Shortcuts to Passion, Productivity, and Prosperity
Did You Know?
Even with a 5% unemployment rate, there is actually a negative unemployment rate in digital marketing, especially in with small businesses, enterprises, start-ups, and agencies. What does that mean? It means that people with as little as 6 months of work experience can get great paying jobs in digital marketing.
April 2016, Rob Garner and Dan Sturdivant hosted the Workhacker Conference for digital marketers. The event was fun, informative, and motivating. WorkHacker was established to serve the community and help people in North Texas to reach their career goals.
Workhacker also benefits the Digital Career Center, a non-profit corporation that helps people learn basic computer training, hardware, and career advisement.
Workhacker Meetup is born
After the success of the Workhacker Conference, Dan and Rob started a monthly networking Meetup group. The purpose of the WorkHacker Meetup is to educate students, veterans, digital workers, and those looking for career opportunities in digital marketing industry.
Recent meetings and guest speakers
Recent Meetups have covered topics such as helping military veterans transition to private sector employment, personal branding, X. Speakers have included:
- Bill Hunt
- Mel Carson
- Sean Jackson
- Tony Wright
- Lissa Duty
- Beth Kahlich
The fabulous Rae Hoffman — @SugarRae on Twitter — was October’s guest speaker. Her topic was Hacking Your Fears (in Life & Business).
We know Sugar Rae as a digital marketing/social media badass. But who knew about the many personal and business obstacles Rae had to overcome to be the successful businesswoman she is today.
In her inspiring presentation, Rae talked about how she went from a broken home to foster care, living in poverty as a single mother, and raising a child with disabilities. She gave useful information on how she conquered her fears started her business.
An exciting slate of A-list speakers will be scheduled for 2017. We’ll do our best to keep you updated on the details but be sure and join the group on Meetup.com for the latest notifications about upcoming meetings.