Jan 14 2009
If you’re a security professional in the San Francisco area, join us tomorrow night at Gordon Biersche Brewery & Restaurant for a couple beers and the company of like minded individuals. Officially the whole thing kicks off at 7:00, but there’s usually a few people who get there earlier to have a bite to eat in preparation for the the socializing and drinking. Personally I love the garlic fries, but not everyone around me appreciates that sentiment.
In this economy, even more than most of the time, keeping your social networks alive and active is vital to finding and keeping a job. Sure, LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter are great, but it’s hard to beat face to face time for really cementing some of the relationships you’ve formed online. Robert Scoble wrote a list of things to do if you’re laid off and ‘attending industry events’ was one of the more important points. And bring business cards, either personal or business; sure most people will lose your card, but if the right person keeps yours, it’s more than worth the $20 you spent on 500 cards.
Hope to see a lot of friends and fellow security professionals there tomorrow and catch up on some of the latest industry gossip. Or at least some of the things people aren’t willing to post on Twitter.