During a recent trip to Europe, I had the chance to network with a group of exciting, young geeks in the Netherlands and Romania. This experience is something I value and appreciate on several levels. I learned a lot about my new friends and their approach to IT and business.
One of the many advantages of being in the IT industry is it’s an international business. Founders, entreprepreneurs, and employees in the tech sector are used to working with clients around the globe. They’re used going out of their way to learn about different cultures and to climb communication barriers. My experience in my travels makes me a more open and effective business partner. I find myself interested in global approaches and new ways of thinking.
One tip I give my fellow geeks is try to take advantage of our diverse industry by networking with the local tech scene. You will find new opportunities in new markets, or at the very least a chance to make friends in the same industry overseas! These friendships are beneficial and informative. It’s a great way to foster new thought and sharing.
Stay tuned for my next article, four tips for meeting geeks while traveling.