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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 29, 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 29 through Sunday, December 5, 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 29

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
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Using the Develop Module in Lightroom11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netTampa Bay Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
VR/AR Association – Central Florida ChapterVR/AR Association Central Florida Chapter I/ITSEC Exhibition Pass &Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 6:00 PM EST
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 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 2)7:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 84“Attracting A New Audience” Workshop7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn UX/UI Design With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Jam Night @ Steep Station (St Pete)8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 30

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
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
Bootstrappers Breakfast® – Tampa Bay AreaEast Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast®8:30 AM
Business Networking and Other EventsBreakfast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator Logo Design & Development10:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 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
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
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 👨‍🎓 XR Development Course with Unity (10% OFF) – 📅 Nov, 30th, 1 PM EST 👀1:00 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
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Turn Up Tuesday5:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Slow friending / introvertsCooking class (fee)-BOTTOMS UP! – Upside-Down Cooking6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 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 – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
The Tampa Girly Book ClubNovember’s Girly Book Club at 6:30pm6:30 PM
DevelopersTalk and Code6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
The Orlando Girly Book ClubNovember’s Girly Book Club at 7 PM7:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWinter Springs Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadVerity for November7:00 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
Power Gals Networking After Dark GroupAfter Dark Networking7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
The Essentials of Public Speaking[Online] Public Speaking and Your Success7:30 PM
Essential Communication Skills for Career AdvancementHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:30 PM
Communicate with Self-Confidence Meetup, Tampa, FL[Online] How to Increase Your Self-Confidence in Public Speaking7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupOpen Mic at covered patio JF Kicks bar8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationStock Investing Roundtable8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 1

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Success Strategies for Business OwnersIdentifying Your Prospective Customers and Targeting Them!12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP 2021 Photo Challenges, See RSVP Page for Details.5:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Bay Pines Toastmasters – Better speeches, More confidence5:15 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 5 Part 26:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Introverts Socializing and Dining @ Serbian Mediterranean Restaurant6:00 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Read Between The Wines // Sarasota, FLDecember MeetUp // Art of Seduction by Robert Greene6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
Tampa DevsTDevs: Intro to Typescript [x] How to ship a Unity game on Steam!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Sellers E-commerceSelling Books & Restricted Inventory on Amazon with Avery Martin!7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Improv CommunityImprov Development “Virtual Edition”7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM

Thursday, December 2

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 
RGANetwork.netAfter hours Networking Mixer Cafe Delanie 
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group8:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 12 0211:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Creating Confidence in WomenCreating Confidence in Women12:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsSupport Our Noire Kitchen @ The Poor Porker5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour- Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women in AgileTampa WiA 2021 Finale – Vision Board 2022 w/ Diana Weber6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay PythonIntroduction to OpenAPI and Python code-generation for web API development6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
Drupal User Group of Tampa Bay (Meeting in person again)Mike Wright Remembrance7:00 PM
Books & Brews!December – holidays on ice7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM

Friday, December 3

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 
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Presentation Skills & Self- Confidence9:25 AM
Slow friending / introvertsArt and design show10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: December Meetup12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupStargazing on the Beach at Night, under a dark moon (6+ ft apart)7:00 PM

Saturday, December 4

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonDecember – Center for Inquiry’s SHARE Book Club12:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Trivia and card games @ HOB Brewing Dunedin1:00 PM
Orlando Writer’s Critique GroupOrlando Writers Critique Group1:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
The Maker Team – Plant CityStarting up again1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau (Part 3)4:00 PM
Gen GeekGeeks go Stargazing5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Sunday, December 5

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] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google 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 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Dec. 5th at the Station House in St Pete10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Dialogue and Human Experience.When coexistence is an issue, what do you do?2:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Study and Present Group16:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Using Trading Systems – (ONLINE)6:00 PM
Volusia Young Professionals Group (covers East and West)February West Volusia Networking Social6:00 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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