Tomorrow, at the Vancouver Convention Centre by the Waterfront, the Massive Technology Show returns to Vancouver. This show means a little bit more to me than other trade shows. When we were considering moving to Vancouver, it was the Massive show that was the reason that we made our first exploratory trip here from Boston, so that I could get the feel of the local business climate, and perhaps even find a job. We also used the visit to look for a place to live. It’s a good thing we did. The show not only ended up putting me in touch with my first employer (and Provincial Nominee sponsor), but a chance chat with someone in the Beer Garden at the end of the show resulted in us locating (and eventually purchasing) the condo where we now live. It’s rare that an industry show can become a life-changing event, but that’s exactly what the 2005 Massive Technology Show ended up being for me.
So, now it’s two years later, and I’m once again looking for a job, but this time I’ve got lot more knowledge about the area, Canadian work experience, and most importantly, Permanent Resident status. I’m hoping that this year’s show proves as helpful as it was in 2005.
I’ve got a couple dozen print copies of my resumé, have printed up new business cards, and even established a business blog (in which I’ve got a few entries already) in my area of expertise. Today I got a haircut. Vancouver Businesses looking for a User Interface Designer, here I come!