this week's events

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Sent on: Monday, February 13, 2012 9:13 AM

Tampa Bay StartupDigest - February 13, 2012
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What's Going on in the Tampa Bay Startup Community

TECH Talk February 2012
Tuesday, February 14 @8:30AM | Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, 7th Floor, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33607
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Often you have only a minute to catch the attention of a potential investor. But one of the hardest things for many entrepreneurs to do is sum up what they do and why it's interesting in just one minute. This month, you will learn just what to say!

Monthly Python meeting
Tuesday, February 14 @6:30PM | Country Pizza Inn, 14820 US 19 North, Largo, FL
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Last time we talked about learning Python as first language. This time, we'll talk about learning Python as a second language. Newbees still welcome! Bring your questions about Python.

Breaking Projects Down Into Small User Stories
Wednesday, February 15
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Intro to PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build
Wednesday, February 15 @7PM | Kforce Professional Staffing, 1001 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL
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Intro to PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build. Talking about using HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript to build cross platform mobile applications.

February 16: Entrepreneur Social Club
Thursday, February 16 @6PM - 7:30PM | NOVA 535, 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street North (9th Street), St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Connect with local, like-minded Entrepreneurs. No Religion, Politics or Fees. Only Fun Productive Solutions!

Introduction to Android Layout Managers
Thursday, February 16 @6PM | Kforce Professional Staffing, 1001 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL
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This meetup will be a live tutorial on the use of the Android layout managers. Using these well is important to get your app to display correctly on all of the various form factors that devices use to run Android.

PHP as a Social Activity
Thursday, February 16 @7PM | Panera Bread, 10801 Starkey Rd, Largo, FL
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PHP is a powerhouse in the programming world and so is its community. As members of its ever growing support system and a community of PHP enthusiasts, our goals of spreading the joy of PHP and helping our fellow PHPers starts with each other. Meet & Greet is a way of introducing ourselves to each other, asking questions big and small, getting feedback, and discussing future directions.

Tampa.rb: Authoring and Publishing your own Rubygem
Thursday, February 16 @7PM | TBD
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How to Reach and Engage the Hyper-Connected Consumer (Members $30, Guests $50, Students $25)
Friday, February 17 @11:30AM | Wyndham Westshore, 700 N Westshore Blvd , Tampa, FL 33609
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Deb Nelson, VP, Strategic Marketing Alliances, and Sean Bunner, VP, New Business Development, will share their expertise on the innovative and unexpected alliances HSN has made with other national brands, including Harrah's, Paramount Pictures, Kraft Foods, Conde Nast Publications and Disney.

BarCamp Miami
Sunday, February 19 @9AM - 5PM
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What is BarCamp Miami? BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

Satisfying IRS & State Tax Requirements
Tuesday, February 21
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The all-day event provides an opportunity for participants to refine their "60-second elevator pitch" through peer vetting and real-time feedback. Only 12 concepts will be accepted; the deadline to apply is Feb. 24. Learn more at

StartUp Xchange
Tuesday, February 21 @5PM
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Venture Lounge
Tuesday, February 21 @5:30PM - 8:30PM | Voxeo, 189 S. Orange Avenue, 10th Floor, Orlando, FL
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Venture Lounge features food, drinks, music and unlimited networking, all at the ultra-cool Voxeo Corporation headquarters in Downtown Orlando. No boring power points or speeches. Just eat, drink and have fun.

Personal Branding
Tuesday, February 21 @6:30PM | Whiskey Joe's 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway South side of Causeway Tampa, FL
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Personal Branding has been talked about ad nauseum. It was first mentioned by Tom Peters in 1997. For freelancers and solopreneurs, Personal Branding is a Must.

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