Exploring Local IT Functions: 5 Networking Events to Attend in September

If you’re considering making the move to a career in IT – or if you’re already a Carolina Career College student – we recommend getting involved in local IT groups. Networking is a great way to make connections as you transition to a new career and there’s no shortage of IT groups to join in the Triangle. 

Are you lost on where to find groups of like-minded professionals? Meetup is a great place to find local networking events, not just in the world of tech, but in just about any category you can imagine. 

Online forums are another great resource for connecting with IT professionals and learning about networking events in the area. Chances are that if you’re looking for IT networking events, other people in your area are as well! 

We recommend making it your goal to attend at least one networking event every month. And, to make reaching that goal even easier for you, we’ve rounded up a list of five upcoming IT networking events you can attend in September. 

1. Downtown Techies Raleigh Happy Hour hosted by Downtown Techies
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Downtown Techies is a group of technology professionals living and/or working in Raleigh that meets to talk about tech, startups, and software products.

2. Cyber Security Networking and Information hosted by Raleigh ISSA
Thursday, September 5, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

ISSA is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals that holds monthly meetings about industry topics. 

3. Cybersecurity 101 – Lunch hosted by Tech Talent South – Raleigh
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 

Tech Talent South – Raleigh is a group dedicated to developing tech talent in the South to help make the Triangle the country’s next big tech hub. 

4. Getting Started in Tech hosted by Learn to Code | Thinkful Raleigh
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 

Learn to Code | Thinkful Raleigh helps individuals in Raleigh gain tech knowledge, with events that are focused on growing your career and building skills. 

5. Triangle Tech Net hosted by Triangle TechBreakfast
Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00 am to 10:00 am

Triangle TechBreakfast is a group that brings in presenters to demo their technologies from a wide range of industries, giving attendees to learn about different aspects of technology and how it plays a part in different fields. 

Commit to attending one of these networking events in September (or another one you find!) to help you continue to grow in your new IT career. You might be surprised about what you learn or who you meet. 

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