Tech events! They’re the perfect places to form connections, learn from industry leaders, and maybe even conquer a lingering fear of networking while you’re at it. From panel discussions and live Q&As to conferences and employability workshops, there’s plenty of value-rich variety out there, so it’s a space that’s worth exploring.
We love events here at Trust in SODA, so if you need a nudge (it’s true, events can be daunting), then we’re here to offer it. Here’s why it might be time to attend a tech event soon.
Explore New Horizons
One of the best things about tech is that there’s always something new on the horizon. New tech, new talent, new languages, but perhaps most importantly, new opportunities. It’s tough to find out where these opportunities are if you don’t know where to look or what shape they can take.
Tech events can be the ideal environment to learn about exciting futures from the talent in the thick of the action. Sometimes, this means discovering a new job title that you didn’t know existed, or even could exist! The earlier you can find out about a promising new field, the sooner you can get your foot in the door.
Plus, you’ll get the chance to learn about new businesses that have their eye out for passionate tech talent, people just like you.
Build Your Network
If you’re worried about networking, remember this: Other people are trying to build their network too. Events are a melting pot for tech talent from a huge range of different backgrounds, and they’ll be looking for people to meet to expand their network in new directions, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Events are often angled towards platforming like-minded individuals and creating a supportive space for them to connect.
People come from a huge range of industries to attend tech events too, not just in the tech-born sphere of business. If you’ve got a passion for programming but you’re not sure how or where to use it, an event could be the prime place to uncover the best route forward.
Top Tip: Set up your LinkedIn QR code feature so you can connect with people via a quick scan of the phone. There is a step-by-step guide on how to do it from LinkedIn here. This can help you make connections with ease (and maybe save you some awkwardness too).
If you’re lacking career inspiration, then planting yourself in the middle of an insight-ridden panel discussion could get you out of the slump. Meeting new people with a fresh perspective is generally a powerful remedy for disillusionment, particularly when they share your passion.
For anyone stuck with tunnel vision, a lack of motivation, rampant procrastination, or that feeling of plain old ‘meh,’ surrounding yourself with enthused tech pros can be a good refresh, both professionally and personally.
Getting Social with SODA
We’re partial to hosting tech events ourselves. Trust in SODA’s vast community network is comprised of the best digital tech talent around, and we regularly host them for roundtable talks, live Q&S, webinars, panel discussions, workshops, and much more. If you want to find out more about our events, or maybe you want to get involved yourself, simply check out our LinkedIn for the latest updates.
Speaking of networks, if you’re on the hunt for a new role in the wonderful world of digital tech, our specialist recruiters are here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to support you on your professional journey.