How to Get Through the Awkwardness of Networking

Have you ever gone to an event and find yourself suddenly in a sea of people with not a familiar face in sight? In this workshop, you'll gain some tools and habits to make those situations less awkward. You'll learn how to read a room, start a conversation, and be more interesting. There won't be any quick fixes or gimmicks to becoming a better networker, just practical steps that will take minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master.

About Wesley Faulkner

Wesley Faulkner is a founding member of the government transparency group Open Austin and ran for Austin City Council in 2016. His professional experience includes work as a social media and community manager for the software company Atlassian, and various roles for AMD, Dell, and IBM. Wesley serves as a board member for South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) and specializes on DevRel.

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