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Notable Tampa Bay ONLINE tech events this week (Week of Monday, August 16, 2021)

Tampa Bay Women in Tech’s Monday Night Pulse Check (Monday, August 16, 7:00 p.m.)

This is a regular gathering (currently online) held by Tampa Bay Women in Tech, which they use for open discussion — “an idea you want to unpack, a situation you need to temperature check, or a strategy you would like feedback, we have our own in-house experts here.”

Find out more / register for this event here.

Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum’s 4 Key Strategies to Landing Your Next Job (Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.)

When it comes to seminars on the topic of job hunting or career building in Tampa Bay, you can always count on the folks at Computer Coach/Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum to provide useful info. Even though it’s the era of “The Great Resignation”, you still can’t land a job without using at least a couple of strategies.

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

Learn Cybersecurity Tampa — Breaking Into Cybersecurity: Security Analyst (Tuesday, August 17, 8:00 p.m.)

This is billed as a “virtual fireside chat” by its hosts, Flatiron School and SecureSet Academy, featuring A career coach chatting with a cybersecurity bootcamp grad about how they broke into this in-demand industry. That’s not all that different from my story, and let me tell you: Working in the cybersecurity industry is pretty nice.

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

Code Katas [Virtual] with Seattle JS Hackers (Tuesday, August 17, 8:30 p.m.)

A kata (from Japanese, meaning “form”) is a pattern of martial arts moves that are used as practice of the fundamentals to improve your fighting technique. A code kata is a coding exercise where you practice the fundamentals to improve your coding technique.

This is a joint Tampa Bay / Seattle online event, which will give you the opportunity to work with coders you probably haven’t met before.

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

WITI Tampa Bay — Tech Trends presented by PwC (Wednesday, August 18, 5:30 p.m.)

At this online event, these speakers from PwC will talk about tech trends in their areas of work:

  • Mina Ghaani, Director of Product & Technology – PwC’s Technology Impact Office
  • Andrea Loeffert: Data & Analytics Manager
  • Nicole Roberts: Director – Testing Center of Excellence

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

GDG SunCoast — Android Study Jams (Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.)

This is a regular online event (every Wednesday) where locals work on an Android app using the Kotlin programming language.

Topics that will be explored are:

  • Creating multiple layouts and adding user interactivity to our Android apps.
  • Defining navigation paths
  • Starting external activities
  • Handling complex lifecycle situations
  • Adding logging
  • Working with ViewModel and LiveData
  • Creating a database using the Room library
  • Displaying a list of clickable items with RecyclerView
  • Loading and displaying data from the internet
  • Making our app more accessible for all users.

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

Tampa Cybersecurity Meetup — Cybersecurity for Beginners: Intro to Python (Thursday, August 19, 8:00 p.m.)

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum — Panel Discussion: Working Well with Recruiters (Fridaty, August 20, 10:00 a.m.)

The Computer Coach/Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum folks wrap up the working week with this online session where they’ve put together this panel of veteran recruiters to discuss how to effectively work with staffing firms and discuss tips and tricks for job seekers.

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

Tampa Games Developer Guild — Game Project Therapy (Virtual) (Saturday, August 21, 4:00 p.m.)

This is an informal networking event open to new and veteran game developers from any background. Bring your projects, discuss best practices, share recommended plugins, code walkthroughs, debug your code, and brainstorm awesome game ideas.

✅ Find out more / register for this event here.

Want to know what else is going on this week in Tampa Bay’s tech, entrepreneur, and nerd scene?

Check out this week’s list of events.

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