Events, Jobs, That Guy and an Experiment – Updates for June 22, 2011

Well, our event at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica is now in the rear-view mirror, and it’s time to start looking ahead to upcoming events.  And as weird as it may sound, even though we’re sitting here at only the halfway point of the year, we’re surprisingly pretty well organized for the balance of 2011.

So this time around we’ll check in on our July and August events, hit you with a few discussions taking place in our LinkedIn group as well as some jobs floating around in there, link out to a new Don’t Be That Guy that’s gone live, and try a little experiment…

July’s event will take place on Thursday the 21st, and will be back at the familiar stomping grounds of the back room at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  As always, you can find the particulars out on our Events page at or on LinkedIn at

August 18th is the date for our first event out at Penny Black in Rochester.  As with July’s event, you can find the details on our Events page or out on LinkedIn at

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events, and we’re kind of geeked about trying out a new venue.  Always an interesting chain of events, for sure.

Whether you’re coming to your first event or you’ve been at ’em all, you might want to give Don’t Be That Guy: Mister Magoo a read out at to make sure you avoid the perils of shortsighted networking.

Speaking of “been at them all”…that sort of leads into our little experiment.  We thought it might be interesting to throw a regular attendee at our events into the spotlight so to speak, and see if we can’t help them out a bit.  Might be a job seeker, might be a recruiter, might just be someone looking to expand their network a bit with the right people…honestly, we just want to help the people that are regular participants in our group as much as we can, with whatever they need.

So for this time around, recruiters out there – allow us to introduce you to Ray Braun ( since he doesn’t know we’re doing this…”Hi Ray!”

Here’s a snapshot of Ray’s high level summary:

Over Ten years of experience in Level 1 and Level 2 Computer customer support in a large corporate environment, and medium business units of an international Financial Services corporation and Health Insurance company.

Windows and Mac OS experienced; A+, Network+, MCP, MCDST Certified; training for the MCTS and PMP certification, Level 2 Computer Deskside support, hardware and applications, OS and User migrations, Computer Asset Management Project hardware planning and implementation, Published LotusNotes Users self-help and upgrades dBase, Printer support for high capacity laser and 36″ roll printers (“plotters”), Lead Coordinator, Facilities Floorplan and Major Move processes, personnel and computers

Now, you recruiters out there…I know damned well and good that a lot of you are looking for someone like that.  So go hit him on LinkedIn at, touch base, and get the man hired.

Next time maybe we’ll hit one of the recruiters.  Let’s see how this goes.

We’ve got some decent conversations going on in our LinkedIn group – everything from chats about why I and a few others are praying that “smell-o-vision” never happens, Dropbox’s little password “oopsy”, if it’s really reasonable to get hit with a felony charge if you read your spouse’s email, and more.  Hop in and chime in.

On the jobs front, plenty sitting out there in the LinkedIn group.  Remember, you go into our group, then to the Jobs tab in the group, then to the “career discussions” link either at the bottom of the page or in the left-hand navigation once you’re in the group’s jobs tab to find these (and more) positions.

Michelle Garretson

Director of Business Intelligence – direct hire/perm (southfield, mI)

SAS experts for Southfield and Detroit

Web Developer w/PHP & Drupal – direct hire perm position – Troy, MI –

Rachel Moss

Looking for Web Content People

I have open roles for Web Content Editors and Managers and Senior Designers. Feel free to forward to qualified people you know! Contact me for details:

Matt Karrandja

IT Systems Engineer – Direct Hire in Troy

Systems Engineer Description: The Systems Engineer will work closely with the Infrastructure Architect and network staff to support, manage, and administer a WAN/LAN and web hosting environment. This position will…

Monica VanScyoc

NAME YOUR RATE!!! One of our top clients has an immediate need for the following: location:Pontiac, MI. Looking for 1 person for a 4-6…

This position is to assist the IT department with an overload of work. Some new processes are being set up for the department. So they are looking for that IT savvy person who wants to help their division grow with new…

James Nash

Build / Release Engineer in Detroit

Seeking a Build / Release Engineer with strong background in Control Management, SQL Server development, and SSIS packaging and troubleshooting. Email jnash@epitecgroup if interested.

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Verint’s position location: Detroit Please e-mail me your resume:

Required Skills: Candidate must possess a strong understanding of Verint’s suite of contact center solutions. Experience with Workforce Management (WFM) and Call Recording technologies is required. This knowledge will be…

Oracle Developer needed Location: Detroit e-mail me your resume to:

Experience with ejb, oracle forms, pl/sql, forms, sql server, queueing, discoverer…..

Matt Migliaccio

Security Positions available in Metro Detroit! Please contact me for more information.

Rachelle Boudry

Immediate Opportunity: Java Developer in Warren

Immediate opening for a contract Java Developer for a 6 month assignment to start immediately. * Languages/Technologies: Java, JDBC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Web Services * IDE/Server: Eclipse, Apache, Tomcat, IIS *…

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for Sr Java developer for Ann Arbor, MI

XSL developer, Ann Arbor, MI 12 months

David Gomez

Two technical recruiter positions for W3R in Southfield, Michigan. Role Descriptions below.

Michael Lebenkoff

Java Developer position available, 5+ years experience, can work from home, Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 3:30 pm ET, 10% travel may be…

Critical skills include: Distributed Systems, Networking, Middleware, Mainframe, and Messaging – 5+ years of large-scale integrated application development experience across multiple middleware technologies and platforms,…

Heather Sandrick

Looking for an Intermediate Web Developer for a great long term opportunity in Farmington Hills, MI! Send your resume to…

Jenny Shumard Mintz

Inspired Passionate Java Craftsman Needed ASAP

Take a look at what is going on with Pillar. The growth is amazing and we are looking to add to our teams.

Hiring Sr. Java Craftsman for Michigan

Mark Brown

Sr. PL/SQL Developer for 12+ month assignment

Sr. Oracle Developer w/experience in PL/SQL. Client uses PLSQL as a full-bore programming language, not just to modify data. Candidate should also have web development experience in HTML and JavaScript. Java is a plus but…

Davina Beh

Sharepoint developer, Java Developer and application network administrator all direct hires, email me at

You might always want to make sure you’re following us on Twitter, because gigs we become aware of get popped out there as well.

That’s all for this time…see you at our events in July and August!
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