September 26, 2017 [Tampa, FL] Time flies when you are having fun. When we started out there we just a handful of us who wanted to bring all of the local tech community together. From that first event until today we have grown to the largest one day the event in Florida with as many as 1000 people attending our tenth anniversary Barcamp Tampa Bay. Several hundred of the central Florida’s most passionate tech professionals, hobbyists, and tire kickers will assemble this Saturday October 21st at USF’s Muma College of Business for an eclectic mix of topics and speakers. This annual unconference known as Barcamp is a global phenomena that occurs in communities all around the globe. It is the ultimate experiment in content crowdsourcing because the agenda isn’t set until the morning of the event and is comprised solely of topics that the attendees decide are worth sharing. Individuals, not companies, in the tech community come to share their knowledge on the cutting edge technologies, tools, and techniques they use every day for fun or for business.
As in past years, presentations cover a wide range of topics but will likely include user experience design, WordPress, wearable technology, robotics, 3D printing, gamification, cyber security, fintech, medtech, block chain, PHP, Python, .Net, Java, and much more. Because Barcamp attracts the region’s highest concentration of tech startups, you can also expect speakers to cover broad early-stage business issues such as how to hire a developer or your first sales person, startup lessons learned, venture and angel funding mistakes, business coaching and other related topics. There will also be demonstrations hosted by Tampa Hackerspace where they will be showing off their inventions and contraptions.
Barcamp is made possible by the generous donations from local community. Special thanks go out to this year’s sponsors including, Source Toad, Forex Factory, Agile Thought, Fair Warning, Vology, Innovation Place, Dabble Lab, The Florida High Tech Corridor, Citizinvestor, and Applied G2.
Barcamp Tampa Bay 2017 is a Technova Florida, Inc. event and is presented at no charge to attendees. The event will take place on the main campus of the University of South Florida Muma College of Business in Tampa. To register or, for more information please refer to the Barcamp website at www.barcamptampa.org. Additional information can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barcamptampa or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BarCampTampa .
About Barcamp Tampa Bay: Barcamp Tampa Bay is an annual event with attendance growing from 120 to over 1000 people from as far away as Orlando, Sarasota, Miami and Jacksonville; as well as from across the country and Canada. Bringing together the best, brightest and most interesting of Tampa Bay’s technology and new media professionals, Barcamp Tampa Bay showcases the talents and unique projects being developed in and around the Tampa area.
About Technova Florida, Inc.: Technova Florida, Inc. is dedicated to growing the local tech community by operating at the grass roots level, helping people to learn, share and make real connections. We believe that to build a strong technology ecosystem people must be educated on new and emerging technology, develop new products, start new businesses and become resources for one another. Technova produces events to aide in achieving this mission such as Barcamp Tampa Bay, Ignite! Tampa Bay, and “Day of” technology workshops, web and technology Meetups, in addition to sponsoring and supporting other endeavors that share our vision of an open and collaborative tech ecosystem. Technova is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Tampa, Florida.