In this class we will demystify networking, and teach you why you should see it as fun, not a chore. Learn how to make the people you already know lead you to people you want to know, and most importantly, how to do all this effortlessly, without feeling like you're job-hunting or annoying people. We will also cover how to utilize many of the social media platforms that make connecting easier than ever. You will see how connecting people becomes second nature with a little practice, leading you to connections with people you didn't even know you were looking for and helping others along the way. Understand the importance of getting out of your office and making connections with people today that might not pay off for a year.
Note: All proceeds will be donated to Raise Cache, a benefit fashion show on November 17th to celebrate NY tech and raise $100,000 for HackNY. Help celebrate NYC as the epicenter of Tech, fashion, art, culture and music while fostering the next generation of innovators!
Jodi Jefferson & Katie Felten
Jodi does talent acquisition for New York City's cutting edge companies representing digital and web engineers in the tech community, from recent college grads to CTO's and everywhere in between. An entrepreneur at heart, she is the founder of Surf Craft NY, a kids art program and babysitting agency in Montauk, NY. Despite her natural gift of gab, she has turned her love of meeting and connecting new people into a science (apps help too) and gets paid to do it! As a tech recruiter she matches qualified candidates with the right employers, but truly utilizes her networking skills in all areas of her life.
Katie Felten is the community manager and brand Evangelista at Hashable, upcoming speaker at unGeeked Toronto, founder of tech talks with Katie, and natural born connector. She thrives off of meeting new people and helping them make a meaningful connections with someone else. When she's not geeking out with the latest technologies and social networking she is out making meaningful connections.