We wait all year for events like Comic Con that bring together glorious, witty Black Girl Nerds. There is nothing better than meeting fellow nerds over a happy hour or a four-hour line for an interesting panel. But what if it was easier to meet cool, smart ladies between events?
Hey, nerds – we have a way! Black Girl Nerds has partnered up with free networking app Shapr to offer the easiest way to connect with our community and other like-minded folks. Shapr is a completely free app that introduces nearby people who share your interests and want to grab a cup of coffee.
The app allows you to quickly set up a profile that includes a profile picture, your job title, and the reason you network such as finding new friends in your area or launching your startup. From there, you add up to ten interests – these can range from more professional interests such as #photography or #writing to more nerdy interests such as #comicbooks.
Shapr’s smart algorithm will then create a daily batch of profiles for you to browse. Swipe right when you want to meet someone, and left when you’d rather pass. You’ll be notified when there is a match and can then message your match to make a plan for meeting up.
To be clear – the goal is professional and friendly networking, not dating. So if you are either looking to get your foot in the door at interesting conversations or just connect with someone who shares your interests and grab coffee this app is for you.
To find the Black Girl Nerd community on the app, make sure you add #BlackGirlNerds as one of your 10 interests on the app. This interest tag will help connect you with the entrepreneurs, bloggers, and geeks already in our community. You may find your next colleague, co-founder or comic con companion.
So what you are you waiting for? Click here to create your free Shapr profile and join our community!
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.