You've heard the old adage “It's not what you know it's who you know.” The focus of this session is divided between ways to better connect with everyone you meet as well as ways to grow your network, help and influence people and ultimately build long-term relationships and build your reputation.
Networking isn't about selling nor it isn't about “taking.” Done properly it benefits everyone. Among the benefits are strengthening relationships; getting new perspectives and ideas; building a reputation of being knowledgable, reliable and supportive; having access to opportunities and more!
For nearly 20 years, Michael was a software engineer moonlighting as a magician. Now he's a magician moonlighting as a tech leader/software engineer. In both endeavors he has dedicated himself to mastery and has gained deep insights both from his eclectic interests, entrepreneurial spirit, and experience that spans the full stack, the entire project lifecycle, and several technologies.
His time is equally divided between performing around the world, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, and building software that doesn't suck.More About Michael »