Deadlines, Support The Troops Networking Event Tonight and More for 12/13/2012
Good thing the Mayans weren’t dyslexic or yesterday’s 12/12/12 date might’ve been a real bummer, huh? (go ahead and groan…I deserve it)
Because we’ve got some deadlines (none of them involving Mayan calendars) to talk about, as well as our event tomorrow night.
You have through Sunday night to buy your tickets for Star Wars Night at the Palace. Early bird registration for IT in the D shuts down at the end of the year. Our year-end party / casual networking event / Support The Troops gathering is tonight.
We’ve got a lot to get through, so let’s get started…
Our next event is tonight. Thursday, December 13th. Rochester Mills in Rochester Hills. 5:01pm start time, as always. We’ll be taking over the center section again like we did for our event there back in February – that seemed to work well. There’s going to be a 50/50 raffle going on to help raise money, so bring cash!
Next up, Star Wars Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills, which is taking place on Friday, January 4th 2013.
DEADLINE: You have through Sunday night to buy your tickets.
If you have any interest in coming out to play with a pretty diverse group of people in a really cool party suite, now’s the time. This isn’t a “ITinTheD.org” thing – this is just something that we thought would be a fun outing for people, so feel free to share the link out to friends and family and come have a great time. $30 gets you in the party suite with a ticket, munchies, and non-alcoholic beverages…and, yep, two fully stocked cash bars if you’d like to have a few drinks. Details: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/star-wars-night-at-the-palace/
The end of the year will also mark the end of the early bird registration process for IT in the D. Our call for speakers is now closed, and we’ll be making contact with the selected presenters over the next week and publishing out our schedule of events shortly after that. To put it mildly, we’re bulging at the seams with outstanding content. During a chat with the venue and a few others last week, our sanity was questioned for having such a low ticket price for this, as something like this in another city would cost hundreds of dollars. Well, we’re not in other cities, and we’re not looking to get rich off of this, so we’re happy with where we’re at. Get those tickets before they’re gone, folks: http://www.ITinTheD.com/it-in-the-d/it-in-the-d-tickets-and-sponsorships/ (and if you’re smart, you’ll pay attention to the Discount Double Check post…)
Two other items also have deadlines attached to them:
Voting on the “Kill The Egg” contest for IT in the D will wrap up Friday. We’ve got three great entries out there, and the voting is really close…so go vote: http://www.ITinTheD.com/4665/the-kill-the-egg-vote-for-it-in-the-d/
There are less than two weeks left to vote in the 10 Million Miles contest to benefit wounded veterans. Read up on that here: http://www.ITinTheD.com/4662/ride-2-recovery-support-wounded-military-vets/ and then go vote.
Okay, enough with the deadlines. Let’s talk about some other stuff around here.
Last year, leading up to our year end event, we published some profiles of the troops we’d be working with…sort of a way to get names with faces with the cause that we were trumpeting. We’re doing that again this year. So, go check out:
Last year’s entries: http://www.ITinTheD.com/category/meet-the-troops/
Don’t Be That Guy – Mister Magoo out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/1906/dont-be-that-guy-mister-magoo/ is a whimsical little story about what happens when you burn bridges you probably shouldn’t have burned.
Don’t Be That Guy – The Walking Dead stems from the amazing discovery that people we ban from our events and zombies have a lot in common. You can read that over at http://www.ITinTheD.com/3840/the-walking-dead/
We had a great time at the WAB last Thursday…and amazingly, it wound up being more than just Bob, Jeff and I sitting around swapping stories and reminiscing. You can catch a recap of that and some other random thoughts here – http://www.ITinTheD.com/4658/updates-12072012/ – if you’re so inclined.
And that brings us to our LinkedIn group.
– Al Allen has retired from Fox2, and will not be found on any overpasses this winter during blizzards. Do you have a favorite newscaster? http://lnkd.in/pPDqgg
– Michigan is 3rd in the nation for high tech job growth: http://lnkd.in/nsgK6G
– Is there “a Google problem”? http://lnkd.in/uhDwC3
– Ever heard the term “Twibel” before? I hadn’t. It’s about libel on Twitter: http://lnkd.in/yDkEuT
– What?! A suburbanite who moved downtown!? CRAZY TALK! http://lnkd.in/vkiWE6
– I’m starting to think the LinkedIn executive team is on Facebook’s payroll to make LinkedIn go away. That’s the only way I can rationalize yet another level of “suck” that they’re pulling: http://lnkd.in/3d_5P6
And jobs…oh yes, jobs. There are plenty listed over at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?careerDiscussion=&gid=91763, including some from several new recruiters who have just recently joined the group. I suggest you hop in and check them out if you’re in the market or even just curious about what’s out there these days. Here’s a sampling:
I am Looking for a Web Developer who is a modern web front end technologies and has strong backend programming experience. PLEASE EMAIL Davina.email@example.com
Diane Mabry firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing Practitioner – 12+ month contract – Dearborn Quality Test Specialist – Must have at least 3+ years testing experience. Key responsibilities are: – Research project documentation then enter testable requirements into TestDirector. – Work directly with application…
Linux/Unix System Administrator – 6 month contract Detroit The Linux/Unix system administrator is part of a team of system administrators charged with maintaining, monitoring, and owning the Linux/Unix server and storage infrastructure for our IT software development lab. The system…
Senior Web Architect Plan, design, develop and implement Web infrastructure solutions based on J2EE and related components. Hands on administration experience using IBM HTTP Server (HIS) and WebSphere Application Server…
System Integration/User Acceptance Test Coordinator Opening User Acceptance Test Coordinator Seeking a Systems Integration and User Acceptance Test Coordinator in Farmington, MI Apply email@example.com, if this is not an ideal fit for you, would you be so kind and pass it along to someone who may…
Test Analyst Needed I’m HIRING!!!! We are seeking a TEST ANALYST in Farminton MI. Apply/ firstname.lastname@example.org ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: 1. Performs all work in accordance with the policies, quality program, programs,…
Jr. and Sr. Avaya/PBX Specialists needed in Detroit MI: Responsible for telecommunications-related hardware and services. Requires excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills. Utilizes knowledge of telecommunications…
New Project Manager Openings – Direct Hire in Novi, MI with a a growing and exciting company. Contact me at email@example.com for… Looking for a Project Manager (IT) in Novi, MI Title: Project Manager Location:Novi, MI (Must be local) Term:Direct Hire Start Date:ASAP Pay Rate: …
Excellent New .NET Opportunity – full-time in Novi, MI with an excellent and growing organization. If you or anybody you know may be… Are you a good fit for this job? Software Engineer (.NET) in Novi, MI Title: Software Engineer (.NET) Location:Novi, MI (Must be local) Term:Direct Hire Start Date: …
Hiring SharePoint Admin, Auburn Hills, MI Job Details: The focus is to implement SharePoint collaboration tools to accommodate the various communication, workflow, and collaboration needs of Product Development. The intent is to leverage the out of the box solution…
IT SharePoint Admin
IT Network Engineer
BI Delivery Lead / BI Project Manager
Know anyone for this job? Controls Engineer in Michigan Maintenance Controls Engineer – Indefinite – Contract Position Required Qualifications: Electrical controls, engineering, or equivalent 4 year degree. Excellent…
Warren, MI ** US CITIZEN / GREEN CARD NEEDED ** Trim Engineer – Design Engineer job – Warren, MI
Kelly L. Hamlin
Application Developer Design and develop new, high performance applications using C#/ Visual Studio 2010 Write SQL queries to report analyze large volumes of data for quality, trends and opportunities * Build optimized routines to extract,…
DATABASE ANALYST Job Description Assesses future information requirements in order to develop long-range comprehensive database plans Develops policies and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of the database…
PEOPLESOFT DEVELOPER The PeopleSoft developer will perform the design and development of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) and Enterprise Learning (ELM) modules. Development activities will include configuration…
Compuware has a great opportunity for a Mainframe Systems Programmer in our Detroit office! Email me for details at… Our Position: MAINFRAME SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Compuwareis extending its distributed application performance management solution, dynaTrace, to the Mainframe. It will provide enterprise end-to-end transaction tracing for…
We are searching for a C# /ASP.NET developer with a passion for coding and a hunger for improving your craft. C# / .NET Developers (Direct Hire) (1578-LI) Be a part of a team developing software products for World Class Manufacturers – products that place an emphasis on lean tools to improve customer efficiency. LOCATION …
Our client is seeking a good data warehousing engineer. Datawarehouse/ETL/SAP Consultant (1562-LI) Candidate must be fluent in how extracts work from SAP ECC to SAP BI as well as utilizing OpenHub Destinations to extract from SAP BI to another data warehouse. LOCATION …
Do you have CAN bus experience with diagnostics and communications? Embedded Systems Developer (CAN) (1585-LI) Our client has an immediate need for a 6 month contract in Farmington Hills, MI. LOCATION Farmington Hills, MI COMPENSATION 40-50/hr DURATION 6 month contract …
Senior Web Applications Developer (1563-LI) Are you looking to develop Web Applications – straight through from database to UI? Are you looking for a fun, dynamic and fast-moving entrepreneurial environment in which you can solve a wide range of dynamic technology…
User Experience Development Manager (1585-LI) Do you have solid UX experience under your belt? Love to keep up on the latest and greatest in the world of Usability and Design? Do you have a passion for coaching and mentoring and thrive in a fast-paced and frequently… Embedded Systems Developer (Audio) (1581-LI) We are searching for an embedded systems developer for general core development implementing functions and features in infotainment systems. This role has an emphasis on audio components. LOCATION Farmington Hills, MI …
We are searching for a Web Software Engineer to join a team that serves up multiple web applications and services to an international… Software/Web Engineer (Contract-to-Hire) (1552-LI) LOCATION Lansing/East Lansing, MI COMPENSATION 40-60hr REQUIRED A passion for developing consumer-oriented web apps with high availability and scalability …
All those and more (along with further details on these) are always out at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?careerDiscussion=&gid=91763
I think that’s all for this time around. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!
Bob, Dave and Jeff
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