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The Coffee Club # 7: Take your Tech Career to the Next Level with Networking

On our last Coffee Club show, we discussed starting new habits.

If you are looking to start a new habit that will boost your professional growth, join us for our next episode of Coffee Club on the 9th of February. We will be discussing the topic of tech networking, which is a great habit to work on for a successful career in IT. 

After all, no person is an island – having supportive friends and impactful colleagues around you can go a long way. But where and how do you find them?

Dalia has invited Cassidy Williams and Kelly Hoey to this discussion to ask them about making connections, how to manage your inner ‘relationship-building machine’, and how introverts do when it comes to networking.

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We’re constantly hearing how important it is to network for career growth, but how exactly do we network successfully? In this episode of Coffee Club, Cassidy Williams, Kelly Hoey, and Dalia Abo Sheasha will be talking about how to build a professional network and take your career to the next level. They’ll also talk about some of the common challenges faced during networking and how to overcome them.

Bring your coffee/tea/favorite beverage and join us!

Our speakers:


Dalia Abo Sheasha

Dalia joined JetBrains as a Developer Advocate in October 2020. She is an experienced speaker and Java developer who understands how enterprise developers work and the challenges they face. As a passionate programmer with many high-profile projects to her name, including Open Liberty and EclipseLink (JPA), she has created helpful tools for migrating to newer versions of Java.

Kelly Hoey

Kelly is a connector, networking expert, and author of ‘Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World’. In her book, workshops, and presentations, she looks at networking through a modern, fresh lens to help people learn how to connect for success in the social media age. Kelly’s career has been filled with many twists and turns. She practiced law in Toronto before finding her happy path.

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy loves to make memes, dreams, and software. She’s worked for various companies, large and small, advises startups, and she’s had the honor of working with multiple non-profits, including cKeys and Hacker Fund, as their Director of Outreach. She’s active in the developer community and is one of Glamour Magazine’s 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn’s Top Professionals 35 & Under. As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in many events, including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, TEDx, the United Nations, and hundreds of other technical events. She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” She loves mechanical keyboards and karaoke.

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