Getting Back To Detroit…and Some Jobs

Well, it seems to be at least “mostly” official – will be trying once again to head downtown and do an event in Detroit.

We try this every now and then, and for some reason, folks just don’t really want to head downtown.  Buncha slackers.  You’re making it really, really hard for us to call ourselves “” when we can’t seem to get people to, you know, go to Detroit.  It’s not that bad, and it sure as hell doesn’t deserve the reputation that it has…having lived in major cities all up and down the East coast, Detroit’s actually pretty tame by comparison.

So, maybe if you won’t do it for us…you’ll do it for the Red Wings.

That’s right.  The Red Wings…

So, in addition to our already scheduled events:

February 17th, Pink Slip Party, Snookers Pool and Pub, Utica:

March 10th, Networking Event, BlackFinn, Royal Oak:

April 21, Pink Slip Party, Post Bar, Novi:

…we’re also going to slip in a networking event on March 23rd down at Hockeytown Cafe:

That’s right. will actually be having a networking event within the Detroit city limits.

But wait, there’s more!

That night, there happens to be a Red Wings game.  They’ll be playing the Vancouver Canucks…and this won’t be any news to those of you that follow the game, but the Western Conference is really, really tight this year standings-wise, and so every game between now and the playoffs matters.  So, especially that late in the season (there will only be 8 games left before the playoffs at this point), it ought to be a really good game.

Which you could watch from the Hockeytown Cafe.  I mean, it’s a great place to watch games…lots of big screen tv’s, beer, plenty of Wings’ memorabilia to “ooh” and “aah” over, beer…

…but wouldn’t it be way cooler to watch the game in person at the Joe?

We thought so, too.  So, we’re finalizing the details on getting some discount tickets put together and made available for you to pick up.  And you’ll be picking them up directly from them, because as per usual we want absolutely nothing to do with money.  Keep an eye out in the coming days, because we’ll be sending out an “official” announcement about it once we finish negotiating out the details on what the ticket cost will wind up being for everyone (including us, because it’s a safe bet that we’ll be buying tickets and hitting the game!) and the fine folks at Hockeytown have things put together for us.

However, if you don’t want (or can’t) hit the game…Hockeytown Cafe is still an awesome place to watch the game.  So, the “networking” part of the evening can continue there, as well as at the game.

…and I’ll let you in on something else in advance – depending on how much of a discount we wind up being able to get for the group, it’s quite possible that (read: “us, personally”) will pick up a couple/few extra tickets to hand out as freebies at the event to people that deserve a little fun.  (*cough*…hypothetically speaking…it would be awfully, awfully nice of, you know, some other folks out there that might be in a position to do the same…like, you know, those with expense accounts that might be able to write things like this off…to do the same…just sayin’…)

Oh, and while I’ve got your attention, here’s some jobs that have come in over the last few days:

Monica VanScyoc

SQL Server DBA needed in Plymouth!!!. Please send me a qualified resume and call me for immediate consideration 248-226-1366.
Location: Plymouth Duration: long term contract or TEMP to PERM possibility Pay: depending on experience > $60K to $72K ( or ) $28.85/hr up to $34.62/hr) with Manpower Professional health benefits Duties: DBA responsibilities > maintenance, Capacity Planning,…

Email Systems Administrator – temp to hire. Please call me for immediate consideration – 248-226-1366. Only able to submit 3 consultants!!
Position Title: Department: IT Number of Positions: 1 Start Date: 1/24/11 Engagement Length: Approximately 17 weeks Location of Position: Troy, MI Job Description & Skills: Project Overview: This position will be responsible for the design, implementation…

$17/hr. Desktop Support, require A+ cert. Call me for immediate consideration. 248-226-1366
The hours are Mon-Fri, 8a-5p. Requirements would be as follows -A+ certification is required (non-negotiable) -High proficiency with Microsoft Office -Software installation (update, install, remove) Some of the job duties are, but not limited to the following:…

Mike Ardrey

Senior Analyst/Programmer / TIA001
Senior Analyst/Programmer / TIA001 Trilogy International is seeking a Senior Programmer whose tasks will include: Design, code, test, debug, modify and document new or existing application programs within accepted standards, procedures and guidelines. Meet with…

Database Administration/TI1743
Database Administration Consultant/Expert Short term assignment Skills Required: 7+ years Oracle DBA experience, supporting Oracle 10g. Experience with Oracle 11g preferred. Research and engineering of features (installation, configuration, monitoring, security,…

Specialty Development Practitioner/TI51255
Production support position, responsible for the day-to-day IBM FileNet Corporation software application/systems support for the Global Extended Service Plan and Warranty Imaging applications. Experience Required: Minimum 1 year experience with IBM FileNet Imaging…

Solution Architecture/TI2857
Solution Architecture Senior Senior technical resource responsible for understanding technical business requirements, and defining technical architecture based solutions that align to Company Patterns and Standards. Candidates should have solid working knowledge around the…

Product Creation Application Engineer/TI7360
GPCSE Global Tools Developer – – – – – Develop & support desktop PC-based engineering software tools compliant to Client ITPM. Collaborate with tools SMEs on design of PC-based tools. Package PC-based tools into load kits (*.MSI) compliant to Ford desktop standards. Publish…

Peoplesoft Financial Business Analyst/TI9818
Business Analyst for Peoplesoft Financials application. Short term assignment. Experience Required: – min 3 yrs experience with Peoplesoft. – min 3 yrs experience with Oracle DB, PL-Sql – familiarity with MS Office Experience Preferred: Experience with Ford…

Jeff Schuster

Enterprise Architect, full-time, direct
Perficient has an open position for an Enterprise Architect with a very strong background in enterprise-scale software, data and system architecture design, planning and implementation to establish technology as a strategic enabler of our clients’ goals and objectives. This…

Mina Stanton

Senior Business Analyst
I am looking to network with strong business analysts who have the experience taking customer requirements and translating them into technical terms. A strong understanding of IT development methodologies and a general knowledge of database, network, web and client/server…

Diane Mabry

QA TEST Analyst – Farmington HIlls MI (contract)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: 1. Performs all work in accordance with company policies, quality program, programs, standards and procedures 2. Maintains safety, security and privacy standards throughout all areas of responsibility 3. Will adhere to the Test Strategy…

SAS Administration / BI Architect – Auburn Hills MI
SAS is the required technology expertise, with specific skills using SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2 and Add-in Microsoft Office (AMO) in SAS 9.2 environment. Experience creating Unix / Linux shell scripts required for automation and scheduling of SAS reports. Build reports using…

X by 2, Inc

Software Architect
Greater Detroit Area

Madeline Ng

Tech Lead, Software; QA Analysts; and Software Developers needed in Troy, MI. Direct Hire at Autodata Solutions.
We are currently building a dedicated technical team out of our Troy, MI office and we are seeking to fill a number of positions including a Technical Lead (1), SW Developers (2) and QA Analysts (2). Tech Lead, Software Development The successful candidate will develop…

Michelle Garretson

Oracle DBA – Direct Hire/Perm – Grand Rapids, MI –

Matt Karrandja

IT Project Manager– Direct – Must have Agile email resumes to
Project Manager Summary of Duties: Manage complex IT projects in a fast paced, constantly changing Agile environment Identify and remove impediments; prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal. Understand and analyze…

Matt Migliaccio

Senior Java Position available in Metro Detroit!
This is a Direct Hire position, feel free to send your resume to

Direct Hire .NET Developer Position in Metro Detroit!
Please contact me at if you are interested in hearing more information.

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