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BarCamp Tampa Bay Grows with the Local Tech and Business Community

Hillsborough County, the USF College of Business and many Tampa businesses continue their support of the tech community at BarCamp Tampa Bay on 10/18/2014.

Hillsborough County, the USF College of Business and many Tampa businesses continue their support of the tech community at BarCamp Tampa Bay on 10/18/2014.

10/09/2014 (press release: Technova) // Tampa, FL, USA // Brenda Young

Dispelling the myth that there is too little technical talent in Florida, BarCamp Tampa Bay will be hosting 800-900 of the region’s developers, designers, freelancers and start-up founders at its 7th annual event on October 18th at the USF College of Business. As they have in the past, tech businesses and local economic development groups rally to support this great event keeping it free for participants to attend. 

“We are happy to support this amazing group of talented people here in Tampa Bay,’ said Jan Broadwater of Forex Factory. “It’s an important part of growing and sustaining a vibrant tech ecosystem.” Forex Factory joins more than 20 other companies in their support and leadership of BarCamp Tampa Bay including:

  • MyMatrix
  • Pilgrim Quality Solutions
  • Vology
  • applied G2
  • Black and Denim
  • Haneke Design
  • Source Toad
  • TiE Tamp Bay
  • Florida High Tech Corridor

“It is encouraging to see these and many other local companies not only sponsor but, also participate in the day’s events and continue their support throughout the year,” said Ken Evans, this year’s lead organizer for the event. “The leadership, networking and sustained support for the larger tech community benefits the entire local economy. We are happy to see these companies attending and even leading sessions. Their leadership is an important part of growing this community.”

BarCamp Tampa Bay 2014 is a Technova Florida, Inc. event presented at no charge to attendees. The event will take place on the main campus of the University of South Florida at the College of Business in Tampa. To register or, for more event or sponsor information, please refer to the BarCamp website  Additional information can be found on Twitter at

About BarCamp Tampa Bay: Starting in October of 2008, BarCamp Tampa Bay has been held annually with attendance growing from 120 to over 900 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 a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Tampa, Florida. We are 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 its vision.

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Brenda Young

Marbay Group


[email protected]

Social Media Tags:BarCamp Tampa, Tampa Bay, technology, developers, coders, UX, tech, web designers, Technova

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