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Showing posts from June, 2017

#WellyTech 2017 Get Together - A Connection Starter

On the back of the highly successful NZ Rise TechWeek " Who Is IT Wellington " event, some internal discussion at NZ Rise and an ever increasing desire to bring together as many of the #WellyTech communities as possible I am going to propose that the following is put into everyone diary: Friday, 1st December, 2017, 4:30pm+ Venue: tbc, but will hold around 200 ... Cost: $20 / ticket (but wait, there will be ways to get free tickets) I am hoping that last year's amazing co-hosts are keen to continue to grow the wider community and will be looking to bring in more - reach out and make yourself/them known to me . BizDojo,  ColliderWgtn,  DevAcademy,  Geekzone,  NZ Rise,  Hack Miramar,  Open Data NZ,  and Rails Girls Wellington. And this year we will have a theme, "Connections" ...  Remember, there are only around 80-100k ICT workers in the whole of New Zealand. That includes everyone from the CEO's of software companies, CIO'

3 Steps To Connecting With Me On LinkedIn

I love that you want to " Connect with me on LinkedIn " but there needs to be a bit more for me to accept. 1) Tell me why Simply asking to connect ain't enough - let me know why, is it for a particular job, because of my background, due to something of mine you read, looking to connect with someone I know or because you're playing the numbers game (don't use the last one). Giving me a reason is the simplest and easiest way for me to even bother opening up your connection request - for a start, it means LinkedIn makes it a little more prominent amongst the hundreds of notifications that are languishing there. 2) Give me a hint at how I might know you Have I already met you (I apologise, I can be quite shocking with names + faces), were we at the same event, did I do some work with you previously, am I in the same LinkedIn Group ... give me a clue. You don't need to be a close personal friend, or even to have met me in real life, but some sort of pr