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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, October 18, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, October 18 through Sunday, October 24, 2021.

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

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

This week’s events

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

Monday, October 18

i-Tech Support, Inc.Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 Bootcamp9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Create a LEGO Video Game 3 Days Class Series – Day 110:00 AM
Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida2021 Florida Cyber ForumTue, Oct 19, 2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs Empower EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM
Amtgard of Brandon – Falling FirePractice4:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationLowry Parcade 🎮🕹🏆5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!MTG: Commander Open Play (At Critical Hit Games)6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GRadiant Ridge Toastmasters6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DACE Advanced Toastmasters Fall Contests6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] DDAL05-06 – Beneath the Fetid Chelimber6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek (Part 2)7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Davenport Book ClubOctober Book Club – The Guest List7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Think Like a Coder!How I use Python and Jupyter Notebook to make the Tampa Bay Tech Events List7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNerdBrew Party Game Night7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 19

Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in October7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonTuesday/ Thursday Zoom Breakfast meeting!7:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thudsday7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Latin ChamberCafé Con Conexiones7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
BNI Abundance – Winter Park Professional Networking GroupBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
The 360 Exchange – Winter Garden LocationThe 360 Exchange – Where Referrals Come Full Circle8:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Splunk Palm Harbor.conf21 Virtual9:00 AM
E-Community Connect GroupE-Community Networking – Maitland, FL – Online9:00 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Create a LEGO Video Game 3 Days Class Series – Day 210:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubFree Crypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 5 Seats Only10:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
SWAT Networking – Successful Women Aligning TogetherSWAT Networking Bradenton Luncheon11:00 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
TampaBayNetworkersJoin the BAYSIDE GROUP for great networking!11:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceLadies Entrepreneurs of Dr. Phillips12:00 PM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DPost Toasters Toastmasters Club12:00 PM
Downtown SRQ Happy Hour NetworkingHappy Hour Networking is just that – Networking during Happy Hour!4:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
South Florida Photographic SocietyLight Study Pro, Intermediate Lighting for Pro Portrait/Commercial Photographer.4:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurship GroupEntrepreneurship Collaboration at HCC InLab6:00 PM
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG)TBSSUG Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMicro Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup GroupOct Book Club6:30 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Salesforce Administration Cohort6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Spirited Toastmasters6:30 PM
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSLet’s Talk: Geoengineering the Climate: Podcast Discussion Group7:00 PM
Orlando Young SharksRooftop Young Professionals Mastermind7:00 PM
Suncoast GamersBoard Games for fully vaxed7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
TampaBay TimebanksMonthly Meeting in Tampa7:00 PM
SWFL 20s and 30s Social GroupGeneral Knowledge Trivia at The Standard (Downtown Fort Myers)7:00 PM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Volusia CountyOnline | Zoom Networking with a Twist!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonOnline: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
Orlando Writer’s Critique GroupOrlando Writer’s Critique Group7:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 20

Cigar City ToastmastersCigar City Toastmasters 
Valencia College-Center for Accelerated TrainingValencia College-Advanced Manufacturing Tours 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking & Professional Development7:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI St. Pete Sunrise Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Manasota East Exchange ClubWeekly Meeting7:30 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyCoffee & Photography at O’Keefe’s Restaurant9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubVeterans Memorial Park Oldsmar9:30 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupVirtual Event: Create a LEGO Video Game 3 Days Class Series – Day 310:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayOnline Networking 3rd. Wednesday12:00 PM
Business to Business Networking GroupB2B Networking Event12:00 PM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersFine Tuning Your Business – BMC12:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersPinellas Sales Force12:00 PM
Tampa Bay WaVETampa Bay Wave CORE Program “Ask Me Anything” Session12:00 PM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Port Richey Professional Business Networking Lunch Widow Fletchers12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsLinkedIn Profile Page and Content Creation Mastery Workshop3:00 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
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Digital Marketing With Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Digital Marketing With Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)C.I.NET MeetUp – Let’s Chat6:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesVS. System Wednesdays6:00 PM
SWFL Hackerspace Beer, Bits & BytesHackerspace Meetup at Millenial Brewing Company6:30 PM
SWFL CodersCode Collab: Hacktoberfest 2021 🎃 ONLINE6:30 PM
Central Florida CitySecCigarCitySec Meetup7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Orientation: Models and Slicers7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Wednesday Night DnD at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM
Orlando 3D Printing Meetup3rd Wednesdays: 3D Printing Hangout & Factory Tour7:00 PM
Tampa Bay stock market & real estate investing & networkingPasco County – stock market & real estate investing & networking7:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)AWS Cloud Cohort7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Wednesday Walkin’7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
GDG SunCoastAndroid Study Jams7:00 PM
The Psych Book Club for MillennialsThe Four Agreements Book Discussion7:30 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS Build Your Own Website8:00 PM

Thursday, October 21

Brandon free Business Networking Events Meetup GroupQuarterly strategy meeting8:00 AM
The 360 Exchange SEMINOLE!The 360 Exchange SEMINOLE!8:00 AM
TampaBayNetworkersSun Coast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupUnity Fundamentals Class Series – Class 5 – Controlling Animations in Unity10:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 10 2111:45 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Microsoft Tech Talks – FloridaMicrosoft VIVA1:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupSouth Orlando Board Gaming Meetup3:30 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 42: Silhouette5:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottOptimizing Your Site for Multiple Languages with Steve Scott6:00 PM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceDr. Phillips Chamber Business After Hours6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Southwest Florida Board Game MeetupMeetup to Play Board Games6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Microsoft 365 User GroupPragmatic Governance for Microsoft Teams6:00 PM
West Orlando WordPress MeetupThe Business of Building WordPress Sites with Geno Quiroz6:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Tampa)6:00 PM
Pasco Options And Derivatives Trading Meetup GroupMonthly Squawk Box Futures and Options Educational Meeting6:00 PM
Power Couples & Singles of OrlandoThrive Thursday LIVE6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Data Science GroupTBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupClose-up, Macro Photography and Focus Stacking6:30 PM
Riverview Card, Dice, Dominos and Misc Social Game NightCARD NIGHT — Exploding Kittens!! Bring a Snack and Your Drink of Choice!7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking & Professional Development7:00 PM
Tampa Devs3rd Thursday Foodtrucks @ Channelside7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Latinas in dataASK A DATA SCIENTIST PART TWO7:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”CHARITY MEETUP @ DRACULAS WINE BAR7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printer Orientation: Printing at Tampa Hackerspace (THS Members only)7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup[repeating] Server-side Development Study Group – AWS 12 week series8:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Friday, October 22

RGAnetwork.netInternational Professional Networking JOIN us to grow your business 
RGANetwork.netProfessional Business Networking in East Tampa/ Sabal Park at Cafe Delanie 
Winter Park Toastmasters – Learn while having FUN!Improve your communication, listening, and leadership skills7:15 AM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
TampaBayNetworkersNetworkers of Integrity and Excellence11:15 AM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildFriday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Bruton Memorial LibraryHow to Get Started in Astronomy | Craig MacDougal 
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonD&D Adventurers League7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupEvening Hangout on the Waterfront7:30 PM
Geekocracy!The Spice Must Flow: Dune at AMC West Shore7:45 PM
Gen GeekDune8:00 PM

Saturday, October 23

Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
West Coast Photo Group34th Annual All British Field Meet & Autojumble9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLightroom Class at O’Keefe’s in Clearwater — Class 5 of 89:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
CS Lewis Book ClubOrganizational Meeting10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Orlando YouTube Meetup GroupOrlando YouTube Group Meetup (October 2021)10:00 AM
James Corwin Johnson Photo ExperienceIntro to Digital Photography Class: Only $2010:00 AM
CS Lewis FansGet started meeting10:00 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildWestern Empires at TGG10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonOctober – Center for Inquiry’s SHARE Book Club12:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationReplay Museum 🕹🥇1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
WordSmitten Writing WorkshopMeet John Grisham’s Marketing Consultant, John D. Pitts – Amazing!2:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupLight Basics – Working with Flash2:30 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius (Part 4)5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Science with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Science with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Simplicity BrandonCall for Duty Cold War Zombie Apocalypse Tournament7:00 PM
Gen GeekUndead In The Water8:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT

Sunday, October 24

Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – October 24th at the Station House in St Pete10:00 AM
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)C.I.NET MeetUp – Kayaking at Weedon Island – Networking on the Water10:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science Fundamentals: The Pandas Library12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Data Science Fundamentals: The Pandas Library12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationMain Event – Arcades & Fun1:00 PM
Book Reading and DiscussionTRUTH – degrees of probability – Books?2:00 PM
Dialogue and Human Experience.What does the phrase “Be Real” mean to you?2:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps & Drafts2:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Technical Project Management with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Technical Project Management with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s GuildOctober New Player Nights – Various DMs (Tier 1)6:00 PM
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLet’s Learn to Turn Pens!7:00 PM

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#StartupBusForNOLA: Friday, Oct. 15 @ Green Bench!

StartupBus — the annual hackathon where techies, idea people, marketers, and creatives board a bus bound for New Orleans and build an application and the business around it while on the bus — is giving back to the city that has given so much to it. They’re holding an event called #StartupBusForNOLA this Friday, October 15th at Green Bench Brewing Co. in St. Pete!

NOLAvate Black logo

Their goal is to raise $5,000 for NOLAvate Black, an organization whose goal is to build a more sustainable, accessible, and diverse technology ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans region. NOLAvate Black was founded by Sabrina Short, who served as a judge in the last StartupBus finals in 2019 (where my team and I were one of the finalists).

New Orleans has been through a lot of challenges, including Hurricane Ida, which blew through in late August. They could use our help, as StartupBus founder Elias Bizannes explains:

And that’s why we’re holding #StartupBusForNOLA this Friday at Green Bench!

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, October 11, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, October 11 through Sunday, October 17, 2021.

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

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

This week’s events

This list contains only events that are outdoors or online for the time being

The COVID-19 case rates are dropping from their all-time highs, but we’re still a hotspot and they still need to continue trending downward. With that in mind, I’ve chosen to limit the events listed to outdoor or online events. Be safe, be responsible, get your shots, and we can get back to those better numbers that we had in the spring and early summer!

This week’s events

Monday, October 11

RGANetwork.netSouth Tampa Professionals Networking Lunch Wrights DeliSee page for details
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Buidling Trading and ProfitingLive Crypto Trading8:00 AM
The Age of Gaming – Retro Computer ClubMembership Drive9:00 AM
South Florida Professional Traders ClubZOOMTradeAlong9:00 AM
Tampa Virtual Real Estate Investor MeetupMarketing Mastermind10:00 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Prism of Possibilities POP NetworkingOnline Luncheon via Zoom11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
South Fl Public Relations and MarketingMonday and Wednesday Business Introductions11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Technical Project Management with Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Technical Project Management with Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIUEmpowerment for Anxiety3:30 PM
Amtgard of Brandon – Falling FirePractice4:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Cybersecurity Cohort5:00 PM
Have fun speaking! Motorola Communicators Toastmasters #9745Join Toastmasters to improve your communication and public speaking skills!5:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Coastmasters of Palm CoastCoastmaster bi-monthly meeting6:00 PM
Future of Data: OrlandoSpecial Edition Meetup: Celebrating International Day of the Girl6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Gainesville Girl-Time Book ClubLet’s Discuss Nives by Sacha Naspini!6:30 PM
South Florida FBA – Amazon SellersHow to use Keepa: Fast Data Analysis for Retail and Online Arbitrage Sellers6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division GTriple Crown Toastmasters Club 4147 (Virtual)6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division HWe Can Speak-Podemos Hablar Toastmasters Club6:30 PM
Grammerhub – Hands-On Software DevelopmentGrammerhub Peer Programming Nights6:30 PM
OWASP Jacksonville ChapterOWASP Monthly Online meeting6:45 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek7:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🕹 GAconf 2021 – Advancing accessibility for gamers with disabilities 👀7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Failure Isn’t the Opposite of Success…It’s a Part of It at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
The Real Estate InvestHER MeetUp – Miami FLRaising private money with Amy Mahjoory, best selling author & HGTV personality.7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
ShutterObi – Orlando Photography GroupWeekly Photography Challenge- Upload Your Images & Vote For A Winner: Learn More7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Southeast Book Club7:00 PM
Busy 9 to 5ers Hive: Employees Transforming to EntrepreneursThe 5 Things You Need to Have in Place BEFORE You Leave YOUR 9 TO 57:15 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM
Cardano Blockchain of Sw FloridaSW Florida Cardano/Bitcoin & cryptocurrency8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 12

Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thudsday7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in October7:30 AM
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Buidling Trading and ProfitingLive Crypto Trading8:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumWriting Resumes that Work!10:00 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupUnity Fundamentals Class Series – Class 3 – Basics of Programming in Unity10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Science: Python Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
PDM-SWUG, SolidWorks User GroupJeremiah’s favorite tips and tricks w/in the PDM Admin tool12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 PM
Orlando Power BI User GroupLunch and Learn: Creating Accessible Power BI Reports12:00 PM
Lean Startup OrlandoStartup Quick Pitch- Lunch and Learn12:00 PM
South Florida Career Changers – Learn About IT CareersHow to Break Into the Information Technology Industry1:00 PM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIUVirtual Conversation Circle!!😀🎉1:00 PM
CREATIVITY ACTION HOURQUIT SAYING YOU’RE GOING TO START THAT ART/CREATIVIE PROJECT & JUST DO IT!1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetSocial Video Marketing Tips(ONLINE CLASS)-FREE for Hillsborough County Residents4:15 PM
Come Write This WayWriting in The Fifth Dimension5:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Data Science Fundamentals: The Pandas Library6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science Fundamentals: The Pandas Library6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Salesforce Administration Cohort6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
Gainesville HackerspaceTuesday Virtual Open House7:00 PM
St Augustine Coders NightHang out and code7:00 PM
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 1)7:00 PM
Friendly Toastmasters of Fort LauderdaleIMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
St Pete .NET MeetupGet Git in 45 minutes with Jesse Liberty7:00 PM
Comics and Animation MeetupJoker7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Diving Into SQL Joins8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 13

IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa See page for details
Polk’s Nature Discovery Center2021- 2022 Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness Field Studies (Grades 3- 5) See page for details
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Prime Time Business NetworkPrime Time Business Network Midtown7:30 AM
Toastmasters, Division DTrailblazers Toastmasters7:30 AM
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Buidling Trading and ProfitingLive Crypto Trading8:00 AM
Women Business ReferralsBreakfast meeting8:15 AM
Jax Code And CoffeeVirtual Code and Coffee8:30 AM
Toastmasters Division GTalk of the World Toastmasters8:30 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM
1 Million Cups – St. Pete1 Million Cups St. Pete9:00 AM
1 Million Cups – TampaMath Bricks, LLC and Startup Success Platform9:00 AM
The Age of Gaming – Retro Computer ClubMembership Drive9:00 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Baton Rouge ChapterFREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday8:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale Business Strategy Meetup GroupWhat do They Buy and Why do They Buy It?9:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
South Fl Public Relations and MarketingMonday and Wednesday Business Introductions11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersFine Tuning Your Business – Branding12:00 PM
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottLunch and Learn: On-Site Optimization Basics12:00 PM
Miami Dade Public Speaking GroupMiami Dade Weekly Toastmasters Meeting12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Women WednesdaysWomen Wednesdays Weekly Speakers Series1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🧑‍🎓 C# Prog. in UNITY – What the heck are ENUMS !? [ Unity Tutorial] 👀1:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersLet’s Talk Business- Tampa Bay Virtual Meetings2:20 PM
Cannabis Entrepreneurs & InvestorsU.S. Hemp & Delta 8 Industry Briefing – Free Webinar3:00 PM
Jobs App Startup-Applicacion para TrabajosApp opportunity-Participe de nuestra aplicacion3:00 PM
Goodwood Museum & GardensGoodwood’s Got Game4:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online-Masters] Dreams of the Red Wizards04: DM Calvin (Tier 3)6:00 PM
Central Florida Options GroupMonthly Meetup- Online6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division HTransformation Toastmasters Club Virtual Meeting6:00 PM
Comics and Animation MeetupThe Chuckling Whatsit6:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsLBP Oct Virtual Meeting6:00 PM
Full Stack MeetupFull Stack Meetup6:00 PM
American Business Women’s Association, Northern Palm BeachNorthern Palm Beach American Business Women’s Association Oct Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us Weekly Meetup6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Women Who Code TampaLightning Talks6:30 PM
Wealth Building 101 Online MeetupLearn How To Accelerate Your Debt6:30 PM
GDG SunCoastAndroid Study Jams7:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)IT Project Management7:00 PM
Sawgrass Toastmasters MeetupWe Are Meeting Online!7:00 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
The Art of Photography (U.S.)Presenting WED 10/13 – 7:00 PM – OVERVIEW OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 17:00 PM
Orlando 3D Printing Meetup2nd Wednesdays: 3D Printing Basics7:00 PM
Palm Beach Public Speaking (Toastmasters)-Royal Palm BeachRiverWalk Toastmasters (Royal Palm Beach) – Palm Beach Public Speaking7:00 PM
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoFlorida Writer’s Association / Orlando7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Orlando Elixir Users GroupFunctional Data Structures in Elixir7:00 PM
The Orlando Writers Meetup GroupOrlando Writer’s Meetup Group meets via Zoom monthly.7:00 PM
Social Entrepreneurs Business Startup NetworkSocial “Hump Day” Wednesdays7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM
Miami Entrepreneurs Tech Startup Ventures MasterMinds GroupMasterMinds Tech Startup Accelerator #56 Fun Entrepreneurs Q&A and Networking!8:00 PM
Windermere Personal Finance Meetup GroupBusiness Expansion Webinar9:00 PM

Thursday, October 14

Platinum Business Referral NetworkingBreakfast Networking & Referrals -BOO$T your Closed Business This Year!!!7:00 AM
Palm Beach Elite NetworkingPalm Beach Elite Thursday Weekly Speed Meeting ONLINE!10:45 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 10 1411:45 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 Intro to VR: Build an Alien Shooter – 📅 Oct 14th, 3 PM 👀12:00 PM
Virtual Meeting Toastmasters Art of Speaking HollywoodZOOM ART OF SPEAKING – PUBLIC SPEAKING -TOASTMASTER12:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || A Day In the Life: Data Scientist6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || A Day In the Life: Data Scientist6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Latinas in dataASK A DATABASE SCIENTIST PART ONE7:00 PM
Boynton Beach Photography Classes MeetupJoin us to learn to become a better photographer7:00 PM
High Fantasy Book Club: Malazan Book of The FallenMemories of Ice: Chapter 77:00 PM
ONETUG – Orlando .NET User GroupOctober 14th 2021: Sam Basu – Mobile & Desktop Apps with Blazor!7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division BToast-Stars Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup[repeating] Server-side Development Study Group – AWS 12 week series8:00 PM
GROWTH-BY-REFERRALS Business Networking GroupBitcoin & Cryptos (Networking)8:00 PM
Eric Leuthardt Photography Club – MiamiSpeedlight Photography and the Basics of Off Camera Flash8:00 PM

Friday, October 15

Café con Tampa“Providing Community Centric Services” — Ocea Wynn, City of Tampa8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Mandel Public Library Lectures and EntertainmentFlex-It Fridays- Yoga2:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 Circuit Stream Demo Day – 📅 Oct 15th, 3 PM EST 👀3:00 PM
Glazer Children’s MuseumAn Evening of Play6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 2 continued)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMonthly Cell Phone Photo Showcase11:59 PM

Saturday, October 16

Central Florida Philosophy MeetupWake Up and Think Clearly Saturday morning share and discuss.7:00 AM
South Florida Agile AssociationFREE REMOTE | Agile Coaching Clinic8:30 AM
Geekocracy!Tampa Bay’s Taco Fest10:00 AM
Tampa Drones MeetupBeginners Guide to Flying Your Drone in Florida10:00 AM
Looking for Role PlayersDark Days Ahead – Game 1 [One open player spot]10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – Building Skills with Alexa Part 210:00 AM
The Art of Photography (U.S.)SAT 10/16 at 10 AM FREE WEEKLY ONLINE MEETUP PROGRAM10:00 AM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupHang out in Beach Sand of Honeymoon Island, safely10:30 AM
Soul Sistas : Women’s Network GroupSelf Worth – How to know who you are and what your worth is?11:00 AM
The Sarasota Book Club Meetup GroupOctober Book Club11:30 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Boost Your Online Learning12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Boost Your Online Learning12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Comics and Animation MeetupMonstress Vols:1-312:00 PM
Creative Writing in our Chaotic WorldPitch Your Writing Project!12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationDC FanDome 20211:00 PM
SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS OWNERSSeminar – How your customers can tell you what they want without you asking?2:00 PM
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”What Makes You, You?3:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationBETTERINVESTING HOUSTON CHAPTER MODEL INVESTMENT CLUB3:00 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
Toastmasters Division BPeace Talkers Toastmasters Club4:00 PM
Blockchain MiamiNFT 1016:00 PM
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Afrofuturism“An Unkindness of Ghosts”- Rivers Solomon (2017)6:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For You?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For You?9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EDT
Get-Together in Tampa :)Tampa – Saturday Free Online Guided Meditation- Beginners and Above9:45 PM

Sunday, October 17

The Art of Photography (U.S.)SUN 10/17 at 10 AM FREE WEEKLY ONLINE MEETUP PROGRAM10:00 AM
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Tools Of The Trade: Digital Marketing12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Book Vs. Movie ClubCandyman / The Forbidden12:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Science with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Thinkful OrlandoThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Science with Thinkful6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, October 4, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, October 4 through Sunday, October 10, 2021.

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

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

This week’s events

This list contains only events that are outdoors or online for the time being

The COVID-19 case rates are dropping from their all-time highs, but we’re still a hotspot and they still need to continue trending downward. With that in mind, I’ve chosen to limit the events listed to outdoor or online events. Be safe, be responsible, get your shots, and we can get back to those better numbers that we had in the spring and early summer!

Monday, October 4

Tuesday, October 5

Wednesday, October 6

Thursday, October 7

Friday, October 8

Saturday, October 9

Sunday, October 10

Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?

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Synapse panel: “A Tactical Approach to Supplier Diversity” (Tuesday, September 28)

Synapse, the Florida-focused innovation hub based in Tampa behind events such as Synapse Summit, are hosting a panel discussion event tomorrow (Tuesday, September 28) at 4:30 p.m. titled A Tactical Approach to Supplier Diversity.

It’s a hybrid event — both in-person and virtual. I’ll be attending virtually.

Here’s their description:

Businesses with diverse partners are empircally more successful. But, the roadmap for building a strong and diverse network of partners and suppliers is not always clear. Join us for a tactical conversation about putting best intentions into best practices.

Here are the panelists:

  • Jocelyn Azada is the director of Business Diversity, Supply Chain ESG, and Risk at Nielsen. She’s passionately committed to creating solutions for environmental and social challenges through the power of procurement and global supply chains. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the development of the ISO Standard for Sustainable Procurement, ISO 20400, and is on the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Coalition. She also represents Nielsen as a founding member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, a global network of leading companies including Google, Microsoft and Facebook, creating digital jobs for people with limited access to these opportunities.

  • A South Florida native, Avril Stinson moved to Tampa 18 years ago. Seasoned in investor/sponsor relations, and program management, she brings years of investor relations and sponsor engagement knowledge to the Tampa Bay Chamber. Stinson is passionate about powerful community support development and entrepreneurship, in addition to networking, programming, and strategic leadership within organizations.

    Stinson has previously worked at Tampa Bay Wave, as Director of Development, and at the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, as the Investor Relations Director, leading their investor engagement and programming efforts. Additionally, Stinson holds a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree from Marshall University in Counseling. Stinson was also an integral member of the Junior League of Tampa’s Marketing and Diversity Committees, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for MetArena, the social media app for indie game studios, and Mentoring with Purpose Charity, as well as mentoring for USF’s Black Leadership Network. Stinson also serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Business Development Corporation, as well as the Synapse Impact Board and is a founding member of the Synapse Inclusion Lives Here Committee. She recently joined Hillsborough Community College’s Art Gallery – Advisory Committee, as well as The Tampa Museum of Art’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Avril is a founding member of the Synapse Impact Board’s Inclusion Lives Here Committee.

  • Nikki Pardo is the founder of Global Alliance Solutions, a consulting company that offers simulation-based customized diversity training for corporations, non-profit agencies, school districts, and law enforcement agencies. She also is co-founder of The Pack, a community-based project that hosts conversations linked to inclusion, equity and community throughout Detroit. Nikki has been featured in several publications, received Corp! Magazine’s Diversity Business Leader Award for 2017, facilitates trainings across the country, and is a trusted consultant on the topic of diversity, equity, inclusion, and implicit bias.

    Nikki was appointed to the FBI-Detroit Division – Multi-Cultural Advisory Council, and is a graduate of the FBI Detroit Citizens Academy. She was also appointed to the Princeton University Prize in Race Relations – Detroit Committee, is a graduate of the New Detroit-The Coalition’s Multicultural Leadership Fellowship, and the national fellowship Seeking Education Equity and Diversity (SEED). She has served on numerous boards, and currently serves on Birmingham’s Race Relations and Diversity Task Force Board, and the Board of the Hispanic Police Officer Association – Detroit Chapter.

    Nikki is an avid researcher and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Management/Leadership, a Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in International Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree. She is also a nationally certified Global Career Development Facilitator, a member of the National Career Development Association, the National Diversity Council, and a Michigan-certified mediator. Nikki is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America – Oakland County Chapter.

  • Cesar Hernandez – Managing Director + CEO of Omni Public, Synapse Impact Board Member & President, Tampa Bay Latin Chamber – is a public affairs and public relations professional specializing in helping individuals/companies introduce and deploy new technologies, concepts, and ideas into the marketplace and engage with government, media, and industry.

    He has worked with government agencies, public officials, political candidates, and past clients to interact with the media and launch initiatives with disruptive companies such as Tesla, Google, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Bird, and IBM.

  • Lauren Prager is privileged to meet the incredible and diverse talent across Florida’s innovation communities in her role as Synapse’s VP of Community Engagement. As a result, she cultivates strategic partnerships that strengthen innovation across the state. She also curates the stories that are shaping Florida’s growth and showcasing our talent on the various Synapse stages hosted virtually in in person throughout the year.

Find out more about the event and register on its EventBrite page.

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Free office furniture in the Tampa area

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If you’re looking for free office tables and chairs for your startup or home office and you can get a truck or van to the Westchase area in short order, you might want to come and pick these up. They were listed this morning on Facebook Marketplace, and I can’t guarantee they’ll be around for long.

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For more details, see this post on Facebook Marketplace.

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, September 27, 2021)

Here’s your weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events — plus a little area tech news — for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, September 27 through Sunday, October 3, 2021.

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

As far as event types go, this list casts a rather wide net. It includes events that would be of interest to techies, nerds, and entrepreneurs. It includes (but isn’t limited to) events that fall under the category of:

  • Programming, DevOps, systems administration, and testing
  • Tech project management / agile processes
  • Video, board, and role-playing games
  • Book, philosophy, and discussion clubs
  • Tech, business, and entrepreneur networking events
  • Toastmasters (because nerds really need to up their presentation game)
  • Sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre fandoms
  • Anything I deem geeky

By “Tampa Bay and surrounding areas”, this list covers events that originate or are aimed at the area within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa. At the very least, that includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, but as far north as Ocala, as far south as Fort Myers, and includes Orlando and its surrounding cities.

This week’s events

This list contains only events that are outdoors or online for the time being

The COVID-19 case rates are dropping from their all-time highs, but we’re still a hotspot and they still need to continue trending downward. With that in mind, I’ve chosen to limit the events listed to outdoor or online events. Be safe, be responsible, get your shots, and we can get back to those better numbers that we had in the spring and early summer!

Monday, September 27

If you’re looking for work in tech, you should start your Monday at 9:00 a.m. with Rise and Grind, Computer Coach’s informal virtual “coffee talk” where they explore what works and doesn’t work in a career search. In each session, they cover a new topic related to career success, network with other professionals, support each other, build meaningful relationships and answer questions about job search strategies. Register on their EventBrite page here!

Tuesday, September 28

Synapse is holding a panel on Tuesday at 4:30, which will feature a panel discussing the topic of doing business with diverse partners. Find out more about the event on its EventBrite page.

Wednesday, September 29

On Wednesday, September 29 at 6:45 p.m., the ReactJS Tampa Bay Meetup will lead an exercise where participants will build a video chat app — very fitting during the pandemic — using Vue and the Daily API. Find out more on the event’s Meetup page.

Thursday, September 30

Friday, October 1

I’m part of this one! At 10:00 a.m. this Friday, Computer Coach will host a panel called State of The Tampa Tech Scene, where the organizers behind Tampa’s influential setups will talk about the current state of technology and the tech industry, as well as how you can get involved and grow your network. Find out more on the event’s Meetup page.

Saturday, October 2

Sunday, October 3

Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?

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