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Marketing Yourself to Boost Your Career

Place

Keiser University – Tampa Campus Auditorium, 5002 West Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

Park in the garage in any unmarked space, go into the building and into the Auditorium.

Topic 

Billions of dollars are spent on marketing each year. Celebrities of all sorts enjoy fame and fortune that isn't necessarily related to theirs skills. Why? Because marketing works and like it or not, if you want move beyond a basic career and really open up opportunities for yourself, you've got to learn how to market yourself as a software developer. In this session, I'll teach you some quick and easy things you can do to enhance the marketability of your skills and personal brand immediately and talk about some long term plans you can put into action so that everyone will know your name.

Agenda

• 6:00pm : Doors open

• 6:00pm - 6:30pm : Networking, Setup

• 6:30pm - 8:00pm : Presentation and Discussion

Audience

Anyone interested in building Web applications that would like to learn new skills, meet like-minded people who enjoy building Web applications and geeks. This meeting is open to everyone and everyone will feel comfortable regardless of your current skill level.

Speaker

John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer (http://simpleprogrammer.com), where he tirelessly pursues his vision of transforming complex issues into simple solutions. John has published over 50 courses on topics such as iOS, Android, .NET, Java, and game development for the online developer training resource, Pluralsight. He also hosts the Get Up and CODE podcast, where he talks about fitness for programmers (http://getupandcode.com). John is a life coach for software developers, and helps software engineers, programmers and other technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life. He empowers them to accomplish their goals by making the complex simple.

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  • Murray Anne B.

    Good Morning Everyone,
    If you are still interested in the salary comparison sheet for Tampa Bay you can contact Jennifer with TEKsystems directly. Her contact information is below! Jennifer Ostrander | Technical Recruiter
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    Have a great weekend :) Murray Anne

    January 16, 2014

  • Fritz E.

    I'd be interested in the salary comp survey. I know what I've seen but this kind of verification would be cool

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, can someone connect me to the right person. While at the meetup someone mentioned the availability of a salary comparison sheet for Tampa Bay area tech companies.
    I'd like to get my hands on that. Please.

    January 13, 2014

  • Dave C.

    Excellent presentation. Enjoyed the insight provided by John.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the effort to keep the IT community growing. Really enjoyed the casual networking and presentation. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic presentation! I feel like I manage self-promotion and qualifying my skill sets in the office pretty well but could do a much better job of putting myself out to the public.

    January 8, 2014

  • Rod M.

    Informative.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ideas to get back on track! John was a great speaker.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Chris S.

    Very informative, great value for developers. Well done, thank you!

    January 7, 2014

  • Vladimir

    Did not attend

    January 7, 2014

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