Gen Con draws top tech talent to The Circle City
Forty-eight stories above downtown Indianapolis, held at the height of Gen Con, TechPoint seized on the opportunity to draw in some of the world’s top tech talent and introduce them to the Indy tech community.
TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers (LXP) event drew more than 200 tech builders and software developers from 21 states. Salesforce, Interactive Intelligence, TinderBox, SmarterHQ, Angie’s List, Apparatus, Teradata, hc1.com, and NextGear Capital came with their A-game.
Representing some of Indianapolis’ best and most successful tech companies, D’Amore Events on top of Chase Tower at Monument Circle was turned into a showcase of what Indy has to offer job seekers.
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“It was the exact type of event tech companies and the software community needed,” said Brittney Baxter, Manager of Global Student Programs for Interactive Intelligence. “It was an event that really focused on the programmers, not just the general tech worker. TechPoint nailed it with the atmosphere and the tone they set. Companies were given a platform to showcase who we are in a relaxed and very fun environment.
“Software developers know they are highly sought after,” Baxter continued. “The unique part of LXP was to get people outside of the city and state to experience Indy and what we have to offer. Having more events like this opens the developer community up a bit more and gives them a relaxed, no-pressure environment to learn what companies are out there.”
“Networking opportunities, attractive lifestyle options and economic prospects at Techpoint events is critical to telling our story that Indianapolis is a cool place to live and work,” said Kim Brand, president of 3D Parts Manufacturing. “We were mobbed from the start of LXP! Dozens of our fellow ‘tech nerds’ stopped by to check us out. I believe we impressed the crowd with our cool 3D printing tech.”