8 Ways Tech Employees Can Learn More About Tech Industry Trends

tech industry trendsWhat is one awesome event or class tech employees should consider to stay on top of tech industry trends?

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

1. Flexible Meetup Events

Jyot SinghI personally prefer meetup events that allow you to pick and choose depending on what you want to learn. Plus, most of the events are local, which provides great networking opportunities.

– Jyot SinghRTS Labs

2. Startup Grind

john ramptonStartup Grind is one of the best events on the planet. You’ll meet entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game and can tell you exactly how they started their startup and what you can do to do the same. You’ll also meet other amazing entrepreneurs like yourself to help you improve!

– John RamptonHost

3. NYTM or Similar Meetups

carlo ciscoFor the New York startup scene, New York Tech Meetup has become an iconic representation of the community at large, but it also remains a great channel to see the latest and greatest in local innovation. Attending meetups like NYTM is a good way to get a sense for the broader market, based on attendees, presentations, etc.

– Carlo CiscoSELECT

4. SXSW

Randy RayessSXSW is the largest annual tech event, where many companies showcase their new tech products. This event attracts a lot of great talent from the tech industry. Whether you’re looking for partners, employees, customers, or to learn about about new trends, SXSW is a great event.

– Randy RayessVenturePact

5. Code Academy and 99U Conference

Alexis LevineCode Academy online is an outlet where you can learn to interactively code online for free. One event to look into is the 99U Conference.The conference brings together top visionaries and researchers, who share strategies and techniques on how to bring your ideas to life.

– Alexis LevineSavvy Media

6. Udemy.com

Rob FultonI’ve often referred people to Udemy.com as a great network of online classes you can take to beef up your skills, but their Technical Writing and Editing course is top notch. It’s very basic and easy to follow — and it sets up a great foundation for understanding technology’s in’s and out’s so you can be writing an app in no time.

– Rob FultonExponential Black

7. Velocity

Phil ChenVelocity is a web performance and operations conference held yearly in several locations. The amount of talent that attends is amazing and the conference speakers are all in the trenches authoring or implementing new relevant technologies at scale. The focus is 90 percent technology and 10 percent sales, which is a great ratio.

– Phil ChenSystems Watch

8. The Intel Developer Forum

Andrew SchrageMost of the top tech minds from across the globe typically attend the Intel Developer Forum, and it usually features some of the most current trends and developments in the tech space, as well as new hardware and software designs.

– Andrew SchrageMoney Crashers Personal Finance

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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.