The pandemic has thrown a wrench into traditional meetups, conferences, and other types of networking events. We’re living our lives online!
You may see your colleagues every day in Slack, Teams, and Zoom. But, that doesn’t do wonders for growing your professional network outside of your current employer.
I used to dread networking events, but I have to admit that they made me better at introducing myself and answering the same questions over and over again.
What do you do?
Where are you from?
Where do you work?
Do you like it there?
What are you hoping to get out of today’s event?
Can I buy you a drink?
So, I’m organizing a meetup for this community to serve a few purposes. It’s meant to be fun and social. No, really, it is! I’ve hosted one of these before, and it was quite enjoyable.
It’s also meant to help you expand your professional network a little. You may all be part of the community, but many of you don’t really know each other.
Finally, it’s good …