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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events list (Week of Monday, September 4, 2023)

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Here’s the “official unofficial” list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, September 4 through Sunday, September 10, 2023.

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It’s the start of the Tampa Bay tech scene’s “September to Remember!”

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This will be the first full week of September, and there are some big events happening this month:

EventQuick summaryWhen and where
SocialCode x TampaAn evening of AI (3 short talks and a panel discussion) and networking in a swanky Hyde Park venue.Thursday, Sept. 7
Hyde House
BSides St. PeteDeep cybersecurity knowledge will abound, with a full Friday of training sessions and a full Saturday devoted to a Black Hat-style conference.Friday/Saturday Sept. 15 – 16
St. Petersburg College’s Seminole Campus
DevOpsDays Tampa BayA full-day conference dedicated to DevOps (“Dev” as in “software development,” “Ops” and in “IT operations”) in Tampa’s best conference venue.Thursday, September 21
Armature Works
Navigating Your Tech JourneyAn evening of tech career guidance (keynote and panel discussion) and networking at Tampa Bay’s premier tech gathering space.Tuesday, September 26
Embarc Collective

Want to find out more about what’s happening during the “September to Remember?” I spell it all out in this article.

This week’s “September to Remember” event is The SocialCode x Tampa, with three fast-moving presentations and a panel discussion on AI. Find out more and register here.

This week’s events

Remember that this is the Labor Day long weekend, so expect things to be a little more quiet on Monday and possibly even Tuesday.

A number of meetup organizers have their announcements posted automatically as “The first Monday of each month,” so if you’re planning on attending a meetup scheduled for Labor Day, check with the organizer to make sure it’s actually happening that day!

Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)

GroupEvent NameTime
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLIn person at Fords Garage St PeteMon, Sep 4 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Ford’s GarageMon, Sep 4 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLDowntown St Pete Business Professionals LunchMon, Sep 4 · 11:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLStart the Week with more connections MONDAYS at Romi’s Tacos All Welcome!Mon, Sep 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Cafe’ DelanieMon, Sep 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLMonday Business Introductions at Romi’s Taco’sMon, Sep 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLIn PERSON Networking Lunch East Brandon Reserve your seatMon, Sep 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Game Nights • Tampa, FLKaraoke Night at FelicitousMon, Sep 4 · 5:30 PM EDT
Win a Job Fast • Tampa, FLJob Search Acceleration Group (JSAG) WorkshopMon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLSpeakeasy Toastmasters #4698Mon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers • Tampa, FLMonday Feast & Game NightMon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Strategy Board Game League • Sarasota, FLCosmic Encounter – Monday September 4!Mon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Commander NightMon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar • Orlando, FLMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)Mon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board Games • Orlando, FLBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo CrossingsMon, Sep 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLNorth Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!Mon, Sep 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
D&D Adventurers League @ Adobe Graffiti Lounge!!! • Bradenton, FLD&D Adventurer’s League @AGL!Mon, Sep 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando • Orlando, FLShut Up & Write!® Dr. Phillips/OrlandoMon, Sep 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLStirling Toastmasters Club #7461614Mon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Success Mindset Mastermind • Ocoee, FLBook Club: “You Were Born Rich Chapter 1Mon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLLakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #2262Mon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLBoard Game Night at Armada GamesMon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
School is closed- Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop • Miami, FLMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photosMon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Orlando Stoics • Altamonte Springs, FLONLINE: The Virtues (Part 2)Mon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® St. Petersburg • Saint Petersburg, FLOnline Event: Shut Up & Write!® Your Life Story (on Zoom)Mon, Sep 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLDigiMondaysMon, Sep 4 · 7:30 PM EDT
Beginning Web Development • Windermere, FLWeekly MeetupMon, Sep 4 · 8:00 PM EDT
The Vantage Social and Creative Events • Palm Harbor, FLMagic the Gathering Mondays @ The Vantage!Mon, Sep 4 · 8:00 PM EDT
Bitcoiners of Southwest Florida • Fort Myers, FLWhere is Bitcoin Going?Mon, Sep 4 · 9:00 PM EDT
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Tuesday, September 5

On Tuesday evening, the Data Analytics – Tampa Bay meetup will get together at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center! Find out more and register here.

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLVenice Area Toastmasters Club #5486Tue, Sep 5 · 7:30 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsTue, Sep 5 · 7:30 AM EDT
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLTuesday Westchase Business Networking Lunch at Grand HaciendaTue, Sep 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLWestchase Professional Business Networking Lunch ~ All WelcomeTue, Sep 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at SeaGlass Tavern~ All Welcome, join us!!!Tue, Sep 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLWestchase Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome JOIN us and connect!Tue, Sep 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLWestchase Networking Lunch -Grand Hacienda~ Meet your next referralTue, Sep 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New TampaTue, Sep 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Glory Days GrillTue, Sep 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Italian Touch, St. PeteTue, Sep 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New TampaTue, Sep 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!Tue, Sep 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning Together • Bradenton, FLSWAT Networking Sarasota LuncheonTue, Sep 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Entrepreneurs Network • Tampa, FLHow To Live The Life That Awaits You by Karen Bonnett-NatrajTue, Sep 5 · 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLWeekly Open Make NightTue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Data Analytics – Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLData Analytics – Tampa Bay – SEPTEMBER MEETUPTue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Ironhack Orlando – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking • Orlando, FLThe Basics of UX UI DesignTue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Game Nights • Tampa, FLMagic: The Gathering Night at FelicitousTue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLHobby NightTue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family RestaurantTue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando • Orlando, FLShut Up & Write!® at [FOXTAIL COFFEE / HOWELL BRANCH RD]Tue, Sep 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
West Pasco Toastmasters Club • New Port Richey, FLWeekly MeetingTue, Sep 5 · 6:30 PM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing Group • Tampa, FLWeekday Writing Get DownTue, Sep 5 · 6:30 PM EDT
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup Group • Sarasota, FLThe Sarasota Creative WritersTue, Sep 5 · 6:30 PM EDT
Pinellas Writers • Largo, FLWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!Tue, Sep 5 · 6:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLNaples Toastmasters Club #2835Tue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Dunedin Toastmasters 2166 • Dunedin, FLClub Competition!! -Guests Welcome! (In-person and Zoom)Tue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
MakerFX Makerspace • Orlando, FLMakerFX Makerspace 3D Printing BasicsTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLYu-Gi-Oh Evening TournamentTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLD&D Adventurers League at Armada GamesTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young Adults • Saint Petersburg, FLSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young AdultsTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup • Bradenton, FLTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game ShowTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Gamers • Sarasota, FLDems with DiceTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
The Gloss: Orlando • Orlando, FLAugust’s Book Club at 7 PM ( In September)Tue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Chan’s Book Club of Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLSave What’s Left by Elizabeth CastellanoTue, Sep 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group • Saint Petersburg, FLLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!Tue, Sep 5 · 7:30 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® Tampa • Tampa, FLOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on ZoomTue, Sep 5 · 7:45 PM EDT
Bitcoiners of Southwest Florida • Fort Myers, FLTrading TuesdayTue, Sep 5 · 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Trivia Lovers • Oviedo, FLMUSIC BINGO at ISLAND WING COMPANY – UCFTue, Sep 5 · 8:00 PM EDT
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Wednesday, September 6

On Wednesday evening, the Tampa Devs “Meet & Greet” takes place at Armature Works! This was supposed to take place last week, but Hurricane Idalia had other plans. So don’t forget — it’s THIS WEDNESDAY. Find out more and register here!

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at The Hanger Restaurant & Flight Lounge!Wed, Sep 6 · 7:30 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLSt Pete Networking Breakfast at the Hangar Meet St Pete’s Top Pro’s All WeclcomeWed, Sep 6 · 7:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!Wed, Sep 6 · 7:30 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsWed, Sep 6 · 7:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLTampa Highrisers ToastmastersWed, Sep 6 · 7:45 AM EDT
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa • Tampa, FLHow to be ready for our preferred future: What is Strategic Foresight?Wed, Sep 6 · 8:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando • Winter Park, FL1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly MeetupWed, Sep 6 · 8:30 AM EDT
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLLake Chautauqua ParkWed, Sep 6 · 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLIn Person Networking BRANDON! Just Love Coffee Cafe – Brandon FLWed, Sep 6 · 11:15 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!Wed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLBrandon Business Professionals Just Love CoffeeWed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Just Love Coffee!Wed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLCarrollwood Networking Lunch! Join us and win!Wed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Glory Days Grill!Wed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and Mixers • Sarasota, FLBusiness Networking LunchWed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLBrandon Networking Professionals Networking LunchWed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Stoics • Altamonte Springs, FLHYBRID EVENT: Business Ethics 2023 – Class for SeptemberWed, Sep 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Midjourney A.I. Art Meetup Group • Tampa, FLMidjourney Prompt Help & Advanced FAQ with A.I. Creative Compass!Wed, Sep 6 · 12:00 PM EDT
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees • Apollo Beach, FLWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWed, Sep 6 · 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101 • Tampa, FLGlobal Webinar — Co-Founders Connect: Find a Business Partner OnlineWed, Sep 6 · 1:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO • Tampa, FLSilicon Valley Business Networking (Online)Wed, Sep 6 · 1:00 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® St. Petersburg • Saint Petersburg, FLOnline Event: Shut Up & Write!® Your Life Story (on Zoom)Wed, Sep 6 · 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Energy Healing and Meditation – Training in Power • Tampa, FLThe Magic of RelationshipsWed, Sep 6 · 2:00 PM EDT
I Refuse 2 Fail Virtual Meetings • Pinellas Park, FLFREE 15+30 Virtual MeetingsWed, Sep 6 · 2:45 PM EDT
Network After Work Tampa – Networking Events • Tampa, FLBuilding a Multi-Six Figure Business through Social Media MarketingWed, Sep 6 · 3:00 PM EDT
Euchre Fun • Bradenton, FLFirst Euchre Tourney :)Wed, Sep 6 · 5:00 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play • Tampa, FLPlaying Games in the AlleyWed, Sep 6 · 5:00 PM EDT
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FLBoard Gaming – In PersonWed, Sep 6 · 5:00 PM EDT
Bay Pines Toastmasters • Saint Petersburg, FLBay pines toastmaster’s hybrid meetingWed, Sep 6 · 5:15 PM EDT
Tampa Blockchain Meetup Group • Tampa, FLThe New Digital Era is Here!! Learn more about blockchain opportunitiesWed, Sep 6 · 5:30 PM EDT
Sarasota Business Exchange Club • Sarasota, FLWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket RestaurantWed, Sep 6 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Game Nights • Tampa, FLFelicitous Game Night w/Heritage Dim SumWed, Sep 6 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming Guild • Tampa, FLWednesday Board Game NightWed, Sep 6 · 5:30 PM EDT
Data Science Salon | Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLDSS TPA | Using Generative AI & ML In The EnterpriseWed, Sep 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Win a Job Fast • Tampa, FLJob Search Acceleration Group (JSAG) WorkshopWed, Sep 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLCasual Commander WednesdaysWed, Sep 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLBoard Game NightWed, Sep 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLDungeons & Dragons One Shot WednesdaysWed, Sep 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board Games • Orlando, FLBoard Game Night at Deadwords BrewingWed, Sep 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Devs • Tampa, FLTDevs – Meet & Greet @ Armature WorksWed, Sep 6 · 6:30 PM EDT
Makerspaces Pinellas Meetup Group • Largo, FLAdvance Resin 3D PrintingWed, Sep 6 · 6:30 PM EDT
Blockchain and Crypto Investors and Enthusiasts • Saint Petersburg, FLCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)Wed, Sep 6 · 6:30 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) Gamers • Palm Harbor, FLGame Night!Wed, Sep 6 · 6:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLCarrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and OnlineWed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce Meetup • Tampa, FLAmplify Your Amazon Success by Eliminating Negative Reviews!Wed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
The Founder Incubator • Orlando, FLThe Founder Incubator – KickoffWed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre Club • Saint Petersburg, FLCastaways Euchre Club- AT THE HANGERWed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLMtG Modern Constructed at Armada GamesWed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Adventures On Tap: TTRPGs and Board Games • Orlando, FLNerd Night: Board Games and Beer at Deadwords BrewingWed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild • Winter Park, FLNew Beginnings & Old RivalriesWed, Sep 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLSongs & Soju | Karaoke & Party Games!Wed, Sep 6 · 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday Night Gaming • Dunnellon, FLWednesday night gameWed, Sep 6 · 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Trivia Lovers • Oviedo, FLTRIVIA at ISLAND WING COMPANY – UCFWed, Sep 6 · 8:00 PM EDT
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Thursday, September 7

On Thursday evening in Hyde Park, Oscar Technology is hosting The SocialCode x Tampa, which will feature networking and an evening of AI — 3 short talks and a panel discussion — featuring Yours Truly!

If you’re…

  • Interested in AI (that’s the speaker and panel topic)
  • Looking for tech work (because it’s sponsored and run by a tech recruiting company)
  • Looking for a fancier event (it’s in Hyde Park)

…then you’ll want to catch this event. Find out more and register here!

GroupEvent NameTime
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLBusiness Over Breakfast ~ Happy Hangar IN PERSON JOIN US!Thu, Sep 7 · 7:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLLUTZ, FL – HAPPY HANGER CAFE THURSDAY NETWORKINGThu, Sep 7 · 8:00 AM EDT
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLClearwater Professional Networking LunchThu, Sep 7 · 11:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a giftThu, Sep 7 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!Thu, Sep 7 · 11:00 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLWesley Chapel Professional Networking LunchThu, Sep 7 · 11:30 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel 50+ Social Meetup Group • Wesley Chapel, FLWeekday lunch at Cheddar’s Scratch kitchenThu, Sep 7 · 11:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLSarasota Speakers Exchange ToastmastersThu, Sep 7 · 12:00 PM EDT
Hyperledger Tampa • Tampa, FLDecentralization and Privacy on Blockchain: the BasicsThu, Sep 7 · 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLCommander Open Play Night at Armada GamesThu, Sep 7 · 1:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLPathfinder Society at Meeple MoversThu, Sep 7 · 2:00 PM EDT
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa • Tampa, FLHow to be ready for our preferred future: What is Strategic Foresight?Thu, Sep 7 · 3:30 PM EDT
Tech On Tap Tampa • Tampa, FLTECH ON TAP – SEPTEMBER 7TH – AT HOTEL ALBA in WestShore (Tampa)Thu, Sep 7 · 5:00 PM EDT
Gulfport Scrabblers and Social • Saint Petersburg, FLGulfport Scrabble and SocialThu, Sep 7 · 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Artificial Intelligence Meetup • Tampa, FLThe SocialCode x Tampa: Embracing the AI EvolutionThu, Sep 7 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Generative AI Meetup • Tampa, FLThe SocialCode x Tampa: Embracing the AI EvolutionThu, Sep 7 · 5:30 PM EDT
Defcon813 • Tampa, FLPost BlackHat and Defcon MeetupThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FL1st Thursday Networking Mixer, Romi’s Tacos & RGANetwork.net $10 cash at doorThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLAfter Hours Mixer Romi’s Tacos! All Welcome $10 cashThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLBusiness Happy Hour ~ Cafe Delanie 1st Thursday Every Month 6pm to 8pmThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and OSR Group • Seffner, FL2nd ed. AD&D Campaign.Thu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLWarhammer NightThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly Meetup • Orlando, FLCentral Florida Board Gaming at The CollectiveThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Southwest Florida Board Game Meetup • Cape Coral, FLMeetup to Play Board GamesThu, Sep 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Real Freedom CoLab • Tampa, FLBitcoin MeetupThu, Sep 7 · 6:30 PM EDT
VR & AR of Southwest Florida • Fort Myers, FLMultiplayer Virtual Reality Basics – ONLINEThu, Sep 7 · 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Spades Meetup Group • Orlando, FLLet’s play SpadesThu, Sep 7 · 6:30 PM EDT
Feminist Book Club – Tampa & St Pete • Tampa, FLSeptember Book Club – Discussing “Men Explain Things to Me” by Rebecca SolnitThu, Sep 7 · 6:30 PM EDT
South Asian Professional Women in Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLMeet & Greet w Martinis 🍸 at DOC B’sThu, Sep 7 · 6:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Drupal User Group • Tampa, FLTampa Bay Drupal & Web Technologies Q&A. Everyone welcome!Thu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)Thu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
IIBA Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study GroupThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLPalm Harbor Toastmasters Club #8248Thu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin • Tampa, FLBitcoin Only MeetupThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Bitcoiners of Southwest Florida • Fort Myers, FLBitcoiners of SWFL – Fort Myers ForumThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLFABulous ThursdaysThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group • Saint Petersburg, FLThursday chess at 54th Ave Kava House!Thu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Balance Martial Arts and Gaming • Pinellas Park, FLYu-Gi-Oh TournamentThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLFOWL PLAY @ Gangchu!Thu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talent • Tarpon Springs, FLLive streaming production and talentThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Books & Brews! • Largo, FLATTENTION BOOK CHANGE -September – The Yiddish Policeman’s UThu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLSeminole Heights Thurs Game Night @ Gangchu!Thu, Sep 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Plant City Web Development Group • Plant City, FLWeekly MeetupThu, Sep 7 · 8:00 PM EDT
Hacktivate – Hackathon Meetup Group • Orlando, FLWeekly HacksThu, Sep 7 · 8:00 PM EDT
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Friday, September 8

On Friday evening at Tampa Hackerspace, there’ll be a two-hour class on prototyping circuits using the venerable 555 timer chip (as I like to say: “8 pins, but infinite possibilities!”). No experience is required! Find out more and register here.

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN! • Winter Park, FLImprove your communication, listening, and leadership skillsFri, Sep 8 · 7:15 AM EDT
Agile Orlando • Orlando, FLVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee OrlandoFri, Sep 8 · 7:30 AM EDT
Write the Docs Florida • Orlando, FLFocused conversation for documentariansFri, Sep 8 · 8:30 AM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton • Sarasota, FLA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!Fri, Sep 8 · 8:45 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOMEFri, Sep 8 · 8:45 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLBusiness over Breakfast ClearwaterFri, Sep 8 · 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking over breakfastFri, Sep 8 · 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLFBI ~ Friday Business Introductions at Largo Family RestaurantFri, Sep 8 · 9:00 AM EDT
Brandon Biz Pros • Brandon, FLOnline Networking with Brandon Biz ProsFri, Sep 8 · 9:00 AM EDT
Project Codex • Orlando, FLVirtual CoffeeFri, Sep 8 · 9:00 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay • Largo, FLToastmasters – Improve Speaking Skills & Build ConfidenceFri, Sep 8 · 9:25 AM EDT
Ms. Biz Connectz- business leaders brainstorming together • Oviedo, FLMs. Biz Connectz- business leaders brainstorm togetherFri, Sep 8 · 10:00 AM EDT
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLInternational Networking at McAlisters Deli every FridayFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLWestshore Business Networking Lunch at McAlisters Deli Every Friday All WelcomeFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLFriday Business Introductions TampaFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLInternational Professionals Networking MeetingFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up • Clearwater, FLInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters DeliFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLFriday International Business Introductions at McAlisters WestshoreFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Powerful Women Networking • Orlando, FLWINTER PARK: Join us for outrageous connection, growth and networking too!Fri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
SWFL Business Network • Fort Myers, FLLEAD: LADIES’ EMPOWERMENT, ACTION & DEVELOPMENTFri, Sep 8 · 11:30 AM EDT
Real Freedom CoLab • Tampa, FLHow To Make Money In Ground Up ConstructionFri, Sep 8 · 12:00 PM EDT
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FLWEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT GAMING AT GAMER’S COMMANDFri, Sep 8 · 5:00 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLBoard Game Night!Fri, Sep 8 · 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming Guild • Tampa, FLFriday Board Game NightFri, Sep 8 · 5:30 PM EDT
Win a Job Fast • Tampa, FLJob Search Acceleration Group (JSAG) WorkshopFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Real Freedom CoLab • Tampa, FL3 Savvy Ways to Increase Occupancy Rates on Your Short Term RentalFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Strategy Board Game League • Sarasota, FLConcordia – Friday September 8Fri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLTaps & DraftsFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Commander FNMFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLBoard Game Night featuring Red Dragon InnFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Dunnellon Area Board Gamers • Dunnellon, FLFriday Night Board GamingFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Social and Active 20’s – 30’s of Central Florida • Orlando, FLSenses Fail Concert – Then Disney SpringsFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Self-Perfected Orlando • Orlando, FLGROWTH MINDSETFri, Sep 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Ladies Book & Explorer Club • Altamonte Springs, FLThe Minds of Billy Milligan at Francesco’sFri, Sep 8 · 6:30 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® St. Petersburg • Saint Petersburg, FLShut Up & Write!® GulfportFri, Sep 8 · 6:30 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLElectronics: Breadboarding 102 – 555 Timer CircuitsFri, Sep 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
MakerFX Makerspace • Orlando, FLMakerFX Maskerspace Laser GuildFri, Sep 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals” • Saint Petersburg, FLJoin our Facebook group!Fri, Sep 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tarpon Springs Pop Culture & Gaming Meetup • Tarpon Springs, FLKaraoke Night at Conworlds EmporiumFri, Sep 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLModern FNMFri, Sep 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals Group • Tampa, FLSocial in the covered Beer Garden of c.1949Fri, Sep 8 · 7:15 PM EDT
Indica Cafe Events • Tampa, FLFriday night game nightFri, Sep 8 · 9:00 PM EDT
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Saturday, September 9

GroupEvent NameTime
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLVeterans Memorial ParkSat, Sep 9 · 7:00 AM EDT
Central Florida Philosophy Meetup • Winter Park, FLWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.Sat, Sep 9 · 7:00 AM EDT
Orlando Innovative Business Minds: Creative Strategy Meetup • Orlando, FLCreative business minds & coffeeSat, Sep 9 · 8:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division G • Ocala, FLEarly Bird OcalaSat, Sep 9 · 8:00 AM EDT
Real Freedom CoLab • Tampa, FLFREE TAX LIEN SEMINARSat, Sep 9 · 9:00 AM EDT
Chess Republic • Tampa, FLSaturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, TampaSat, Sep 9 · 9:30 AM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLWood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)Sat, Sep 9 · 10:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Drone Club • Tampa, FLOpen Fly @ PurveyorSat, Sep 9 · 10:30 AM EDT
Orlando DevOps • Orlando, FLHackathon – Feel free to arrive laterSat, Sep 9 · 11:00 AM EDT
Learn-To-Trade Crypto (Online) • Maitland, FLLearn-To-Trade for Beginners / Q&A (Live Webinar)Sat, Sep 9 · 11:00 AM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG) • Oviedo, FLBravo Group Campaign ContinuesSat, Sep 9 · 11:00 AM EDT
The Jane Austen Book Club • Maitland, FLPersuasion DiscussionSat, Sep 9 · 11:00 AM EDT
St. Pete Short Video Projects Meetup Group • Saint Petersburg, FLOpen Mic at the Multimedia StudioSat, Sep 9 · 12:00 PM EDT
Winning The Week • Bradenton, FLWinning The Week – 1st MeetSat, Sep 9 · 12:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Makers • Sarasota, FLFREE Fab Lab OrientationSat, Sep 9 · 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)Sat, Sep 9 · 2:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild • Orlando, FLRadiant Citadel Adventures (Tier 1)Sat, Sep 9 · 2:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLCo-Op Day – Learn Marvel Champions The Card GameSat, Sep 9 · 2:00 PM EDT
Bradenton Photo Group • Bradenton, FLCamera Button BreakdownSat, Sep 9 · 2:30 PM EDT
Seminole Isle Monthly Board Games 2nd Saturday Evening Group • Seminole, FLGame Night 2nd Saturday of each Month 4 – 10 PMSat, Sep 9 · 4:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FL(DIY) – Second Saturday Car Show – Our Place Restaurant & Bar – (DIY)Sat, Sep 9 · 4:00 PM EDT
Bitcoin Orlando • Orlando, FLMonthly Bitcoin: Q and ASat, Sep 9 · 4:30 PM EDT
New Port Richey Casual Games and Fun Socializing Group! • Hudson, FLBring your own food game night – September styleSat, Sep 9 · 4:30 PM EDT
3D Print Orlando – 3D Printing Community • Orlando, FL3D Print Orlando Community Meetup – SeptemberSat, Sep 9 · 5:00 PM EDT
Heartled Dating Games – Tampa • Tampa, FLHeartled Dating Card Game Night – TampaSat, Sep 9 · 5:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLCommunity Hang-out NightSat, Sep 9 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLYu-Gi-Oh Evening TournamentSat, Sep 9 · 7:00 PM EDT
Balance Martial Arts and Gaming • Pinellas Park, FLYu-Gi-Oh TournamentSat, Sep 9 · 7:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Gamers • Sarasota, FLDems with DiceSat, Sep 9 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLONLINE NNO Book Club: The WilderwomenSat, Sep 9 · 7:30 PM EDT
Gen Geek • Saint Petersburg, FLGen Geek Cruise POW WOWSat, Sep 9 · 8:00 PM EDT
Gaming.net • Orlando, FLGroup Outing- Arcade!Sat, Sep 9 · 8:00 PM EDT
Black Entrepreneurs who Love Great Music & Networking • Tampa, FLJam Session @ Riverview TapHouseSat, Sep 9 · 9:00 PM EDT
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Sunday, September 10

There’ll be an online session of the Guild of Independent Game Developers late Sunday afternoon, where you’ll get the chance to fire up Unreal Engine and learn about various game dev techniques. Find out more and register here.

On Sunday evening, AI Tampa Elites is holding their online “Intro To AI Summit,” where they’ll explore the fascinating world of AI-generated art, all from the comfort of your home. Find out more and register here.

GroupEvent NameTime
Geekocracy! • Tampa, FLBeach Day at Honeymoon Island – North BeachSun, Sep 10 · 9:00 AM EDT
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLDunedin CausewaySun, Sep 10 · 9:00 AM EDT
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion Group • Sarasota, FLIHOP Restaurant CRITICAL THINKERS SUNDAY BRUNCHSun, Sep 10 · 10:00 AM EDT
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLWarhammer 40KSun, Sep 10 · 11:00 AM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLThe Show Must Go On (RPG bi-weekly on-going campaign)Sun, Sep 10 · 12:30 PM EDT
Board Gamers of West Volusia • Deltona, FLMonthly Gaming at the Deltona LibrarySun, Sep 10 · 12:30 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FL*** NEW *** Steel MIG Welding Safety and Basic Usage (Members Only)Sun, Sep 10 · 1:00 PM EDT
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FL2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH BOARDGAMING AT NERDY NEEDSSun, Sep 10 · 1:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames) • Port Richey, FLWeekend Game DaySun, Sep 10 · 1:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild • Orlando, FLNew Player Nights East Colonial – Tier 1 (Various DMs)Sun, Sep 10 · 1:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Computer Society • Orlando, FLJoin us for the Windows Special Interest GroupSun, Sep 10 · 1:30 PM EDT
Makerspaces Pinellas Meetup Group • Largo, FL3D Printing basicsSun, Sep 10 · 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLD&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit GamesSun, Sep 10 · 2:00 PM EDT
Chess Republic • Tampa, FLSunday Chess at Grassroots Kava House in YborSun, Sep 10 · 2:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLD&D Adventurers LeagueSun, Sep 10 · 2:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLSunday Pokemon LeagueSun, Sep 10 · 4:00 PM EDT
O-Town Introverts • Orlando, FLIntroverts Meet n Greet at Snow BeanSun, Sep 10 · 4:00 PM EDT
The Guild of Independent Game Developers • Winter Park, FLLectureSun, Sep 10 · 5:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLAlphabet Soup 2023 | Finding Letters in the World Around UsSun, Sep 10 · 5:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and OSR Group • Seffner, FLLankhmar: City of AdventureSun, Sep 10 · 5:30 PM EDT
AI Tampa Elites • Tampa, FLIntro To AI SummitSun, Sep 10 · 6:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLFind Your Funny ToastmasterSun, Sep 10 · 6:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!Sun, Sep 10 · 7:00 PM EDT
Unlucky Roll Cafe Board Game Meetup • Inverness, FLOpen Game NightSun, Sep 10 · 7:00 PM EDT
Solana – Tampa • Tampa, FLOffice HoursSun, Sep 10 · 8:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLNerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s!Sun, Sep 10 · 8:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Trivia Lovers • Oviedo, FLMUSIC BINGO at BAR LOUIE – UCFSun, Sep 10 · 8:30 PM EDT
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About this list

How do I put this list together? It’s largely automated. I have a collection of Python scripts in a Jupyter Notebook that scrape Meetup and Eventbrite for events in categories that I consider to be “tech,” “entrepreneur,” and “nerd.” The result is a checklist that I review. I make judgement calls and uncheck any items that I don’t think fit on this list.

In addition to events that my scripts find, I also manually add events when their organizers contact me with their details.

What goes into this list? I prefer to cast a wide net, so the list includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under any of these categories:

  • 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
  • Self-improvement, especially of the sort that appeals to techies
  • Anything I deem geeky
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