Tech Career Expo Austin - March 2014

 

The Tech Career Expo at the same time as SXSW Interactive (SX) takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at Fogo de Chao. No badge is needed. We are open to both SX attendees and to the public. Now in our 3rd year, the event is the leading premier job fair, showcasing the best tech jobs and career opportunities available. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales. We unite quality companies with top talent in casual, creative atmosphere, across the street from the Austin Convention Center.

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We are not affiliated with SX Interactive Week so no badge is required to attend. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales. Careers are available in Austin, Denver, Boston, Silicon Valley, Portland, Paris, Berlin and many more cities all over the U.S. and the world.

 

With less than 48 hours before the show we thought it best to share with you some last minute show details:

- We are not affiliated with Interactive Week, so no badge or ticket is needed to attend.

- The event takes 11am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2013 at Rivals Steakhouse, on the corner of 5th street and Trinity Street, one block from the Austin Convention Center. It’s a very short walk (1 minute) so you can get to the show and then move on to your next activity.

- If you have any travel related questions (directions, parking, etc, please visit our travel page).

- Dress is casual.

- Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales.

- Participating companies range from public companies and established firms to early stage startups.

- Open positions are located in Austin, Denver, Boston, Silicon Valley, Portland, Paris, Berlin and many more cities all over the U.S. and the world.

- 48 companies with 2,600+ open positions are participating.

- Even if you are not actively looking for a new position, this is a great way to grow your network in a casual environment

Participating companies include:

WhaleShark Media (RetailMeNot.com), Groupon, Inc., Advisory Board Company, Quantcast, Microsoft, ARC, athenahealth, Bazaarvoice, Comcast, CompassLearning, CSID, Data Foundry, Dell, Digby , eBay Inc., Enova, Evernote, Gemalto, General Motors, HostGator.com, Intel, Isis Mobile Commerce, Kinnser Software, Luna Data Solutions, Inc., MapMyFitness, Inc., Mitratech , Myspace , Pandora, Patient Conversation Media, Public Consulting Group , Reddwerks, SailPoint, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, SendGrid, Sparefoot.com, Spredfast, SurveyMonkey, T3, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association(TWIA), United Airlines, Viacom, Visa, Volusion, Yelp, Yodle, Zenoss and Zoosk.

See you at the show.

 

One week away from the Austin Tech Career Expo.

Keep an eye out for the Geeks Rule buttons that will be around downtown Austin.

The following 48 companies are confirmed for this year’s Austin Tech Career Expo

WhaleShark Media (RetailMeNot.com), Groupon, Inc., Advisory Board Company, Quantcast, Microsoft, ARC, athenahealth, Bazaarvoice, Comcast, CompassLearning, CSID, Data Foundry, Dell, Digby , eBay Inc., Enova, Evernote, Gemalto, General Motors, HostGator.com, Intel, Isis Mobile Commerce, Kinnser Software , Luna Data Solutions, Inc., MapMyFitness, Inc., Mitratech , Myspace , Pandora, Patient Conversation Media, Public Consulting Group , Reddwerks, SailPoint, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, SendGrid, Sparefoot.com, Spredfast, SurveyMonkey, T3, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), United Airlines, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service, Information Technology, Viacom, Visa, Volusion, Yelp, Yodle, Zenoss , Zoosk.

 

Registration is not required to attend the Tech Career Expo but if you want the edge, fill out the optional pre-registration form.  The Tech Career Expo Austin takes place 1 block the Austin convention center during Interactive Week.  We are not affiliated with Interactive Week but do welcome those attendees (25,000 or more expected) to stop on by.  So you intrepid job seeker, how do you gain an edge? We’ve made it simple. Most of those people coming to the Tech Career Expo will just walk in the front door.  You already have the advantage! You’re here on the show web site and while you’re here you can fill out the optional pre-reg form.  More than just signing up, the optional pre-reg form also allows you to include your LinkedIn profile, your top 3 key skills, as well as number of years of experience for each skill.  Fill that out and we will forward it to the 47 companies participating in the show. Feels good to be productive, doesn’t it?

 

We are pleased to add Microsoft, General MotorsMitratech, Myspace, Digby and HostGator.com to our list of companies participating at the Tech Career Expo in Austin, Texas, during Interactive Week. We now have 45 companies with 2,600+ open positions recruiting top technology talent. We are not affiliated with Interactive Week, so no badge is required to attend. Join us at Rivals Steakhouse, one block from the Austin Convention Center and find a new or better job. Participating companies range from public companies and established firms to early stage startups. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales.

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Quantcast, Sparefoot.comEvernote, Gemalto, ISIS Mobile Commerce, Amazon Music and Patient Conversation Media have joined Tech Career Expo Austin 2013 line up. The Tech Career Expo provides employers the opportunity to recruit top talent from across the nation and around the world and gives jobseekers exposure to the most innovative technology opportunities in a casual and creative atmosphere. Jobseekers interested in connecting with employers prior to the show should visit the free optional pre-registration page.

 

With a new year comes new changes, and if for you that means a new career in the tech industry, then polish up that resume because the Tech Career Expo is just two months away. Held in Austin, TX on March 8 and 9, the Tech Career Expo is the premier job fair, showcasing the best tech jobs and career opportunities available.

We have a fantastic and continuously growing list of exhibiting companies who will be on the lookout for top talent this March, and to help you get a better feel for what to expect, our first round of companies have shared the special skills and experience they will be keeping an eye out for.

So far, more than half of our exhibiting companies listed experience with Java as one of the most sought after skills in a job candidate.  After Java, a large majority of our companies are looking for people who know their way around Ruby on Rails, Python and Linux. Our exhibiting companies are also hoping to find people with experience in software engineering, iOS and mobile development, HTML and CSS. What’s more, this first round of exhibiting companies have a total estimate of more than 1,100 positions to fill.

If you’ve got what these companies want, then be sure to sign up for the Tech Career Expo. Pre-registration is free and helps us to provide job opportunities that better fit you.

 

With Tech Career Expo just about three months away on March 8-9, 2013 in Austin, TX, everything is coming together quite nicely. So far we have a great line up of more than 25 companies participating, and we’ll be adding about 30 more in the coming months.

Some of the great companies that will be joining us in Austin, TX this year are WhaleShark Media (RetailMeNot.com); Groupon, Inc.; Advisory Board Company; ARC; athenahealth; CSID; Dell; eBay Inc.; Pandora; Reddwerks; Volusion; CompassLearning; Data Foundry; Enova; Luna Data Solutions, Inc.; MapMyFitness, Inc.; SailPoint; Samsung Austin Semiconductor; SendGrid; Spredfast; SurveyMonkey; T3; Viacom; Yelp; Yodle; Zoosk and many more to come. They’ll be on the lookout for job seekers interested in positions ranging from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales.

If a new job in one of those fields sparks your interest, then be sure to visit our Talent page and register for Tech Career Expo for free.

We have plenty of great new announcements coming up, so be sure to check back soon.

 

Tech Career Expo, the premier job fair, showcasing the best tech jobs and career opportunities, is once again returning to Austin, Texas, March 8-9, 2013 across the street from the Austin Convention Center, during Interactive Week.  We are extremely excited about our new location and format.

The location:  In the center of the action
Our new location is literally 1 block from the Austin Convention Center, 1 block from the Hilton Hotel and 1 block from 6th street…right in the center of the action. The Tech Career Expo takes place at Rivals Steakhouse, a fantastic new, 12,000 sq. ft. restaurant/event space.

The format:  The power of good food and drink
Just like last year, the Tech Career Expo is free and open to the more than 25,000 professionals participating in Interactive Week as well as local job seekers. New for this year, we are serving great food all day and all sponsorships include food and beverage credit.

We hope you’ll join us.

 

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!