Past Meetup

Networking for the Socially Awkward

This Meetup is past

139 people went

Every last Wednesday of the month until March 26, 2019


Level 19 127 Creek St. · Brisbane

How to find us

Building doors and public lift access close at 6pm. If you find yourself locked outside or can't reach level 19, call the Thoughtworks office at (07) 3129 4506

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Do you think you're too shy or awkward to mingle at events and grow your network? Chances are, most people are feeling as shy and awkward as you are! We all want to get better at growing our professional (and personal) relationships, and we're excited to have Trish share her experience and help us connect :)

Talk Info
Networking for the Socially Awkward

Trish used to be a shy, awkward nerd who didn't know how people worked. Now she's a networking queen who even loves meeting people!

Trish will share her wisdom on:
- What to say to other human beings when you can't think of words
- How to cope in a room full of strangers
- Tips for making lasting connections

Speaker Bio
Trish Khoo is a software development consultant and international keynote speaker. She has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, specialising in software testing, infrastructure and automation. Her journey has taken her from Microsoft to Google, from London to San Francisco, and many places in between. Now she helps companies all over the world with their software needs from her home base of Brisbane, Australia. She also dedicates time towards fostering a strong local tech startup community and mentoring other technologists. When she’s not doing this, she’s working on her creative pursuits – artwork, singing and writing.

Learn more about Trish at her website

6pm: Networking, food and drinks
6.30pm: Announcements
6.40pm: Main event

Dinner and drinks provided by ThoughtWorks. Thank you, ThoughtWorks, for your continued support!

Q: I don't identify as female, may I come along?
A: Yes! The more the merrier, as long as you are the guest of a female attendee. Don't know anyone coming along? Bring a female friend or colleague to introduce to the group, we promise you'll have fun! 😄