Hunting for a Tech Job? This May Be the Place

Uncubed, the tech-employment platform, is coming to Brooklyn with a skills conference and job fair

An earlier edition of Uncubed, where participants can learn skills and meet employers (Photos courtesy of Uncubed)

Uncubed, which was founded in Brooklyn in 2012, is coming home again, at least for a week. Now headquartered in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Uncubed is an event- and video-based job platform where employers upload classes about what it’s actually like to work at their companies in an effort to attract top talent. This coming week the company will have a two-part skills-and-jobs conference in Brooklyn called NYC Uncubed.

The first is called Skill Talks and takes place Mon., Nov. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel and Brooklyn Bowl. Founders, VPs, CTOs and other leaders will offer a behind-the-scenes look into the challenges they’re facing and how they’re working to solve them, plus the digital skills you’ll need to join their teams, the organizers say.

The speakers will include executives from Meetup, StrideNY, Dataminir, Google, Movable Ink and New York Code + Design Academy. (Readers of The Bridge can get a 25% discount on the admission fee by using the following code when signing up: TheBridgeBK)

Uncubed draws both tech talent and major employers

The second event, a job fair, happens Thurs., Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Industry City in Sunset Park. Participants will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives of innovative, fast-growing companies. Beer, music and other attractions will be served up.

Among more than 50 hiring companies on hand will be Google, BuzzFeed, Jet, United Technologies, Trivago, Snap and Adobe. (Readers of The Bridge can get a 50% discount on admission by using the following code: TheBridgeBK50)

As The Bridge has reported, Uncubed’s mission is to “make work human” again through connection and to break free from the cubicle zones pioneered by designer Herman Miller in the 1960s.