Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, August 30 through Sunday, September 5, 2021.
This is a weekly service from Tampa Bay’s tech blog, Global Nerdy! For the past four years, I’ve been compiling a list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. There’s a lot going on in our scene here in “The Other Bay Area, on the Other West Coast”!
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.
With headlines like these…
- New York Times: In Florida, the pandemic is worse now than it has ever been before.
- WFLA8: Hospital staffing crisis: Gov. DeSantis considers letting out-of-state nurses work in Florida as COVID-19 surges
- The Hill: Tampa Bay residents asked to conserve water to conserve COVID-19 oxygen supply
- WFLA8: Staffing crisis hitting Tampa Bay hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge
- Tampa Bay Times: COVID-19 is pushing Tampa Bay ambulance service to its limits and beyond
…I’m limiting this list to online events only. In the age of broadband, Zoom, GitHub, and so many other ways to work collaboratively at a distance, it’s not that hard to meet online and do our part to help bring the pandemic under control.
This week’s events
Monday, August 30
- Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton — Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
- Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay — Live Online Networking- Monday @ 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
- Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business Professionals — Lutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
- Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment Empire — Office Hour @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
- The Health Nut Club — Women And Wealth Masterclass @ 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
- Toastmasters, Division D — ACE Advanced Table Topics Extravaganza!!!! @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — Toast of Lakewood Ranch Toastmasters Club @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM UTC
- Toastmasters Division G — Triple Crown Toastmasters Club 4147 (Virtual) @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — Tampa Toastmasters Club 1810!! @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — Successful Leadership? There’s an APP for that! APPly Your Speaking Skills More! @ 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
- Tampa Bay Women in Tech — Monday Night Pulse Check @ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
- Nerd Night Out — NB Online Anime Watch Party @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM UTC
- Toastmasters District 48 — Stirling Toastmasters Club #7461614 @ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
- Credit Rich — Millionaire Monday @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, August 31
- Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net — Virtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in July @ 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — Venice Area Toastmasters Club #5486 @ 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
- Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking Group — Carrolwood Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thudsday @ 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
- Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum — 12 Things You May Be Doing Wrong in Your Job Search @ 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — Westshore Toastmasters @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club #2284 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
- Toastmasters District 48 — Dunedin Toastmasters Club #2166 @ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM UTC
- Toastmasters District 48 — Brandon Toastmasters Club @ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM UTC
- Shut Up & Write!® Tampa — Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom @ 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM EDT
- Thinkful Tampa | Careers in Tech — Thinkful Webinar | Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
- North Florida Stock Investing Education — “First Cut is the Deepest” – Learn how to Create a “First Cut” on Company @ 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
- Keystone Mastermind Alliance – KMA Network — Weekly Connect & Accountability – ZOOM at NOON @ 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, September 1
- Toastmasters District 48 — Sarasota WCR Toastmasters Club #7327 @ 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
- North Tampa Networking Group — Business networking @ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
- The 360 Exchange – Virtual Networking Exchange — The 360 Exchange; Virtual Referral Meeting! @ 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
- Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net — Virtual Networking Lunch @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
- Toastmasters, Division D — Orange County Toastmaster Club #129 @ 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM EDT
- Tampa Cybersecurity Meetup | Flatiron School — Thinking About a Tech Career? Start Here. @ 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thursday, September 2
- Power Business Networking — Power Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 09 02 @ 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EDT
Friday, September 3
Saturday, September 4
- Utopias and Dystopias: A Science Fiction Book Club — Book Discussion: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson @ 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC
Sunday, September 5
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