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10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Meetups and Conferences

We asked the egghead community on Twitter for their best tips on how to make sure you get the most of out meetups and conferences. We wanted to share those answers with the DEV community!

1) Get out of your comfort zone.

2) Try to connect with people before the event.

3) Network for knowledge transfer.

4) Focus meeting people over the talks.

5) Bring a friend to make you more comfortable.

6) Congratulate the speakers.

7) Don't be in a rush.

8) Takes note then share them later.

9) Make sketch notes

10) Focus on what's being presented

Hope these tips are helpful for you! Our twitter community is very helpful. Give us a follow to get tips in real-time!

Top comments (5)

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Clifton Long Jr.

Great advice! Getting out of the comfort zone is a big one for many of us, myself included. Don't get too shy or nervous that you forget to smile, too! That one little thing makes it a lot easier to find new friends and connections.

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Will Johnson

Thanks Clifton! You’re the small things can make a big difference

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Mohammad Fazel

I usually before meetups write down the most important subjects and things that are important to be talked.

Then prioritize them so as to get the most of it, if the time is limited.

By the way, thank you for sharing.

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Sandor Dargo

Having #4 combined with #8 and #10 doesn't increase the level of coherence :D

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Will Johnson

That’s the beauty of being human. We have all our favorite ways of doing things. 😎