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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 1, 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, November 1 through Sunday, November 7, 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 includes in-person events as well as online events. The COVID-19 numbers are dropping sharply, but be smart and responsible — get your shots, mask up in crowds, and we can get back to what passes for normal sooner!

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check this page often!

Monday, November 1

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaVisit site for details
Career Success Coffee Talk – Tampa BayRise and Grind! Monday Coffee — Let’s Talk Career Success!9:00 AM
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup GroupOption Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)11:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education“Automating Your Business” with Tracy Ingram5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR]DDHC-XGE-01 Rats of Waterdeep – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake and Take Kiln Fired Pinch and Coil Pots (Week 3 of 4)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Failure Isn’t the Opposite of Success…It’s a Part of It at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Creating a Design System8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Creating a Design System8:00 PM
Tampa Real Estate Investors Official Meetup GroupIntroductory Meetup Mondays 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET Online Meeting8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 2

Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Cloud Architects and Engineers TampaFrom Old School Data Pipelines to DevOps and DataOps11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupJukebox Bingo at Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center (a NON-GAMBLING EVENT)4:00 PM
Downtown SRQ Happy Hour NetworkingHappy Hour Networking is just that – Networking during Happy Hour!4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
South Florida Photographic SocietyLight Study Pro, Intermediate Lighting for Pro Portrait/Commercial Photographer.4:30 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
Crypto Currency Alliance OpportunitiesCRYPTO – 70% RETURN with EVIDENCE and how you can be a part of it6:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurship GroupEntrepreneurship Collaboration at HCC InLab6:00 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Ladies Connect!Sunset walk: from curtis hixon downtown tampa6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMicro Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildWordPress St Pete Meetup at SDG6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Salesforce Administration Cohort6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
WordPress St. PetersburgAsk Us Anything: WordPress Support Crowdsourcing Meetup6:30 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Suncoast GamersBoard Games for fully vaxed7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceTHS Member Meeting7:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics8:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupOpen Mic at covered patio JF Kicks bar8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 3

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaVisit site for details
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
1 Million Cups OrlandoKiosk Kitchen9:00 AM
1 Million Cups St PeteCyber Ohana Project9:00 AM
1 Million Cups TampaBeauty In Brokenness, LLC / Let’s Grab Life9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
JobFairXTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:15 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMaking Sense of Health Insurance for your Business12:00 PM
Tampa Bay DevOpsData is make or break for DevOps12:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Reading Between the Wines, Chapter 3November Happy Hour Book Club, Theme – Family5:30 PM
Network & Social – Orlando Networking EventsWe’re Finally Back!! Orlando Networking Social at Bitters & Bottles6:00 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics6:30 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Downtown St Petersburg Euchre TournamentCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Amazon Sellers in Tampa Bay AreaLearn How To Source Products Online w/ 7 Figure Seller Wayne Farmer and his VA!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Official Florida Blockchain Summit Pre-party!!!7:00 PM
Central Florida Small Business Cybersecurity and TechnologyCentral FL Small Business Cybersecurity and Technology Meetup7:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course: HTML & CSS8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course HTML & CSS8:00 PM

Thursday, November 4

Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterDoing Business with Hillsborough County9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Chris KrimitsosFlorida Bitcoin and Blockchain SummitFri, Nov 5, 2021, 10:00 PM EDT
Disrupt the BayDisrupt the Bay 20219:00 AM
Tampa Artificial Intelligence MeetupDisrupt The Bay 20219:00 AM
TampaBay Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology MeetupDisrupt The Bay 20219:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 11 0411:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Chainlink and PolkadotDecentralizing CeFi2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Chainlink Miami: Connected Smart ContractsDecentralizing CeFi2:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 44. Solitude5:00 PM
IndienomiconArmed Forces Jam 2021Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
New Port Richey Options And Derivatives Trading Meetup GroupOctober Squawk Box6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour- Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
Pasco Options And Derivatives Trading Meetup GroupMonthly Squawk Box Futures and Options Educational Meeting6:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🚨 Armed Forces Jam 2021 – 📅 Nov 4-7th 👀6:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Jw Lobby Bar mixer6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Barrel & Bean Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Pinellas CountyFREE Networking Event7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Disrupt The BayDisrupt the Bay VIP Party7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Code For OrlandoCommunity Action Night: Let’s Taco About Civic Tech Projects7:00 PM
Bitcoiners of Southwest FloridaBitcoiners of SWFL – Fort Myers Forum7:00 PM
Drupal User Group of Tampa Bay (Meeting in person again)Drupal Live Forum / Q&A7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a LED Edge Lit Name Plaque (Members Only)7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDWebinar: The basics of a social media strategy7:00 PM
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversTell-Tale Tassels: An Evening of Poe-Inspired Cabaret7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Dive Bar of the Month: Emerald Bar7:00 PM

Friday, November 5

Elevated for Success Women’s Networking GroupConnect and Chat – Roundtable Mastermind9:00 AM
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Focusing on ‘Focus’10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
West Orlando WordPress MeetupWordPress Collaboration Meetup ONLINE ONLY10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: November Meetup12:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: 3D Design with Adobe Dimension – Level 12:00 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupStargazing on the Beach at Night, on first night of a waxing moon (6+ ft apart)7:15 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online] DDHC Tomb of Annihilation – DM Matt (Lvl. 1 Only)7:30 PM
Gen GeekETERNALS8:00 PM
Launch Digital Dentistry“Heat at the Beach” 3D Printing PartyFriday 8 pm to Saturday 3 pm

Saturday, November 6

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaVisit site for details
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) – InLab9th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Jason WojoJason Wojo’s November’s 2-Day Online Business MasterySun, Nov 7, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLightroom Class at O’Keefe’s in Clearwater — Class 7 of 89:00 AM
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)CI Network’s: 4th Quarter Volunteer Event – Honeymoon Island Clean-Up9:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM
Bec’s Beacon BookclubThe Untethered Soul – Michael A Singer10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Orlando Machine Learning and Data ScienceIntroduction to Distributed Computing with Dask10:00 AM
Geekocracy!Beach Day at Honeymoon Island10:00 AM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeChapter Meeting: Marketing Insight from Jon D’Amore – The King of Self-Promotion10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics2:30 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau5:00 PM
CS Lewis Book Club2nd Meeting5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Sunday, November 7

Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – November 7th at the Station House in St Pete10:00 AM
Tampa Japanese MeetupOrlando Japan Festival11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Orlando Urban Professional Meetup GroupOUP Social Sunday Brunch!12:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeFLGC SinC Local Author Signing Meet & Greet with Books at Park Place1:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
The Historical History Book ClubBook Discussion: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Geekocracy!Marvels the Eternals7:00 PM

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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