We're back! After a long hiatus, we're reviving Write the Docs meetups in the Bay Area. We have more organizers, more dedication, and more zeal to make WTD happen on a regular basis. If you're interested in organizing meetups, ping us.
Tagged is hosting
Tagged has graciously offered to host us from 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday, July 8th. They'll provide refreshments and a beautiful space in the Financial District.
We have two awesome speakers for this meetup.
Swizec Teller – How to Write Gud
You're a writer. Emails, Twitter, Facebook, texts. Everyone writes. Documentarians write even more.
But writing well is hard. And it takes time. People tell you there's rules, but there ain't. Language is flexible and people only remember how you made them feel. Nobody cares what you said, at least not five days from now.
Just don't make a typo, the internet will eat you alive.
Over the years I've written 924,180 words as my morning practice alone. Let me show you what I've learned.
Andrew Davis – Leveraging LinkedIn to Get Noticed
LinkedIn opens up a universe of professional opportunities, but it’s seldom used to best effect. With over 300 million members in over 200 countries, and two new members joining each second, it’s the social network no one seeking work – or workers – can afford to ignore.
Technology workers can quickly find out who needs their services, and which skills they’ll need tomorrow, by following companies, participating in groups, and watching job postings. Unlike its rival services and the job boards, LinkedIn connects you with those who are accountable.
This presentation will show you how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, get timely answers and insider opinions, network with peers worldwide, hunt for work efficiently, and never be invisible again.
• Expand your sphere of influence and network of potential collaborators
• Cull potential employers/clients and employees/contractors, focusing only on the promising ones
• Direct queries only to well-informed, accountable resources
• Learn quickly who knows what, then learn who they know who can help you
• Focus on results, not promises
At least a hundred new members have joined LinkedIn since you started reading this. Are you sure none of them are worth knowing?