IT in The D, Jobs, Blogs, Beer, Wrasslin’ and More for 1/24/2012
Okay, it can stop being cold any time now…
But, let’s get over that and focus on all of the fun we’ve got going on.
Had an awesome time at Como’s for our casual networking event last week, we’ve got our next event at a new location – a brewery no less, there’s a blog entry or two out there for you to read, a chat with Detroit Unspun turned into a good piece on 4 tips to get a job, IT in The D is less than two months away, and wow do we have a lot happening.
Let’s get started…
First thing’s first, our next event.
Thursday, February 21st at Falling Down Beer Company.
Yes, Falling Down Beer Company. Much like Tipsy McStaggers, I’m halfway convinced people are naming their bars specifically to get people like me intrigued and demanding to go there. Plus, it’s apparently owned by a couple of IT guys who got sick of being IT guys and so they opened a brewery.
If nothing else, it’s worth showing up just to watch Bob’s head explode because someone is living his dream.
So that’s where we’ll be for our next casual networking event for metro Detroit information technology professionals.
We’re pretty sure it won’t break your heart. Except for Bob, of course.
Details, as always, can be found here on our site – http://www.ITintheD.org/index.php/event/february-casual-networking-social-2012/, out on Meetup: http://meetup.ITintheD.org, and out on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ITintheD.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
Our event last week at Como’s was pretty solid. There’s a full write up available out here – http://www.ITintheD.org/index.php/4904/comos-january-event-recap/ – if you’d like to catch up.
And of course we’ve got IT in The D basically just around the corner. Our preliminary schedule of events went live – http://www.ITintheD.org/index.php/4927/preliminary-it-in-the-d-schedule-of-events-is-live/ – and so now you can start to see what we’re putting together for you.
We’ve had some really good feedback come in from the sponsors about tweaking a detail or two here and there to help make the events flow and work better for everyone, and I’m even more convinced that we’re going to be doing something that’s going to blow your doors off.
We’re starting to talk about guarantees and numbers with catering, and so get yourself over to http://www.ITintheD.org/index.php/it-in-the-d/ to read up, check some details, and get those tickets.
A plug for IT in the D showed up in a really cool (if I do say so myself) article that’s out there live right now on Detroit Unspun: http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2013/01/22/how-to-get-a-job-in-detroit-four-tips-to-get-hired/ It’s “How to get a job in Detroit: Four tips to get hired“, and it’s the result of me and one of their writers sitting down for a few hours and having a chat. And I know this is going to come as a surprise, but there wasn’t even any beer involved.
I know, I know…you’re either stunned into silence or just snorting derisively in disbelief, but it’s true.
It really is a great piece, and it covers the topics from several of our blogs over the years in one nice, concise format, so go give it a read and then spend some time clicking around Detroit Unspun since there’s a lot of great coverage of things happening downtown without a filter or an agenda. Kind of refreshing.
On the blogs front, two of my old favorites bubbled back up.
Lessons From a Child’s Toy out at http://www.ITintheD.org/index.php/30/lessons-from-a-childs-toy/ was written back right before our first Pink Slip Party. It still holds very true, and has some great career advice in there…as well as why I respect the hell out of recruiters who are good at their jobs. And you also get to read about me getting hurt, which is something I know most of you enjoy.
The $20 Lesson has some solid insights on how to act, react, and interact with people at events and just during the course of life in general. It’s one of a few entries that spawned from me starting to hang out with stand up comics, and it hass some solid advice. So go read it over at http://www.ITintheD.org/index.php/4003/the-twenty-dollar-lesson/
I guess that brings us to our LinkedIn Group. Discussions and jobs galore, peeps. Here’s what’s going on right now:
– Pay for a LinkedIn membership? Get ready to start paying sales tax on it! http://lnkd.in/p8EZuT
– 16 terms that some list says you should stop using to describe yourself: http://lnkd.in/g8nnz9
– How not to suck at connection invites: http://lnkd.in/2ACtz4
…and, of course, there are more. Hop in at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763 and chime in.
Jobs? Oh, of course there are jobs posted in there: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?careerDiscussion=&gid=91763. Here’s a sampling:
Hiring a Department Manager in Troy, MI Department Manager Location: Troy, MI Duration: 6 months Description/ Required Skills: – High body experience, worked on major body project, complete BIW structure, CAE,…
Great opportunity available with a large company located in downtown Detroit! Know anyone for this job? UNIX Administrator in Detroit, MI Description/ Required Skills: The Linux/Unix system administrator is part of a team of system administrators charged with maintaining, monitoring, and owning the…
Melissa Lecznar PHR
Mainframe Programmer– I need a mainframe program ASAP – please e-mail me your resume:email@example.com *This position is… With general guidance and coaching, identify the components required for a technical development within the impacted systems (i.e. JCL, schedule, capacity, job stream, space requirements, operational dependencies, etc.) -…
Looking for a permanent direct hire Oracle DBA in Ann Arbor! We are looking for an Oracle DBA with experience in Shell Scripting, and programming in SQL or PL/SQL. If you are interested in hearing more about this…
Laura Rosen, PHR
Temporary IT recruiter-Metro Detroit A friend of mine is looking for a temporary IT recruiter (with experience) based in metro Detroit. If interested, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now Hiring – Technical IT Recruiters Technical recruiter Location:Southfield, MI Area Code:248 Telecommute:no Travel Required:none Skills:IT recruiter, sales, Technical recruiter Pay Rate:Open Tax Term:FULLTIME Length:Full Time Date Posted:1-18-2013 Position ID:903672 Dice…
We are searching for a talented Senior .NET Software Engineer to join our client’s team. Senior .NET Software Engineer (1523-LI) LOCATION Ann Arbor, MI. COMPENSATION Up to 115K plus 10% bonus potential REQUIRED Strong .NET experience Strong server-side development experience with either…
We are searching for two engineers to be part of a technical team that provides testing software to vendors of network-connected…Software Developer & Conformance Test Engineer (1608-LI) As a member of this team, the engineers will develop conformance testing software and conduct conformance tests. LOCATION Ann Arbor, MI COMPENSATION …
User Interface Design Manager (Direct Hire) (1606-LI) Do you have solid user interface 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…
We are looking for a User Interface Designer to be a key part of everything that’s done with our client-facing applications. User Interface Designer (Direct Hire) (1605-LI) We want someone who can create the face of those systems. As the UI Designer, you will work with multiple development teams and will have input on virtually all of our…
IT Digital Project Manager
.NET Developer needed in Detroit, MI to design and develop web based applications. It will be based upon a flexible architecture which will lend towards making changes in the rules easy to implement and manage. Apply…
Now Hiring: Project Manager with 3-5 years experience Responsible for managing the implementation of a major line-of-business COTS application with multiple integrations. May also manage the development of custom line-of-business applications, and managing the support and…
Hi, I have a client in Monroe seeking a skilled Programmer Analyst for direct hire. Please contact me if you or anyone you know may be…
Looking for a Delivery/Engagement Manager to support local customer(s) for our Livonia, MI, business unit. Are you a good fit for this job? Delivery/Engagement Lead in Livonia, MI The Detroit office of Perficient is seeking Delivery Leaders with a consulting services background and deep SDLC experience preferably with the IBM…
Searching For Contractor – Retail POS Background Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Find a Liaison / Consultant Between Client and Toshiba Point-Of-Sale Products* TITLE: Consultant * – In April, 2012 Toshiba purchased IBM POS business Background: For this application only, Client has 4 ½ lanes…
Allscripts is looking for Business Analyst Work under the direction of the Clinical Systems Manager to provide application solutions for assigned business areas. Possess functional knowledge of…
…and, of course, just like discussions, there are more jobs floating around in the group as well.
Oh hey – as a random side note to those of you who haven’t totally tuned out by this point – if you’re going to be bored on Sunday, February 10th in the late afternoon to early evening, you should totally come out and play with us in one of the world’s diviest dive bars to watch wrestling. Live wrestling. With a lot of beer. And a guy with one leg who wrestles. And a drunk clown. And that’s not even the half of it. Seriously, it’s a blast. Details are out on Yelp if you’re interested in joining us. And by “us”, I mean “Bob and I and some of our friends”. And by “join”, I mean “hang out”. Because seriously, if you try and talk shop with us while we’ve turned off our brains to enjoy ourselves, we’ll totally volunteer you to get flogged with a metal folding chair.
And on that note, that’s the news, and we…are…outta here! Go get those IT in the D tickets!
Bob, Dave and Jeff
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