"Networking" is more than just swapping business cards that you'll soon throw away or converting your email list into a LinkedIn list. Networking is about figuring out how you fit into the "network" of your industry, what you have to offer, and what you're looking to find. It's about turning casual contacts into allies for the long haul.
By building a network the old-fashioned way, with favors, tips, and introductions, you can create a community of people you can rely for the duration of your career.
In this presentation, we'll talk about practical tips for networking, from starting a conversation at a Meetup to following up in a productive, collaborative manner.
Drinks and light snacks will be provided.
Presenter: Emily Heist Moss has worked in advertising and marketing for the last five years. She is currently the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager at Dev Bootcamp in Chicago. Dev Bootcamp is an alternative form of education for people who want to become web developers. It's a 19-week immersive program for beginners, dabblers, and those with some prior coding experience. At Dev Bootcamp, Emily networks all day every day with tech, business, education, and diversity-oriented organizations in Chicago. Prior to Dev Bootcamp, Emily worked at Groupon on small business tools and co-chaired Women@Groupon, the internal resource group for female employees. Most importantly, she actually likes networking.
All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct.