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 15 through Sunday, November 21, 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 15
|Coachieve||Entrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa|
|Women’s Divine Dialogue Writing||The Woman’s Book of Soul: Re-Greening Arid Places||8:33 AM|
|Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum||Job Seeker Coffee Talk||9:00 AM|
|Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking Group||In person at Fords Garage St Pete||11:00 AM|
|Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business Professionals||Lutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton||Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday||11:30 AM|
|Tampa / St Pete Business Connections||South Tampa Professional Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay||Live Online Connection Meeting- Monday||11:30 AM|
|Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net||St. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s||11:30 AM|
|Entrepreneurs Empower Empire||Office Hour||12:00 PM|
|Coaching for Everyone: Sarasota-Manatee||GSCA November 15th “Virtual” Meeting||1:00 PM|
|West Orange Comics & Video Games||Magic Mondays||5:00 PM|
|Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education||“How Money Works” with Polly Bauer||5:30 PM|
|Beginning Web Development||Weekly Learning Session||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Tabletop||Monday Feast & Game Night||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Geek Association||Lowry Parcade 🎮🕹🏆||6:00 PM|
|Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar||Weekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)||6:00 PM|
|Thoughtful Writing||Philosophy in Writing||6:00 PM|
|Orlando Adventurer’s Guild||[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)||6:00 PM|
|RedCarpetMonday Business Networking Group||RedCarpetMonday Orlando Business Networking Event hosted at Blue Martini||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!||Open Painting at Warehouse 51||6:00 PM|
|Critical Hit Games||Heavy/Euro Board Game Night||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay DevOps Meetup||TBDevOps monthly meeting: Using Kubernetes as a metadata platform||6:30 PM|
|Tampa Area Crypto And NFT IRL Hosted By Endangered Mints NFT||Tampa Area Crypto and NFTs – Share and Learn Group||6:30 PM|
|Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup||Trivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show||6:30 PM|
|South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment Group||FREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start||7:00 PM|
|Orlando Stoics||ONLINE: Breaking Chains with Epictetus||7:00 PM|
|Chess Club Orlando||CCO meetup||7:00 PM|
|Library Book Clubs – OCLS||Virtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club||7:00 PM|
|Nerdbrew Events||Anime Watch Party||7:00 PM|
|Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)||Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)||7:00 PM|
|Toastmasters District 48||Failure Isn’t the Opposite of Success…It’s a Part of It at South Tampa TM!||7:00 PM|
|Davenport Book Club||November Book Club Meeting||7:00 PM|
|Toastmasters Division E||Lakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #2262||7:00 PM|
|Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild||World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots||7:30 PM|
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar | What is UX/UI Design?||8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST|
|The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”||Prophessor J Presents Jam Night @ Steep Station (St Pete)||8:00 PM|
|Thinkful Tampa | Careers in Tech||Thinkful Webinar | What is UX/UI Design?||8:00 PM|
Tuesday, November 16
Wednesday, November 17
Thursday, November 18
Friday, November 19
Saturday, November 20
Sunday, November 21
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