Why You Should Be At Meetups
If you are in the market for a new software development job you need to attend Meetups.
These events are a great way to network with professionals in the industry. Many companies rely heavily on referrals for hiring, especially for non-entry level positions. By getting out there and meeting other engineers you just might find your next job opportunity.
You can bet that companies looking for new engineers will have representatives at local Meetups. Meeting with these representatives provides you with an amazing opportunity to stand out from the emails and resumes that these representatives are receiving. This can also give you an initial channel to meet face to face to talk about your skills.
The great thing about Meetups is that a lot of them are specific to languages or methodologies in the industry. The ability to have a direct line to companies and individuals who are looking for engineers with your specific abilities is a great thing.
You can learn a lot. These meetings often revolve around industry professionals presenting new ideas, trends, and solutions to problems. This is a great way to stay informed and you might just pick up a trick or two.
Here is a list of Meetups and User Groups that we always keep in mind and have representatives attend.