A developers guide to conferences

Make the most of the networking, speaking and learning opportunities. 50 conferences later I have some unique insights.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 30 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2016 English

Course Description

In 2002 I attended my 1st conference in Las Vegas, NV and the one memory that stands out was hitting the jackpot on the nickel slots. In 2007 I spoke at my 1st conference not knowing if I would make it out alive. Next week I attend my 50+ conference to speak, learn and network.

I invite you to learn from my experiences in making the most of conferences to help you stand out from the pack and become the unique persona you are destined to be.

Why should you become a student?

  • Advance your  career
  • Attend conferences with a solid action plan
  • Learn how to prepare you agenda ahead of time
  • Learn about the numerous opportunities a conference offers outside of just sessions to attend.
  • Learn what steps to take before, during and after a conference

More about the teacher

My name is Alex Ivanov I used to be a shy software developer that has overcome numerous personal challenges including my fear of picking up the phone, being in a room full of strangers (i.e. a common theme at conferences to start with) and speaking to an large audience.

With my own personal struggles removed I’m excited to share what has worked for me in the hopes it can work for you as well. Life is so much more exciting now that I have overcome these barriers and together we can ensure you do the same.

What are the requirements?

  • Eagerness to learn from my past experiences.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be well prepared to attend a conference.
  • Have an action plan for what to do at the conference.
  • Have a list of practical tips to apply on their own.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in expanding their network.
  • Anyone interested in making the most of conferences.
  • Anyone working for a large corporation eager to stand out from the rest.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
  • A little background on myself
  • Now it's your turn, please introduce yourself in the Q&A portion of the class covered in more detail in the next lecture
Section 2: Making the most of Udemy courses
  • Use the Discussion threads for Q&A
  • Learn from other students as well as the instructor
  • Adjust the lecture speed to maximize your time
Section 3: Preparing for the conference
  • Advance your career
  • Glean as much information as you can from the website
  • Let's navigate the website for my upcoming conference together
  • Set aside at least 1 hour to prepare your agenda
  • Tips for finding the right sessions to attend
  • Have you created your business cards?
Section 4: During the conference
  • Network to make meaningful connections
  • Learning doesn't stop with the sessions you attend
Section 5: After the conference
  • Use LinkedIn to stay in touch with your connections
Section 6: Bonus Lectures and Resources
  • Please leave a review
  • Bonus materials for you to take away

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Instructor Biography

Alex Ivanov, Product Manager | Speaker | Connector

Alex Ivanov, Principle Systems Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, is a world recognized expert in bridging the gap between requirements management, system engineering and optimizing IBM Rational DOORS (with the DXL automation that it can bring). Alex is an IBM Certified Professional for: DOORS v9, DOORS Next Generation v5, Rational Quality Manager v3, Collaborative Lifecycle Management v4 (i.e. RTC, RQM, RRC/RDNG) and is a six-time IBM Rational Champion (2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016).

Alex is very active on social media channels and has been speaking at conferences for the past 9 years, growing a raving fan base everywhere he goes.

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