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 6 through Sunday, December 12, 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 6
|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|
|Orlando Unity Developers Group||Unity Fundamentals Class Series – Class 1 – Unity Editor Interface||10:00 AM|
|MilitaryX||Tampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair||11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST|
|Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup Group||Option Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)||11:00 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|
|Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton||Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday||11:30 AM|
|Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business Professionals||Lutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking Group||South Tampa Referrals||11:30 AM|
|Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net||South Tampa Business Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net||Virtual Networking Lunch||11:30 AM|
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics||12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST|
|Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading Group||Vantage Point – Weekly Market Recap & Outlook of Future Market Conditions||2:00 PM|
|West Orange Comics & Video Games||Magic Mondays||5:00 PM|
|Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education||Holiday Event!||5:30 PM|
|The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play||Critical Hit Games: Board Game Night||5:30 PM|
|Beginning Web Development||Weekly Learning Session||6:00 PM|
|Critical Hit Games||MTG: Commander Open Play||6:00 PM|
|Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar||Weekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)||6:00 PM|
|We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing Group||Virtual Writing Get Downs||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Tabletoppers||Monday Feast & Game Night||6:00 PM|
|Orlando Adventurer’s Guild||[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)||6:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!||MTG: Commander Open Play (At Critical Hit Games)||6:00 PM|
|Thoughtful Writing||Philosophy in Writing||6:00 PM|
|Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St Pete||Commander Night||6:00 PM|
|Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup||Trivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show||6:30 PM|
|Toastmasters District 48||North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!||6:30 PM|
|Tampa# – C# and .NET||Group Code Challenge [Virtual]||7:00 PM|
|Nerdbrew Events||Anime Watch Party||7:00 PM|
|South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment Group||FREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start||7:00 PM|
|Toastmasters Division E||Lakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #2262||7:00 PM|
|Nerd Night Out||NB Online Anime Watch Party||7:00 PM|
|Orlando Stoics||ONLINE: “Ajahn Chah: Training the Heart and Mind” (Part 3)||7:00 PM|
|Tampa Flutter Meetup Group||In-Person Meetup||7:00 PM|
|Orlando Investors & Trader Stocktwits Meetup Group||INVESTORS & TRADERS Drinks Night! – Food, Drinks, and Swag! Hosted by Stocktwits||7:00 PM|
|Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild||World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots||7:30 PM|
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar | Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research||8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST|
Tuesday, December 7
Wednesday, December 8
Thursday, December 9
Friday, December 10
Saturday, December 11
Sunday, December 12
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