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Types of Networking in IT/Technology

Types of Networking in IT/Technology

Author: Chris Alex /Tuesday, December 17, 2019/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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For those in the IT space, there is an infinite amount of networking events you can attend but which one is right for you and your company? For the purpose of today’s blog we are going to look at the different types of events available and provide some resources on the top networking events to attend in the upcoming year.

Conferences
Conferences are one of the most common forms of networking in the IT community and can either be business-to-business conferences or business-to-consumer. The purpose of these events is to educate and train attendees.

User Groups
This is a group whose members focus on a specific IT topic such as coding. Members share their experience and knowledge to help each other gain a better understanding of the topic of the user group. User Groups can range from annual group meetings held at a specific destination to online communities.

Seminars
Seminars tend to be shorter and less formal then conferences and often involve a small group of people gathered to discuss and learn about a specific topic. There is often a lecture or presentation that is educational in nature.

Summits
Summits are generally for higher-up executives and are essentially conferences on a smaller scale. Summits are often multiple day events held on a yearly basis.

Job Fairs
Job fairs are events that schools, recruiters, and business participate in to source and hire potential employees. These are a great way for those on the market to get the opportunity to connect with multiple employers at one time. Sites like Eventbrite are great places to check to see what IT related job fairs will be happening in your town.

Additional Resources
If you are looking for what some of the top conferences you can attend in the upcoming year are, here are some great resources:

CIO Top Tech Conferences 2020

BCM Top 21 IT/Tech Conferences of 2020

TechRepublic 2020 Tech Conferences

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Chris Alex
Chris Alex

Chris Alex

Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets.

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Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets. He is a multi "Reach for the Stars (both Chairman's Club and President's Club)" Winner and he prides himself in having a high level of ethics while providing his clients with the highest level of service possible.

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