imgres-6It’s never too early to start thinking about South by Southwest.
The mammoth technology, music and film conference kicks off in March. Last year’s event attracted a record-breaking crowd of more than 20,000 people just for the Interactive part of the festival.
With that many in geeks in one place, it just makes sense to throw a job fair. At least it did to Chris Sherman, founder of Engage Digital. He created the first Austin Tech Career Expo last year as a matchmaker for job seekers and companies looking for tech savvy workers.
Already, 36 companies advertising more than 2,600 jobs have signed up to participate in the 2013 event, which is not affiliated with SXSW. The second annual Austin Tech Career Expo takes place March 8-9. It’s free and open to the public.
“Once again, this year’s event will highlight Austin’s unique quality of life while providing the local business community with a compelling solution addressing the region’s tech talent shortage,” Sherman said.
The Tech Career Expo takes place in the heart of downtown Austin from 11 am to 5pm on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th at Rivals Steakhouse on the corner of 5th street and Trinity street.
While more than half of the companies attending Tech Career Expo will be looking to fill positions located in Austin, many companies like Groupon, Inc. will also be searching for talent to send to offices all over the country and even in other parts of the world. Other positions are located in Denver, Boston, Silicon Valley, Portland, Paris, Berlin and many more cities all over the U.S. and the world.
Jobseekers should register to attend the free event.
The first 36 announced companies to participate in Tech Career Expo are: WhaleShark Media (; Groupon, Inc.; Quantcast; Advisory Board Company; ARC; athenahealth; CSID; Dell; eBay Inc.; Pandora; Reddwerks; Volusion; CompassLearning; Data Foundry; Enova; Evernote; Gemalto; Intel; ISIS Mobile Commerce; Amazon Music; Luna Data Solutions, Inc.; MapMyFitness, Inc.; Patient Conversation Media; SailPoint; Samsung Austin Semiconductor; SendGrid;; Spredfast; SurveyMonkey; T3; United Airlines; Visa; Viacom; Yelp; Yodle and Zoosk.