March 2019

Every week, I compile a list of events for developers, technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and nerds in and around the Tampa Bay area. We’ve got a lot of events going on this week, and here they are!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exception of Tampa iOS Meetup, which I run, most of this information comes from Meetup.com, 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!

Monday, March 25

Tuesday, March 26

Wednesday, March 27

Thursday, March 28

Friday, March 29

Saturday, March 30

Sunday, March 31

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Click the photo to read the story on NPR.

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave her first speech to Parliament after last week’s terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, she said this:

That’s why you will never hear me mention his name. He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless.”

It’s an idea along the same lines as one expressed in 2015 in the webcomic The Nonadventures of Wonderella. Wonderella just makes it a little spicier:

Click the comic to read the whole thing.

And hey, even the American answer to Uday Hussein tweeted the same notion. His tweet pretty much mirrors his life: it has a great start, flounders mid-way just like he did in college, and ends like the dumpster fire that one would expect:

Click Diaper Don’s tweet to read it on the original site.

When very different people have the same idea in science, it’s called multiple discovery. Let’s follow the example of this sort of multiple discovery and not mention the terrorist by name. I myself will be following Wonderella’s advice and simply refer to him as “some asshole”.

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Four years ago today…

by Joey deVilla on March 7, 2019

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra posing with the beach behind them at St. Pete Beach.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Joey deVilla stands with the traditional Filipino wedding coins as his groomsmen, Eldon Brown and Richard Choi look on.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra and Joey at the 'altar' at their beach wedding.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra and Joey walk down the 'aisle' at their beach wedding.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra and Joey look into each other’s eyes.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Joey flanked groomsmen Eldon Brown and Richard Choi.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra flanked by bridesmaids Monique Guggino and Elizabeth Cannon-Dang.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra smiles as Joey plays an accordion tribute to her.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Joey and Anitra sitting in seats labelled 'MR' and 'MRS'.

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A reminder…

by Joey deVilla on March 4, 2019

Photo: 'If you want to have this...' (caption on top of photo of symphony orchestra) '...you have to have this' (caption on top of photo of children taking band class in school).

Click the photo to see it at full size.

Thanks to Jeannie Cool for the find!

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It’s that time of the year…

by Joey deVilla on March 1, 2019

Still from the 'Oh hi, Mark' scene from 'The Room' showing Tommy Wiseau emerging from the staircase, subtitled 'Oh hi March'.

Click the photo to see it at full size.

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