• TechNova Volunteer Night at 81Bay Brewing

    81Bay Brewing Company

    Thank you for helping us reach the milestone of 12 consecutive BarCamps in Tampa Bay. This October 5th will make it an even dozen, and we could not have done it without the support of our volunteers. Please join us for a thank you happy hour and see what we have in store for this year's event. Please RSVP on this page or send us a quick note at [masked] to let us know you are coming and we can order enough snacks. Feel free to bring new volunteers that want to help support the tech community and this great annual event. Details: 81Bay Brewing 4465 W Gandy Blvd #600, Tampa, FL 33611 Thursday, August 1st 6:15 - 6:30 Check-in & grab a beer 6:30 - 7:30 Light Snacks + Overview of TechNova & BarCamp 2019 (we will be in the back meeting room) 7:30 - Adjourn to bar A food truck will be in the parking lot if you are still hungry & they have live entertainment starting at 8PM.

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  • Ignite Tampa Bay 2019 is Thursday, June 6th

    Palladium Theater St. Petersburg

    Ignite Tampa Bay is this Thursday at the historic Palladium Theater in St. Pete. If you have been to this event in the past then I know you don't want to miss it. If you've never been to an Ignite, you are in for a fun and engaging community event. Find out more at https://ignitetampa.org Get your tickets now and bring a friend. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-tampa-bay-2019-june-6th-the-palladium-tickets-59236569173 We will have food trucks starting at 5 PM and the doors open at 6 PM. See you on Thursday, - Ken

  • Call for Speakers - Ignite 2019

    Needs a location

    Is this the year you will give a talk at Ignite Tampa Bay? The first six have been announced and the speaker selection team will pick the second batch of presenters this Friday 5/10 which means that you need to get those topics submitted ASAP! We don't need a long description, just a few sentences that convey your idea of what you want to share with the community, you'll have plenty of time to finish your slides after the next batch is picked. Apply now: https://ignitetampa.org/speaker-info-page-2019 Need some inspiration, check out the past Ignite topics on the Ignite Tampa Bay YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/IgniteTampaBay/videos

  • BarCamp Tampa Bay is Saturday, Nov. 10th at University Mall

    The 11th annual BarCamp Tampa Bay will be Saturday, Nov. 10th at the University Mall (west end) - 2200 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 Store #2127 - Where Spirit Halloween Store was located in University Mall If you've attended or spoken and past BarCamps, you get it. So check the box, save the date, and RSVP at the Ticketing link. Don't forget to comment below and tell people what you love about BarCamp, the sessions, the people you meet, the ideas that have turned into products and companies, or something else. If you've never attended a BarCamp, you are in for a treat. Join us for a day-long unconference of collaboration and peer-to-peer tech education. It is free to attend, we feed you, give you a cool t-shirt, and immerse your brain in all things tech. We still need volunteers to help set-up and sponsors to help host the event, so if you love the Central Florida tech ecosystem and want to help it grow, drop us a note - info(at)technovaflorida(dot)org. Visit www.barcamptampabay.org for more info and follow us on Twitter @BarCampTampa So Get your Geek on, bring a friend and we will see you on Saturday, Nov. 10th!

  • Ignite Tampa Bay 2018

    Palladium Theater St. Petersburg

    Ignite Tampa Bay is a fun, fast-paced, evening of presentations where speakers gather to share their knowledge and passion. Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd; all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Talks cover a wide range of (often geeky) topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors. Ignite Tampa Bay’s unique rapid-fire format draws a loyal audience that reflects our vibrant community, often filling our venues to capacity. Each event is different, but you’re sure to experience talks that will educate, inspire, motivate, and entertain.The Ignite concept first appeared in Seattle in 2006 and has since spread to many cities across the globe. We brought Ignite to Tampa Bay in 2011, and have been running events annually since. You can find videos from past Ignite Tampa Bay events in our video archive at www.youtube.com/user/IgniteTampaBay/videos. Ignite 2018 Event Details: Wednesday, June 13th Doors Open at 6:30 for networking & cocktails The Palladium Theater in St. Pete 253 5th Avenue North Single & group tickets available - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-tampa-bay-2018-tickets-44849499059 Speaker submissions due by May 20 but get them in early, we pick a new batch every 2 weeks. ============================================== About Ignite Tampa Bay: Ignite Tampa Bay is a production of Technova Florida, Inc., a Tampa-based nonprofit dedicated to creating resilient, radically inclusive tech and maker communities that empower positive change. Our all-volunteer organization produces other events throughout the year including BarCamp Tampa Bay each fall. Companies interested in sponsoring these events are encouraged to contact us: info (a) technovaflorida dot org

  • World Information Architecture Day 2018 Tampa Bay, Florida

    John F. Germany Public Library

    • What we'll do EVERY STRUCTURE HAS STORIES. EVERY PLACE HAS PURPOSE. Explore Hidden Truths On February 24th, 2018, we invite you to join us for our 4th annual celebration. This year, we have some very special guests you won't want to miss. We will also have a walking tour to explore the spirit of 11 distinct places in downtown Tampa and how they've changed over time. We will reveal stories of purpose, people and culture. The event is free to attend, but seats are limited. Register today at http://www.wiadtampa.org/. Special Guests Dan Klyn Gus Paras Jorge Arango Gus Paras will join our keynote speakers Dan Klyn and Jorge Arango for a conversation about the principles of organization that are part of our natural and man-made world. Gus played an important role in designing the John F. Germany Library. He was one of two architects that designed the Auditorium where our celebration will take place. Program Schedule 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Registration 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Opening Remarks 11:35 AM - 12:20 PM Morning Keynote: Dan Klyn 12:25 PM - 1:00 PM Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn A conversation about the principles of organization that are part of our natural and man-made world. IMPORTANT: Because our event is free, we rely on sponsor donations. Food is a huge expense and we do not currently have a lunch sponsor. For this reason, we will only provide light snacks and beverages throughout the day. We highly encourage attendees to bring their own lunch if more sustenance is required. 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Walking Tour: Exploring the hidden truths of downtown Tampa We will take a 2-mile walking tour in downtown Tampa revealing hidden truths and the spirit of 11 places you may or may not be familiar with. More details will be revealed about our tour in February. 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Coffee & Tea 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM Afternoon Keynote: Jorge Arango 4:25 PM - 5:00 PM Giveaways & Closing Remarks 5:00 PM Happy Hour • What to bring About World Information Architecture Day World Information Architecture Day is an annual event celebrating the practice and education of Information Architecture. On one day, locations around the world come together to teach, learn, and shape the future of Information Architecture. Tampa Bay will be participating for the 4th year in a row. • Important to know http://www.wiadtampa.org/.

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  • Barcamp Tampa Bay 2017 - We're Turning 10!

    USF Muma College of Business

    We’ve been getting our Geek On for over 10 Years! 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 usually centered around design & technology topics. That said you can talk about anything, host a panel, get feedback on products or design…. just no pitching! Please check social media for our limited edition t-shirts too! You can purchase them through this link: https://technovaflorida.myshopify.com/ Saturday, October 21st, 2017 8:00 AM Doors open and breakfast is served 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Sign ups are open for speakers 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Event Announcements 9:00AM - Noon Sessions every hour Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sessions every hour 5:00 PM Cleanup

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  • Ignite! Tampa Bay 2017

    Cuban Club

    Ignite Tampa Bay is a fun, fast-paced, evening of presentations where speakers gather to share their knowledge and passion. If you want to be a speaker and share your passion we want to hear from you! https://ignitetampa.org/speak-at-ignite (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fignitetampa.org%2Ftalk%2F&h=9AQG875aG&enc=AZN75c6cdYr1rCIp72Uu1Z3XRvTqxKWVYMkgM87ZfrU5KX3jL21IgaeHYKf7Svdf8Bg&s=1) Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd, all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Talks cover a wide range of topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors. This event is about what matters to you and to our community. Ignite Tampa Bay’s unique rapid-fire format draws a loyal audience that reflects our vibrant community, often filling our venues to capacity. Each event is different, but you’re sure to experience talks that will educate, inspire, motivate, and entertain. If you are new to Tampa, this a fun way to meet new people especially in the tech community. If you are a business, Ignite is a great corporate outing for coworkers or clients. Get your tickets early (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-tampa-bay-2017-tickets-34126652737), this event will sell out (again).

  • Give Day Tampa Bay - Support your Community

    Needs a location

    Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour online giving challenge, returns for a fourth year on May 2, 2017. Give Day is your opportunity to learn more about the hundreds of nonprofits in our community and to support causes you care about. More than $2 million was raised for nearly 600 Tampa Bay area nonprofits during the 2016 Give Day Tampa Bay. Some of these great organizations have presented at Ignite! Tampa Bay and others help support tech and STEM education around the Central Florida region. Please support the organizations that target causes nearest and dearest to your heart. https://givedaytampabay.razoo.com/search/ Every year at BarCamp, attendees ask how they can help support the events that we host. Some drop cash in our check-in tip jar, but unfortunately we haven't had the ability to swipe a credit card. So this year we decided to accept donations via Give Day. After you've supported your primary charities on Give Day, please consider backing TechNova with a small donation as well. https://razo.io/l1B1Tg Thank you!

  • BarCamp Tampa Bay - Oct 1st

    USF Muma College of Business

    Get your Geek On! Update on BarCamp logistics. Parking is still free, but due to an event at the SunDome, there will be parking attendants at the gate. Just tell them you are attending BarCamp and they will let you in. Please park on west end of the lot. Event Details: Saturday, October 1st USF Muma College of Business 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, BSN 3403,Tampa, FL 33620 Map (https://www.google.com/maps/preview?client=safari&q=usf+college+of+business&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&ei=lY04VIYDhMiDBN3kgNgJ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ) Volunteer Set-up 6:00 Doors open at 7:30 Speaker Sign-up at 7:45 Sessions run 9:00 - 5:00 If you signed up as a volunteer, thank you for helping to make BarCamp possible. The event starts at 7:30 on Saturday morning, so if you volunteered for Registrations, set-up, or the T-Shirt table, please plan on getting to USF Muma College of Business around 6:00-6:30. If you cannot make the morning shift, stop in whenever you can, there are plenty of areas to help out even if all you can spare is an hour. We want to make sure that everyone has time to enjoy the event. Thank you and see you on Saturday. ================================================= Get your Geek On! BarCamp Tampa Bay (https://barcamptampabay.org/) is an annual one-day “un-conference” hosted by TechNova Florida. Join ~ 800 of your technology peers to share knowledge and collaborate on a broad range of topics. Those looking to share dynamic technical content can sign-up the morning of the event for their opportunity to present. This year’s presentations are expected to cover such topics as Agile Development, User Experience Design, WordPress, IoT, driverless vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technology, digital media, cyber security, robotics, 3D printing, gamification and, much more. Attendees can expect to learn about start-up issues such as lean methodologies, how to hire a developer, startup lessons learned, venture and angel funding mistakes, marketing your new product, and other tech business related topics. Event Details: • Saturday, October 1st • USF Muma College of Business - 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=usf+college+of+business&hl=en&ll=28.05812,-82.409606&spn=0.010547,0.015256&hq=usf+college+of+business&hnear=Tampa) • Doors open at 7:30 AM • Speaker Sign-up at 7:45 AM • Sessions start at 9:00 and run until 5:00 with a break for lunch (provided) • Wrap-up session and raffle at the end followed by an after party In keeping with the BarCamp tradition and our audience's expectations , technology topics only - no sales pitches or product demos of any type. ====================================== The event is FREE, but please register so we can order enough food and T-Shirts. Don't just register here on MeetUp, Please get your tickets HERE! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barcamp-tampa-bay-2016-tickets-27376881991?aff=erelexpmlt) Be sure to thank the great sponsors that make BarCamp possible. For those businesses interested in helping sponsor BarCamp Tampa Bay, we still have several opportunities that will put your company's name in-front of Central Florida's best and brightest designers, developers, startup founders, and others. Basic sponsorships are available through the Eventbrite ticket site, bigger sponsorships (>$1,000+) can be discussed by contacting a TechNova board member. BarCamp is an all volunteer event and we need you to make it happen. Volunteer sign-up is open (https://startupmonkey.wufoo.com/forms/k1csv6hx183zz7z/), we need anyone that can help out for an hour or more and we need committee leads for food, T-shirts, speaker sign-up, room set-up, clean-up, etc. - Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BarCampTampa (https://twitter.com/barcamptampa) & #BCTPA (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/bctpa) for event updates and other news.

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