Recently I’ve been attending events for networking purpose with increasing frequency. Despite that, I feel that I’m not effective at networking. First, I’m not good at breaking the ice. Second, many times I’m stuck with people who are not a “good match”.
Also, some events want you to download their app. My phone is always almost full, so I don’t want to download a dedicated app just for a 1-2 day event.
Since I’m a software developer, I decided to take matters into my own hand and created a service (SaaS) for event organizers to create chatbots for events easily (just connect Eventbrite and a spreadsheet), with “Tinder for events” baked-in I don’t want this post to become a promotion so I won’t mention the name.
I showed my app to a handful of people in the events industry (from LinkedIn), and they all like it, but don’t want to use it (UPDATED: Now some of them do, and more from SEO!) since it’s missing “something”. The problem is, everyone has different ideas. At this moment I realized that “events” is as broad as “IT”.
So, my questions:
- What is the most painful/annoying/boring problem that you often encounter when dealing with attendees?
- Currently, what’s your fix/workaround?
Thank you for your time!