Whether you are just starting a career or fully embedded in an industry, solid contacts are invaluable. Right now, people mostly use friends of friends or industry events to network. Social networks such as LinkedIn can be used to make connections, but like Facebook, LinkedIn is usually more about acknowledging an existing relationship than creating a new one, especially one of real substance.
That’s where Twenty comes in. The project, a work-in-progress from a team of Hack Reactor students, connects users with professionals in their area for 20-minute meet-ups.