#DetroitWeek, Hajj Flemings, IT in the D Tonight, Event Thursday Night!

Our live broadcast of IT in the D tonight has us joined in-studio by a great guest.

Our casual networking event is this Thursday night.  The next Pink Slip Party is just around the corner on 3/13.  Want to be a part of Detroit’s Largest Selfie on Wednesday?

After numerous requests, we’ve finally put together a media kit, and so those of you who have been asking about ways to get involved with us as a sponsor, we’re ready to have that talk.

There’s the usual rounds of fun and excitement on our Facebook pages and in our LinkedIn group, so let’s get rolling with the details…

1620818_10152116958653820_1138986736_nLet’s talk about this Thursday’s casual networking event for professionals in and around the metro Detroit information technology community.

Thursday, February 20th.

East siders, we’re coming your way.  Clinton Township.  Detroit Pub at 14 and Harper.

You can find all of the details, a map, etc., out on our events page at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/, on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ITintheD, or in our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/.

Should be a great night, looking forward to seeing everyone there.

While you’re waiting, you can always catch up on previous episodes of IT in the D by heading over to our Show Archives page by clicking here.

946399_308703015938878_1442786050_nEverything you need to know can be found starting at the page for the show at http://www.ITinTheD.com/it-in-the-d-listen-live/, since we’ve got links to everything there. How to listen live. The archives page. How to find us after the fact on iTunes, SoundCloud, and a few other places. But if there’s any advice we can give you, it’s that listening live is where it’s at.

During last week’s episode, we covered a lot of “the basics”.  What to know about our events.  The difference between our casual networking events and our Pink Slip Party events.  Why we do what we do.  How getting engaged with us can have an overall impact and help you out.  And so, so much more.

To catch that episode, click over here: http://www.ITinTheD.com/7187/it-in-the-d-episode-29/

This week, we’ve got Hajj Flemings coming in-studio to talk about his areas of expertise like branding, social media personas, and everything else he’s got going on these days.  Should be a great episode, really looking forward to having him join us.

We’ll also be talking about the controversy surrounding a new way that’s being floated to finance college education, Facebook’s new gender options, Comcast buying Time Warner, Uber’s dirty little secret, the flap about Flappy Bird, why Candy Crush should be immediately uninstalled from your phone and never played again, and so, so much more.

Detroit’s Largest Selfie takes place Wednesday morning at 10am on the steps of the DIA.  Want in?  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/779724532057319

“Detroit Week” (#DetroitWeek) kicks off today as well.  You can catch the entire calendar of events out at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hajjflemings/12451979113/in/photostream/

Check out today’s events at http://modeldmedia.com/features/opencity2414.aspx, and read up on the Open City Detroit initiative at https://www.facebook.com/OpenCityDetroit

The instructions for listening live are pretty simple, so go hit our Listen Live page out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/listen/ and then tune in.

2013-09-19_18-11-22_109bOur next event after this Thursday’s will be one of our Pink Slip Party eventsThursday, March 13th down at St Andrews Hall.

If you’re not familiar with the difference between our “normal” events and our Pink Slip Party events, we have some handy-dandy Frequently Asked Questions for you, and those are located out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/faq/

Want to read up on our last two events?  Here are a few links:

– Our 3/13/13 recap: http://www.ITinTheD.com/5084/the-31313-pink-slip-party-recap/, and then our 9/19/13 recap: http://www.ITinTheD.com/6314/919-pink-slip-party-recap/

– Want more than just our opinion?  Here’s another site’s recap of our 3/13/13 event: http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2013/03/19/it-in-the-d-made-job-hunting-awesome-at-st-andrews-hall/, and then another site’s recap of our 9/19/13 event: http://www.dailydetroit.com/2013/09/23/finding-a-job-can-be-a-party-pink-slip-party-brought-hundreds-together-to-find-jobs/

There aren’t many better opportunities than this in the area for you to get your name out to your target demographic.

And so yes, we’ve still got a sponsor slot left…and we’ve also created a full-blown media kit.  Our events, our shows, we’ve got all kinds of way for you to get your message out in an extremely effective manner to a very targeted demographic.

So go check out http://www.ITinTheD.com/sponsors/ and then come chat with us.

Blogs?  Of course we’ve got blogs.

35859LIt was pretty much inevitable that wrestling would invade our blogs given everything Bob and I have going on in that space, and so Squared Circle Career Counseling over at http://www.ITinTheD.com/7194/squared-circle-career-counseling/ came to life this week.  Why should you read it?  Because it’s a lot of great advice that we give out about people in career transition, but with a different spin to it that might help it gel…and there’s also a note in there for those already in the IT industry as well.

Know who I really get annoyed by?  The Booty Call Networker.  Just happened again last week, and so it’s great that this one bubbled up again.  Go read http://www.ITinTheD.com/2415/dont-be-that-guy-the-booty-call-networker/

You may not believe it, and you may even not want to hear it, but everyone is in sales…yes, even you.  So go read why that’s true over at http://www.ITinTheD.com/757/dont-be-that-guy-everyone-is-in-sales-yes-even-you/

puffer_fishAnother oldie but goodie that popped up is The Pufferfish Effect, about one of the more annoying creatures you’ll encounter in the office these days.  You can read that one over at http://www.ITinTheD.com/56/the-pufferfish-effect/

And of course there’s always the usual discussions being had and jobs being posted in our LinkedIn Group, which you can find at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763

So don’t forget to listen live tonight starting at 9pm for our IT in the D broadcasthttp://www.ITinTheD.com/listen/ – and we’ll see you Thursday night at Detroit Pub for our February event.

…and go check out that media kit for sponsors out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/sponsors/

That’s all for this time…



Bob, Dave and Jeff
On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.org
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On Meetup: http://meetup.ITinTheD.org

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