Has anyone done this?
The other day I walked into a quiznos and had lunch there by my self. It is right across the street from a big IT department and while I was eating, I notice that the majority of the people who ate there was from that IT department. I was thinking of finding local IT departments and trying to social network that way by chatting up with the guys who ate are that area. It would probably be easier just to go to a career fair...but my question has anyone got a job by striking up conversation with IT people like that and getting to know them on a regular basis?