This is a very special event brought to you by our education partner, General Assembly (GA) in association with the Silicon Valley startup, Slack.
Slack is a neat little group communication tool that is quirky and fun to use. The leadership & the organising teams at Silicon Beach use Slack everyday as we orchestrate the rising tide of Silicon Beach throughout the nation.
Thanks to Slack, not only have we completely eliminated time consuming meetings, we are well on our way to eliminating the dreaded email threads among the team. Thanks to Slack, we don’t say “let’s discuss this at our next meeting” … instead, ideas get typed into Slack and brainstormed and implemented through it’s tight integration with various project management tools (eg. Todoist, Trello, Things), Google Drive, Dropbox etc.
Earlier this year, Slack opened their Asia-Pacific HQ in Melbourne. Read their blog post on the opening. This is your chance to join us at the Slack HQ in Melbourne.
About This Event
Have you ever wanted to dive into the vibrant, fast-paced world of tech and startups, but don’t know how to write a line of code? Or have you always dreamed of landing a job in a tech startup but don’t have the tech CV required to get a foot in the door?
The nature of tech jobs is evolving as technology becomes the bones of any innovative companies. It’s not just programming and engineering, there are a wealth of opportunities available for ambitious knowledge workers.
Slack, the Silicon Valley startup that’s out to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive, and General Assembly present this free evening event — ‘Not a programmer but want to work in tech?’ at the newly opened Slack Melbourne office to answer your burning questions.
We’ll dive into a discussion with Slack’s APAC leads around:
The roles available in tech startups for creatives,
communicators & “people people”
what it takes to land a job in a tech company like Slack
the skills recruiters look forfuture tech jobs
the importance of Customer Experience in a tech startup like Slack
work life and culture offered by companies like Slack and other startups
the opportunities currently available in Slack’s Melbourne team
Please note: this is not an event for developers (unless you’re looking for a career change!)