San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Following the success of last years #TruSanFran, and after events in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, Bucharest, Budapest, Capetown, Johannesburg Boston, and Paris since inception in 2009, the #Tru carnival is coming back to San Francisco on Thursday, August 16th (9AM- 5PM)
The #tru event will be hosted and sponsored by TalentBin at their San Francisco headquarters. TalentBin is the #1 search engine designed to surface the best techical talent across the open web. You can check them out at www.talentbin.com
What is a Recruiting Unconference?
The Recruiting Unconferences or TRU Events are a series of pure unconferences organised worldwide, where the emphasis is on conversation, communication and the free exchange of ideas and experiences, (dis)organized by Bill Boorman.TRU events where founded in November 2009 and have since taken place more than 25 times on 4 continents.Recruiting Unconferences are based on the unconference or BarCamp principle, this means that everybody can be an active participant instead of listening to speakers and watching presentations all day.The emphasis is on communication and the free exchange of ideas and experiences where the participants fuel the conversations, all spiced up and (dis)organized by Bill Boorman.TRU events have proven to be a great way to learn a lot in a very short time, but also to meet new people and network.
Who should attend?
Participants come from the people space globally, usually in the field of Recruiting (both corporate and third-party recruiters), Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Branding, Social Media, Technology Developers and Vendors.
How does it work?
The format of a TRU Event is to run a minimum of 3 tracks each hour. The tracks are started by a track leader who has some experience of the discussion topic. The role of the track leader is to start the conversation and let the conversation evolve wherever it goes. Participants are actively encouraged to move between tracks according to what they need individually.
- No Presentations
- No PowerPoint
- No Pitching
- No Name Tags
- No Dress Code
No presentations because the best knowledge is in the room by bringing together participants from all kinds of backgrounds with a shared interest.
No PowerPoint because we want the eyes to meet in the middle and everyone to have the floor.
No pitching because people will buy from you if they respect what you say, not what you pitch.
No name badges because we believe that if you don’t know who someone is you should simply introduce yourself.
No dress code because we want you to feel comfortable and focus on the conversations.
This video of images from #TruLondon 2012 will give you a taste of what to expect:
What can you expect?
This video from #TruLondon in February 2012 should give you a good idea.
Parking Information for the event: Street Parking fills up quickly after 8AM. There is a parking lot behind 1550 Bryant for $10/day.
*Breakfast and coffee sponsored by TalentBin
When & Where
TalentBin finds all the wonderful things candidates do across the entire social web, and then combines it all together into a one-stop search shop for talent pros to find candidates and reach out.
Our talent search engine creates “implicit resumes” leveraging the data exhaust that people leave on the Internet. For example, it pulls together data about software developers by looking at their activity on Github, StackOverflow, Quora, Meetup, and Twitter – allowing recruiters to get a comprehensive view of their areas of interest/skills.
You might think of it as LinkedIn's recruiting tools, but for the whole web.
Like this: http://youtu.be/Jvjpj88f-LU