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, December 13 through Sunday, December 19, 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, December 13
|Coachieve||Entrepreneur 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 Forum||Job Seeker Coffee Talk||9:00 AM|
|Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton||Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday||11:30 AM|
|Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net||Virtual Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking Group||South Tampa Referrals||11:30 AM|
|Tampa / St Pete Business Connections||South Tampa Professional Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business Professionals||Lutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Orlando Video & Post Production Meetup||Virtual Event: Video – Wireless Microphone Techniques||11:30 AM|
|Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay||Live Online Connection Meeting- Monday||11:30 AM|
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website||12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST|
|Entrepreneurs Empower Empire||Office Hour||12:00 PM|
|Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading Group||Vantage Point – Weekly Market Recap & Outlook of Future Market Conditions||2:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason||In Person – Tampa Bay Technology Center Holiday Potluck||4:30 PM|
|West Orange Comics & Video Games||Magic Mondays||5:00 PM|
|AWS User Groups of Florida – Tampa||AWS Control Tower||5:00 PM|
|The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play||Critical Hit Games: Board Game Night||5:30 PM|
|Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar||Weekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)||6:00 PM|
|Critical Hit Games||MTG: Commander Open Play||6:00 PM|
|Lakeland Black Professionals||LBP Dec Virtual Meeting||6:00 PM|
|Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St Pete||Commander Night||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Tabletoppers||Monday Feast & Game Night||6:00 PM|
|Beginning Web Development||Weekly Learning Session||6:00 PM|
|St. Petersburg Crypto Investors and Miners Club||NFT Strategies for Investors||6:00 PM|
|Thoughtful Writing||Philosophy in Writing||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!||MTG: Commander Open Play (At Critical Hit Games)||6:00 PM|
|Toastmasters District 48||North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!||6:30 PM|
|Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup||Trivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show||6:30 PM|
|Nerdbrew Events||Anime Watch Party||7:00 PM|
|Brandon WordPress Meetup||TBA: Regular WordPress Meeting||7:00 PM|
|South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment Group||FREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start||7:00 PM|
|Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)||Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)||7:00 PM|
|Forex Automation and Trading||Come Trade the Forex :: Crypto :: Stocks :: Investments||7:00 PM|
|Orlando Stoics||Stoics v. Skeptics: What is Knowledge?||7:00 PM|
|Tampa Flutter Meetup Group||In-Person Meetup||7:00 PM|
|Toastmasters District 48||South Tampa invites you to our Holiday Party 7p.m. at 717 South Howard Ave!||7:00 PM|
|Tampa Hackerspace||Learn to Solder Holiday Edition — Make a Christmas Tree or Menorah||7:00 PM|
|Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild||World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots||7:30 PM|
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes||8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST|
|Thinkful Tampa | Careers in Tech||Thinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes||8:00 PM|
Tuesday, December 14
Wednesday, December 15
Thursday, December 16
Friday, December 17
Saturday, December 18
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Sunday, December 19
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