Silicon Valley Tweetup: Jobs Are Available In Comments

Above: It took me a few days to post it, but here’s a very brief clip from the Tweetup, it was a bit packed.

Just got back from the Silicon Valley Tweetup (135 said they would come, 226 people saved it), last time this year, Tweetups were just about a dozen people or less, but the growth of the service has really demonstrated it’s popularity, I estimate 150-200 folks there. Unlike blogs, microblogs can have a greater rate of adoption as the barriers to entry than blogs as it’s easier to get started, and the ubiquitous mobile device makes it easy.

Some of my friends who came desired a more intimate setting split off to private dinners, and that’s fine too, the event is relatively organic, and we certainly want to keep it that way.

Tonight was a success, and I’m pretty sure we were able to connect people to network and find jobs in this tough economy. Thanks for coming out, the #svtweetup became a ‘trending topic’ on twitter search, suggesting it was a top used tag for the evening.I polled the audience and asked folks to raise their hands if they were hiring, and about a third of them were hiring. I encouraged those who were hiring to stand near the bar, there candidates could quickly get their business card, and perhaps buy them a drink. There were a lot of folks looking for jobs, and quite a few people who were consulting, and a few who just were recently laid off. Strangely, there were people that came that never even heard of Twitter, which demonstrates how viral the event was –people passed the invite around on email.

Had a few offers to get the event sponsored, something I’ll have to think about, but I’m generally steering away from that as this is testament that a community can self-organize without institutional influence. On a more social note, we did entertain each other by singing karaoke, seriously, what is more ‘social’ and ‘media’ than that? Joel Postman awarded his latest book SocialCorp to those who could really belt it out best.

Was asked several times when the next one is going to be held, and saw similar queries on Twitter. How often do you think we should hold such a community event? I’m sure folks will create smaller ones from time to time, but I’m thinking of other ways to help people that are seeking jobs connect with employers.

If you’re hiring in Silicon Valley, please leave a comment
Normally, I direct brands that are hiring to post on my job board, (A new job was posted for Vice President DialogueMedia MWW Group, NY) but given the state of the industry, I’m going to suggest that if you’re hiring (or seeking work) to leave a comment below with a brief description to your job post. Don’t post the whole job req (I’ll remove it) instead just give a summary and link to the job posting.

Thanks for being part of the community, I’m happy to serve the community that I cover, you can read my commitments to the industry.

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    49 Replies to “Silicon Valley Tweetup: Jobs Are Available In Comments”

    1. i have been hosting free job seek mixers myself. being unemployed since jan. 13 of this year, networking and paying it forward seems to be the best way to find a job. good job.

    2. Thanks for setting it up, Jeremiah! It was great meeting everyone and getting to put faces to the twitter handles! It would be awesome if next time we had an “unofficial” twitter app– like twinkle so we could make networking a little easier since it streamlines local tweets, or even a monitor to track all of our trending on

      For those of you hiring, I’m one of the lucky few laid off from Yahoo!, so if I didn’t get a chance to chat with those of you checking out the blog, or you have a job in mind for a Community Manager, I’d love to chat with you.

      Thanks again, Jeremiah, and it was great meeting everyone tonight– hope to see you all on Twitter soon, and in person again!


    3. Great event! Thanks J.
      We’re not completely looking, but we are planning to give some work to webdev freelancers since we want to focus on our core business. If you do webdev or design, just shoot me an email and some past work. Might be able to help out.

    4. Hi, I am a graduate student from NJ with 2 years of java standalone and web applications development experience. Please contact if there is a relevant match.

    5. Jeremiah, what a fantastic thing to do. Congratulations. I work with alumni associations and have been suggesting they do more to help alumni during this economic downturn. They should use your idea to pull together practical career and job networking events rather than events that focus on the alma mater. Good job! (pun intended)

    6. Jeremiah, I also found this one in your neighborhood that some folks might be interested in:

      Director of Business Development at FanIQ to help build “the world™s greatest” sports social networking site, SF Bay Area,

    7. Jeremiah,

      Thanks for all your efforts to support both companies and individuals and facilitate connections during this crazy time – it makes a huge difference. I have three different opportunities available

      At Gulliver (
      1) Lead Software Engineer:
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      3) For another, stealth company, very short term contract project for a strong PHP or ruby engineer:

      Thanks again,

    8. Hi Jeremiah – saw this via @danielabarbosa on Twitter –

      Do you take jobs from outside SV for SV-types? (Ireland’s largest social website) has three jobs just advertised yesterday – Technical Director, Sys Admin and Online Community Manager

    9. Hi Jeremiah, this is just to say congratulations on a great #svtweetup. It reminded me of positive things from the dot-com era, like First Tuesdays in LA. To that end, I would say that monthly is about the most frequent you would want these gatherings, and maybe every other month just so they don’t get stale. See you online and I’ll keep you posted as to what I’m doing next.

    10. Jeremiah the SV Tweet Up was great fun. The opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet up with new folks was a great experience. Thanks again for organizing it.

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      Feel free to reach out to me and I can point you to the appropriate decision maker

    12. Hi there, I am not looking for a job but I wanted to take the time to tell you that I loved your post. I had never been tempted to go to a tweetup but now I would like to even though I am not hiring and I am not looking for a job. This is a great way to support the community and to me, it reflects on your character and values and I just wanted to acknowledge that.

      In the internet world, sometimes it can feel that looking for authenticity is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

      Big blessings to you.

      Iyabo Asani

    13. SelectMinds is Hiring a QA Manager in NYC. We are a Corporate Social Networking firm in NYC with over 8 years of experience. Hip working conditions and company in the heart of Manhattan.

      The SelectMinds Quality Assurance Manager is a hands-on role, responsible for all product development and client implementation testing programs, as well the development, coaching and mentoring of the QA team. That includes developing the long-term resource requirements and planning to ensure QA team contributes to delivering world class solutions. The QA Manager will develop metrics to perform regular assessment of QA departmental performance, as well as feedback to the product development & client implementation teams in terms of their quality performance.

      Thanks for the ability to post this position!

    14. Sorry to have missed a great Tweetup! Hoping for a San Francisco Tweetup soon…

      I am a recruiter with a niche in User Experience but recruit for many other positions as well –

      Great openings include:

      VP/Director of User Experience for Market Leader Mobile/Wireless Company

      Head of User Experience/User Experience Lead/Senior Interaction Designer for Social Search Start-up

      Applications Design Leader at New Quantitative Ad Network

      Engineering Lead, Web Developer, Systems Engineers for Social Search Start-up

      and much more! : (updating soon.. (-; )

      Twitter: teadjirbandee

      Thanks for connecting the community in these crazy times..

    15. Thanks Jeremiah for the heads up. 😉

      I can begin immediately, relocate and travel up to 100%. I speak German, French, English and Spanish.

      I am presently looking for a position where I can interact directly with customers, engage & collaborate to enhance the design of products and services while provide insights into communications & user experience.

      I am a recent grad from a Master of Science in Instructional Design. I have a passion for Social Media and I bring all of it in perspective with work experience from Germany, Mexico and the USA.

      My resume, portfolio, podcasts & profile are here:

      Thank you for your time.


    16. Hi Jeremiah-

      I just wanted to introduce myself and my two companies for you to know about and possibly share with all your Silicon Valley friends and contacts who may be in need of a cool green agency to help design cool green events and/or in need of cool modern green furniture for their green marketing events.

      We at Green Lab: design cool green events that don’t look green in design and is high on design concepts.

      This year we opened a new version of our company called Modern Green Props to provide green furniture for rent to the event industry because people kept asking us where and if they could rent our furniture. For the last couple of years we didn’t rent our furniture. We build custom events and then we would sell the furniture to our clients or through Craigslist. But then once we created Green Lab and it took off, we realized that there is no one out there who has green furniture to rent or purchase that is MODERN, cool and eco friendly. So we created our own and now make it available to everyone.

      So if in the future you or any of your Silicon Valley friends has a green product to launch and want a cool, hip, modern green agency to help produce and build your events. Don’t hesitate to call on us. We are all ways looking forward to working with cool high tech companies!

      Love your Blog!!

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