Posts tagged tech events
Ultimate CMS Showdown - which platform is right for you?

After a summer hiatus, I'm back at it again and taking full advantage of Vancouver's booming tech scene. I've been popping around the city attending tech industry meet-ups, networking events, and panel discussions on a regular basis once more and it feels great. I love that our city is buzzing and that new opportunities present themselves at every turn. Our local tech industry is growing by leaps and bounds and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

But does that mean that you're doomed if you DON'T live in a tech hub? Are you automatically at a disadvantage if you want to make it in our field outside of these areas? Are your chances of becoming a quality web designer/developer lower from the start?

NOPE, nope nope!

Thanks to the internet, information is instantly accessible to anyone, anywhere in a way that has never been seen before. This means that even if you don't live in a major area where tech events are happening every night of the week, you can still get the Coles Notes of these events with a little research!

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5 tips for attending a tech event

I recently attended an awesome tech event that had a lively expert panel and community discussion session. The event lasted nearly three hours but it seemed to fly by and believe it or not, I had a blast!

Attending this event got me thinking about what a hot mess I was when I first started attending tech events. I would get super nervous and anxious for days ahead of the event, and when I finally dragged myself through the doors, I would hover around the exit with a warm drink in my hand without saying a word to anyone. I've come a long way since those early days and now I actually enjoy and look forward to them! The more events you go to, the more people you meet and friends you made, and before long these tech events start to be FUN!

I decided to record this video to share my top 5 tips for attending a tech event and I hope you find them useful and applicable! I also share my email templates so that you can follow up with new industry friends & contacts the RIGHT way after a tech event.

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Tools, Technologies and Tips for Ecommerce in 2017

As someone who lives and works in Vancouver, I spend a lot of time popping around the city attending tech industry meet-ups, networking events, and panel discussions. I love that our city is buzzing and that new opportunities present themselves at every turn. Our local tech industry is growing by leaps and bounds and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

But does that mean that you're doomed if you DON'T live in a tech hub? Are you automatically at a disadvantage if you want to make it in our field outside of these areas? Are your chances of becoming a quality web designer/developer lower from the start?

NOPE, nope nope!

Thanks to the internet, information is instantly accessible to anyone, anywhere in a way that has never been seen before. This means that even if you don't live in a major area where tech events are happening every night of the week, you can still get the Coles Notes of these events with a little research!

I'm trying something new in today's article and am sharing my notes from a recent tech event I attended called "Tools, Technologies and Tips for Ecommerce in 2017".  This way, even if you weren't able to attend in person, you can still see what experts in the field have to say on the topic!

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From Awkward to Awesome : How to nail your next tech networking event [bonus email templates]

A few years ago, I was one of the many people out there who absolutely hated networking events. The thought of going to an industry night or networking event was enough to send me into a mild panic, whether I was going alone or with a friend. On the rare occasion that I mustered up enough confidence to go, I would arrive at the venue only to feel my palms start sweating, my voice started cracking and I would already be eyeing the bar and the exits (in that order, yes). Basically, I had no clue what I was doing and I felt like a hot mess.

All that changed, however, once I reframed the way I thought about these "dreaded" events. I started to relax, have fun, and even make friends and contacts in the tech industry right away.

What was all the fuss about, I asked myself? I've got this. And you can too. 

I've even included free bonus email templates you can send out after your next tech networking event to help you out! Be sure to read through to the end of the article to get the resource.

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