Engage Digital, working in collaboration with South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals, today announced the Tech Career Expo @ SXSW to take place March 9-10, 2012 at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX. Open to the more than 20,000 SXSW Interactive attendees and non-attendees alike, the Tech Career Expo @ SXSW provides employers the opportunity to recruit top talent from across the nation and around the world and jobseekers exposure to the most innovative technology opportunities in a casual and creative atmosphere.

Tech Career Expo @ SXSW will showcase tech jobs and career opportunities at dozens of interactive companies, from startups to established firms. Professionals involved in all aspects of the technology industry, from engineering, programming and design, to marketing, sales and management are encouraged to attend.

“Engage Digital’s Tech Career Expo @ SXSW is the perfect complement to SXSW Interactive,” said Hugh Forrest, Director of the SXSW Interactive Festival. “Tech Career Expo @ SXSW provides technology professionals a highly concentrated, powerful opportunity to network with hiring companies in one centralized location. We know that lots of hiring traditionally takes place at SXSW Interactive and we think the Tech Career Expo will make that process a lot easier for all parties involved. SXSW is thrilled to help create this environment that will more efficiently bring together top tech talent and innovate companies.”

“This has been a team effort and the first of what we hope will become a premier connection point for talented professionals and growing companies,” said Engage Digital CEO Christopher Sherman.  “SXSW is the perfect partner. Tech Career Expo @ SXSW Interactive attendees are the innovators, the technology vanguard and creative masters, eager to engineer, program, design and manage leading-edge technology solutions.”

The first announced companies to participate in Tech Career Expo @ SXSW are: WhaleShark Media, Inc., AdRevolution, All Web Leads, CompassLearning, COSENTIAL, MapMyFITNESS, Inc., NetSpend Corp., Noesis Energy, PixyKids, SolarWinds, Spacetime Studios, Spredfast, uShip, Inc., Vast.com, and Vertive, LLC.

Additional companies will be announced shortly. Please visit the show web site http://TechCareerExpo.com for company and job details.

Companies like WhaleShark Media, Inc., the largest online coupon and deals marketplace in the world, anticipate that local events like Tech Career SXSW Interactive will deliver a significant lift to overall recruiting efforts, supporting the company’s rapid growth. With dozens of open positions in technology, marketing, product and operations roles, WhaleShark is seeking a diverse, innovative and passionate workforce both locally in Austin and across the country at events like Tech Career Expo @ SXSW. The company has more than doubled its workforce over the last year.

“We are building a world-class technology organization in Austin at WhaleShark Media and are looking across the country for potential employees who have a profound desire to innovate within the world of e-commerce,” said Paul Rogers, Chief Technology Officer, WhaleShark Media, Inc. “Events like Tech Career Expo @ SXSW will provide us access to some of the best minds in the country, and we’re pulling out all the stops to show job hunters why working at WhaleShark is the right next step in their careers.

“As we work to fill more than 30 open positions, recruiting talent with an expertise in consumer facing e-commerce products continues to be a key focus for our company as we join other businesses in expanding the hi-tech talent pool here in Austin, TX,” said Jaime Thomas, Director of Talent Acquisition, WhaleShark Media, Inc.  “Events like the Tech Career Expo @ SXSW will help us, we believe, achieve our recruiting goals as more job seekers learn about WhaleShark Media and our leading brands like RetailMeNot.com.”

Tech Career Expo @ SXSW is open Friday, March 9th from 11am to 5pm and Saturday, March 10th from 12pm to 5pm at the Austin Music Hall located at 208 Nueces, Austin, TX 78701. Jobseekers interested in connecting with employers prior to the show should visit the optional pre-registration page. Companies interested in participating can secure space by calling 512-633-4132 or emailing careerexpo@engagedigital.com

About Engage Digital

The Tech Career Expo @ SXSW is owned and operated by Austin-based Engage Digital. Engage creates and produces technology-focused industry conferences and trade expositions. Upcoming events include the Tech Career Expo @ SXSW (March 9-10, 2012 in Austin), App Dev Hackathon @ SXSW (March 9-10, 2012 in Austin), the Digital Kids Conference (April 25-26, 2012 in Los Angeles), App Conference and Hackathon (October 2012 – San Francisco, Bay Area).  More information can be found at http://EngageDigital.com

SXSW is a trademark of SXSW, Inc. and is used under license. Tech Career Expo is a trademark of Engage Digital.

CONTACT

Tim Williams
Engage Digital
512-289-8687
tim@engagedigital.com

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