The STC New England Chapter’s InterChange conference is a nice intimate conference over a Friday and Saturday (October 26 and 27 this year). The theme was Engineering Experiences, so I updated some slides I had used on networking to give a session called Engineering Your Networking Experiences. I was in the first session of the first day, right after the keynote, so I did my best to send InterChange attendees out into the rest of the conference and the world with some tools for better networking. It was gratifying to hear attendees use some of my phrases in talking to me and others in an effort to network and use what they learned.
Action shots, stolen from Twitter:
Slides: Schrank_Engineering Your Networking Experiences_Interchange_102518
Bookmarks of MANY Articles on Networking: Networking Resources – Links
Personally, I was pleased with how it turned out. I struggle with looking at my notes too much and getting a little out of breath in my excitement, but I feel like that was much more in control on this session. I am no Ted Talk-er, but I am definitely making progress.
And I always feel like I make a few more connections as a speaker than just another attendee, so that is fun.
I also attended some good sessions and met and re-connected with some interesting folks.
I didn’t get many pictures, but her’s one from dinner after the conference with some friends:
We went to a place called Holly Crab, and if you ordered the seafood boil, it came to you a bag. That was the strangest way I have ever eaten dinner before, but it was pretty good overall.