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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 22, 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 22 through Sunday, November 28, 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!

Keep in mind that this the week of Thanksgiving. The closer an event is to Thanksgiving Day, the more you should double-check that it’s actually happening. Many fo the events in LinkedIn and EventBrite are generated “on autopilot” and might not account for holidays.

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 22

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
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
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Headquarters Coworking – KissimmeeMarketing Manager MeetUp : M311:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSouth Tampa Business 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
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate ProgramHow to Start Your Cybersecurity Journey (With No Experience)1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Learn Cybersecurity Skills – OrlandoHow to Start Your Cybersecurity Journey (With No Experience)1:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Sarasota “Doctor Who” Fan MeetupNovember Viewing Party6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GRadiant Ridge Toastmasters6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonN Pinellas – Monthly CFI TAMPA BAY Humanist Social Dinner6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubHelium Strategies Part 2 with Burak Sezen: Maximize earnings6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersMONDAY Game Night @ Brighter Days Brewing Company7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Ajahn Chah: Training the Heart and Mind” (Part 1)7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupWomen in Agile with Michaela Hutfles7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Tuesday, November 23

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 
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in November7:30 AM
The 360 Exchange – Winter Garden LocationThe 360 Exchange – Where Referrals Come Full Circle8:00 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDCoffee and Introductions9:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 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
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Central Florida Computer SocietyCentral Florida Computer Society TechSIG (Please join us!!)7:00 PM
The Orlando Python User GroupPythonic Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWinter Springs Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Young SharksOUTDOOR Young Professionals & Business Owners Networking Event7:00 PM
Agile OrlandoLean Beer (In Person)7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Freelancer Social HourLet’s grab some midweek drinks at Armature Works!8:00 PM
Power Gals Networking After Dark GroupAfter Dark Networking7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 24

This is the day before Thanksgiving — double-check that an event is happening before attending!

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
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 
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Toastmasters, Division DTrailblazers Toastmasters7:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Manasota East Exchange ClubWeekly Meeting7:30 AM
Toastmasters Division GTalk of the World Toastmasters8:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:15 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:30 AM
National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind GroupNational Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group Meeting11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Business to Business Networking GroupB2B Networking Event12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group😎 Unity Orlando | Central Florida Monthly “CatchUp” Meeting 👀💯12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupUser essentials for an efficient hybrid password management2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersLet’s Talk Business- Tampa Bay Virtual Meetings2:30 PM
North Sarasota Happy Hour NetworkingFriendsGiving Happy Hour @ Ford’s Garage4:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesday5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro5:30 PM
Wealth Building 101 Online MeetupOnline Live Real Estate Investment Introduction6:00 PM
Around The World: International Book Club – MetrowestIRAN: Reading Lolita In Tehran, A Memoir In Books – Azar Nafisi6:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesVS. System Wednesdays6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 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
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCitrusSec Meetup7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Turning Talents into Business Treasure: ProposalsMeet Your Next Clients, I’ll Make the Introductions: LinkedIn Networking Party7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceGirls Who Code Python for Grades 6-127:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Wednesday Night DnD at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Barley & Hops 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Social Entrepreneurs Business Startup NetworkSocial “Hump Day” Wednesdays7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
South Florida Startup: Idea to IPOPitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal in a COVID-19 World10:00 PM

Thursday, November 25

This is Thanksgiving Day — double-check that an event is happening before attending!

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 
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupHow to use correlation rules for effective threat detection2:00 PM
Land O Lakes Cigars and Networking GroupCigars, Networking, Referrals –6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Poetry Group6:30 PM
Nature Coast Real Estate InvestorsInvestor monthly meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Technology CenterWordPress7:00 PM
Modern MinimalismCal Newport’s book “Digital Minimalism” (Chap. 5)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks & Options – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group📌 The Lost Cartridge Jam 2021 – 📅 Nov 25th – 28th 👀7:10 PM

Friday, November 26

This is the day after Thanksgiving — double-check that an event is happening before attending!

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 
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Hodge-Podge Board Games and Japanese MahjongMonthly Game Night6:30 PM
Gen GeekUnited Skates of America6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 5 continued)7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM

Saturday, November 27

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Freelancer Social HourBrunch at Another Broken Egg Cafe (Clearwater Beach)10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Sixth Annual Thanksgiving PhotoWalk – Hillsborough River State Park10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Tampa Gaming Guild18XX Rails Game11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Critical Hit GamesSmall Business Saturday Sale12:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Leaven Brewing2:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)ALPHA GROUP – Blast From the Past – Game 725:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Gen GeekGeek Pictionary 🤓 @tea lounge6:00 PM
Geekocracy!Largo Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show6:00 PM

Sunday, November 28

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Increase Your Website Sales & Leads in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google AdWords Tutorial & Walk Through in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] How Google Works Ranking Websites in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] On Page vs Off Page SEO Strategies in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How To Optimize & Rank YouTube Videos in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Keyword Research Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Google Search Console Tutorial in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Rank #1 on Google Maps & Yelp: Local SEO in Tampa 
CoachieveEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – Tampa 
Tak-chi Ho – Certified Fulfilment CoachHow to Escape Your Unfulfilling job to Create Your Dream [Tampa] 
Low Light Photography GroupSunrise over the Skyway7:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Gen GeekChess and Drinks @Madhatters12:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps and Drafts | Commander Two-Headed Giant Tournament2:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps and Drafts | Commander Two-Headed Giant Tournament2:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubBlockchain/Crypto Coffee, food & drinks at Foxtail Winter Park7:00 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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