You could fill your days with networking-type events here in Ottawa. You could quit your job and live forever as a professional networker, and I actually think that might be a thing that exists.
I try and attend one or two networky things a month. It keeps me connected, but not over-busy. You may recall, I have like 600 fitness classes that I need attend, so...
The two I opted for this month are:
The fact that they were both hosted at breweries was not a conscious decision but probably not an accident, either.
Networking for Nerds was an eclectic scene. Unlike CSAE's where I more or less knew exactly what crew I was rolling with, NfN had a pretty varied crowd. It had board games, and, quite randomly, a N64 set up with Goldeneye (1997). It also had PRIZES which I WON because I can rattle off trivia like a CHAMP. Topics I correctly answered pertained to Firefly, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and X-Men, just in case you were wondering about my nerd cred. I won a gift certificate to Escape Manor (a blog post unto itself) & tax return services from Moe Tabesh CPA, CGA, (important).
Would recommend both to all - both the events, and the venues. Good folks, good chats, good beers.
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