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Programming Security What I’m Up To

Learn how to add Auth0 authentication to Android and iOS apps built with React Native!

Do you write apps in React Native? Do you want to add authentication — that is, login and logout — to those apps? If so, these articles are for you!

If you’re writing an Android app in React Native and you need users to log in and log out, don’t roll your own authentication! Use Auth0 instead. You’ll get full-featured authentication and have more time to concentrate on your app’s full functionality.

The article Get Started with Auth0 Authentication in React Native Android Apps gives you a tutorial where you make an Android app that lets users log in with an app-specific username/password combination or a Google account.

There’s also an iOS-specific version of this article: Get Started with Auth0 Authentication in React Native iOS Apps. Just like the Android version, this article walks you through the process of making an iOS app that lets users log in with an app-specific username/password combination or a Google account.

Both articles appear in the Auth0 Developer Blog and were written by guest author Wern Ancheta, with technical editing and additional content by Yours Truly!

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, May 30, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, May 30 through Sunday, June 5, 2022.

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.

StartupBus 2022 will depart from Tampa Bay!

If you’re looking for an adventure, a chance to test your startup skills, and an experience that will make your résumé stand out, join me on StartupBus Florida, which departs Tampa Bay on July 27, when it sets course for Austin, Texas!

On this three-day journey, “buspreneurs” will form teams, create a business idea, build a software demo for that idea, and develop pitches for that idea. When they arrive in Austin, they’ll spend two days pitching their startups to a panel of judges.

I was a “buspreneur” on StartupBus Florida in 2019, the last time the event took place, and our team made it to the finals and got the runner-up position. This time, I’m a “conductor” — one of the coaches on the bus — and our team is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Want to find out more?

This week’s events

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events to this article as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check back here throughout the week!

Monday, May 30

Keep in mind that it’s Memorial Day and some people post events on “autopilot,” forgetting that they may fall on a holiday. Check with event organizers before going to any of the listed events below — they might not be happening!

GroupEvent NameTime
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs Empower EmpireEntrepreneurs Empower Empire-Official Meeting11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Geekocracy!Memorial Day Potluck at Carollwood Villages Park12:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Casual Pokemon League at Nerdy Needs6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Motorworks Brewing Smartphone Trivia Game Show7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Taoism: State of Flow, Stillness, Focus” (Part 2)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
PWOs Unite!Tampa PWOs Meetup7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BayIf you’re only going to give one talk this month, make it this one9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, May 31

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpClearwater/Largo Professionals Networking Breakfast All Welcome7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Breakfast Mastermind Village Inn7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Front End CreativesTransferring your Personal Brand to your New Career10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn Person Networking at the Great Catch ~~ Oldsmar All Welcome to connect!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupImplementing the MITRE ATT&CK matrix using SIEM2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM to 5:15 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
AGM Marketing WorkshopsE-Commerce Beginner to Amazon Pro6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[IN PERSON] DDAL05-05 A Dish Best Served Cold (Tier 2, FR, historic)6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay PythonPresentation: How I learned to love Python’s type hinting6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Get Rid of Negative Thinking and Negative Emotions7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Dunedin Toastmasters Club #21667:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkUse Barter to Cut Costs & Increase Sales | Amber Noakes7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
3D Printing Orlando3D Printing Show & Tell7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
IIBA Tampa BayBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study Group7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
PWOs Unite!Tampa PWOs Meetup7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Google Developer Group Central FloridaGoogle I/O Extended Orlando(in person)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM to 9:15 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Wednesday, June 1

GroupEvent NameTime
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netDowntown St Pete Professionals Networking Breakfast7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay WaVEOpen/FREE Coworking for Latino Tech Entrepreneurs8:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyCoffee & Photography at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant in Clearwater9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupMicro Enterprise Development Program Orientation9:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayOnline Mastermind 1st. Wednesday11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
North Sarasota Happy Hour NetworkingBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Central FloridaAutomating ML Pipelines with Production-First Data12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMarket SrPart 4of4–20 Tips to Increase Website Traffic, Leads, and Sales in 202212:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Tampa BayAutomating ML Pipelines with Production-First Data1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BaySpeaking Jitters or Limiting Beliefs?3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkBust Your Limiting Beliefs in 60 Minutes or Less3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Explorations in PhilosophyIntroduction to philosophy Ch.5: Some Themes5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeBusiness Networking Evening Dinner at Brick City Eatery6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Remote Collective SARASOTA | Social Club for Remote WorkersEvie’s Tavern & Grill on Bee Ridge6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsWednesday Evening Business Networking Dinner6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Agile Mindset Book Club (Tampa, FL)Eat Sleep Work Repeat6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupEvening Networking Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All Welcome6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoOrlando Florida Writer’s Association6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce MeetupFrom Getting Hit by a Bus to Amazon Success Story with Danan Coleman7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Computer Coach Training CenterHang Out with WITI Tampa Bay5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Orlando Crypto, Blockchain, NFTs Learning GroupOrlando Crypto Meetup7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
PWOs Unite!Tampa PWOs Meetup7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Open Yourself Up and Connect with People7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Gen GeekWeekly Team Triva!7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Bunker Labs TampaTampa Veterans In Residence Showcase6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101Online Startup Idea Fest: Build and Share Ideas with Potential Customers8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Thursday, June 2

GroupEvent NameTime
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Thursday’s7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Thursday Morning All WElCOME7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Networking Weekly Meeting for Local ProfessionalsBusiness Networking for Local Professionals8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Grill Smith Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Parrish Luncheon11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingLunch & Learn – How to Bounce Back from a Layoff for IT Professionals12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
St Pete NetworkingElevator Pitch Workshop + Open Networking12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Treasure Coast Deal Finder REI (Real Estate IQ)The art of closing a Deal12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
St Pete NetworkingElevator Pitch Workshop + Open Networking12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaIBM Data Science Community: Learn about Elyra Visual NLP Editor12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsAfter hours Networking & Tasting, Food By 3’C’s Catering5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottTop 10 Local Link Building Strategies6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBusiness Happy Hour ~ Cafe Delanie 1st Thursday Every Month 6pm to 8pm6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersAfter hours mixer 1st Thursday at 3C’s Catering All Welcome6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteNerdy Needs (Casual Thursday Commander Night)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesStar Wars Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netBusiness Networking Mixer 1st Thursday ~ JOIN us!6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Fotable Film ClubGoodfellas (1990)6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Ybor Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48GREY MATTERS: The Forum For Open Minds6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Orlando DevOpsOrlando DevOps Social at Ivanhoe Park Brewing7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Books & Brews!June – Kindred7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Drupal User GroupLive Forum / Q&A7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
3D Printing OrlandoCura Slicer Settings – Fundamentals7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCoding Challenges with Vanessa8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
ScaleHR EventsSocialHRCamp Tampa 20224:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, June 3

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM to 8:45 AM EDT
Laid Back Leads GroupLaid Back Leads Group8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Friday Morning Photowalk at the Florida Botanical Gardens9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM to 10:55 AM EDT
West Orlando WordPress MeetupWordPress Collaboration Meetup ONLINE ONLY10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Apple Apps are great! Where are my files??10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupFriday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: June Meetup12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Positively Speaking Toastmasters6:15 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Book HavenThe Future Library by Peng Shepherd7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies investing Crypto Web3 Meetup GroupLadies investing in crypto Bitcoin web37:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: Epictetus Discourses (Part 11)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Advanced Strategies (ONLINE & OFFICE)7:00 PM to 7:15 PM EDT
MakerFX MakerspaceSoft Arts Guild Hang Out7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Dunedin Professional MeetupBusiness Promotion & Networking7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesCommander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Prerelease7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Open Screen Night @ Java Kava Cafe!!8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Saturday, June 4

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Photography Class: How to Take Sharp Photos9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Pinellas WritersMonthly In Person Group Meeting – All Writers Welcome!9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekBubble Run9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeIN-PERSON & ONLINE Event: I’ve Revised My Manuscript. Now What?10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Lithia Chess Meetup Group(Chess in the Park) Chess at Park Square Plaza12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Orlando Escape Room MeetupBrunch and Escape Room in a Box12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Fiction MastersFiction writers, come check out our critique group!1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Casual Scrabble PlayAnyone up for Scrabble?2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
PWOs Unite!Tampa PWOs Meetup7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Sunday, June 5

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographySunday Morning Photowalk to Sawgrass Lake Park8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Suncoast Social PhilosophySKEPTICS SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ROSEMARY & THYME (June 5,2022)10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekBrunch @Ohana cafe10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk Board Game Bistro12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersBoard Games at Dented Keg (New Port Richey)2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West PascoWeekend Game Day2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Volusia Young Professionals Group (covers East and West)February West Volusia Networking Social6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)ONLINE: Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures7:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesCommander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Prerelease7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

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Entrepreneur Florida How To Podcasts What I’m Up To

Everything you need to know to win StartupBus is in this podcast, part 1

I’ll repeat what this post’s title is telling you: Everything you need to know in order to win StartupBus North America 2022 is contained within a podcast. More specifically, the “Startup Bus” series of episodes from Gimlet Media’s Startup podcast, which covered the New York bus’ journey during StartupBus 2017.

This five-part series covered the journey from its start in New York City to the finals in New Orleans. It features reporter Eric Mennel, who “embedded” with the StartupBus New York bus in July 2017 to follow the participants, talk to them, and report on what happened. It gives you a look not just into the teams and their projects, but the people in those teams, what drives them, and the very personal reasons why they chose to go on the bus.

I participated as a “buspreneur” (their word for contestant) in StartupBus 2019 — the tenth StartupBus North America event — and our team took the Florida Bus to the finals, where our project got the runner-up position. As a way of preparing for my ride, I listened to these episodes three times, which gave me plenty of opportunity to distill a lot of knowledge from them.

I’m quite certain that this knowledge played a role in our team’s success, and I think it can play a role in yours — but only if you ride the bus!

Episode 1: Boarding and brainstorming

You can listen to episode 1 on its page or use the player below:

Here are my notes from the episode:

  • Rule number one of StartupBus is that there is no “number two” on the bus. Bus toilets aren’t as well-sealed as airplane toilets, and if you poop on the bus, it will be bad for everyone concerned — especially you, because we’ll all be giving you the stink-eye from now on.
  • You’re going to make your first pitch very soon after the bus departs. At the start of the ride, every buspreneur stands in front of the bus and makes a first pitch. This pitch will be for two things:
    • Yourself: You’ll be selling yourself to prospective teams. You’re going to need to convince people why you should be on their team or why they should be on yours. It works best if you can have your unique value proposition ready in advance.
    • Your startup idea: If you have a startup idea — that is, if you have a problem and a solution — you should be ready to pitch it. You want your fellow buspreneurs to want to work on your startup idea!
  • Be ready for chaos after the first pitches. After the pitches, people will start looking for and forming teams. Be ready to move about the bus to talk to different groups.
  • Build a balanced team. You’re going to need a variety of skills to get the job done in three days.
  • Day one of StartupBus is about coming up with and validating your idea. Your idea will be tested, and you may need to modify it slightly — or make a big pivot. Be prepared to do either.
  • There’s a difference between a technology and a solution. One of the teams that initially looks like a collection of all-stars ends up without a product idea because they were focused more on blockchain than a solving a problem with blockchain. As the saying goes: “People don’t really buy drills, they buy holes.”
  • If the technology you plan to use isn’t something laypeople are familiar with, you may need to spend some time explaining it. The blockchain team ended up spending a lot of the time allotted to their pitch explaining what a blockchain was, and why it might be essential to the problem they hadn’t quite settled on solving. Remember, this was 2017, well before the time when crypto exchanges were easy to find online and celebrities were shilling for cryptocurrency companies; in fact, it would be a little bit before “BitConneeeeeeeeeeect!”. Keep this is mind if your startup is going to be NFT-based — you’re going to spend a good chunk of your pitch explain them to the judges, which will take away from the time to pitch what your project actually does.
  • The conductors are there to help you. Not only that; all the conductors have been on StartupBus before, so we’ve gone what you’re going through now, we learned from our experiences, and we’ve internalized those lessons. Our job is to actively help you make your startup, project, and pitch be the best they can be.
  • The conductors are there to challenge you. The ride to Austin will not be direct. There will be stops, where you will face challenges. A mere 4 hours after the New York 2017 bus departed, the teams had to make their first pitch in front of a panel of judges in Washington, D.C..
  • Try to avoid talking over other team members. Day one is about initial ideas and refinement, and there’s a lot of talking and brainstorming. Your team should try to make sure that team members don’t talk over other team members.
  • Find out why your fellow buspreneurs are there. There are all sorts of reasons why someone would go on StartupBus, but there are a few particular categories of “why” that you’ll definitely see:
    • Seekers: There are always a number of buspreneurs who are participating because they’re looking for something: options for a new career path, new perspectives, new experiences, a chance to see parts of the country they otherwise wouldn’t see, and meaning. They can be great “idea” people, as they’re on the bus with the specific goal of trying new things.
    • Shakers: There are also always buspreneurs who want to “shake up” their current situation. Perhaps they’re in a job or life situation they don’t like, feel they’ve fallen into a rut, or want some experience that will set them apart from other job candidates (this is one of the reasons I went in 2019). These are great “doers,” because their reason to be on the bus is to do new things.
    • Hackathon junkies: Just as there are people who regularly compete in marathons and triathlons, there are people who regularly compete in hackathons (and remember, that’s what StartupBus is). Having one on your team is a real help — they have experience delivering a proof of concept in short order.

Watch this blog for the next episode, and my notes from that episode!

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, May 23, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, May 23 through Sunday, May 29, 2022

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.

StartupBus 2022 will depart from Tampa Bay!

If you’re looking for an adventure, a chance to test your startup skills, and an experience that will make your résumé stand out, join me on StartupBus Florida, which departs Tampa Bay on July 27, when it sets course for Austin, Texas!

On this three-day journey, “buspreneurs” will form teams, create a business idea, build a software demo for that idea, and develop pitches for that idea. When they arrive in Austin, they’ll spend two days pitching their startups to a panel of judges.

I was a “buspreneur” on StartupBus Florida in 2019, the last time the event took place, and our team made it to the finals and got the runner-up position. This time, I’m a “conductor” — one of the coaches on the bus — and our team is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Want to find out more?

This week’s events

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events to this article as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check back here throughout the week!

This week’s events

Monday, May 23

GroupEvent NameTime
Front End CreativesTampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Black Sheep D&D NightsLevel 5 Dungeon Crawl!6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Cocktails and Convo: Book club for RomCom LoversWriting club6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
BerLagmark – Sarasota AmtgardMonday Night Fighter Practice!6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division GTriple Crown Toastmasters Club 4147 (Virtual)6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceIntro to the Babylock Embroidery Machine (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Taoism: State of Flow, Stillness, Focus” (Part 1)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Learning to speak our stories from the heart and soul at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingHow To Create A Crazy, Easy Passive Income With LinkedIn8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
CoachieveEscape Corporate: From Employee to Entrepreneur – TampaMon, May 30, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT
Crypto Entrepreneurs of Lake County (Florida)Digital Entrepreneurs: Taking Profits from Up, Down & Sideways Markets5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, May 24

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Breakfast Mastermind Village Inn7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpClearwater/Largo Professionals Networking Breakfast All Welcome7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Orlando DevOpsDevOps Lean Coffee – For the First Time in Forever8:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupBuilding Your Business Bankability9:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce MeetupAmazon Sellers Morning Coffee9:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumHow to Bounce Back from a Layoff in Tampa Bay10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Innovation CenterThe Future of NFTs webinar11:00 AM tp 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Find Product Market Fit Quickly11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Business NetworkBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Hyperledger TampaHyperledger URSA code review: Ready for Production?12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingLearn What It Takes To Think Like A Successful Entrepreneur3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Get Pre-Seed and Seed Funding without Giving Up Equity or Control3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM to 5:15 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupAdvanced Coding Challenge – Trees and Graphs6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkAre you ready to have fun and help make teen suicide a thing of the past?6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyThe James Museum of Western Art – Ansel Adams & Clyde Butcher Exhibits6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
AGM Marketing WorkshopsMillionaire Ads That Work6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
GRID TampaLaunch! How To Rehab for Big Profits: 3 Steps to Executing a Successful Project6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Lakeland Area Social GroupTexas Hold ‘Em Poker ♥️ ♣️ ♦️ ♠️6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkAttract More Clients by Simplifying Your Marketing | Mary Cravets7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Computer SocietyCentral Florida Computer Society TechSIG (Please join us!!)7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Low Light Photography GroupLow Light Photo Group7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
IIBA Tampa BayBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study Group7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleThe Guide to Beginning a New Relationship for Introverts7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Orlando Python User GroupPyScript: Python in Your Browser7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM to 9:15 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, May 25

GroupEvent NameTime
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupThe Importance of a Business Banking Relationship11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
North Sarasota Happy Hour NetworkingBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Web Development Meetup GroupLunch Hour Meetup12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Orlando Machine Learning and Data ScienceOMDLS Lunch n’Learn – May 202212:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMarketing Series – Part 3 of 4 – Email Marketing Secrets12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tech4Good TampaWebinar: Overview of CiviCRM, a CRM software/tool12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup GroupPower of PixelMe12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay AgileHeart of Agile MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingThe basics of Data Analytics 📈12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Tampa BayData Reliability Engineering Conference 2022Wednesday 1:00 PM to Thursday 5:40 PM EDT
Big Data and Analytics TampaWhy Security Teams Fail to Implement Effective Security Controls Across the SDLC1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingFind Out About Print on Demand- A Masterclass3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkBust Your Limiting Beliefs in 60 Minutes or Less3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BaySpeaking Jitters or Limiting Beliefs?3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
OrCamOrCam MyEye and OrCam Read Demonstration, Tampa10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingOnline Workshop: Learn the Basics of Machine Learning in 1hr!5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs Empower EmpireEntrepreneurs Empower Empire Live Happy Hour5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM to 11:45 PM EDT
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupEvening Networking Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All Welcome6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Photoshop – HDR Photography6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay AWS User GroupAWS Security: Use Cases, Real Experiences, and Challenges6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeBusiness Networking Evening Dinner at Brick City Eatery6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpLutz /Land O Lakes /Odessa /Trinity Evening Networking Dinner All Welcome6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us bi-monthly Meetup6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The Weirder Things Book ClubNocturnal by Scott Sigler finish6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Geekocracy!Book Club – Dial A for Aunties7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Assistant Organizers ONLY Meeting7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Monthly Membership Meeting – VIRTUAL7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsOrlando Word Lab7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida CitySecCitrusSec Meetup7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Communicate Effectively7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Women, Words and WineMay Book Club Meeting :: The Couple at Table Six7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Gen GeekWeekly Team Triva!7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay InnovatorsLocal Innovator Presentations5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups TampaWed, Dec 14, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Thursday, May 26

GroupEvent NameTime
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Thursday Morning All WElCOME7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Thursday’s7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsBusiness Over Breakfast ~ Happy Hangar IN PERSON JOIN US!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Networking Weekly Meeting for Local ProfessionalsBusiness Networking for Local Professionals8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
TampaBayNetworkersSuncoast Networkers8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Women Who Code TampaCONNECT Recharge 2022 – Part 212:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay IRA Investing GroupWebinar – How to Find the Right Cryptocurrency Investment for You12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingLunch & Learn – How to Write a Technical Resume12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
StartUp XchangeStartup Strategy Office Hours2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOVenture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in Health Tech3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Tampa Bay DevOpsPlay Ball with Chef at Tropicana Field Event5:40 PM to 7:40 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesStar Wars Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingThe Basics of Web Development6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Summerfield Board/Card Game NightSummerfield Tabletop/Board/Card Games6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group Pinellas CountyJoin us April 25/May 2 Issue6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Happy Hour Kickback with Black Orlando Tech6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters Weekly Meeting6:15 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Bradenton Photo GroupLight Basics – Working with Flash6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Data and AI Central Florida User GroupAzure Synapse Serverless Pools: POLARIS Deep Dive6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Ybor Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Poetry Group6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Thursday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Deal Finder REI (Real Estate IQ)S.A.S – The 3 Effective Investing Strategies for Maximizing Profits7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Guild7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Technology CenterWordPress7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay BitcoinBitcoin 1017:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Cocktails and Convo: Book club for RomCom LoversBook talk: The No Show by Beth O’Leary7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
WordPress Clearwater FLWordPress Monthly Meetup7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Treasure Coast Deal Finder REI (Real Estate IQ)S.A.S – The 3 Effective Investing Strategies for Maximizing Profits7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonCalling Bullshit: Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, Skeptical Inquirer Presents7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BayIf you’re only going to give one talk this month, make it this one9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Business ClubSunset ROOFTOP Networking Social @The Current hote6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, May 27

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM to 8:45 AM EDT
Tampa Bay AgileLean Coffee for All Things Agile (Westshore)7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
Agile OrlandoAgile in the Morning7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
Laid Back Leads GroupLaid Back Leads Group8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM to 10:55 AM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingPanel Discussion: The Do’s & Don’ts of Technical Interviewing10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Your Key to Technology and the Apple Ecosystem10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Professionals (IT, Sales, HR & more)Leading Across Generations11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn PERSON Networking Lunch Sabal Park/Brandon Reserve your seat11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupFriday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Powerful Women NetworkingS Orlando/Dr Phillips: Join us for fun connection growth & networking too!11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
3D Printing Orlando3D Printing Hang Out6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
MakerFX Makerspace3D Printing Guild Hangout6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Positively Speaking Toastmasters6:15 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Streets of New Capenna Draft7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Gen GeekBLACK LIGHT SILENT DISCO8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BayIf you’re only going to give one talk this month, make it this one9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Front End CreativesPanel Discussion: The Do’s & Don’ts of Technical Interviewing10:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Saturday, May 28

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Camera Sensor Cleaning for FCCP Supporters — Join FCCP Now and Save $$$9:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Sarasota Future-Forward ConviviumSarasota Future-Forward Convivium #310:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildSaturday Gaming11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonMay- N. Pinellas Book Club12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Golf Group – Starfinder12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Women’s Prosperity Network | Fort Lauderdale ChapterOnline | VIRTUAL Mastermind Experience: Connecting, Creating & Collaborating12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Gen GeekThe Florida Holocaust Museum12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Cocktails and Convo: Book club for RomCom LoversWriting club12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
The Maker Team – Plant CityRegular Monthly Meetup1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Advanced Articulators Toastmasters1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Fiction MastersFiction writers, come check out our critique group!1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printer Orientation: Prusa mk3s Printer (THS Members only)3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Social Contract (Human Freedom v. Authority)6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
PWOs Unite!Tampa PWOs Meetup7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Riverview Cryptocurrency Meetup GroupWings and Crypto7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Gen GeekKaraoke @ LaLa St Pete (Private Room!)8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkThe Talk That Saves Lives – Free Training9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BayIf you’re only going to give one talk this month, make it this one9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Sunday, May 29

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP PhotoWalk at Wall Springs Park, Palm Harbor, FL8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Starbucks in DTSP10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekFort Desoto Dog Beach11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk Board Game Bistro12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Dialogue and Human Experience.“What Happens After You Die?”2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadPre-Memorial Day Party2:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West PascoWeekend Game Day2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersBoard Games at Dented Keg (New Port Richey)2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Geekocracy!Game Night at Southern Brewing3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
The Historical History Book ClubBook Discussion: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Terrific Indian Cuisine at Bombay Street Kitchen on OBT in South Orlando5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildMay New Player Nights – Various DMs (Tier 1: Level 1-4)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsNerdBrew Karaoke | Emo Night7:00 PM to 11:55 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

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Programming What I’m Up To

Ghosted after submitting a job interview programming assignment (5 years ago today)

Five years ago today, I submitted the first of two programming assignments as part of a job interview with a company that makes applications for the trucking industry.

May 2017

Ben Affleck in the "job interview" scene from "Good Will Hunting".

My interview at the company’s head office is going well. I’m giving them my Q&A A-game, the back-and-forth is flowing smoothly, and my knowledge of the trucking industry and lore — a combination of having done some research as well as repeated listenings to the Mark Dalton, Trucker/Detective audiobook series — seems to be paying off.

Ninety minutes into the one-hour interview, the CTO puts the brakes on the conversation and proposes a next step.

“We like your breadth of experience,” he says. “Now we’d like to test your depth. If we gave you a quick programming assignment, which would you prefer — writing an iOS app, or an Android app? You should go with the one you’re stronger in.”

I’m a much stronger iOS programmer than an Android one. The smart move would be to answer “iOS,” and be done with it.

But in that moment, I remember the motto: Be like Han.

Tap to view the “Be like Han” philosophy at full size.

Instead, I reply “Yes, but you’re looking for someone to lead a team of both iOS and Android developers. You really should give me both.

The CTO raises an eyebrow, makes a note on his pad, and says “Hmmm…I think I will.”

This is either a “total baller move” (to borrow a turn of phrase the kids are using these day), or the end of that job prospect. But for the job that they’re trying to fill, taking on that challenge was the right thing to do.

I leave the interview with just one thought: Good thing I don’t have a job. This is going to be a lot of work.

The app

I decided to tackle the iOS version first. The tricky part was that the assignment required that the app be written in the old iOS programming language, Objective-C. In 2017, Swift had been around for 3 years, so it was still reasonable to expect to do some Objective-C development.

Actual code from the project.

I made the leap to Swift as soon as it came out, so it had been 3 years since I’d done any Objective-C coding. It took me a couple of hours to regain my “C legs,” but after a few days’ work, I managed to come up with this app:

For the really curious, you can check out the project I submitted in this GitHub repo.

5 years later

Now I’m in the position where I am handing out programming assignments to prospective employees. I keep my 2017 experience in mind, which means:

  • I try to be respectful of their time. The assignment should be detailed enough to provide a realistic picture of the the candidate’s abilities but not so complex that they have to drop everything — including home/family responsibilities and their current job — to be able to complete it.
  • I try to be open to communication and responsive. I never want them to have that “ghosted” feeling I got five years ago.

Categories
Business Humor

Don’t understand NFTs? This “Kids in the Hall” skit from 1994 explains the scam.

The folks at Digg are right — the Laundromat Business Opportunities skit by Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall predicted NFTs back in 1994!

Just watch:

The business proposition happens in a laundromat. Here’s the part of the skit that pretty much sums up the idea behind NFTs:

Suit (Bruce McCulloch): “Yes!” This is how I think we should proceed — next time you come to do your laundry, you give us a call.

Mark (Mark McKinney): Heyyy! Are you trying to buy my dirty underwear?

Suit: [uncomfortable pause] N-no. I’m not trying to buy your underwear. I’m trying to lease your underwear.

Mark: I knew it!

Suit: No no, sir. It’s not what you think.

Mark: There was a guy in here, a couple of weeks ago. He tried to buy my dirty underwear, only he wasn’t slick like you.

Suit: That was my ex-partner, sir. W-we’re not trying to buy or rent your underwear, we’re just trying to lease your underwear. We just want the title of ownership.

Mark: What?

Suit: Yes, you get to retain possession of your underwear. It’s totally a paper transaction.

Mark: Huh. Is there uh money involved with this?

Suit: Of course, sir, there’s money involved. I’m a business man. There’s fifteen dollars [waves a stack of one-dollar bills so it looks like a bundle of money].

Mark: So, you’ll give me fifteen dollars for the title of ownership to my underwear, and I get to keep it?

Suit: Of course you do, sir.

Mark: But how do you make money doing that?

Suit: We’re idea people. We profit from the idea that we own the deed to your underwear.

And that’s NFTs in nutshell, once you strip away the technology veneer and blockchain bafflegab.

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, May 16, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22, 2022

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.

StartupBus 2022 will depart from Tampa Bay!

If you’re looking for an adventure, a chance to test your startup skills, and an experience that will make your résumé stand out, join me on StartupBus Florida, which departs Tampa Bay on July 27, when it sets course for Austin, Texas!

On this three-day journey, “buspreneurs” will form teams, create a business idea, build a software demo for that idea, and develop pitches for that idea. When they arrive in Austin, they’ll spend two days pitching their startups to a panel of judges.

I was a “buspreneur” on StartupBus Florida in 2019, the last time the event took place, and our team made it to the finals and got the runner-up position. This time, I’m a “conductor” — one of the coaches on the bus — and our team is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Want to find out more?

This week’s events

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events to this article as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check back here throughout the week!

Monday, May 16

GroupEvent NameTime
Rafael StuchinerBlockchain, Bitcoin, Crypto! What’s all the Fuss?~~~Tampa, FL
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumTampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Coaching for Everyone: Sarasota-ManateeGSCA May 16th “Virtual” Meeting1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsHow to Create a Hybrid Course2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters, Division DACE Advanced Toastmasters 32744806:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
BerLagmark – Sarasota AmtgardMonday Night Fighter Practice!6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Phonomenal Vietnamese Cuisine at Four Guys Pho in Casselberry6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Sharpen Your Presentations at South Tampa TM Before Going Live!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “The Major Stoics and their Powerful Ideas” (Part 2)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Tampa Area Crypto And NFT IRLTampa Area Crypto and NFTs – Share and Learn Group7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa OtakuPonyo (Subbed)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Tuesday, May 17

GroupEvent NameTime
Queen Adalah AzaThe Rehearsal Stage-No More Spooked Speaking 
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpClearwater/Largo Professionals Networking Breakfast All Welcome7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netBreakfast with professionals at Perkins!!! New Location!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Breakfast Mastermind Village Inn7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Bootstrappers Breakfast® – Tampa Bay AreaEast Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast®8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn Person Networking at the Great Catch ~~ Oldsmar All Welcome to connect!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netOldsmar Tuesday Professional Networking Lunch The Great Catch! JOIN IN11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceLadies Entrepreneurs of Dr. Phillips12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingSuccess Planning for a Career in Tech1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay PythonOffice hours: drop in for unstructured discussions among fellow Pythonistas3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM to 5:15 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Ladies Connect!Life Coaching (strategy and execution)6:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG)TBSSUG Monthly Meeting6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupA Disquisition on Demand Side Economics6:00 PM to 6:45 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonMonthly N. Pinellas TBCorHumanist Social Dinner6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Outdoor Boot Camp6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
SecTech Industry Consulting – SICFSW Talks6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[IN PERSON] DDAL05 Storm King’s Thunder (Tier 2, FR, historic)6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup GroupMay Book Club6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Get Rid of Negative Thinking and Negative Emotions7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
TampaBay TimebanksMonthly Meeting in Tampa7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Hosted by Precision, Lockheed Martin, and TrilliumSOFIC Cocktail Party7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
IIBA Tampa BayBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study Group7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadThe Last Thing He Told Me for May7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
VenteurStartup Afterparty St. Petersburg7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX Meetup[Online Workshop] Finding the Power in Your Career Pivot into UX!7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at Muddy Water!7:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM to 9:15 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, May 18

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups Tampa 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyCoffee & Photography at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant in Clearwater9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay WaVEOPEN/FREE Coworking for Veteran Entrepreneurs9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayOnline Mastermind 3rd. Wednesday11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Just Love Coffee Cafe – Brandon FL11:15 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMarketing Series – Part 2 of 4 – Effective Digital Marketing Channels12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingThe Great Wave off Innovation: A New Approach to Entrepreneurship12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Tampa BayDSS Virtual Mini Salon: Applying AI & ML to Retail & E-Commerce1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Central FloridaDSS Virtual Mini Salon: Applying AI & ML in Retail & E-Commerce1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkBust Your Limiting Beliefs in 60 Minutes or Less3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The Public Speakers Community of Tampa BaySpeaking Jitters or Limiting Beliefs?3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM to 11:45 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Sushi in Longwood at Bayridge5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The MainframeThe Mainframe Presents: Black St. Pete Techies & Innovators Happy Hour6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
DigitalDeLandDigital DeLand Monthly Meeting6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeBusiness Networking Evening Dinner at Brick City Eatery6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)C.I.NET MeetUp6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Boss TalksBoss Talks Mixer6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupEvening Networking Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All Welcome6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Agile Mindset Book Club (Tampa, FL)A Book of Scrum – The Spirit of the Game by Jeff Sutherland6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Boss TalksBoss Talks Tampa Chapter Mixer6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Pauper Open Play6:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa DevsTDevs – Meet & Greet @ Armatureworks [with Tampa20s and 30s groups]6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
OrlanGoGo Workspaces6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida CitySecCigarCitySec Meetup7:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Orlando IoTIoT at Scale7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Open Yourself Up and Connect with People7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Downtown Tampa Software DevelopersArmature Works Developer Hangout7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM to 11:59 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Orientation: Models and Slicers7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekWeekly Team Triva!7:30 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingCreate A Successful Print on Demand Business8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101How to Cut Startup Product Development Costs Up to 50%, with Nelly Yusupova8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Thursday, May 19

poweredUP, hosted by Tampa Bay Tech, takes place this afternoon!

GroupEvent NameTime
7th + GroveThird Thursdays with Fifth Third Bank 
Pasco County Entrepreneurs & Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Thursday Morning All WElCOME7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Thursday’s7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Business Networking Weekly Meeting for Local ProfessionalsBusiness Networking for Local Professionals8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Grill Smith Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingEP4: UX & Sustainable Web | I’MPULSE Sessions: Design By Nature 🍃12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay TechPowered Up Tech Fest1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Talk Nerdy To MeMegacon 2022 Night 14:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Professional Networking MeetupHappy Hour Networking – Cigars, Fine Wines and Brews5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
livingHRDisruptHR Tampa 20225:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Networking for CreativesNetworking for Creatives Meetup5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Tween Book Club (ages 9-12)5:00 PM to 5:45 PM EDT
Bradenton Holistic Wealth & Success Business Networking GrpMay 19th – Nationwide Networking: ONLINE Biz Mixer5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Learn Cybersecurity Tampa | Flatiron SchoolVirtual – Intro to Cybersecurity | Phishing for Beginners6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Critiquing Photos6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottRedesigning Your Website Without Crushing Your Traffic or Rankings6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteNerdy Needs (Casual Thursday Commander Night)6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Land O Lakes Cigars and Networking GroupCigars, Networking, Referrals –6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Winter Haven Business Referral Networking Meetup Group1st Winter Haven Small business networking Meetup6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Industry 4.0“How to break into the tech field” With Katpro Technologies6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
West Orlando WordPress MeetupNick Diego – Introduction to WordPress Full Site Editing6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Thirsty Thursday @ The Dog Bar!6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Digital Marketers and Online Entrepreneurs[IN PERSON] Irish 31 Pub6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Bradenton Photo GroupBeyond Camera Basics6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Tampa)6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Ruby BrigadeTampa.rb: Mystery Meetup!7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Writers Who ReadRead: Hunger by Roxane Gay7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
3D Printing OrlandoIntro to OpenSCAD7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Tool Sign Off-Jointer, Planer, & Bandsaw (Members Only)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101FI Silicon Valley Graduation w/ Keynote from Alumni who Raised a $12M Series A8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, May 20

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM to 8:45 AM EDT
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Homebrew HillsboroughMay 2022 VIRTUAL Homebrew Hillsborough: Florida High Tech Corridor8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM to 10:55 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Professionals (IT, Sales, HR & more)Leading Across Generations to Retain Employees10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Apple Product Overview10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupFriday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn PERSON Networking Lunch Sabal Park/Brandon Reserve your seat11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Social Media EnthusiastsFree Webinar: 5 Ways to Grow Your Business with Send Social Media1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Monster Learn-To-Trade Stocks5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Data Analytics – Tampa BayData Analytics – Tampa Bay – MAY MEETUP6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Woodshop Guild IRL Hangout6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Orlando Local Makers Pop-Up MarketsPop Up Makers Market in Winter Park6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48Positively Speaking Toastmasters6:15 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsThe Practicing Stoic – Chapter 9 (continued)7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As Seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Advanced Strategies (ONLINE & OFFICE)7:00 PM to 7:15 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Streets of New Capenna Draft7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekEscape Artist: The Final Seance Escape Room @stpete8:45 PM to 10:15 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Saturday, May 21

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Sarasota Future-Forward ConviviumSarasota Future-Forward Convivium #28:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLearn the iPhone Camera & Software9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
North Florida Stock Investing EducationAnalysis of the Top 100 BetterInvesting Stocks10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Lithia Chess Meetup Group(Chess in the Park) Chess at Park Square Plaza12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup GroupFull-time Retail Arbitrage #2 of 6 – Scanning with Strategy-For-Profits1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupMay Book Club1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer 40K Tournament1:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
The New Normal Book Club – OrlandoROCK AND A HARD PLACE by Andrea Bramhall2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Casual Scrabble PlayAnyone up for Scrabble?2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksCrying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”ONLINE: “Is social media the new Tower of Babel?” (Part 2)3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekI’m throwing myself a surprise Birthday Party!!!!5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Short StoriesEverything Inside by Edwidge Danticat6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
The Fun Time Meetup GroupGame night!! More fun!!6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceTampa Hackerspace Monthly Board Game Night (Online)7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Sunday, May 22

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
All For NerdsMegacon 2022 (Orlando)10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Gen GeekBrunch @Wat Mongkolratanaram10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk Board Game Bistro12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dialogue and Human Experience.The Utility of Self-delusion2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersBoard Games at Dented Keg (New Port Richey)2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West PascoWeekend Game Day2:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Business Leadership and Development Meetup GroupGet to Know You Session3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceLet’s Learn to Turn Pens!6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Gaymes And MainsSCATTERGORIES!7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Nerd Night OutA Duck Presents NB Movie Night7:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

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