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FINALLY…our casual networking event for professionals in and around the metro Detroit information technology community is just about here.

Meanwhile, we’ve got our live broadcast tonight, a whole bunch of blog entries for you to read, including one that blew up on LinkedIn, we saw one of our shows hit 100,000 listens for the very first time, and we welcomed Logicalis as a sponsor

…and speaking of sponsors, we’re closing in on our Pink Slip Party event at The Majestic on 9/18…

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

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

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.

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.  One of those steps is that we’re going to be giving the companies who come on board as sponsors first crack at the resumes that come in from the job seekers.  After all, they’re helping us be able to do what we do, and so they deserve a head start.  So check out our sponsor information page at http://www.itinthed.com/sponsors/ and then let’s chat.

08182014cOur live broadcast is tonight.  Details are at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/, instructions on how to listen are at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/how-to-listen/, and you can catch up on past episodes of our show at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/it-in-the-d-show-archives/

UPDATE: just added to tonight’s show, Hatch Detroit and their four finalists!  Listen live and then help determine who gets $50,000 and a ton of support to open up a storefront downtown:

Cockadoodle is a full-service breakfast and lunch concept planned for the Avenue of Fashion that embodies the values of farm-freshness, genuine hospitality, quality standards and community honor.

Gabriel Hall plans to be a live entertainment bar & restaurant which celebrates the rich New Orleans-Detroit connection. It features an authentic Cajun menu and signature drinks.

Sister Pie is a bakery opening in the West Village and Parker & Kercheval. They aim to celebrate the seasons through pie, to provide consistently delicious, thoughtful and inventive food, and to foster a welcoming and open environment for both employees and customers.

Third Wave Music is an instrument retail store concept that plans to sell new and used instruments, provide lessons and operate a repair facility. It aims to become a community space for Detroit musicians.

Logicalis_LogoLogicalis has come on board as our first full sponsor.  We’re way happy to partner up with them to keep doing what we do, as well as helping to get the word out about who they are and what they do.  You can find out more about them here: http://www.logicalis.com/, and expect to hear us talking about them on a regular basis.

Go buy an IT in The D shirt.  All the cool kids are doing it: http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/promotion-tshirts/xicw-detroit/it-in-the-d.html

We’ve had a lot of new folks join the LinkedIn and Meetup groups lately, as well as starting to catch up with us on Facebook and Twitter.  For the new folks, here’s the background on who we are, what we do, and why we do it: http://www.itinthed.com/the-story/

Once you know the background, do you know the basic pillars of what we do?  We have our blogs at Read http://www.itinthed.com/read/, our events at Meet http://www.itinthed.com/meet/, our live broadcasts at Listen http://www.itinthed.com/listen/, we try and help you improve your skills at Learn http://www.itinthed.com/learn/, and then we try and help you find a new job or people to hire at Work http://www.itinthed.com/work/

b3yajI can’t take it any more.  Seriously, shut up about Facebook Messenger, already (updated 8/17 with new content): http://www.itinthed.com/15566/seriously-shut-up-about-facebook-messenger-already/

How Not To Suck at Interviewing People really struck a nerve on LinkedIn.  You can read the original here: http://www.itinthed.com/15530/how-not-to-suck-at-interviewing-people/, but I really recommend checking out the discussion that blew up on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140806135445-717816-how-not-to-suck-at-interviewing-people

recprincToo comfy at your job?  You shouldn’t be.  Why not?  Check out The Recliner Principle at http://www.itinthed.com/22/the-recliner-principle/

Looking for a new job?  You should probably read How Not To Suck At Interviewing For a Job part 1 http://www.itinthed.com/3078/how-not-to-suck-at-interviewing-for-a-job-part-i/, part 2 http://www.itinthed.com/3086/how-not-to-suck-at-interviewing-for-a-job-part-ii/ and part 3 http://www.itinthed.com/3159/how-not-to-suck-at-interviewing-for-a-job-part-3/

One of the worst parts about running a group like ours is when people have a bad taste in their mouths after running into the networking equivalent of The Used Car Salesman http://www.itinthed.com/3416/the-used-car-salesman/

Episode 53 of our live broadcast with the Taco Bell phone discussion hit a new milestone for us – 100,000 listens!  You can catch that at http://www.itinthed.com/15540/it-in-the-d-episode-53/

b2rp0And yes, we were idiots who drove downtown in the midst of Floodageddon last week to do our show…so you might as well listen to it to keep us from feeling like we wasted our time.  The fact that some really great discussions is just a bonus: http://www.itinthed.com/15574/it-in-the-d-episode-54/

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
On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com
On Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/
On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/IT-in-D-91763
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ITintheD
On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ITintheD
On Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/itinthed/

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