Detroit Beer Press, Batch Brewing, #Hack4Detroit and More Live Tonight, Events and Updates for 6/8/2015

We’ve got an incredibly packed house for tonight’s live broadcast, we’ve got events booked out through September, there are a few blog entries you should catch up on, you can win a $100 Amazon gift card by helping us out with our advertisers, and in case you weren’t at our event this past Wednesday night at Stray Cat Lounge, you might have missed an announcement as we yet again listen to people and are getting pulled in still yet another new direction that we weren’t planning on going in…

Let’s start with our events, and we’ll go from there…

11088262_539886772820500_1503214394217637799_nOur next live, in person casual networking event will be on Thursday, June 18th.

Sticking with trend and tradition, it will take place in the familiar stomping grounds of the back room of the Blackfinn in Royal Oak.

5pm start time.  No cover charge to get in.  No speeches.  No agenda.  No sales pitches.  Just networking with some of the best and brightest folks here in and around the metro Detroit information technology community.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

We had a great time last week at Stray Cat Lounge, not just for our event, but also doing a live remote broadcast celebrating the two year anniversary of our very first broadcast back on June 3, 2013.  It’s been a crazy ride so far, and it’s only going to get crazier in the coming weeks as we announced at that event that we’re going to be launching a network.  It wasn’t our plan or intention to go down this road, but we’ve had enough people in and around the industry approach us about starting their own show(s) that we feel like we’d be letting people down if we didn’t.  We’ve got the studio, we’ve got the technology, and we’ve already screwed up just about every way you can…so why not let people take advantage of all of our missteps and come out of the gate roaring and ready?

No, it’s not going to be named “the IT in the D network”.  Much like the name “IT in the D” came about because we were going to branch out and do something new, it’s time for a new name for this new venture as well.  We’re not quite ready to unveil the new name just yet…but we will be soon.  Think you might be interested in launching a show?  Drop us a note at while we’re working up an announcement post with some more details and we’ll start talking.

11390088_571339219675255_7824270810395407185_nThat, like our events, will almost assuredly be topics of discussion during tonight’s live broadcast.  We’re at episode 95, and we’re joined tonight by our friends at the Detroit Beer Press, the good folks at Batch Brewing (who you may or may not remember being on way back in episode 10 of our show, when they were still a Hatch Detroit finalist), the Deputy Director of Civic Tech for the City of Detroit (wow, that’s a mouthful of a title) to talk about the upcoming #Hack4Detroit event finding better ways to use the data available in / around / about the city, and then we’ve also got Kevin Hill coming in to talk about his perspectives on the Detroit tech scene after the start of that chat at our Hopcat event was awfully interesting.

960227_710404635736891_3126203892173567257_nPhew.  Yeah, it’s going to be a full house.  Good thing we’ve got the new studio and extra mics to play with these days…we’re going to need them tonight for sure.

And it’s a good thing that we’re now fully up and operational with amazing draft beer from our friends at Falling Down Beer Company.  Currently stocked with Scurvy Dan, their Blood Orange IPA, you can expect to hear about that tonight, too.

All of the usual ways to listen live apply, but we’ve added another one to make it even easier for you – we have our own app now. Our app can be found here:

That one’s really simple.  Install it…and click play.  Boom.  You’re done.  That’s all, it’s really just that easy.

94prepMics go live at 9pm like always, so join us by listening live from 9pm to 11pm, and then hit us up by firing up Twitter and hitting @ITintheD during the show.  We love audience participation, so come along and play with us!  Not sure how to listen live?  We’ve got instructions for you over here:  You can catch last week’s episode over at

Blogs? Oh yeah, we’ve got some blog entries for you.

concritThere’s a huge difference between “giving some constructive criticism” and “being a raging jerk”.  You should definitely know that by now, but there are still some who don’t.  So check out and make sure you don’t find yourself alienating those you might be wanting to help out.

suck_lessAlways a good read, How Not To Suck at Interviewing for a Job, Part 2 takes you through the day of the interview.  How to give your best effort at not screwing things up.  What to check.  What to bring.  What to forget.  What to bring with you.  What to absolutely leave at home.  Give it a read:

lionelrichieposterThe sequel to the still frequently read Bad Resume Guy can be found out Bad Resume Guy 2: Is It Me You’re Looking For? and it covers the next step in your resume process after writing the basics.  Do you know where your resume goes when you send it somewhere?  Do you know how it gets dealt with?  Any clue as to what’s on the other end of that inbox?  How do you increase your chances during a blind submission process?  Read and find out.

Did you know that if you post a job on our site, it gets blasted out to our 13,000+ Twitter followers?  It’s free, and you should check that out at

All of our blog entries are in “Read”:

Information about our events are in “Meet”:

Info about our live broadcasts are in “Listen”:

You can post jobs and even share your resume with recruiters we approve of in “Work”:

Our media kit and information for sponsors can be found at

That’s all for this time.  Don’t forget to listen live tonight from 9pm until 11pm for episode 95, and we’ll see you next Thursday night at Blackfinn!

For those of you still reading, here’s the audio from our live broadcast Wednesday night:

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