What we're about

Grab a beer and join Big Fish for lively conversations about all things related to the craft of developing software. That could be software architecture, coding, QA, team or stakeholder engagement. The evening's conversation topics are created on the spot by those who attend.

What to Expect

A Lean Beer or Lean Coffee is a gathering structured without an agenda. Discussion topics are chosen by the attendees, at the start of the meeting, via a vote. Lean meetings are common in tech and agile circles, but the Lean format can be applied to any meeting, anywhere.

Our meetups will take place at craft breweries north of route 60, in Pinellas County.

Format:

First 15 minutes: Grab a name badge, buy your beer and say "Hello "
Next 15 minutes: Quick introductions | Create discussion topics | Vote for your favorites
Final hour: Discussion (top-voted topics, 5 to 10 minutes on each topic)

It's all about the conversation:

This is a small group conversation style Meetup, there won't be a presentation. We depend on those who attend contributing to the discussion. We understand that not all talking points will be for everyone, but if you prefer to sit back and listen to presentations this isn't the Meetup to attend.

The Spirit Behind Pinellas County North of 60

We decided to host these meetups in Pinellas County, north of route 60, because there are already quite a few software related meetups in the DTSP, Westshore and Downtown Tampa areas. While many people drive to those areas to work, a lot also work from home or live near the places where we'll be hosting our meetups. We thought it would be nice to have options in this beautiful area that is quite a treasure trove of craft breweries!

Join us, have fun, enjoy a beer and talk to other quality-minded software professionals!

ATTENTION RECRUITERS & SALES PEOPLE

To ensure our members have a good time with like-minded technologists, our Meetup is not open to recruiters or sales people.

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You can read more about the Lean Coffee/Lean Beer "meeting" style on our website: http://discoverbigfish.com/blog/how-to-host-a-lean-beer-lean-coffee.html

This meetup is organized by the team at Big Fish - a boutique mobile application design, development and consulting studio in Tampa.

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