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Insights / April 6, 2015

Shake Some Hands

By Abby Breyer

While software developers are historically known for their outgoing personalities, at times even the friendliest people among us struggle to make new connections.

In all seriousness, we love people. Even so, walking up to someone you don’t know and starting a conversation isn’t an easy thing to do. But standing in a corner by yourself isn’t really a healthy thing to do.

This week, while we’re chilling at the DIVI launch party and soaking up some serious knowledge at minnebar, we’re going to get out there and shake some hands. Say hello, introduce ourselves, ask interesting questions of the people we meet, and maybe even learn something new. Sure, it’s going to be awkward for some (okay, most) of us. But, really — stumbling through a conversation with someone new is no more awkward than standing in a dark corner pretending to check your phone so as to avoid eye contact.

I mean, c’mon. No one has that many emails at 6pm on a Tuesday.

So, be sure to say hello if you see any of our faces out and about this week. If we don’t get to you first, that is.