Event Tomorrow Night, We Need Your Votes, Free Training Class, More Events, Jobs and Updates for 8/17/2011

So, we didn’t send out an email blast last week.  We did publish one out here on the site though, and it’s still available at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2184/updates-august-10-2011/ if you want to read it.

Things got crazy, and with Linkedin acting a little screwy, it wasn’t worth it to get ourselves all jacked up and not be able to get one out in a timely manner this week, so we held off.

We knew we had a lot to get to this week…and, well, even more has come up and so it’s a good thing we waited.

We’ve got our event tomorrow night out at Penny Black in Rochester.  We’ve got our next Pink Slip Party next month in September.  We’re booked for October and November.  We’ve got another event in November in Flint.  We’re putting together a brew pub / distillery tour as our next “fun, one-off” event.  We’ve been nominated as a Most Valuable Blogger for 2011 by CBS Detroit.  GogoTraining.com offered our members a 10% discount on any of their online training courses, and then, to help get the word out, they offered up a free training class so that one of our members could take it and then report back on their experience.  Yup, free.

Wait, did I say Most Valuable Blogger?  Why yes, yes I did…but you know the rules, let’s talk about our event first…

Thursday.  That’s tomorrow.  5:01pm start time.  Completely free to attend.  No cover charges, no door fees, just show up and have a good time at the Penny Black in Rochester.  You can find details out on our site here http://tinyurl.com/detnetaug18 or out on Linkedin.com at http://events.linkedin.com/ITintheD-org-August-Social-Networking/pub/707335.  Look forward to seeing you there, making connections and catching up with old ones in the IT industry here in the metro Detroit area.

Next Pink Slip Party?  Also booked.  Thursday, September 15th.  Post Bar.  Novi.

October?  Got you covered.  Thursday, October 20th.  Dragonmead Brewery.  Warren.

November?  You can have a double dose of us if you want to.  Thursday, November 9th in Flint with Kettering University and TechWorks and then Thursday, November 17th at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak.

Want something different?  How about the Great ITintheD.com Party Bus Tour of 2011?  Breweries.  A distillery.  It may well be the greatest networking event on wheels.  Click here http://www.ITinTheD.com/2204/the-great-ITintheD-org-party-bus-tour-of-2011/ to check that out and vote to get your feedback heard while we’re still pondering dates, locations and schedules.

Click. Vote for us.

…and speaking of voting, yep, we got nominated (thank you!) as a Most Valuable Blog in metro Detroit in a contest being run by CBS Detroit.

So, now we’d like you to help us win.  We’re not above asking.

Yeah…you know you’ve got a smartphone, a work computer, at least one home computer, maybe even a server or two (or more) you can hook into and fire up a browser to click this little link right here http://detroit.blogger.cbslocal.com/most-valuable-blogger/vote/local/ and vote for ITintheD.com.  You can vote once per day, every day, from now through September 9th.

Do it.


We suck at the “It’s an honor just to be nominated” speech.  We’ll never be able to pull it off with a straight face.  We’re just not that good at hiding our self-loathing when things don’t turn out right.  Nobody wants that.

So, again, that link is http://detroit.blogger.cbslocal.com/most-valuable-blogger/vote/local/ and you’re voting for ITintheD.com.  Hell, we’ll even use the whopping $50 Amazon.com gift certificate to buy something completely dorkariffic that we’ll proudly display as a trophy if we win.  There are even plots afoot to see who can get who the most drunk and end up with a tattoo of the MVB logo over there on the right.

Now, who doesn’t want to see that?

Now, full disclosure – we’re not saying it’s going to be one of the three of us that winds up with the tattoo…we just have a specific victim in mind already.

One last time?  Sure, here it is one last time: http://detroit.blogger.cbslocal.com/most-valuable-blogger/vote/local/.  Every day until September 9th.  We’d do it for you.

Now, here’s something for you: free training.  GogoTraining.com offered up a 10% discount to our members over here http://www.ITinTheD.com/2157/an-offer-from-gogo-training/, and then came back and offered up a free training class for one of our members so that someone can get some exposure to them and come back and report their experiences to the group.  So, go ahead and click over here http://www.ITinTheD.com/2187/anybody-want-free-training/ to check it out and get a free training class.

Okay, so that’s our event schedule covered, the training discount discussed, the free training class mentioned, a shameless plea for votes completed, a quick mention of our notes and jobs update from last week that has a fun little mini-Don’t Be That Guy in it over here http://www.ITinTheD.com/2184/updates-august-10-2011/ noted, input on the brewery tour solicited, …doing good so far.

If you’re hanging around and looking for something to do tonight, and happen to live, work or play in the Microsoft world, you might want to check out MI-GANG’s event taking place over at the Microsoft offices in Southfield.  You can check out the details here: http://events.linkedin.com/Great-Lakes-Area-NET-Users-Group-Meeting/pub/595811  They’re good folks.

I guess that brings us to our LinkedIn group, sitting over at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763 where we’ve got some pretty cool discussions going on, as well as quite a few jobs if you’re in the market or even just casually looking.

What kind of discussions?  Thoughts on working remotely from an employer and employee point of view.  Google+.  What you’re thinking about companies moving downtown.  Common job search mistakes.  All sorts of useful information with a decent variety of viewpoints, so dive on in http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763

…and, of course, jobs.  Here’s a look at what’s out there currently:

Mark Brown

Web Developer – Troy, MI 12-month Contract-To-Hire
Perform a variety of tasks related to designing, developing, troubleshooting and implementing software code for Web applications and software. Develop, test, web infrastructure support and manage concurrent web-based…

Jeff Schuster

Sr. Enterprise Architect, full-time with Perficient’s Detroit business unit
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…

Rachelle Boudry

.Net Developer Needed! Troy, MI
Please contact me at rboudry@brooksource.com or 248.556.3001. Thanks!
Experience: 3+ years with API calls 3+ years of C# programming 3+ years of SQL programming 3+ years of .net programming Experience with a help …

Julie Piazza

Looking for Network Technician (Level II) – full-time. Farmingon Hills, MI.
ZenaComp looking for MCP with Associates Degree or above, 2+ years experience with minimum five years in field servicing and supporting network infrastructures and other IT certifications desired. Some help desk, gotoassist…

Looking for Network Technician (Level 1) – full-time, would consider part-time for IT college Senior.
ZenaComp needs someone with 2+ years experience, Associates Degree, Microsoft experience for helpdesk support (desktop and server platforms), troubleshoot hardware/software issues, technical audits, install and configure…

Greg Losacco

Sr. Java Architect / Developer opportunities with multiple clients in Ann Arbor, MI. Sold pay, 6 mo contract to hire. For more…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Warranty Data Analyst e-mail me your resume: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com Auburn Hills, Michigan
Required Skills: Proven analytical experience to include computer aided statistical techniques (statistical analysis, regression analysis, hypothesis testing, measure of dispersion and skewness, probability concepts,…

Project Manager – PMP,ITIL for VW e-mail me your resume: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com Indefinite assignment
Role Summary / Mission Under the general supervision of the IT Enterprise Strategist for VWGoA (Volkswagen Group of America), the Enterprise Innovation Program Manager manages the in-flight projects and the overall…

Business Analyst e-mail resume to: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com Liquor Control experience is preferred Lansing, Michigan
Documented Required Experience Business Analyst/Consultant with 8+ years of experience Conducts and directs the analysis of complex business problems to be solved when implementing an automated system. Provides…

Tech lead w/Strong database experience Strong skills with SQl Server 2008 R2 e-mail me your resume: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
SUMMARY Data standards and procedures, warehousing, design and development of logical and physical data models and databases, distributed data management, information management. Position will work exclusively on SQL Server…


Temp to Perm MIS Network Admin Job in Detroit
I am staffing for a temp to perm MIS Network Administrator role based in Detroit. Please have interested people contact me directly at carrie dot carley at caraco dot com asap! Thanks, Dave, for passing this along! All the…

James White

Javascript Developer – BNP Media – Troy, MI
This position is responsible for the coding and usability of our websites. A key role of this position is providing the javascript development needed in the creation of BNP Media websites and mobile apps. Roles of Javascript…

Amy Bartkiewicz

Looking for a New opportunity as a .NET Developer?
Hiring a senior level .NET Developer in Farmington Hills, MI. Looking for a .Net Developer with Web-based application experience and working knowledge of C# and .NET. If you or anyone you know is interested please be in…

Dany Saar

Web App Developer/Programmer — Cloud Technology for Mobile/Smart Devices (in the Detroit MI area)
I’d like to forward you (via email) more detailed information regarding a new career opportunity that may be of great interest to you (as a Web App Developer/Programmer — Cloud Technology for Mobile/Smart Devices (in the…

Kim Persinger

Searching for Sr. Oracle Consultants to work on a 6 month plus contract
Skill Requirements are Oracle 10g, Forms, Reports, PL/SQL6 and Framework Design or Workflow Development is a huge plus!! Please send resumes to Kim.Persinger@Talascend.com

Laura Rosen, PHR

Metro Detroit opportunity. Do you know someone who likes to analyze data? Utilize Excel and Access to their fullest? IPS is hiring data…

Davis Ford

A client of mine is looking for a direct-hire .NET software engineer. Location in Sterling Heights. If you are interested, contact me…

Diane Mabry dmabry@fastswitch.com

Director of Data Warehouse Direct Hire Southfield MI
Identify appropriate data to capture from core business applications and ensure sensitive data is appropriately secured. – Present data from multiple applications to DW users accurately and in a consistent format. – Ensure…

Designer Consultant/Expert 7 month contract Dearborn MI
Develop user interface wireframe specifications, perform software usability evaluations, and create written recommendations. Support/perform usability tests. Skills Required: 6+ years overall IT experience that includes:…

Product Creation Application Engineering Senior 6+ month contract Dearborn MI
Support a broad range of Ford Powertrain Engineering and KBE applications (especially Valvetrain) as well as to participate in mandatory enhancements and new development projects for the same customers. Skills Required: …

Network Engineering Streaming Multimedia (SMM) 6+ month contract Dearborn MI
Position Description: The demand for Streaming Multimedia (SMM) solutions is growing as we continue to evolve into a global enterprise. This demand has increased the need to provide planning and a technical strategy for the…

Testing Senior 17+ month contract opportunity in Dearborn MI
Candidates must have at least 3 years experience as a Test Lead. Experience with both Web-based and Mainframe testing desired. Responsibilities: Creates and maintains the QC Plan and Test Strategy document . Provides test…

Technical Writer – 12+ month contract Van Buren Twp MI
Editor of our technical standards documents. Will drive process to maintain/update existing standards. Review and approve documented word and Visio documented technical standards. Experience Required: Competency in a…

Radha Gheewala

Business Analyst w/Liquor Control Experience e-mail me your resume: Melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
Documented Required Experience Business Analyst/Consultant with 8+ years of experience Conducts and directs the analysis of complex business problems to be solved when implementing an automated system. Provides…

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Compuware is hiring a Changepoint Marketing Manager – Detroit, MI. Full-time salaried with benefits.

Compuware is hiring a B2B Field Sales Marketing Manager – Detroit, MI. Full-time, salaried with benefits.

Matt Glynn

4 new jr silverlight programming positions in Metro Detroit!
These are long-term. For more info contact me at mglynn@gobrightwing.com or 248.585.4750.

Issa Ismair

Needed: Java Developer with J2EE Experience and SCRUM. Pays very good! Contract to Hire in Okemos, MI. Email me! No H1’s at this time….

Radha Gheewala

Medicare/Government regulations e-mail resume to: Melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com Strong Access skills needed.
The candidate must: perform complex research of multiple government manuals and regulations thoroughly analyze the research to determine compliance and/or give interpretations of CMS regulations work directly with…

Justin Smith

Citrix Engineer needed in Auburn Hills
Provide Support for Windows Systems including OS, Hardware, Patching Levels and Design recommendations. Provide technical leadership in Citrix, XenServer, Xen applications Services. 4 years of active directory. Please…

Katie Greiner

Plex Systems is looking for Software Engineers with all kinds of experience! If you know how to code, we can teach the languages. If…
Manufacturing ERP software – ranked best manufacturing ERP software by Aberdeen. Plex Online manufacturing ERP is delivered via the software as a service (SaaS) model, with new features deployed daily. Functions include…

Amy Bartkiewicz

Looking for a position where you can help lead and grow a development team?!
Looking for a Senior level .Net Developer in Farmington Hills, MI. Must have web-based application experience with C# and ASP.NET. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact me at: abartkiewicz@brooksource.com

James Nash

Short-term help desk / PC tech position in Dearborn.
PC migration project for local hospital. PC connectivity and MS Office skills required. Start date is August 28-29. Hiring quickly. Reliable transporation is a must. Email inquries and/or resumes to jnash@epitecgroup.com

Matthew Holtz

Connectivity Engineer (110810-4) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 12-31-11 Specific Requirements:   * Extensive knowledge and experience with network protocols and concepts including: SSH, FTP, Telnet, TCP/IP, TCP/IP addressing schemes, Network Address Translation (NAT), Domain…

Information Security Risk Engineer(110810-2) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 12/31/11 Specific Requirements:           Security risk analysis and review is critical.
Know regulatory and industry standards such GLBA, HIPAA, COBIT, FFIEC among others.  Security Audit experience is…

WebSphere Message Broker (110810-1) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Long term contact. REQUIREhttp://www.ITinTheD.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2216&action=editD * Strong working knowledge of the WebSphere Message Broker version 7.0 environment * Experience in implementing Web Services with WebSphere Message Broker * Experience with SOAP and XML *…

Test Specialist (110815-1) Location: Southfield, MI
Desired Start Date: 09/12/11  Long term Contract Number of Positions: 4+ Required minimum work experience with testing in the following area 3 – 5 years: * ETL tool * Trizetto’s Facets Tables * Trizetto’s Facets Data…

SharePoint Developer Location: Warren,MI
Pay:$30-$35/hr Employment Type: Full Time 3+ Month Contract T-Tech Solutions LLC is looking to hire an entrepreneurial spirited, exceptional, and results-oriented individual to work within our Tech department. We are very…

…and don’t forget, there’s more that were in last week’s update out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2184/updates-august-10-2011/ as well as in our LinkedIn group out at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763, with more going out there all of the time.  The group is also where you’ll find full details and contact information on those positions and people.  And remember, you go into the LinkedIn group, then click “Jobs” within our group’s navigation, and then click “career discussions” to get to all of the jobs being posted by recruiters and other members of our group.

Phew.  So that’s our event schedule covered, the training discount discussed, the free training class mentioned, a shameless plea for votes completed, a quick mention of our notes and jobs update from last week that has a fun little mini-Don’t Be That Guy in it over here http://www.ITinTheD.com/2184/updates-august-10-2011/ noted, input on the brewery tour solicited, discussions and jobs from our LinkedIn group run through…I still feel like I’m forgetting something…

Oh well.  Come back and check out updates and keep an eye on the LinkedIn group throughout the day.  I’m sure someone will remind me of why I suck because I forgot to mention something specific.

…and here it is one last time: http://detroit.blogger.cbslocal.com/most-valuable-blogger/vote/local/. Every day until September 9th.  Once per day.  From every computer, smart phone, server or other device with a browser that you can.  Make that happen.

That’s all for this time…see you at our event tomorrow night and beyond!

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