Hacks/Hackers Boston - LinkedIn for Professionals

When: Wed February 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Organization: Hacks Hackers Boston

Location: 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Website: http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/events/101159862/

Do you have a strategy for getting the most out of LinkedIn? Can you point to real business wins you’ve earned because of that strategy?

Most professionals use LinkedIn passively, only increasing their usage while looking to hire or be hired. Many successes people cite from LinkedIn are ones that came from just being at the right place at the right time. However, as a 200 million person self-updating data set of professional credentials, relationship maps and business actions, LinkedIn is a powerful tool to be used skillfully and proactively in any role where relationships are helpful to success.

This 90 minute interactive discussion will be led by Dave Gowel at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Topics covered include:

Privacy & Security

Profile Optimization

Proper Network Growth

Proactive Business Usage & Strategies


David Gowel is the CEO of RockTech, a tech start-up he co-founded to help corporations be more productive by increasing user adoption of underutilized technologies. With an initial focus on the underutilized LinkedIn and Salesforce.com platforms, RockTech is headquartered in Cambridge with an office in New York City.

Dave is West Point graduate, having served as a US Army Ranger and Armor combat platoon leader in Iraq.  He is the author of “The Power in a Link” (Wiley, 2011) and was ‘knighted’ a LinkedIn Jedi in the Boston Globe and Inc.com.