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Scenes from #TampaCC / Tampa CodeCamp 2022

Keiser University Tampa’s building and palm trees.

The 2022 edition of Tampa Code Camp (a.k.a. #TampaCC) took place on Saturday, October 8th, and Anitra and I were there to give presentations, attend presentations, catch up with some old friends and colleagues, and make some new ones.

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Organized by Kate and Greg Leonardo, Tampa Code Camp has been a local tech tradition for years. While it’s been the de facto local conference for people building on Microsoft/.NET/Azure technologies, it goes beyond that to include Open Source, data science, AI/ML, and soft skills sessions. (My own first presentation at Tampa Code Camp was in 2016, when I presented an introduction to React.)

Tampa Code Camp 2022 took place at Keiser University Tampa, who’ve been gracious enough to make their space available a venue for tech events with 100 people or more for the past few years, including Tampa Code Camp and the BarCamp Tampa Bay unconference. They have a spacious lobby that makes for a great reception/registration and sponsor booth hall, a good-sized auditorium for opening keynotes and lunches (made even better by a patio area), and classrooms of all sizes to accommodate all sorts of talks, each one with a reliable audiovisual setup for presenters.

Some of Tampa Code Camp 2022’s presentations

I was so busy either prepping for my presentation, presenting, or just chatting with people that I took all of two photos. Luckily, a number of people who were there took some and posted them on Twitter; I’ve shared them below and they’re linked to their source.

Here’s the opening keynote, given by co-organizer Greg Leonardo, who talked about the unexpected (and often untold) consequences of moving your back end from on-premises to the cloud, often known as the “lift-and-shift.” There are good reasons to move to the cloud, but the rationale (or more accurately, sales pitch) of cost savings has been oversold — in fact, there’s often a cost increase.

A view of the auditorium at the keynote talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo by Yours Truly.

Another key message from the opening keynote: running things on the cloud isn’t simply a matter of “our old stuff, but now on someone else’s servers.” It often requires a different approach and some re-thinking about how you do implementation and architecture. Some of the things you did when your servers were on-prem can be much worse when moved to the cloud. Watch out for these “onions in the varnish!”

Greg Leonardo delivers the keynote talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Chris Cognetta. Click here for the source.
Greg Leonardo delivers the keynote talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Adnan Masood. Click here for the source.

Here’s Chris Ayers, Senior Customer Engineer at Microsoft, giving his presentation, Dev Containers in VS Code, a handy feature that gives you a Docker container as a development environment:

Chris Ayers gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Marsinah Ahmed. Click here for the source.

We caught Sam Kasimalla’s session, titled IT life cycle and a bit of devops – Industry notes, which presented a solid overview aimed at people who are just entering (or pivoting to) our industry:

Sam Kasimalla gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Joey Hernandez. Click here for the source.

After Sam’s presentation, I raced to my room to give my talk, Build cross-platform visual novels, simulations, and games with Ren’Py, where I walked the group through the development of a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style infosec training manual and a turn-based “Florida Man” RPG-style combat game:

Joey deVilla gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Marsinah Ahmed. Click here for the source.

While I was talking about Ren’Py development, Art Garcia was a couple of rooms over, giving his presentation, Azure DevOps APIs: Things you can do with the APIs, where he covered ways to do things that you can’t do using the Azure DevOps UI, but can if you use PowerShell, the APIs, and some tricks that aren’t well-documented.

Art Garcia gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Chris Cognetta. Click here for the source.
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I’d like to thank Tampa Code Camp for not just providing a free lunch (and breakfast coffee and donuts — much apprecated!), but for estimating high in order to ensure that everybody could get a free lunch. It’s little touches like these that add to these events.

Russ Fustino’s “about me” slide from his Algorand presentations.

I don’t have a photo for Russ Fustino’s session, Web3 – Blockchain Myths for Developers, but we attended that one. Russ has been a local fixture on the tech scene ever since I’ve lived here (nearly a decade!) and we definitely want to catch him. His brother Gary (also a tech scene regular) recorded video of the session, so it should be online soon.

In the same time slot, Chris Cognetta gave his Power Apps in the Real World talk, where he covered Power Platform and Power Apps:

Chris Cognetta gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Marsinah Ahmed. Click here for the source.

After that, Anitra Pavka gave her talk, Manage your manager for fun, profit, and career success, which covered the valuable, vital, yet often-overlooked topic of working with the one person who has control of half your weekday waking life:

Anitra Pavka gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo by Yours Truly.

At the end of the day came Joey Hernandez’ Cyber Incident Response Exercise – From Tech to Exec talk — an excellent topic, because so many companies get this wrong for a multitude of reasons. He talked about TTXs — tabletop exercises, which in cybersecurity are preparedness exercises where you go through the steps of a simulated security incident.

Joey Hernandez presents at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Joey Hernandez. Click here for the source.

Also at the end of the day: Jared Rhodes gave his fourth talk of Tampa Code Camp 2022: Homelab – Private Cloud on a Budget! I’ve been meaning to give homelabs a look.

Jared deserves a prize for being the busiest presenter at Tampa Code Camp 2022, because he also gave these talks:

And he came here from Atlanta to give his talks. I think the Azure team should at least send him some of their nicer swag for doing all this work on their behalf.

Jared Rhodes gives a talk at Tampa Code Camp 2022.
Photo via Marsinah Ahmed. Click here for the source.

Thanks to the sponsors!

Events like this don’t happen without sponsors. First, thanks to Keiser University Tampa for providing a venue!

Events like this go even better when the presenters get a chance to catch up beforehand, hence the long-standing tradition of a speaker dinner. Once again, it happened at the always-reliable, always-fun Tampa Joe’s. Thanks for the food and drinks!

Starbucks was the coffee sponsor. Free coffee? Bless you.

Photo via Leah Parrott.

Thanks to Pomeroy for helping make Tampa Code Camp 2022 happen, and for providing one of the raffle prizes: a Meta Quest 2 VR rig!

Photo via Leah Parrott.

Pomeroy also provided some swag that I needed:

Photo via Leah Parrott.
Photo via Leah Parrott.

Algorand also had a table, and when Russ wasn’t giving his Algorand presentation, he was at the Algorand table, and he answered a number of my questions and hooked us up with nice T-shirts. Thanks, Algorand!

And finally, I’d like to thank Webonology — which is also Greg’s company — for being a sponsor and contributing the grand prize, an Xbox Series X!

Photo via Kate Leonardo.

Please check out these sponsors. They do great work, they supported this great event, and they’re helping to build the Tampa Bay tech scene!

Tech scenes don’t happen by themselves — they need YOU!

What makes a tech scene?

In the end, it boils down to a single factor: techies who take part in building a tech community. There are cities out there with sizable populations of techies that aren’t tech hubs — these are places without people who help build a tech community. There are also smaller places with smaller numbers of techies but have a vibrant tech scene, and these are the places with a handful of active organizers and people who show up for tech events.

Among these active organizers are Kate and Greg Leonardo, who’ve been consistently stepping up and doing the (often, but not always) thankless work of putting together events like Tampa Code Camp and upcoming events for 2023. Thank you, Kate and Greg, for everything you do for the Tampa Tech Scene!

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TampaCC: A FREE code camp event happening this Saturday, October 8th!

The venue: Keiser University, Tampa.

TampaCC, Tampa’s FREE annual code camp, where you can sharpen your software development skills, is happening this Saturday, October 8th in Tampa at Keiser University. This is your chance to learn something new and get to know the Tampa tech community!

I’ll say it again: it’s FREE to attend! Register here to let them know that you’re attending.

Here’s the schedule. Click the presentation names to find out more:

TimePresentations
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Registration, breakfast, and sponsor meet and greet
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Keynote: Architecture and Cost Optimization (Greg Leonardo)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Azure AI Fundamentals by Demo (Usama Wahab Khan)
An Introduction to Redis for .NET Developers (Steve Lorello)
• Dev Containers in VS Code (Chris Ayers)
• IT Life Cycle and a Bit of DevOps – Industry Notes (Sam Kasimalla)
• Improve State Management with Reactive Development (Sebastian Castaldi)
• Home Lab – Private Cloud on a Budget (Jared Rhodes)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.• Azure DevOps APIs – Things You Can Do with the APIs (Arthur Garcia)
• Azure Chaos Studio – Deliberately Introducing Faults (Jared Rhodes)
• Leadership Catnip (Scott Dorman)
• Web3 – Blockchain Myths for Developers (Russell Fustino)
• Build Cross-Platform Visual Novels, Simulations, and Games with Ren’Py (Joey deVilla)
• MLOps for the Rest of Us (Bartosz Mikulski)
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.Lunch and sponsor meet and greet
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.• Azure for the Enterprise – Getting Started (Jared Rhodes)
• Building in the Cloud with Bicep (Chris Ayers)
• Flow Engineering – Boost Velocity, Quality, and Happiness Through Your Entire Value Stream (Steve Pereira)
• Power Apps in the Real World (Christopher Cognetta)
• Indexng, Searching, and Aggregation with RediSearch and .NET (Steve Lorello)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.• Count-Min Sketch to Infinity: Using Probabilistic Data Structures to Solve Counting Problems in .NET (Steve Lorello)
• Memory Management Fundamentals – GC Deep Dive (Scott Dorman)
• Pre-Heating Your Architecture for Data and Regulations (Tito Martinez)
• Manage Your Manager for Fun, Profit, and Career Success (Anitra Pavka)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.• Microservices Architecture (Sebastian Castaldi)
• Azure Management for the Enterprise (Jared Rhodes)
• Cyber Incident Response Exercise – From Tech to Exec (Joey Hernandez)
• Getting Started with Explainable AI with Microsoft FairLearn (Adnan Masood, Ph.D.)
• Serverless Continuous Integration with Drone (Kevin Poorman)
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Closing ceremony and raffle

Keiser University is a great venue with lots of space for several simultaneous sessions and has been the gracious host of so many Tampa Bay tech events.

And of course, credit has to go to TampaCC’s long-time organizers, Kate and Greg Leonardo — thanks so much for putting this together! I’m looking forward to returning to TampaCC (and presenting, too!)

Want to attend (and remember, it’s FREE!)? Register here and we’ll see you on Saturday!

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Accordion performance #1 at ng-conf 2022

I’m minding the Okta/Auth0 booth at ng-conf 2022, the conference for all things Angular, this week. I brought the accordion with me, and once again, it turned out to be a good idea.

On Day 1 of the conference (Wednesday) I got invited to do a quick last-minute accordion performance onstage before the afternoon break. So I broke out a favorite of mine, Should I Sleep of Should I Code? to the tune of The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go?.

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How to “work the room” at ng-conf 2022!

The attendees at ng-conf 2019, which was also held in Salt Lake City.

ng-conf 2022, the annual conference dedicated to all things Angular, gets into full swing tomorrow and continues on Thursday and Friday! I’m in Salt Lake City to take care of the Auth0 booth — if you’re there, please drop by!

Hopefully, you’ve made plans to see my coworkers’ talks: Alisa Duncan’s  There’s Safety in Angular, which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 10:32 a.m. MDT, and then RXWut? and scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 2:36 p.m. MDT, presented by my coworker Sam Julien and Cloudinary’s Kim Maida.

But have you planned out how you’re going to work the room?

What is “working the room?”

It’s been my experience that some of the most important things I’ve learned and all the connections I’ve made at conferences didn’t happen at the presentations. Instead, they happened between presentations — in the hallways, lounges, lunches, and social gatherings, where I had the chance to chat with the speakers, organizers, and the other attendees. This observation is so common that it’s given rise to “unconferences” like BarCamp, whose purpose is to invert the order of things so that the conference is more “hallway” than “lecture theatre”.

It’s especially important to talk to people you don’t know or who are outside your usual circle. Books like The Tipping Point classify acquaintances with such people as “weak ties”. Don’t let the word “weak” make you think they’re unimportant. As people outside your usual circle, they have access to a lot of information, people, and opportunities that you don’t. That’s why most people get jobs through someone they know, and of those cases, most of the references came from a weak tie. The sorts of opportunities that come about because of this sort of relationship led sociologist Mark Granovetter to coin the phrase “the strength of weak ties”.

The best way to make weak ties at a conference is to work the room. If the phrase sounds like sleazy marketing-speak and fills your head with images of popped collars and wearing too much body spray, relax. Working the room means being an active participant in a social event and contributing to it so that it’s better for both you and everyone else. Think of it as good social citizenship.

If you’re unsure of how to work the room, I’ve got some tips that you might find handy…

Have a one-line self-introduction

A one-line self-introduction is simply a single-sentence way of introducing yourself to people you meet at a conference. It’s more than likely that you won’t know more than a handful of attendees and introducing yourself over and over again, during the conference, as well as its post-session party events. It’s a trick that Susan RoAne, room-working expert and author of How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections In-Person and Online teaches, and it works. It’s pretty simple:

  • Keep it short — no longer than 10 seconds, and shorter if possible. It’s not your life story, but a pleasantry that also gives people just a little bit about who you are.
  • Make it fit. It should give people a hint of the cool stuff that you do (or, if you’re slogging it out in the hopes of doing cool stuff someday, the cool stuff that you intend to do.)
  • Show your benefits. Rather than simply give them your job title, tell them about a benefit that your work provides in a way that invites people to find out more. Susan RoAne likes to tell a story about someone she met whose one-liner was “I help rich people sleep at night”. That’s more interesting than “I’m a financial analyst”.

My intro will be something along the lines of “I’m a rock and roll accordion player, but in my side gig, I’m a developer advocate for an incredibly cool company that helps make logins happen.”

How to join a conversation

At ng-conf, you’ll probably see a group of people already engaged in a conversation. If this is your nightmare…

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…here’s how you handle it:

  1. Pick a lively group of people you’d like to join in conversation. As people who are already in a conversation, they’ve already done some of the work for you. They’re lively, which makes it more likely that they’re open to people joining in. They’ve also picked a topic, which saves you the effort of having to come up with one. It also lets you decide whether or not it interests you. If they’re lively and their topic of conversation interests you, proceed to step 2. If not, go find another group!
  2. Stand on the periphery and look interested. Just do it. This is a conference, and one of the attendees’ goals is to meet people. Smile. Pipe in if you have something to contribute; people here are pretty cool about that.
  3. When acknowledged, step into the group. You’re in like Flynn! Step in confidently and introduce yourself. If you’ve got that one-line summary of who you are that I talked about earlier, now’s the time to use it.
  4. Don’t force a change of subject. You’ve just joined the convo, and you’re not campaigning. Contribute, and let the subject changes come naturally.

Feel free to join me in at any conversational circle I’m in! I always keep an eye on the periphery for people who want to join in, and I’ll invite them.

More tips

Here’s more advice on how to work the room:

  1. Be more of a host and less of a guest. No, you don’t have to worry about scheduling or if the coffee urns are full. By “being a host”, I mean doing some of things that hosts do, such as introducing people, saying “hello” to wallflowers and generally making people feel more comfortable. Being graceful to everyone is not only good karma, but it’s a good way to promote yourself. It worked out really well for me; for example, I came to the first DemoCamp (a regular Toronto tech event back in the 2000s) as a guest, but by the third one, I was one of the people officially hosting the event.
  2. Beware of “rock piles”. Rock piles are groups of people huddled together in a closed formation. It sends the signal “go away”. If you find yourself in one, try to position yourself to open up the formation.
  3. Beware of “hotboxing”. I’ve heard this term used in counter-culture settings, but in this case “hotboxing” means to square your shoulders front-and-center to the person you’re talking to. It’s a one-on-one version of the rock pile, and it excludes others from joining in. Once again, the cure for hotboxing is to change where you’re standing to allow more people to join in.
  4. Put your bag down. Carrying them is a non-verbal cue that you’re about to leave. If you’re going to stay and chat, put them down. When you’re about to leave, take your coat and bag and start saying your goodbyes.
  5. Show and tell. We’re geeks, and nothing attracts our eyes like shiny, interesting pieces of tech and machinery. It’s why I carry my accordion around; I think of it as a device that converts curiosity into opportunity (and music as well). I’ll be doing the same with my iPhone and Android apps as well! Got a particularly funky laptop, netbook, smartphone or new device you just got from ThinkGeek? Got a neat project that you’ve been working on? Whatever it is, park yourself someplace comfortable in the hallway, show it off and start a conversation!
  6. Save the email, tweets and texts for later, unless they’re important. They’ll draw your attention away from the room and also send the message “go away”.
  7. Mentor. If you’ve got skills in a specific area, share your knowledge. Larry Chiang from GigaOm says that “It transitions nicely from the what-do-you-do-for-work question. It also adds some substance to party conversations and clearly brands you as a person.”
  8. Be mentored. You came to ng-conf to learn, and as I said earlier, learning goes beyond the sessions. One bit of advice is to try and learn three new things at every event.
  9. Play “conversation bingo”. If there are certain topics that you’d like to learn about at mg-conf, put them in a list (mental, electronic or paper) of “bingo” words. As you converse at the conference, cross off any of those topics that you cover off the list. This trick forces you to become a more active listener and will help you towards your learning goals. Yelling “BINGO!” when you’ve crossed the last item on the list can be done at your discretion.
The Auth0 crew at Pycon 2022, which also happened in Salt Lake City.

I’ll see you at ng-conf, whether at the Auth0 booth, or just wandering around. Please say “hi” — we would love to meet you!

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Tampa Code Camp is back and looking for speakers — Saturday, October 8!

Tampa Code Camp is back! Tampa Bay’s annual (at least until the pandemic) FREE coding conference returns to Keiser University’s Tampa campus on Saturday, October 8 for a full day of coding and tech sessions. And that means they need speakers, and you could be one of them!

Tampa Code Camp’s sessions have these levels…

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • Advanced

…and fall into these categories:

  • Azure
  • Development
  • Operations
  • DevOps
  • Devices
  • Soft Skills
  • AI

The call for speakers closes on September 30, but that’s no excuse to procrastinate. If you’ve got an idea for a talk, submit it at the Tampa Code Camp call for speakers page!

For more details, or to let them know that you’ll be attending, visit the Tampa Code Camp 2022 Meetup page.

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I’ll be at ng-conf 2022 this week!

ng-conf logo.
Auth0 logo

From Wednesday, August 31 through Friday, September 2, I’m going to be tending the Auth0 booth at ng-conf 2022 in Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel, the annual conference dedicated to all things Angular.

I’ll be there, providing yeoman service to two coworkers who’ll be speaking at the event…

Photo: Alisa Duncan.
Alisa Duncan, Senior Developer Advocate at Okta.

First, there’s Alisa Duncan, Senior Developer Advocate at Okta (Auth0’s parent company), who’ll be presenting There’s Safety in Angular, which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 10:32 a.m. MDT (that’s not a typo, it’s happening at ten thirty-two). Here’s the brief on her talk:

When you use Angular, you know you’ve got a best-in-class framework with all the bells and whistles at your fingertips. But did you know Angular is also a cozy blanket that keeps you safe and secure? Businesses with a security breach in 2021 average over $8 million in remediation, and it can permanently damage their brand. The 2021 OWASP Top 10 list includes broken access control and web injection exploits in their top 3 security risks. This talk will cover web vulnerabilities, risks posed by exposing sensitive information, and how Angular has your back so you can rest easy.

Photo: Sam Julien.
Sam Julien, Director of Developer Relations at Auth0.

Then, there’s my teammate Sam Julien, Director of Developer Relations at Auth0. He’ll be presenting with Cloudinary’s VP of Developer Experience Kim Maida

Photo: Kim Maida.
Kim Maida, VP of Developer Experience at Cloudinary.

…and their talk is titled RXWut? and scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 2:36 p.m. MDT (again, not a typo; it’s happening at two thirty-six). Here’s the abstract:

You’re working on your Angular application late one night and need to handle some data. That means using RxJS, so you think, “Great! People love RxJS and there are tons of docs. This will be easy!” You remember that someone told you “everything is a stream” and “it’s just an array over time” but in practice, those insights haven’t been as helpful as you’d hoped. You also need to manipulate data in the stream, which means: operators! You head to the docs and you’re looking for just the right operator… Distinct until what? What’s a forkJoin? These examples all have to do with multiplying arrays of numbers, but your data isn’t numerical. Okay, what about these weird diagrams? Wait, what the heck do marbles have to do with programming?!

RxJS is fascinating and powerful, but the learning curve for reactive programming can be challenging (to say the least). In this talk, we’ll take a light-hearted approach to demystifying reactive programming concepts, confusing operator names, and much more. Whether you’re already a reactive wizard or still a fledgling Rx apprentice, you’ll laugh (and maybe cry) while learning some new magic.


If you’re attending ng-conf 2022, drop by the Auth0 booth! I’ll be there, and I’ll be pretty easy to spot…

Photo: Joey deVilla playing accordion at the Auth0 booth.
Yours truly, that rare specimen of accordion-playing developer advocate.
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Tampa Bay’s tech festival, the poweredUP Tech Fest happens Thursday, May 19th!

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The tl;dr

  • What: The poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival, a single-afternoon conference for people who work in tech in Tampa Bay.
  • When: Thursday, May 19, from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
  • How much?
    • General admission ticket: $58.50 ($50 for the ticket, $4.67 processing fee, $3.83 sales tax). Includes admission, and happy hour appetizers and 2 drink tickets.
    • Student ticket: Free. Includes happy hour appetizers, but no drink tickets.

The agenda

poweredUP Tech Festival • St Pete Catalyst
WhenWhat
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks by Jill St. Thomas, CEO, Tampa Bay Tech
1:05Welcome to St. Pete!
Welcome and overview
1:15Blockspaces & Cogent Bank
All things blockchain, crypto, NFTs
1:35Accenture
Meet me in the metaverse
2:05AWS
Tech for good
2:25Hays & Synapse
The state of talent
2:45Break
3:00Tampa Bay Business Journal / Tampa Bay Inno
“The future is female-led” panel
3:30ARK Invest & Metacity
Fireside chat with Cathie Wood, founder/CEO of ARK Invest and Joe Hamilton, Head of Network, Metacity
4:10CISO Panel:
Cisco, Moffitt Cancer Center, Nielsen, and TD Synnex
4:55Closing remarks and happy hour kickoff by Jill St. Thomas, CEO, Tampa Bay Tech
5:00 – 6:00Happy hour

The event will also feature:

  • The Live Bold & Boss Up podcast, who’ll be podcasting live from the event
  • GeekRow: an expo hall of technologists holding live demos of their technology for attendees to see, learn and dive into!

Why go?

poweredUP will feature some interesting people, including Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest, who moved their office from New York to St. Pete in October 2021. ARK Invest made their name by investing primarily in disruptive technologies: cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, CRISPR gene editing, robotics, electric vehicles, energy storage, fintech, 3D printing and blockchain technology.

The session will cover today’s big tech trends: cybersecurity, the metaverse, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, sustainability in tech, tech for good, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion,) leadership, the current state of our tech workforce.

It’s also a great chance to catch up with local techies again, after having to shelter in place during the pandemic! I’ve been to previous poweredUPs, and in every case, I’ve either re-established an old connection or made a new one.

Register now!

Ticket sales end Friday, May 13, so register now!