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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 8, 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, November 8 through Sunday, November 14, 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!

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check this page often!

Monday, November 8

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Tampa Bay TimesTampa Bay Job & Career Fair10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Entrepreneurs with ADHDMonday Kick Off (avail. Online)11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netTampa Bay Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay WaVECyberTech|X Accelerator “Ask Me Anything” Session1:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Airbnb Hosts of TampaAirbnb Host Meetup5:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GRadiant Ridge Toastmasters6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Professional South Tampa LadiesLadies Night at Shooter’s World6:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsLBP Nov Virtual Meeting6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!MTG: Commander Open Play (At Critical Hit Games)6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Cool, Confident & Politically Imperfect Toastmasters6:45 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: The 71 Golden Verses of Pythagoras7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Southeast Book Club7:00 PM
Brandon WordPress MeetupTBA: Regular WordPress Meeting7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake and Take Kiln Fired Pinch and Coil Pots (Week 4 of 4)7:00 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 EST
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design Vs. Web Development8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 9

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
IrisReading.comTime Management: How To Avoid Wasting Time- Tampa 
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice Forum12 Things You May Be Doing Wrong in Your Job Search10:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Suncoast Business NetworkBusiness Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
PDM-SWUG, SolidWorks User GroupJoy Shares her Reporting Tips for Admins12:00 PM
Black Collective SocietyRUSH! Virtual Networking Meet and Greet2:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFunding 101 for Tech Entrepreneurs3:00 PM
St Pete Innovation DistrictSt Pete Innovation District – State of Science 2021 (In Person)5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
UX for Change | Tampa BayDesigning user journeys for better mental health and wellbeing6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Photographic Arts CommunityScaling her portrait business, and opening a second location6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Florida Podcasters AssociationFlorida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!!6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Lakeland Note Investing GroupLakeland Note Investing Meetup Group7:00 PM
Think Like a Coder!Create your own visual novel, “Choose your own adventure”, or dating sim games!7:00 PM
DOUX — Downtown Orlando UX MeetupUX tips and heuristics for better usability7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationTechnical Tools for the Fundamental Investor10:00 PM

Wednesday, November 10

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
United Inventors AssociationUnited Inventors Association – Roadmap to Success 
Sarasota Climate Change MeetupUF/IFAS Extension – Sustainable Communities Workshop9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators11:00 AM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersHow to develop your Unique Selling Proposition12:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationStockpickers, Groundhogs and Long-Term Investing2:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecSwanCitySec Meetup5:00 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
St. Petersburg CollegeA Night with Science6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Full Stack MeetupFull Stack Meetup6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubNFT Strategies for Investors6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (St Pete)6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupBeyond Camera Basics6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Orlando IoTUDP Day7:00 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM
Downtown St Petersburg Euchre TournamentCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceIntroduction to Fusion 3607:00 PM
Orlando Elixir Users GroupBeginners thinking on Gleam7:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Hiring & Team Building 101 with Adam Spector, 3x founder, 40x Angel Investor8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals8:00 PM

Thursday, November 11

ConexonCo-ops Connect: A Conexon Fiber Broadband WorkshopFri, Nov 12, 2021, 11:00 AM EST
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!11:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 45: Veterans Day11:00 AM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupEverything you need to know about Windows logon auditing11:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 11 1111:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
North Florida Stock Investing EducationSession 3: Finding and Profiting from Small Companies2:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupLightroom Classic Basics5:00 PM
Lean Startup OrlandoTale of two experts: Patents/IP law + Product Led growth5:30 PM
Florida’s Awkward and Brown CoterieHappy Hour & Ramen5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at the Collective6:00 PM
Pinellas Tech NetworkIn the Mix: Scaling Your Microservices Architecture with the Right Tools6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsVirtual Cocktails And Connections6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Korean at Korea House in Longwood6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Englewood Toastmasters NEW Time Online7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupSocial event – let’s have some drinks & eats together!7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Cryptocurrency Investment Research GroupCryptocurrency Investing Networking Social7:00 PM
Wise Women CouncilBook discussion: “Uniting HEARTS, Helping HANDS, Igniting HOPE.7:00 PM
YouTuber Meetup – Orlando2nd Thursday Coffee with YouTubers7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDWebinar: The basics of a social media strategy7:00 PM
ONETUG – Orlando .NET User GroupNov 11th 2021: Facundo Gauna – The power of GitOps to deploy frequently7:00 PM

Friday, November 12

Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterLocal Stories Live! Boots to Business – Recognizing Vet-preneurs – HYBRID9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
iPD AgencyIncrease Marketplace10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: macOS ‘Hands On’10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Remote Workers Coffee ClubCoffee Hour at Foxtail SoDo12:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLeadingAgile Lean Coffee: What Do You Do When Agile Isn’t Enough?12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupSouth Orlando Friday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Virtual HH Discussion: InnerBeauty: (stay tuned)6:30 PM
Simplicity BrandonMTG: Crimson Vow Prerelease Fri 6:30pm6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 4 continued)7:00 PM
MARS ASTRONOMY CLUBMARS November 2021 Meeting7:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: Epictetus Discourses (Part 4)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Orlando Video & Post Production MeetupVirtual Event: TV Trivia Night7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Gen GeekSaved By The Ball (90s Party)8:00 PM
Read Between The Wines // Sarasota, FLNovember Meetup // Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty8:00 PM

Saturday, November 13

Camera Wielding Nature lovers and World adventurersFisheating Creek Photography Meetup7:00 AM
West Coast Photo GroupWest Coast Veterans Benefit Show8:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLightroom Class at O’Keefe’s in Clearwater — Class 8 of 89:00 AM
Winter Park Feminist Book Club Meetup GroupThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood9:15 AM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationZooTampa at Lowry Park9:30 AM
Freelancer Social HourTukro Coffee + Walk Around Dunedin10:00 AM
St. Pete Short Video Projects Meetup GroupBe an active member. Meet like-minded people.10:00 AM
Gen GeekEpcot Food and Wine Festival10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsNetworking Brunch – Proceeds Benefit Veterans!10:30 AM
Geekocracy!Saturday Stroll at Philippe Park10:30 AM
Tampa Gaming GuildAnnual Members Meeting11:00 AM
Women in LinuxLIVE | Tech, Stocks & Jobs11:30 AM
Google Developer GroupsSouthern DevFest 202112:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Safety (Members Only)12:00 PM
ITADAKIMASU Tampa Japanese Food MeetupOden – SATURDAY12:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationPortfolio Management – Centering your Stock12:00 PM
GDG SunCoastSouthern DevFest 202112:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNNO Book Club: Hollow Kingdom1:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: STOICON-X ORLANDO 2021 (Annual Event)1:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonMTG: Crimson Vow Prerelease Saturday 1pm1:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupVisit the Seaside Bird Sanctuary by the beach (date to be finalized)1:15 PM
The New Normal Book Club – OrlandoBORNE by Jeff Vandermeer2:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLaser Cutter Orientation (Members Only)2:00 PM
Socrates Cafe – “The unexamined life is not worth living”3500 Years Of Philosophy – Have We Learned Anything?3:00 PM
Bitcoin OrlandoMonthly Bitcoin: Q and A4:30 PM
Women In Their 40s ish UniteGame Night in Palmer Ranch5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeCommunity Event: The Dinner Detective: Interactive Murder Mystery6:00 PM

Sunday, November 14

Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Yoga and Group Meditation9:00 AM
Geekocracy!Return of the Geeks to the zoo9:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
ITADAKIMASU Tampa Japanese Food MeetupOden – SUNDAY12:00 PM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk SRQ12:00 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupGame Night at The Juniper General Store3:00 PM
Nerd Night OutTaps and Drafts | Innistrad: Crimson Vow Pre-Release4:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

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Coin-ether.net’s YouTube scam to con you out of your Ethereum

If you’re someone who regularly watches cryptocurrency talking heads on YouTube, the algorithm probably suggested that you watch the video shown in the screenshot below:

Tap to view at full size.

It’s a scam.

I’ll explain below.

The “live” interview is a year old

For starters, the video, which purports to be a live interview with Ethereum creator (and son of one of my contacts from my Toronto days) Vitalik Buterin, is actually a “live” rebroadcast of an actual Coinbase video from last November:

That year-old video is embedded in coin-ether.net’s video to give it an air of legitimacy in the hopes that you’ll suspend your critical thinking and fall for their “giveaway” offer:

Tap to view at full size.

Here’s the “giveaway”: Send at least 0.5 ETH (US $4203.30 as I write this) to their wallet address, and they’ll immediately send double that amount to your wallet. And in case you don’t know what “times two” means, they explain it to you very clearly:

  • If you send 0.5+ ETH, you will get 1+ ETH back.
  • If you send 10+ ETH, you will get 20+ ETH back.
  • If you send 50+ ETH, you will get 100+ ETH back.
  • If you send 250+ ETH, you will get 500+ ETH back.
  • If you send 500+ ETH, you will get 1000+ ETH back.

This is a psychological trick: it’s all about getting you to think of all that sweet Ethereum that could be sitting in your wallet — if you’d just point your browser at coin-ether.net and send them your ETH!

WHOIS coin-ether.net?

If you do a WHOIS on the domain coin-ether.net, you’ll get these tidbits of information that should trigger your “scammy sense”:

  • Created on 2021-10-30
  • Expires on 2022-10-30
  • Updated on 2021-10-30

That’s right — this domain was born yesterday (at the time of writing), and its owners are hoping you were born yesterday, too!

coin-ether.net’s maps to the IP address 185.178.208.138, which is located in Rostov Oblast, located in the Southern Federal District of Russia.

The display of Ethereum transfers is randomly generated

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If you go to coin-ether.net and scroll to the bottom of the page, you’ll see a constantly-updated table of transfers that purport to show people sending them some ETH and then getting double that amount in return.

It’s fake.

A simple “view source” of coin-ether.net’s home page shows that one of its imported scripts is something called table.js.

If you view the source of table.js, you’ll find that its purpose is to repeatedly call a function named createTableItem(), which creates tables containing randomly-generated Ethereum addresses and amounts in exchanges that always happen “right now”:

const createTableItem = () => {
  let inputValue = randomInteger(1, 100) + "." + randomString(1, "123456789");
  let outputValue = ++inputValue * 2;
  let txFIn = inputValue / 1000;
  let txFOut = outputValue / 1000;
  let cutWallet = BaseWallet.slice(0, 7) + "..."

  let item = document.createElement("div");
  item.className = "table_item ";
  item.innerHTML = `<table>
                    <tr class="table_item-top">
                        <td>${randomString(7) + "..."}</td>
                        <td>${randomString(6, "123456789")}</td>
                        <td>${cutWallet}</td>
                        <td>OUT</td>
                        <td>${"0x" + randomString(5) + "..."}</td>
                        <td>right now</td>
                        <td>${outputValue + "  ETH"}</td>
                        <td>${txFOut.toFixed(3)}</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr class="table_item-apply">
                        <td class="left"></td>
                        <td ><img src="./images/Apply.png" alt="apply" /></td>
                        <td class="right"></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr class="table_item-bottom">
                    <td>${randomString(7) + "..."}</td>
                    <td>${randomString(6, "123456789")}</td>
                    <td>${"0x" + randomString(5) + "..."}</td>
                    <td>  IN</td>
                    <td>${cutWallet}</td>
                    <td>right now</td>
                    <td>${inputValue + "  ETH"}</td>
                    <td>${txFIn.toFixed(3)}</td>
                    </tr>
                    </table>`;

  var first = table.childNodes[0];
  let last = table.lastChild;

  table.insertBefore(item, first);
  let itemsCount = table.children.length;

  if (itemsCount > 3) {
    table.removeChild(last);
  }
};

They didn’t hide it very well — even a student in their first week of a coding bootcamp would be able to find it.

And finally, there’s just plain common sense

Why would anyone simply give you double the money you give them?

There’s a lot of opportunity in crypto, but coin-ether.net ain’t it. Don’t fall for the scam!

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Podcasts Tampa Bay

What’s on Tampa Bay’s sci/tech podcasts (November 2021 edition)

Once again, it’s time to list Tampa Bay podcasts that you, the Global Nerdy reader, might find informative, interesting, and illuminating!

In the last list, I listed the podcasts from longest-running to newest. This time, I’m listing them in order from most new podcasts. They are:

  1. Space and Things
  2. The 6 Figure Developer
  3. Thunder Nerds
  4. The Mike Dominick Show
  5. Friends That Code

And now, the podcasts…

Space and Things

Space and Things is the newest podcast on this list, and it’s about…well, you get three guesses. Just read its name.

Space and Things features two hosts:

  • Emily Carney: A veteran of the United States Navy, Carney became a freelance writer back in 2008 and started a blog called This Space Available, which is hosted by the National Space Society.In 2011, Carney founded a facebook group Space Hipsters, of which I am a member. Originally intended to be a place to share news and insights amongst friends, this community has now grown to close to 20,000 members including astronauts, engineers, scientists, historians and space flight enthusiasts from around the globe.
  • Dave Giles: Giles is a singer/songwriter from London, England who has always had a passion for space flight. Since his early years he’s been looking skyward and though he ended up wielding a guitar for a living, space exploration is alway on his mind and one of his most popular songs is about astronaut Gene Cernan, ‘The Last Man On The Moon’.In 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Giles visited all of the crewed space vehicles flown by NASA from Freedom 7 to the Space Shuttle Orbiters.

Here are Space and Things’ podcasts since the last time I did a roundup of Tampa Bay podcasts:

The 6 Figure Developer

At the time I’m writing this, The 6 Figure Developer — hosted by John CallawayClayton Hunt, and Jon Ash — has posted 217 episodes. It’s…

…a show dedicated to helping developers to grow their career. Topics include Test Driven Development, Clean Code, Professionalism, Entrepreneurship, as well as the latest and greatest programming languages and concepts.

Here are The 6 Figure Developer’s podcasts since the last time I did a roundup of Tampa Bay podcasts:

  • Episode 217 – The Senior Mindset with Swizec Teller: Swizec is a software engineer, instructor, blogger, vlogger, conference speaker, and author. He has trained the engineering teams from multiple Fortune 500 companies on React, Redux, GraphQL, Serverless, and other modern web technologies.
  • Episode 216 – Visual Studio 2022 with Mads Kristensen: Mads is a principal program manager on the Visual Studio Team and has published over 150 free Visual Studio extensions. He blogs about anything related to Visual Studio and extensibility, and is a home automation enthusiasts.
  • Episode 215 – Rebuilding the Plane Mid-Air w/ David Merk: David is a Software Engineer, Mentor, Organizer, Volunteer, Speaker, Workshop Creator, and unabashed Career Changer, specializing in C# .NET, N-Tier and Microservice Architecture.
  • Episode 214 – Open Source Software with Tanner Linsley: Tanner builds open source software that is currently used by hundreds of thousands of developers at companies ranging from fortune 500 companies all the way down to startups and indie developers. He has a focus in JavaScript using React, Remote/Server State Management, Data Grids/Tables, Data Visualization, and Enterprise Application Architecture.
  • Episode 213 – Developer Best Practices with April Edwards: April is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft specializing in application transformation and DevOps ways of working. Her focus is working on Microsoft Azure to take customers on a journey from legacy technology while enabling them to take full advantage of DevOps.
  • Episode 212 – Don’t Sacrifice Quality: While “quality” can be subjective, certainly there are items with which we can agree? • This is what Roy was saying • Clayton is weirdly zen • Azure DevOps Podcast with Jeffrey Palermo & Capers Jones missed requirements • When agreements have been broken, understand the constraints? • Team Agreements?
  • Episode 211 – Git for Programmers with Jesse Liberty: Jesse is a principal developer, specializing in web and mobile and has been programming in C# for 20 years. He is a Microsoft MVP, a Xamarin MVP, an author, and he creates on-line courses for Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, and Pakt. He is the author of 18 books, the latest of which is Git for programmers.
  • Episode 210 – Compiler API with Jason Bock: Jason Bock is a Developer Advocate at Rocket Mortgage and a Microsoft MVP (C#). He has over 25 years of experience. He is the author of several books including “.NET Development Using the Compiler API”. He is a leader of the Twin Cities Code Camp and holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.
  • Episode 209 – Elastic Leadership with Roy Osherove: Roy Osherove has worked in the software industry for over 20 years, and has authored several books including “The Art of Unit Testing”. These days, he is working as a freelance consultant & trainer on-site for various companies across the world.
  • Episode 208 – Software Consultancy with Ryan Vice: Ryan has published programming and architecture books, been awarded Microsoft MVP and frequently talks at conferences and users groups. He started Vice Software 6 years ago and has grown to over 40 developers and continues to grow 50% year over year.
  • Episode 207 – Tech Debt vs Cruft: Today we are going to talk about tech debt. What it is and how to manage it.
  • Episode 206 – The Birth of RavenDB with Oren Eini: Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien is the founder of Hibernating Rhinos which develops RavenDB, a NoSQL open source & ACID document database.
  • Episode 205 – Polly with Bryan Hogan: Bryan is a Software architect, Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, Podcaster, and Blogger. He has twenty years experience; focusing on development of web applications, micro services and desktop applications.
  • Episode 204 – Comet and .NET MAUI with James Clancey: James is a PM Architect at Microsoft. He joined Xamarin in 2011 and has been at Microsoft now for 5 years. He joins us to talk about Comet, .NET MAUI, and a little bit about Xamarin Forms.
  • Episode 203 – NuGet and TikTok with Jon Douglas: Jon is a technical product manager, YouTuber and podcaster. He enjoys exploring the systems, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

Thunder Nerds

Of the podcasts in this roundup, Thunder Nerds — “A conversation with the people behind the technology, that love what they do… and do tech good” — has been around the longest, with 289 episodes to date. You’ve probably seen the hosts at local meetups and conferences; they’re Frederick Philip Von Weiss and Brian Hinton.

Auth0 logo

Thunder Nerds is sponsored by a company that’s near and dear to me, Auth0! That’s partly because they have a great authentication, authorization, and identity service, and partly because I work there in my role as a Senior Developer Advocate!

Here are Thunder Nerds’ podcasts since the last time I did a roundup of Tampa Bay podcasts:

  • 289 – ⚱️ The Digitization of Deathcare with Faisal Abid: In this episode, we talk with Faisal Abid: Speaker, Entrepreneur, Google Developer Expert, and co-founder of Eirene cremations. Eirene provides high-quality, affordable cremation services. Eirene allows families to plan an affordable cremation entirely online or over the phone. Leveraging technology to help provide a better funeral experience to families. Additionally, Faisal walks us through the unique business and technology challenges he faced at the beginning of Eirene.
  • 288 – ⚖️ Digital Ethics, Rights & Responsibilities with Ali Rizvi: In this episode, we talk with Ali Rizvi, Vice President of Product Management at Star2Star, a Sangoma company. We discuss digital ethics, rights & responsibilities of technology companies such as Facebook. There are many aspects to how these entities influence our political climate and unnaturally distort social behavior. Some of the social media algorithms are presented to make our lives better, but do they? Are these types of technologies a fundamental threat to the whole of humanity, or just misunderstood?
  • 287 – 🧠 Learning in Public with SWYX: In this episode, we talk with SWYX, author, speaker, podcaster, and learning in public evangelist. We dive into his career history in finance and how he transitioned into development. We also discuss the challenges of Developer Experience, the advantages of learning in public, and lessons learned from podcasting. Additionally, we get a musical performance from SWYX himself. Bonus: We have Software Engineer, Arit Amana as a guest co-host.
  • 286 – 🌩️ Effective Conflict Resolution with Joshua Mauldin: In this episode, we get to talk with design director and conflict resolution expert Joshua Mauldin. We discuss the most effective techniques for conflict resolution, how to establish trust, and employ empathy. Joshua explains when we should use a third-party mediator, start a conversation with safety checks and lead a talk with facts. Additionally, we dive into disaster recovery. The approach of creating a shared purpose in building alignment.
  • 285 – 🎯 Essential Marketing Strategies with David Portnowitz: In this episode, we get to talk with David Portnowitz, Chief Marketing Officer at Star2Star, a Sangoma company. We discuss Star2Star, their solutions, and how they’re providing services that address the challenges of our new normal. We also delve into Marketing in the 20s and leverage the lessons learned from 2020 to ready business for the future. Additionally, we evaluate the current marketing trends and hypothesize which opportunities hold the most value.
  • 284 – 2021 ❤️ Conf-amigues 4 Life: In this episode, we get to talk with Baskar Rao Dandlamudi, Santosh Hari, Super Di, Faisal Abid, Sivamuthu Kumar, Todd Libby, Vincent Tang, Tessa, Jared Rhodes, and Stacy Devino. It all began with a tweet; we should do a show where we connect with some of our best conference friends and have a virtual conference… So we did, check it out ❤️! We also discuss COVID: Going to events, work-life balance, and should/can we go back to the office.

The Mike Dominick Show

The Mike Dominick Show is hosted by Mike Dominick, the CEO and founder of The Mad Botter INC, and has an open source focus.

Here are the most the three most recent Mike Dominick Show podcasts:

Friends That Code

Friends That Code is hosted by Mike Traverso, whom locals may know from the Tampa Bay Google Developers Group meetup and other Google-y events. In this podcast, he showcases…

…some amazing people I know that just happen to write code for a living. Whether they started off intending to code or just happened into it, we get to hear about the types of people you’ll meet, things you’ll get to do, jobs you’ll have along the way, and advice from some awesome coders along the way!

Here are the most the three most recent Friends That Code podcasts:

Categories
Current Events Humor

My favorite take on “Meta”

My favorite take on Facebook-the-company renaming itself as “Meta” is the comment pictured above, which just happened to be posted to Facebook:

The whole Meta thing has the same energy as that one kid in grade school who spent like two months trying to make everyone call him Optimus Prime or something

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Current Events Tampa Bay

What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 1, 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, November 1 through Sunday, November 7, 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!

I try to keep this list up-to-date. I add new events as soon as I hear about them, so be sure to check this page often!

Monday, November 1

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaVisit site for details
Career Success Coffee Talk – Tampa BayRise and Grind! Monday Coffee — Let’s Talk Career Success!9:00 AM
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup GroupOption Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)11:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 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
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education“Automating Your Business” with Tracy Ingram5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR]DDHC-XGE-01 Rats of Waterdeep – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake and Take Kiln Fired Pinch and Coil Pots (Week 3 of 4)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Failure Isn’t the Opposite of Success…It’s a Part of It at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Creating a Design System8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | UX/UI Design: Creating a Design System8:00 PM
Tampa Real Estate Investors Official Meetup GroupIntroductory Meetup Mondays 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET Online Meeting8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 2

Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Cloud Architects and Engineers TampaFrom Old School Data Pipelines to DevOps and DataOps11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupJukebox Bingo at Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center (a NON-GAMBLING EVENT)4:00 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
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
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
Crypto Currency Alliance OpportunitiesCRYPTO – 70% RETURN with EVIDENCE and how you can be a part of it6:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurship GroupEntrepreneurship Collaboration at HCC InLab6:00 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Ladies Connect!Sunset walk: from curtis hixon downtown tampa6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMicro Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildWordPress St Pete Meetup at SDG6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Salesforce Administration Cohort6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
WordPress St. PetersburgAsk Us Anything: WordPress Support Crowdsourcing Meetup6:30 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX 3D Printing Meetup7:00 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
Suncoast GamersBoard Games for fully vaxed7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceTHS Member Meeting7:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics8:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupOpen Mic at covered patio JF Kicks bar8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 3

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaVisit site for details
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
1 Million Cups OrlandoKiosk Kitchen9:00 AM
1 Million Cups St PeteCyber Ohana Project9:00 AM
1 Million Cups TampaBeauty In Brokenness, LLC / Let’s Grab Life9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
JobFairXTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:15 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Success Strategies for Business OwnersMaking Sense of Health Insurance for your Business12:00 PM
Tampa Bay DevOpsData is make or break for DevOps12:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Reading Between the Wines, Chapter 3November Happy Hour Book Club, Theme – Family5:30 PM
Network & Social – Orlando Networking EventsWe’re Finally Back!! Orlando Networking Social at Bitters & Bottles6:00 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics6:30 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Downtown St Petersburg Euchre TournamentCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Amazon Sellers in Tampa Bay AreaLearn How To Source Products Online w/ 7 Figure Seller Wayne Farmer and his VA!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Official Florida Blockchain Summit Pre-party!!!7:00 PM
Central Florida Small Business Cybersecurity and TechnologyCentral FL Small Business Cybersecurity and Technology Meetup7:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course: HTML & CSS8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Free Crash Course HTML & CSS8:00 PM

Thursday, November 4

Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterDoing Business with Hillsborough County9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Chris KrimitsosFlorida Bitcoin and Blockchain SummitFri, Nov 5, 2021, 10:00 PM EDT
Disrupt the BayDisrupt the Bay 20219:00 AM
Tampa Artificial Intelligence MeetupDisrupt The Bay 20219:00 AM
TampaBay Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology MeetupDisrupt The Bay 20219:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 11 0411:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Chainlink and PolkadotDecentralizing CeFi2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Chainlink Miami: Connected Smart ContractsDecentralizing CeFi2:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 44. Solitude5:00 PM
IndienomiconArmed Forces Jam 2021Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 9:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
New Port Richey Options And Derivatives Trading Meetup GroupOctober Squawk Box6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour- Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
Pasco Options And Derivatives Trading Meetup GroupMonthly Squawk Box Futures and Options Educational Meeting6:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🚨 Armed Forces Jam 2021 – 📅 Nov 4-7th 👀6:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Jw Lobby Bar mixer6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Barrel & Bean Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Pinellas CountyFREE Networking Event7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Disrupt The BayDisrupt the Bay VIP Party7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Code For OrlandoCommunity Action Night: Let’s Taco About Civic Tech Projects7:00 PM
Bitcoiners of Southwest FloridaBitcoiners of SWFL – Fort Myers Forum7:00 PM
Drupal User Group of Tampa Bay (Meeting in person again)Drupal Live Forum / Q&A7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a LED Edge Lit Name Plaque (Members Only)7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDWebinar: The basics of a social media strategy7:00 PM
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversTell-Tale Tassels: An Evening of Poe-Inspired Cabaret7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Dive Bar of the Month: Emerald Bar7:00 PM

Friday, November 5

Elevated for Success Women’s Networking GroupConnect and Chat – Roundtable Mastermind9:00 AM
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: Focusing on ‘Focus’10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
West Orlando WordPress MeetupWordPress Collaboration Meetup ONLINE ONLY10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: November Meetup12:00 PM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: 3D Design with Adobe Dimension – Level 12:00 PM
Meeple Movers Gaming GroupLet’s Play Games ONLINE on Fridays!5:30 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupStargazing on the Beach at Night, on first night of a waxing moon (6+ ft apart)7:15 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online] DDHC Tomb of Annihilation – DM Matt (Lvl. 1 Only)7:30 PM
Gen GeekETERNALS8:00 PM
Launch Digital Dentistry“Heat at the Beach” 3D Printing PartyFriday 8 pm to Saturday 3 pm

Saturday, November 6

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – TampaVisit site for details
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) – InLab9th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Jason WojoJason Wojo’s November’s 2-Day Online Business MasterySun, Nov 7, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLightroom Class at O’Keefe’s in Clearwater — Class 7 of 89:00 AM
Continuous Improvement Network (CI Net)CI Network’s: 4th Quarter Volunteer Event – Honeymoon Island Clean-Up9:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM
Bec’s Beacon BookclubThe Untethered Soul – Michael A Singer10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Orlando Machine Learning and Data ScienceIntroduction to Distributed Computing with Dask10:00 AM
Geekocracy!Beach Day at Honeymoon Island10:00 AM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeChapter Meeting: Marketing Insight from Jon D’Amore – The King of Self-Promotion10:30 AM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Bravo Group Campaign Continues11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics2:30 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau5:00 PM
CS Lewis Book Club2nd Meeting5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Sunday, November 7

Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – November 7th at the Station House in St Pete10:00 AM
Tampa Japanese MeetupOrlando Japan Festival11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Orlando Urban Professional Meetup GroupOUP Social Sunday Brunch!12:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeFLGC SinC Local Author Signing Meet & Greet with Books at Park Place1:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWeekend Toastmasters3:00 PM
The Historical History Book ClubBook Discussion: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Geekocracy!Marvels the Eternals7:00 PM

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Categories
Humor

Squid regex

In the bonus round, you do the same thing, but with tar commands.

I’d admit it: I’d be dead.