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  • Hunt or Be Hunted: Get the Design Job You Want

    by Whitney Hess, Jason Putorti, Gina Bianchini and Amy Jackson

    ”Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch…”,lyrics from Fiddler on the Roof about finding a perfect partner. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have someone to guide you towards what is a match for you, advise you in your career life, help you weed through the losers to find the fabulous ‘one’ that will make you whistle on your way to work AND whistle on the way home?
    In Hunt or Be Hunted - How to get the Design Job you Really Want, you will be privy to the insights and success stories of three of the industry’s most respected representatives in their knowledge domains. You will also hear from a leading expert in the placement of designers. Each will relate real-world experience, guiding audience members through the maze of questions a designer has in this frenetic job market.

    Who are you as a designer? What do you want to do, and how do you know it's the right thing.

    What's your story? How to present yourself, your portfolio, and where you want to be.

    Where should you be full time or freelance? What that means to your life, your career and how you are viewed.

    When is it right? To look, to change, to know if this is the one.

    How do you get there? Choosing the right company, assessing/selling to what they need, closing the deal.

    Don’t be left in the dark. Don’t make blind decisions. Be informed, be guided, then be sure. Listen to these respected resources to help yourself to, “…find me the perfect match.”

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center

  • Keeping Kids off the Street: Wall St. vs. Startups

    by Renee DiResta, Chris Wiggins, Zach Sims, Ben Siscovick and Roger Ehrenberg

    New York is now the #2 startup hub in the country and rapidly rising; however, single most consistent reason given for NYC’s failure to nurture a culture of innovation is Wall Street: it sucks engineers in, drains them of their creativity, and stuffs them with so much cash they can never be “lean” again. This panel includes people arguing against Wall Street as a force for good, people arguing for Wall Street as a natural career path to startups, and people working to “keep kids off the Street” (i.e., keep engineering students from joining Wall Street hedge funds and I-banks).

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon A, Hilton Austin Downtown