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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 29, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 29 through Sunday, December 5, 2021.

This is a weekly service from Tampa Bay’s tech blog, Global Nerdy! For the past four years, I’ve been compiling a list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. There’s a lot going on in our scene here in “The Other Bay Area, on the Other West Coast”!

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

This list includes in-person events as well as online events. The COVID-19 numbers are dropping sharply, but be smart and responsible — get your shots, mask up in crowds, and we can get back to what passes for normal sooner!

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check this page often!

Monday, November 29

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Using the Develop Module in Lightroom11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netTampa Bay Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
VR/AR Association – Central Florida ChapterVR/AR Association Central Florida Chapter I/ITSEC Exhibition Pass &Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 6:00 PM EST
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Ajahn Chah: Training the Heart and Mind” (Part 2)7:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 84“Attracting A New Audience” Workshop7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn UX/UI Design With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Jam Night @ Steep Station (St Pete)8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 30

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
IrisReading.comTime Management: How To Avoid Wasting Time- Tampa 
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
Bootstrappers Breakfast® – Tampa Bay AreaEast Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast®8:30 AM
Business Networking and Other EventsBreakfast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator Logo Design & Development10:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 👨‍🎓 XR Development Course with Unity (10% OFF) – 📅 Nov, 30th, 1 PM EST 👀1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
South Florida Photographic SocietyLight Study Pro, Intermediate Lighting for Pro Portrait/Commercial Photographer.4:30 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Turn Up Tuesday5:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Slow friending / introvertsCooking class (fee)-BOTTOMS UP! – Upside-Down Cooking6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
The Tampa Girly Book ClubNovember’s Girly Book Club at 6:30pm6:30 PM
DevelopersTalk and Code6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
The Orlando Girly Book ClubNovember’s Girly Book Club at 7 PM7:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWinter Springs Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadVerity for November7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Power Gals Networking After Dark GroupAfter Dark Networking7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
The Essentials of Public Speaking[Online] Public Speaking and Your Success7:30 PM
Essential Communication Skills for Career AdvancementHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:30 PM
Communicate with Self-Confidence Meetup, Tampa, FL[Online] How to Increase Your Self-Confidence in Public Speaking7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupOpen Mic at covered patio JF Kicks bar8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationStock Investing Roundtable8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 1

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Success Strategies for Business OwnersIdentifying Your Prospective Customers and Targeting Them!12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP 2021 Photo Challenges, See RSVP Page for Details.5:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Bay Pines Toastmasters – Better speeches, More confidence5:15 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 5 Part 26:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Introverts Socializing and Dining @ Serbian Mediterranean Restaurant6:00 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Read Between The Wines // Sarasota, FLDecember MeetUp // Art of Seduction by Robert Greene6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
Tampa DevsTDevs: Intro to Typescript [x] How to ship a Unity game on Steam!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Sellers E-commerceSelling Books & Restricted Inventory on Amazon with Avery Martin!7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Improv CommunityImprov Development “Virtual Edition”7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM

Thursday, December 2

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
RGANetwork.netAfter hours Networking Mixer Cafe Delanie 
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group8:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 12 0211:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Creating Confidence in WomenCreating Confidence in Women12:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsSupport Our Noire Kitchen @ The Poor Porker5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour- Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women in AgileTampa WiA 2021 Finale – Vision Board 2022 w/ Diana Weber6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay PythonIntroduction to OpenAPI and Python code-generation for web API development6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
Drupal User Group of Tampa Bay (Meeting in person again)Mike Wright Remembrance7:00 PM
Books & Brews!December – holidays on ice7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM

Friday, December 3

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Presentation Skills & Self- Confidence9:25 AM
Slow friending / introvertsArt and design show10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: December Meetup12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupStargazing on the Beach at Night, under a dark moon (6+ ft apart)7:00 PM

Saturday, December 4

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonDecember – Center for Inquiry’s SHARE Book Club12:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Trivia and card games @ HOB Brewing Dunedin1:00 PM
Orlando Writer’s Critique GroupOrlando Writers Critique Group1:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
The Maker Team – Plant CityStarting up again1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau (Part 3)4:00 PM
Gen GeekGeeks go Stargazing5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Sunday, December 5

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Increase Your Website Sales & Leads in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google AdWords Tutorial & Walk Through in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] How Google Works Ranking Websites in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] On Page vs Off Page SEO Strategies in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How To Optimize & Rank YouTube Videos in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Dec. 5th at the Station House in St Pete10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Dialogue and Human Experience.When coexistence is an issue, what do you do?2:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Study and Present Group16:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Using Trading Systems – (ONLINE)6:00 PM
Volusia Young Professionals Group (covers East and West)February West Volusia Networking Social6:00 PM

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Current Events Tampa Bay

The end-of-year Tech Meetup Extravaganza: December 8th at Armature Works!

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to gather Tampa Bay’s various tech meetups in a single place, but that’s exactly what’s happening at Armature Works on Wednesday, December 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:

The End of Year Tech Meetup Extravaganza!

Graohic: Computer Coach Training Center logo

The folks at Computer Coach (who are also behind a number of great meetups that happen every week) are putting it together, and these Tampa Bay meetups will be there:

From the organizers:

Our end-of-year extravaganza is casual and open to all! Cash bar, great conversations, and networking, networking, networking!

This will be an outdoor event – please take any covid-19 precautions you feel necessary to be safe and have fun!

It’s free to attend, and it’s a great opportunity to network, catch up with old friends, and make new ones! I’ll be attending, and I look forward to seeing you there!

Register for the End of Year Tech Meetup Extravaganza here.

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Editorial

ADAIO.online: Another crypto scam, this time for ADA

Here’s a screenshot from a video that YouTube is suggesting to people who like watching videos about cryptocurrency. Regular readers of this blog will find its format familiar:

Once again, it’s supposed to be a live video of an interview with Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano, co-founder of Ethereum, talking about Cardano, with an offer to double your ADA — send them n ADA, and they’ll send you 2n ADA back.

This is pretty much the same scam as one pulled last month with a fake “double your ETH” offer. Read it first, then note the similarities below.

It’s a “live” rebroadcast of a five-month-old video

The so-called “live” video is actually this pre-recorded interview on Lex Fridman’s YouTube channel:

The scammers are playing the video on a loop and piping it to a live YouTube stream to give it the appearance of a live broadcast.

It promises to double your ADA in a way that seems too good to be true

Here’s their promise, take straight from their video:

There’s a reason that they take a lot of space explaining what “double your ADA” means with a lot of examples: it’s all about getting you to think of all that sweet ADA that could be sitting in your wallet — if you’d just point your browser at ADAIO.online and send them your ADA!

Think for a moment: What’s the business model in giving someone twice the ADA they just gave you, which nothing else exchanged?

The ADAIO.online domain is 3 days old

If you do a WHOIS on the domain ADAIO.online, you’ll get these tidbits of information that should trigger your “scammy sense”:

  • Created on 2021-11-17
  • Expires on 2022-11-17
  • Updated on 2021-11-17

As I write this, the domain was three days ago, and its owners are hoping you were born yesterday.

The display of ADA transfers is randomly generated

If you go to ADAIO.online and scroll to the bottom of the page, you’ll see a constantly-updated table of transfers that purport to show people sending them some ADA and then getting double that amount in return.

It’s fake.

A simple “view source” of ADAIO.online’s home page shows that the table’s data is randomly-generated. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see the script behind the fakery:

<script>
    let day = 1
    let hours = 0
    let minutes = 0
    let seconds = 0
    let wallet = "addr1qxha6qprhk3dp325v7hrwmrg7z54j3wf2pl8wf5zseqfn740m5qz80dz6rz4geawxakx3u9ft9zuj5r7wung9pjqn8aqq79xwr";

    // dont edit
    let titleWallet = document.getElementById("wallet").innerText = wallet.toLocaleString('ru');
    let time = (day * (24 * 60 * 60)) + (hours * (60 * 60)) + (minutes * 60);
    // let timeContainer = document.getElementById('overTime').innerText = time;
    // dont edit


    function randomString(_0xe480x2) {
        var _0xe480x3 = '';
        var _0xe480x4 = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789';
        var _0xe480x5 = _0xe480x4['length'];
        for (var _0xe480x6 = 0; _0xe480x6 < _0xe480x2; _0xe480x6++) {
            _0xe480x3 += _0xe480x4['charAt'](Math['floor'](Math['random']() * _0xe480x5))
        };
        return _0xe480x3
    }

    function randomStringHashBTC(_0xe480x2) {
        var _0xe480x3 = '';
        var _0xe480x4 = 'bacfed0123456789';
        var _0xe480x5 = _0xe480x4['length'];
        for (var _0xe480x6 = 0; _0xe480x6 < _0xe480x2; _0xe480x6++) {
            _0xe480x3 += _0xe480x4['charAt'](Math['floor'](Math['random']() * _0xe480x5))
        };
        return _0xe480x3
    }

    var divCounter = 0;

    function randomInteger(min, max) {
        let rand = min + Math.random() * (max - min);
        return Math.round(rand);
    }

    function randomIntegerBTC(min, max) {
        let rand = min + Math.random() * (max - min);
        return rand.toFixed(2);
    }

    function getRandomArbitrary(min, max) {
        rand = Math.random() * (max - min) + min;
        return rand.toFixed(2);
    }

    function getRundomMnogitel() {
        let asd = [1, 0.1, 0.01];
        let getRandom = Math.floor(Math.random() * asd.length);
        return asd[getRandom];
    }

    function GenerateAddress() {
        var result = '';
        var characters = 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789';
        var charactersLength = characters.length;
        for (var i = 0; i < 8; i++) {
            result += characters.charAt(Math.floor(Math.random() * charactersLength));
        }
        return 'add'+result;
    }

    function GenerateHash(length) {
        var result = '';
        var characters = 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789';
        var charactersLength = characters.length;
        for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
            result += characters.charAt(Math.floor(Math.random() * charactersLength));
        }
        return result+"...";
    }

    function genDiv() {
        divCounter++;
        let valet = document.getElementById("wallet").innerText;
        var _0xe480x9 =
            `${'<div class="item"><div class="top"><div class="data"><div style="" class="data-item">{t1}</div><div style="display: none" class="data-item">{t2}</div><div class="data-item" id="btcstr">{t4}</div><div class="data-item">{t5}</div><div class="data-item">{t6}</div><div class="data-item">{t3}</div><div class="data-item">{t7}</div><div style="display: none" class="data-item">{t8}</div></div></div><div class="bottom"><div class="data"><div style="" class="data-item">{b1}</div><div style="display: none" class="data-item">{b2}</div><div class="data-item">{b4}</div><div class="data-item">{b5}</div><div class="data-item" id="btcstr">{b6}</div><div class="data-item">{b3}</div><div class="data-item">{b7}</div><div style="display:none"; class="data-item">{b8}</div></div></div></div>'}`;
        let _0xe480xa = GenerateHash(10);
        let _0xe480xb = "616" + randomInteger(1, 9) + randomInteger(1, 9) + randomInteger(1, 9);
        let _0xe480xc = 'right now';
        let _0xe480xd = GenerateAddress() + '...';
        let _0xe480xe = 'IN';
        let _0xe480xf = valet.substring(0, 10);
        let valueSend = getRandomArbitrary(1500, 40000);
        let _0xe480x10 = valueSend + ' ADA';
        let _0xe480x11 = ((Math['random']() * 0.009 * getRundomMnogitel()) + 0.0001 * getRundomMnogitel())[
            'toFixed'](6);
        let _0xe480x12 = GenerateHash(10);
        let _0xe480x13 = "616" + randomInteger(1, 9) + randomInteger(1, 9) + randomInteger(1, 9);
        let _0xe480x14 = 'right now';
        let _0xe480x15 = _0xe480xf.slice(0, 10) + "...";
        let _0xe480x16 = 'OUT';
        let _0xe480x17 = _0xe480xd;
        let _0xe480x18 = (valueSend * 3) + ' ADA';
        let _0xe480x19 = ((Math['random']() * 0.009 * getRundomMnogitel()) + 0.0001 * getRundomMnogitel())[
            'toFixed'](8);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t1}', _0xe480x12);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t2}', _0xe480x13);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t3}', _0xe480x14);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t4}', _0xe480x15);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t5}', _0xe480x16);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t6}', _0xe480x17);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t7}', _0xe480x18);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{t8}', _0xe480x19);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b1}', _0xe480xa);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b2}', _0xe480xb);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b3}', _0xe480xc);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b4}', _0xe480xd);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b5}', _0xe480xe);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b6}', _0xe480x15);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b7}', _0xe480x10);
        _0xe480x9 = _0xe480x9['replace']('{b8}', _0xe480x11);
        var _0xe480x1a = $(_0xe480x9)['prependTo']('.table-body');
        $('.item')['each'](function () {
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At least the coin-ether.net scammers tried to hide their script. The lazy grifters behind ADAIO.online didn’t even put in that amount of effort.

How much have they been able to collect from gullible people?

By pasting the wallet address that ADAIO.online provided on their site at the time of writing (the better scammers know to change wallets often) into Cardanoscan, it appears that they’ve collected about 66,000 ADA in the past five hours. At current prices, that’s just under $125,000, or $25K an hour.

Let me say it again: There’s a lot of opportunity in crypto, but these “give me some of your crypto, and I’ll give you double back” offers ain’t it. Don’t fall for the scam!

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 22, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28, 2021.

This is a weekly service from Tampa Bay’s tech blog, Global Nerdy! For the past four years, I’ve been compiling a list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. There’s a lot going on in our scene here in “The Other Bay Area, on the Other West Coast”!

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

This list includes in-person events as well as online events. The COVID-19 numbers are dropping sharply, but be smart and responsible — get your shots, mask up in crowds, and we can get back to what passes for normal sooner!

Keep in mind that this the week of Thanksgiving. The closer an event is to Thanksgiving Day, the more you should double-check that it’s actually happening. Many fo the events in LinkedIn and EventBrite are generated “on autopilot” and might not account for holidays.

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check this page often!

Monday, November 22

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Headquarters Coworking – KissimmeeMarketing Manager MeetUp : M311:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSouth Tampa Business Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
UCF Cyber Defense Professional Certificate ProgramHow to Start Your Cybersecurity Journey (With No Experience)1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Learn Cybersecurity Skills – OrlandoHow to Start Your Cybersecurity Journey (With No Experience)1:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Sarasota “Doctor Who” Fan MeetupNovember Viewing Party6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GRadiant Ridge Toastmasters6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonN Pinellas – Monthly CFI TAMPA BAY Humanist Social Dinner6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubHelium Strategies Part 2 with Burak Sezen: Maximize earnings6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersMONDAY Game Night @ Brighter Days Brewing Company7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Ajahn Chah: Training the Heart and Mind” (Part 1)7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupWomen in Agile with Michaela Hutfles7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Tuesday, November 23

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
IrisReading.comTime Management: How To Avoid Wasting Time- Tampa 
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in November7:30 AM
The 360 Exchange – Winter Garden LocationThe 360 Exchange – Where Referrals Come Full Circle8:00 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDCoffee and Introductions9:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 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 MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
South Florida Photographic SocietyLight Study Pro, Intermediate Lighting for Pro Portrait/Commercial Photographer.4:30 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Central Florida Computer SocietyCentral Florida Computer Society TechSIG (Please join us!!)7:00 PM
The Orlando Python User GroupPythonic Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWinter Springs Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Young SharksOUTDOOR Young Professionals & Business Owners Networking Event7:00 PM
Agile OrlandoLean Beer (In Person)7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Freelancer Social HourLet’s grab some midweek drinks at Armature Works!8:00 PM
Power Gals Networking After Dark GroupAfter Dark Networking7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 24

This is the day before Thanksgiving — double-check that an event is happening before attending!

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Toastmasters, Division DTrailblazers Toastmasters7:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Manasota East Exchange ClubWeekly Meeting7:30 AM
Toastmasters Division GTalk of the World Toastmasters8:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:15 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:30 AM
National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind GroupNational Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group Meeting11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Business to Business Networking GroupB2B Networking Event12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group😎 Unity Orlando | Central Florida Monthly “CatchUp” Meeting 👀💯12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupUser essentials for an efficient hybrid password management2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersLet’s Talk Business- Tampa Bay Virtual Meetings2:30 PM
North Sarasota Happy Hour NetworkingFriendsGiving Happy Hour @ Ford’s Garage4:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesday5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro5:30 PM
Wealth Building 101 Online MeetupOnline Live Real Estate Investment Introduction6:00 PM
Around The World: International Book Club – MetrowestIRAN: Reading Lolita In Tehran, A Memoir In Books – Azar Nafisi6:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesVS. System Wednesdays6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us Weekly Meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCitrusSec Meetup7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Turning Talents into Business Treasure: ProposalsMeet Your Next Clients, I’ll Make the Introductions: LinkedIn Networking Party7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceGirls Who Code Python for Grades 6-127:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Wednesday Night DnD at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Barley & Hops 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Social Entrepreneurs Business Startup NetworkSocial “Hump Day” Wednesdays7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
South Florida Startup: Idea to IPOPitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal in a COVID-19 World10:00 PM

Thursday, November 25

This is Thanksgiving Day — double-check that an event is happening before attending!

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupHow to use correlation rules for effective threat detection2:00 PM
Land O Lakes Cigars and Networking GroupCigars, Networking, Referrals –6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Poetry Group6:30 PM
Nature Coast Real Estate InvestorsInvestor monthly meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Technology CenterWordPress7:00 PM
Modern MinimalismCal Newport’s book “Digital Minimalism” (Chap. 5)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks & Options – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group📌 The Lost Cartridge Jam 2021 – 📅 Nov 25th – 28th 👀7:10 PM

Friday, November 26

This is the day after Thanksgiving — double-check that an event is happening before attending!

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Hodge-Podge Board Games and Japanese MahjongMonthly Game Night6:30 PM
Gen GeekUnited Skates of America6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 5 continued)7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM

Saturday, November 27

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Freelancer Social HourBrunch at Another Broken Egg Cafe (Clearwater Beach)10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Sixth Annual Thanksgiving PhotoWalk – Hillsborough River State Park10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Tampa Gaming Guild18XX Rails Game11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Critical Hit GamesSmall Business Saturday Sale12:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Leaven Brewing2:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)ALPHA GROUP – Blast From the Past – Game 725:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Gen GeekGeek Pictionary 🤓 @tea lounge6:00 PM
Geekocracy!Largo Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show6:00 PM

Sunday, November 28

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Increase Your Website Sales & Leads in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google AdWords Tutorial & Walk Through in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] How Google Works Ranking Websites in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] On Page vs Off Page SEO Strategies in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How To Optimize & Rank YouTube Videos in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Keyword Research Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Google Search Console Tutorial in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Rank #1 on Google Maps & Yelp: Local SEO in Tampa 
CoachieveEntrepreneurship Coaching Session – Tampa 
Tak-chi Ho – Certified Fulfilment CoachHow to Escape Your Unfulfilling job to Create Your Dream [Tampa] 
Low Light Photography GroupSunrise over the Skyway7:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Gen GeekChess and Drinks @Madhatters12:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps and Drafts | Commander Two-Headed Giant Tournament2:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps and Drafts | Commander Two-Headed Giant Tournament2:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubBlockchain/Crypto Coffee, food & drinks at Foxtail Winter Park7:00 PM

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Mobile Programming

How to fix the “Android emulator crashes when I take a screenshot” bug

The Android emulator for the current stable version of Android Studio (“Arctic Fox” 2020.3.1 Patch 3, built on September 30, 2021) has a bug that could be a problem if you write articles or document apps: When you press the “screenshot” button (the one with the camera icon), it quietly crashes. The application shuts down without an error message, and it doesn’t save a screenshot.

I rely on the emulator’s “take a screenshot” feature in my developer advocate job, so this was a big problem for me. Luckily, I found a fix.

This bug will eventually get fixed, but until that time, the workaround is to update the emulator to the version in the “Canary” build, Android Studio’s leading-edge preview. You don’t have to download the Canary build for all of Android Studio — just the emulator. I’ll show you how to do it in the following steps.

Step 1: Temporarily change Android Studio’s update channel to “Canary”.

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Open Android’s Preferences window, expand the Appearance & Behavior menu, and then its System Settings sub-menu, then select the Updates item.

In the Automatically check updates for menu, select Canary Channel, then click the Apply button.

Android Studio is now set up to get its updates from the Canary Channel, which is where the pre-beta versions of upcoming versions live.

Step 2. Download the Canary Channel version of the emulator.

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Select Android SDK from the left menu, then click the SDK Tools tap in the right pane.

Check the Android Emulator checkbox in the list of SDK tools, and then click the Apply button.

You’ll be presented with this dialog box:

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Click OK and let Android Studio do its thing:

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When the process is complete, you’ll see that you have the 31.1.3 version of the emulator:

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At this point, you’ll have a version of the Android emulator that doesn’t crash when you take a screenshot.

Step 3: Change Android Studio’s update channel back to “Stable”.

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You can stay on the Canary channel if you like living on the bleeding edge, but most of us are better off with Android Studio getting its updates from the Stable channel.

Go back to the Updates screen, select Stable Channel, and click the Apply button and then the OK button.

Categories
Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 15, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 15 through Sunday, November 21, 2021.

This is a weekly service from Tampa Bay’s tech blog, Global Nerdy! For the past four years, I’ve been compiling a list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. There’s a lot going on in our scene here in “The Other Bay Area, on the Other West Coast”!

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

This list includes in-person events as well as online events. The COVID-19 numbers are dropping sharply, but be smart and responsible — get your shots, mask up in crowds, and we can get back to what passes for normal sooner!

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check this page often!

Monday, November 15

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
Women’s Divine Dialogue WritingThe Woman’s Book of Soul: Re-Greening Arid Places8:33 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 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
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Entrepreneurs Empower EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM
Coaching for Everyone: Sarasota-ManateeGSCA November 15th “Virtual” Meeting1:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education“How Money Works” with Polly Bauer5:30 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationLowry Parcade 🎮🕹🏆6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
RedCarpetMonday Business Networking GroupRedCarpetMonday Orlando Business Networking Event hosted at Blue Martini6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay DevOps MeetupTBDevOps monthly meeting: Using Kubernetes as a metadata platform6:30 PM
Tampa Area Crypto And NFT IRL Hosted By Endangered Mints NFTTampa Area Crypto and NFTs – Share and Learn Group6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: Breaking Chains with Epictetus7:00 PM
Chess Club OrlandoCCO meetup7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Failure Isn’t the Opposite of Success…It’s a Part of It at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
Davenport Book ClubNovember Book Club Meeting7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | What is UX/UI Design?8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Jam Night @ Steep Station (St Pete)8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | What is UX/UI Design?8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 16

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
IrisReading.comTime Management: How To Avoid Wasting Time- Tampa 
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in November7:30 AM
The 360 Exchange – Winter Garden LocationThe 360 Exchange – Where Referrals Come Full Circle8:00 AM
Toastmasters, Division DCEO Toastmasters8:00 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
Business Networking and Other EventsBreakfast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
E-Community Connect GroupE-Community Networking – Maitland, FL – Online9:00 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDCoffee and Introductions9:00 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumLevel Up on LinkedIn10:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Bradenton Luncheon11:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 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
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color12:00 PM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceLadies Entrepreneurs of Dr. Phillips12:00 PM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Boca/Palm Beach ChapterOnline | Zoom Networking with a Twist!12:00 PM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
South Florida Photographic SocietyLight Study Pro, Intermediate Lighting for Pro Portrait/Commercial Photographer.4:30 PM
Movers and Shakers of Central FloridaNetworking Event at Tactical Brewing Co.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
ABWA SW Florida Council-Networking/Professional DevelopmentPalms of Edisonia monthly meeting.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG)TBSSUG Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Write Your Heart Out with a Best-selling AuthorWrite Your Heart Out! #46 TUES, 11-16-216:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Black Orlando Tech Pitch Competition 20216:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Spirited Toastmasters6:30 PM
Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup GroupNov. Book Club6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Ladies Connect!Evening stroll: Al Lopez6:30 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
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Writer’s Critique GroupOrlando Writer’s Critique Group7:00 PM
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversStorytelling & Prose Open Mic7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonOnline: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSLet’s Talk: Food and Culture: Podcast Playlist Discussion7:00 PM
TampaBay TimebanksMonthly Meeting in Tampa7:00 PM
Entrepreneur Empowerment of Tampa BayMeet & EMPOWER!7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Innistrad Crimson Vow Prerelease7:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupSelf Assignment Photo Challenge – A Black and White World7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Open Mic @ Ocha Lounge!!!8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkMake serious money by selling your non-fiction book in bulk | Susan Friedmann8:00 PM
Code KatasCode Katas [Virtual] with Seattle JS Hackers8:30 PM

Wednesday, November 17

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Orlando Virtual RealityFree OPEN Passes to DeveloperWeek Austin 2021 (November 17-1812:00 AM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
Manasota East Exchange ClubWeekly Meeting7:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Volusia CountyFREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday9:00 AM
Girls in Tech Tampa BayDeveloperWeek Austin 2021 – Virtual – FREE PASSES10:00 AM
BarCamp Tampa BayDeveloperWeek Austin 2021 – FREE PASSES10:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:15 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayOnline Networking 3rd. Wednesday12:00 PM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersHow to Transform your unique selling proposition into Leads through SEO12:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersPinellas Sales Force12:00 PM
Tampa Bay WaVETampa Bay Wave CORE Program “Ask Me Anything” Session12:00 PM
Business to Business Networking GroupB2B Networking Event12:00 PM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🧑‍🎓 C# Prog. in UNITY – What the heck are INTERFACES !? [ Unity Tutorial ] 👀1:30 PM
Proton AGProton (ProtonMail & ProtonVPN) Meet & Greet Tampa Florida [FREE giveaways]5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP 2021 Photo Challenges, See RSVP Page for Details.5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesday5:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesVS. System Wednesdays6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
TechDeLandTechDeLand Launch – Best Free/Low-Cost Tech Tools6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubHelium Strategies Part 2 with Burak Sezen: Maximize earnings6:00 PM
The Suncoast Linux Users GroupSLUG – Pinellas6:00 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 56:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DCentral Florida Facilitators Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Orlando Area Fur MeetsBaldwin Park Weekly Meet6:30 PM
SWFL Hackerspace Beer, Bits & BytesHackerspace Meetup at Millenial Brewing Company6:30 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Barley & Hops 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Orientation: Models and Slicers7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Orlando 3D Printing Meetup3rd Wednesdays: 3D Printing Hangout & Factory Tour7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCigarCitySec Meetup7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Turning Talents into Business Treasure: ProposalsMeet Your Next Clients, I’ll Make the Introductions: LinkedIn Networking Party7:00 PM
Orlando Entertainment Industry CreativesCreatives meetup at Hawkers7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Wednesday Night DnD at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM
Tampa Bay stock market & real estate investing & networkingPasco County – stock market & real estate investing & networking7:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)AWS Cloud Cohort7:00 PM
Women, Words and WineThe Hiatius is Over! November Meeting :: The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth7:00 PM
Social Entrepreneurs Business Startup NetworkSocial “Hump Day” Wednesdays7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Wine, Women & Wealth Ft. MyersVIRTUAL Wine, Women & Wealth on Zoom8:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM
Windermere Personal Finance Meetup GroupBusiness Expansion Webinar9:00 PM

Thursday, November 18

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group8:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 11 1811:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Social Media EnthusiastsFREE WEBINAR: 5 Proven Ways to Boost Sales with Social Media1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationGHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE 👻🚫3:15 PM
Tampa Professional Networking MeetupHappy Hour Networking – Cigars, Fine Wines and Brews5:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 46: The Egg5:00 PM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersHow to Create a Revenue-Generating Google Ads Campaign for your eCommerce Store5:30 PM
Bradenton Holistic Wealth & Success Business Networking GrpNovember 18th – Nationwide Networking: ONLINE Biz Mixer5:30 PM
Sarasota Social Networking Happy HourSocial Networking Happy Hour5:30 PM
Business and social networkingBusiness and social networking! Kona Grill at UTC5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Network & Social – Tampa/St. Pete Networking EventsInspire St. Pete Rooftop Mixer and Fashion Show6:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM
Gulf Coast Giving LLCTexas Holdem for a Cause6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottHow To Optimize Your Videos with Steve Scott6:00 PM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceBusiness After Hours6:00 PM
Southwest Florida Board Game MeetupMeetup to Play Board Games6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Tampa)6:00 PM
Independent Film Fans of SarasotaAvalon (1990) – Burns Court Theater6:00 PM
Hyperledger TampaBlockchain Employment Series: How to Market Yourself for Opportunities6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Data Science GroupTBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!6:30 PM
Low Light Photography GroupLow Light Photo Group – Online Meeting7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printer Orientation: Printing at Tampa Hackerspace (THS Members only)7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupSocial event – let’s have some drinks & eats together!7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Tool Sign Off-Jointer, Planer, & Bandsaw (Members Only)7:00 PM
Finding Fun Female Friends over 40 (Women’s 40 plus group)Book Club With a Twist… November Part 27:00 PM
Tampa Devs3rd Thursday Foodtrucks @ Channelside7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks & Options – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
ShutterObi – Orlando Photography GroupStreet Photography Zoom Class – Gear Night! Learn About Cameras, Lenses MORE7:00 PM

Friday, November 19

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
RGANetwork.netProfessional Business Networking in East Tampa/ Sabal Park at Cafe Delanie 
Agile OrlandoAgile in the Morning7:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: iCloud Photo Library10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
GDG SunCoastDevFest North America 202110:00 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumCryptocurrency: Basics of Blockchain, Bitcoin & more with Gabe Higgins!10:00 AM
Divi TampaDivi Tampa: November 20211:30 PM
South Florida Pinball & Arcade Video Game PlayersNov 19-21 Free Play Florida – Arcade, Pinball, Consoles, Board Game Expo Orlando4:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Ladies Connect!Zoom Chat: Mental Clarity Checkpoint – sharing insights from our week6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Gen GeekFamily Feud @Brewlands7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMagic The Gathering: Standard Draft7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLearn to Solder a Memory Game7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMonthly Cell Phone Photo Showcase11:59 PM

Saturday, November 20

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Lakshman SinghStartups Mentorship Program 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Crossover ChurchBusiness Owners / Entrepreneurs Innovation Breakfast9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Orlando YouTube Meetup GroupOrlando YouTube Group Meetup (November 2021)10:00 AM
Bec’s Beacon BookclubBookless Book Chat – Free For All Discussion10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupExplore the Splendor of St. Pete’s Sunken Gardens (date TBD)10:15 AM
The Sarasota Book Club Meetup GroupNovember Book Club11:30 AM
Tampa Drones MeetupBeginners Guide to Flying Your Drone in Florida11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Critical Hit GamesWinter Swap Meet12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupNovember Book Club1:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
Central Florida Anomalies ExplorersExplorers Meeting, In-person1:00 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksThe Overstory by Richard Powers2:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMicrocontroller Monthly Meetup (M3)3:00 PM
Geekocracy!Dessert Wars – dessert festival3:30 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau (Part 2)5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Afrofuturism“Blueprints for Better Worlds “- Tenea D. Johnson (2020)6:00 PM
Gen GeekArchery Tag @ Heroes paradise7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nerd Night OutKARAOKE NIGHT!9:00 PM

Sunday, November 21

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
West Orange Comics & Video GamesLake County Comic Convention10:00 AM
Geekocracy!Potluck Picnic and Musical Bingo at John Chestnut Sr. Park11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversMovie Outing: The French Dispatch2:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps & Drafts | Crimson Vow Sealed Event2:00 PM
Orlando Script CampTV Pilot Bootcamp Intro (FREE)2:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Movie Fans Meetup GroupThe Eternals @ AMC Veterans 243:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printer Orientation: Prusa mk3s Printer (THS Members only)3:00 PM
Gen GeekGhostbusters: Afterlife – AMC Highwoods 20 Tampa4:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM

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GDG Southern DevFest 2021: This Saturday, November 13!

GDG Southern DevFest happens this Saturday, November 13th! It’s a free online conference featuring a day’s worth of talks on Google tech and a chance to network with the tech community.

Southern DevFest is a single-day, single-track, inclusive conference for all developers. GDG Chapters and Women Techmakers from the Southern region of US invite you to join — and once again, it’s free!

Stretch your mind, learn something new, grow your network, and make new friends from the comfort of your own home this Saturday. Talks will cover all sorts of Google tech, including:

  • Flutter
  • Android
  • TensorFlow
  • Google Cloud Platform

This event is made possible by the GDGs (Google Developer Groups) in the southern U.S., which includes Tampa Bay’s very own GDG Suncoast, which is headed by our very own Carol Bolger!

Join us on Saturday, November 13th for GDG Southern DevFest. Once again, it’s free to attend — just RSVP here!