Tech Career Expo @ SXSW 2012

The Tech Career Expo 2013 returns Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013
in Austin, TX. Please visit our current site at

The first Tech Career Expo @ SXSW Interactive took place March 9-10, 2012 at the Austin Music Hall. Open free (no badge required) to the more than 20,000 SXSW Interactive attendees and non-attendees alike, this official SXSW event showcased the best tech jobs and career opportunities from across the technology and interactive media industry.

Not your normal career fair, Tech Career Expo is an unmatched opportunity for employers and talented professionals from across the nation and around the world to meet and network in one central location at SXSW. Positions range from development, design and engineering to management, marketing and sales.

71 companies are showcasing more than 2,000 fantastic career opportunities.
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Bazaarvoice Epic Etsy Scripps Networks Interactive
PulsePoint Experis Socialware
SailPoint Technologies  Google SolarWinds
WhaleShark Media, Inc. Groupon Spacetime Studios
ACC Continuing Education Specific Media
AdRevolution HT Staffing Spotify
Affinegy Indigo Solutions Spredfast
All Web Leads Kinesis Survey Technologies T3
ARC TabbedOut
Ascendant Technology Lab126 TEKsystems Luna Data Solutions, Inc. The Advisory Board
Athenahealth MapMyFITNESS, Inc. The Nerdery
BancVue MaxPoint Interactive
Bonobos NBCUniversal, Inc. TWIA
Braintree NetSpend Corp  Twilio Noesis Energy UnboundID
CompassLearning uShip, Inc.
Cosential Volusion
Data Foundry Patient Conversation Media vtrIT
Dell Pixykids Walt Disney Animation Studios
Dimensional Quicken Loans WP Engine
Dropbox Rackspace Hosting Yodle
. Reddwerks .

Dice Blog Network Covers Tech Career Expo interviewing companies and candidates about their experiences:


Thanks to the more than 2,000 people that braved the rain and joined us at this year’s Tech Career Expo @ SXSW. For those of you who missed it view the 1st floor and 2nd floor walkthroughs below:


With only a few days remaining we offer the following attendee tips. We look forward to seeing you at the Austin Music Hall on March 9-10.  Not your normal career fair, Tech Career Expo @ SXSW is uniquely SXSW in flavor – from the location – the Austin Music Hall – to our style and presentation. Casual but professional are key elements here.

With this in mind we offer a top 10 Tech Career Expo @ SXSW attendee tips:

1. Location and Hours
2. Travel Details (Bus, Car Parking, Walking, Etc…)
3. 66 Exhibiting Companies
4. Career Advancement Sessions
5. How to Dress for TCE @ SXSW
6. Connecting with Employers: Your Contact Information
7. Friday Night App Hackathon (same location) @ 7pm
8. Saturday Happy Hour @ 5pm
9  Tell a Friend, Come with a Friend
10. Have Fun

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Career advancement these days takes more than landing a new job. That’s why Tech Career Expo @ SXSW is presenting rapid-fire Career Strategy Sessions on the state of the tech job market. Join us on the 2nd floor of the Austin Music Hall for intelligence on the following topics and more:

  • Current salary benchmarks
  • Career strategies
  • Most sought-after positions
  • Secrets from recruiters
  • And more….

You’ll leave with a better sense of your worth and new-found insight on how to effectively navigate your career. Full schedule below.

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The Tech Career Expo takes place at the Austin Music Hall.  SXSW Interactive takes place at 14 difference campuses but a good majority of it is at the Convention Center. It is an easy walk from the convention center to the music hall but you can also rest your feet and take our luxury, Tech Career Expo SXSW Shuttle bus. The Tech Career Expo SXSW Shuttle stop is at the corner of San Jacinto Blvd and 4th Street (one block west of the Convention Center – near the Residence Inn by Marriott). The bus runs continuously, picking up every 30 minutes, starting at 11am on Friday and 12pm on Saturday. The shuttle runs from 11am to 5pm on Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday.

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Few can say they found a job at the same place where Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, BB King and Willie Nelson all brought down the house. But this is SXSW, and where one would normally expect to find talent on stage at the iconic Austin Music Hall, this talent show is about you and your future. And it’s looking pretty bright, if you’re on the tech industry’s cutting edge.

60 companies (and beer) are now on tap, with an eye on SXSW’s international talent pool at the first Tech Career Expo @ SXSW. Open to SXSW attendees and non-attendees alike, the event is a can’t-miss, come-as-you-are affair, even if you’re not in the market for a job.

So what does great talent look like? Just ask Aviv Wecler, recruiting lead at online marketing solutions provider Yodle. “We look for engineers who truly understand what it takes to build great software and want to solve challenging business problems with cutting-edge technology,” says Wecler. “Top engineers are customer focused, take pride in what they do and are energized to make a significant impact on Yodle and our industry. The ability to juggle more than three objects at a time while dodging Nerf bullets comes in handy too.”


Volunteer Coordinator for Tech Career Expo is accepting applications for a limited number of hard-working, knowledgeable, enthusiastic people who are interested in serving as members of the support team.  Are you up to the challenge?  If so read more.


Recruiting at SXSW used to be done in the hallways, in the back alley or on street corners. Looking for a job at SXSW used to be a mess. Conversely, employers looking for talent were left to their own devices. Not so this year.  In just 24 days, as SXSW 2012 kicks off, recruiting will come to its own at SXSW with the new Tech Career Expo @ SXSW (March 9-10 at the Austin Music Hall).

Just as the SXSW Accelerator does a fantastic job of catering to the founder/entrepreneur and investor-attendee at SXSW, the Tech Career Expo serves the needs of the professional eager to accelerate their career with a new, exciting position.  If multibillion-dollar companies are formed from business models on cocktail napkins, then why not find your next career opportunity over a beer at the iconic Austin Music Hall.

In fact, 47 companies (so far) will be showcasing 2,000+ careers that range from Cloud Architect to Director of Brand Marketing. Participating companies include public companies:  Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), (NYSE:CRM); late stage startups and industry leaders such as Bazaarvoice, Rackspace Hosting, PulsePoint, WhaleShark Media; and exciting early-stage startups such as TabbedOut, Pixykids, MapMyFITNESS, Inc., and NBCUniversal, Inc. (okay, just kidding on that last one).

Regardless of your interest and passion, the Tech Career Expo @ SXSW is the first place to be start your next career adventure. Don’t just interview. Come down to the Austin Music Hall and talk shop.


With SXSW now less than 30 days away we are pleased to share the news that 45 employers  are participating in the Tech Career Expo. Combined they are offering 2,000 jobs tied to development, design, engineering, management, marketing and sales. Finding your next job may be as easy as venturing out to the Austin Music Hall for some light networking on March 9-10.  And more exhibitors are still joining us.  Come talk shop, have a beer, listen to some music and land your next gig.


Recruiters at Tech Career Expo @ SXSW are looking to SXSW’s international audience as a powerful source for talent and have identified the following positions as those most highly sought-after and difficult to fill: software engineers and developers, cloud architects, interactive user-interface and experience designers, technical trainers, channel-enablement managers, Web analytics strategists, GIS database developers and system/network administrators. Not every position carries a techie badge. Participating companies also need business analysts, product marketers, sales managers or more.

Additionally, recruiters say they will be especially on the lookout for hard-to-find skills that run the gamut from software development in Python, PHP, Linux, Apache and MySQLWeb development frameworks, to those involving UI Architecture, JavaScript OO Design and JavaScript frameworks/libraries in Sencha, MooTools, JQuery, etc. Companies are also searching for CSS expertise and professionals versed in Selenium, Chef/Puppet, Openstack, Ruby on Rails, Matlab, Pro/E, SaaS, and virtualization. Storage area network experience and information security skills and are also highly sought after, as are skills in Django, PostGIS, Sitecore, SharePoint, UX, Java and Drupal.