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We’re live on the air tonight with episode 52 of The IT in The D show.

We’ve also got a whole bunch of new blog entries for you to read, as well as a few old ones that have bubbled up.

Our next casual networking event is still a few weeks away, but we’ve got another event between now and then that you should seriously think about hitting, especially if you’re currently looking for a new job

7282014bLet’s try something new this time.  I’ll lead off with a Cliff Notes / cheat sheet version, and you can keep reading for more details as desired:

Now we’ll get into some details.

???????????????????????????????As always, we lead off with our next in-person event.

Our next casual networking event will be on Thursday, August 21st at Ciccarelli’s in Auburn Hills.

That’s right, we’re heading a little bit more north this time.

All of the usual details apply.  5pm start time, and we’ll be there until at least 8pm or later.  No, there’s no cover charge to get in.  No, you don’t have to listen to a sales pitch.  Yes, you will find some of the best people in the metro Detroit information technology community hanging out.  No, you don’t have to be looking for a job or to hire someone to show up and chat with folks.

No cover charge to get in, no speakers, no agenda…just solid networking with some of the best and brightest folks in and around the metro Detroit information technology community.

melWe’ve been invited to participate in an event on Thursday, August 14th with Brightwing and New Horizons, and we’re kinda looking forward to it.  Getting the Job – Interviewing and Job Search Skills for IT Professionals on Thursday, August 14th with us from IT in The D along with folks from Brightwing and New Horizons.  Registration is required, but it’s free.  Details on Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/events/196403722/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/558220230966854/.  You may have heard us chat about what we do with the MEDC Shifting Gears program with our “10 Commandments” presentations…and that’s what we’ll be doing here as well.

Looking for updates on our events?  We’ve got a calendar here on the site at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/, and you can also keep up to speed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ITinTheD, or in our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/

DSC_0059Also on the events front, our next Pink Slip Party is just around the corner.  We’re changing locations this time around…moving on up, we think.  Taking things into the next step in the continual evolution of our events.  We’ve already had a few companies ask about sponsoring, and we’ve shared our sponsor kit with them, but there’s still time if you and your company are interested in getting engaged in what have become the place to be for recruiters and job seekers in the metro Detroit area.  Our past events have seen more than 150 recruiters and over 800 in total attendance.

We’re taking steps to make sure this next one’s going to be even better.  So check out our sponsor information page at http://www.itinthed.com/sponsors/ and then let’s chat.

itinthedshirtWe’ve been asked a couple of dozen times by people wanting to buy IT in The D shirts, and so we caved.  You can buy one by clicking here.  You should totally do that.

Blogs?  Oh sure, we’ve got blogs.

We kind of went on a writing spree over the last week or so.

newgrindSlow Rolls and 5Ks and Protests have to be stopped before downtown becomes less fun.  Why? Read http://www.itinthed.com/15421/slow-rolls-and-5ks-and-protests-oh-my/ to find out.

Too many dumb lawsuits are clogging the system, like the one that sparked this reference to the “I want my $2” paperboy from Better Off Dead: http://www.itinthed.com/15408/johnny-the-paperboy/

There’s nothing more frustrating than having to play 20 Questions with someone to figure out what they do.  Stop doing this: http://www.itinthed.com/15376/what-would-you-say-you-do-here/

ajxumSome oldies but goodies have bubbled up as well.  Being short-sighted might have been cute and funny for Mister Magoo, but it’s going to kill you from a networking perspective – http://www.itinthed.com/1906/dont-be-that-guy-mister-magoo/.  Want to know what life lessons I learned while hanging out with my buddy who came out? Check out Missing The Point Guy at http://www.itinthed.com/1268/dont-be-that-guy-missing-the-point-guy/.  The Free Beer Isn’t Cold Enough is a great look at something that tweaks us out on a regular basis…and even includes a rant in the style of A Few Good Men for good measure.  Check it out at http://www.itinthed.com/6815/dont-be-that-guy-the-free-beer-isnt-cold-enough/.  And then, just to prove that not all of our experiments are good ones, there’s Baron Von Shush over at http://www.itinthed.com/2575/dont-be-that-guy-baron-von-shush/

7282014bOur live broadcast is tonight, and we’re joined by the creator of the Cheap Chimp app that’s designed to help you save money, as well as Re-source Partners, helping you deal with your machines at the end of their life cycle among other things.

Don’t forget, you can listen to ALL of the past episodes of our show on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/itinthed.  We’re also out on iTunes, Stitcher, and a bunch of other syndication points to make it easier for you to find us.  Need some details?  Our How To Listen page at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/how-to-listen/ will clue you in all the way.

7212014bEpisode 51 was this past Monday, and talking managing clients, damage control and all about the world of Public Relations with CKC Agency, then into the world of comic books, graphic novels, charity events and more with the creator of Mess Bucket Comics and finally out into the some might say crazy realm of makers, fighting robots, flames and cannons with one of our friends from i3Detroitsuch a wide variety of topics and great content.  The 45th anniversary of the moon landing, Revenge of the Nerds turns 30 years old, the movie Ender’s Game, a device you can build for $35 that will take over any Chromecast enabled system, and all sorts of other fun.  Listen to that episode here: http://www.itinthed.com/15383/it-in-the-d-episode-51/

7142014Episode 50 had laughter. We had cookies. We had Freudian slips.  We had three amazing women in the studio with us doing a bunch of great things in and around the metro Detroit area.  Whether it’s getting women more involved in technology by teaching them how to code, or being on the other side of that pipeline and helping people get jobs, or even getting a collective of downtown businesses together to help increase their buying power and make it easier for them to be successful and survive, these three are doing some great stuff.  You can listen to that episode in full here: http://www.itinthed.com/15327/it-in-the-d-episode-50/

The links for our LinkedIn group, Facebook, Twitter, etc., are all down below.  Click ’em and join, like or follow us as appropriate…and then listen live tonight for our next round of fun.

Regards,

Bob, Dave and Jeff
IT in the D
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