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Hatch Detroit and Rocket Fiber In Studio Tonight, Event Wednesday Night and More for 6/29/2015

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We’re being joined live in-studio tonight by some great guests for episode 98 of our weekly live podcast.  Hatch Detroit joins us for the third year in a row to talk about their awesome contest for entrepreneurs in the city, and we’ve also got Rocket Fiber coming in to talk about their plans and moves downtown to bring more and better connectivity to the city.

Plus we’ve got an event this Wednesday, some blog entries for you to read and all of the normal fun you’ve come to expect from us on Facebook and Twitter.  So let’s get to some details…

11001787_1541003169496276_8769231589365598987_nAs always, we start with information about our next in-person networking event, and we’ll be hitting a brand new venue within an old favorite that we can’t wait to try out.

11425502_576105645865279_4978611463244870241_nThis Wednesday, July 1st we’ll be hitting The Whisky Parlor, which is on the 2nd floor of Grand Trunk downtown.  Can’t wait to check it out, and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone there.  It’s located at 608 Woodward Avenue, again up on the 2nd floor.

5pm start time.  No cover charge to get in.  No speeches.  No agenda.  No sales pitches.  Just networking with some of the best and brightest folks here in and around the metro Detroit information technology community.

Looking forward to seeing everyone 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/

ITintheDnewspaper06292015b2That’ll naturally be a topic of conversation during tonight’s live podcast.

We’re joined by Hatch Detroit and Rocket Fiber.

If you’re not familiar with Hatch Detroit, it’s an opportunity for one savvy entrepreneur to win a $50,000 grant to open their brick and mortar retail business in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck. We believe that independent retail helps define the character and personality of city neighborhoods– and we can’t wait to see which new business hatches this year!

Rocket Fiber is a new Detroit-based Internet service provider. They offer gigabit Internet speeds that are up to 100 times faster than the average residential connection in the U.S.

Needless to say, we’ve definitely got a lot to talk about with these two.

All of the usual ways to listen live apply, but we’ve added another one to make it even easier for you – we have our own app now. Our app can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yesstreaming.itinthed

Mics go live at 9pm like always, so join us by listening live from 9pm to 11pm, and then hit us up by 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/.  You can catch last week’s episode at http://www.itinthed.com/17397/episode-97-social-media-day-detroit-smami-engineering-society-of-detroit-mitechnews-com-and-more/

11155051_1090881940926221_8394019074330040026_oYou can also listen to the panel discussion from Social Media Day Detroit about the role of tech in the changes Detroit is experiencing at http://www.itinthed.com/17409/live-podcast-broadcast-recording-social-media-day-detroit-2015/

networkcablesWe keep harping that networking is important, but sometimes it takes a good analogy to see why.  So go read Thoughts on Basements and Networks at http://www.itinthed.com/1810/thoughts-on-basements-and-networks/ for a better understanding of why networking matters.

One thing you don’t want to be in the office is a betta fish.  Not sure why?  Go read http://www.itinthed.com/2633/dont-be-that-guy-the-betta-fish/

Did you know that if you post a job on our site, it gets blasted out to our 13,000+ Twitter followers?  It’s free, and you should check that out at http://www.itinthed.com/work/

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/

You can post jobs and even share your resume with recruiters we approve of in “Work”: http://www.itinthed.com/work/

Our media kit and information for sponsors can be found at http://www.itinthed.com/sponsors/

That’s all for this time.  Don’t forget to listen live tonight from 9pm until 11pm for episode 98, and we’ll see you Wednesday night at The Whisky Parlor downtown.

Regards,

The Guys
IT in the D
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