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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, October 11, 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, October 11 through Sunday, October 17, 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!

This week’s events

Monday, October 11

RGANetwork.netSouth Tampa Professionals Networking Lunch Wrights DeliSee page for details
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Buidling Trading and ProfitingLive Crypto Trading8:00 AM
The Age of Gaming – Retro Computer ClubMembership Drive9:00 AM
South Florida Professional Traders ClubZOOMTradeAlong9:00 AM
Tampa Virtual Real Estate Investor MeetupMarketing Mastermind10:00 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Prism of Possibilities POP NetworkingOnline Luncheon via Zoom11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
South Fl Public Relations and MarketingMonday and Wednesday Business Introductions11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Technical Project Management with Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Technical Project Management with Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIUEmpowerment for Anxiety3:30 PM
Amtgard of Brandon – Falling FirePractice4:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Cybersecurity Cohort5:00 PM
Have fun speaking! Motorola Communicators Toastmasters #9745Join Toastmasters to improve your communication and public speaking skills!5:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Coastmasters of Palm CoastCoastmaster bi-monthly meeting6:00 PM
Future of Data: OrlandoSpecial Edition Meetup: Celebrating International Day of the Girl6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Gainesville Girl-Time Book ClubLet’s Discuss Nives by Sacha Naspini!6:30 PM
South Florida FBA – Amazon SellersHow to use Keepa: Fast Data Analysis for Retail and Online Arbitrage Sellers6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division GTriple Crown Toastmasters Club 4147 (Virtual)6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division HWe Can Speak-Podemos Hablar Toastmasters Club6:30 PM
Grammerhub – Hands-On Software DevelopmentGrammerhub Peer Programming Nights6:30 PM
OWASP Jacksonville ChapterOWASP Monthly Online meeting6:45 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek7:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🕹 GAconf 2021 – Advancing accessibility for gamers with disabilities 👀7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Failure Isn’t the Opposite of Success…It’s a Part of It at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
The Real Estate InvestHER MeetUp – Miami FLRaising private money with Amy Mahjoory, best selling author & HGTV personality.7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
ShutterObi – Orlando Photography GroupWeekly Photography Challenge- Upload Your Images & Vote For A Winner: Learn More7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Southeast Book Club7:00 PM
Busy 9 to 5ers Hive: Employees Transforming to EntrepreneursThe 5 Things You Need to Have in Place BEFORE You Leave YOUR 9 TO 57:15 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM
Cardano Blockchain of Sw FloridaSW Florida Cardano/Bitcoin & cryptocurrency8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 12

Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thudsday7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in October7:30 AM
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Buidling Trading and ProfitingLive Crypto Trading8:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumWriting Resumes that Work!10:00 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupUnity Fundamentals Class Series – Class 3 – Basics of Programming in Unity10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
PDM-SWUG, SolidWorks User GroupJeremiah’s favorite tips and tricks w/in the PDM Admin tool12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 PM
Orlando Power BI User GroupLunch and Learn: Creating Accessible Power BI Reports12:00 PM
Lean Startup OrlandoStartup Quick Pitch- Lunch and Learn12:00 PM
South Florida Career Changers – Learn About IT CareersHow to Break Into the Information Technology Industry1:00 PM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIUVirtual Conversation Circle!!😀🎉1:00 PM
CREATIVITY ACTION HOURQUIT SAYING YOU’RE GOING TO START THAT ART/CREATIVIE PROJECT & JUST DO IT!1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
Come Write This WayWriting in The Fifth Dimension5:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Data Science Fundamentals: The Pandas Library6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science Fundamentals: The Pandas Library6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Salesforce Administration Cohort6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
Gainesville HackerspaceTuesday Virtual Open House7:00 PM
St Augustine Coders NightHang out and code7:00 PM
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 1)7:00 PM
Friendly Toastmasters of Fort LauderdaleIMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
St Pete .NET MeetupGet Git in 45 minutes with Jesse Liberty7:00 PM
Comics and Animation MeetupJoker7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 13

IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa See page for details
Polk’s Nature Discovery Center2021- 2022 Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness Field Studies (Grades 3- 5) See page for details
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Prime Time Business NetworkPrime Time Business Network Midtown7:30 AM
Toastmasters, Division DTrailblazers Toastmasters7:30 AM
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Buidling Trading and ProfitingLive Crypto Trading8:00 AM
Women Business ReferralsBreakfast meeting8:15 AM
Jax Code And CoffeeVirtual Code and Coffee8:30 AM
Toastmasters Division GTalk of the World Toastmasters8:30 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM
1 Million Cups – St. Pete1 Million Cups St. Pete9:00 AM
1 Million Cups – TampaMath Bricks, LLC and Startup Success Platform9:00 AM
The Age of Gaming – Retro Computer ClubMembership Drive9:00 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Baton Rouge ChapterFREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday8:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale Business Strategy Meetup GroupWhat do They Buy and Why do They Buy It?9:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
South Fl Public Relations and MarketingMonday and Wednesday Business Introductions11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersFine Tuning Your Business – Branding12:00 PM
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottLunch and Learn: On-Site Optimization Basics12:00 PM
Miami Dade Public Speaking GroupMiami Dade Weekly Toastmasters Meeting12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Women WednesdaysWomen Wednesdays Weekly Speakers Series1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🧑‍🎓 C# Prog. in UNITY – What the heck are ENUMS !? [ Unity Tutorial] 👀1:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersLet’s Talk Business- Tampa Bay Virtual Meetings2:20 PM
Cannabis Entrepreneurs & InvestorsU.S. Hemp & Delta 8 Industry Briefing – Free Webinar3:00 PM
Jobs App Startup-Applicacion para TrabajosApp opportunity-Participe de nuestra aplicacion3:00 PM
Goodwood Museum & GardensGoodwood’s Got Game4:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online-Masters] Dreams of the Red Wizards04: DM Calvin (Tier 3)6:00 PM
Central Florida Options GroupMonthly Meetup- Online6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division HTransformation Toastmasters Club Virtual Meeting6:00 PM
Comics and Animation MeetupThe Chuckling Whatsit6:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsLBP Oct Virtual Meeting6:00 PM
Full Stack MeetupFull Stack Meetup6:00 PM
American Business Women’s Association, Northern Palm BeachNorthern Palm Beach American Business Women’s Association Oct Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us Weekly Meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Women Who Code TampaLightning Talks6:30 PM
Wealth Building 101 Online MeetupLearn How To Accelerate Your Debt6:30 PM
GDG SunCoastAndroid Study Jams7:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)IT Project Management7:00 PM
Sawgrass Toastmasters MeetupWe Are Meeting Online!7:00 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
The Art of Photography (U.S.)Presenting WED 10/13 – 7:00 PM – OVERVIEW OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 17:00 PM
Orlando 3D Printing Meetup2nd Wednesdays: 3D Printing Basics7:00 PM
Palm Beach Public Speaking (Toastmasters)-Royal Palm BeachRiverWalk Toastmasters (Royal Palm Beach) – Palm Beach Public Speaking7:00 PM
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoFlorida Writer’s Association / Orlando7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Orlando Elixir Users GroupFunctional Data Structures in Elixir7:00 PM
The Orlando Writers Meetup GroupOrlando Writer’s Meetup Group meets via Zoom monthly.7:00 PM
Social Entrepreneurs Business Startup NetworkSocial “Hump Day” Wednesdays7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM
Miami Entrepreneurs Tech Startup Ventures MasterMinds GroupMasterMinds Tech Startup Accelerator #56 Fun Entrepreneurs Q&A and Networking!8:00 PM
Windermere Personal Finance Meetup GroupBusiness Expansion Webinar9:00 PM

Thursday, October 14

Platinum Business Referral NetworkingBreakfast Networking & Referrals -BOO$T your Closed Business This Year!!!7:00 AM
Palm Beach Elite NetworkingPalm Beach Elite Thursday Weekly Speed Meeting ONLINE!10:45 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 10 1411:45 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 Intro to VR: Build an Alien Shooter – 📅 Oct 14th, 3 PM 👀12:00 PM
Virtual Meeting Toastmasters Art of Speaking HollywoodZOOM ART OF SPEAKING – PUBLIC SPEAKING -TOASTMASTER12:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || A Day In the Life: Data Scientist6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || A Day In the Life: Data Scientist6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Latinas in dataASK A DATABASE SCIENTIST PART ONE7:00 PM
Boynton Beach Photography Classes MeetupJoin us to learn to become a better photographer7:00 PM
High Fantasy Book Club: Malazan Book of The FallenMemories of Ice: Chapter 77:00 PM
ONETUG – Orlando .NET User GroupOctober 14th 2021: Sam Basu – Mobile & Desktop Apps with Blazor!7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division BToast-Stars Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup[repeating] Server-side Development Study Group – AWS 12 week series8:00 PM
GROWTH-BY-REFERRALS Business Networking GroupBitcoin & Cryptos (Networking)8:00 PM
Eric Leuthardt Photography Club – MiamiSpeedlight Photography and the Basics of Off Camera Flash8:00 PM

Friday, October 15

Café con Tampa“Providing Community Centric Services” — Ocea Wynn, City of Tampa8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Mandel Public Library Lectures and EntertainmentFlex-It Fridays- Yoga2:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 Circuit Stream Demo Day – 📅 Oct 15th, 3 PM EST 👀3:00 PM
Glazer Children’s MuseumAn Evening of Play6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 2 continued)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMonthly Cell Phone Photo Showcase11:59 PM

Saturday, October 16

Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
South Florida Agile AssociationFREE REMOTE | Agile Coaching Clinic8:30 AM
Geekocracy!Tampa Bay’s Taco Fest10:00 AM
Tampa Drones MeetupBeginners Guide to Flying Your Drone in Florida10:00 AM
Looking for Role PlayersDark Days Ahead – Game 1 [One open player spot]10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – Building Skills with Alexa Part 210:00 AM
The Art of Photography (U.S.)SAT 10/16 at 10 AM FREE WEEKLY ONLINE MEETUP PROGRAM10:00 AM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupHang out in Beach Sand of Honeymoon Island, safely10:30 AM
Soul Sistas : Women’s Network GroupSelf Worth – How to know who you are and what your worth is?11:00 AM
The Sarasota Book Club Meetup GroupOctober Book Club11:30 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Boost Your Online Learning12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Boost Your Online Learning12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Comics and Animation MeetupMonstress Vols:1-312:00 PM
Creative Writing in our Chaotic WorldPitch Your Writing Project!12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationDC FanDome 20211:00 PM
SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS OWNERSSeminar – How your customers can tell you what they want without you asking?2:00 PM
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”What Makes You, You?3:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationBETTERINVESTING HOUSTON CHAPTER MODEL INVESTMENT CLUB3:00 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
Toastmasters Division BPeace Talkers Toastmasters Club4:00 PM
Blockchain MiamiNFT 1016:00 PM
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Afrofuturism“An Unkindness of Ghosts”- Rivers Solomon (2017)6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For You?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For You?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Get-Together in Tampa :)Tampa – Saturday Free Online Guided Meditation- Beginners and Above9:45 PM

Sunday, October 17

The Art of Photography (U.S.)SUN 10/17 at 10 AM FREE WEEKLY ONLINE MEETUP PROGRAM10:00 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Book Vs. Movie ClubCandyman / The Forbidden12:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Science with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Science with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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