If you organise it, they will come. And they did, from far and wide…representing recruiting, HR, technology, job boards, branding, marketing and many other disciplines. Some had laptops, some had smartphones, some had cameras, and all had a lot of ideas and passion.
I met loads of great people today, and there were plenty more that I didn’t get time to talk to. Hope to put that right tomorrow.
So exciting to put faces to names, personalities to tweets. And for me, Twitter is what today was all about. Without Twitter there wouldn’t be a TruLondon and I wouldn’t have met so many great people. I know them all from Twitter, and whilst they all feel like friends and contacts, you can’t beat meeting in person. Real face time.
As for today, it was by turns chaotic and thought-provoking, disorganised and inspiring…exactly what an UNconference should be!
I talked candidate experience.
I talked job boards.
I talked Gen Y (when do we not!)
I talked blogging.
I talked employer and employee branding.
I talked social learning.
And I met loads of intelligent, fascinating and inspiring people!
I was called a rockstar!
I was called enigmatic!
I was told I was talking BS on HR Happy Hour!
I was shouted down for making a ‘political rant’ in the Gen Y debate!
And I didn’t mind one bit!
And that’s not all…
I popped out at lunchtime and had coffee with 2 Twitter buddies, one of whom I’d never met before…she happened to be in Central London today.
This evening I went to a gig with three friends that I first met through Twitter. Turns out we all liked the same band. Midlake – an evening of glorious, cosmic country folk from Denton, Texas.
February 18th 2010 – a day when I did so much with so many people, all of whom I met through Twitter.
Friends tell me that they don’t ‘get’ Twitter. They don’t have the time and they don’t see the point. They’ve got enough friends and contacts without spending time online meeting new ones.
They should have spent today with me!