FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tech Career Expo.

What is Tech Career Expo?

Tech Career Expo, produced by event company Engage Digital, is the premier job fair, showcasing the best tech jobs and career opportunities available. Tech Career Expo’s have been held in San Francisco and Austin, TX.  The Tech Career Expo takes place March 8-9, 2013 in Austin, Texas at the same time as SXSW.  We are not affiliated with Interactive, so no badge is required to attend.

Tech Career Expo provides an unmatched opportunity for employers and talented professionals from across the nation and around the world to meet and network in one central location. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales.

Who can attend Tech Career Expo?

The Tech Career Expo is free and open to everyone. If you’re looking for a new job in the tech industry or just want to see what’s out there, you’re welcome to stop by.

What are the dates and hours?

Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

Where is the Tech Career Expo?

The next Tech Career Expo takes place in Austin Texas at Rivals Steakhouse, one block from the Austin Convention Center, on the corner of 5th and Trinity St. The address is 11 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701.  (Google Maps link)

Who is expected to attend?

Tech Career Expo attendees are the innovators, the technology vanguard and creative masters eager to engineer, program and design leading edge technology solutions. They crave new ideas and are pushing the envelope in their chosen fields. Attendees are those professionals driving themselves and the industry forward.

We expect most of the participants to be mid-level to senior-level professionals. Tech Career Expo gives you the opportunity to reach thousands of national and international technology professionals without ever leaving Austin.

Tech Career Expo will be marketed nationally as well as in the Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio markets so we expect to see technology professionals from these markets attend as well.

How many people are expected to attend?

We are expecting 2,000-3,000 people – perhaps more – to attend Tech Career Expo.  Our 2012 Tech Career Expo saw 2,100 people pre-register for the event online on our web site.  More than 2,300 walked through the door at the event.  Of course there is no real way to know for sure, but we are taking optional pre-registrations on the Tech Career Expo web site.

Is this a first time event?

No. This is the 3rd Tech Career Expo.  This is our 2nd annual event in Austin. In 2012, we were an official SXSW Interactive event. This year we are not affiliated with Interactive but still take place the first two days of that event.

We have also held the Tech Career Expo in San Francisco. For additional details about previous events please our Past Events page.  You can also view videos and photos of previous events.

Who is behind the Tech Career Expo?  Who is Engage Digital?

The company behind the Tech Career Expo, Engage Digital, has been producing producing and marketing conferences and tradeshows and doing so since 2003. The Austin-based Engage Digital has produced prominent events in Silicon Valley, New York, Austin, Los Angeles and London. Engage Digital is run by Christopher Sherman.

More information about Engage Digital can be found at http://EngageDigital.com.

Why would a company want to exhibit or sponsor the Tech Career Expo?

Instead of working with job seekers in numerous different locations, Tech Career Expo will bring the top talent you want. In just two days, you’ll be able to talk face-to-face with thousands of qualified job seekers interested in your company and your team. We’re making the job hiring process quicker and easier than ever.

What type of companies participate?

Employers recruiting include established companies and early stage startups. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales. As of January 2013 more than 35 companies have signed up to recruit technology talent.  They have more than 2,600+ open positions.

As of January 2013 participating companies include: WhaleShark Media (RetailMeNot.com); Groupon, Inc.; Quantcast; Advisory Board Company; ARC; athenahealth; CSID; Dell; eBay Inc.; Pandora; Reddwerks; Volusion; CompassLearning; Data Foundry; Enova; Evernote; Gemalto; Intel; Isis Mobile Commerce; Luna Data Solutions, Inc.; MapMyFitness, Inc.; Patient Conversation Media;  SailPoint; Samsung Austin Semiconductor; SendGrid; Sparefoot.com; Spredfast; SurveyMonkey; T3; United Airlines; Visa; Viacom; Yelp; Yodle and Zoosk.

More companies are expected to join the line up prior to the show. You can check our web site, twitter stream or Facebook page for updates.

What does it cost to participate?

A table top display can be ordered online. Please view the ordering page for additional details. You can increase your presence with multiple tables or by augmenting your exhibit space with a variety of other sponsorship opportunities.  The sales kit has the details.

If you don’t want a table but want other exposure we can meet those needs as well. Just contact us for a full sponsorship kit.

Will exhibitors receive a copy of the attendee list?

We are encouraging job seekers to visit the website to pre-register prior to the Expo. This is optional. This list of pre-registered attendees will be made available to exhibitors prior to the show. This will help attendees and employers connect prior to the event.