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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, January 16, 2023)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, January 16 through the Sunday, January 22, 2023!

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This week’s events

Monday, January 16

Group Event Name Time
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections Downtown St Pete Business Professionals Lunch 11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers Monday Business Introductions 11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net St. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s 11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! Start the Week with more connections! JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome 11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay Live Online Connection Meeting- Monday 11:30 AM
Tampa Startup Founder 101 How Early-Stage Founders Can Thrive in Competitive Markets With Peep Laja 1:00 PM
Enjoy the Crypto Space without the Roller Coaster PAMM Account Overview Zoom 2:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking Events The Micro Megaphone Method Masterclass 2:00 PM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles Club EUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS 4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet YouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents 4:00 PM
Brews N Board Games Board Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings 6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar Monday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location) 6:00 PM
TIME OF YOUR LIFE! 50+ Trivia Social Liam Fitzpatricks / Lake Mary 6:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division D ACE Advanced Toastmasters 3274480 6:00 PM
Critical Hit Games MTG: Commander Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason Monthly N. Pinellas TBCor Humanist Social Dinner 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers Monday Feast & Game Night 6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup Trivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show 6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild Tomb of Annhilation (APL 6 Forgotten Realms) – DM Carson 6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo Group A Complete Guide to Photogrpahy 6:30 PM
Saint Petersburg Ladies book club St. Pete Women’s Book Club 7:00 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging Pros Members as far back as 2008 can access their photos 7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Board Game Night at Armada Games 7:00 PM
Orlando Stoics ONLINE: “Psychic Contagion!” 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE) 7:00 PM
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking Learn the Basics of Python Programming from an Industry Expert 📊 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 Expected Trivia Night to Meet New People 7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division G Spanglish Toastmasters Club 7703731 7:00 PM
Ironhack Orlando – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking Learn the Basics of Python Programming from an Industry Expert 📊 7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division E Lakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club 7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots 7:30 PM
Hosted By Defcon813 Seminole Heights Social 8:00 PM
Bitcoiners of Southwest Florida Where is Bitcoin Going? 9:00 PM

Tuesday, January 17

Group Event Name Time
Business Strategy Meetup Group Business Networking 7:15 AM
Greater Orlando Business Network GOBN Weekly Meeting 7:15 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) NPI St. Pete Business Builders Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals 7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agile v-Lean Coffee 7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum 10 Job Search Strategies You Should Be Using 10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose Makers In-Person: Makerspace Open Lab 10:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! Westchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome 11:00 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning Together SWAT Networking Bradenton Luncheon 11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO How to Find Product Market Fit Quickly 11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers Upper Pinellas,Oldsmar,Westchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company 11:00 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity Meetups Simplify Password Policy Compliance 11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections Westchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome 11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net New Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner! 11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals New Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa 11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome Professional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa 11:30 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Baton Rouge Chapter Online | Zoom Networking with a Twist! 12:00 PM
Manatee River Business Exchange Club Great group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!! 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay IRA Investing Group Webinar – Optimize Your Self-Directed IRA Through Multifamily Investing 12:00 PM
WEB3CFL -Art -Music -Gaming -ai -Bitcoin -Crypto -Blockchain Bitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere. 1:00 PM
Work From Home -Online Business Opportunities and Networking Learn Exactly What It Takes to Become A Successful Entrepreneur 3:00 PM
Evolve Events with Us – Tampa How To Start An Online Business In 2023 And Form A Success-Oriented Mindset 3:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet Social Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents 4:30 PM
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG) TBSSUG Monthly Meeting 6:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Weekly Open Make Night 6:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking Events Virtual Cocktails and Connections 6:00 PM
InFLOWential Leader & Entrepreneur Community Tampa Bay Leader & Entrepreneur Community Social 6:00 PM
Critical Hit Games Marvel Crisis Protocol Night 6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up Basketball Weekly pickup networking basketball 6:00 PM
WordPress St. Petersburg Ask Us Anything: WordPress Support Crowdsourcing Meetup 6:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando Shut Up & Write!® in Altamonte Springs/Lake Mary 6:30 PM
Hosted By Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup Group Jan Book Club 6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM
Tampa Investor/Training Meetup Tampa Bay Investor Training 6:30 PM
Hosted By Tampa# – C# and .NET Open Source Project Connect [Virtual] 6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup Trivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show 6:30 PM
Tampa Investor/Training Meetup Tampa Bay Investor Training 6:30 PM
Fort Myers Bitcoin Bitcoin & draft beer 6:30 PM
Pinellas Writers Weekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome! 6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division E Toast of Celebration Toastmasters 6:45 PM
Ironhack Orlando – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking The basics of Data Analytics 📈 7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative Photography AMA – Ask Me Anything Related to Photography, Computers and Software 7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason Online: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting 7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games 7:00 PM
DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX Meetup [In-person Option] Discussion: The State of UX | (Limited capacity) 7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young Adults St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults 7:00 PM
Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur! Get A Free NFT! Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur! 7:30 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group Let’s play chess at 54th Ave Kava House! 7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® Tampa Online Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom 7:45 PM
Bitcoiners of Southwest Florida Trading Tuesday 8:00 PM
Tampa Options Trading Group for Monthly Income Make Money with Put Ratio Spreads 8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 18

Group Event Name Time
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals 7:30 AM
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa Pre-Trained Language Models: A New Standard for NLU Tasks 8:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando 1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup 8:30 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Volusia County FREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday 9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative Photography Coffee & Photography at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant in Clearwater 9:00 AM
Hyperledger Tampa Connecting to Public and Private Chains with Hyperledger FireFly 11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net In Person Networking BRANDON! Just Love Coffee Cafe – Brandon FL 11:15 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & Mixers Brandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch 11:30 AM
National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group Meeting 11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections Brandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!! 11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and Mixers Business Networking Lunch 11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee 11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton Sarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch! 11:30 AM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees 12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101 Co-Founder Networking: Start 2023 By Finding a Business Partner (Online) 1:00 PM
Evolve Events with Us – Tampa How Best to Invest Most Successfully in the Stock Market: An Introduction 2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkers 15+30 Virtual Networking 2:45 PM
Professional Women’s Meetup Happy Hour & Networking 3:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking Events Building a Multi-Six Figure Business through Social Media Marketing 3:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO FREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App 5:00 PM
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking January Live Online Class: Learn how to design on Figma in 1hr! 5:00 PM
Brandon Boardgamers Board Gaming – In Person 5:00 PM
Lean Startup Orlando State of the Union: Innovation 5:00 PM
Orlando D and D 5th Edition custom scenarios or campaigns D&D 5e Savage Frontiers 5:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange Club We ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket Restaurant 5:30 PM
Tampa Java User Group Evolution of Java & New features demo by version 5:30 PM
DigitalDeLand Digital DeLand Monthly Meeting 6:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Wood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only) 6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar Blood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location) 6:00 PM
Elastic Orlando User Group Managing the Elastic Stack with Ansible 6:00 PM
Indian Shores Library Read and Feeds Happy Hour with Lisa Unger 6:00 PM
OWASP Orlando January Meeting 6:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup Online Class – Adobe Illustrator Level 1 6:00 PM
Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Tampa DUG Tampa Inaugural Meetup 6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play Critical Hit Games: Board Game Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games 6:00 PM
The Weirder Things Book Club Wealth of Time – finish 6:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® Tampa Shut Up & Write!® [Tampa] – IN PERSON 6:30 PM
SWFLSec – Southwest Florida Infosec Meetup Tech Alliance of SWFL: Future Trends in Technology & Networking SOCIAL ✨ 6:30 PM
Python SWFL Tech Alliance of SWFL presents: Future Trends in Technology 6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin [Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community 7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup Smartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza 7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre Club Castaways Euchre Club 7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild New Beginnings & Old Rivalries 7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySec CigarCitySec Meetup 7:00 PM
Agile Orlando The Agile Un-Book Lean Beer 7:00 PM
Critical Hit Games Werewolf 9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections Carollwood Professionals Networking Lunch! 11:30 PM

Thursday, January 19

Group Event Name Time
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome Happy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking 7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net Wesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast 7:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome Happy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking 7:30 AM
Coded For Money, Flow and Fame – Tampa Group The Profitable Business Summit 8:00 AM
Agile Mindset Book Club (Tampa, FL) Book: Crucial Conversations – (Thursday Morning Series. Two chapters each week!) 8:00 AM
The Florida Business Incubator, Inc. 2023 Grow Your Business – Incubator Reset! 8:30 AM
TampaBayNetworkers Suncoast Networkers 8:30 AM
Orlando Melrose Makers In-Person: Makerspace Open Lab 10:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections Clearwater/Central Pinellas Networking Lunch 11:00 AM
WEB3CFL -Art -Music -Gaming -ai -Bitcoin -Crypto -Blockchain Crypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only 11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPO How to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%! 11:00 AM
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough Clearwater Professional Networking Lunch 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 gift 11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up Pinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited! 11:00 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity Meetups All about cyber insurance: Learn to implement important security controls. 11:00 AM
Hyperledger Tampa Setting Up A Hyperledger Fabric Network From Scratch 11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business Professionals Wesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch 11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All Welcome Wesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s Tavern 11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI) NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals 11:30 AM
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & Networking Online Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking! 12:00 PM
Career Success Academy Career Accelerator Workshop – Upskilling for Free 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Commander Open Play Night at Armada Games 1:00 PM
Data, Cloud and AI in Tampa Pre-Trained Language Models: A New Standard for NLU Tasks 3:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup Trivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show 4:00 PM
High Tech Connect January Tech Fest 4:30 PM
Tampa Professional Networking Meetup Happy Hour Networking – Cigars, Fine Wines and Brews 5:00 PM
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve Scott Tampa SEO and Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve Scott 6:00 PM
Southwest Florida Board Game Meetup Meetup to Play Board Games 6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group 2nd ed. AD&D Campaign. 6:00 PM
#TampaCC Azure Monthly Meeting (azug.us) 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Microsoft 365 & Power Platform User Group TBA 6:00 PM
West Orlando WordPress Meetup Beth Livingston – Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields 6:00 PM
Indian Rocks Beach D&D 5e Meetup Group Curse of Strahd Session 4 6:00 PM
Tampa Devs TDevs Meet & Greet @ Armature Works 6:00 PM
Critical Hit Games Warhammer Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Blockchain Developer User Group Tampa Blockchain Developer User Group 6:00 PM
Sarasota Strategy Board Game League Root – Thursday January 19 6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly Meetup Central Florida Board Gaming at The Collective 6:00 PM
Ironhack Tampa – Tech Careers, Learning and Networking The Basics of Web Development 6:00 PM
Clearwater Christian Boardgame Night Christian Board Game Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Free Writing Group Writing Meetup 6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Agile Lean Beer for All Things Agile (Tampa) 6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Data Science Group TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE! 6:30 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Laser Cutter Orientation (Members Only) 7:00 PM
Hyperledger Tampa Exploring Hyperledger – An Enterprise Perspective 7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of Color Virtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color 7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talent Live streaming production and talent 7:00 PM
Tampa Bay PHP Pinellas county in person event 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (Online) 7:00 PM
St. Pete Booze and Book Club Practical Demonkeeping – Christopher Moore 7:30 PM
Financial Strategy Turning Debt to Wealth Personal/Business BUSINESS OWNERS LEARN HOW TO TURN DEBT INTO ASSETS WITH CASH FLOW BANKING 8:30 PM

Friday, January 20

Group Event Name Time
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton A.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome! 7:45 AM
Brandon Biz Pros Build your Business with Brandon Biz Pros 8:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! Tampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Friday Morning All WElCOME 8:45 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net A.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome! 8:45 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton A.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome! 8:45 AM
NTi Port Richey, FL NTi New Port Richey – Business Referral Network 9:00 AM
Two Day Mah Jongg Tournament, The Villages, FL MahjCon Two Day Tournament, Wildwood, FL 9:00 AM
Project Codex Virtual Coffee 9:00 AM
The Lakeland Shooters, Polk County Photography & Modeling ALAFIA RIVER RENDEZVOUS 9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay Improve Speaking Skills & Build Confidence 9:25 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup Online Class – Advanced Photoshop Techniques 10:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net Friday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore 11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections International Professionals Networking Meeting 11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections International Professionals Networking Meeting 11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! Start the Week with more connections! JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome 11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet Up International Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli 11:30 AM
Enjoy the Crypto Space without the Roller Coaster PAMM Account Overview Zoom 2:00 PM
Cowork Social Bandit Coffee & 3 Daughters Brewing 3:30 PM
Hosted By Lakeland Black Professionals Swan City Jazz Festival 4:00 PM
Clermont Nerd Games Board Game Night! 5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming Guild Friday Board Game Night 5:30 PM
Critical Hit Games MTG: Commander FNM 6:00 PM
Professionals In Tech Pinellas Hillsborough County Young Professionals In Tech Meet & Greet 6:00 PM
Self-Perfected Orlando GROWTH MINDSET 6:00 PM
Florida Python Ninjas Python Meet and Greet 6:00 PM
Nerd Night Out Taps & Drafts 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM 6:00 PM
Dunnellon Area Board Gamers Friday Night Board Gaming 6:00 PM
Gen Geek THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD (book discussion) 7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG) Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night 7:00 PM
Tampa Stoics IN-PERSON: “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor” (Chapter 4) 7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3) 7:00 PM
MakerFX Makerspace MakerFX Makerspace Woodshop Guild 7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Members Only: Desoldering 101 7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup Trivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice 7:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative Photography Monthly Cell Phone Photo Showcase 11:59 PM

Saturday, January 21

Group Event Name Time
Central Florida Philosophy Meetup Wake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss. 7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division G Early Bird Ocala 8:00 AM
Suncoast Drone Club Craig Park in Tarpon Springs 9:00 AM
Data Tech Florida Global AI Developer Days 9:00 AM
Chess Republic Saturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, Tampa 9:30 AM
Orlando Escape Room Meetup The Escape Game and Brunch @ Cafe Tu Tu Tango 9:30 AM
Toastmasters Division E Hunters Creek Toastmasters 9:30 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique Shop Writers Group at the Haunted Antique Shop 9:30 AM
Florida Agile – Helping You Achieve Business Agility! Leading SAFe 5.1 Certification Course – Online Via ZOOM 9:30 AM
Tampa Bay Photographic Arts Community One Light Workshop at the Morean Arts Center 10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup Code with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays 10:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast Chapter Sat, Jan 21 at 10 AM – Making Ordinary Into Extraordinary – Bob Neiman 10:00 AM
North Florida Stock Investing Education South Florida Model Investment Club Meeting 10:00 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup Online Class – Digital Painting Level 1 10:00 AM
Critical Hit Games Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Tournament (RTT) 10:00 AM
Gen Geek Disc Golf @ Cypress Point (Take 2) 10:30 AM
Orlando Melrose Makers In-Person: Makerspace Open Lab 10:30 AM
Screenwriters of Tomorrow/Today, Critique Meetup Table read screenplays 12:30 PM
Suncoast Makers FREE Fab Lab Orientation 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup Group January Book Club 1:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Laser Cutter Orientation (Members Only) 2:00 PM
World Changers Network Meet and Greet Over Coffee 2:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu) Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome) 2:00 PM
Casual Scrabble Play Scrabble for ALL levels! 2:00 PM
Bradenton Photo Group Basic Editing and Composition 2:30 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning Books American Gods by Neil Gaiman 3:00 PM
Esports Players Club Tampa Valorant 5v5 3:30 PM
Tampa Games Developer Guild Game Project Therapy (Virtual) 4:00 PM
Hosted By 6 Figure Club Mastermind Monthly Meeting with Albrey Grimsley 5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild [In-Person] Riddle of the Raven Queen – DM Calvin (Tier 2) 5:00 PM
New Port Richey Casual Games and Fun Socializing Group! First Game Night of 2023 5:30 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG) Golf Group – RPG One-Shots 6:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild THE ONE-SHOT GUILD 7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative Photography USF Ice Bulls Hockey vs University of Central Florida Knights 7:00 PM
Nerdbrew Events Community Hang-out Night 7:00 PM
Indica Cafe Events Dungeons and Dragons Thursday Nights at 7 7:00 PM
Nerd Night Out KARAOKE NIGHT! 9:00 PM

Sunday, January 22

Group Event Name Time
Florida Center for Creative Photography Free – Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Class – Part 3 9:00 AM
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book Club Weekly meeting 10:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast Chapter SUN 1/22 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM 10:00 AM
Geekocracy! Geek out over glass art at the Imagine Museum 12:00 PM
Beginners Guide to D & D (Tampa Bay area) D&D Adventurers League 1:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup Online Class – Logo Design & Development with Adobe Illustrator 1:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples West Pasco (Boardgames) Weekend Game Day 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! D&D Adventurers League at Critical Hit Games 2:00 PM
Tampa Bay Human Design Meetup Group Human Design introduction 2:00 PM
Critical Hit Games D&D Adventurers League 2:00 PM
Chess Republic Sunday Chess at Grassroots Kava House in Ybor 2:00 PM
Oxford Exchange Roy Peter Clark: Writing with Power and Purpose Workshop 3:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild (In-Person) January Session Zero: Creating a Character 5:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group Rifts 5:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Sew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts) 5:30 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Let’s Learn to Turn Pens! 6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division E Find Your Funny Toastmaster 6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Cryptos, Forex & Futures (ONLINE) 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online) 7:00 PM
Nerdbrew Events Hidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck! 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE) 7:00 PM
Nerd Night Out NerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s! 8:00 PM
Enjoy the Crypto Space without the Roller Coaster PAMM Account Overview Zoom 8:00 PM
Solana – Tampa Office Hours 8:00 PM

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I’ll be at the Tampa Bay UX Group (TBUX) Revival Social!

Tampa Bay User Experience Group logo.

2023 will be a rebuilding year for Tampa Bay’s in-person technology scene, and one of the first events of that rebuilding happens tomorrow: the return of Tampa Bay UX Group’s get-togethers! Tomorrow night at 7venth Sun Brewery in Seminole Heights, TBUX is holding their first meetup of the year. I’ll be there!

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 8:30 — you can register on the event’s Meetup page.

7venth Sun’s Tampa branch is one of the craft breweries in my neighborhood, Seminole Heights, and it’s a great gathering place. I myself have held tech events there, most notably the Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetups (which are also coming back this year):

7venth Sun serves beers and ciders, and you can bring food. There’s a food truck stationed outside, and if you prefer, there’s great Korean food at Gangchu across the street (in fact, 7venth Sun makes one of their beers, K-Hop).

I’ll see you there!

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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, January 9, 2023)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the second week of 2023: Monday, January 9 through the Sunday, January 15, 2023. Welcome to the first full work week of 2023!

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, January 9

Group Event Name Time
Florida Center for Creative Photography Monday Morning PhotoWalk at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve 8:30 AM
Florida Agile – Helping You Achieve Business Agility! LIVE Certified ScrumMaster Workshop – Tampa, FL 8:30 AM
Women Who Code Tampa WWCode Days of Code Challenge: An Ongoing Online Coding Event 9:00 AM
Florida Agile – Helping You Achieve Business Agility! Leading SAFe 5.1 Certification Course – Online Via ZOOM 10:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! In person at Fords Garage St Pete 11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections Downtown St Pete Business Professionals Lunch 11:00 AM
Clean Fiction Writers of Central Florida Writing Publishing & Marketing Your Book 11:00 AM
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup Group Option Trading Strategies Meetup (Online) 11:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay Live Online Connection Meeting- Monday 11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net St. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s 11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect! Start the Week with more connections! JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome 11:30 AM
Tampa Startup Founder 101 SEO Basics for Startups with Nick Jordan 1:00 PM
Second Chance Events – Tampa Learn How to Create a Super Easy Second Income on LinkedIn 3:00 PM
Evolve Events with Us – Tampa How to Create an extraordinary easy Passive Monthly Second Income on Linkedin 3:00 PM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles Club EUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS 4:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading Group Success in Stagflation: Learn to Protect Your Wealth 4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/Internet YouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents 4:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education Sara Hand: A Game for Change: Recombinant Innovation 5:30 PM
Brews N Board Games Board Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings 6:00 PM
Orlando Bitcoin Maximalists Orlando Bitcoin Maximalists Meetup 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers Monday Feast & Game Night 6:00 PM
Critical Hit Games MTG: Commander Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Casual Pokemon League at Nerdy Needs 6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar Monday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location) 6:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® Orlando Shut Up & Write!® Dr. Phillips/Orlando 6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz Meetup Trivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show 6:30 PM
Hosted By Tampa# – C# and .NET Group Code Challenge [Virtual] 6:30 PM
Orlando Social Poker Club Texas Holdem cash games Online every night at 7PM EST 7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLS Virtual Event: Southeast Book Club 7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Introduction to Fusion 360 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE) 7:00 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging Pros Members as far back as 2008 can access their photos 7:00 PM
Orlando Stoics ONLINE: “Stoicism, Ellis, & Beck” (Part 2) 7:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing Education North Florida Chapter Model Investment Club 7:30 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots 7:30 PM
Bitcoiners of Southwest Florida Where is Bitcoin Going? 9:00 PM
Civo Navigate takes place in Tampa’s Armature Works in February!
Find out about this conference and how you can attend for 50% off.

Tuesday, January 10

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup6:30 PM
Pinellas WritersMonthly In Person Group Meeting – All Writers Welcome!9:00 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeIN-PERSON and ONLINE FLGC SinC Monthly Chapter Meeting10:30 AM
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Starbucks in DTSP10:00 AM
Clean Fiction Writers of Central FloridaWriting Publishing & Marketing Your Book11:00 AM
Shut Up & Write!® OrlandoShut Up & Write!® Dr. Phillips/Orlando6:30 PM
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingHow to Bounce Back from a Layoff because Luck is NOT a Strategy10:00 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupOnline Class – Adobe Illustrator Level 110:00 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
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
Tampa Bay IRA Investing GroupTHE SECURE ACT 2.0—WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW12:00 PM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
WEB3CFL -Art – Music – Gaming -Bitcoin -Crypto -BlockchainBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Evolve Events with Us – TampaHow To Start An Online Business In 2023 And Form A Success-Oriented Mindset3:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:30 PM
St. Pete Social Club “SPSC”Cryptocurrency/NFT/Web3.0 Happy Hour5:30 PM
Young Professionals in Orlando Young Professional Network & Social @ Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company5:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildDDAL05-xx Storm King’s Thunder Tier 3 (Continued)6:00 PM
NFT and web3 Meetup GroupMusic in the Metaverse: How NFTs Are Shifting the Industry6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Hosted By Young Entrepreneurs of America YEA Meetup GroupYEA Young Entrepreneur Meetup! Seminar & Networking6:30 PM
Florida Podcasters AssociationFlorida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!!6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Tampa eMarketing GroupsLearn About Podcasting and How to Monetize Your Interest!6:30 PM
Crypto & NFT Investor’s Club–Sarasota/Bradenton ChapterFacilitated Discussion on Cryptocurrency/NFT/Web3.07:00 PM
Tampa Bay Wargaming SocietyFallout Wasteland Warfare: The Vestiges Resurgent7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30sMΞGAN7:00 PM
Central Florida Books and BrewsLet’s Meetup and Discuss “The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceElectronics Meetup7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Florida AWS Security Users Meetup GroupPenTesting.Cloud – Challenge Walk Throughs7:00 PM
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM
Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur! Get A Free NFT!Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur!7:30 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
Bitcoiners of Southwest FloridaTrading Tuesday8:00 PM

Wednesday, January 11

GroupEvent NameTime
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersDOWNTOWN ST PETE YOUNG NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR!7:30 AM
Greater Brandon Chamber of CommerceBrandon’s Wonder Women Power Hour8:00 AM
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaCulture Revolution for a new Digital Age of Trusted AI8:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM
Florida Agile – Helping You Achieve Business Agility!LIVE Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Workshop – Tampa, FL8:30 AM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsReal Success Live Online Summit8:30 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyCoffee & Photography at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant in Clearwater9:00 AM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupThe top-5 correlation rules to master threat detection in your network11:00 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity MeetupsAttacking AD by abusing DNS vulnerabilities11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Just Love Coffee Cafe – Brandon FL11:15 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and MixersBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Orlando Professional Networking Meetup GroupOrlando Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 AM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101How To Identify a Viable Business Idea (Online)1:00 PM
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 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
Hosted By North St Pete, Member Driven, Fun Social Group!St Pete Innovation District – State of Science 20235:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecSwanCitySec Meetup5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket Restaurant5:30 PM
Orlando Volunteers!Network and Discuss Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities5:30 PM
Saint Pete BoardgamersBoard Game Night!6:00 PM
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupCritical thinkers dinner at Chinese Super buffet on fruitville RD6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Durlag’s Tower Tier 3 – DM Robert6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Korean at Korea House in Longwood6:15 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaShut Up & Write!® [Tampa] – IN PERSON6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us bi-monthly Meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
SWFL CodersChatGPT for Coders 🤖6:30 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace Art Of Electronics Guild7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!MtG Modern Constructed at Armada Games7:00 PM
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM
Geekocracy!Book Club – The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM
Broward Drupal Users GroupCall for presenters7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza7:00 PM
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoFlorida Writer’s Association / Orlando7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWerewolf9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterTechnique WED 2/1 at 7 PM – AN OVERVIEW OF BASIC COMPOSITION by LYNNE MASS7:00 PM

Thursday, January 12

GroupEvent NameTime
Tampa Bay BitcoinBitcoin Social7:30 PM
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
WEB3CFL -Art – Music – Gaming -Bitcoin -Crypto -BlockchainCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 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
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity MeetupsBuild a holistic hybrid identity management system11:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Business Professionals of Pinellas, Pasco & HillsboroughClearwater Professional Networking Lunch11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Downtown Networking Community by Serendipity Labs OrlandoLunch and Learn: Your Healthiest You -Making 2023 the Year of Lasting Change11:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupOnline Class – Adobe Illustrator Level 411:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch at Chuck Lager America’s Tavern11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Commander Open Play Night at Armada Games1:00 PM
Data, Cloud and AI in TampaCulture Revolution for a new Digital Age of Trusted AI3:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show4:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group2nd ed. AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Indian Rocks Beach D&D 5e Meetup GroupCurse of Strahd Session 46:00 PM
Sarasota Strategy Board Game LeagueTerraforming Mars – Thursday January 126:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer Night6:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”2023 Happy Hour – Bar Chinchilla6:00 PM
Southwest Florida Board Game MeetupMeetup to Play Board Games6:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersSpecial Edition Thursday Game Night @ Southern Lights6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Area Book ClubSecond Thursday Virtual Book Club Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa Bay UX GroupThe TBUX Revival Social6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Women in AgileLeadership Evolution and the Opportunities Women Bring to Business & Innovation6:30 PM
Real Life Trading – Tampa FLRLT Tampa Stock Trading Meetup7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Tool Sign Off-Jointer, Planer, & Bandsaw (Members Only)7:00 PM
Tampa Bay BitcoinBitdevs7:00 PM
Hosted By IIBA Tampa BayBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study Group7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Builders MeetupSaint Petersburg Business Builders7:00 PM
Orlando Real Estate Investor EntrepreneurWE CREATE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS/ENTREPRENEURS7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Interviews and LifeHow to Increase Your Confidence and Communication7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (Online)7:00 PM
Sunshine Social Deduction GamingBotC night at Hourglass Brewery at the Hourglass District7:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Mobile Creation (vision board alternative)7:00 PM

Friday, January 13

GroupEvent NameTime
Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 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
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netA.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
Project CodexVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 AM
Powerful Women NetworkingWINTER PARK: Join us for outrageous connection, growth and networking too!11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netFriday International Business Introductions at McAllisters Westshore11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpInternational Networking Westshore McAlisters Deli11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersMonday Business Introductions11:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Start the Week with more connections! JOIN us at Cafe Delanie All Welcome11:30 AM
Enjoy the Crypto Space without the Roller CoasterPAMM Account Overview Zoom2:00 PM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Women In Tech OrlandoChaotic Book Chat- Special Edition (Friday the 13th)5:30 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Hosted By Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Self-Perfected OrlandoGROWTH MINDSET6:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30sAMERICAN IDIOTS Concert on Friday the 13th6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
New Wealth CoLab | Real Estate Investing WorkspaceWeb 3.0, Digital Assets & Blockchain Networking6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Maskerspace Laser Guild7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesDominaria Remastered Launch Party Draft7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM
Orlando Financial Literacy NetworkHow to give yourself a 46% raise9:00 PM

Saturday, January 14

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 PhotographyFREE – Learn Your Camera Series, Part 1 – Aperture9:00 AM
Florida Agile – Helping You Achieve Business Agility!SAFe Scrum Master 5.1 Certification Course – Online via ZOOM9:30 AM
Chess RepublicSaturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, Tampa9:30 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Passive Real Estate Investing Network of Tampa BayDouble Your Income in 52 Weeks: Millionaire Wealth Principles10:00 AM
Learn EntrepreneurshipFinally, First Online Meet Jan. 14th (In-Person Feb. 4th 2023)10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSAT 1/14 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Learn EntrepreneurshipLaunch Meetup Virtual on Zoom10:00 AM
Learn EntrepreneurshipFirst Virtual Meeting, Sat., Jan. 14, 202310:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa Options Trading Group for Monthly IncomeThe Ultimate Side Hustle: Day Trading the SPX11:00 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationBetterInvesting Yankee Model Investment Club Meeting11:00 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorHow to Have Your Best Year While Everyone Else is Scared11:00 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildSaturday Gaming11:00 AM
Very Simple IntrovertNo Pressure Ever: The opportunity to write, speak, listen, and/or share.1:00 PM
Saint Pete BoardgamersLearn to play Star Wars Legion!1:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNNO Book Club: A Psalm for the Wild-Built1:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesStar Wars Legion: Demo & Casual Play1:00 PM
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup GroupTop Tips to Crush Competition with Product Launches1:00 PM
St. Pete Short Video Projects Meetup GroupJoin us for our first puppet show at the Multimedia studio2:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupBoudoir Photography with Billy “D” Dzwonkowski3:30 PM
Bitcoin OrlandoMonthly Bitcoin: Q and A4:30 PM
Esports Players Club TampaFortnite Zone Wars Solo5:30 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Baby Back Ribs @ Oakwood Restaurant6:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildTHE ONE-SHOT GUILD7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM

Sunday, January 15

GroupEvent NameTime
Bradenton Photo GroupSunrise over the Skyway7:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFree – Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Class – Part 29:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSUN 1/15 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
Geekocracy!Geeks Go Manatee Looking & Food After10:00 AM
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Starbucks in DTSP10:00 AM
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book ClubWeekly meeting10:00 AM
Sarasota Strategy Board Game LeagueDIPLOMACY! Sunday Jan 15 at Descent into Gaming12:00 PM
Gen GeekBoyd Hill hike12:00 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
Chess RepublicSunday Chess at Grassroots Kava House in Ybor2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League2:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 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
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
Enjoy the Crypto Space without the Roller CoasterPAMM Account Overview Zoom8:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s!8:00 PM
Solana – TampaOffice Hours8:00 PM

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Tampa Bay Apple Coding Meetup needs a place for its sessions!

I’m ready to starting holding sessions of Tampa Bay Apple Coding Meetup, but I’m missing one thing: a place to hold them!

Prior to the pandemic, I’d been doing monthly meetups where I’d walk Tampa Bay’s developers through “code along with me” tutorials where I’d show them how to write native iOS apps in Swift such as:

  • A simple text editor
  • Pomodoro timer
  • “Magic 8-ball”
  • Weather app with geolocation
  • “Frogger” / “Crossy Road”-style game
  • An augmented reality app similar to the IKEA furniture app
  • A machine learning app that can identify specific images

It’s time to bring these meetups back!

I need a place in the Tampa Bay area where I can lead a group through an exercise where we get together and build an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, or augmented reality app together. If you’d like to host such an event or know someone or some organization that would be willing to do this, please let me know via email.

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

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Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the first week of 2023: Monday, January 2 through the Sunday, January 8, 2023. Happy new year!

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

Keep these two things in mind for the next couple of weeks:

  • The first week of January is usually a slow time for meetups.
  • A number of organizers schedule their events using Meetup.com’s “autopilot” feature, using an option like “1st Monday of every month,” and it doesn’t account for things like New Year’s Day or the day after, which is a day off for many people.

Double-check with the organizers before attending an event!

Monday, January 2

GroupEvent NameTime
Recruiting Web Dev and Smart Contract For Crypto Start UpStart-up in Crypto Space Looking For Coders: Web Dev & Smart Contract Programmer9:00 AM
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup GroupOption Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsDowntown St Pete Business Professionals Lunch11:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:00 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
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Persimmon Hollow Flamingo Crossings6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® OrlandoShut Up & Write!® Dr. Phillips/Orlando6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[In-Person]: Swords Beneath the Moonsea (Tier 2, APL 5)- DM Calvin6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Workaholics NonanonymousNational “Thank God It’s Monday” Day Virtual Meet up7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationNorth Florida Chapter Model Investment Club7:30 PM
Hosted By Defcon813Cert Study Session8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 3

GroupEvent NameTime
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
The 360 Exchange -Dr PhillipsThe 360 Exchange – Dr Philips8:00 AM
Women In Tech OrlandoWIT: Coffee & Chat9:00 AM
Recruiting Web Dev and Smart Contract For Crypto Start UpStart-up in Crypto Space Looking For Coders: Web Dev & Smart Contract Programmer9:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 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 / St Pete Business ConnectionsWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 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
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
WEB3CFL -Art – Music – Gaming -Bitcoin -Crypto -BlockchainBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupOnline Class – Logo Design & Development with Adobe Illustrator3:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® OrlandoShut Up & Write!® at [FOXTAIL COFFEE / HOWELL BRANCH RD]6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildWordPress St Pete Meetup at SDG6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Android Developers GroupCompose Camp Session 106:30 PM
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM
Orlando Social Poker ClubTexas Holdem cash games Online every night at 7PM EST7:00 PM
Orlando Crypto MeetupCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
Hosted By IIBA Tampa BayBABOK IIBA Tampa Bay Study Group7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace 3D Printing Basics7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceTHS Member Meeting7:00 PM
Business and Tech Startup Network of TampaTampa Business and Tech Start up Networking Night! Meet & Greet7:30 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationTuesday Training Workshop: Equity Research Deep Dive Series – Economic Reports7:30 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, January 4

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
WordPress OrlandoCoffee and WordPress at Foxtail Coffee8:00 AM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color8:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup8:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 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
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
Orlando StoicsHYBRID EVENT: Business Ethics 202311:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Web Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty DegreesWeb Design And SEO/SEM Three Sixty Degrees12:00 PM
The Woman Entrepreneur NetworkTake Back Your Life Workshop12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Starting Up in 2023: Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs1:00 PM
Evolve Events with Us – TampaHow Best to Invest Most Successfully in the Stock Market: An Introduction2:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkers15+30 Virtual Networking2:45 PM
Professional Women’s MeetupHappy Hour & Networking3:00 PM
Tampa Bay Beach and Sunset Photography and Modeling ClassesJanuary Sunset Group Shoot – Capturing Motion4:30 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App5:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at Rusty Bucket Restaurant5:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Hobby Night – Minis Painting Tips & Tricks at Armada Games6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Thai Time at Siam Garden Thai Restaurant6:15 PM
The Weirder Things Book ClubWealth of Time -midway6:30 PM
Geekocracy!Geeks do trivia at Wulfhaven Brewing6:30 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaShut Up & Write!® [Tampa / Bula Kavananda Kava Bar & Coffee House] – IN PERSON6:30 PM
Crypto & NFT Investors Club–Tampa Bay ChapterCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoOrlando Florida Writer’s Association6:30 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Port Charlotte Writers GroupJanuary 4th Zoom Meeting7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 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
Tampa Bay Amazon Sellers E-commerce MeetupNew Location and 1st Meetup of 2023 w/ Local Amazon Seller Aaron Cordovez7:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsBrandon Business Professionals IN Person!!!!11:30 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM

Thursday, January 5

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
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupOnline Class – Adobe InDesign 10110:00 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
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
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
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsWesley Chapel Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Parrish Luncheon11:30 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
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsHow to Start & Grow a Business Virtual Summit1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Commander Open Play Night at Armada Games1:00 PM
Evolve Events with Us – TampaWork From Home, Start a Print-on-Demand Business, With Zero Set-up Costs3:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show4:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsAfter hours Networking & Tasting, Food By 3’C’s Catering5:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”2023 Happy Hour – Pinellas Ale Works6:00 PM
Clearwater Christian Boardgame NightChristian Board Game Night6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group2nd ed. AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Indian Rocks Beach D&D 5e Meetup GroupCurse of Strahd Session 46:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer Night6:00 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
Tampa Free Writing GroupWriting Meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Bay BitcoinBitdevs7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Drupal User GroupTampa Bay Drupal & Web Technologies Q&A. Everyone welcome!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Video Production ProfessionalsWorkshop: Creating Effective Vertical Video Content7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM
Communication Skills for Interviews and LifeCommunication Practice and Improvement7:00 PM
Books & Brews!January – The Midnight Library7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM

Friday, January 6

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
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsA.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
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Morning Photowalk at Florida Botanical Garden9:00 AM
Project CodexVirtual Coffee9:00 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 MeetupFirst Friday WordPress Collaboration Meetup – January 202310:00 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 / St Pete Business ConnectionsInternational Professionals Networking Meeting11:30 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
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Photographic Arts CommunityNew Year Open House and Party6:00 PM
Sunshine Social Deduction GamingBlood on the Clocktower at Blackbird Comics and Coffeehouse6:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Draft7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace Soft Arts Guild7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Stoic Wisdom” by Nancy Sherman (Finale!)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor” (Chapter 3)7:00 PM
Horror Fan Fun Time GangHorror Friends Movie Night – Megan!!!7:20 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM
Indica Cafe EventsFriday night game night9:00 PM

Saturday, January 7

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 PhotographyThird Annual Frank Planes Memorial PhotoWalk to Circle B Bar Reserve8:00 AM
Orlando Coffee CrawlsCoffee Talk – Bynx Orlando9:00 AM
Pinellas WritersMonthly In Person Group Meeting – All Writers Welcome!9:00 AM
Writers Group at the Haunted Antique ShopWriters Group at the Haunted Antique Shop9:30 AM
Chess RepublicSaturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, Tampa9:30 AM
Toastmasters Division EHunters Creek Toastmasters9:30 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationDiscounted Cash Flow Series10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Suncoast CruisersLet’s ride to Gibtown Bike Fest with the WCFR’s10:00 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Bootstrap Business SchoolBootstrap Business School Bootcamp – Start a Business in just 2 weeks!11:00 AM
Tampa Options Trading Group for Monthly IncomeOptions Basics Series (Part 1 of 3): What are call & put options?11:00 AM
Gen GeekAnnual Squid Games 😝12:00 PM
Inventors Council of Central FloridaICCF January presentation meeting1:00 PM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Casual Scrabble PlayScrabble for ALL levels!2:00 PM
Kissimmee Video Game Design Virtual Meetup GroupKissimmee Virtual Meetup2:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[In-Person] Riddle of the Raven Queen – DM Calvin (Tier 2)5:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN-PERSON: “The Discourses of Epictetus” (Part 2)5:00 PM
Indica Cafe EventsDungeons and Dragons Saturday Nights at 75:00 PM
Esports Players Club TampaMadden 235:30 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Golf Group – RPG One-Shots6:30 PM
Orlando Social Poker ClubTexas Holdem cash games Online every night at 7PM EST7:00 PM
The Non Non Non Fiction Book Club3rd Book Club Meeting: The Mushroom at The End of the World by Anna Tsing7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsCommunity Hang-out Night7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildTHE ONE-SHOT GUILD7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNB Community Hang-out Night!7:00 PM
Orlando Horror Movie Fans 20s-30sMonth 2 of 12 till Halloween9:30 PM

Sunday, January 8

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFree – Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Class – Part 19:00 AM
The Art Of Photography – Tampa/Gulf Coast ChapterSUN 1/8 at 10 AM FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE PROGRAM10:00 AM
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Starbucks in DTSP10:00 AM
There’s A Book For That: Self-Improvement Book ClubWeekly meeting10:00 AM
Soberish Hang Outs and Book ClubDiscussing Doctor Sleep by Stephen King10:00 AM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)DAJEN EATS🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲12:30 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
Gen GeekMegan showing at AMC Theater Veterans!1:30 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
Chess RepublicSunday Chess at Grassroots Kava House in Ybor2:00 PM
Central Florida Computer SocietyPlease join us2:45 PM
Business Owners and ProfessionalsLet’s start the new year with a Bang3:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupOnline Class – How to Create Custom Pokémon Cards4:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail4:30 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) GroupRifts5:00 PM
The Guild of Independent Game DevelopersLecture5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 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 Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)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
Solana – TampaOffice Hours8:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsNerdBrew Karaoke @ MacDinton’s!8:00 PM

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Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events (Week of Monday, December 26, 2022)

Here’s the list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the last week of 2022: Monday, December 26 through the first day of the new year, Sunday, January 1, 2023!

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

Keep these two things in mind for the next couple of weeks:

  • The end of December is usually a slow time for meetups.
  • A number of organizers schedule their events using Meetup.com’s “autopilot” feature, using an option like “2nd Tuesday of every month,” and it doesn’t account for the general slow-down during the last two weeks of December.

The closer an event is to Christmas or New Year’s Day, both of which falls on a Sunday this year, the more likely it is to be cancelled. Double-check with the organizers before attending an event!

Monday, December 26

GroupEvent NameTime
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
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles ClubEUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarMonday Weekly Board Game Night! (Lazy Moon Colonial Location)6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Night6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Tampa Online Poker ClubTexas Holdem cash games Online every night at 7PM EST7:00 PM
Geekocracy!Geeks at the Lowry Parcade7:00 PM
Meet New People As Adults – Which is Harder Than ExpectedTrivia Night to Meet New People7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Makerspace: I just got a 3D Printer, now what?7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Light Study PRO – A Photography Workshop for Emerging ProsMembers as far back as 2008 can access their photos7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game Night at Armada Games7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Learning from Epictetus” (Part 2)7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Real Estate Investing for Social EntrepreneursHow to Increase Your Sales by 400%7:30 PM

Tuesday, December 27

GroupEvent NameTime
Business Strategy Meetup GroupBusiness Networking7:15 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas,Oldsmar,Westchase Networking Lunch -Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netOldsmar/Westchase Networking Lunch – Wild Rover Brewing Company11:00 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Westchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsWestchase/Oldsmar Business Networking Lunch ~ All Welcome11:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa, Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Global Networking SummitNetworking Brunch12:00 PM
WEB3CFL -Art – Music – Gaming -Bitcoin -Crypto -BlockchainBitcoin/Crypto. Buying, Selling and sharing ideas. Small group atmosphere.1:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading GroupSuccess in Stagflation: Learn to Protect Your Wealth4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:30 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersBoardgame at Sunshine Games6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division EBartow Toastmasters HYBRID Meeting6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMarvel Crisis Protocol Night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Adventures On Tap DnD and Board GamesNerd Night at Deadwords Brewing6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Pinellas WritersWeekly Group Meetings – All Writers Welcome!6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!D&D Adventurers League at Armada Games7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
LIVE-LOVE AND ENJOY!ITS GAME NIGHT7:00 PM
Central Florida Computer SocietyCentral Florida Computer Society TechSIG (Please join us!!)7:00 PM
Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur! Get A Free NFT!Become A Crypto-Verse-Preneur!7:30 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
North Florida Stock Investing EducationStock Investing Roundtable – Manifest Investing8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 28

GroupEvent NameTime
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
North Venice Business Referral Networking Meetup GroupNetworking Meeting- Weekly8:30 AM
Young Professionals Networking JOIN in and Connect!Brandon Business Professionals Just Love Coffee11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonSarasota Business Networking Lunch All Welcome, Just purchase Lunch!11:30 AM
Bradenton/Sarasota Networking Meetings and MixersBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Sarasota Web Development Meetup GroupLunch Hour Meetup12:00 PM
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 4th Wed of the month – MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile MONTHLY Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Board Game Players ClubBoard game playing1:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkers15+30 Virtual Networking2:45 PM
Professional Women’s MeetupHappy Hour & Networking3:00 PM
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesdays Business Networking5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
DigitalDeLandDigital DeLand 1st Annual Holiday Gathering6:00 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
Suncoast Critical Thinking Discussion GroupCRITICAL THINKERS SUPPER AT AMOB LANDSIDE IN PRIVATE ROOM6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarBlood on the Clocktower & Board Games! (Deadwords Brewing Location)6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Short Stories“Motherfuckers”- Roxane Gay6:30 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Monthly Membership Meeting7:00 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupSmartphone Trivia Game Show at Wilders Pizza7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Orientation: Models and Slicers7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCitrusSec Meetup7:00 PM
Tampa Options Trading Group for Monthly Income4 Great Option Trades for an IRA (Retirement Accounts)8:30 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 29

GroupEvent NameTime
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netWesley Chapel/Lutz networking breakfast7:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs/Business Owners All WelcomeHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
TampaBayNetworkersSuncoast Networkers8:30 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
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour/Meetings/Meet UpPinellas County’s Largest Networking Lunch and your invited!11:00 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
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
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Commander Open Play Night at Armada Games1:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show4:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D and Rifts (Palladium) Group2nd ed. AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Clearwater Christian Boardgame NightChristian Board Game Night6:00 PM
Summerfield Board/Card Game NightSummerfield Tabletop/Board/Card Games6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer Night6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at The Collective6:00 PM
Social & Networking EventSocial/Networking Event6:00 PM
Sunshine Social Deduction GamingBotC night at Hourglass Brewery at the Hourglass District7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM

Friday, December 30

GroupEvent NameTime
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
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonA.C.T. Acquire Connections Today Morning Business Networking All Welcome!8:45 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsA.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
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersFriday Business Introductions!11:30 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
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
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Dunnellon Area Board GamersFriday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Board Game night at The Strange Realms in Carrollwood Friday, 6 PM6:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps & Drafts6:00 PM
Self-Perfected OrlandoGROWTH MINDSET6:00 PM
Our Photo Tribe Workshops2022 Photo Walk: Holiday Lights at the FL Botanical Gardens6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildCanon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: The Brothers’ War Draft7:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Daiquiri Deck on the Island in Venice7:30 PM
Horror Fan Fun Time GangHorror Friend Hang Out at Spookeasy Lounge!!!8:00 PM
Indica Cafe EventsFriday night game night9:00 PM
Gen GeekIts my birthday! karaoke 🎤9:00 PM

Saturday, December 31

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 RepublicSaturday Chess at Wholefoods in Midtown, Tampa9:30 AM
Orlando Melrose MakersIn-Person: Makerspace Open Lab10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildSaturday Gaming11:00 AM
Suncoast MakersFREE Fab Lab Orientation1:00 PM
The Maker Team – Plant CityLaser Cutting1:00 PM
Gen GeekNew Years Lights Fest4:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesStore New Year’s Eve Party with Potluck6:00 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 EventsNerd Year’s Eve 🤵🆚🛌 Formal vs. PJs Party!7:00 PM

Sunday, January 1…2023!

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyNew Year’s Day Morning with Duke and Duchess (Bald Eagles)8:00 AM
Soberish Hang Outs and Book ClubNew Year’s Day Sober Support and Connection10:00 AM
Gen GeekNew years Dim Sum11:00 AM
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
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Movie Fans Meetup GroupAvatar: The Way of Water on Jan. 13:30 PM
Hosted By Volusia Young Professionals Group (covers East and West)February West Volusia Networking Social6:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Stocks – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Crypto, Forex & Futures (Online)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Forex – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex, Crypto & Futures (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsHidden Gems Night, Presented by A Duck!7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Crypto – Online (As seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Cryptos, 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’s iOS meetup is coming back as Tampa Bay Apple Coding!

I’m bringing back the Tampa iOS Meetup in 2023 under a new name: Tampa Bay Apple Coding Meetup. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area and want to learn how to program Apple devices in Swift, this meetup will be for you!

I’ve got a fair bit of experience showing people how to build applications for Apple devices and technologies, from doing presentations on coding augmented reality apps for the iPhone…

…to co-authoring the book on iOS development…

…to writing all sorts of apps:

These meetups will follow my usual modus operandi:

  • We’ll define a simple app that we want to make for the iPhone/iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or other Apple device.
  • Then we’ll look at the tools and techniques that will allow us to create that app.
  • And finally, you’ll code along with me as we build the app together. You’ll leave the meetup with either a complete app, or at least a part of the app that you can continue working on.

The goal is to help you learn coding or sharpen your skills by building apps for the preferred devices of the digerati!

I’m currently working on getting a space for the first meetup of Tampa Bay Apple Coding in January — watch this space for announcements!

To find out more, see the Tampa Bay Apple Coding meetup page.