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Scenes from last night’s Tampa Bay UX Group’s Revival Social

I arrived a little late, after doing a startup mentoring session at University of Tampa’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center (pictured below):

Illuminated palm trees at night outside the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center.
Outside the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at University of Tampa.
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Luckily, it was a quick drive from downtown to the Tampa Bay UX Group Revival Social’s venue, which also happens to be one of my “locals”: 7venth Sun Brewery’s Seminole Heights branch, a great space for large social gatherings:

The crowd at the Tampa Bay UX Group Revival Social.
The scene at 7venth Sun.
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It was good catching up with people I haven’t seen in a while, including Micah Overton, whom I worked with during my time at Lilypad:

A close-up of a conversation at the Tampa Bay UX Group Revival Social, with Micah Overton hamming it up for the camera.
Michael Ritchie, Micah Overton (hamming it up for the camera), and Anitra Pavka.
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More than 40 people RSVP’d for the get-together, and the “flake-out” factor was low. It’s not unusual for only half the RSVPs to show up at a meetup that doesn’t charge admission, but it looks like the number of actual attendees was pretty close to the RSVP count. The Tampa Bay techie scene isn’t just active, but it’s also eager to get together!

The crowd at the Tampa Bay UX Group Revival Social.
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The event ran from 6:30 to 8:30, but a fair number of the crowd stayed later:

The crowd at the Tampa Bay UX Group Revival Social.
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The crowd at the Tampa Bay UX Group Revival Social.
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My thanks to organizer Rob Vanasco for putting on a great event and brining back one of Tampa Bay’s key meetups! I got to chat with him briefly, and he said that this is only the start of Tampa Bay UX Group meetups for 2023. Keep an eye on their Meetup page!

I’d also like to thank 7venth Sun Brewery in Seminole Heights for continuing to be an excellent venue for meetups. In case you’re curious, here’s last night’s beer menu:

Last night’s beer menu.
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