Building Your Network As A Newbie In A Tech Community

Building Your Network As A Newbie In A Tech Community

In this talk, I'll be sharing how you can build your personal brand and tips on improving your network to grow your career in tech.

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Egwuenu Gift

March 06, 2019
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  1. FORLOOP BABCOCK UNIVERSITY BUILDING YOUR NETWORK AS A NEWBIE IN

    THE TECH COMMUNITY
  2. Software Developer @Andela Co-Organizer @ConcatenateConf Chapter Leader @VueVixensNG Speaker Bio

  3. PERSONAL BRANDING “ P E R S O N A

    L B R A N D I N G I S T H E A R T O F C O N S I S T E N T L Y P R E S E N T I N G , O N L I N E A N D O F F L I N E , T H E E S S E N C E O F H O W Y O U S T A N D O U T F R O M T H E C R O W D . ” - P A U L I R I S H ( E N G I N E E R A T G O O G L E )
  4. SETTING UP YOUR SYSTEMS SUN SYSTEMS S - Skill Acquisition

    U - Updates N - Networking
  5. Tips to Take Charge and Improve Your Network B L

    O G G I N G This is a no-brainer as creating content as a developer puts you in the spot. When you constantly put out helpful content It'll help grow your personal brand. S O C I A L M E D I A Being active on social media should never be underestimated. You get access to mentors and also learn from experts O P E N S O U R C E C O N T R I B U T I O N S Look out for projects you love using and see what you can contribute. Nothing is too small just make that contribution. J O I N A C O M M U N I T Y Communities by far help you go along way with networking. By attending tech event, you tend to expand your network and meet people who are eager to help you grow. P E R S O N A L P R O J E C T S Building personal project that can solve a specific problem can also help you grow your career. P A R T I C I P A T E I N T E C H E V E N T S Be a core part of a community by volunteering to help out, speaking or even organizing tech events
  6. BLOGGING START WRITING ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES AND LEARNING Medium.com Dev.to

    Your Personal Blog
  7. JOIN A COMMUNITY forloop Africa ALC FB Dev Circles GDG

    Dev Center
  8. Social Media T W I T T E R I

    N S T A G R A M F A C E B O O K
  9. PERSONAL PROJECTS Building your own side projects and creating personal

    projects can go a long way in helping you build your network. Always Create!
  10. OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTIONS Open source contributions can help you win.

    As you contribute you are building your reputation and you become well known as an awesome developer that loves solving problems.
  11. Volunteering at tech events is also a good way of

    being involved because you get to work closely with people already established and you get to make and gain new friends. Paticipate in Tech Events
  12. BENEFITS OF NETWORKING INCASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW BUILD LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

    ACCESS TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES MEET PROSPECTIVE MENTORS RAISING YOUR PROFILE ACCESS TO LATEST RESOURCES
  13. Free Resources For Students G I T H U B

    S T U D E N T D E V E L O P E R P A C K J E T B R A I N S S T U D E N T D E V E L O P E R K I T I N T E L F R E E S O F T W A R E T O O L S A Z U R E E D U C A T I O N F O R S T U D E N T S
  14. "Your Network is Your Net Worth." FINAL WORDS P O

    R T E R G A L E
  15. THANK YOU! @lauragift21