- Ignite Tampa Bay 2019 - Thursday, June 6th
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
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
Details 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. RSVP now at: http://bit.ly/BarCampRSVP 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
Details 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 (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 ============================================== 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
- BarCamp Tamp Bay - Oct 21st @ USF Muma CoB
You Must register for this event on the BarCamp 2017 event site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barcamp-tampa-bay-2017-our-10th-anniversary-event-tickets-38077266128?aff=erelexpmlt Celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us. Whether you've been geeking out with us for 10 years, never heard of BarCamp, or somewhere in between, we welcome you join in. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences primarily focused on technology, STEM, Robotics, AI, VR, Gaming, Software Development, Cybersecurity, Makerspaces, Social Media, Autonomous Vehicles, or anything you think you want to share. These are open, participatory workshop-events, and all of the content of which is provided by participants. Anyone can show up, give us a topic and speak. We have 15-20 talks running concurrently every hour during the day.
- BarCamp Tampa Bay - Oct 1st
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. ================================================= 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/) and we need anyone that can help out for an hour or more. Don't worry, you will still have time to enjoy the event and make it to the sessions. 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.
- Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Tampa Bay designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend Tampa Bay. http://www.up.co/communities/usa/tampa-bay/startup-weekend/5852
- BarCamp Tampa Bay - Oct 17th
Get your Geek On! It's time to start planning your talks for the BarCamp Tampa Bay's annual unconference. The event is FREE, but please sign-up so we can order enough food and T-Shirts. http://www.eventjoy.com/e/barcamp-tampa-bay-2015-3857359 For those companies looking to help sponsor our 8th annual TB BarCamp, we have several opportunities that will put you company name in-front of Central Florida's best and brightest designers, developers, startup founders, and others. Contact a TechNova board member for more details or sign-up Here (http://www.eventjoy.com/e/2015-barcamp-tampa-bay-sponsors-sign-up-3936894). Volunteer sign-up is open, 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. - Sign-up now at https://startupmonkey.wufoo.com/forms/k1csv6hx183zz7z/ (https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fstartupmonkey.wufoo.com%2Fforms%2Fk1csv6hx183zz7z%2F&h=GAQG6KSS5&enc=AZNMsVXcPZG6WL7VXHpwuUU2QWMw-EavVr3YNOItYpGDenvYjW-6qnDbNXHBYFKxR_4&s=1) Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BarCampTampa & #BCTPA (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/bctpa) for event updates and other news. For now just save the date and make sure you are at the USF Muma College of Business bright and early on Saturday October 17th to fight for a spot on our speaker sign-up board.
- Startup Myths, Metrics, & Models at 1 Million Cups in Tampa on 8/12
I'll be presenting a mini-rant at this week's 1 Million Cups in Tampa on Wednesday August 12th. Come on out for the coffee provided by our friends at Black & Denim and sit in on a shortened version of my annual S4 BarCamp rant. The Topic: Startup Myths, Metrics, & Models What you need to know to get on track, stay on track, and avoid chasing bright shiny objects.