Event 13: October 2014 at Intel

How can we extend and showcase our skills online, manage our social media presence and build out online network?

Our event at Intel focused on addressing these challenges.

Our 13th cross industry event was held at Intel’s offices in Swindon. We again followed a tried and tested formula of an afternoon meeting followed by networking.

Our special interest sessions were repeated before and after the networking break to gave attendees time to attend two sessions from three:

 

13:00 – 13:30     Registration  

13:30 – 13:45     Welcome & Intro (Intel)

13:45 – 14:15     Keynote ‘Why Social Media’ (Linda Cheung, CubeSocial)

14:15 – 14:30     Networking break

14:30 – 15:00     Breakout Sessions

· Making the most of LinkedIn for Professional Networking (Mark Walton & Katie Barnsley, LinkedIn)

· Enhancing your personal brand online (Eileen Brown, social media advisor, Amastra)

· Get educated, get social, get Google+ (Angela Harkness & Cheryl Laidlaw)

15:00 -15:05      Move between sessions

15:05 – 15:35    Breakout Sessions

· Making the most of LinkedIn for Professional Networking (Mark Walton & Katie Barnsley, LinkedIn) 

· Enhancing your personal brand online (Eileen Brown, social media advisor)

· Get educated, get social, get Google+ (Angela Harkness & Cheryl Laidlaw)

15:35 – 16:15        Networking Session and Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45         Panel: ‘Professional Networking: Practical Experiences’

16:45 – 17:00         Wrap-up

17:00 – 18:00        Drinks, Nibbles & Networking

 

We had some great suggestions for future events (thanks!) and some great feedback to remind us that we are still on track with our network:

“Have already made changes to online profiles and found the courage to start tweeting 🙂 “

“It was great to listen and learn from the experiences of so many women with careers in technology. I’m at the relative beginning of my IT career and am at a point where I need to have a pathway to progress in order to stay in the industry. At this point it was really inspiring to hear other women’s journey’s”

“It was absolutely great to learn from others and have in mind the importance of branding ourselves properly.”

“Great to network. prompted me to think differently about social networking. some great stories and examples to take away.”

The team is really looking forward to the next event. Google – over to you!!