IT in the D, Episode 39...another rant to kick things off, this one based on a stunning revelation that came our way last week about a group member.
Then we dove into the 2014 Motor City Comic Con, roller derby, the Assemble Detroit event tomorrow night and a whole bunch more.
Lots of fun this time around, as well as some great information, so let's go ahead and dive in...
Reminder - if you're in or around the metro Detroit information technology community, there's only one place you need to be starting at 5pm.
No agenda. No speakers. No 30-second commercials. No cover charge. No free lunch. Never. Just networking with IT professionals. Plain and simple.
IT in the D was started by IT professionals for IT professionals. We didn’t like any other group out there, so we started our own! At our metro Detroit networking events, you might meet some recruiters, some out of work developers, some sales guys, some network admins, some web guys and some senior level management…
IT in the D, Episode 38...from an opening rant to training classes that can help you with your career to the whole heartbleed debacle that's ripping through the internet...a really fun show.
Well, most of us had fun. Bob was feeling a little under the weather (read: "Bob had a hangover"), but he carried on like a trooper. He should be back to normal by the time our event on Thursday night over at Blackfinn happens. You're coming to that, right?
Our in-studio guests were Christy Rowe from New Horizons and return guest Mark Stanislav of Duo Security.
Lots of great information in this episode, both for your career and your own piece of mind and well-being on the internet, so let's go ahead and dive in...
Episode 38 of our live IT in the D broadcast takes place tonight starting at 9pm, and yeah, this is going to be a fun one.
Naturally, we've also got some blog entries for you to read, too.
The usual round of fun continues in our LinkedIn group, and we're just days away from our casual networking event on Thursday night.
So let's go ahead and dive on in...
We constantly get told "you're doing it wrong". We're almost numb to it now, to be honest.
So to have someone tell us we're doing it right...well, that's simply outstanding. Especially when it comes to the show where we're predominantly flying blind - it's not like events where we can look around and say "Hey, lots of people here doing good stuff. Solid event!" Nope, the show is all hunches and metrics and after the fact numbers and intuition and hoping that we're doing it right.
Sure, we see numbers and scope the metrics...but we don't always believe them.
We keep running into people who listen to our show...but we don't always understand why they listen.
So it's really nice to get some feedback from someone who is a complete outsider to our group - never been to an event, never listened to our show before, doesn't know any of the three of us at all - and to hear that we're doing exactly what we wanted to do, and that even amidst the inside jokes and 80s movie montage songs...that what we're helping.
Which brings us to Lauren...
IT in the D, Episode 37...and what a great time we had tonight.
Bob and Dave flew without their safety net as the Voice of Reason was out of town, and miraculously, nothing seriously went awry.
We were joined in-studio by Adam Kaump of One Month Apps, Tolly Marcus of Air Packet and Zing, and our go-to, unofficially official fourth horseman of the apocalypse, Jeff Haase.
Couldn't have asked for a better show. Great conversations with the guests, lots of insight into cool stuff they have going on...let's go ahead and get to the details and the files so you can listen...
Episode 37 of our IT in the D broadcast is live tonight.
We've got blog entries for you to read.
A casual networking event is next Thursday.
Our LinkedIn group has a bunch of great discussions and jobs posted.
Ready for some details? Let's get started...