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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events list (Week of Monday, October 2, 2023)

Here’s the “official unofficial” list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, October 2 through Sunday, October 8, 2023. Welcome to the first full week of October!

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This week’s events

Monday, October 2

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Ford’s GarageMon, Oct 2 · 11:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLIn person at Fords Garage St PeteMon, Oct 2 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLDowntown St Pete Business Professionals LunchMon, Oct 2 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Cafe’ DelanieMon, Oct 2 · 11:30 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, Oct 2 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLMonday Business Introductions at Romi’s Taco’sMon, Oct 2 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’sMon, Oct 2 · 11:30 AM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay • Largo, FLBusiness Networking MeetingMon, Oct 2 · 11:30 AM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education • Bradenton, FLAlyson Zildjian: Harvesting HopeMon, Oct 2 · 5:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLSpeakeasy Toastmasters #4698Mon, Oct 2 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers • Tampa, FLMonday Feast & Game NightMon, Oct 2 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Strategy Board Game League • Sarasota, FLAnkh Gods of Egypt – Monday Oct 2!Mon, Oct 2 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Commander NightMon, Oct 2 · 6:00 PM EDT
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar • Orlando, FLMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)Mon, Oct 2 · 6:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board Games • Orlando, FLBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo CrossingsMon, Oct 2 · 6:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLNorth Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!Mon, Oct 2 · 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Bitcoiners • Winter Park, FLOrlando Bitcoiners MeetupMon, Oct 2 · 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Spades Meetup Group • Orlando, FLLet’s play spadesMon, Oct 2 · 6:30 PM EDT
Finding Fun Female Friends over 40 (Women’s 40+ group) • Orlando, FLMurder Mystery Book Club!Mon, Oct 2 · 6:30 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando • Orlando, FLShut Up & Write!® Dr. Phillips/OrlandoMon, Oct 2 · 6:30 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLStirling Toastmasters Club #7461614Mon, Oct 2 · 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLLakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #2262Mon, Oct 2 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLBoard Game Night at Armada GamesMon, Oct 2 · 7:00 PM EDT
School is closed- Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop • Miami, FLMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photosMon, Oct 2 · 7:00 PM EDT
Chan’s Book Club of Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLGoal by Alexandria HouseMon, Oct 2 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sarasota Christian Singles 50+ Social and Adventure Group • Sarasota, FLTrivia Night at Gecko’s Pub and Grill. Clark Road at Palmer CrossingMon, Oct 2 · 7:15 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLDigiMondaysMon, Oct 2 · 7:30 PM EDT
Beginning Web Development • Windermere, FLWeekly MeetupMon, Oct 2 · 8:00 PM EDT
The Vantage Social and Creative Events • Palm Harbor, FLMagic the Gathering Mondays @ The Vantage!Mon, Oct 2 · 8:00 PM EDT
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Tuesday, October 3

Women Who Code Tampa is holding their 5th Annual Techie Day celebration at the AC Hotel on Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.! Along with Computer Coach and the Tech Success Network, they’re hosting this evening of networking to celebrate techies and technology here in “The Other Bay Area.” Find out more and register here.

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLVenice Area Toastmasters Club #5486Tue, Oct 3 · 7:30 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsTue, Oct 3 · 7:30 AM EDT
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLTuesday Westchase Business Networking Lunch at Grand HaciendaTue, Oct 3 · 11:00 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLWestchase Professional Business Networking Lunch ~ All WelcomeTue, Oct 3 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at SeaGlass Tavern~ All Welcome, join us!!!Tue, Oct 3 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLWestchase Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome JOIN us and connect!Tue, Oct 3 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLWestchase Networking Lunch -Grand Hacienda~ Meet your next referralTue, Oct 3 · 11:00 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New TampaTue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Glory Days GrillTue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Italian Touch, St. PeteTue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New TampaTue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education • Bradenton, FLSouper Tuesday: The Business of Community, Lunch and LearnTue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!Tue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning Together • Bradenton, FLSWAT Networking Sarasota LuncheonTue, Oct 3 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Entrepreneurs Network • Tampa, FLBranding BIG for Sales Mastery!! with Gerry FosterTue, Oct 3 · 12:00 PM EDT
Hyperledger Tampa • Tampa, FLUnderstanding Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Hyperledger FabricTue, Oct 3 · 12:00 PM EDT
AIIM – The Association for Intelligent Information ManagementSolutions Showcase & Strategy Summit — Welcome Reception, Networking and DemonstrationsTue, Oct 3 · 5:00 PM EDT
Women Who Code Tampa • Tampa, FL5th Annual National Techie Day CelebrationTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Career Success Academy • Tampa, FL5th Annual National Techie Day CelebrationTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Cybersecurity Training • Tampa, FL5th Annual National Techie Day CelebrationTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay InfraGard Meetup Group • Tampa, FLInfragard – October MeetUpTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tech Success Network • Tampa, FL5th Annual National Techie Day CelebrationTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Techies • Tampa, FL5th Annual National Techie Day CelebrationTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Pinellas Tech Network • Palm Harbor, FL5th Annual Techie DayTue, Oct 3 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLWeekly Open Make NightTue, Oct 3 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Game Nights • Tampa, FLMagic: The Gathering Night at FelicitousTue, Oct 3 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLHobby NightTue, Oct 3 · 6:00 PM EDT
South Asian Professional Women in Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLNoble Crust Carrollwood: Dinner and Drinks 🍹Tue, Oct 3 · 6:30 PM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing Group • Tampa, FLWeekday Writing Get DownTue, Oct 3 · 6:30 PM EDT
Pinellas Writers • Largo, FLWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!Tue, Oct 3 · 6:30 PM EDT
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup Group • Sarasota, FLThe Sarasota Creative WritersTue, Oct 3 · 6:30 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando • Orlando, FLShut Up & Write!® in Altamonte Springs/Lake MaryTue, Oct 3 · 6:30 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLTHS Member MeetingTue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLNaples Toastmasters Club #2835Tue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Dunedin Toastmasters 2166 • Dunedin, FLDunedin Toastmasters – Guests Welcome! (Happy Hour to Follow)Tue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
MakerFX Makerspace • Orlando, FLMakerFX Makerspace 3D Printing BasicsTue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Kava Culture Clearwater • Clearwater, FLTrivia NightTue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLYu-Gi-Oh Evening TournamentTue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup • Bradenton, FLTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game ShowTue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLD&D Adventurers League at Armada GamesTue, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Gamers • Sarasota, FLDems with DiceTue, Oct 3 · 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, Oct 3 · 7:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and SoftwareTue, Oct 3 · 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, Oct 3 · 7:30 PM EDT
Shut Up & Write!® Tampa • Tampa, FLOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on ZoomTue, Oct 3 · 7:45 PM EDT
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Wednesday, October 4

The Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) and the AIIM Florida Chapter are holding first AIIM Solutions Showcase & Strategy Summit at the Center Club on Wednesday. Find out more and register here.

GroupEvent NameTime
AIIM – The Association for Intelligent Information ManagementSolutions Showcase & Strategy SummitWed, Oct 4 · 7:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at The Hanger Restaurant & Flight Lounge!Wed, Oct 4 · 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, Oct 4 · 7:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLTampa Highrisers ToastmastersWed, Oct 4 · 7:45 AM EDT
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa • Tampa, FLEnhancing school curriculums to prepare our children for an “AI-first” futureWed, Oct 4 · 8:00 AM EDT
1 Million Cups – Orlando • Winter Springs, FL1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly MeetupWed, Oct 4 · 8:30 AM EDT
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLPop Stansell ParkWed, Oct 4 · 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Glory Days Grill!Wed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLCarrollwood Networking Lunch! Join us and win!Wed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLBrandon Business Professionals Just Love CoffeeWed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!Wed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking at Just Love Coffee!Wed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI North St. Pete Networkers Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business ReferralsWed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLBrandon Networking Professionals Networking LunchWed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and Mixers • Sarasota, FLBusiness Networking LunchWed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN usWed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Orlando Stoics • Maitland, FLHYBRID EVENT: Business Ethics 2023 – Class for OctoberWed, Oct 4 · 11:30 AM EDT
Midjourney A.I. Art Meetup Group • Tampa, FLMidjourney Prompt Help & Advanced FAQ with A.I. Creative Compass!Wed, Oct 4 · 12:00 PM EDT
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees • Apollo Beach, FLWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWed, Oct 4 · 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa Startup Founder 101 • Tampa, FLGlobal Webinar – The Data Behind Scaleup Success, with Startup GenomeWed, Oct 4 · 1:00 PM EDT
Innovative Marketers Of Tampa • Tampa, FLHow To Build A Customer Value Journey To Improve Lead Generation and SalesWed, Oct 4 · 1:00 PM EDT
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO • Tampa, FLSilicon Valley Business Networking (Online)Wed, Oct 4 · 1:00 PM EDT
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FLBoard Gaming – In PersonWed, Oct 4 · 5:00 PM EDT
Bay Pines Toastmasters • Saint Petersburg, FLBay pines toastmaster’s hybrid meetingWed, Oct 4 · 5:15 PM EDT
Tampa Game Nights • Tampa, FLFelicitous Game Night w/Heritage Dim SumWed, Oct 4 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming Guild • Tampa, FLWednesday Board Game NightWed, Oct 4 · 5:30 PM EDT
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play • Tampa, FLCritical Hit Games: Board Game NightWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLHobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada GamesWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLBoard Game NightWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLDungeons & Dragons One Shot WednesdaysWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLTrivia Night at Meeple Movers Board Game CafeWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Brews N Board Games • Orlando, FLBoard Game Night at Deadwords BrewingWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Prose Society Writers’ Group • Saint Petersburg, FLMonthly Meeting: Want to Write a Scary Story? Learn the Basics of HorrorWed, Oct 4 · 6:00 PM EDT
Makerspaces Pinellas Meetup Group • Largo, FLAdvance Resin 3D PrintingWed, Oct 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Web3 Frens • Tampa, FLMeetup 1️⃣9️⃣: Web3 EducationWed, Oct 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Blockchain and Crypto Investors and Enthusiasts • Saint Petersburg, FLCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)Wed, Oct 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) Gamers • Palm Harbor, FLGame Night!Wed, Oct 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30s • Orlando, FLTHE EXORCIST (1973): 50th Anniversary ScreeningWed, Oct 4 · 6:30 PM EDT
Communication Skills for Interviews and Life • Tampa, FLHow to Increase Your Confidence and CommunicationWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce Meetup • Tampa, FLBoost Your Amazon Sales: Unveiling 3 Simple Secrets for an Extra $67M!Wed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLCarrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and OnlineWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Want to Make More Connections by Improving Communication • Tampa, FLSecrets of Good CommunicationWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Castaways Euchre Club • Saint Petersburg, FLCastaways Euchre ClubWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Adventures On Tap: TTRPGs and Board Games • Orlando, FLNerd Night: Board Games and Beer at Deadwords BrewingWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild • Winter Park, FLNew Beginnings & Old RivalriesWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Professionals Meetup For Networking And Social Skillsets • Orlando, FLHow to Express Yourself and Connect with PeopleWed, Oct 4 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLCardfight Vanguard!! OverDress WeeklyWed, Oct 4 · 7:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLSongs & Soju | Karaoke & Party Games!Wed, Oct 4 · 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday Night Gaming • Dunnellon, FLWednesday night gameWed, Oct 4 · 8:00 PM EDT
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Civo doesn’t just throw amazing conferences here in Tampa Bay,
they’re also a great, developer-friendly cloud-native service provider!
Find out more.

Thursday, October 5

GroupEvent NameTime
AIIM – The Association for Intelligent Information ManagementSolutions Showcase & Strategy SummitThu, Oct 5 · 7:30 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLBusiness Over Breakfast ~ Happy Hangar IN PERSON JOIN US!Thu, Oct 5 · 7:30 AM EDT
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals NetworkingThu, Oct 5 · 7:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLLUTZ, FL – HAPPY HANGER CAFE THURSDAY NETWORKINGThu, Oct 5 · 8:00 AM EDT
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLClearwater Professional Networking LunchThu, Oct 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!Thu, Oct 5 · 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, Oct 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch JOIN us and connect your businessThu, Oct 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up • Clearwater, FLPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!Thu, Oct 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch JOIN us and connect your business!Thu, Oct 5 · 11:00 AM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals • Wesley Chapel, FLWesley Chapel Professional Networking LunchThu, Oct 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome • Wesley Chapel, FLLutz / Wesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Bahama Breeze!Thu, Oct 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLBreakroom Bar & Grill 11:28 Doors open at 11:00am IN PersonThu, Oct 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning Together • Bradenton, FLSWAT Networking North River LuncheonThu, Oct 5 · 11:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLSarasota Speakers Exchange ToastmastersThu, Oct 5 · 12:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLCommander Open Play Night at Armada GamesThu, Oct 5 · 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education • Bradenton, FLWorkshops: Grow and Scale Your BusinessThu, Oct 5 · 1:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLRPG: Pathfinder Society at Meeple MoversThu, Oct 5 · 2:00 PM EDT
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa • Tampa, FLEnhancing school curriculums to prepare our children for an “AI-first” futureThu, Oct 5 · 3:30 PM EDT
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) • Saint Petersburg, FLNPI Annual Business ExpoThu, Oct 5 · 4:00 PM EDT
Gulfport Scrabblers and Social • Saint Petersburg, FLGulfport Scrabble and SocialThu, Oct 5 · 5:00 PM EDT
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 143: GraffitiThu, Oct 5 · 5:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild • Orlando, FLThe Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan T2 APL5 (Tales from the Yawning Portal)Thu, Oct 5 · 5:30 PM EDT
Horror Fan Fun Time Gang • Saint Petersburg, FLHorror Friends Movie Night – The Exorcist: Believer!!!Thu, Oct 5 · 5:30 PM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLBusiness Happy Hour ~ Cafe Delanie 1st Thursday Every Month 6pm to 8pmThu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FL1st Thursday Networking Mixer, Romi’s Tacos & RGANetwork.net $10 cash at doorThu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLAfter Hours Mixer Romi’s Tacos! All Welcome $10 cashThu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLBusiness Networking Mixer 1st Thursday ~ JOIN us!Thu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals” • Saint Petersburg, FL2023 Happy Hour – Cycle Brewery & Whiskey ExchangeThu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and OSR Group • Seffner, FL2nd ed. AD&D Campaign.Thu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLWarhammer NightThu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly Meetup • Orlando, FLCentral Florida Board Gaming at The CollectiveThu, Oct 5 · 6:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Drupal User Group • Tampa, FLTampa Bay Drupal & Web Technologies Q&A. Everyone welcome!Thu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
IIBA Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study GroupThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters District 48 • Saint Petersburg, FLPalm Harbor Toastmasters Club #8248Thu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Bitcoin • Tampa, FLBitcoin Estate Planning with Mortellaro LawThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group • Saint Petersburg, FLThursday chess at 54th Ave Kava House!Thu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLOne Piece ThursdaysThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup • Bradenton, FLSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders PizzaThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Balance Martial Arts and Gaming • Pinellas Park, FLYu-Gi-Oh TournamentThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLFOWL PLAY @ Gangchu!Thu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Live streaming production and talent • Tarpon Springs, FLLive streaming production and talentThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Books & Brews! • Largo, FLOctober – The NoiseThu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLSeminole Heights Thurs Game Night @ Gangchu!Thu, Oct 5 · 7:00 PM EDT
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30s • Orlando, FLTHE EXORCIST: BELIEVERThu, Oct 5 · 7:30 PM EDT
Plant City Web Development Group • Plant City, FLWeekly MeetupThu, Oct 5 · 8:00 PM EDT
Hacktivate – Hackathon Meetup Group • Orlando, FLWeekly HacksThu, Oct 5 · 8:00 PM EDT
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Friday, October 6

GroupEvent NameTime
Defcon813 • Tampa, FLBSides OrlandoFri, Oct 6 · 7:00 AM EDT
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN! • Winter Park, FLImprove your communication, listening, and leadership skillsFri, Oct 6 · 7:15 AM EDT
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton • Sarasota, FLA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!Fri, Oct 6 · 8:45 AM EDT
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! • Saint Petersburg, FLTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOMEFri, Oct 6 · 8:45 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLBusiness over Breakfast ClearwaterFri, Oct 6 · 9:00 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLNetworking over breakfastFri, Oct 6 · 9:00 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLFBI ~ Friday Business Introductions at Largo Family RestaurantFri, Oct 6 · 9:00 AM EDT
Brandon Biz Pros • Brandon, FLOnline Networking with Brandon Biz ProsFri, Oct 6 · 9:00 AM EDT
Project Codex • Orlando, FLVirtual CoffeeFri, Oct 6 · 9:00 AM EDT
West Orlando WordPress Meetup • Winter Garden, FLFirst Friday WordPress Collaboration Meetup – October 2023Fri, Oct 6 · 10:00 AM EDT
Ms. Biz Connectz- business leaders brainstorming together • Oviedo, FLMs. Biz Connectz- business leaders brainstorm togetherFri, Oct 6 · 10:00 AM EDT
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough • Largo, FLInternational Networking at McAlisters Deli every FridayFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking Meetings and Mixers • Tampa, FLFriday Business Introductions TampaFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Networking and Events • Largo, FLWestshore Business Networking Lunch at McAlisters Deli Every Friday All WelcomeFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections • Tampa, FLInternational Professionals Networking MeetingFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up • Clearwater, FLInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters DeliFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net • Tampa, FLFriday International Business Introductions at McAlisters WestshoreFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 AM EDT
Zombie Rat Pack • Orlando, FLSpookala @ Tampa FairgroundsFri, Oct 6 · 2:00 PM EDT
Women Business Networking – Florida • Boca Grande, FLMargarita Girls time – Networking with funFri, Oct 6 · 4:00 PM EDT
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FLWEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT GAMING AT GAMER’S COMMANDFri, Oct 6 · 5:00 PM EDT
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLBoard Game Night!Fri, Oct 6 · 5:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLNew Gamer Night!Fri, Oct 6 · 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa Gaming Guild • Tampa, FLFriday Board Game NightFri, Oct 6 · 5:30 PM EDT
Ocala Photography Group • Ocala, FLPhotowalk: “First Friday Faces”Fri, Oct 6 · 5:30 PM EDT
Tampa Hackerspace • Tampa, FLNASA Space Apps Challenge hackathonFri, Oct 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLTaps & Drafts | EDH/MtG NightFri, Oct 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLMTG: Commander FNMFri, Oct 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Social Deduction Gaming • Orlando, FLBlood on the Clocktower at Blackbird Comics and CoffeehouseFri, Oct 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLTaps & Drafts | Casual EDH/MtG Social NightFri, Oct 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
Self-Perfected Orlando • Orlando, FLGROWTH MINDSETFri, Oct 6 · 6:00 PM EDT
MakerFX Makerspace • Orlando, FLMakerFX Makerspace Soft Arts GuildFri, Oct 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Helping Entrepreneurs Live Prosperously • Orlando, FLProfessional Networking MixerFri, Oct 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Japanese Meetup • Tampa, FLTsudoiFri, Oct 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Tampa Stoics • Tampa, FL**NEW LOCATION** IN-PERSON: “Stoicism and Emotion” (Chapter 2)Fri, Oct 6 · 7:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLFriday Pokemon TournamentFri, Oct 6 · 7:30 PM EDT
Indica Cafe Events • Tampa, FLFriday night game nightFri, Oct 6 · 9:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers • Tampa, FLInternational Networking at McAlisters Deli every FridayFri, Oct 6 · 11:30 PM EDT
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Saturday, October 7

GroupEvent NameTime
SpaceCoastSec – Space Coast’s Information Security Community • Melbourne, FLBSides OrlandoSat, Oct 7 · 7:00 AM EDT
Central Florida Philosophy Meetup • Winter Park, FLWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.Sat, Oct 7 · 7:00 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative Photography • Saint Petersburg, FLDIY – First Saturday Cars & Coffee – VFW Post 2550 Dunedin – (DIY)Sat, Oct 7 · 7:30 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division G • Ocala, FLEarly Bird OcalaSat, Oct 7 · 8:00 AM EDT
Suncoast Drone Club • Tampa, FLLake Chautauqua ParkSat, Oct 7 · 8:00 AM EDT
Tampa Book and Film Fusion • Tampa, FLBook Swap (Optional) and DiscussionSat, Oct 7 · 9:00 AM EDT
Pinellas Writers • Largo, FLMonthly In Person Group Meeting – All Writers Welcome!Sat, Oct 7 · 9:00 AM EDT
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLHunters Creek ToastmastersSat, Oct 7 · 9:30 AM EDT
Chess Republic • Tampa, FLSaturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, TampaSat, Oct 7 · 9:30 AM EDT
TechUP Group – Tampa Bay • Tampa, FLTechUP Tampa Bay Relaunch: Empowering Non-Profits Through TechSat, Oct 7 · 10:00 AM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing Group • Tampa, FLSubmission SaturdaysSat, Oct 7 · 10:00 AM EDT
Orlando Photo + Design Meetup • Orlando, FLScott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo WalkSat, Oct 7 · 10:30 AM EDT
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG) • Oviedo, FLBravo Group Campaign ContinuesSat, Oct 7 · 11:00 AM EDT
Midjourney A.I. Art Meetup Group • Tampa, FLMidjourney Basics: Intro & FAQ with A.I. Creative Compass!Sat, Oct 7 · 12:00 PM EDT
Winning The Week • Bradenton, FLWinning The Week – 1st MeetSat, Oct 7 · 12:00 PM EDT
Spring Hill Meetup Group • Spring Hill, FLFall Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Farm – Raprager Family FarmsSat, Oct 7 · 12:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Makers • Sarasota, FLFREE Fab Lab OrientationSat, Oct 7 · 1:00 PM EDT
Monster Trading Systems Learn-To-Trade Meetup for Crypto • Winter Park, FLLearn-To-Trade with Trading Systems (Live Webinar)Sat, Oct 7 · 1:00 PM EDT
Movie Fans, Actors, and Filmmakers FREE Group • Winter Park, FLFREE Film Festival in ApopkaSat, Oct 7 · 1:00 PM EDT
Orlando Video & Post Production Meetup • Orlando, FL2023 Melrose Film FestivalSat, Oct 7 · 1:00 PM EDT
Tampa Writers Club • Tampa, FLPen & Palms PremiereSat, Oct 7 · 2:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild • Orlando, FLRadiant Citadel Adventures (Tier 1)Sat, Oct 7 · 2:00 PM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLCo-Op Day – Learn & Play Aeon’s EndSat, Oct 7 · 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLOutside the Binary Boardgame Meetup at Critical Hit GamesSat, Oct 7 · 3:00 PM EDT
Orlando Stoics • Maitland, FLONLINE: Science Saturdays: Influential Scientists (part 4)Sat, Oct 7 · 3:00 PM EDT
New Port Richey Casual Games and Fun Socializing Group! • Hudson, FLRon is hosting game night at Gamers GuildSat, Oct 7 · 4:30 PM EDT
Information Technology Orlando Group • Orlando, FLIntroductions at Panera Bread AltamonteSat, Oct 7 · 5:00 PM EDT
Unlucky Roll Cafe Board Game Meetup • Inverness, FLScoundrels & Sabacc (Star Wars Themed Night)Sat, Oct 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLCommunity Hang-out NightSat, Oct 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
The Fun Time Meetup Group • Clearwater, FLPizza Around the Pool on Saturday, October 7Sat, Oct 7 · 6:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLYu-Gi-Oh Evening TournamentSat, Oct 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Balance Martial Arts and Gaming • Pinellas Park, FLYu-Gi-Oh TournamentSat, Oct 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Gamers • Sarasota, FLDems with DiceSat, Oct 7 · 7:00 PM EDT
Black Entrepreneurs who Love Great Music & Networking • Tampa, FLSpade Dating @ Riverview TapHouseSat, Oct 7 · 9:00 PM EDT
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Sunday, October 8

GroupEvent NameTime
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion Group • Sarasota, FLIHOP Restaurant CRITICAL THINKERS SUNDAY BRUNCHSun, Oct 8 · 10:00 AM EDT
Clermont Nerd Games • Clermont, FLWarhammer 40KSun, Oct 8 · 11:00 AM EDT
Tampa Jewish Meetup • Tampa, FL20’s Book ClubSun, Oct 8 · 11:00 AM EDT
Meeple Movers Gaming Group • Ocala, FLThe Show Must Go On (RPG bi-weekly on-going campaign)Sun, Oct 8 · 12:30 PM EDT
Makerspaces Pinellas Meetup Group • Largo, FL3D designingSun, Oct 8 · 1:00 PM EDT
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames) • Port Richey, FLWeekend Game DaySun, Oct 8 · 1:00 PM EDT
Brandon Boardgamers • Brandon, FL2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH BOARDGAMING AT NERDY NEEDSSun, Oct 8 · 1:00 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild • Orlando, FLNew Player Nights East Colonial – Tier 1 (Various DMs)Sun, Oct 8 · 1:00 PM EDT
Makerspaces Pinellas Meetup Group • Largo, FL3D Printing basicsSun, Oct 8 · 2:00 PM EDT
Chess Republic • Tampa, FLSunday Chess at Grassroots Kava House in YborSun, Oct 8 · 2:00 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! • Tampa, FLD&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit GamesSun, Oct 8 · 2:00 PM EDT
Critical Hit Games • Saint Petersburg, FLD&D Adventurers LeagueSun, Oct 8 · 2:00 PM EDT
35+ On The Town • Tampa, FLGame “Night” NEW LOCATIONSun, Oct 8 · 2:00 PM EDT
Plant City Friends ( Any Age Welcome) • Plant City, FLPlay “The LEGEND of Frankenstein UNLEASHED”Sun, Oct 8 · 2:00 PM EDT
Central Florida Computer Society • Orlando, FLPlease join usSun, Oct 8 · 2:45 PM EDT
Makerspaces Pinellas Meetup Group • Largo, FL3D printingSun, Oct 8 · 3:00 PM EDT
Sunshine Games • Tampa, FLSunday Pokemon LeagueSun, Oct 8 · 4:00 PM EDT
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals Group • Tampa, FLPickleball! Super casual just-for-fun style (food after?)Sun, Oct 8 · 4:00 PM EDT
The Guild of Independent Game Developers • Winter Park, FLLectureSun, Oct 8 · 5:00 PM EDT
Tampa Stoics • Tampa, FLIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway TrailSun, Oct 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
20’s & 30’s Christians Tampa Bay • Saint Petersburg, FLKings Kaleidoscope ConcertSun, Oct 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Suncoast Socials 50+ • Sarasota, FLSINGLES DANCE – Multiple Single Groups – Over 200 SINGLES Attending – FREE EVENTSun, Oct 8 · 6:00 PM EDT
Toastmasters Division E • Orlando, FLFind Your Funny ToastmasterSun, Oct 8 · 6:30 PM EDT
Nerdbrew Events • Tampa, FLHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!Sun, Oct 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
Unlucky Roll Cafe Board Game Meetup • Inverness, FLOpen Game NightSun, Oct 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
Nerd Night Out • Tampa, FLA Duck Presents NB Movie NightSun, Oct 8 · 7:00 PM EDT
Solana – Tampa • Tampa, FLOffice HoursSun, Oct 8 · 8:00 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 scrapes 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 judgment 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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