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Monday, February 12


Work-Life Balance for Technology Professionals powered by Hivelocity
When you’re doing what you love, it’s so easy to give it your all. However, if you want to maintain your health and personal relationships, it’s important to carve time out for them in order to maintain a full, rich life. This discussion will be devoted to important guidelines we should all follow.

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Michael LaPlante

Senior Web Engineer, FireEye Security
Michael LaPlante has worked on a wide range of technology projects for large corporations including but not limited to Google, Facebook, and Apple. He is currently a Senior Web Engineer for FireEye Security where he works on cyber intelligence and threat prevention. His specialty... Read More →

Monday February 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA


Founders Panel: Disruptive Education Models for Tech Workforce Initiatives
How is Tampa Bay adressing the tech talent gap in Tampa Bay and the need for this workforce? Hear from founders about why this type of disruptive educational model works and the need for these workforce initiative programs in our ecosystem. What's in it for your community and why have these founders chosen specific cities to launch this education?

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Jennifer Whelihan

Economic Development Manager, Hillsborough County
Jennifer Whelihan, Economic Development and Communication Professional with over 18 years experience, is known for her expertise in business consulting and entrepreneurship, as well as her diverse work in new media, and public, community and government relations. Her exceptional background... Read More →

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Daniel Fogarty

Director of Growth, LaunchCode
After graduating college Daniel went straight into the finance world working on consumer facing technology, where he led projects to increase and improve the use of technology to reach and serve the younger customers. In late 2013 Daniel moved to St. Louis to work at a newly formed... Read More →
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Adam Sheffied

Campus Director, Secure Set
Campus Director, SecureSet TampaPresident & Founding Member, cYborCreator of Opportunities, Third Wave ConsultingAdam believes in challenging the status quo. Adam oversees all aspects ofoperation at SecureSet Academy’s Tampa Campus, a disruptive educationalinstitution focused on... Read More →
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Toni Warren

President, Suncoast Developers Guild
Toni was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and lives in Florida, where she learned to love the southeast, sunny weather, and Chihuahuas. After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, she began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch... Read More →

Monday February 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602


Stuff Everybody Knows (1 & 2) - Web Development Best Practices with COO of npm, Inc, Laurie Voss. Powered by Hivelocity
Conferences are full of talks about the hot new framework, the latest innovations in JavaScript, the new tool you should use. But there's a bunch of stuff the web development community decided was good and useful 5, 10 or 15 years ago and is still useful, but we don't give talks about it, because we expect everyone to know about it. But how are you, a junior web developer, supposed to hear about best practices established before you got started? This talk is an attempt at a solution. Boiling down 22 years of web development best practices into 2 hours, this is the fast-forward button for your professional development.

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Laurie Voss

Co-founder, COO, npm, Inc.
Laurie Voss has been a web developer for 21 years and cares passionately about making the web better by making web development accessible to everyone. He currently works at npm, Inc., the JavaScript company, where he is co-founder and COO.

Monday February 12, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Tuesday, February 13


Coding for Entrepreneurs: Does learning to code help build your startup? Powered by Hivelocity
Hear from four Tampa Bay developers who are also entrepreneurs working in Florida startups. Each of them chose to invest in themselves (and their companies) and learn to code but aren't full-time developers. So why did they choose to learn to code for the startup world?

Some of the discussion points will be around:
- Did you consider outsourcing your tech needs?
- What were some of the challenges before, during and after learning to code?
- How how has code education helped your startup?
- Why did you choose to attend an in-person code school?

Panel members each attended code schools to learn web development.
Rachel - Fullstack Academy, Chicago
Adam - The Iron Yard, Orlando
Mark - The Iron Yard, Tampa Bay
Shuchi - Code Institute, Gainesville 
Stefani - Tech Talent South, Atlanta

The session will be moderated by Gavin Stark, CTO of Suncoast Developers Guild, a local tech ed startup. 

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Gavin Stark

CTO, Suncoast Developers Guild
Gavin is a native of Florida and currently resides in St. Petersburg. Fearful he would someday melt under the Florida sun, Gavin took a break from the Sunshine State and studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →

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Rachel Carpenter

Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Intrinio, a disruptive financial data marketplace launched in 2015. Based in the company’s Florida office, Rachel has overall responsibility for Intrinio including driving its strategy and position for long term growth... Read More →
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Adam Jahr

Adam Jahr serves as Senior Producer at Code Pop, managing the production of digital learning content for software developers. He previously managed operations and student success at The Iron Yard Orlando, and served as their associate instructor.
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Stefanie Jewett

Founder + CEO, Activvely
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Mark Lombardi-Nelson

Mark is a Tampa Bay native with an intrinsic desire to give to his community and make a focused impact in every part of life. He's obsessively ambitious, always looking to do the right things for his customers, community, and family. He is an owner of Shoot To Thrill Media (a company... Read More →
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Shuchi Vyas

Shuchi is the Founder of GuestBox, an idea she had as an Airbnb host in NYC and now aims to enhance the way hosts welcome their guests. Shuchi's career spans over 10 years in communications, partnership building, and management. Shuchi started out as as a business journalist in Mumbai... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Thursday, February 15


Journey into Serverless Websites powered by Hivelocity

When software is the core of your new idea, it is important to build a system that can pivot and scale with your company. Serverless websites are a great way to help manage the challenges that come with growing a new software business. Join Senior Software Developer and Core Instructor, Mark Dewey, as we explore the benefits of building a product on serverless architecture.

This case study is aimed toward tech-minded entrepreneurs that are looking to build a new web-based product.

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Mark Dewey

Core Instructor, Suncoast Developers Guild
Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains, Mark moved to the Tampa Bay Area for a change of (sunnier) scenery and to help grow this sliver of coastline into a technical hub. After receiving his BA in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Mark helped start and grow many... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Startups That Scale | Kubernetes & Cloud Native powered by Hivelocity
Are two startup behemoths Paul Graham (Y-Combinator founder) and Mark Zuckerberg at odds with their philosophies of “Do Things that Don’t Scale” and “Move fast on Scalable Infrastructure?” Speed-to-knowledge is the gold standard for any startup. As founders and early members, we ideate and iterate products to discover new value propositions; this is the mission of all startups.  
My experience as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur has proven that both are right, but how? Come learn the business strategy and some hands-on instruction to get you started building a digital business platform. You’ll discover how to use Google-Scale technology like Kubernetes to build a simple scalable platform which allows you to do things which don't scale. Confusing? Everyone in a tech company, from non-tech founders to engineers, will walk away with a cohesive approach for building a quick learning-in-market digital platform.

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Bill Bensing

Chief Thought Officer, WB3Tech
It’s not the coffee, that’s just him...Bill Bensing is one of those people who has a naturally-caffeinated drive, endless curiosities, and an inability to focus, who somehow turned these traits into a successful career in technology. His claims-to-fame are numerous, such as semi-ok... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Kids Hour of Code with Suncoast Developers Guild Jr and Hivelocity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Conferences provide a great learning opportunity for adults, but what about future programmers? Suncoast Developer's Guild Jr. and Start Up Week are excited to present a fun night of coding for kids ages 8-12. In this one night class, the students will be learning the basics of programming through fun activities and MIT's Scratch software. Upon completion of the course, kids will be receiving a certificate of achievement!

This is a FREE 1 night course on Thursday, February 15, 2017.

Please sign up and tell us the name and age of your child(ren) attending.

If you sign up and later find out your child cannot attend, please let us know immediately, so that your RSVP can be changed and opened up for other students.

Please read the FAQs below as they may answer your questions. For additional questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Tiller at suncoast.developers@gmail.com.


1. What ages are the classes open to?
We welcome all ages 8-12 years old. Please remember, a parent or a guardian is required to remain with the student for the entirety of the course for students under the age of 16.

2. What kind of computer will the students need?
Both Macs and PCs are welcome! Please bring a fully-charged laptop and a laptop charger to every class. Please make sure that the laptop is in a working shape; we don't want to spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning.

4. What is the cost of the class?
FREE. Suncoast Developers Guild believes strongly that programming must be accessible at all ages, and kids classes are one way we inch toward making that belief a reality.

5. Do the students need to know how to touch-type?
Basic typing skills are helpful, but we will go at a slow enough pace for students that are not as familiar with typing.

6. What do students need to know before taking the class?
The course is for beginners. Imagination and love for computers are the only requirements for the class.

7. Are there homework/tests/grades in the class?
Our goal is for students to have a great time learning and playing with new tools and ideas. There are no tests, grades or homework. That said, we do expect students to be engaged in every class.

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Brad Conley

JavaScript Developer, Mad Mobile
Brad is a JavaScript developer at Mad Mobile specializing in React web. He has spent his career in technology support and administration, but recently transitioned into software development after graduating from The Iron Yard and now an active member of Suncoast Developers Guild... Read More →
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Justin Linn

Justin is a recent graduate from Suncoast Developers Guild, successor to The Iron Yard Tampa Bay. He is currently a JavaScript developer at MadMobile specializing in React Native mobile first applications. Justin is truly a kid at heart who loves to tinkering with gadgets and making... Read More →
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Liz Tiller

Javascript Developer at Mad Mobile, Mad Mobile
Liz is a Javascript Developer at MadMobile. As the daughter of two mathematicians , Liz ran as far away as she could from math and science and into film studies. She is co-organizer and instructor for the Suncoast Developers Guild Jr. kids classes to prove that programming is way... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
4 - Station House - 5th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701