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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (Week of Monday, April 24, 2017)

Here’s what’s happening for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs in and around the Tampa Bay area this week…

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (Week of Monday, April 17, 2017)

It’s a busy week for techies in the Tampa Bay area! Here’s what’s happening for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs…

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That’s right: this Wednesday, I’ll be giving a presentation for GDG Sun Coast on Google Mobile Vision, the Face API, and using them to create a Snapchat Lens-like augmented reality app! Space is limited, so if you’re interested in this one, register now!

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (week of Monday, April 10, 2017)

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs this week.

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (week of Monday, April 3, 2017)

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs this week.

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (week of Monday, March 27, 2017)

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs this week.

Monday, March 27

Tuesday, March 28

Tampa iOS Meetup is my Meetup group aimed at people new to software development or new to iOS development. Rather than study just a single aspect of iOS development, each Tampa iOS Meetup session is devoted to developing a complete app, and learning various things along the way.

On Tuesday, we’ll build a relaxation/mindfulness app at Tampa iOS Meetup, and in the process, learn about:

  • Error handling in Swift: responding to errors gracefully rather than having the app come to a crashing halt and annoying the user.
  • Playing sounds: Playing both short sound cues and effects, as well as longer recordings.
  • Auto layout: Building user interfaces that adjust themselves to the screen size, from the (relatively) tiny iPhone 4S all the way to the large iPad Pro.

Join me, next Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolters Kluwer office (1410 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa) in Westshore for Tampa iOS Meetup’s session on building a guided meditation audio app! We’ll provide food and drink — bring your Mac laptop, and be ready to code!

To register for this event, visit the event page. Registration is free! Please register by Monday, March 27th at 12 noon so that we can determine how much food and drink we’ll need.

 

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Wednesday, March 29

Microsoft is hosting virtual bootcamps on building IoT solutions this week, where they’ll talk about Windows 10, Azure, and how they fit with IoT, complete with presentations and hands-on labs led by Microsoft presenters as well as these IoT industry speakers:

You can catch these bootcamps in the company of other Tampa Bay area people interested in IoT at Tampa Hackerspace — check out their events, which are taking place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

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Thursday, March 30

Google has reached out to the TampaDev Meetup group and offered a free half-day seminar on the Google Cloud Platform. They’ll talk about the platform, Compute Engine, Kubernetes, Google data storage and data warehousing. This event will take place on Thursday morning and include breakfast.

 

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (week of Monday, March 20, 2017)

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs this week.

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech scene (week of Monday, March 13, 2017)

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for developers, technologists, and tech entrepreneurs this week.

Monday, March 13

Tuesday, March 14

This Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Alexa & Lex Developers Meetup holds its inaugural gathering at CoWork Tampa, where the topic will be Build Your First Alexa Skill.

An Alexa Skill is a voice interaction capability for Amazon’s Alexa voice service, which runs on various Amazon devices including the Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Fire TV, and Fire Tablet, as well as some non-Amazon devices such as the Triby Bluetooth speaker. They’re similar to voice commands to the computer on Star Trek: there are Alexa Skills to tell you what the local weather is, play music, set an alarm or timer, answer health questions with the help of WebMD, plan vacations with the assistance of Kayak, order pizza, check stock prices or your bank balance, and more.

In this first meetup, they’ll do a step-by-step walkthrough that will show you how to create a simple Alexa skill. While knowing how to code will be helpful, coding skills aren’t absolutely necessary. Bring a laptop, and make sure you have an AWS account and an account for the Amazon developer portal. An Alexa device isn’t required — you can test Alexa skills via the developer portal, and there’s an iOS/Mac OS app that lets you use Alexa without an Alexa device.

The Tampa Bay Alexa & Lex Developers Meetup will take place at CoWork Tampa (3104 North Armenia Ave, Suite 2, Tampa) at 6:30 p.m.. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Ybor Tech’s OpenHack is your monthly opportunity to get together with local techies at New World Brewery and socialize over craft beer (you buy) and pizza (they provide) at Ybor City’s most laid-back bar!

OpenHack Ybor takes place at New World Brewery (1313 8th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa) at 6:30 p.m.. Pizza will be provided, drinks and other food are available.

Also happening on Tuesday:

Wednesday, March 15

Thursday, March 16

Lean Beer is the evening version of Lean Coffee, where people gather to discuss Lean and Agile practices over their adult beverage of choice. Participants propose discussion topics, discussions are timeboxed agile-style, and the conversation and company are always informative and lively.

Lean Beer for All Things Agile will take place at The Station Grill (1001 W Cass St, Tampa) at 6:00 p.m..

Also happening on Thursday:

Friday, March 17

Saturday, March 18

Want a Tampa Bay area tech event announced?

If you’ve got tech event in or near the Tampa Bay area that you’d like to see announced here, drop me a line at joey@globalnerdy.com and let me know the details!