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
|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
Wednesday, January 12
Thursday, January 13
Friday, January 14
Saturday, January 15
Sunday, , January 16
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar || Intro To Data Analytics: Tableau Basics||10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST|
|Thinkful Tampa||Thinkful Webinar || Enhancing Your Career With Mindfulness||8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST|
|Suncoast Photo & Video Drone Club||Honeymoon Island / Dunedin Causeway||9:00 AM|
|Florida Center for Creative Photography||Super Hero Sunday at Sarasota Polo||10:00 AM|
|Gen Geek||St Pete Beer, Bacon, and BBQ at Vinoy Park!||1:00 PM|
|TB Chess – Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Chess Meetup Group||Let’s play chess! At Driftwood Kava Coffee||2:00 PM|
|Portable Gaming Together||Meet and Greet||5:00 PM|
|Learn-To-Trade Cryptocurrency (as seen on Orlando Sentinel)||Learn-To-Trade Forex & Cryptos – (ONLINE)||5:00 PM|
|The Historical History Book Club||Book Discussion: My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad||7:00 PM|
Do you have any events or announcements that you’d like to see on this list?
Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Join the mailing list!
If you’d like to get this list in your email inbox every week, enter your email address below. You’ll only be emailed once a week, and the email will contain this list, plus links to any interesting news, upcoming events, and tech articles. Join the Tampa Bay Tech Events list and always be informed of what’s coming up in Tampa Bay!