The Almost Christmas Update for 12/21/2011

Got your shopping done?


Good luck with that.

We’re wrapping up (pardon the pun) the year, and getting things ready for 2012.  Yes, even though the Mayan calendar conspiracy wonks believe the world will end exactly one year from today, we still think you should plan on spending some time with us in 2012.

So let’s just keep things simple and get rolling with this week’s updates…

There’s a recap of last Thursday’s event at Dragonmead out at

Yes, you can still make a donation if you’d like to do so.  We’ll be getting everything finalized and packaged up in the coming days, so you need to let us know quickly if you’re interested:

If you’re interested, there are also some photos posted out at

Also of note from last Thursday night, do you know what to do with your old computers or know anyone with disabilities looking for a gig in IT?  You might want to give a read.

And then as you’re looking ahead as well, we’re starting to get our events planned for next year.  So far, we’ve got scheduled:

January 19th at BlackFinn:

February 16th at Rochester Mills Brewery:

March 22nd at BlackFinn:

…and a few more.  We’re trying to solidify things up as much as possible to lock in the whole year’s calendar as far in advance as we can.

You can always keep up to date on all of our events with our Events page out at

As always, you can hit the LinkedIn group out at to hop into discussions and check out jobs, if you’re so inclined.  As far as those jobs go, right now you can check out…

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Compuware is Hiring Developers and Leads for its Mobile Center of Excellence – Detroit, MI. All positions are full-time, salaried with… Compuware is currently looking to add to its Mobile Development Team. These positions will be part of a team that develops mobile applications which will strengthen Compuware’s Mobile Practice and position them to lead the…

Hilary Weaver

Still looking for resumes for Senior Developer – C/C++, Linux, file systems. Email me at for job description or to…

Zenon Sandoval

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR BUSINESS ANALYST POSITION(S) Metro Detroit area, Long term contracts. Please send me an updated resume to:… This position is a member of the team responsible for implementing the common integrated business-facing processes, roles & responsibilities, and metrics (both business facing & internal IT) to all Business IT areas globally…

Adam Kaplan

IT jobs for people with disabilities Check out the “EDI Analyst / RPG Programmer”, “PHP Developer”, “Project Manager – IT”, “Senior Enterprise Architect” and “Senior Network Engineer” positions on our website. Put a check mark in front of each position you…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Solution Architect to work on java based applications needed for my direct client. e-mail me: Please… I am looking for a Solution Architect for my direct client in the Metro Detroit Area. Competitive pay!

Service Delivery Lead ITIL certiication is a MUST!~ Client is located in Metro Detroit area I am looking for service delivery lead – The ideal candidate will have ITIL certification and have exposure running java applications. This person is NOT a programmer but a person that knows how to run a Help Desk/Service…

Project Manager needed Detroit, Michigan e-mail me your resume: PMP certified Agile ms project experience

Amy Babinchak

I still have a job opening for the next great small biz consultant. If you’ve got experience supporting small business networks, including servers, then you need to send me a resume and come to work for one of the great small business IT firms.

Jeff Schuster

Java Application Support, full-time, direct job Perficient is currently looking for a Technical Consultant for Application and Environment Support. This is a lead role interfacing with our client, vendors and competitors to ensure application up-time and environment…

Looking for a QA Lead, full-time, direct job, for our Livonia office We are currently looking for QA Test Lead for our Detroit practice to lead a team of 4 – 7 QA Testers in manual testing of Web-based applications.

Mark Brown

Drupal developer in Ann Arbor, MI If interested, please contact Mark Brown at for a detailed job description. Kind regards, Mark Brown General Manager Brown Staffing Solutions (W) 248.931.0468 (E)

Jason P. Sullivan

Senior XI50 DataPower Expert Genesis10 is currently seeking a Senior XI50 DataPower Expert for a major client located in Troy, MI. The Senior XI50 Datapower Expert is responsible for driving Best in Class improvements across Global Banking and Markets…

N.J. McCray

I’m looking for a IT Analyst for Global Helpdesk & Group Office support for our Troy, Michigan office. Great opportunity with great…

Jason Lukas

Immediate NEED for a .NET / Web Developer *** Interview TODAY and START tomorrow. Please let me know if your interested….

Christine Soper-Neill

J.R. Thompson Company has an immediate opening for a talented and experienced web designer and developer to join our staff. Visit…

Alicia Bradley

We have multiple clients in MI seeking SharePoint Developers and Administrators. Please let me know if you or anyone you know may be… Please contact me –

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for PlSql, Java, Banner, Perl developer for Detroit, MI 6 months plus project. Resumes to

Odds are good we won’t do one of these next week…so, have an awesome Christmas, Hannukah, or whatever it is that you have going on at this time of year (we’re not here to judge…go sacrifice a chicken under the moonlight if that’s your thing) and stay safe on the craziest amateur night of all, New Year’s Eve.  It’s been a phenomenal 2011, people.  Seriously.  Thank you for everything that’s gone on this year.  The friendships, the people that have found new jobs, the help and support given to each other…just…well, pretty damned cool.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2012 at one (or more…go with “or more”) of our events


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