A developers guide to networking
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A developers guide to networking

Effective use of LinkedIn, Meetup & Vistaprint based on real experience gained since 2015
4.5 (4 ratings)
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Created by Alex Ivanov
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Using VistaPrint to create business cards for meeting new people
  • Using MeetUp to find networking events in your city
  • Using LinkedIn for keeping track of your connections
  • Have a proven formula for expanding our own network with easy to follow steps
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  • Internet connection and/or a smartphone
  • Recommendation to have a LinkedIn profile (free)

Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn, MeetUp & Vistaprint to grow your network by attending networking events. You never know when you might meet your next client, friend and/or just get a chance to practice telling people what you are about.

I am happy to say that over the course of 2015 alone I more than doubled my network which now stands at just over 3333 people. I've been to dozens of conferences, having overcome my fear of public speaking.

I used to be very shy and unsure of myself, so going to events with rooms full of strangers was completely out of the question. I am so glad those days are behind me and in 2015 I discovered the hidden power of MeetUp and how you too can leverage this app to grow your network. This course contains lessons learned over the past 2 years.

Please join me for the essentials needed to grow your network and personal brand.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to expand their network
  • Anyone interested in learning from a software developer
  • Anyone interested in practical tips gained from personal experience
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 04:19

A quick overview of what you will learn in this class.

Preview 02:00

You can increase the speed of the lecture to 1.5x (my usual preference) or make it slower. Here I show you how.

Preview 00:51

As you are watching the lectures, is something unclear? Or perhaps something is a great tip that you really like? Please post a comment in the question and answer area. Here I show you how.

Making the most of this class, don't be shy ask questions.
What will your connection remember you by? You need a business card.
2 Lectures 12:02

Here is an example of the business card I created on Vista Print and now use to hand out when I meet people.

Preview 01:55

Step by step walk through of how to select a design and fill it out with relevant information to promote yourself.

Now you make your own business card following my example.
Where do you find your connections?
2 Lectures 06:43

Using the MeetUp application to create a profile and find groups around your area of interest.

Finding events using MeetUp application.

Using the calendar feature is another useful way of finding events.

Preview 02:54
Day of the event
4 Lectures 09:55

Take a look at who else is attending, maybe there are people you really want to meet.

A bit of research on who else is attending.

No need to stress about where to park, ParkMe app makes this an easy part of the process.

Getting there, look for parking ahead of time.

The things that have worked for me in the events themselves. Be yourself!

Tips for the event itself

Learning and educating yourself on anything that interests you is a superb way to gain confidence. Having read 100's of books over the past 8 years I recommend you find some of interest as well.

Preview 03:51
Keeping track of the people you met using LinkedIn.
2 Lectures 03:27

A good next day activity of reaching out to the people you met and asking them to connect.

Sending connection requests through LinkedIn.

Write down as much as you remember about the person, you will thank yourself later.

Makes notes about each connection.
In Summary
1 Lecture 01:25

A one pager to remember the key points. Please leave a review and/or message me about what can be improved.

Preview 01:25
About the Instructor
Alex Ivanov
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559 Students
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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 seven-time IBM Rational Champion (2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017).

Alex is very active on social media channels and has been speaking at conferences for the past 10 years, growing a raving fan base everywhere he goes.