About two weeks ago, Josh Hemsley, partner with me on Peepnote.com, tweeted about a site I had not yet heard of, prtlnd.com. It was an online directory of people in the tech community of Portland, created by Chris Kalani. The second I saw it I phoned Josh and within 24 hours, Josh, Dan Denney, creator of the Front-End Design Conference, and I we were discussing design and our own take on the concept. Dan and I had already been discussing how to assist the tech community in some way, and this concept seemed like a good starting point.
Yesterday morning we launched our two week effort, tmpby.com, in hopes of bringing together the growing tech community. We have no desire to replace any of the great meetups and groups already meeting all around the bay area, but instead, to aide them in their work, demonstrate our strength to the other tech communities around the country, and help local tech users become more aware of others in their same area of work and study.
We will also announce local tech news and events on our Twitter account so take a moment to follow us there and please spread the word to everyone you know in Tech in the Tampa Bay area.