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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, November 21, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 21 through Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Every week, with the assistance of a couple of Jupyter Notebooks that I put together, I compile this list for the Tampa Bay tech community.

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

This week’s events

Monday

GroupEvent NameTime
Port Charlotte Writers GroupNovember 16th Zoom meeting7:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs- Share It Now!6:00 PM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!In person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsThe Trust Equation Masterclass3:00 PM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles ClubEUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS4:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DACE Advanced Toastmasters 32744806:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Devs[Rescheduled] – TDevs – Hacking Halo Through XBOX 3606:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildTomb of Annhilation (APL 6 Forgotten Realms) – DM Carson6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Black Project Managers Tampa BayBlack PMs Networking7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Meet New People As Adults – Which is Harder Than ExpectedTrivia Night to Meet New People7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingLearn the Basics of Python Programming from an Industry Expert 📊7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Divi Tampa📣 3rd Annual Black Friday Bonanza 📣8:00 PM

Tuesday

GroupEvent NameTime
Black Project Managers Tampa BayBlack PMs Networking7:00 PM
Business MattersReferral Networking Central FL7:15 AM
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator – Logo Design & Development10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Westchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Find Product Market Fit Quickly11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas,Oldsmar,Westchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
Toastmasters Division EBartow Toastmasters HYBRID Meeting6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM
Adventures On Tap DnD and Board GamesNerd Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Menus and Photography Tutorial6:30 PM
Tampa Power Apps and Flow User GroupCustomize Bookings in your Power App6:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software7:00 PM
The Orlando Python User GroupPythonic Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Central Florida Computer SocietyCentral Florida Computer Society TechSIG (Please join us!!)7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
NFT and web3 Meetup GroupCreative blocks meet and greet!8:00 PM

Wednesday

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Be advised that a number of people have posted their events on Meetup on “autopilot” — some of the events listed below may not actually be happening that day. Check with the organizers!

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyContinue the Learning over Lunch at O’Keefe’s11:00 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI North St. Pete Networkers Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind GroupNational Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group Meeting11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and MixersBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile 4th Wed of the month – MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netPort Richey Professional Networking at NerdQuest Cafe inside Gulf View Mall1:30 PM
Data Science Salon | Tampa Bay[Free Webinar] Designing Custom ML Pipelines With AWS Sagemaker2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkers15+30 Virtual Networking2:45 PM
Professional Women’s MeetupHappy Hour & Networking3:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesdays Business Networking5:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App5:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket Restaurant5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarBlood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location)6:00 PM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupCRITICAL THINKERS SUPPER AT AMOB LANDSIDE IN PRIVATE ROOM6:00 PM
Saint Pete BoardgamersBoard Game Night!6:00 PM
Around The World: International Book Club – MetrowestAFGHANISTAN: The Dressmaker of Khair Khanna – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
The Weirder Things Book ClubThe Godfather-finish6:30 PM
Orlando Escape Room MeetupEscapesgiving- Lab at Loch Ness @ The Bureau6:40 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCitrusSec Meetup7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Communicate Effectively7:00 PM
Greater Tampa Business and Real Estate Strategy GroupRemix Investing – NEW weekly call7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club @ The Hanger7:00 PM
Dunedin Professional MeetupMingle Party fun before 🦃 Day! Games & Drinks8:15 PM
Critical Hit GamesWerewolf9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 PM

Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! Be advised that a number of people have posted their events on Meetup on “autopilot” — some of the events listed below may not actually be happening that day. Check with the organizers!

GroupEvent NameTime
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyThanksgiving Morning with Duke and Duchess (Bald Eagles)8:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity MeetupsCybersecurity strategies to prevent insider threats data breaches Microsoft 36511:00 AM
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!The Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s Tavern11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netBreakroom Bar & Grill 11:28 Doors open at 11:00am IN Person11:30 AM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupThanksgiving Gathering1:15 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM
Summerfield Board/Card Game NightSummerfield Tabletop/Board/Card Games6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Poetry Group6:30 PM
Tampa Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup at Dignitary6:30 PM
Tampa SharePoint Online User GroupA First SPFx app using MS Graph6:30 PM
Wesley Chapel Social Meetup meet and greetTrivia night6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Technology CenterWordPress7:00 PM
WordPress Clearwater FLWordPress Monthly Meetup7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM

Friday

Happy Black Friday! Be advised that a number of people have posted their events on Meetup on “autopilot” — some of the events listed below may not actually be happening that day. Check with the organizers!

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Coffee for All Things Agile (Westshore)7:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!7:45 AM
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Tampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOME8:45 AM
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Friday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM
Hosted By Millionaire Minds Greater TampaFriday Business Introductions Tampa11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
Self-Perfected OrlandoGROWTH MINDSET6:00 PM
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupFriday Night Putt-putt!6:30 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Draft7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace 3D Printing Guild7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM

Saturday

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Orlando StoicsSTOICON-X ORLANDO 2022 – Annual Regional Event10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Happy Hookers Orlando Crochet GroupMeeting At Blue Jacket Park10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildSaturday Gaming11:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyA Day at the Races . . . Horse Racing at Tampa Bay Downs11:30 AM
Critical Hit GamesSmall Business Saturday Sale12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonNovember- N. Pinellas Book Club12:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Casual Scrabble PlayAnyone up for Scrabble?2:00 PM
Kissimmee Video Game Design Virtual Meetup GroupFirst Virtual Meetup2:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[In-Person] The Wild Beyond the Witchlight – DM Calvin (Tier 2)5:00 PM
Esports Players Club TampaCOD Warzone Dous Tournament: Turkey Drops6:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Golf Group – RPG One-Shots6:00 PM
Gen GeekChristmas in the Wild7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildTHE ONE-SHOT GUILD7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM

Sunday

GroupEvent NameTime
Bradenton Photo GroupSunrise over the Skyway7:00 AM
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book ClubWeekly meeting10:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Annual Thanksgiving PhotoWalk – Hillsborough River State Park10:00 AM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Descent Into Gaming12:00 PM
Horror Fan Fun Time GangHorror Friends Movie Night – Bones and All!!!12:40 PM
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames)Weekend Game Day1:00 PM
Beginners Guide to D & D (Tampa Bay area)D&D Adventurers League1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM
Young Women’s Book ClubBook Discussion: Verity3:00 PM
Tampa Bay Beach and Sunset Photography and Modeling ClassesChristmas-themed Studio Workshop and Shoot – Photographer Signup4:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) GroupRifts5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLet’s Learn to Turn Pens!6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division EFind Your Funny Toastmaster6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Cryptos, Forex & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM
Solana – TampaOffice Hours8:00 PM

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