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End of the Year Support The Troops Event Next Thursday Night!

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This is your one week out reminder, folks.

Our end of the year support the troops event takes place next Thursday night, December 12th.

So make sure you’re up to date on our Frequently Asked Questions, especially since we’ve create a way for you to donate online after being asked about it by a few folks.

And so, let’s talk specifics…

supporttroopsLet’s hit the details first.

For most of you, this is no surprise.  Our December event for the last few years has been not only a way for us to gather, kick back, chill a bit and reflect on the past year’s mayhem, but we’ve tried very hard to do something good by supporting local Michigan military troops who are currently deployed overseas and their families back here at home.

There’s an entire Frequently Asked Questions document available here on our site, so make sure you read http://www.ITinTheD.com/6807/support-the-troops-faq-2013/ before asking any questions.

Because we took the time to create the FAQ, and if you don’t take the time to read it, then bad things will likely happen.

Details can be found on our events page – http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/, on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ITintheD, or on Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/

Really looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Can’t make it?  Want to donate online?  You can do so here:



While you’re waiting for the event to get here, we’ve got more than enough stuff to keep you entertained in the meantime.

image (2)The latest episode of IT in the D from Monday night is live.  We had Elaina Farnsworth of Mobile Comply, Nate Hughes of Detroit Labs and Amber Coffman of Spark Digital Strategy in-studio with us, and it was an extremely solid show with a ton of great information.  From doing better when hiring people to the new Mobility+ CompTIA certification and managing your reputation online.

Details and a recap can be found here: http://www.ITinTheD.com/6858/it-in-the-d-episode-22/

And then, of course, we’ve got some blogs.  Some old ones that have bubbled up as well as some new ones for you to enjoy.

smallworldIt’s a small world, folks.  You never know who the receptionist knows.  Hell…maybe the DJ you’re a complete jerkwad to happens to run the networking group you’re a part of…well, used to be a part of, anyway.  Check out Don’t Be That Guy: It’s a Small World After All for the whole story out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/6891/dont-be-that-guy-its-a-small-world-after-all/

It’s probably a good thing that most geeks don’t spend as much time thinking about their professional network as much as they do our computer networks…or else our events would likely need to be held at Joe Louis Arena.  But, that’s not stopping me from pointing out how similar they are and why they have a ton in common.  Check out Thoughts on Basements and Networks at http://www.ITinTheD.com/1810/thoughts-on-basements-and-networks/

dbtgfb1We don’t lose our minds all that often, but there are certain trigger points that will do it every time.  Read Don’t Be That Guy: The Free Beer Isn’t Cold Enough out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/6815/dont-be-that-guy-the-free-beer-isnt-cold-enough/ to understand what we’re talking about.

We’re always going on about how to suck less at stuff, so here’s How Not to Suck at LinkedIn at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2684/how-not-to-suck-at-linkedin/ with some friendly tips and tricks.

One of our guests Monday night have said SEO is dead from certain perspectives in the web world, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still hold a lot of weight with regards to your resume and the job search.  Check out Don’t Be That Guy: Bad Resume Guy 2 for more advice on how to create a solid resume – http://www.ITinTheD.com/3576/bad-resume-guy-2-is-it-me-youre-looking-for/

Join us this coming Monday for our next IT in the D broadcast where we’ve got a rather interesting guest joining us.  Details are out on our events page: http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/

…and definitely make time to read those Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.ITinTheD.com/6807/support-the-troops-faq-2013/

 

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