Current Events Tampa Bay

Even more online events this week!

In addition to my weekly listing of events in Tampa Bay, here are even more online events aimed at techies taking place this week from all over the world, and most of them are free! Thanks to Diversify Tech for the finds.

Monday, April 27

  • ThoughtWorks — Infrastructure Webconf @ 1:00 PM (FREE!)
    Our Infrastructure WebConf allows technologists interested in DevOps to listen and ask questions to Infrastructure specialists Marion Bruns and Max Griffiths. Our ThoughtWorks’ subject matter experts will explore best practices and thought-provoking learnings on the state of Infrastructure, testing and workflows for Infrastructure teams.
  • General Assembly — Inside the Design Studio @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT (FREE!)
    This inspiring panel event series invites key players in New York City’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Plus, they’ll cover opportunities within the field and their vision for the future of the industry.

Tuesday, April 28

Wednesday, April 29

  • Red Hat Summit, Day 2 (FREE!)
    Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event for thousands of IT professionals to innovate and focus on high-performing Linux, cloud, automation and management, container, and Kubernetes technologies.
  • Candor — Free resume workshop — honest advice on getting your resume in front of recruiters @ 1:00 PM EDT (FREE!)
    In this session, Candor cofounder Niya Dragova will share insider tips on nailing your resume.
  • IBM Developer — Hands on Introduction to NLP @ 12:30 – 2:00 PM EDT (FREE!)This workshop introduces Natural Language Processing in Python. Attendees learn how to process text with NLTK and Gensim to derive useful insights. Foundational concepts like tokenization and part of speech tagging and complex topics like Word2Vec, sentiment analysis and topic modeling are covered.How can computers interpret something so human like language? Can they actually understand what we are saying or are they hiding behind a façade of rules and algorithms? How do these systems of zeroes and ones make sense of words? This workshop introduces Natural Language Processing in Python and sheds light on how computers interpret our language. Attendees are introduced to NLTK and Gensim that help them tokenise, process and represent textual data. We will see how data is distilled into different linguistic features that power Machine Learning applications like text classifier, sentiment analyzer and topic modeler.

Thursday, April 30

  • Deserted Island DevOps @ 10:00 AM EDT (FREE!)
    Join us April 30th for a free one-day event celebrating DevOps and Animal Crossing, streaming live on!
  • QuarantineCon Virtual Career Fair @ 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT (FREE!)
    Spring has come into full swing, and so has fresh conversation surrounding career and professional development. As a continued response to remain safe through social distancing, shelter in place, quarantine, etc., and still build community, Jopwell and QuarantineCon are partnering to bring together industry experts with a virtual career fair! We are creating space to discuss several career-centred topics, including “Navigating Today’s Job Market” and “Cold Outreach 101.” Featured speakers include Carla Harris, Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, and Nadia Abouzaid, Head of Recruitment at Jopwell.
  • Activate Conference — Accessibility talk: How to be an A11y @ 7:00 PM EDT (FREE!)
    Featuring Aisha Blake, software engineer at Gatsby.js

Friday, May 1

  • Byteconf React 2020 @ Friday through Sunday (FREE!)
    Byteconf React is a 100% free single-day conference with the best React speakers and teachers in the world. Conferences are great, but flights, hotels, and tickets are expensive, so not everyone can go. Byteconf is streamed on YouTube, for free, so anyone and everyone can attend. RSVP to receive your free ticket, and we’ll enter you in our free monthly giveaway, with a chance to receive a free 45+ hour React course from Udemy. See you on May 1st!


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