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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, January 10, 2022)

Here’s the second weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for 2021! This one’s for the week of Monday, January 10 through Sunday, January 16, 2022. That’s right — the upcoming week takes us past the halfway point of January.

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. Omicron’s out there, and it’s not as “mild” as some people have described it. Be smart and responsible — get your booster, 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, January 10

Group Event Name Time
Thinkful Tampa Thinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful Tampa Thinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful Tampa Thinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Tabletoppers Monday Feast & Game Night 6:30 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of Play Critical Hit Games: Board Game Night 1:00 PM
Thoughtful Writing Philosophy in Writing 2:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education Network & Learn: Founder’s story Jules Gibson on Publishing to Petals 11:30 AM
Front End Creatives Tampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks 9:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business Professionals Lutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch 11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business Connections South Tampa Professional Networking Lunch 11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa Bay Live Online Connection Meeting- Monday 11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & Bradenton Virtual Networking Lunch Monday 11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking Group South Tampa Referrals 11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.net St. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s 11:30 AM
SCIPS, a 50+ Tampa Bay Singles Club EUCHRE, Rummy Q and other Board Games for ENTHUSIASTIC GAME PLAYERS 4:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video Games Magic Mondays 5:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more! Open Painting at Warehouse 51 6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild [FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1) 6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game Boxcar Weekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location) 6:00 PM
Critical Hit Games Heavy/Euro Board Game Night 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Wargaming Society Star Fleet Battles at Nerdy Needs 6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo Group A Complete Guide to Photogrpahy 6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48 North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!! 6:30 PM
North Florida Stock Investing Education Digging into the Better Investing Magazine 7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLS Virtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club 7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel) Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE) 7:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup Group In-Person Meetup 7:00 PM
Orlando Stoics ONLINE: “Ryan Holiday interviews Massimo Pigliucci: The Spock Syndrome” 7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48 Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM! 7:00 PM
Nerdbrew Events Anime Watch Party 7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative Photography FREE Lightroom Study Group 7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division G Clermont Toastmasters Weekly Meeting 7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards Guild World of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots 7:30 PM
Tampa Cybersecurity Training Tampa Bay’s Job Seeker Coffee Talks 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment Empire Office Hour 5:30 PM
Brandon WordPress Meetup TBA: Regular WordPress Meeting 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 11

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Photographic Arts CommunityPhotographing Birds – from portraits to flight9:00 AM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers11:30 AM
Front End CreativesHow to Bounce Back from a Layoff for IT Professionals10:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOFounder’s Guide to SAFE Startup Fundraising12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Essential Communication Skills for Career AdvancementHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:30 PM
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingSynapse Volunteer Informational Session 1/11/20225:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Crypto Investors and Miners ClubBitcoin versus Altcoins the debate is on6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 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 2)7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade For Beginners – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Confidence And Public Speaking[Online] Public Speaking and Your Success As a Communicator7:30 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Kava House!7:30 PM
Communicate with Self-Confidence Meetup, Tampa, FL[Online] How to Increase Your Self-Confidence in Public Speaking7:30 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkUse LinkedIn Live to turn Connections into Clients | Jacqueline Grant8:00 PM
Florida Podcasters AssociationFlorida Podcasters Association General Meeting!!!9:00 AM
Orlando Power BI User GroupLunch and Learn: Streaming Dataflows6:00 PM

Wednesday, January 12

GroupEvent NameTime
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center1 Million Cups Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro12:00 PM
Suncoast Credit Union Micro Enterprise Development MeetupSuncoast Coffee Chat: Suncoast Micro Enterprise Development Program7:30 PM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubMobbly Bayou Beach Park9:00 AM
WESOS Wesley ChapelWESOS Wesley Chapel: SMART Goals for 2022: An Acronym for Success11:30 AM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Tampa Cybersecurity TrainingIntro to HTML | Coding for Beginners6:00 PM
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading GroupFirst Face-To-Face Social!6:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsVirtual Cocktails And Connections6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumIntro to HTML | Coding for Beginners6:00 PM
Eccentricity Club (Foodies and Fun)Korean at Korea House in Longwood6:30 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupBeyond Camera Basics6:30 PM
Tech4Good TampaVirtual Project Management Workshop6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us bi-monthly Meetup6:30 PM
Polk County BiggerPockets Members Networking GroupPolk County BiggerPockets Members Networking Meetup7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceIntroduction to Fusion 3607:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online)8:00 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 5 Part 32:00 PM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup5:30 PM
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup GroupHow to start the year with a clean PPC slate: Clearing waste in your ad account6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[Virtual] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community6:30 PM

Thursday, January 13

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
MilitaryXTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only4:30 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.6:00 PM
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group7:30 AM
The 360 Exchange SEMINOLE!The 360 Exchange SEMINOLE!8:00 AM
Front End CreativesHow to Beat the Applicant Tracking System12:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsBecome Unstoppable: How to achieve your goals and dreams in 20221:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Do a Venture Capital Financing3:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSteel TIG Welding Safety and Basic Usage (Members Only)6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Luscious LushesTrivia at The Forge6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupPortrait Photography for Beginners6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup2022 restart! [biweekly] Server-side Development Study Group7:00 PM
ONETUG – Orlando .NET User GroupJan 13 2022: Jamie Taylor – 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing .NET On Linux7:30 AM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Downtown St Pete)6:30 PM

Friday, January 14

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Powerful Women NetworkingWINTER PARK: Join us for outrageous connection, growth and networking too!8:30 AM
Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 AM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking8:30 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumPanel Discussion: State of Tech Hiring in Tampa Bay10:00 AM
Clermont Nerd GamesBoard Game Night!5:00 PM
Anti-Networking Networking Club – Tampa Bay DigitalJanuary Meetup – Official Kickoff5:00 PM
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 StoicsONLINE: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor7:00 PM
Tampa Bay 30s and 40s Professional GroupFriday night Cyber bowling8:45 PM

Saturday, January 15

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Tampa Drones MeetupBeginners Guide to Flying Your Drone in Florida9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Beginning Photography Class, part 2 of 4 — Shutter Speed9:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWoodworking Badge Workshop9:00 AM
Geekocracy!Yoga Flow by the Water- Veterans Memorial Marina Park9:45 AM
Gen GeekManatee viewing center10:00 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationSouth Florida Model Investment Club Meeting10:00 AM
Tampa-Orlando Software QA/DEV MeetupMock Interviews with Hiring Managers for Software QA Positions2:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesWarhammer 40K 1000pt Tournament2:00 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksGreenwood by Michael Christie3:00 PM
Tampa Bay Microcontrollers and RoboticsTampa Hackerspace Microcontroller Monthly Meetup (M3)3:00 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonFortnite Solo Tournament7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutKARAOKE NIGHT!9:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupJanuary Book Club6:30 PM
Tampa Amazon Seller Meetup Group12 Biggest Lessons Learned in 2021 and How to Execute on them in 20226:30 PM

Sunday, , January 16

GroupEvent NameTime
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubHoneymoon Island / Dunedin Causeway9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographySuper Hero Sunday at Sarasota Polo10:00 AM
Gen GeekSt Pete Beer, Bacon, and BBQ at Vinoy Park!1:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess! At Driftwood Kava Coffee2:00 PM
Portable Gaming TogetherMeet and Greet5:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
The Historical History Book ClubBook Discussion: My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad7:00 PM

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, January 3, 2022)

Happy new year!

Here’s the very first weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for 2022! This one’s for the week of Monday, January 3 through Sunday, January 9, 2022.

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. Omicron’s out there, so be smart and responsible — get your booster, 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, January 3

GroupEvent NameTime
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Keyword Research Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing2:00 PM
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup GroupOption Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)11:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Tampa# – C# and .NETGroup Code Challenge [Virtual]5:30 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DACE Advanced Toastmasters 32744806:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division GTriple Crown Toastmasters Club 4147 (Virtual)6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Time to Take Speaking Your Passion to the Next Level at South Tampa TM!7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Stoicism: Life Hack or Existential Tool?”7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNB Online Anime Watch Party7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Lightroom Study Group7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday5:30 PM

Tuesday, January 4

GroupEvent NameTime
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Keyword Research Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa
RGANetwork.netAfter hours Networking Mixer Cafe Delanie
k smithConquer Your Fear of Public Speaking- Tampa- Virtual Free Trial Class
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in October7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
Write the Docs FloridaMorning social8:30 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDCoffee and Introductions9:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 AM
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 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
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Network After Work Tampa – Networking EventsNetwork After Work Virtual Networking2:00 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
SOLE® Connection™ Community, Camaraderie, & CollaborationProfessional Development, Accountability, & Achievement5:45 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 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
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 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
Suncoast Developers GuildWordPress St Pete Meetup at SDG6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Punta Gorda Business Referral Networking Meetup GroupNetworking Meeting- Weekly7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonFlesh & Blood Armory Night7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade For Beginners – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
3D Printing Orlando3D Printing Basics7:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Kava House!7:30 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationTuesday Stock Training Workshop – Rotating Topics7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Crypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship nightsCrypto/Trading/Online Business/Entrepreneurship Nights8:00 PM

Wednesday, January 5

GroupEvent NameTime
RGANetwork.netCarrollwood Professionals Networking Lunch Join us! All Welcome 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
Toastmasters, Division DTrailblazers Toastmasters7:30 AM
Tampa Bay WaVEOpen/FREE Coworking for Latino Tech Entrepreneurs8:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubAlligator Lake, Safety Harbor9:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM
The Lab OrlandoThe Orlando Grants Meetup, Powered by The Lab Orlando10:00 AM
North Port Business Referral Networking Meetup GroupNetworking Meeting- Weekly11:45 AM
Tampa Bay AgileHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101Co-Founder Networking: Start 2022 by Finding a Business Partner, Online1:00 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupCamera Basics6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceGirls Who Code Python for Grades 6-127:00 PM

Thursday, January 6

GroupEvent NameTime
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
St Pete NetworkingSt Pete Networking12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan1:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupLightroom Classic Basics5:00 PM
The Lab OrlandoMove The Needle Thursday, Empowered by Sherloc!6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Books & Brews!January – The Island of Missing Trees7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers Meetup2022 restart! [repeating] Server-side Development Study Group8:00 PM

​Friday, January 7

GroupEvent NameTime
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Central Florida SWENetworking Dinner with the Central FL Society of Women Engineers (CFL-SWE)5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Hodge-Podge Board Games and Japanese MahjongMonthly Game Night6:00 PM
Creative Content MastermindThink Differently + Speak Differently = Sell More8:30 AM
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Protect Your Intellectual Property12:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupSouth Orlando Friday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Central Florida Social ClubGet Social and Play Board Games6:00 PM
Gen GeekPho Ha Tien 😋6:30 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 8)7:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: Epictetus Discourses (Part 6)7:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupSoon-after-New-Year’s Dinner Celebration on the Patio – Welcome Back!7:15 PM

Saturday, January 8

GroupEvent NameTime
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Beginning Photography Class, part 1 of 4 — Aperture9:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM
Chess RepublicCoffee & Chess: Tampa Midtown9:30 AM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWinter Tournament (Gnome Realms: Dawn of the Undead) (In-Person Event)10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Toastmasters Division EKeynotes and More Advanced Toastmasters Monthly Meeting10:30 AM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeChapter Meeting – Interviewing & Interrogation Techniques with Heather Shanosky10:30 AM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupBrunch at new rooftop bar Sal y Mar10:40 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationBetterInvesting Yankee Model Investment Club Meeting11:00 AM
Critical Hit GamesTAMPA BAY OPEN: STAR WARS LEGION TOURNAMENT11:00 AM
Gen Geek“SQUID GAME”11:30 AM
Northern Tampa Bay GamersFirst Meeting: Meet, Greet, and Planning1:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNNO Book Club: Snow Crash1:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Professional Headshots Event @ St Pete Pier3:00 PM
St. Petersburg Anime LoversSt. Pete Comic Con3:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau (Part 5)4:00 PM
Bitcoin OrlandoMonthly Bitcoin: Q and A4:30 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)ALPHA GROUP – Blast From the Past – Game 745:00 PM
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming GuildRIFTs (Palladium Games)6:00 PM
Simplicity BrandonPokémon Standard Saturday League6:00 PM
Tampa Game DevelopersLet’s chat about Game Development!7:00 PM
The New Normal Book Club – OrlandoALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells7:00 PM

Sunday, January 9

GroupEvent NameTime
Low Light Photography GroupSunrise over the Skyway7:00 AM
Suncoast Photo & Video Drone ClubMobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve9:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyLightroom Class at O’Keefe’s in Clearwater — Class 8 of 89:00 AM
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
Board Games and Card Games in Sarasota & BradentonGames at Table Talk SRQ12:00 PM
Stone HillStone Hill Monthly Meeting1:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceFamily Open Make Day1:00 PM
Gen GeekHeritage Village1:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Chill Sunday Travel Buddy Meetup in Historic Uptown3:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail4:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceSew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)5:30 PM

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

Here’s it is: The final weekly list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for 2021! This one’s for the week of Monday, December 27 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

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

Keep in mind that many people schedule their events “autopilot” — every week, fortnight, or month on the same day, while forgetting that one of those days will happen on a holiday. Double-check any scheduled event with its organizers this week, especially if it’s scheduled for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

This list includes in-person events as well as online events. Omicron’s out there, so be smart and responsible — get your booster, 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!

Have a wonderful holiday — and if you celebrate Christmas, have a merry Christmas — and have a happy new year!

Monday, December 27

GroupEvent NameTime
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
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Headquarters Coworking – KissimmeeMarketing Manager MeetUp : M311:00 AM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night5:30 PM
Entrepreneurs Empower EmpireOfficial Meeting11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
America’s TriviAddiction3 DAUGHTERS BREWING – LIVE TEAM TRIVIA – ST. PETERSBURG7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Stoic Physics in Brief: The Universe, The Soul, and Death”7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNB Online Anime Watch Party7:00 PM
ShutterObi – Orlando Photography GroupBusiness & Marketing For Photographers – Taglines For Websites & Portfolios7:00 PM
3D Printing OrlandoI just got a Resin Printer – NOW WHAT?7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
Forex Automation and TradingCome Trade the Forex :: Crypto :: Stocks :: Investments7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch9:00 AM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 28

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
RGANetwork.netAfter hours Networking Mixer Cafe Delanie 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Cult, Mystery & Suspense Movie ClubAn Evening of Classic Mystery / Comedy Films, plus a Great Dinner!6:00 PM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess at 54th Kava House!5:00 PM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity MeetupsCloud security – Azure fundamentals2:00 PM
Gen GeekSand Dollar Loop11:30 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Crypto Fundamentals 101Crypto Social: Brews and Crypto News6:15 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade For Beginners – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkMake massive impact & build your authority with a TED-style talk | Roger Killen8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 29

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
RGANetwork.netCarrollwood Professionals Networking Lunch Join us! All Welcome 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorBlack & Brown Professionals Holiday Networking – Online8:35 PM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
1 Million Cups – Orlando1 Million Cups – Orlando Weekly Meetup9:00 AM
Orlando Cybersecurity MeetupAutomating employee onboarding — Active Directory best practices2:00 PM
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupPhotography Lenses Explained3:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Gatlin Hall Brewing6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a Cutting Board 101 (Members Only)6:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceMakerFX Monthly Membership Meeting – VIRTUAL7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan8:00 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community6:30 PM

Thursday, December 30

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Gen GeekWeeki wachee kayak10:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Class -Limited to 5 Seats Only11:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 12 3011:45 AM
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Tampa Startup Founder 101AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan1:00 PM
Florida Startup: Idea to IPOHow to Position Your Startup for Venture Capital Funding3:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 52: Symmetry5:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
America’s TriviAddictionBAYSCAPE BISTRO AT HERITAGE ISLES – NEW TAMPA – LIVE TEAM TRIVIA !!!6:30 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM

Friday, December 31

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Independent Film Fans of SarasotaWorth (2020) – on Netflix11:00 AM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupSouth Orlando Friday Night Board Gaming6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsHappy Brew Year Party 20217:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNerdBrew’s Happy Brew Year Party 20217:00 PM
Gen GeekNYE @Hardrock casino (L Bar)9:00 PM

Saturday, January 1

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
Tampa Gaming GuildSaturday Gaming10:00 AM
Gen GeekDim sum @Yummy house11:00 AM

Sunday, January 2

GroupEvent NameTime
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Increase Your Website Sales & Leads in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] How Google Works Ranking Websites in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google AdWords Tutorial & Walk Through in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] On Page vs Off Page SEO Strategies in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How To Optimize & Rank YouTube Videos in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
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 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Keyword Research Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Google Search Console Tutorial in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Rank #1 on Google Maps & Yelp: Local SEO in Tampa 
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyAnnual Frank Planes Memorial PhotoWalk to Circle B Bar Reserve8:00 AM
TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup GroupLet’s play chess! At Driftwood Kava Coffee2:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM

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

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, December 6, 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, December 6 through Sunday, December 12, 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, December 6

GroupEvent NameTime
CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
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
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupUnity Fundamentals Class Series – Class 1 – Unity Editor Interface10:00 AM
MilitaryXTampa Job Fair – Tampa Career Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Option Trading Strategies (Tampa Bay area) Meetup GroupOption Trading Strategies Meetup (Online)11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional 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
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSouth Tampa Business Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa St Pete Stocks and Options Trading GroupVantage Point – Weekly Market Recap & Outlook of Future Market Conditions2:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & EducationHoliday Event!5:30 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night5:30 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Commander Open Play6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM
Tampa Bay TabletoppersMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!MTG: Commander Open Play (At Critical Hit Games)6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa# – C# and .NETGroup Code Challenge [Virtual]7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNB Online Anime Watch Party7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Ajahn Chah: Training the Heart and Mind” (Part 3)7:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Orlando Investors & Trader Stocktwits Meetup GroupINVESTORS & TRADERS Drinks Night! – Food, Drinks, and Swag! Hosted by Stocktwits7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to UX/UI Design: User Research8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Tuesday, December 7

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
RGANetwork.netAfter hours Networking Mixer Cafe Delanie 
Tampa Bay Agilev-Lean Coffee7:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn Person Networking at the Great Catch ~~ Oldsmar All Welcome to connect!11:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netOldsmar Tuesday Professional Networking Lunch The Great Catch! **NEW LOCATION***11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Orlando Unity Developers GroupUnity Fundamentals Class Series – Class 4 – Input Actions in Unity11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay IRA Investing GroupSelf Employed? Is a Solo 401(k) Right for You?12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Westshore Toastmasters12:00 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
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 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 Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
Agile OrlandoA Conversation on Enterprise Agile Coaching6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
WordPress St. PetersburgAsk Us Anything: WordPress Support Crowdsourcing Meetup6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildWordPress St Pete Meetup at SDG6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceTHS Member Meeting7:00 PM
TNS BlockchainNetworking Meetup7:00 PM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto / Blockchain 2021 in Review – [Virtual Meetup]7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutNerdBrew Party Game Night7:00 PM
SWFL 20s/30s/40s Social GroupGeneral Knowledge Trivia at The Standard (Downtown Fort Myers)7:00 PM
3D Printing Orlando3D Printing Basics7:00 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in CrimeBook Launch with Tara Lush interviewed by Cheryl Hollon7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Communicate with Self-Confidence Meetup, Tampa, FL[Online] How to Be a Confident Communicator7:30 PM
The Essentials of Public Speaking[Online] Tips for Public Speaking7:30 PM
Essential Communication Skills for Career AdvancementLearn and Practice Communication7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

​Wednesday, December 8

GroupEvent NameTime
CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
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 
United Inventors AssociationUnited Inventors Association – Roadmap to Success 
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
Manasota East Exchange ClubWeekly Meeting7:30 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Toastmasters District 48#1958 Sarasota Toastmasters7:45 AM
Toastmasters Division GTalk of the World Toastmasters8:30 AM
Tampa Bay WaVEOpen/FREE Coworking for Women Tech Entrepreneurs9:00 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Volusia CountyFREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday9:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netCarrollwood Professional Networking Lunch Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
National Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind GroupNational Association of Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group Meeting11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Success Strategies for Business OwnersDigital Marketing Channels for Small Business12:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersPinellas Sales Force12:00 PM
Business to Business Networking GroupB2B Networking Event12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupWednesday Business Networking Lunch New Port Richey at Widow Fleatchers12:30 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecSwanCitySec Meetup5:00 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
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
Tech4Good TampaEnd of Year Tech Meetup Extravaganza | All Local Tech Groups in One Place!5:30 PM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumEnd of Year Tech Meetup Extravaganza5:30 PM
Pinellas Tech NetworkEnd of Year Tech Meetup Extravaganza5:30 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro5:30 PM
Orlando Robotics & Makers ClubVolunteers Needed for STEM Night at Local Middle School6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (St Pete)6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgilePO Meetup Group December: Impact Mapping6:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesVS. System Wednesdays6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
Bitcoin and Blockchain Meetup – Sarasota, FLBitcoin and Blockchain Meetup – Sarasota, FL6:00 PM
Tampa Writers AllianceTampa Writers Alliance Critique Group6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Inventors Council – www.TampaBayInventors.orgTampa Bay Inventors Council – www.tbic.us Weekly Meetup6:30 PM
Toastmasters, Division DCentral Florida Facilitators Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a Color-Changing Silhouette Light with CircuitPython6:30 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
Florida Writer’s Association / OrlandoFlorida Writer’s Association / Orlando7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Barley & Hops 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Writers of Central Florida or ThereaboutsThe Short Attention Span Storytelling Hour7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Wednesday Night DnD at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM
Geekocracy!Book Club – One of Us Is Lying7:00 PM
Broward Drupal Users GroupCall for presenters7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Suncoast Developers GuildOpen Code7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Social Entrepreneurs Business Startup NetworkSocial “Hump Day” Wednesdays7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Getting Started in Tech8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Windermere Personal Finance Meetup GroupBusiness Expansion Webinar9:00 PM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsCarollwood Professionals Networking Lunch!11:30 PM

​Thursday, December 9

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsBusiness Over Breakfast ~ Happy Hangar IN PERSON JOIN US!7:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in October7:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupHappy Hangar Early Bird Professionals Networking7:30 AM
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group8:00 AM
TampaBayNetworkersSun Coast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
Masterminds of Orlando Leads GroupMasterminds of Orlando Leads Group8:30 AM
Moffitt Cancer Center Bio-Data ClubThird Annual Bio-Data Club Hackathon9:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupThe Founders Meeting where it all Began! JOIN us! Bring a guest and get a gift11:00 AM
ManageEngine’s Cybersecurity MeetupsTop underrated features of Log36011:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Power Lunch – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 12 0911:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumThe Job Seekers Lunch Hour – Tampa Bay Career Transition Group12:00 PM
Business to Business Networking GroupNEW!!! B2B Networking Group Forming12:00 PM
“Learn and Earn” Millionaire Mind Secrets & NetworkingOnline Zoom! Millionaire Mind Lunch; Book Club and Networking!12:00 PM
Data Analytics – Tampa BayVirtual Tech Talk: Business problem solving with data analytics12:00 PM
The Reliable Speakers Toastmasters ClubThe Reliable Speakers Toastmasters – Weekly Meeting12:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GOcala Noon Toastmasters Club12:05 PM
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetYouTube Basics (ONLINE CLASS) – FREE for Hillsborough County Residents3:00 PM
Hourglass Brewing Axe ClubHourglass Longwood Axe Club4:00 PM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubNFTs & Blockchain: What You Need to Know🔥5:00 PM
Pinellas Tech NetworkDecember PTN Meetup with Chris Krimitsos on NFTs, Blockchain, and More5:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 49: Ground Level5:00 PM
Business and social networkingBusiness and social networking! Cafe Epicure5:30 PM
Tampa Bay AWS User Groupre:Invent 2021 Recap!5:30 PM
www.codeboxx.bizNFTs Made Easy with CodeBoxx6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Community Toastmasters6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesD&D Adventurers League6:00 PM
Southwest Florida Board Game MeetupMeetup to Play Board Games6:00 PM
Entrepreneur Social ClubEntrepreneur Social Club at NOVA 535 and on ZOOM6:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesThursday Night Yu-gi-oh!6:00 PM
MARS ASTRONOMY CLUBMARS December 2021 Meeting6:00 PM
Orlando Board Gaming Weekly MeetupCentral Florida Board Gaming at the Collective6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubCrypto Trading 2.06:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D GroupThe Ruined Tower of Zenopus: An OSR Adventure6:00 PM
SWFL CodersCareer and Personal Branding: Landing Your Next Job ✨6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMake a LED Edge Lit Name Plaque (Members Only)7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Graffiti Junktion 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Wise Women CouncilBook discussion: “Uniting HEARTS, Helping HANDS, Igniting HOPE.7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!40k Crusade Nights at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDWebinar: The basics of a social media strategy7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Business Builders MeetupSaint Petersburg Business Builders7:00 PM
Code For OrlandoEnd of Year Party7:00 PM
Live streaming production and talentLive streaming production and talent7:00 PM
YouTuber Meetup – Orlando2nd Thursday Coffee with YouTubers7:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DOviedo Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group👓Build a VR Museum in Unity – THURS, Dec 09th, 2021 – 7 PM EST 👀7:00 PM

​Friday, December 10

GroupEvent NameTime
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 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Agile OrlandoVirtual “2nd Fridays” Lean Coffee Orlando7:30 AM
Entrepreneur Collaborative CenterHYBRID – Local Stories Live! Buy Local!9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Presentation Skills & Self- Confidence9:25 AM
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: iOS Settings10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Search Questions – Table Topics10:00 AM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceFriday Weekly Leads Group of Dr. Phillips FACE-To-FACE Networking10:00 AM
TampaBayNetworkersNetworkers of Integrity and Excellence11:15 AM
Powerful Women NetworkingWINTER PARK: Join us for outrageous connection, growth and networking too!11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Camera Level 13:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Ladies Connect!Zoom Chat: Mental FREEdom- avoiding toxic positivity6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Oviedo Middle Aged Gamers (OMAG)Tabletop: Friday Board Game Night7:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: Epictetus Discourses (Part 5)7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsHow To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Chapter 6 continued)7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupHoliday Lights in the Florida Botanical Gardens7:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”12 Beers of Christmas Pub Crawl7:00 PM
Gen Geek2021 West Side Story7:30 PM

​Saturday, December 11

GroupEvent NameTime
CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
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 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Tampa HackerspaceMake a Keepsake Box (GSWCF)9:00 AM
St. Pete Short Video Projects Meetup GroupBe an Active Member and Meet Other Creative People!10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Bec’s Beacon BookclubGuilt Unplugged – John Flaherty10:00 AM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFREE Camera Sensor Cleaning for FCCP Supporters — Join FCCP Now and Save $$$10:30 AM
Toastmasters Division EKeynotes and More Advanced Toastmasters Meeting10:30 AM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationBetterInvesting Yankee Model Investment Club Meeting11:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Nerd Night OutNNO Book Club: SLAY1:00 PM
The New Normal Book Club – OrlandoTHE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ Klune2:00 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksRemains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (NEW TIME: 3:00 – 5:00)3:00 PM
Bitcoin Orlando(Virtual) Bitcoin Meetup: Bitcoin round Table4:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Titans of Amazon FBA | Clearwater, FloridaThe Amazon Seller’s Holiday Party | Clearwater6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Sellers E-commerceChristmas Party for Amazon Sellers!!!6:00 PM
Geekocracy!CATS7:30 PM
Gen GeekEnchant Christmas St Petersburg8:00 PM

Sunday, December 12

GroupEvent NameTime
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Increase Your Website Sales & Leads in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google AdWords Tutorial & Walk Through in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] How Google Works Ranking Websites in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] On Page vs Off Page SEO Strategies in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How To Optimize & Rank YouTube Videos in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Keyword Research Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Google Search Console Tutorial in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Rank #1 on Google Maps & Yelp: Local SEO in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Yoga and Group Meditation *But Make it Festive*9:00 AM
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa HackerspaceFamily Open Make Day12:00 PM
Gen GeekCATS Broadway show (STRAZ)2:00 PM
Florida’s Awkward and Brown CoterieCocktails & Rooftops4:00 PM
Tampa StoicsIN-PERSON: A Walking Meditation – Causeway Trail4:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents KaraOpen Mic @ Steep Station5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 29, 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 29 through Sunday, December 5, 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 29

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
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
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Orlando Photo + Design MeetupVirtual Event: Using the Develop Module in Lightroom11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netTampa Bay Virtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday All Welcome JOIN us11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupSouth Tampa Referrals11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
VR/AR Association – Central Florida ChapterVR/AR Association Central Florida Chapter I/ITSEC Exhibition Pass &Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 6:00 PM EST
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCritical Hit Games: Board Game Night5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tampa/Brandon/St PeteCommander Night6:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48North Port Toastmasters Meets Online!!6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: “Ajahn Chah: Training the Heart and Mind” (Part 2)7:00 PM
Tampa Flutter Meetup GroupIn-Person Meetup7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 84“Attracting A New Audience” Workshop7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn UX/UI Design With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Jam Night @ Steep Station (St Pete)8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 30

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 
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
Bootstrappers Breakfast® – Tampa Bay AreaEast Coast Bootstrappers Breakfast®8:30 AM
Business Networking and Other EventsBreakfast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
Orlando Digital Media Design MeetupVirtual Event: Adobe Illustrator Logo Design & Development10:00 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersUpper Pinellas, Oldsmar,Safety Harbor, Westchase Business networking lunch11:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional Business Networking lunch11:00 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Seminole Referral Pros Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
Pasco County Young Entrepreneurs MeetupProfessional Business Networking Lunch Glory Day’s New Tampa11:30 AM
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsNew Tampa Networking Lunch at Glory Day’s Grill New Tampa11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48MESSAGE CRAFTERS12:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🥽 👨‍🎓 XR Development Course with Unity (10% OFF) – 📅 Nov, 30th, 1 PM EST 👀1:00 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
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Turn Up Tuesday5:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Slow friending / introvertsCooking class (fee)-BOTTOMS UP! – Upside-Down Cooking6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Business Networking Pick-up BasketballWeekly pickup networking basketball6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
The Tampa Girly Book ClubNovember’s Girly Book Club at 6:30pm6:30 PM
DevelopersTalk and Code6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
The Orlando Girly Book ClubNovember’s Girly Book Club at 7 PM7:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DWinter Springs Toastmasters Club7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Literate Ladies of Orlando…Well Bred…Well ReadVerity for November7:00 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
Power Gals Networking After Dark GroupAfter Dark Networking7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
The Essentials of Public Speaking[Online] Public Speaking and Your Success7:30 PM
Essential Communication Skills for Career AdvancementHow to Be a More Confident Communicator7:30 PM
Communicate with Self-Confidence Meetup, Tampa, FL[Online] How to Increase Your Self-Confidence in Public Speaking7:30 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupOpen Mic at covered patio JF Kicks bar8:00 PM
North Florida Stock Investing EducationStock Investing Roundtable8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 1

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Success Strategies for Business OwnersIdentifying Your Prospective Customers and Targeting Them!12:00 PM
Heart of Agile St. Pete – Tampa – OrlandoHeart of Agile Weekly Coffee Corner12:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP 2021 Photo Challenges, See RSVP Page for Details.5:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Bay Pines Toastmasters – Better speeches, More confidence5:15 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 5 Part 26:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Introverts Socializing and Dining @ Serbian Mediterranean Restaurant6:00 PM
WordPress TampaTo be announced: Scheduled Talk6:30 PM
Crypto Investors Club OrgCrypto Investors Club (5 STAR RATED)6:30 PM
Read Between The Wines // Sarasota, FLDecember MeetUp // Art of Seduction by Robert Greene6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Bitcoin[In-Person] Tampa Bay Bitcoin Meetup: News, Markets, & Community7:00 PM
Tampa DevsTDevs: Intro to Typescript [x] How to ship a Unity game on Steam!7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Sellers E-commerceSelling Books & Restricted Inventory on Amazon with Avery Martin!7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Nerd Night OutGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade – In The Zone (ONLINE)7:00 PM
Orlando Improv CommunityImprov Development “Virtual Edition”7:15 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM

Thursday, December 2

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 
RGANetwork.netAfter hours Networking Mixer Cafe Delanie 
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group8:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 12 0211:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Creating Confidence in WomenCreating Confidence in Women12:00 PM
Lakeland Black ProfessionalsSupport Our Noire Kitchen @ The Poor Porker5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Business Networking Happy Hour- Meet UpAfter Hours Networking Happy Hour! Food provided by 3C’s Catering6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women in AgileTampa WiA 2021 Finale – Vision Board 2022 w/ Diana Weber6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay PythonIntroduction to OpenAPI and Python code-generation for web API development6:30 PM
Tampa HackerspaceShopbot Safety and Usage (Members Only)7:00 PM
Drupal User Group of Tampa Bay (Meeting in person again)Mike Wright Remembrance7:00 PM
Books & Brews!December – holidays on ice7:00 PM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks, Options & ETFs- (ONLINE)7:00 PM

Friday, December 3

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 
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayImprove Presentation Skills & Self- Confidence9:25 AM
Slow friending / introvertsArt and design show10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Bootcamp Alumni Success Secrets12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
US Azure Virtual Desktop User GroupUS Azure Virtual Desktop User Group: December Meetup12:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Wireframes and Prototypes6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Tampa Japanese MeetupFL JETAA Tsudoi7:00 PM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupStargazing on the Beach at Night, under a dark moon (6+ ft apart)7:00 PM

Saturday, December 4

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Designing A UX Case Study9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Tampa HackerspaceMake THS Better Workday9:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
Tampa HackerspaceWood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonDecember – Center for Inquiry’s SHARE Book Club12:00 PM
Saint Petersburg Introverts Socializing (Ages 25-40)Trivia and card games @ HOB Brewing Dunedin1:00 PM
Orlando Writer’s Critique GroupOrlando Writers Critique Group1:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
The Maker Team – Plant CityStarting up again1:00 PM
Central Florida Florida Foam Fighting (Fumetsu)Fighter Practice! (Newbies welcome)2:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau (Part 3)4:00 PM
Gen GeekGeeks go Stargazing5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Sunday, December 5

Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] Increase Your Website Sales & Leads in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google AdWords Tutorial & Walk Through in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] How Google Works Ranking Websites in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free SEO Masterclass] On Page vs Off Page SEO Strategies in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Google Analytics Beginners Tips & Tricks in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How To Optimize & Rank YouTube Videos in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Get More Targeted Instagram Followers in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] SEO Link Building Strategies 101 in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] On Page SEO Strategies for Google in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] Facebook Marketing Tips, Tricks & Tools in Tampa 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Learn Data Analytics With Thinkful9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Toastmasters District 48Clearwater Sunday Speakers Toastmasters Club9:30 AM
Shut Up & Write!® St. PetersburgShut Up & Write! – Dec. 5th at the Station House in St Pete10:00 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Science vs. Data Analytics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Dialogue and Human Experience.When coexistence is an issue, what do you do?2:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Study and Present Group16:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Using Trading Systems – (ONLINE)6:00 PM
Volusia Young Professionals Group (covers East and West)February West Volusia Networking Social6:00 PM

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, November 15, 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 15 through Sunday, November 21, 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 15

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa
Women’s Divine Dialogue WritingThe Woman’s Book of Soul: Re-Greening Arid Places8:33 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumJob Seeker Coffee Talk9:00 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupIn person at Fords Garage St Pete11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsSouth Tampa Professional Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayLive Online Connection Meeting- Monday11:30 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netSt. Pete Networking Lunch! Fords Garage! Monday’s11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Entrepreneurs Empower EmpireOffice Hour12:00 PM
Coaching for Everyone: Sarasota-ManateeGSCA November 15th “Virtual” Meeting1:00 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesMagic Mondays5:00 PM
Entrepreneurs & Startups – Bradenton Networking & Education“How Money Works” with Polly Bauer5:30 PM
Beginning Web DevelopmentWeekly Learning Session6:00 PM
Tampa TabletopMonday Feast & Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationLowry Parcade 🎮🕹🏆6:00 PM
Board Game Meetup: Board Game BoxcarWeekly Game Night! (Lazy Moon Location)6:00 PM
Thoughtful WritingPhilosophy in Writing6:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[FR] Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – DM Carson (Tier 1)6:00 PM
RedCarpetMonday Business Networking GroupRedCarpetMonday Orlando Business Networking Event hosted at Blue Martini6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Open Painting at Warehouse 516:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesHeavy/Euro Board Game Night6:00 PM
Tampa Bay DevOps MeetupTBDevOps monthly meeting: Using Kubernetes as a metadata platform6:30 PM
Tampa Area Crypto And NFT IRL Hosted By Endangered Mints NFTTampa Area Crypto and NFTs – Share and Learn Group6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Off the Wagon Kitchen & Brewery Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Fireside Lounge & Billiards 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Orlando StoicsONLINE: Breaking Chains with Epictetus7:00 PM
Chess Club OrlandoCCO meetup7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSVirtual Event: Hiawassee Book Club7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsAnime Watch Party7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Q&A (0NLINE)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
Davenport Book ClubNovember Book Club Meeting7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division ELakeland (FL) Toastmasters Club #22627:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildWorld of Greyhawk: 1E One-Shots7:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | What is UX/UI Design?8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Jam Night @ Steep Station (St Pete)8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | What is UX/UI Design?8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 16

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 
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupTampa Young Professionals Virtual Networking Tuesday & Thursday All WElCOME7:30 AM
BNI LegendsBNI Legends – Business Networking7:30 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersVirtual Networking Breakfast Tuesday & Thursday’s in November7:30 AM
The 360 Exchange – Winter Garden LocationThe 360 Exchange – Where Referrals Come Full Circle8:00 AM
Toastmasters, Division DCEO Toastmasters8:00 AM
Abundance Networking – Events & BNI MeetingsBNI Abundance – Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals8:00 AM
Business Networking and Other EventsBreakfast Networking Meeting8:30 AM
E-Community Connect GroupE-Community Networking – Maitland, FL – Online9:00 AM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDCoffee and Introductions9:00 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumLevel Up on LinkedIn10:00 AM
Block Co-op – Crypto Blockchain Orlando & Beyond ClubCrypto Set-up Workshop -Limited to 7 Seats Only11:00 AM
Tampa / St Pete Business ConnectionsOldsmar Professional 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
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netNew Tampa RGA Chapter ~ Glory Days Meet your next referral partner!11:30 AM
The Lab OrlandoTap In Tuesday11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color12:00 PM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceLadies Entrepreneurs of Dr. Phillips12:00 PM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Boca/Palm Beach ChapterOnline | Zoom Networking with a Twist!12:00 PM
Manatee River Business Exchange ClubGreat group for referrals – Several new members – WE are growing!!!12:00 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
Movers and Shakers of Central FloridaNetworking Event at Tactical Brewing Co.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Card Game Night at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles6:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayCool Stuff Games: Board game night6:00 PM
ABWA SW Florida Council-Networking/Professional DevelopmentPalms of Edisonia monthly meeting.6:00 PM
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group (TBSSUG)TBSSUG Monthly Meeting6:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMeet & Greet at O’Keefe’s Family Restaurant6:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWeekly Open Make Night6:00 PM
Write Your Heart Out with a Best-selling AuthorWrite Your Heart Out! #46 TUES, 11-16-216:00 PM
Black Orlando Tech (BOT)Black Orlando Tech Pitch Competition 20216:00 PM
Brews N Board GamesBoard Game Night at Castle Church Brewing6:30 PM
Toastmasters District 48Spirited Toastmasters6:30 PM
Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup GroupNov. Book Club6:30 PM
Tampa Drones MeetupMeet and Tweak Drone Night @ AMRoC Fab Lab6:30 PM
Tampa Investor/Training MeetupTampa Bay Investor Training6:30 PM
The Sarasota Creative Writers Meetup GroupThe Sarasota Creative Writers6:30 PM
Ladies Connect!Evening stroll: Al Lopez6:30 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Moose Lodge 2117 Smartphone Trivia Game Show6:30 PM
West Pasco Toastmasters Club #2824Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Toastmasters Division EToast of Celebration Toastmasters6:45 PM
St. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games for Young AdultsSt. Pete Beers ‘n Board Games Meetup for Young Adults7:00 PM
Orlando Writer’s Critique GroupOrlando Writer’s Critique Group7:00 PM
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversStorytelling & Prose Open Mic7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Coalition of ReasonOnline: Tampa Bay Technology Center (TBTC) Monthly Meeting7:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online SEASONAL] Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden – DM Canon (Tier 2)7:00 PM
Library Book Clubs – OCLSLet’s Talk: Food and Culture: Podcast Playlist Discussion7:00 PM
TampaBay TimebanksMonthly Meeting in Tampa7:00 PM
Entrepreneur Empowerment of Tampa BayMeet & EMPOWER!7:00 PM
Toastmasters Division GSpanglish Toastmasters Club 77037317:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMTG: Innistrad Crimson Vow Prerelease7:00 PM
Bradenton Photo GroupSelf Assignment Photo Challenge – A Black and White World7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Best of British 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Shut Up & Write!® TampaOnline Event: Shut Up & Write on Zoom7:45 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The Pinellas County Young “Professionals”Prophessor J Presents Open Mic @ Ocha Lounge!!!8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Data Analytics: Tools Of The Trade8:00 PM
Tampa Entrepreneurs NetworkMake serious money by selling your non-fiction book in bulk | Susan Friedmann8:00 PM
Code KatasCode Katas [Virtual] with Seattle JS Hackers8:30 PM

Wednesday, November 17

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
IrisReading.comHow To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions – Tampa 
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 
Orlando Virtual RealityFree OPEN Passes to DeveloperWeek Austin 2021 (November 17-1812:00 AM
Business Networking for Entrepreneurs of ColorVirtual Business Networking – Entrepreneurs of Color7:00 AM
Toastmasters Division EWorld Toasters7:10 AM
Network Professionals Inc. of South Pinellas (NPI)NPI Profit Partners Chapter – Exchange Qualified Business Referrals7:30 AM
Networking 4 ProfitReferral Networking Meeting Orlando Area7:30 AM
Manasota East Exchange ClubWeekly Meeting7:30 AM
North Tampa Networking GroupBusiness networking9:00 AM
Women’s Prosperity Network | Volusia CountyFREE Tele-Class with Nancy Matthews – *WOW* Wednesday9:00 AM
Girls in Tech Tampa BayDeveloperWeek Austin 2021 – Virtual – FREE PASSES10:00 AM
BarCamp Tampa BayDeveloperWeek Austin 2021 – FREE PASSES10:00 AM
Professional Business Networking with RGAnetwork.netIn Person Networking BRANDON! Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:15 AM
Tampa Bay Business Networking Meetings & MixersBrandon Networking Professionals Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Sarasota & BradentonVirtual Networking Lunch Monday & Wednesday11:30 AM
Young Professionals of Tampa Bay Networking GroupBrandon Business Professionals Carrabba’s Italian Grill11:30 AM
Wesley Chapel, Trinity, New Tampa Business ProfessionalsLutz, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa Virtual Networking Lunch11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Christian Professionals Network Tampa BayOnline Networking 3rd. Wednesday12:00 PM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersHow to Transform your unique selling proposition into Leads through SEO12:00 PM
TampaBayNetworkersPinellas Sales Force12:00 PM
Tampa Bay WaVETampa Bay Wave CORE Program “Ask Me Anything” Session12:00 PM
Business to Business Networking GroupB2B Networking Event12:00 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
Free Video Production Classes – TV/InternetDigital Video Editing Class (ONLINE CLASS) -FREE for Hillsborough residents only1:00 PM
Orlando Unity Developers Group🧑‍🎓 C# Prog. in UNITY – What the heck are INTERFACES !? [ Unity Tutorial ] 👀1:30 PM
Proton AGProton (ProtonMail & ProtonVPN) Meet & Greet Tampa Florida [FREE giveaways]5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Brandon BoardgamersBoard Gaming – In Person5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP 2021 Photo Challenges, See RSVP Page for Details.5:00 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[HISTORIC] Storm King’s Thunder Tier 2 – DM Robert5:00 PM
Business Networking and Other EventsWind Down Wednesday5:00 PM
The Tampa Chapter of the Society for the Exploration of PlayPlaying Games in the Alley5:00 PM
Sarasota Business Exchange ClubWe ARE meeting again at CineBistro5:30 PM
Tampa Gaming GuildWednesday Board Game Night5:30 PM
West Orange Comics & Video GamesVS. System Wednesdays6:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesBoard Game Night6:00 PM
TechDeLandTechDeLand Launch – Best Free/Low-Cost Tech Tools6:00 PM
St. Petersburg Invest and Mine Crypto ClubHelium Strategies Part 2 with Burak Sezen: Maximize earnings6:00 PM
The Suncoast Linux Users GroupSLUG – Pinellas6:00 PM
Full Stack MeetupUnit Testing with .NET 56:00 PM
Toastmasters, Division DCentral Florida Facilitators Weekly Meeting6:30 PM
Orlando Area Fur MeetsBaldwin Park Weekly Meet6:30 PM
SWFL Hackerspace Beer, Bits & BytesHackerspace Meetup at Millenial Brewing Company6:30 PM
Apopka Foliage ToastmastersApopka Foliage Toastmasters7:00 PM
South Florida Poker, Music & Entertainment GroupFREE Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments at Barley & Hops 7 PM Start7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printing Orientation: Models and Slicers7:00 PM
Entrepreneurs with ADHDGroup Coaching: Level 1 Innovators7:00 PM
MakerFX MakerspaceOrlando 3D Printing Meetup7:00 PM
Orlando 3D Printing Meetup3rd Wednesdays: 3D Printing Hangout & Factory Tour7:00 PM
Toastmasters District 48Carrollwood Toastmasters Meetings now conducted Online using Zoom7:00 PM
Castaways Euchre ClubCastaways Euchre Club7:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsGames & Grog – Party Games Social Night7:00 PM
Central Florida CitySecCigarCitySec Meetup7:00 PM
Central Florida AD&D (1st ed.) Grognards GuildNew Beginnings & Old Rivalries7:00 PM
Turning Talents into Business Treasure: ProposalsMeet Your Next Clients, I’ll Make the Introductions: LinkedIn Networking Party7:00 PM
Orlando Entertainment Industry CreativesCreatives meetup at Hawkers7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Gaming: RPG’s, Board Games & more!Wednesday Night DnD at Hammerfall Games and Collectibles7:00 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
Women, Words and WineThe Hiatius is Over! November Meeting :: The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth7:00 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 EST
Wine, Women & Wealth Ft. MyersVIRTUAL Wine, Women & Wealth on Zoom8:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode challenge bi-weekly coding session8:00 PM
Thinkful Tampa | Careers in TechThinkful Webinar | Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery8:00 PM
Windermere Personal Finance Meetup GroupBusiness Expansion Webinar9:00 PM

Thursday, November 18

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 
BNI Professional Alliance – Business Referral GroupBNI Professional Alliance – A Business Referral Group8:00 AM
Power Business NetworkingPower Business Networking Thursday 11:45 am 2021 11 1811:45 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What Tech Career Is Right For Me?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Tampa Social Media EnthusiastsFREE WEBINAR: 5 Proven Ways to Boost Sales with Social Media1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Geek AssociationGHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE 👻🚫3:15 PM
Tampa Professional Networking MeetupHappy Hour Networking – Cigars, Fine Wines and Brews5:00 PM
Tampa – Sarasota – Venice Trivia & Quiz MeetupTrivia Night – Bunkers Bar of Sun City Center Smartphone Trivia Game Show5:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyFCCP Weekly Photo Assignment 46: The Egg5:00 PM
Success Strategies for Business OwnersHow to Create a Revenue-Generating Google Ads Campaign for your eCommerce Store5:30 PM
Bradenton Holistic Wealth & Success Business Networking GrpNovember 18th – Nationwide Networking: ONLINE Biz Mixer5:30 PM
Sarasota Social Networking Happy HourSocial Networking Happy Hour5:30 PM
Business and social networkingBusiness and social networking! Kona Grill at UTC5:30 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Network & Social – Tampa/St. Pete Networking EventsInspire St. Pete Rooftop Mixer and Fashion Show6:00 PM
We Write Here Black and Women of Color Writing GroupVirtual Writing Get Downs6:00 PM
Gulf Coast Giving LLCTexas Holdem for a Cause6:00 PM
Brandon and Seffner area AD&D Group1st ed AD&D Campaign.6:00 PM
Tampa SEO & Internet Marketing Meetup with Steve ScottHow To Optimize Your Videos with Steve Scott6:00 PM
Dr. Phillips Chamber of CommerceBusiness After Hours6:00 PM
Southwest Florida Board Game MeetupMeetup to Play Board Games6:00 PM
Tampa Bay AgileLean Beer for All Things Agile (Tampa)6:00 PM
Independent Film Fans of SarasotaAvalon (1990) – Burns Court Theater6:00 PM
Hyperledger TampaBlockchain Employment Series: How to Market Yourself for Opportunities6:30 PM
Tampa Bay Data Science GroupTBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!6:30 PM
Low Light Photography GroupLow Light Photo Group – Online Meeting7:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printer Orientation: Printing at Tampa Hackerspace (THS Members only)7:00 PM
Drunk’n Meeples the Social Tabletop (Board) GamersTHURSDAY Game Night @ de Bine Brewing Co.7:00 PM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupSocial event – let’s have some drinks & eats together!7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceWoodshop Tool Sign Off-Jointer, Planer, & Bandsaw (Members Only)7:00 PM
Finding Fun Female Friends over 40 (Women’s 40 plus group)Book Club With a Twist… November Part 27:00 PM
Tampa Devs3rd Thursday Foodtrucks @ Channelside7:00 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Stocks & Options – (ONLINE)7:00 PM
ShutterObi – Orlando Photography GroupStreet Photography Zoom Class – Gear Night! Learn About Cameras, Lenses MORE7:00 PM

Friday, November 19

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 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
RGANetwork.netProfessional Business Networking in East Tampa/ Sabal Park at Cafe Delanie 
Agile OrlandoAgile in the Morning7:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Project Codex: Orlando Junior DevelopersVirtual Coffee9:00 AM
Computer Advantage, Apple Premier PartnerAdvantage Talks: iCloud Photo Library10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
GDG SunCoastDevFest North America 202110:00 AM
Tampa Bay Tech Career Advice ForumCryptocurrency: Basics of Blockchain, Bitcoin & more with Gabe Higgins!10:00 AM
Divi TampaDivi Tampa: November 20211:30 PM
South Florida Pinball & Arcade Video Game PlayersNov 19-21 Free Play Florida – Arcade, Pinball, Consoles, Board Game Expo Orlando4:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Free Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Ladies Connect!Zoom Chat: Mental Clarity Checkpoint – sharing insights from our week6:30 PM
Orlando Adventurer’s Guild[Online HISTORIC] Canon’s Custom Campaign Moonsea Tour – DM Canon (Tier 3)7:00 PM
Gen GeekFamily Feud @Brewlands7:00 PM
Critical Hit GamesMagic The Gathering: Standard Draft7:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceLearn to Solder a Memory Game7:00 PM
Florida Center for Creative PhotographyMonthly Cell Phone Photo Showcase11:59 PM

Saturday, November 20

CoachieveEntrepreneur Crash Course – Tampa 
Lakshman SinghStartups Mentorship Program 
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 
Crossover ChurchBusiness Owners / Entrepreneurs Innovation Breakfast9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro to Data Analytics: SQL Fundamentals9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Orlando YouTube Meetup GroupOrlando YouTube Group Meetup (November 2021)10:00 AM
Bec’s Beacon BookclubBookless Book Chat – Free For All Discussion10:00 AM
Orlando Lady Developers MeetupCode with me – learning sessions weekly on Saturdays10:00 AM
► Tampa Bay Young Professionals GroupExplore the Splendor of St. Pete’s Sunken Gardens (date TBD)10:15 AM
The Sarasota Book Club Meetup GroupNovember Book Club11:30 AM
Tampa Drones MeetupBeginners Guide to Flying Your Drone in Florida11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || What is UX/UI Design?12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Critical Hit GamesWinter Swap Meet12:00 PM
Tampa Bay Women’s Book Club Meetup GroupNovember Book Club1:00 PM
Writers 4 All Seasons Tampa BayWriters 4 All Seasons Tampa Bay Zoom meeting1:00 PM
Central Florida Anomalies ExplorersExplorers Meeting, In-person1:00 PM
Tampa Book Club – Award-Winning BooksThe Overstory by Richard Powers2:00 PM
Tampa HackerspaceMicrocontroller Monthly Meetup (M3)3:00 PM
Geekocracy!Dessert Wars – dessert festival3:30 PM
Tampa Games Developer GuildGame Project Therapy (Virtual)4:00 PM
Orlando StoicsIN PERSON: Lived Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau (Part 2)5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Excel Basics6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Kitchen Table Book Club: Year of Afrofuturism“Blueprints for Better Worlds “- Tenea D. Johnson (2020)6:00 PM
Gen GeekArchery Tag @ Heroes paradise7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nerd Night OutKARAOKE NIGHT!9:00 PM

Sunday, November 21

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 
Brandon Leibowitz from SEO Optimizers[Free Masterclass] How to Write SEO Friendly Google Content in Tampa 
West Orange Comics & Video GamesLake County Comic Convention10:00 AM
Geekocracy!Potluck Picnic and Musical Bingo at John Chestnut Sr. Park11:30 AM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || UX/UI Design: Creating A Design System12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Wordier Than Thou Meetup for Writers and Book LoversMovie Outing: The French Dispatch2:00 PM
Nerdbrew EventsTaps & Drafts | Crimson Vow Sealed Event2:00 PM
Orlando Script CampTV Pilot Bootcamp Intro (FREE)2:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Movie Fans Meetup GroupThe Eternals @ AMC Veterans 243:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace3D Printer Orientation: Prusa mk3s Printer (THS Members only)3:00 PM
Gen GeekGhostbusters: Afterlife – AMC Highwoods 20 Tampa4:30 PM
Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)5:00 PM
Thinkful TampaThinkful Webinar || Data Analytics: Tools of the Trade6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Lithia Dungeons & Dragons And Gaming Guild5E (ish) AD&D – Humble Beginnings Campaign (Trouble in Elm).6:00 PM

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

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What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene (Week of Monday, April 26, 2021)

Here’s your list of tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for the week of Monday, April 26 through Sunday, May 2, 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 Bat and surrounding areas. There’s a lot going on in our scene here in “The Other Bay Area, on the Other West Coast”!

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.

Yes, many of us have had their first (and even second!) vaccines, but we’re not at the point where it’s advisable to return to pre-pandemic-style in-person events. It will happen soon, but in the meantime, I’m restricting this list to online events. In the age of broadband internet, smartphones, and social media, it’s not that hard. Stay home, stay safe, stay connected, and #MakeItTampaBay!

Monday, April 26

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Wednesday, April 28

Thursday, April 29

Friday, April 30

Saturday, May 1

Sunday, May 2

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