As we get ready to exit out of summer, a season of networking and innovative tech events are in the works.
has the scoop on where tech-centric events are taking place and when, so mark your calendars because there is a lot happening in the Tampa Bay region.
Friday, August 19: TechStart Tampa Bay's TechJam
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
802 E. Whiting St.
Tech Jam is held every August to raise funds for TechStart Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and opportunities in technology to at-risk youth. This year the event will feature a battle of the bands competition, food, cocktails, raffle, activities and an exclusive VIP after-party. More than 400 people are expected to attend.
Friday, August 26: HomeBrew Hillborough
8010 Woodland Center Blvd. #700
Homebrew Hillsborough is a monthly collaborative coffee networking group for techies and entrepreneurs. The group meets at different locations throughout Hillsborough County. In August, the group will have its monthly meeting at Hivelocity Hosting. Hivelocity is a data center headquartered in Tampa, which is growing and expanding with an additional center in the area.
Wednesday, August 31: F*Up Nights Tampa Bay
Cigar City Brewing
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
3924 W. Spruce St.
This event celebrates the mistakes all great innovators and entrepreneurs make. The event includes keynote speakers Ryan Rutan, founding partner of Startup 3.0; Lisa Brock, Founder and Principal of Brock Communications; and Alfred Goldberg, President of Operations for Absolute Mobile Solutions. There will be time for networking, an open mic to share your own stories of failure and a complimentary brew from Cigar City Brewing.
Wednesday, September 7: Tampa Bay Technology Forum
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
333 1st Street South
This half-day event connects Tampa Bay’s best and brightest in the tech arena. The day features a morning of discussions on the region’s top technologies and its impact on the world by Tampa Bay’s top technology thought leaders and innovators. There will also be a lunch panel moderated by Ryan Dorrell, Chief Solutions Officer at AgileThought, and plenty of networking opportunities.
Monday, September 12: Code For Tampa Bay Monthly Meetup
Hive @ John F. Germany Library-3rd Floor
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
900 N. Ashley Drive
This coding group normally meets the first Monday of every month, however due to Labor Day, they will be meeting the second Monday of September. The next meetup will feature some of the St. Pete National Day of Civic Hacking teams who will report on their projects.
Local government and community groups are encouraged to bring projects and any requests for assistance to meetings.
Snacks and refreshments are provided, however, outside food is welcome as you code, share your ideas and network.
Are you, or an organization you know, hosting a tech-oriented event in the Tampa Bay area in 2016-17? Email us to have your activity included in a future 83 Degrees newsletter.