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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

UMBC Training Center

6996 Columbia Gateway Dr Ste 100 · Columbia

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The UMBC Training Center is across the street from the Merkle building on Columbia Gateway Drive.

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For the December 12, 2018 CALUG meeting we will be welcoming Matt Duren who will be talking about #recruiterfail / #candidatefail.

Looking for a new job is tough. Finding talent for open jobs is tough. The recruitment and interview process is hard enough as it is; let’s not make it more difficult than it has to be. Let’s pull back the curtain a bit, leave our egos at the door and talk about some real (maybe extreme) examples of #recruiterfail and #candidatefail in an attempt to break down the barriers between recruiters and applicants in a fun and comfortable way.

Matt Duren has been in recruiting since he graduated college in 2001. Starting out in a technical staffing agency, Matt quickly transitioned to corporate recruiting and has lead recruiting teams responsible for IT and college recruiting, as well as Employment Branding. Matt is currently the Technical Recruiting Manager at Tenable, located in Columbia, MD.

The monthly CALUG ( meetings generally have a volunteer speaker who gives a presentation generally lasting 45-60 minutes. This length of presentation allows for Q&A time from those in attendance. The members are a friendly group and we welcome topic on Linux, IT security, and related fields of interest to the group.

When there is not a presenter we hold an open discussion meeting for members to talk about any topic which comes up.

Our meetings are held at the offices of the UMBC Training Center ( in Columbia, MD. From 6:30-7:00pm we enjoy some social time over pizza and soda sponsored by our friends at Aplura (! The presentations start about 7pm and last until they are done. The meetings generally wind up about 9pm.

If you are presenting at a Con, to your office, want to practice your public speaking, or just want to present on a topic that you are learning about please feel free to contact us. If you would like to give a presentation please contact Chuck Frain to arrange a meeting to present at.