cloud Security Basics in a Complex World @ Online, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- St Pete Business Builder Meetup @ Online, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins @ Online, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Learn Product Management with Thinkful @ 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, April 3
- Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet — TV/Internet Video Production – Intro(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County @ Online, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 4
- Thinkful Tampa — Product Management vs. UX/UI Design @ Online, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Thinkful Tampa — Intro to Data Science: Predictive Modeling @ Online, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 5
- Intellectual Connection for Myers-Briggs N’s (Intuitives) — What women & men want in Dating & Love (Zoom meeting) @ Online, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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