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Live Broadcast Tonight: Beer, Nain Rouge, Empowering Women and More for 2/2/2015

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Rise and shine campers, and don’t forget your booties because it’s cooooooooooooooold out there!  It’s Groundhog Day, and the little varmint saw his shadow so there’s another six weeks of winter on the horizon.

I’m sure you’re all as thrilled about that as we are at this point.  It could be worse…unless you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan, of course.

We’ve got our live broadcast tonight, we’ve got some blog entries for you to read, our next in-person networking event is a couple weeks away, it’s time to talk about getting sponsors lined up for our next Pink Slip Party event in March, and all sorts of other fun as we dig out from yesterday’s snowfall…

IMG_20141016_175910_019Our next casual networking event of 2015 will take place next Thursday, February 19th.

We’re continuing the year at our home base, the back room of the Blackfinn in Royal Oak.

EventNewspaper_Feb1920155pm start time, no cover charge to get in, no sales pitches, no agendas, no nonsense.  Just good, solid opportunities to get to know some of the best and brightest folks in the metro Detroit information technology community.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Details can be found here on the site – http://www.itinthed.com/meet/, on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ITinTheD, or in our Meetup group – http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/

We’re working on setting up the secondary events that we kicked off the year wanting to do, and those will spin up in April.

ITintheDnewspaper02022015bOur live broadcast tonight should be a fun one…because no, we’re not letting a little snow get in the way of our intrusion into your ear canals.

We’re joined tonight by the good folks from Detroit Beer Press for a chat about their latest issue…that yes, features a fun rant from us in it.  We’ll also have Monica Wheat joining us to talk about a new program downtown to help empower women, as well as Caliber Comics to chat about their comic focused on a local legend – Nain Rouge.

NR CoverWe’ll also probably chat a bit more about the whole comic book shop trip issue, because it just seems like that’s sparked a conversation that’s still continuing online in a number of different forums and areas, with Joss Whedon putting the industry on blast in a recent interview as well.

So join us by listening live from 9pm to 11pm, and then hit us up by calling 313.462.0107 or firing up Twitter and hitting @ITintheD during the show.  We love audience participation, so come along and play with us!

Not sure how to listen live?  We’ve got instructions for you over here: http://www.itinthed.com/listen/how-to-listen/.  Missed any of our previous episodes?  We’ve got a page for that, too: http://www.itinthed.com/listen/it-in-the-d-show-archives/

Want to know a little more about our weekly show, what it’s all about and why we do it?  Read http://www.itinthed.com/15982/what-is-the-it-in-the-d-show-detroit-technology-podcast/  Just need a high level overview?  Check out the basics at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/

Blog entries?  Oh, of course we have some blog entries for you.

ridgecoverContinuing our latest series of blog entries, we have Career Lessons You Missed from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Because yes, Brad, Spicoli, Damone and the gang have some things you need to remember in your day to day job life.  You can read that over at http://www.itinthed.com/16419/lessons-fast-times-ridgemont-high/

From our Dating Corollary series, we have It’s Not You, It’s Me…Hint, It’s You over at http://www.itinthed.com/3671/the-dating-corollary-its-not-you-its-me-hint-its-you/

8LLZRNever shy about my own pitfalls and mistakes, you’ve got The Awkward Moment over at http://www.itinthed.com/5606/the-awkward-moment/, because it’s a valuable lesson on how to handle conflicts, and owning your own nonsense.

The other side of that equation is It’s a Small World After All over at http://www.itinthed.com/6891/dont-be-that-guy-its-a-small-world-after-all/, because there are two sides to each story like this, and you need to understand the ramifications of your actions.

You Are Not a Social Media Expert is a reality check for some folks out there, and that can be found at http://www.itinthed.com/3035/you-are-not-a-social-media-expert/

All of our blog entries are in “Read”: http://www.itinthed.com/read/

Information about our events are in “Meet”: http://www.itinthed.com/meet/

Info about our live broadcasts are in “Listen”: http://www.itinthed.com/listen/

That’s all for this time.  Don’t forget to listen live tonight from 9pm until 11pm for episode 77, and we’ll see you in a couple weeks at Blackfinn!

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
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