Making a Kickass First Impression Workshop

Austin Data Science
Austin Data Science
Public group

Galvanize - Austin

119 Nueces St · Austin, TX

How to find us

Check on the 2nd Floor of the Galvanize building located on Nueces and 2nd Street.

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Please use the below Eventbrite link to RSVP and secure your spot! You MUST register via Eventbrite to confirm your spot. Seats are limited and we will be closing RSVPs Sunday, March 1.

Are you attending a conference or networking event over the next few months? Will you be interviewing? Odds are that you'll be spending a decent amount of time speaking with people you've never met before.

Building relationships and connections can have a huge positive impact on your life personally and professionally. When done well, you can count on additional customer leads, interviews, referrals, and opportunities you didn't even know existed. However, we only have seconds to make a first impression, and it can be difficult standing out from the crowd.

Join me for this discussion and I will share with you the tools and framework to socialize like a pro and feel more confident in your ability to build new connections and make positive impressions. We will end the talk with networking so you can practice what you just learned and ask me any one-on-one questions.

What you will learn

Tricks and tips for meeting someone for the first time
How to give an amazing first impression
How to grow your network


6:00 - 6:30 Arrival

6:30 - 7:15 Lecture

7:15 - 8:00 Networking + Q&A + Refreshments

About your speaker

Navira has always been fascinated by people's behaviors — What makes them tick? How do you connect with someone? Why do people act in seemingly irrational ways? Her mission is to understand the needs of people and translate that insight into a solution or an experience that feels bespoke to the individual. She's currently the Developer Evangelist for Galvanize and an alumnus of the Hack Reactor program. Navira serves as Galvanize's brand ambassador for local technology learning communities in data science, web development and entrepreneurship. She also manages Austin Data Science and Learn To Code Meetup.

Navira has developed a Charismatic Listening technique to enable people to instantly build rapport, trust, and connection. Since then, her advice on social hacking has been used by students, alumni, and others to help them communicate better and achieve faster results. As a Developer Evangelist, she has employed her social hacks to build multiple partnerships, bring hundreds of new leads, and negotiate numerous sponsorship deals for conferences.

About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit