Tech Career Expo and Developer Jam

SF Bay Area Tech Career Expo and Developer Jam taking place June 28-29, 2012 in the Moscone Center, provides employers the opportunity to recruit top talent and jobseekers access to the most innovative technology opportunities in a casual and creative atmosphere. Professionals involved in all aspects of the technology industry, from engineering, programming and design, to marketing, sales and management are encouraged to attend.

Tech Career Expo is held concurrently with Google’s sold-out developer conference, Google I/O. Both events take place in the Moscone Center. As an official Google I/O Extended location, keynotes and key sessions from Google’s developer conference will be live-streamed into our developer theater. Given that Google I/O is sold out, this is an excellent way to network with peers and connect with other talented developers.

Thanks to everyone who participated at the show.

50 participating companies include:

 

PulsePoint IntApp
Big Fish Games Justin.tv / TwitchTV
Visa, Inc. Lab126
Quantcast Luna Data Solutions
Lookout Mobile Security Machine Zone
Elance m-Via
Sony Network Entertainment International Netflix, Inc.
TubeMogul, Inc. NOOK, Barnes & Noble
Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Pivotal Labs
24 Seven, Inc. Proofpoint, Inc.
Activision / Beachead Studios Reddwerks Corporation
Amazon-Retail Robert Half Technology
Ask.com Safeway
AT&T Salesforce.com
Blizzard Entertainment Samsung Mobile
Box sf.citi 
City of San Francisco SocialChorus
ClearSlide Storm8
Dice.com StumbleUpon
eBay Inc. TEKsystems
Elemental Technologies The Creative Group
GigaOM The Federal Reserve Bank
Groupon TRUSTe
Indigo Solutions Walmart Global eCommerce
InMobi, Inc. Zoosk

Online community management gurus gathered with social media and business professionals at the Moscone Center for the Community Summit in the heart of San Francisco on June 28 to discuss online management in the age of social media. Topics included building community through internal and social engagement; the role of community relations in monetization and sales; managing social media to build community; and PR, marketing and community.

“It’s always great to hear about the pros and cons of the latest tools and services in community and social media management from the professionals who use them daily,” says Ellen Steuer, a community management and social design consultant who discussed monetization during the summit. Steuer spoke among more than a dozen panelists who have been online building communities since well before the term “social media” existed.

While analytics and monetization are important, Steuer says the secret sauce to building community isn’t found in the numbers alone. “It’s a bubbling brew consisting of a great product, an authentic voice and truly listening and getting to know your customers, not just tracking their behavior,” she says. “Anyone can set up a Facebook Fan Page or a Twitter ID, but building and fostering community is a skill that requires a thick skin, a level head and a sense of humor.”

 

The first Bay Area Tech Career Expo and Dev Jam took place at Moscone Center South in the heart of San Francisco on June 28-29, 2012. As an official Google I/O Extended site drawing from the nearby developers conference as a powerful source for talent, the event brought together 50 participating companies and 2,000 attendees in a hub of activity and innovation all its own.

Professionals were exposed to the best tech jobs and career opportunities from across the technology and interactive media industry. There they participated in talks, roundtables and workshops ranging from the launch of the Dolphin browser and app showcase, to NOOK development, a variety of area Meetups and a Girls in Tech-led discussion on landing the perfect job.

Not your normal career fair, Tech Career Expo and Dev Jam provided an unmatched opportunity for employers and talented professionals to meet and network in one central location and explore careers in development, design, engineering, management, marketing, sales and more.

Download the program (2.5mb pdf).

The 50 participating companies that showcased career opportunities: PulsePoint, Big Fish Games, Visa, Inc., Quantcast, Lookout Mobile Security, Elance, Sony Network Entertainment International, TubeMogul, Inc., Microsoft Interactive Entertainment, Activision / Beachead Studios, Amazon-Retail, Ask.com, AT&T, Box, Buddy Media, City of San Francisco, Dice.com, eBay Inc., Elemental Technologies, GigaOM, Groupon, Indigo Solutions, InMobi, Inc., IntApp, Justin.tv / TwitchTV, Lab126, Luna Data Solutions, Machine Zone, Netflix, Inc., NOOK, Barnes & Noble, Pivotal Labs, Proofpoint, Inc., Reddwerks Corporation, Robert Half Technology, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Samsung Mobile, sf.citi, SocialChorus, Storm8, StumbleUpon, TEKsystems, The Creative Group, The Federal Reserve Bank, TRUSTe, Walmart Global eCommerce and Zoosk.

 

By Mary Loeffler, VP of Human Resources, PulsePoint

There are more than 45 companies participating in the Tech Career Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 28-29, and the number of attendees is expected to exceed 2,000.  How will you set yourself apart? Follow these best practices to make the most of your time with the companies you will meet:

Do Pre-Expo homework. Research the companies and make a top ten list of those you want to visit.  Researching the companies may sound obvious, but having that head start and focusing on the companies whose roles and technologies truly appeal to you first, will provide a roadmap and ensure that you accomplish your objectives.  Researching and understanding the businesses beforehand will also help you have knowledgeable conversations and make memorable impressions on the company representatives.

Keep it simple. Don’t bring a 6-page resume listing every technology and language you know.  List the technologies which you have the most experience.  Bring a resume that is no more than 2 pages and if a company on your resume is not well-known, add 1 – 2 sentences describing the company and technology.

Engage the decision maker.  Some companies will have the hiring manager at the Career Expo, try to meet with him/her and discuss the role and your accomplishments.  Remember to get business cards!

Follow up after the Career Expo.  If you made good connections with the representatives, send follow-up emails reiterating a specific fact from your conversation.  This will show that you weren’t just a face in the crowd.

These tips will help you focus on the companies and opportunities that are best matched to your career plans. Make an impact with your knowledge and expertise and you are sure to set yourself apart from the crowd!

 

Plan your Tech Career Expo visit using the floor plan here

The show is free to attend. Professionals involved in all aspects of the technology industry, from engineering, programming and design, to marketing, sales and management are encouraged to attend.

Download the show program (2.5mb pdf) to read more about each exhibiting company.

 

The Tech Career Expo and Developers Jam takes place next week, June 28-29th, and we are pleased to share a welcome letter to attendees and participating companies from San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. Mayor Lee’s welcome is included in the show program, which is now available for download here. (2.5mb pdf file)

Excerpt from Mayor Lee’s letter: San Francisco takes very seriously the need to cultivate strong partnerships that foster employment opportunities and career pathways for jobseekers of all backgrounds. None of these efforts would be possible without the commitment of our business community. Local businesses large and small that call our great City home are driving our economic recovery by providing jobs for residents and offering insight to ensure that the City’s job training programs meet businesses’ needs.

 

Join us on at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco for a special free Girls In Tech presentation during the Tech Career Expo & Dev Jam 11am, Friday, June 29. This will be followed immediately by a networking mixer.

Girls In Tech presents a special panel discussion on how to find/land the perfect job. Learn how to build your skill-set and the importance of mentorship and networking in the tech industry. Featuring:

  • Kendra Arimoto, Executive Search, Facebook
  • Jerri Barrett, Vice President of Marketing, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
  • Irina Frumkin, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
  • Ivo Lukas, COO/Exec. Director of Global Mentorship Programs-Girls in Tech & CEO/Founder- 24Notion
  • Laura Slezinger, M.D. Girls in Tech, San Francisco & GIT Global Corp. Dev., Intellectual Property & Internet Law Attorney, A Venture Gained Legal

Noon Mixer! Girls in Tech will host an informal networking mixer at noon immediately following the panel discussion. Apply the panel’s advice right away by meeting recruiters, tech leaders, and other leading professionals in the tech industry. Bring your confidence and business cards to really make an impression! This is a free event, register now.

 

Today we are pleased to welcome Walmart Global eCommerce, Proofpoint, Inc. and Buddy Media to the Tech Career Expo lineup.  Currently there are 47 companies recruiting at the Tech Career Expo in San Francisco on June 28-29.  These include:

PulsePoint, Big Fish Games, Visa, Inc., Quantcast, Lookout Mobile Security, Elance, Sony Network Entertainment International, TubeMogul, Inc., Microsoft Interactive Entertainment, Activision / Beachead Studios, Amazon-Retail, Ask.com, AT&T, Box, Buddy Media, City of San Francisco, Dice.com, eBay Inc., Elemental Technologies, GigaOM, Groupon, Indigo Solutions, InMobi, Inc., IntApp, Justin.tv / TwitchTV, Lab126, Luna Data Solutions, Machine Zone, Netflix, Inc., NOOK, Barnes & Noble, Pivotal Labs, Proofpoint, Inc., Reddwerks Corporation, Robert Half Technology, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Samsung Mobile, sf.citi , SocialChorus, Storm8, StumbleUpon, TEKsystems, The Creative Group, The Federal Reserve Bank, TRUSTe, Walmart Global eCommerce and Zoosk.

 

We are delighted to announce these great companies have joined the line up:  Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI), TubeMogul, Inc., Visa, Inc.Elance, eBay Inc., Amazon-Retail, SocialChorus, InMobi, Inc., IntApp, SocialChorus and Elemental Technologies.

New Silver Sponsors announced today include:

 

In addition to the actual Tech Career Expo we are playing host to several additional developer-focused events.  These include: (each link opens a new window to partner event)

*** The Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group
Performance and Fault Tolerance for the Netflix API
*** Dolphin Launch + App Showcase
Invite-only Dolphin developer event featuring Dave McClure (500Startups). Registration password:  DolphinRocks!
*** Google I/O Extended livestream theater
Since Google I/O is sold out and this is a great way for developers to still participate together. This all day livestream on June 28th is supported by Silicon Valley Google Tech User Group
*** Girls in Tech Women Panel and Meetup
Bringing together multiple area women's groups. Candid conversation around women Technology and STEM Careers w/the Girls in Tech networking event immediately thereafter.
*** NOOK Developer Apps
Join NOOK Developer for a workshop on NOOK Apps. We will deep dive into all the technical aspects to help you distribute your apps on NOOK tablets and cover the entire development process
*** Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups Meetup
Subject to be announced shortly
*** Silicon Valley Android Developers
Subject to be announced shortly

 

Just a brief post today to share word that 35 companies are now participating at the San Francisco Tech Career Expo taking place June 28-29 in Moscone Center South Hall. Companies are industry leaders in the respective markets and span the gambit from well funded early stage companies to public firms.

Participating companies include: PulsePoint, Big Fish Games, Quantcast, Lookout Mobile Security, Microsoft Interactive Entertainment, Activision / Beachead Studios, Ask.com, AT&T, Box, City of San Francisco, Cybernet Entertainment dba Kink.com, Dice.com, GigaOM, Groupon, Indigo Solutions, Justin.tv / TwitchTV, Lab126, Luna Data Solutions, Machine Zone, Netflix, Inc., NOOK, Barnes & Noble, Pivotal Labs, Reddwerks Corporation, Robert Half Technology, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Samsung Mobile, Storm8, StumbleUpon, TEKsystems, The Creative Group, The Federal Reserve Bank, TRUSTe and Zoosk.

We have a few exhibitor slots remain and go to print on the show program this week. Grab your booth today.