you've got cons, you've got your video viewings, you've got your midnight runs with your gaming group to get pancakes. You've got a lot of social events, my progeeks.
So if you want to keep promoting professional geekery, why not make an event just for career geeks like you?
It's easy - you take a coffee shop or cafe, coordinate with various geek groups, and/or throw it up on http://www.meetup.com/. Then keep doing it until you bloody well help people.
There's a variety of things you can do:
- Have people swap job search tips.
- Help the unemployed network.
- Do workshops.
- Commiserate and drink alcoholic beverages.
- Have particular themes.
- Run oddball documentaries on the history of your industries.
Of course whatever benefits these actions have, it also means that people will A) appreciate the potential of professional geekery, and B) They'll be drawn closer together.
Really it just helps for people to have a place to meet with fellow and future pros, whatever you do. It's outside of other events so people aren't distracted, but formal enough that you can work together to help each other out.
Or do the drinking thing. Hey, whatever works.