Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 8, 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 8 through Sunday, November 14, 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 8

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Tampa Bay TimesTampa Bay Job & Career Fair10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Entrepreneurs with ADHDMonday Kick Off (avail. Online)11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netTampa Bay Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay WaVECyberTech|X Accelerator “Ask Me Anything” Session1:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Airbnb Hosts of TampaAirbnb Host Meetup5:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GRadiant Ridge Toastmasters6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Professional South Tampa LadiesLadies Night at Shooter’s World6:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsLBP Nov Virtual Meeting6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!MTG: Commander Open Play (At Critical Hit Games)6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Cool, Confident & Politically Imperfect Toastmasters6:45 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: The 71 Golden Verses of Pythagoras7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Southeast Book Club7:00 PM
Brandon WordPress MeetupTBA: Regular WordPress Meeting7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake and Take Kiln Fired Pinch and Coil Pots (Week 4 of 4)7:00 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 EST
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 9

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
IrisReading.comTime Management: How To Avoid Wasting Time- Tampa 
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum12 Things You May Be Doing Wrong in Your Job Search10:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Suncoast Business NetworkBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
PDM-SWUG, SolidWorks User GroupJoy Shares her Reporting Tips for Admins12:00 PM
Black Collective SocietyRUSH! Virtual Networking Meet and Greet2:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFunding 101 for Tech Entrepreneurs3:00 PM
St Pete Innovation DistrictSt Pete Innovation District – State of Science 2021 (In Person)5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
UX for Change | Tampa BayDesigning user journeys for better mental health and wellbeing6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Photographic Arts CommunityScaling her portrait business, and opening a second location6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Florida Podcasters AssociationFlorida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!!6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM
Think Like a Coder!Create your own visual novel, “Choose your own adventure”, or dating sim games!7:00 PM
DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX MeetupUX tips and heuristics for better usability7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationTechnical Tools for the Fundamental Investor10:00 PM

Wednesday, November 10

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
United Inventors AssociationUnited Inventors Association – Roadmap to Success 
Sarasota Climate Change MeetupUF/IFAS Extension – Sustainable Communities Workshop9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators11:00 AM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersHow to develop your Unique Selling Proposition12:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationStockpickers, Groundhogs and Long-Term Investing2:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecSwanCitySec Meetup5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
St. Petersburg CollegeA Night with Science6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Full Stack MeetupFull Stack Meetup6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubNFT Strategies for Investors6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (St Pete)6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupBeyond Camera Basics6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Orlando IoTUDP Day7:00 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM
Downtown St Petersburg Euchre TournamentCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceIntroduction to Fusion 3607:00 PM
Orlando Elixir Users GroupBeginners thinking on Gleam7:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Hiring & Team Building 101 with Adam Spector, 3x founder, 40x Angel Investor8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals8:00 PM

Thursday, November 11

ConexonCo-ops Connect: A Conexon Fiber Broadband WorkshopFri, Nov 12, 2021, 11:00 AM EST
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 45: Veterans Day11:00 AM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupEverything you need to know about Windows logon auditing11:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 11 1111:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
North Florida Stock Investing EducationSession 3: Finding and Profiting from Small Companies2:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupLightroom Classic Basics5:00 PM
Lean Startup OrlandoTale of two experts: Patents/IP law + Product Led growth5:30 PM
Florida’s Awkward and Brown CoterieHappy Hour & Ramen5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at the Collective6:00 PM
Pinellas Tech NetworkIn the Mix: Scaling Your Microservices Architecture with the Right Tools6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsVirtual Cocktails And Connections6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Korean at Korea House in Longwood6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Englewood Toastmasters NEW Time Online7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupSocial event – let’s have some drinks & eats together!7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Cryptocurrency Investment Research GroupCryptocurrency Investing Networking Social7:00 PM
Wise Women CouncilBook discussion: “Uniting HEARTS, Helping HANDS, Igniting HOPE.7:00 PM
YouTuber Meetup – Orlando2nd Thursday Coffee with YouTubers7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDWebinar: The basics of a social media strategy7:00 PM
ONETUG – Orlando .NET User GroupNov 11th 2021: Facundo Gauna – The power of GitOps to deploy frequently7:00 PM

Friday, November 12

Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterLocal Stories Live! Boots to Business – Recognizing Vet-preneurs – HYBRID9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
iPD AgencyIncrease Marketplace10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: macOS ‘Hands On’10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Remote Workers Coffee ClubCoffee Hour at Foxtail SoDo12:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLeadingAgile Lean Coffee: What Do You Do When Agile Isn’t Enough?12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupSouth Orlando Friday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Virtual HH Discussion: InnerBeauty: (stay tuned)6:30 PM
Simplicity BrandonMTG: Crimson Vow Prerelease Fri 6:30pm6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 4 continued)7:00 PM
MARS ASTRONOMY CLUBMARS November 2021 Meeting7:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: Epictetus Discourses (Part 4)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Orlando Video & Post Production MeetupVirtual Event: TV Trivia Night7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Gen GeekSaved By The Ball (90s Party)8:00 PM
Read Between The Wines // Sarasota, FLNovember Meetup // Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty8:00 PM

Saturday, November 13

Camera Wielding Nature lovers and World adventurersFisheating Creek Photography Meetup7:00 AM
West Coast Photo GroupWest Coast Veterans Benefit Show8:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLightroom Class at O’Keefe’s in Clearwater — Class 8 of 89:00 AM
Winter Park Feminist Book Club Meetup GroupThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood9:15 AM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationZooTampa at Lowry Park9:30 AM
Freelancer Social HourTukro Coffee + Walk Around Dunedin10:00 AM
St. Pete Short Video Projects Meetup GroupBe an active member. Meet like-minded people.10:00 AM
Gen GeekEpcot Food and Wine Festival10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsNetworking Brunch – Proceeds Benefit Veterans!10:30 AM
Geekocracy!Saturday Stroll at Philippe Park10:30 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildAnnual Members Meeting11:00 AM
Women in LinuxLIVE | Tech, Stocks & Jobs11:30 AM
Google Developer GroupsSouthern DevFest 202112:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Safety (Members Only)12:00 PM
ITADAKIMASU Tampa Japanese Food MeetupOden – SATURDAY12:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationPortfolio Management – Centering your Stock12:00 PM
GDG SunCoastSouthern DevFest 202112:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNNO Book Club: Hollow Kingdom1:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: STOICON-X ORLANDO 2021 (Annual Event)1:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonMTG: Crimson Vow Prerelease Saturday 1pm1:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupVisit the Seaside Bird Sanctuary by the beach (date to be finalized)1:15 PM
The New Normal Book Club – OrlandoBORNE by Jeff Vandermeer2:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)2:00 PM
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”3500 Years Of Philosophy – Have We Learned Anything?3:00 PM
Bitcoin OrlandoMonthly Bitcoin: Q and A4:30 PM
Women In Their 40s ish UniteGame Night in Palmer Ranch5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeCommunity Event: The Dinner Detective: Interactive Murder Mystery6:00 PM

Sunday, November 14

Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Yoga and Group Meditation9:00 AM
Geekocracy!Return of the Geeks to the zoo9:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
ITADAKIMASU Tampa Japanese Food MeetupOden – SUNDAY12:00 PM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk SRQ12:00 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupGame Night at The Juniper General Store3:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps and Drafts | Innistrad: Crimson Vow Pre-Release4:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

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