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Event Tomorrow Night, A Fair Warning, News, Jobs, Updates and More for 3/21/2012

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So, you’re coming to the event tomorrow night at the BlackFinn, right?

And because you’re a cool person who keeps tabs on our LinkedIn group on a regular basis, you already know that there might be a camera crew there, right?

But that doesn’t freak you out, right?

Right?  Hey – where the hell’d you go?

Oh…there you are.  Get OUT of the corner, already.  Sheesh.

Okay, so let me go ahead and talk you down off the ledge and out into the middle of the room again…

You know the routine.  Upcoming event gets first dibs.

Tomorrow night.  Thursday.  March 22nd.  Royal Oak.  Blackfinn.  Back room.  5:01pm start time.

Details on our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/

On Linkedin: http://linkd.in/w31RMT

Be there.

No, seriously…plan on being there.  See, here’s the scoop with the camera crew thing I mentioned earlier.

So I got this note from a friend…

“I am in the development stages of a TV show.  We are talking to/interviewing people who have started their own business, organizations etc about how they got to where they are, how they started (came up with) the idea for their business etc.  I suggested ITintheD.com as an organization we profile and talk to, the guys on my crew liked the idea.”

So…yeah.  That’s where the “no seriously…be there” part comes in.

See, we don’t really ask much of you…or of anyone, really.  But now we’re asking.

You folks that have made great connections, found new jobs, hired great people…this would be a good time for a little karmic return.  Rather than having us relay your stories second-hand, it would be nice if you were there for them to talk with directly.  Now, I’m not saying you have to babble on and on, or that they’ll even wind up chatting with you…but hey, it would be great if you were there to help out.  We’d really appreciate it.

Okay, enough rambling.  On to the rest of this week’s fun.

We’ve been a little stingy with the postings lately…we’re at another one of those weird points in time where there are like nine different ones in various states of draft and being ripped to shreds for either being lame, useless, not sarcastic and biting enough, etc.  So, rest assured that we still have people and things we don’t like, and we’ll be flooding you with them soon enough.

About the LinkedIn group.  Lots of good stuff going on.

As always, you can catch up with everyone here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=91763

Conversations are going on about why programmers don’t read books any more, but should ( http://lnkd.in/3QxFMh ), whether or not COBOL is a value-add skillset for developers of other languages and if training in it could help you ( http://lnkd.in/kYU4C7 ), some fun with Comcast, and their problems with botnets ( http://lnkd.in/jDuPXm ), and the outrage of HR departments asking for Facebook user id’s and passwords from job seekers ( http://lnkd.in/7gBTNY ) …and more.  So, again, hope on over to http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=91763 and dive in.

And, of course, jobs.  There are plenty of jobs being posted in the group that you can find here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?jobs=&gid=91763

Okay, so let’s see…jobs, event tomorrow night, camera crew disclosure, discussions.

Yep, solid.

See you tomorrow (Thursday) night, folks!  Royal Oak.  BlackFinn.  Back room.  5:01pm start time.  Be there.

Regards,

Bob, Dave and Jeff

ITintheD.com
On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.org
On LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=91763
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ITintheD
On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ITintheD
On Meetup: http://ITintheD.meetup.com

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