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Networking Event Tomorrow Night! Jobs, Don’t Be That Guy Double Trouble and More – Updates for July 20, 2011

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Hot enough for ya?

Yes, I can actually hear you screaming “Dude, don’t be that guy” from here.  You can stop now.

It’s been a lot of fun this past week.  Scorching temperatures closing in on 100 degrees…and we’re supposed to hit that mark tomorrow.  So what better way to handle the heat than to come have some cool, frosty beverages with us at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak tomorrow night?

But before you do, you should check out the not one but two Don’t Be That Guy entries that have gone live this past week.  It was only going to be one, I swear…but then, as always, somebody jumped up and started wildly waving their arms so that we’d pay attention to them…and so the second was born out of necessity more than anything else.

And of course we’ve got jobs and a few other items to attend to, so let’s get started…

July’s networking event will take place tomorrow night, (that’s Thursday the 21st) and will be in the back room at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak. As always, you can find the details out on our Events page at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/ or on LinkedIn at http://events.linkedin.com/ITintheD-org-July-Happy-Hour/pub/675394. It’s a 5:01 start time, so show up right after work, and we look forward to seeing you there!

And seriously, after the last few days, I’m going to need a drink or two.  Or five.  I promise to not turn into Drunk Guy.

Which leads me into the Don’t Be That Guy entries.  Late last week, Don’t Be That Guy – Jehovah’s Witness Guy went live out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2052/dont-be-that-guy-the-jehovahs-witness/.  Someone got all up in arms and sent me a nastygram comparing it to The Holocaust.  Yes, you’re reading that right – our silly little Don’t Be That Guy entry to The Holocaust (bet you’re gonna go read it if you haven’t already done so, huh?)…which, needless to say, went over like an MLM pitch at one of our events.

After many drafts (and draughts), all discarded for excessive use of the f-bomb and various other colorful phrases that called into question various personality traits of the email sender…it finally sank in why they were so upset.  And so, Don’t Be That Guy – The Cracker Barrel Conundrum is now live out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2094/dont-be-that-guy-the-cracker-barrel-conundrum/.  Enjoy.

While you’re making plans to get yourself to our event tomorrow night, if you’re looking for something tonight and happen to be really involved with .Net (or want to be), then you should probably check out the MI-GANG .Net developers group meeting taking place tonight.  They’re good folks…you may consider them on the “Friends of the Program” list for ITintheD.com…and they do good stuff.

I’m going to give the “spotlight” thing a break this week…honestly, with the banging my head against the wall nonsense, I simply haven’t had the time to take a look at the folks that raised their hands and asked to be included.  I’m sorry, my apologies, I suck, I freely admit it.

However, that just means that I skip to the jobs to be had in our LinkedIn group, and a number of recruiters (both old and new…we’ve heard from quite a few new folks lately) to be met at tomorrow night’s event at the BlackFinn.  So, reminder – hanging out in the LinkedIn group is nice, but you’re really not going to get the most out of participating with us unless and until you make it to events to make those connections in person.

So here’s a sample of what’s out there at the moment:

Julie Stuertz
Looking for an experienced IT/Engineering Recruiter…Know of anyone??

Melissa Lecznar PHR
Perl Developer e-mail me your resume: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com Lansing, Michigan
Senior Software Developer – this is not just a coding job (More of an application or systems developer position) A Perl developer with system level development experience or strong system administration knowledge to help…

Jeff Schuster
Application Monitoring and Production Support Analyst, Livonia, MI
Perficient is currently looking for an Application Monitoring and Production Support Analyst located in our Livonia, MI, office. This person is responsible for developing support strategies and infrastructure for current…

Alicia Ross
SQL Developer needed for Auburn Hills, MI

Scott Fitzgerald
Immediate need for a QA Tester with Healthcare experience and QTP for a long-term contract (with possible option to hire-in) for large…

Jonathan Sloan
Looking for Network Engineers in Auburn Hills. MSCE, CCNA, CCNP. Please send resumes/referrals to jsloan@techrg.com

Shiva Polavarapu
Looking for Sr Java Developer for Ann arbor, MI. Please send resources to shiva@eitprofessionals.com

Mary Ann Nenninger
e have exciting career opportunities in our Ann Arbor headquarters!
As the leader in customer satisfaction measurement, ForeSee Results captures and analyzes voice of customer data to help organizations increase loyalty, recommendations and marketing value. Using a patented, scientific…

Matt Glynn
Looking for a Windows Engineer with strong IIS and Security experience for a very reputable company in Southfield, MI.
If interested, please send resume to mglynn@smartworkforce.com.

Randy Deutscher
I’ve got a new long-term opportunity downtown Detroit for a Sr. .NET Developer/Architect with heavy back-end skills. Please reach out to…

Deena Wiltsie
Searching for an ETL DataStage Developer. Call me: 248.324.1937 and send resume: dwiltsie@jdmconsulting.com

Mark Bochenek
Flash Programmer to create a PC-based simulation of a vehicle cockpit, assignment in Ann Arbor. Email mark.bochenek@ees-na.com
Experience in Adobe Flash and Action Script programming and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, or Illustrator.Ability to work with local engineers to understand HMI and functional specifications and implement…

Infotainment Embedded Software Engineer needed for long term contract assignment in Auburn Hills. Win CE 6.0 a must. Email…
Very familiar with the BSP /driver / low-level software development in Windows CE 6.0 to write code and unit testing. Familiar with the following tools: Visual Studio 2005, Platform Builder, SVN, Lauterbach, CANAlyzer/CANoe,…

Laura Rosen, PHR
Software Developer (FT, Direct Hire, Bingham Farms)
We are looking for someone to work with a team of healthcare analysts, modelers and consultants to produce software solutions. This position is responsible for the planning, development, delivery, and maintenance of…

Halo Group
data consolidation project (lansing)
This need is for someone with data profiling and SQL database experience to complete a data consolidation project. We need someone who can conduct an assessment and then complete the work. The client is based in Lansing and…

Cathy Reeder
Dell has immediate needs for Storage Solutions Sales Professionals in Detroit! Join Dell at this exciting time in their growth. Contact…

Heather Sandrick
Are the words “presentation layer” in your resume? Send me that resume today for a great long term position in Detroit!!!…

Davina Beh
Looking for anyone with TSM(Tivoli) Avamer, Data Domain, with Tape Experience please email me at Davina.beh@jrdsi.com

Remember, July’s networking event will take place tomorrow night, 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 http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/ or on LinkedIn at http://events.linkedin.com/ITintheD-org-July-Happy-Hour/pub/675394

We look forward to seeing you there, especially the new faces that have joined recently and are just getting started with us.

Regards,

Bob, Dave and Jeff

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