Welcome to 2016, and we’re starting off the year by doing what we do best – shaking things up and providing you with an awesome opportunity that you’d be foolish to pass up. We’ve also got our first live broadcast of our weekly podcast tonight with some old friends in-studio, our in-person networking events have been scheduled out and published for the entire year, and of course we’ve got some blog entries and other fun stuff for you…
Our first casual networking event of 2016 will take place on Thursday, January 21st over at Firebird Tavern downtown. We had a great event there last year, and we’re looking forward to kicking things off for 2016 there.
As always…no cover charges, no agendas, no speakers, no anything other than good, solid networking possibilities with some of the best and brightest folks in and around the information technology community here in metro Detroit.
We have all of our events already scheduled and published out for the whole year of 2016, so you have no excuses about not knowing when or where our events are. Mark your calendars now.
We’re joined tonight by some old friends to talk about all sorts of things tonight. We’ve got Nicole Johnson coming in to talk about the rebranding and relaunch of Diva Tech Talk. Jeff Haase is coming back in to keep us honest and inevitably tell one of us to shut up. A former co-worker, Jen Trovato, is coming in to talk about her adventures over the past couple of years as her husband’s job took them to Italy, and all of the fun that comes along with moving your family overseas, adapting to a whole new culture and way of life from the simple things like grocery shopping to dealing with being the foreigner in a new country and assimilating…should be a fun chat.
And of course we’ll be talking about our new partnership with Career Academy. If you haven’t heard yet, we’ve been talking with them for some time now about the needs people have for certifications and training, but the expense can be outlandish and make it impossible for many to get anything meaningful done.
So guess what? We’ve worked it out that you can get access to ALL of Career Academy’s online materials and training for $29 a year.
No, that’s not a typo. You get anything and everything they offer online…for twenty nine dollars.
Twenty. Nine. Dollars.
That PMP class you were looking at that costs $5,000? It’s in there.
That CISSP class for $8,000? It’s in there.
Because here’s the reality of the situation – Career Academy’s materials are what a lot of other training places use…they just mark up the cost amazingly because they have a ton of overhead, but Career Academy doesn’t. And neither do we…so…$29.
We’ve already signed up and started burning through a few, and this is definitely something you want in on, people. So here’s where you go: http://vip.careeracademy.com/ITintheD
Just click that link and get yourself rolling.
We’ll also talk more about that tonight, along with all of the usual nonsense you’ve come to expect from us.
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…and our phone line is up and operational as well. We love audience participation, so come along and play with us!
Listen live to hear it all happen…and as mentioned up above, you’d do well to grab the Podcast Detroit app for Android or iOS and listen that way. You can find those apps here: http://www.podcastdetroit.com/how-to-listen/ As our network continues to grow, mature, and add new shows, we’ll be re-purposing the IT in the D stream and app space for a second Podcast Detroit broadcasting avenue, so you might as well start listening there now, because that’s where we’re focusing our efforts. Plus, you can get some exposure to other great shows on our network.
You can catch last week’s episode out at http://www.itinthed.com/18197/episode-124-internet-advisor-detroit-labs-year-end-wrap-up/
You really don’t want to be The Wild Pitcher at our events…or anywhere else: http://www.itinthed.com/4955/dont-be-that-guy-the-wild-pitcher/
This one bubbled up as well, and it’s one that started a whole new level of insane conversations I got pulled into for a few months, and still wind up having from time to time: http://www.itinthed.com/16328/what-taking-my-daughter-to-a-comic-book-store-taught-me/
You can catch any of the last episodes you’ve missed over at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/it-in-the-d-show-archives/
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/
Everything about the Career Academy program and more opportunities are in “Learn” at http://www.itinthed.com/learn/
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/
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