That's Not My Job: Being A Career Generalist

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

In corporate America people say: "That's not my job!" employees specialize and have a deep knowledge in a couple areas. But for those who want to don't want to specialize the role of being a generalist can be a rewarding experience. These individuals are early employees at a start because they are capable of learning skills quickly, knowing how to complement their teammates skill sets, and stay focused and motivated in order to build out a prototype and a business. We'll cover how to build a career as a generalist, recruit them, and keep them motivated.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Rebecca Sinclair

I love spontaneous dance parties, fresh thinking, and great balancing acts between form & function. Formerly @IDEO, @Microsoft, @Amazon, now UX @Airbnb Msg me! bio from Twitter

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Poornima Vijayashanker

Founder of @Femgineer. Yogini + Runner. Previously @mint founding engineer. And sometimes I do stuff like code, blog & speak. bio from Twitter

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Noah Kagan

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Jesse Taggert

Compulsive connector. Dean of @AwesomeSFO. Programs at @RallyPad. Mktg @Rally. Bird watcher & aspiring runner. Talk to me about art. bio from Twitter

24 attendees

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  • Cristiano Dias
  • Daniel Levine
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  • Elizabeth Ducoff
  • Joseph Miller
  • Jesse Taggert
  • Jeff Whitmire
  • Kirstin Butler
  • Manix Kalv
  • Matt Keeler
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • David Beaudouin
  • Jason Roy
  • noah kagan
  • Philip Mervis
  • poornima
  • Sarah Khan
  • Seb Mutimer
  • Rebecca Sinclair
  • the daniel
  • TyKisha
  • vikramtank

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Salon D, Hilton Austin Downtown

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