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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, January 10, 2022)

Here’s the second weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for 2021! This one’s for the week of Monday, January 10 through Sunday, January 16, 2022. That’s right — the upcoming week takes us past the halfway point of January.

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. Omicron’s out there, and it’s not as “mild” as some people have described it. Be smart and responsible — get your booster, 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, January 10

Group Event Name Time
Thinkful Tampa Thinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful Tampa Thinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful Tampa Thinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers Monday Feast & Game Night 6:30 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play Critical Hit Games: Board Game Night 1:00 PM
Thoughtful Writing Philosophy in Writing 2:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education Network & Learn: Founder’s story Jules Gibson on Publishing to Petals 11:30 AM
Front End Creatives Tampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks 9:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business Professionals Lutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch 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
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton Virtual Networking Lunch Monday 11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking Group South Tampa Referrals 11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net St. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s 11:30 AM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles Club EUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS 4:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video Games Magic Mondays 5:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Open Painting at Warehouse 51 6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild [FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1) 6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar Weekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location) 6:00 PM
Critical Hit Games Heavy/Euro Board Game Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Wargaming Society Star Fleet Battles at Nerdy Needs 6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo Group A Complete Guide to Photogrpahy 6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48 North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!! 6:30 PM
North Florida Stock Investing Education Digging into the Better Investing Magazine 7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLS Virtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE) 7:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup Group In-Person Meetup 7:00 PM
Orlando Stoics ONLINE: “Ryan Holiday interviews Massimo Pigliucci: The Spock Syndrome” 7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48 Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM! 7:00 PM
Nerdbrew Events Anime Watch Party 7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative Photography FREE Lightroom Study Group 7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division G Clermont Toastmasters Weekly Meeting 7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots 7:30 PM
Tampa Cybersecurity Training Tampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment Empire Office Hour 5:30 PM
Brandon WordPress Meetup TBA: Regular WordPress Meeting 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 11

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Photographic Arts CommunityPhotographing Birds – from portraits to flight9:00 AM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers11:30 AM
Front End CreativesHow to Bounce Back from a Layoff for IT Professionals10:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFounder’s Guide to SAFE Startup Fundraising12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Essential Communication Skills for Career AdvancementHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:30 PM
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingSynapse Volunteer Informational Session 1/11/20225:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Crypto Investors and Miners ClubBitcoin versus Altcoins the debate is on6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade For Beginners – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Confidence And Public Speaking[Online] Public Speaking and Your Success As a Communicator7:30 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Kava House!7:30 PM
Communicate with Self-Confidence Meetup, Tampa, FL[Online] How to Increase Your Self-Confidence in Public Speaking7:30 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkUse LinkedIn Live to turn Connections into Clients | Jacqueline Grant8:00 PM
Florida Podcasters AssociationFlorida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!!9:00 AM
Orlando Power BI User GroupLunch and Learn: Streaming Dataflows6:00 PM

Wednesday, January 12

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro12:00 PM
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupSuncoast Coffee Chat: Suncoast Micro Enterprise Development Program7:30 PM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubMobbly Bayou Beach Park9:00 AM
WESOS Wesley ChapelWESOS Wesley Chapel: SMART Goals for 2022: An Acronym for Success11:30 AM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingIntro to HTML | Coding for Beginners6:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading GroupFirst Face-To-Face Social!6:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsVirtual Cocktails And Connections6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumIntro to HTML | Coding for Beginners6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Korean at Korea House in Longwood6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupBeyond Camera Basics6:30 PM
Tech4Good TampaVirtual Project Management Workshop6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us bi-monthly Meetup6:30 PM
Polk County BiggerPockets Members Networking GroupPolk County BiggerPockets Members Networking Meetup7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceIntroduction to Fusion 3607:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online)8:00 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 5 Part 32:00 PM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup5:30 PM
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup GroupHow to start the year with a clean PPC slate: Clearing waste in your ad account6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community6:30 PM

Thursday, January 13

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
MilitaryXTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only4:30 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.6:00 PM
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group7:30 AM
The 360 Exchange SEMINOLE!The 360 Exchange SEMINOLE!8:00 AM
Front End CreativesHow to Beat the Applicant Tracking System12:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsBecome Unstoppable: How to achieve your goals and dreams in 20221:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Do a Venture Capital Financing3:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSteel TIG Welding Safety and Basic Usage (Members Only)6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Luscious LushesTrivia at The Forge6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupPortrait Photography for Beginners6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup2022 restart! [biweekly] Server-side Development Study Group7:00 PM
ONETUG – Orlando .NET User GroupJan 13 2022: Jamie Taylor – 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing .NET On Linux7:30 AM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Downtown St Pete)6:30 PM

Friday, January 14

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Powerful Women NetworkingWINTER PARK: Join us for outrageous connection, growth and networking too!8:30 AM
Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 AM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumPanel Discussion: State of Tech Hiring in Tampa Bay10:00 AM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Anti-Networking Networking Club – Tampa Bay DigitalJanuary Meetup – Official Kickoff5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonD&D Adventurers League7:00 PM
Tampa StoicsONLINE: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor7:00 PM
Tampa Bay 30s and 40s Professional GroupFriday night Cyber bowling8:45 PM

Saturday, January 15

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tampa Drones MeetupBeginners Guide to Flying Your Drone in Florida9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Beginning Photography Class, part 2 of 4 — Shutter Speed9:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWoodworking Badge Workshop9:00 AM
Geekocracy!Yoga Flow by the Water- Veterans Memorial Marina Park9:45 AM
Gen GeekManatee viewing center10:00 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationSouth Florida Model Investment Club Meeting10:00 AM
Tampa-Orlando Software QA/DEV MeetupMock Interviews with Hiring Managers for Software QA Positions2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer 40K 1000pt Tournament2:00 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksGreenwood by Michael Christie3:00 PM
Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and RoboticsTampa Hackerspace Microcontroller Monthly Meetup (M3)3:00 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonFortnite Solo Tournament7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutKARAOKE NIGHT!9:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupJanuary Book Club6:30 PM
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup Group12 Biggest Lessons Learned in 2021 and How to Execute on them in 20226:30 PM

Sunday, , January 16

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubHoneymoon Island / Dunedin Causeway9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographySuper Hero Sunday at Sarasota Polo10:00 AM
Gen GeekSt Pete Beer, Bacon, and BBQ at Vinoy Park!1:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess! At Driftwood Kava Coffee2:00 PM
Portable Gaming TogetherMeet and Greet5:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
The Historical History Book ClubBook Discussion: My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad7:00 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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