It's easy to get started with Shhmooze...
Download Shhmooze to your smartphone.
Create your profile. Add a photograph, your job title, some information about yourself.
Browse the list of nearby conferences and meetups and check-in to the event you're at. Now people can see you – and you can see them.
Check out the 'who's here' list – and see who's useful or interesting for you. Found someone useful? Break the ice by 'waving' at them or sending them a message.
And here's the important bit: arrange a face-to-face meetup, then put your phone away, and go get to know the person you need to chat to.