The conference that helps veterans transition into tech
VetsinTech’s annual Invasion conference helps current and returning veterans land jobs in tech. Invasion takes place over two days, offering panel discussions, workshops, and the chance for veterans to network with tech employers. The conference is part of the nonprofit’s mission to help veterans translate their military skills into new employment in the tech space. VetsinTech has 12 veteran-led chapters across the United States, and it’s supported by tech giants like Adobe, Google, and IBM.
Invasion conference used to take place purely in-person in Silicon Valley, which proved financially prohibitive for many attendees. But in 2021, VetsinTech took Invasion virtual for the first time in an effort to reach a wider audience.
The aim was to offer an interactive experience that connected veterans with one another through educational workshops, inspirational speakers, and job opportunities. The event needed to come together with a small team and on a tight timeline.
With those challenges at play, VetsinTech was looking for an easy-to-use event platform that could help them build their community and support interaction among attendees. After extensive research and with several recommendations from its technology partners, VetsinTech chose Hopin to meet their objectives.
Sponsors were eager to connect with veterans about job opportunities, so the ability to easily interact was particularly important to them. To facilitate those connections, VetsinTech provided each sponsor with their own custom booth in Hopin’s Expo area, giving attendees a space where they could learn more about a company and leave contact details if they were interested in a role.
“We were able to bring in a lot of our technology partners, companies like Disney, Adobe, Facebook, Google, and Amazon that we work with on a regular basis. They were able to participate in the Expo area, which is a great feature. Many of our partners had used Hopin before so that was also a big plus for us.” –Oliver Muoto, Head of Marketing, VetsinTech