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The 2017 San Antonio Tech Job Fair is Here!!

2016 was a big year for a lot of reasons. Within the halls of the Rand building, we’ve seen our community grow to include 1,400 community and office members. We also hit our fifth birthday, and we were proud to announce to the entire city that not only has the Geekdom experiment succeeded—it’s accelerating. In downtown alone, over two dozen tech companies have set up shop and brought a renaissance of new energy into the center of San Antonio.

There’s no argument that the demand for technology companies and talent is colossal here in the Alamo city. So trust me when I say there is no greater opportunity than now to get involved with the annual San Antonio Tech Job Fair, this year being hosted at the DoSeum!

On Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30, the DoSeum will be set up with 23 companies happy to answer questions, take resumes, and help hundreds of applicants take the next step in their tech career. If that wasn’t great enough, the first hour will be reserved exclusively for members of Geekdom, Codeup, and the Open Cloud Academy. Just by being a community member, you’re already ahead of the pack!

Companies will be looking for applicants in various fields from web development, software engineering, and network administration, to tech support, web design, digital marketing, and advertising. Here’s just a small sample of the companies that are going to be there, scouting for their next hire:

  • Accenture
  • Easy Expunctions
  • Swipe Track Solutions
  • Harland Clarke
  • Liquid Web
  • USAA
  • HEB
  • WP Engine

Here are some quotes from companies who have sponsored, participated in, and have hired applicants from this job fair in previous years:

  • “My advice for those looking to pursue a tech career is to build every core skill set they can – from programming to coding, networking to security – then identify a company whose corporate culture matches your values, and never stop learning.  With San Antonio’s growing tech scene, in startups and large enterprise, the upcoming Tech Job Fair is the perfect place to make connections, build your network and pitch yourself to your future employer.” –Will Gerrett, Build Sec Foundry
  • “IT jobs are starting to require broader skills than just technology.  Communication & collaboration skills are critical to a successful IT worker.  In addition, having business knowledge allows an IT person to “bridge the gap” and provide additional value to the company.” –Matt Reedy, USAA
  • “At WP Engine we offer careers, not jobs. Start out in support and choose your destiny. We train and promote from within and encourage continued learning. From development to the operations team, we support initiatives to increase your efficiency, allowing you to focus on providing an amazing experience for our clients. You are fully empowered to do your job but more importantly, ensure making the customer’s experience the best it can be.” –Roxanne Molina, WP Engine

Ready to take the next step in your career? Here’s the logistical stuff:

  1. Click on this link to Codeup if you are a job seeker and register. These spots fill up QUICKLY, so sign up yesterday!
  2. Find your way to The DoSeum (located at 2800 Broadway, at the intersection of Broadway and Mulberry) on April 11th.
  3. The event begins at 5:30 PM, but the first hour will be exclusive to members of Geekdom, Codeup, and Open Cloud Academy. At 6:30 PM, the event opens up to the public and will last until 9 PM.
  4. Business Casual attire is encouraged, but it’s never a bad thing to dress to impress. Make sure to bring at least a dozen copies of your most current resume.

The Tech wave is swelling here in San Antonio, and we here at Geekdom want you to ride the wave. We’ll see you there!

San Antonio Artificial Intelligence Meetup

This is the kickoff meeting for the San Antonio Artificial Intelligence meetup . This first event will feature speakers about practical machine learning, and facilitate discussions and introductions to set the scope for the meetup and plan its goals. Food and drink will be provided, and anyone wishing to speak about their project (commercial or non-commercial) should contact Richard.

Ask Me Anything with Venture Capitalists in San Antonio

Fundraising for your startup? Hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors, get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions at the next edition of Ask Me Anything with Venture Capitalists in San Antonio.

Already taken a tour of Geekdom? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30 PM after the 4:00 PM tour.

Agenda 
4:00 pm – Intro to Geekdom
4:30 pm – Intro to Fundraising
5:00 pm – Ask Me Anything with Venture Capitalists
6:00 pm – Fundraising Happy Hour

You can check out the slides and video from previous talks before you come here. The content is updated each month because the startup scene is always changing!

You’ll get answers to questions like…
• How do I meet my first investors?
• Should I do an equity round or convertible note?
• Should I join an accelerator?
• How do I figure out my valuation?
• How long will it take to raise funding?
• What will it cost?

You will find out about…
• Geekdom
• Capital Factory
• Texas Angel Investors
• Texas Venture Capitalists
• Texas Incubators & Accelerators
• Startup Lawyers
• Startup Banks
• Pitch Events
• AngelList
• Syndicates
• Angels vs. VC’s
• HAN
• CTAN
• Crowdfunding
• Blogs to read

Epic Office Hours at Geekdom

What is Epic Office Hours?

Consider it speed dating with influencers! Some of the most successful entrepreneurs, top figures, and investors will be here for lightning round mentor sessions with YOU!

How does it work?

  1. Apply to be one of the few companies that can attend on Eventbrite
  2. A few days before the event, you will receive an email with your personal schedule
  3. Please show up on time, as being late will throw off your whole schedule.

How can you make the most of your 15 minutes?

  • Don’t spend more than 5 minutes introducing yourself and explaining your business
  • Give short, concise answers to the Mentor’s questions
  • If you’re doing all the talking, you’re not learning anything
  • Come prepared – research who you are meeting with on LinkedIn and write down questions in advance

 

Some people always cancel at the last minute so it’s worth putting yourself on the waitlist.



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