Ignite Tampa Bay is on June 29th

Ignite is a series of community and technology focused presentation with a unique twist: 20 speakers fire off 20 slides in just 5 minutes each, for a night of inspiration-filled, rapid-fire talks.

Get inspired by past Ignite Tampa Bay talks at – https://www.youtube.com/user/IgniteTampaBay/videos

Share what matters most to you. We’re seeking Tampa Bay’s most passionate and talented people to share stories, ideas, and inspiration. Everyone is welcome to submit a talk as long as you have something compelling to say, we want to hear it.


  • When: June 29th – Doors Open at 6:30, after party 9:45-ish
  • Where: The Cuban Club in Ybor – 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba Tampa, FL 33605
  • Tickets: $15 Early Bird Tickets available now at – www.ignitetampa.org/tickets
  • Speakers: Submit your talk for before e-o-day May 31st at – ignitetampa.org/speak-at-ignite
Ignite is an all volunteer event made possible by the generous donations of the local tech and business community. Please help support this and other community events by sponsoring us at – www.ignitetampa.org/sponsorship-opportunities

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