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.

This Tech Career Expo takes place September 25-26, 2013 in San Francisco, CA during and in the middle of Oracle OpenWorld. We are not affiliated with OpenWorld so no badge is required to attend.  OpenWorld takes place in Moscone West, South and North – just a minute’s walk away.

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.  It is open only to individuals with badges to either Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne and/or MySQL Connect.

What are the dates and hours?

Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, June 26

11 am to 4 pm both days

Where is the Tech Career Expo?

The Tech Career Expo takes place in San Francisco, CA at Jillians, right in the midst of OpenWorld which takes place in Moscone West, South and North – just a minute’s walk away. The address is 175 Fourth Street  San Francisco, CA 94103 (Google Map 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 the Bay Area.

Tech Career Expo will be marketed nationally throughout the Bay Area 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 2013 Tech Career Expo Austin saw 4,100 people pre-register for the event online on our web site.  More than 2,400 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 4th Tech Career Expo.  Our 2nd in the Bay Area.

We have also held the Tech Career Expo in Austin. 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?

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

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

Tech Career Expo is not affiliated with Oracle or Oracle OpenWorld.

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?

Recruiting employers include established companies and early stage startups. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales. Most are focused on engineering and development.

The following companies and more have participated in Tech Career Expos: WhaleShark Media (RetailMeNot.com); Groupon, Inc.; Advisory Board Company; Quantcast; Microsoft; ARC; athenahealth; Bazaarvoice; Comcast; CompassLearning; CSID; Data Foundry;Dell; Digby; eBay Inc.; Enova; Evernote; Gemalto; General Motors; HostGator.com; Intel; Isis Mobile Commerce; Kinnser Software; Luna Data Solutions, Inc.; MapMyFitness, Inc.; Mitratech; Myspace ; Pandora; Patient Conversation Media; Public Consulting Group , Reddwerks, SailPoint, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, SendGrid, Sparefoot.com; Spredfast; SurveyMonkey; T3; Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA); United Airlines; Viacom; Visa; Volusion; Yelp; Yodle; Zenoss and Zoosk.

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.