Our Host - Tim Shoop

I’m Tim Shoop, the founder and host of Nerds on Tap, a podcast that brings together beer-loving tech industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to explore the exciting world of technology, business, and the impact technology can have to transform diverse ways of how we run our businesses. 

Nerds on Tap is not your typical podcast. It’s a unique blend of candid conversations, valuable insights, and of course, our shared love for great beer. Our goal is to inspire and empower entrepreneurs and business leaders, through story-telling and exchanging ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. 

As a beer lover myself, many of my new startups or ideas were born over a pint; and I believe that great conversations and connections happen over a pint. That is why Nerds on Tap is not just about business and technology—it’s about fostering a community of like-minded individuals who appreciate the finer things in life, including a well-crafted brew. 

In addition to hosting Nerds on Tap, I am the CEO and co-founder of Digital Boardwalk, a leading managed IT services provider based out of Pensacola, FL. I understand the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs and tech industry leaders face, and through our podcast, we aim to deliver the inspiration, strategies, and shared experiences you need to rev up your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you have always dreamed of, all while raising a glass. 

But before Nerds on Tap came to be, my own journey was filled with twists and turns. After serving in the Navy for five years as an Electronics technician, I took an unconventional path, exploring a career in acting. During that time, I found myself living out of a tent on the beaches of California, savoring the freedom and inspiration that came with each new wave. It was during this period that I sketched out my dream of building my first business, an IT Company, that I launched in 1999 and sold ten years later. I’ve also started many other companies since then, which I will talk about on the show. 

So, join us on Nerds on Tap as we blend the worlds of technology, business, and beer. Let’s raise our glasses, share our stories, and unlock the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Together, we’ll navigate the entrepreneurial landscape, connect with fellow beer enthusiasts, and cheers to a future filled with success and satisfaction. 

Cheers, and let’s tap into the world of technology, business, and the joy of a perfectly poured brew. 

Our Co-Host - Tim Schaffer

Meet Tim Schaffer, the charismatic co-host of Nerds on Tap and a tech aficionado with a rich history rooted in technology. From his teen years, Tim has been knee-deep in the tech realm, seamlessly navigating from diagnosing smart devices to hands-on desktop hardware repair. He’s not just a tech guru; he’s on a mission! Driven by a passion to harness technology for solving societal challenges, Tim aspires to bridge the gap between our civilization and the vast expanse of tech, both vintage and avant-garde.

His knack? Not only does Tim possess an uncanny ability to detect and rectify technical glitches, but he also does so with a flair that’s hard to match. Those who’ve had the privilege to collaborate with Tim know that his unique blend of technical acumen and infectious personality ensures that every tech challenge becomes a delightful journey.

As a testament to his prowess, Tim graduated with the highest academic honors in Networking Administration. He’s also armed with Apple GSX certifications for a plethora of Apple products, making him a go-to for anything Apple-ish!

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Tim has a life brimming with passions. When he’s not producing the ever-engaging “The Inside Byte” podcast, he’s either chasing adventures on new hiking trails across the U.S. or cruising on his longboard, often joined by his close friends and son.

And for those looking to strike a chord with him? Bring up video games! With a soft spot for gaming, Tim’s heart beats for franchises like The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts.

So, gear up for a tech escapade with Tim at the helm on Nerds on Tap. Dive deep into episodes layered with insights, humor, and a touch of Tim’s magic. And remember, in the world of tech and brews, there’s no companion like Tim. Cheers to pixel-packed adventures and delightful narratives!