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Tampa Bay’s 2nd Annual Tech Meetup Extravaganza: Wednesday, December 14th!

2nd Annual Tampa Bay Tech Meetup Extravaganza with Coders, Creatives, Craft Beer

If you’re in Tampa Bay and in tech, a tech-adjacent field, or hoping to get into tech or a tech-adjacent field, you’ll want to attend the Annual Tech Meetup Extravaganza taking place at the Tampa Bay startup hub Embarc Collective on Wednesday, December 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.!

The event is FREE to attend — just RSVP on the event page!

Join me, Anitra, and a whole big swath of Tampa Bay’s tech scene at this “meetup of meetups,” where all of Tampa Bay’s tech meetups get together to celebrate the end of the year and the start of the holidays. As the organizers put it:

“2022 has been an exciting year for Tampa Bay and we’re grateful to be part of the growth and opportunity happening right here!”

“We’re bringing together tech meetup groups from across the bay for a night of celebration, networking, and the opportunity to decompress and reflect back on another year of hard work and accomplishments in the books!”

There’s be food provided by Glory Days Grill, drinks as well, and raffles — lots of raffles, according to the organizers. To participate in the raffles, bring an unwrapped gift of minimum $10 cash donation, which goes to the event’s toy drive.

Join us, along with these other Tampa Bay tech meetups (and more are getting added to this list daily!):

A big thank-you to:

We’ll see you there!

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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, November 28, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 28 through Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Every week, with the assistance of a couple of Jupyter Notebooks that I put together, I compile this list for the Tampa Bay tech community.

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

Monday, November 28

GroupEvent NameTime
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!In person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsDowntown St Pete Business Professionals Lunch11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Class: Designing with the Adobe Mobile Suite2:00 PM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles ClubEUCHRE, Rummy Q and more at 3PM this MONDAY ONLY. On other Mondays it is 4pm3:00 PM
Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA)WADA/CITYVERSE NFT TOWN HALL5:30 PM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupTampa Get Together6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay ThinkersKatherine’s Baaack! Evangelists, Misogynists, and Repugnicans, BEWARE!6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Casual Pokemon League at Nerdy Needs6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMembers Only: Ceramic Cup Glazing and Casting6:00 PM
Sarasota “Doctor Who” Fan MeetupNovember Viewing Party6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM
Clean Fiction Writers of Central FloridaWriters Meet & Greet6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Toxic Relationships and Attachments”7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Meet New People As Adults – Which is Harder Than ExpectedTrivia Night to Meet New People7:00 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Orlando Social Poker ClubTexas Holdem cash games Online every night at 7PM EST7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
The Nomadic Entrepreneur Group SarasotaLearn How to Create a Ridiculously Easy Second Income on LinkedIn8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 29

GroupEvent NameTime
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Pimax VR Roadshow Orlando See Crystal and PortalPimax VR Roadshow ORLANDO Try out the Latest VR Headsets9:30 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas,Oldsmar,Westchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Tampa Bay IRA Investing GroupWebinar – Private Lending Through an Asset Manager12:00 PM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
Clearwater Business NetworkingThe Business Networking Midday Power Hour by Simply Referrals on Zoom!12:00 PM
WEB3CFL -Art – Music – Gaming -Bitcoin -Crypto -BlockchainBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Unity – Mobile App Development Basics4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[IN PERSON] CCC-TRI-24 Knight Errand (Tier 3, FR, historic)6:00 PM
Adventures On Tap DnD and Board GamesNerd Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Menus and Photography Tutorial6:30 PM
Tampa Power Apps and Flow User GroupUsing Fluent UI in your Power App6:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® OrlandoShut Up and Write near Howell Branch6:30 PM
Google Developer Group Central FloridaPlay Time With Angular 14 and PhaserJS6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Wargaming SocietyLearn to play Fallout Wasteland Warfare6:30 PM
Orlando Bitcoin MaximalistsInaugural Orlando Bitcoin Maximalists meetup6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM
Geekocracy!Trivia Tuesday at Brewer’s Tasting Room7:00 PM
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadBeartown for November7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Get Rid of Negative Thinking and Negative Emotions7:00 PM
Community of InvestorsTuesday Deal Days (FL)7:00 PM
NFT and web3 Meetup Groupfuture of NFTs and Web37:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Social Poker ClubTexas Holdem cash games Online every night at 7PM EST7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!7:30 PM
Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur! Get A Free NFT!Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur!7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM

Wednesday, November 30

GroupEvent NameTime
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
Hosted By Whales Tech NetworkBUSINESS BREAKFAST & NETWORKING7:30 AM
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaWhat’s the big deal with Data Fabric vs Data Mesh vs Data Lakes?8:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Volusia CountyFREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday9:00 AM
Orlando Cybersecurity Meetup5 user activity anomalies that can be detected with UBA11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and MixersBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI North St. Pete Networkers Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Women Who Code TampaZero Trust Security for Your APIs with MuleSoft: WWCode Global Partner Event12:00 PM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees12:00 PM
Sarasota Web Development Meetup GroupLunch Hour Meetup12:00 PM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersWhat to do AFTER Someone Clicks on your Google ad12:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netPort Richey Professional Networking at NerdQuest Cafe inside Gulf View Mall1:30 PM
TampaBayNetworkers15+30 Virtual Networking2:45 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 3 – DM Robert5:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
The Loan Officer AcademyLoan Officer Academy – Weekly Zoom5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Spellbound Bookstore EventsYA Book Club: It Starts With Us 18+6:00 PM
The 360 Exchange Presents Cocktails and Contacts Happy HourCocktails and Contacts; The 360 Exchange Networking After Work6:00 PM
Saint Pete BoardgamersBoard Game Night!6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarBlood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location)6:00 PM
Tampa SharePoint Online User GroupUsing Fluent UI in your SPFx solution6:30 PM
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Short Stories“Home”- Gwendolyn Brooks6:30 PM
Remote Collective ST. PETE | Social Club For Remote WorkersHoliday Drinks @ Intermezzo6:30 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersSpecial Event: Game Night at Two Buks Saloon6:30 PM
Design St. PeteDesign Fundamentals: Accessibility in Design with Katie Killary6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup w/Special Guest!7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Open Yourself Up and Connect with People7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza7:00 PM
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking & More!7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Monthly Membership Meeting7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
OrlandoJSOrlandoJS is Back!7:00 PM
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingHow To Create A Successful Print on Demand Business: Design, SEO, Branding8:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationFinding Hidden Gems – Stock Judgments, Selling & Psychology of Investing8:30 PM
Critical Hit GamesWerewolf9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 PM

Thursday, December 1

GroupEvent NameTime
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM
TampaBayNetworkersSuncoast Networkers8:30 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!The Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM
WEB3CFL -Art – Music – Gaming -Bitcoin -Crypto -BlockchainCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Parrish Luncheon11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s Tavern11:30 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Raise Pre-Seed/Seed Startup Funds: Full Day Workshop – Austin, Texas11:45 AM
Simply Referrals Tampa Business NetworkingThe Business Networking Midday Power Hour by Simply Referrals on Zoom!12:00 PM
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaWhat’s the big deal with Data Fabric vs Data Mesh vs Data Lakes?3:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show4:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Intermezzo Happy Hour & Night Market5:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupLightroom Sessions – Edits and Catalogs5:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsAfter hours Networking & Tasting, Food By 3’C’s Catering5:00 PM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Business Happy Hour ~ Cafe Delanie 1st Thursday Every Month 6pm to 8pm6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
I Need This Marketing | St Pete NetworkingI Need This Marketing’s Local Mastermind & St Pete Networking6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group1st ed AD&D One Shot6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM
Summerfield Board/Card Game NightSummerfield Tabletop/Board/Card Games6:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoAgile Evening with HOA (and Alistair)6:30 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps and Drafts: Angry Thursdays!6:30 PM
Nerd Night OutMagic the Gathering Drafts at Angry Chair Brewing!6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceGirls Who Code for Grades 6-127:00 PM
Tampa Bay Drupal User GroupTampa Bay Drupal & Web Technologies Q&A. Everyone welcome!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay BitcoinBitdevs7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Interviews and LifeHow to Increase Your Confidence and Communication7:00 PM
Books & Brews!December – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: A Novel7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM

Friday, December 2

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!7:45 AM
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Tampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOME8:45 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM
West Orlando WordPress MeetupWordPress Collaboration Meetup ONLINE ONLY10:00 AM
World Class Business Networking TampaBusiness Success Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM
Power Gals with a Latin TwistPower Gals with a Latin Twist Luncheon12:00 PM
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: December Meetup12:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual: Unity Fundamentals4:00 PM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Hosted By Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Sunshine Social Deduction GamingBlood on the Clocktower at Blackbird Comics and Coffeehouse6:00 PM
Gen GeekYuletide Skies @Stpete college planetarium6:30 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace Soft Arts Guild7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Draft7:00 PM
Geekocracy!“Violent Night” at AMC West Shore7:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
Data Tech FloridaGlobal AI Developer Days7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Horror Fan Fun Time GangHorror Friends Movie Night – Violent Night!!!7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM

Saturday, December 3

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Camera Sensor Cleaning for FCCP Supporters — Join FCCP Now and Save $$$8:00 AM
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarBoard Game Boxcar Winter Con 20229:00 AM
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSAT 12/3 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationDiscounted Cash Flow Series10:00 AM
Sarasota and Bradenton Continuing Education CEU CommunitySaturday CEU • Hand Reflex System10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupCreate an Obby Style Video Game11:00 AM
Geekocracy!Geeks go Hiking at Jay B. Starkey Park11:00 AM
World Class Business Networking OrlandoBusiness Success Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Winning The WeekWinning The Week – 1st Meet12:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Orlando Machine Learning and Data Science[IN-PERSON] Databricks demo: transfer learning with MLflow3:00 PM
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”ONLINE: “Nobel Prize Winners: Inspiring Stories” (Part 2)3:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildTHE ONE-SHOT GUILD7:00 PM
The Non Non Non Fiction Book Club2nd Book Club Meeting @ Southern Brewing: The Undying by Anne Boyer7:00 PM
Gen GeekBirthday Bar Crawl 🎉7:00 PM
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30sMonth 1 of 12 till Halloween9:30 PM

Sunday, December 4

GroupEvent NameTime
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book ClubWeekly meeting10:00 AM
Soberish Hang Outs and Book ClubDiscussing Quit Drinking Without Willpower by Allen Carr10:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSUN 12/4 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Descent Into Gaming12:00 PM
Beginners Guide to D & D (Tampa Bay area)D&D Adventurers League1:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames)Weekend Game Day1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildEpic New Player Nights – Various DMs (Tier 1: Level 1-4)5:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) GroupRifts5:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAlphabet Soup | Finding Letters in the World Around Us7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Cryptos, Forex & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s!8:00 PM
Solana – TampaOffice Hours8:00 PM

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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, November 21, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 21 through Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Every week, with the assistance of a couple of Jupyter Notebooks that I put together, I compile this list for the Tampa Bay tech community.

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

Monday

GroupEvent NameTime
Port Charlotte Writers GroupNovember 16th Zoom meeting7:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs- Share It Now!6:00 PM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!In person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 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
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsThe Trust Equation Masterclass3:00 PM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles ClubEUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS4:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DACE Advanced Toastmasters 32744806:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Devs[Rescheduled] – TDevs – Hacking Halo Through XBOX 3606:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildTomb of Annhilation (APL 6 Forgotten Realms) – DM Carson6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Black Project Managers Tampa BayBlack PMs Networking7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Meet New People As Adults – Which is Harder Than ExpectedTrivia Night to Meet New People7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingLearn the Basics of Python Programming from an Industry Expert 📊7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Divi Tampa📣 3rd Annual Black Friday Bonanza 📣8:00 PM

Tuesday

GroupEvent NameTime
Black Project Managers Tampa BayBlack PMs Networking7:00 PM
Business MattersReferral Networking Central FL7:15 AM
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator – Logo Design & Development10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Westchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Find Product Market Fit Quickly11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas,Oldsmar,Westchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 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/Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
Toastmasters Division EBartow Toastmasters HYBRID Meeting6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM
Adventures On Tap DnD and Board GamesNerd Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 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
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Menus and Photography Tutorial6:30 PM
Tampa Power Apps and Flow User GroupCustomize Bookings in your Power App6:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software7:00 PM
The Orlando Python User GroupPythonic Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Central Florida Computer SocietyCentral Florida Computer Society TechSIG (Please join us!!)7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
NFT and web3 Meetup GroupCreative blocks meet and greet!8:00 PM

Wednesday

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Be advised that a number of people have posted their events on Meetup on “autopilot” — some of the events listed below may not actually be happening that day. Check with the organizers!

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyContinue the Learning over Lunch at O’Keefe’s11:00 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI North St. Pete Networkers Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind GroupNational Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group Meeting11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and MixersBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile 4th Wed of the month – MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netPort Richey Professional Networking at NerdQuest Cafe inside Gulf View Mall1:30 PM
Data Science Salon | Tampa Bay[Free Webinar] Designing Custom ML Pipelines With AWS Sagemaker2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkers15+30 Virtual Networking2:45 PM
Professional Women’s MeetupHappy Hour & Networking3:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesdays Business Networking5:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App5:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket Restaurant5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarBlood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location)6:00 PM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupCRITICAL THINKERS SUPPER AT AMOB LANDSIDE IN PRIVATE ROOM6:00 PM
Saint Pete BoardgamersBoard Game Night!6:00 PM
Around The World: International Book Club – MetrowestAFGHANISTAN: The Dressmaker of Khair Khanna – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
The Weirder Things Book ClubThe Godfather-finish6:30 PM
Orlando Escape Room MeetupEscapesgiving- Lab at Loch Ness @ The Bureau6:40 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCitrusSec Meetup7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Communicate Effectively7:00 PM
Greater Tampa Business and Real Estate Strategy GroupRemix Investing – NEW weekly call7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club @ The Hanger7:00 PM
Dunedin Professional MeetupMingle Party fun before 🦃 Day! Games & Drinks8:15 PM
Critical Hit GamesWerewolf9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 PM

Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! Be advised that a number of people have posted their events on Meetup on “autopilot” — some of the events listed below may not actually be happening that day. Check with the organizers!

GroupEvent NameTime
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyThanksgiving Morning with Duke and Duchess (Bald Eagles)8:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity MeetupsCybersecurity strategies to prevent insider threats data breaches Microsoft 36511:00 AM
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!The Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s Tavern11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netBreakroom Bar & Grill 11:28 Doors open at 11:00am IN Person11:30 AM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupThanksgiving Gathering1:15 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM
Summerfield Board/Card Game NightSummerfield Tabletop/Board/Card Games6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Poetry Group6:30 PM
Tampa Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup at Dignitary6:30 PM
Tampa SharePoint Online User GroupA First SPFx app using MS Graph6:30 PM
Wesley Chapel Social Meetup meet and greetTrivia night6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Technology CenterWordPress7:00 PM
WordPress Clearwater FLWordPress Monthly Meetup7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM

Friday

Happy Black Friday! Be advised that a number of people have posted their events on Meetup on “autopilot” — some of the events listed below may not actually be happening that day. Check with the organizers!

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Coffee for All Things Agile (Westshore)7:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!7:45 AM
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Tampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOME8:45 AM
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Friday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM
Hosted By Millionaire Minds Greater TampaFriday Business Introductions Tampa11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
Self-Perfected OrlandoGROWTH MINDSET6:00 PM
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupFriday Night Putt-putt!6:30 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Draft7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace 3D Printing Guild7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM

Saturday

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Orlando StoicsSTOICON-X ORLANDO 2022 – Annual Regional Event10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Happy Hookers Orlando Crochet GroupMeeting At Blue Jacket Park10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildSaturday Gaming11:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyA Day at the Races . . . Horse Racing at Tampa Bay Downs11:30 AM
Critical Hit GamesSmall Business Saturday Sale12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonNovember- N. Pinellas Book Club12:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Casual Scrabble PlayAnyone up for Scrabble?2:00 PM
Kissimmee Video Game Design Virtual Meetup GroupFirst Virtual Meetup2:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[In-Person] The Wild Beyond the Witchlight – DM Calvin (Tier 2)5:00 PM
Esports Players Club TampaCOD Warzone Dous Tournament: Turkey Drops6:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Golf Group – RPG One-Shots6:00 PM
Gen GeekChristmas in the Wild7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildTHE ONE-SHOT GUILD7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM

Sunday

GroupEvent NameTime
Bradenton Photo GroupSunrise over the Skyway7:00 AM
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book ClubWeekly meeting10:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Annual Thanksgiving PhotoWalk – Hillsborough River State Park10:00 AM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Descent Into Gaming12:00 PM
Horror Fan Fun Time GangHorror Friends Movie Night – Bones and All!!!12:40 PM
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames)Weekend Game Day1:00 PM
Beginners Guide to D & D (Tampa Bay area)D&D Adventurers League1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM
Young Women’s Book ClubBook Discussion: Verity3:00 PM
Tampa Bay Beach and Sunset Photography and Modeling ClassesChristmas-themed Studio Workshop and Shoot – Photographer Signup4:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) GroupRifts5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLet’s Learn to Turn Pens!6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division EFind Your Funny Toastmaster6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Cryptos, Forex & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM
Solana – TampaOffice Hours8:00 PM

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Photos from last night’s “Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer” meetup

The Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetup, which Anitra and I run, returned last night, and we had a grand old time!

Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer logo
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I like to describe Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer as “all conversations, no presentations.” It’s a social meetup for Tampa Bay people with an interest in technology or creativity — or even better, both! We get together once a month to talk about whatever’s interesting us at the moment.

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Last night’s event took place at the Corner Club in Seminole Heights, a concrete bunker of a dive bar that’s since been converted into a quirky neighborhood cafe. They’re a pillar of the Northeast Seminole Heights neighborhood, they generally get great reviews (4.5 on Yelp, 4.6 on Google), they make a damned fine biscuit, as wells as other good food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

And of course, they’ve got a lovely back patio.

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It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a proper stand-alone Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer, and we’re happy that you all came out last night — some of you made an hour’s drive to attend, and we appreciate that. It was great seeing old friends and making new ones!

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The next Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer

2nd Annual End of Year Tech Meetup Extravaganza

The next Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer is part of a larger “meetup of meetups” — the 2nd Annual Tech Meetup Extravaganza on Wednesday, December 14th at Embarc Collective. We’ll see you there!

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Meet up and learn about Mastodon at Wednesday’s “Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer!”

Banner: Coders, Creative and Craft Beer / Wednesday, Nov. 16 / The Grand Return, The Great Resignation, and The Big Migration (to Mastodon)
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The Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetup returns this Wednesday, November 16th, and it’ll happen at The Corner Club in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. They’ve got beverages, both alcoholic and non- (including some very good coffee), and great food!

Want to join us? Once again, we’re meeting at The Corner Club in Seminole Heights (1502 E Sligh Ave., 3 lights east of I-275’s Sligh exit) at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16th. Register on the event’s Meetup page.

Mastodon and other conversations

Dumpster with the Twitter logo on fire

By now, you’re probably aware of the complete dumpster fire that Twitter has become. In fact, there’s a good chance that it may have even become worse by the time you read this.

You’ve probably been hearing about an alternative social network called Mastodon, which exists in something called the Fediverse, and you might be wondering what it’s all about. We’ll show you!

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We’ll also be talking about The Great Resignation in both its forms — leaving a current tech job, and landing a new one. Are you looking for a job? Are you looking to get out of a job? Are you looking to “upskill” for the job you want? We’re here to talk about that, and we’re connected — we might even be able to help you!

The Corner Club

Photo: Corner Club

We’ll be at The Corner Club, one of Seminole Heights’ many hidden gems. They’re a neighborhood café with lots of great food prepared from scratch (we recommend the papas bravas potatoes), an interesting drinks selection — with and without alcohol, including some really good coffee — and even local artists’ works on the wall for sale. They’ve got a great outdoor space in the back, which is where we’ll be.

In case you’re curious:

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Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer is Tampa Bay’s “No presentations, just conversations” meetup for coders and creatives who want to hang out, make friends, and talk over great food and drink. It’s just people getting together at an interesting Tampa Bay venue, tasting what comes out of the taps and kitchen, talking about what interests us, what we’re working on, and what we’d like to work on.

Do you write or manage code, prose, or poetry? You belong in this group. Do you make art for the eyes, ears, or other senses? Join us. Is your creativity more about business and “the hustle”? You should be here. The goal of this meetup is to bring together all sorts of people from Tampa Bay and making it an even better, interesting, and more creative place in which to live, work, and play.

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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, November 14, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, November 14 through Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Every week, with the assistance of a couple of Jupyter Notebooks that I put together, I compile this list for the Tampa Bay tech community.

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

Monday, November 14

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsDowntown St Pete Business Professionals Lunch11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!In person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Protect Your Intellectual Property12:00 PM
Orlando Power BI User GroupPower BI vs Qlik Sense | Artsem Zharkou1:00 PM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles ClubEUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS4:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading GroupSuccess in Stagflation: Learn to Protect Your Wealth4:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Wesley Chapel Speaks Toastmasters6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupA Complete Guide to Photogrpahy6:30 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
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Southeast Book Club7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM
Meet New People As Adults – Which is Harder Than ExpectedTrivia Night to Meet New People7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Stoicism and CBT” (Part 2)7:00 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 15

GroupEvent NameTime
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupSBDC Hillsborough County: Bookkeeping Basics10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netOldsmar/Westchase Networking Lunch – Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas,Oldsmar,Westchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Bradenton Luncheon11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupPhotoshop – Editing and Creative Sessions5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[IN PERSON] CCC-TRI-23 Sub Rosa (Tier 3, FR, historic)6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator Level 16:00 PM
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG)TBSSUG Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
Adventures On Tap DnD and Board GamesNerd Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Women, Words and WineSeven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Seminole SPC Toastmasters6:15 PM
WordPress St. PetersburgAsk Us Anything: WordPress Support Crowdsourcing Meetup6:30 PM
GDG SunCoastCompose Camp Session 56:30 PM
Christian Women EntrepreneursWomen Entrepreneurs Networking – Orlando, FL6:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® OrlandoShut Up and Write near Howell Branch6:30 PM
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup GroupNov Book Club6:30 PM
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Ironhack Orlando – Tech Careers, Learning and NetworkingThe basics of Data Analytics 📈7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonOnline: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Draft Prerelease Event7:00 PM
MetaversePreneursBecome A MetaversePreneur!7:30 PM
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30sPost Halloween Dinner7:30 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House!7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM

Wednesday, November 16

Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer, the meetup that I run with Anitra, returns this Wednesday, November 16th at The Corner Club in Tampa’s Seminole Heights! Join us as we bring the meetup back, talk about switching, finding, or staying in our jobs, and I’ll even help people get signed onto Mastodon! It’s casual, fun, and all conversations, no presentations!

Find out more and register on the Meetup page!

GroupEvent NameTime
Orlando Power BI User GroupFrom Data to Solutions6:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netDowntown St Pete Professionals Networking Breakfast7:30 AM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:30 AM
WordPress OrlandoCoffee and WordPress at Foxtail Coffee8:00 AM
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaWhat trust really means and how we can infuse it in our AI systems8:00 AM
Bootstrappers Breakfast® – Tampa Bay AreaEast Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast®8:30 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM
Intro to the School of American Mahj Jongg Boca Raton FLMock Mah Jongg Tournament for new Tournament Players9:00 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and MixersBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersEffective Networking Skills???12:00 PM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees12:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM
Data Science Salon | Tampa Bay[Free Webinar] Data Mesh: From Concept To Reality2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkers15+30 Virtual Networking2:45 PM
Professional Women’s MeetupHappy Hour & Networking3:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Esports Players Club TampaCall of Duty: Warzone Launch Party5:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 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 Rusty Bucket Restaurant5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
OWASP OrlandoOWASP Orlando – Security Engineering6:00 PM
Tampa TechThe Great Reinstatement (or: the return of Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer!)6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM
Hosted By Central Florida Entrepreneurs Networking GroupCFL Healthcare Mixer @MatadorRestaurant6:00 PM
Coders, Creatives, and Craft BeerThe Grand Return, the Great Resignation, and the Big Migration to Mastodon!6:00 PM
Indian Shores Library Read and FeedsRead & Feed: The Break-up Book Club6:00 PM
InFLOWential Leader & Entrepreneur Community SocialInFLOWential Leader & Entrepreneur Community Social6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarBlood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location)6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Spellbound Bookstore EventsIn Other Worlds Book Club: The Atlas Paradox6:00 PM
DigitalDeLandDigital DeLand Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
StartUp XchangeTECH Talk: Unleashing Ideas in Climate Tech Innovation6:00 PM
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)C.I.NET MeetUp6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a Cutting Board 101 (Members Only)6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Great Chinese at Lam’s on East Colonial6:15 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCigarCitySec Meetup7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings meet In-Person and Online7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Quiet PeopleHow to Open Yourself Up and Connect with People7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Agile OrlandoThe Agile Un-Book Lean Beer7:00 PM
Let Go of Your Past and Make New Positive FriendsHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:00 PM
Geekocracy!Book Club – The Last Thing He Told Me7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza7:00 PM
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and NetworkingHow To Create A Successful Print on Demand Business: Create Your Own Brand8:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM
The Nomadic Entrepreneur Group SarasotaLearn The Exact Strategies That Etsy Experts Use To Create Financial Freedom8:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWerewolf9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 PM

Thursday, November 17

GroupEvent NameTime
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Bayview Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM
Mah Jongg Beginner Series, Santa Maria, CaliforniaMen, Get your Mahj-On a FREE Workshop for Men to learn American Mah Jongg9:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!The Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsClearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Bitcoin Crypto Blockchain OrlandoCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
EmpireToday Networking BrunchEmpireToday Commercial Partners Brunch11:00 AM
Business Game Changers GroupClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s Tavern11:30 AM
Orlando Unity Developers Group✨🥽 XR Dev Unity Open House with Mondae Atughonu – ⏰ NOV 17th 1 PM EST1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaWhat trust really means and how we can infuse it in our AI systems3:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 97: Numbers5:00 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
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Classy As Shit Thursdays – 4 of 4 – THE SCOTT EDITION5:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupLightroom Sessions – Edits and Catalogs5:00 PM
Business and social networkingHappy Hour!!5:30 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Summerfield Board/Card Game NightSummerfield Tabletop/Board/Card Games6:00 PM
Adventurers ClubAny interest in a Book meetup? A Game of Throne6:00 PM
The Real Estate InvestHER Meetup – Tampa FLRaising Private Capital6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games6:00 PM
West Orlando WordPress MeetupMichele Butcher-Jones – The Importance of Maintenance6:00 PM
Network & Social – Tampa/St. Pete Networking EventsEnd of Year Fall – Food and Fashion Fundraiser Event6:00 PM
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottDoing Keyword Research Like The Pros!6:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs- Share It Now!6:00 PM
Data Analytics – Tampa BayData Analytics – Tampa Bay – NOVEMBER MEETUP6:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsTampa at Irish 31 – Hyde Park6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Microsoft 365 & Power Platform User GroupTBA6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer Night6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutMagic the Gathering Drafts at Angry Chair Brewing!6:30 PM
Tampa Bay AgileTampa WIA – Wick’d Agility – Agile & Planetary Challenges with Joanne Stone6:30 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps and Drafts: Angry Thursdays!6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceGirls Who Code for Grades 6-127:00 PM
Real Life Trading – Tampa FLRLT Tampa Stock Trading Meetup7:00 PM
Tampa Bay BitcoinBitcoin Social – Women in Bitcoin7:00 PM
Tampa Bay PHPPinellas county in person @ pasghetti 62nd7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Geekocracy!Dinner at CAVA7:00 PM
WESOS Virtual – Florida ChapterWESOS Virtual – Florida: The Power of a Mastermind7:00 PM
Sunshine Social Deduction GamingBotC night at Hourglass Brewery at the Hourglass District7:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator Level 47:30 PM

Friday, November 18

GroupEvent NameTime
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM
Agile Orlando(Hybrid) Agile in the Morning7:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!7:45 AM
Brandon Biz ProsBuild your Business with Brandon Biz Pros8:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Tampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOME8:45 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
NTi Port Richey, FLNTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network9:00 AM
Hosted By Toastmasters District 48Real Talkers #73069:15 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Speaking Skills & Build Confidence9:25 AM
Hyperledger TampaDemonstration of formally verified chaincode generation for Hyperledger Fabric10:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Friday Business Introductions JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM
Traction REIA Tampa & SarasotaIN-PERSON * Traction Tampa & Sarasota Networking Luncheon12:00 PM
Orlando Power BI User GroupAzure Fundamentals Exam | Elkhan Yusubov1:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorBusiness Funding – Bridge Built by Citi & Virtual Business Networking1:00 PM
South Florida Pinball & Arcade Video Game PlayersNov 18-20 Free Play Florida – Arcade, Pinball, Consoles, Board Game Expo Orlando4:00 PM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
Professionals In Tech Pinellas Hillsborough CountyYoung Professionals In Tech Meet & Greet6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Orlando Urban Professionals Meetup GroupSOCIAL FRIDAYS!!!! COME FOR A DRINK AND STAY FOR THE PEOPLE!6:00 PM
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Positively Speaking Toastmasters6:15 PM
Book HavenThe Midnight Library – Book Chat7:00 PM
Horror Fan Fun Time GangHorror Friends Movie Night – Bones and All!!!7:00 PM
Orlando Game Night Meetup GroupLet’s get this GAME NIGHT started RIGHT! LCR (Left, Right, and Center)7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace Woodshop Guild7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Launch Party Draft7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMonthly Cell Phone Photo Showcase11:59 PM

Saturday, November 19

GroupEvent NameTime
Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division GEarly Bird Ocala8:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP – Introduction to Night Photography & Fireworks9:00 AM
Suncoast CruisersLet’s ride to St. Pete Bikefest9:30 AM
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM
Orlando Young SharksLux Young Professionals Business & Networking Event Brunch @ Citrus Club10:00 AM
Critical Hit GamesFlames of War Korsun Pocket Tournament10:00 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationSouth Florida Model Investment Club Meeting10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSAT 11/19 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
West Coast Photo GroupSARASOTA MEDIEVAL FAIR 2022!10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Web3Collab St. PetersburgWeb3Collab: Introduction to Cryptocurrency11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupNovember Book Club1:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Saturday MTG Draft at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles3:00 PM
Esports Players Club TampaValorant 5v5 Tournament3:00 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksThe Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh3:00 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
ITADAKIMASU Tampa Japanese Food MeetupDinner at Izakaya Tori5:00 PM
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Short StoriesWoman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros6:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM

Sunday, November 20

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyVisit ZooTampa while the Weather is Cooler9:00 AM
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book ClubWeekly meeting10:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSUN 11/20 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupCRITICAL THINKERS SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ROSEMARY & THYME10:00 AM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Descent Into Gaming12:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames)Weekend Game Day1:00 PM
Beginners Guide to D & D (Tampa Bay area)D&D Adventurers League1:00 PM
Software Engineers IRLWhy doesn’t this stupid tutorial/project/etc work?1:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: 3D Design with Adobe Dimension – Level 11:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceAdvanced Laser Cutter Skills (Members Only)2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games2:00 PM
Geekocracy!Game Day at Southern Brewing2:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) GroupRifts5:00 PM
Spellbound Bookstore EventsRead Like Reese Book Club: Our Missing Hearts5:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutA Duck Presents NB Movie Night7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Cryptos, Forex & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Solana – TampaOffice Hours8:00 PM

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Tampa Devs’ “Mobile App Development” meetup has been postponed [Update]

Tropical storm/hurricane Nicole update (Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2:00 p.m.)

With tropical storm Nicole expected to become a hurricane before bearing down on Florida tonight this event has been postponed until further notice. Keep an eye on the Meetup page for details.

Tampa Devs’ next meetup is tomorrow, and it’s on a topic that’s close to my heart: Mobile Development and Digital Nomad Lifestyles!

The Meetup

The main talk will feature André Crabb — a “once digital nomad settled in Tampa” — talking about “mobile app development, its evolution, and life as a digital nomad.” His talk outline includes:

  • Evolution of mobile development
  • Existing frameworks
  • Android
  • iOS
  • React Native + Expo
  • Other frameworks, but in not as great in detail as the ones above
  • Lifestyle of a digital nomad

Here’s the schedule:

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
  • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Intro slides + quick game
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Lightning talks, 5-10 minute talks anyone can come speak
  • 7:30 – 9:00 pm – Main talk + networking time

This meetup will take place at USF in the “Education Building,” a.k.a. EDU 115, located on 4110 USF Apple Drive:

The event is free to attend — register on their Meetup page — and I’ll see you there!