Event Thursday Night, Beer, Feedback Request and More for 10-13-2014

We’re live and in person this Thursday night at Blackfinn!

We’ve also got our November event scheduled, we’ve got some blog entries for you to check out, episode 62 of our live broadcast is tonight at 9pm and will be completely overflowing with beer, you can still buy an IT in the D shirt, we’ve got a discount for you for an upcoming tech event, we’d really like to get some feedback from you about a video we did, and there’s all sorts of other fun going on…

10491074_425267107615801_7798474098168039032_nOur next in-person networking event is this Thursday, October 16th.

We’ll be back in the familiar stomping grounds of the back room of the Blackfinn in Royal Oak.

5pm start time.

Main_960x405_2_MeetIn November we’ll be heading back to Stray Cat Lounge, the great place we were at back in May.

Details can be found here on the site – http://www.itinthed.com/meet/, on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ITinTheD, or in our Meetup group – http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/

Now, tonight is one of our “casual networking events”, which is a little different from the Pink Slip Party event down at the Majestic last month for those of you who are new around these parts.  There’s no registration table, no sign in, no name tags…just “casual”.  Show up, hit the bar for something to drink, and then start chatting your way around the room.  As always, if you need a good starting point, find me, find Jeff, or find Bob (hint: he’ll be parked in the corner of the bar on a stool) and tell us what you’re looking for and let us help.  Speaking of our Pink Slip Party, the photos from that night are live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.464261973716314.1073741834.157577407718107&type=3

If you’ve got questions, check out the FAQ over at http://www.itinthed.com/faq/

maxresdefaultThis also leads nicely into the video we’d like some feedback about from you.  Because if you want to see pretty much exactly what you’ll find Thursday night, then you should go hit http://www.itinthed.com/15852/watch-what-is-it-in-the-d/ and watch a video that we had put together.  And you should give us some feedback about it, too, because we wind up doing these things and without feedback we’re just going to just assume that we’re flawless and awesome, and for the love of all that’s good and holy in the world…please stop that from happening.

10132014bTonight, we’ve got the 62nd episode of our live IT in the D broadcast, and it should be a fun one.  We’re joined in-studio by Mark from one of our favorite places, Falling Down Beer Company, as well as the good folks from the Detroit Beer Press.  Soooo…tonight’s pretty much going to be all about beer.

Which totally breaks our hearts.

Main_1280x540_1_ListenSo listen live starting at 9pm.  What?  You’re not sure how to listen live?  We’ve got that covered.  There’s a whole page on our site at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/how-to-listen/ telling you exactly how to listen through a browser, a tablet, a smart phone, or any internet connected device.  Want to catch up on past episodes?  Easy enough.  That same page has links to our iTunes, Stitcher, and a few other places you can find us, or you can just listen through your browser on our archives page here http://www.itinthed.com/listen/it-in-the-d-show-archives/

We’ve got a few other irons in the fire as well…because what fun would being bored be, right?  Right.

1DevDay is firing up again on Saturday, November 15th…and you can get $15 off the ticket price by using discount code: ITINTHED Not a bad deal at all for what has always been a good day of discussions, chats, and events. And it’s a full day, with a schedule set to run from 8am to 8pm.

So go hit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/1devday-detroit-2014-tickets-397364528 and use discount code ITINTHED

Why do we bring that up? Because we’re figuring out the logistics around doing a live broadcast from that event.

10485646_10205352000984542_49895877898706077_nAnd then on Wednesday, November 12th, you can join us to learn How Not To Suck at LinkedIn.  That’s right…Bob and Dave…at a Chamber event…for a talk with Social Media Club of Detroit.  Pretty sure you’re going to want to be there.

Because yes, laughably, we do speaking engagements.  That photo was from last week’s session at Shifting Gears, an MEDC program helping people in career transition.

no_suckI know…hard to believe that people actually ask us to speak in front of other people.  We’re kind of blown away by it to, especially since we keep using the words “suck”, “loser”, “that guy” and “everything you’ve been told so far is wrong”…

While you’re waiting for all of that to go down, naturally we have some blog entries for you to read.

The “What is IT in the D” video…you can read the background on it and watch it at http://www.itinthed.com/15852/watch-what-is-it-in-the-d/

ZomboDroid08102014120748If you hit that show archives page, you might notice that one show is a lot shorter than all of the others.  Why?  The Vanishing, that’s why. http://www.itinthed.com/15844/the-vanishing/

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…is the IT market out here great or terrible right now  Good question. http://www.itinthed.com/14017/is-the-it-market-great-or-terrible-right-now-or-is-it-both-2/

22843601Premature Ejection Guy always confuses the ever living hell out of me at our events.  I just don’t get it. http://www.itinthed.com/3859/premature-ejection-guy/

Suburban Kryptonite is always a good read.  That’s out at http://www.itinthed.com/1263/dont-be-that-guy-suburban-kryptonite/

The last two episodes of our show have their recaps live, so check out Episode 60 with Annette from Yelp and the Make This Detroit production guys at http://www.itinthed.com/15829/it-in-the-d-episode-60/, and episode 61 with Elaina Farnsworth of Mobile Comply and Terry Bean over at http://www.itinthed.com/15838/it-in-the-d-episode-61/

Enjoy those, tune in live tonight, and then we’ll see you on this Thursday at the Blackfinn!


Bob, Dave and Jeff
IT in the D
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