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Welcome to another email edition of the Global Nerdy’s What’s happening in the Tampa Bay tech/entrepreneur/nerd scene list! Every week, you’ll get a roundup of the upcoming technology, entrepreneur, and nerd events happening in and around the Tampa Bay area, along with some additional news tidbits to keep you informed. It’s my way to helping to contribute to and grow Tampa Bay’s tech scene.

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

If you’ve got an event that you’d like to announce, please let me know at — I’d be more than happy to include it on this list.

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This week’s events

Monday, November 4

On Monday, the coworking space Catapult Lakeland will host FUNDamentals: The Joinery Founders Jon and Sarah Bucklew. It’ll feature Jon and Sarah Bucklew, founders of Seventeen20, a handcrafted, industrial modern furniture design company, and The Joinery, a food hall, and craft brewery, and they’ll talk about one of the most difficult startup tasks: securing funding.

Tuesday, November 5

Hey, programmers! On Tuesday night, there are a couple of “What’s new” presentations that you might be interested in: C# 8 is here, what’s new? in St. Pete, and What’s new in Laravel 6 (the PHP framework) in Tampa.

Wednesday, November 6

The upcoming Tampa Bay Scrum Masters Guild meetup will feature Fred Mastropasqua presenting Scrum@Scale, created by Jeff Sutherland (one of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto and one of the creators of the Scrum development process) and described as “A framework within which networks of Scrum teams operating consistently with the Scrum Guide can address complex adaptive problems, while creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.”

Thursday, November 7

Disrupt the Bay bills itself as “a health tech conference with a cause,” that cause being pediatric cancer. It will feature a number of panels including one for healthcare leadership, a health tech mentoring panel featuring Dr. Richard Munassi of Tampa Bay Wave and Brian Kornfeld of Synapse Florida, a keynote by Jay Samit, author of Disrupt You!, and a VIP reception.

Friday, November 7

The Lean Coffee premise is simple: build better agile communities by holding structured, collaboratively-steerd agile discussions of Agile over coffee — and nice and early, so that you can still get to work on time! There are two happening in the area on Friday — one in Tampa, and the other in St. Pete.

Saturday, November 8

Sunday, November 9

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