BarCamp Tampa Bay – Oct 1st at USF

Get your Geek On!

BarCamp Tampa BayBarcamp Tampa Logo Vertical 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
  • 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.

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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!

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, 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#BCTPA for event updates and other news.

Products vs. PR

19789999The notion that real products trump PR, pitches, and community generated awards is hardly a new theme on this blog, but in light of recent events and press coverage (good and bad) in the region, it deserves repeating. I know some may view this as me taking a shot at local EDCs and status-quo business leadership, but keeping our collective egos in check while focusing on what is sustainable needs to be ever present in our discussion of economic measurements and the non-hyped make up of the business / tech community. Continue reading Products vs. PR

Open Source Hack-a-Thon

 

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Mil-OSS exists to improve technology development and innovation by connecting and empowering an active community of patriotic developers and solution providers with government organizations. Fortunately the Tampa Bay area is blessed with two of the U.S. government’s most visible and recognizable commands, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command.

We’re working closely with them and other organizations across Tampa Bay to develop Hackathon topics that support the Mil-OSS goals of improving use of the taxpayers’ funds through thorough requirements extraction, wise execution, and streamlined delivery by leveraging open source and open technology innovation.

Challenges for this event will focus on the following:

  • Open Source OSINT Framework
  • Ensuring Cloud Security of Server Instances
  • Common Operating Model
  • 3D Model Visualization and Collaboration

Read more about these challenges here.

This challenge is open to industry, government. military, students and academia.

Registration is free for this event but the registration process will close on October 21st at 5:00p.m.

Teams will have the option of working from one of the official event locations or work from a location of their choosing.

All participates must attend the event kickoff and the closing presentations to be eligible for awards.

Event dates: October 23rd – 25th 2015

Contact Jeff Young at jeff.young@marjausystems.com or contact the steering committee for this event
at cfl-steering@mil-oss.org for more information.

This event supports the
Special Operations Warrior Foundation