Casual Networking Event Tomorrow Night, Cans, Charity, That Guys, News, Updates And Information Overload for 11/16/2011

Well, this has certainly been an interesting week.

We had our event in Flint last Wednesday night, another event taking place…wow, tomorrow night already at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak, we got the details nailed down for our December event, we had not one but two Don’t Be That Guy entries that went live, Goodtimes for Gleaners is dovetailing with our event tomorrow night at the BlackFinn to help a really worthy cause (see, it’s not always just about beer and snide remarks with us), the #OccupyDetroit discussion thread in the LinkedIn group has turned into the most-discussed topic we’ve ever had, and, of course, there are jobs posted in there as well.

Phew.  And that’s just scratching the surface.  So, read on…

As always, we start with our next upcoming event.

That’s tomorrow night, Thursday, November 17th in the back room of the BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  5:01pm start time as always, and also as always…no cover charges, no sales pitches, and no speeches.  Just good, solid networking with Information Technology Professionals here in the metro Detroit area.  We look forward to seeing you there.  For details on the event, you can hit our site at or LinkedIn at

And you really should check out the details, because starting at 8:00pm, our good buddy Rob Ray kicks off the Goodtimes for Gleaners event in the back room with us.  There are drink specials to be had starting at 8:00pm, all for a simple donation of three canned food items.  You know damned well and good you’ve got three canned food items sitting around that you can donate, or you can swing by and pick up three cans of green beans or something to help a family in a far worse situation than most of us are in.

So, again – full details here on our site at  Check it out and plan accordingly.  Bring out your cans and get really cheap drinks.  Sounds like a good deal to me.

Our next event will be in December.  Specifically, it’ll be our December Casual Networking Social, Year End Wrap Up and Holiday Gathering, also known as The Great Anti-Politically Correct Happy Merry ChrismaKwanziKah Event taking place on Thursday, December 15th at Dragonmead Brewery.  Yep, Dragonmead Brewery again already – we had a lot of great feedback about the place, and they really loved having us there…so we’re heading back to wrap up the year.  Details as always are here on the site at or on LinkedIn at  So, before those calendars get too filled up, mark the 15th down as”booked” and we’ll see you there.

In the meantime, as mentioned up above, we’ve had two new Don’t Be That Guy entries go live.  The first, Don’t Be That Guy – Baron Von Shush, came late last week as a result of our event in Flint, and it’s live out at  Our second came in from a guest contributor earlier this week, and Don’t Be That Guy – The Angry System Administrator is out at to remind you why internal, day to day networking can be just as important as anything that happens at a networking event, if not more so.

Which brings us to the part of the update that covers our LinkedIn Group, sitting over at  We’ve got conversations going on about Occupy Detroit (and the whole “occupy” movement in general), getting recruiters to take you seriously when you’re looking to relocate here (or “back here”) to Michigan, being a responsible geek parent, and a whole host of other topics.  Check it out…conversation is a good thing.

And of course there have been jobs posted by the recruiters that are part of our group and events.  Here’s a peek at what’s out there at currently:

Ashley Vartyak, PHR

DIRECT HIRE – Senior Java Developer – Ann Arbor, MI
Seeking a SENIOR JAVA DEVELOPER for client in Ann Arbor, MI. Technical skills needed: Senior level (min 5+ yrs) Java Development, Oracle, Web Services, and experience in a structured development environment. Send…

Mike Ward

Technical Project Manager Position in Southfield, MI
Position: Technical Project Manager You will be responsible for managing and executing multiple large-scale digital media web projects while building lasting relationships with our clients. – Successfully manage and…

Citrix Engineer Position in Farmington Hills, MI
The ideal candidate will help develop and support the organization’s Microsoft server-based environment. Deploys and supports all server systems and provides problem resolution in a timely manner.Plans, coordinates and…

Jeff Schuster

Perficient is hiring a WebSphere Message Broker and MQ Series Specialist or our Livonia, MI, business unit. Full-time, direct position.
Required Experience includes 5+ years of experience with the following software:  IBM WebSphere MQ version 6 and 7  IBM WebSphere Message Broker version 7  IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender …

Perficient is hiring a Liferay Portal Architect for our Livoinia, MI, business unit. Full-time, direct opportunity.
We are currently looking for a LifeRay Portal Technical Architect for our Livonia, MI, business unit. Qualified candidate will serve on an Architecture team and help implement LifeRay for various portal projects.

Deena Wiltsie

looking for multiple positions in the Metro Detroit and Lansing areas.
Sr. PM, Mobile App Developers, JavaScript Graphics Developer, Sr. QA Tester, Application Architects, Sr. Java Developers, Web Developers, Sr. Information Security Engineer and Data Collection Engineer. Call me: 248-324-1937

Heather Sandrick

Looking for an Asset Manager!!! Long term – Metro Detroit. Send your resume over now!!!

Karla Adams

URGENT!!!!! Web Engineer (Ann Arbor, Michigan). Interested? Referrals?
You must have administered J2EE application servers: Jboss, Websphere, weblogic, tomcat, apache, etc which a key element to this position

Dee August

Software Developer, Ann Arbor, telecommute
Responsibilities Maintain and reengineer company web site. Maintain a content management system. Integrate content management system with existing content delivery portals. Work with the content manager to maintain a…

Steve George

Software Test Engineer – Auburn Hills
New career opportunity in Auburn Hills, MI area for a Software Test Engineer #SG92 Direct hire or contract position opportunity $65k – $105k based on experience, plus benefits Interested in interviewing very quickly …

Dany Saar

Sr. Lead Software & Web Development & Support Mfg. Systems (Oracle, SQL, XML, Java/Script, WebServers & Terminal, FlexNet Apps
I’m a Target Search & Recruiting Executive. I’d like to forward you (via email) more detailed information regarding a new career opportunity that may be of great interest to you (as a Sr. Lead Software & Web Development &…

Mobile Devices & Web App Developer/Programmer (GWT, Java, Objective-C, C++ ; iOS/iPhone and/or Android Mobile platforms
I’m a Target Search & Recruiting Executive. I’d like to forward you (via email) more detailed information regarding a new career opportunity that may be of great interest to you (as a Mobile Devices & Web App…

Lead & Mid level Software Engineer/Developer/Programmer (several positions)
I’m a Target Search & Recruiting Executive. I’d like to forward you (via email) more detailed information regarding several new career opportunities that may be of great interest to you: 1.    Lead & Mid level Software…

Software Engineer/Developer/Programmer Design & Test + Lead (2-5+yrs of: C++ ; OOP; Familiar with: Unix OS, Linux,, Shell Scripting,…
I’m a Target Search & Recruiting Executive. I’d like to forward you (via email) more detailed information regarding a new career opportunity that may be of great interest to you (as a Software Engineer/Developer/Programmer…

Software Apps Developer/Programmer (2 to 5+ yrs of: C/C++ ; OOA&D; Embedded; Real Time OS; Agile; SQL; OpenGL; UDP;TCP/IP; CAN )
I’m a Target Search & Recruiting Executive. I’d like to forward you (via email) more detailed information regarding a new career opportunity that may be of great interest to you (as a Software Apps Developer/Programmer (2…

Frank Torcello

Senior Developers – Code lovers only
State of the Art Software Company looking for GUI Developers who love what they do
Lakeside Software is actively recruiting top talent – join the Lakeside team.

Jim Carlson

Full time positions, direct client, non auto. Western Detroit suburbs, fill before end of year! Some relo assistance. Send resume…
1) Oracle DBA with EBS, Rel 11 / 12; 2) Developer SQL; 3) Sr Developer EBS, iStore

…and that’s just a bit of what’s out there currently.  As always, there are more to be found, as well as details on the ones above (and more will show up…), by hopping into the LinkedIn Group’s Jobs area out at

Okay, so let’s recap and make sure we’ve got everything.

Event tomorrow night.  Royal Oak.  BlackFinn.  Back room.  5:01 start time.  Goodtimes for Gleaners.  Bring three canned food items.  Details

December 15th event booked and locked down.

Two new Don’t Be That Guy entries out at

LinkedIn group conversations and jobs.

I think we’re done here.

That’s all for this time, and see you tomorrow night and at our other upcoming events!


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1 Comment
  1. Karl Bostelman says

    Had a great time at the Black Finn event meet some new poeple last night.



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