In the invite-only event, HackerX gives you 15-20 face-to-face meetings (5 minutes each) with top tech companies in your city. Events are organized in a rapid speed-dating format to keep it engaging and includes a happy hour where you can meet even more companies and network with fellow developers.
HackerX events are held in many cities in the United States and around the world throughout the year. Check HackerX website (https://www.hackerx.org) to see if an event is nearby. If you don't receive an invitation, you may request one on the website. Whether you are looking for new opportunities or just between jobs, there are some good reasons to attend the event:
- Explore new opportunities at companies around you whether you're actively looking or just curious.
- Learn what kinds of interesting technologies and challenges companies are really working on from someone at the company including engineers and managers.
- Meet other quality developers in your city and build out your network.
- Food and drinks are always provided!
The following FAQ may be helpful:
Q: What if my employer is there?
A: Don't worry, before each event our team screens through each attendee to make sure there is never a conflict.
Q: Do I have to be looking for a new job?
A: No, although the event revolves around recruiting, it's also a chance for passive job seekers to explore what's out there and network.
Q: What do I bring?
A: Just bring yourself and an empty stomach. If you're more serious, bringing hard copies of your resume and business cards is helpful.
Q: Can I bring a friend or co-worker?
A: Of course, just have them fill out a waitlist application and we'll try our best to get them in.
Q: I didn't get an invite, can I still attend?
A: Most of our tickets are sent by invitation but feel free to apply for the waitlist as we often do have extra seats open up.
In the up coming event in Sacramento on August 30th, 2018, HackerX has a great line up of companies including Redtail Technology, Inc, TechnipFMC - Schilling Robotics, Robert Half Technology, Sambasafety, Gemini Legal, Riskalyze, Clear Capital, CBS Interactive(MaxPreps) and many more.