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.

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

Reviving Tech Rant – Brainstorming for Tech Startups

We started Tech Rant back in late ’07 as a supplement to the workshops hosted by TBTF’s Emerging Companies Academy myimgprogram. These weekly coffee chats were structured as an informal support group for start-up founders and early stage tech companies. They were held every week for almost two years before moving to the IdeaField space, the first full-time coworking facility in the Tampa Bay region.

With the Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) about to officially open this week in Ybor, it seemed like a good time to revisit the Tech Rant format to see if there was interest in restarting these startup brainstorming sessions.

Please let us know what times / days work best. As a test run, let’s shoot for a brown bag lunch format on Thursday Dec. 18th at 11:30 am.

As it was before, all topics are fair game. Stop in to discuss any challenge you may be facing in your start-up including:

• Idea validation
• Creating a product roadmap 
• Finding co-founders (and do you need one) 
• Creating / refining your business model & roadmap
• Market validation & product readiness 
• Sales & distribution strategy 
• Hiring contractors or full-time employees 
• Applying for an incubator / accelerator program 
• Raising outside funding (angel, venture, crowd, etc.) 
• Partner development & agreements 
• IP strategy & licensing 
• Hiring service providers (attorneys, accountants, other) 
Details:
Thursday Dec. 18th
11:30 – 1:00
Hillsborough County’s Entrepreneur Collaborative Center
2101 E. Palm Avenue (in Ybor City)
Parking lot north of Palm is free 
 
RSVP on TechRant’s MeetUp page

If you have any other questions, feel free to ping me on MeetUp or on Twitter @StartupMonkey.