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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, September 27, 2021)

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, September 27 through Sunday, October 3, 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.

This week’s events

This list contains only events that are outdoors or online for the time being

The COVID-19 case rates are dropping from their all-time highs, but we’re still a hotspot and they still need to continue trending downward. With that in mind, I’ve chosen to limit the events listed to outdoor or online events. Be safe, be responsible, get your shots, and we can get back to those better numbers that we had in the spring and early summer!

Monday, September 27

If you’re looking for work in tech, you should start your Monday at 9:00 a.m. with Rise and Grind, Computer Coach’s informal virtual “coffee talk” where they explore what works and doesn’t work in a career search. In each session, they cover a new topic related to career success, network with other professionals, support each other, build meaningful relationships and answer questions about job search strategies. Register on their EventBrite page here!

Tuesday, September 28

Synapse is holding a panel on Tuesday at 4:30, which will feature a panel discussing the topic of doing business with diverse partners. Find out more about the event on its EventBrite page.

Wednesday, September 29

On Wednesday, September 29 at 6:45 p.m., the ReactJS Tampa Bay Meetup will lead an exercise where participants will build a video chat app — very fitting during the pandemic — using Vue and the Daily API. Find out more on the event’s Meetup page.

Thursday, September 30

Friday, October 1

I’m part of this one! At 10:00 a.m. this Friday, Computer Coach will host a panel called State of The Tampa Tech Scene, where the organizers behind Tampa’s influential setups will talk about the current state of technology and the tech industry, as well as how you can get involved and grow your network. Find out more on the event’s Meetup page.

Saturday, October 2

Sunday, October 3

Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?

Let me know at joey@joeydevilla.com!

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