Event Tomorrow Night, Voltron and More for 1/18/2012

Our first event of 2012 takes place tomorrow night in the back room of the BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  As always, 5:01pm start time, no cover charge, no kickbacks, just networking.

We’re approaching a few neat milestones with ITintheD.com, and as we’re closing in on them, we’re apparently losing our minds.

But in the immortal words of Dr. Sheldon Cooper – “I am not crazy…my mother had me tested.”

So let’s get started…

As always, first thing’s first – our next event.  Thursday, January 19th.  That’s tomorrow night.  5:01pm start time.  Royal Oak.  BlackFinn.  Back room.  No cover charges to get in.  No referral fees if you wind up hiring someone.  No kickbacks from the bars.  Just us, just you, and just some of the best folks in the information technology industry here in the metro Detroit area.  What more can you ask for?

What, details?  Fine.  They’re on our site out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/ and on LinkedIn over at http://linkd.in/uK3613

As always, we really hope to see you there…well, as long as you’re not That Guy.

We have a couple of very cool milestones that are rapidly approaching with our group.

Our event next month will mark the 10 year anniversary of the very first ITintheD.com networking event.  While yes, technically, the group has been in existence since December of 2001, the first press release and big “push” event took place on February 7th, 2002.

We’re also dangerously close to welcoming member number 3000 to our LinkedIn group.  Given that it wasn’t all that long ago that we were freaking out because we had 500 members…wow.  Kind of crazy.

Speaking of crazy…naturally, we’re not content to just engage the autopilot and let things fly as they are.  Nooooo, of course not.  We have to go and decide that it’s time to start listening to people again and think about pulling together a full blown Information Technology conference in Detroit.  Yes, this is what that whole “Scene from The Godfather” post was about a couple of months ago over at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2482/the-godfather/, and yes, conversations have taken place since then.  A lot of very cool conversations with a lot of very good people with a lot of incredible and awesome ideas.

Now we have to start getting down to reality and making this thing happen.

So, your mission is to get on over to http://www.ITinTheD.com/2969/poll-it-conference-in-detroit/ and give us some feedback.  We hardly ever ask anything of anyone…but we desperately need feedback and information from you now.  We’re not doing this as a vanity play or an ego move.  None of us needs the headaches that this will inevitably trigger.  Yes, we’re aware of the other conferences and events that go on around the area…so please, before you go diving into the pool of assumptions, at least make sure there’s water in it.  Give us a little bit of the benefit of the doubt, and realize that we’re trying to do something…”different”…here.  If we thought this was already being done, we wouldn’t do it.  If there are other people/groups out there doing things that you think we should be thinking of, then we want to hear from them, and you, and have them come together with us to make this happen.  This is not – and let me repeat that again for the sidelines – NOT intended to be a “ITinTheD.org” conference.  This isn’t about “us”, this isn’t about Bob, Dave and Jeff getting their names out there…this is…

…remember Voltron?

Cartoon…robot lions…all came together to form…well, that guy over there on the right?

That’s what this is intended to be.

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

So even though we don’t like LinkedIn Open Networkers…this time, you’re allowed to be a lion to help make something really cool happen.  A robot lion, even.

So…seriously, head on over to http://www.ITinTheD.com/2969/poll-it-conference-in-detroit/ and give us some input.  We want…no, actually we need to hear from you if this is going to work.

There’s already been some great feedback received, and discussion in our LinkedIn group.  But that’s just the start.

Speaking of our LinkedIn group…that’s not the only conversation taking place.  We’ve got chats ranging from SOPA to wondering if Google is as evil as Twitter claims and more.

We’ve also got jobs posted, of course.  And with an event tomorrow night, you might want to pop your head in and see what’s out there currently since those are from recruiters who participate in our group and show up at our events.  Here’s a bit of what’s out there at the moment:

Jim Carlson

Oracle Developer. Full Time. Direct client. Rochester, MI near Oakland University. Non Automotive. Immediate need. Phone…
Must have PL/SQL, .Net, C#, ASP.Net, Oracle back-end 91  10g, Some DBA experience. Email jcarlson@resourcepoint.net or Jamesscarlson2002@yahoo.com

John Channell

Infrastructure PM for long term contract in Auburn Hills.
Manage the technical aspects of large data center contruction projects. Must be willing to travel with US, 25%. Contact me, looking to interview this week. jchannell@techrg.com

Brandy Tower

Seeking Sr. IT Recruiters and Entry Level Sourcing Recruiters to work in our corporate office in Bingham Farms, MI!! Please send resumes…

Seeking a Business Systems Analyst with EXPERT knowledge of Geno Tables for the Southfield Area. Please send resumes to…

Amy Babinchak

I am in need of an IT recruiter. I am looking for a great small business IT support staff member and can’t seem to find the right one.

Emma Good egood@epitecgroup.com

Looking for an Application Packager in Auburn Hills, immediate need!
Hi all! I’m recruiting for an Application Packager position in Auburn Hills with a large company. This is a contract opportunitiy. Skills needed are: Packager Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents application…

Davina Beh

QA Analyst
an outstanding career opportunity for an IT/QA analyst to join our team of success-driven people. Since this is a new position, he/she should be ready to work with the Technology Services Director to define the goals and…

Java Developer full time, if interested please email me at davina@businessints.com
At least 2+? years of experience in Java, J2EE (JSP/?Servlets, JDBC, JAAS, etc.) At least 2+? years of experience in Jakarta Struts and MVC Frameworks, Hibernate, Tag Libraries, XML, XSLT, HTML, AJAX, CSS and Cross Browser…

Creative Copywriter if you are interested please email me davina@businessints.com
7+ years of advertising and creative writing experience Adept and versatile copywriter to handle a wide range of assignments Skilled with both written and spoken word Enjoys people and fostering team collaboration Well…

Web Developer
Looking for a web Developer with HTML, CSS, PHP is a must and have practical experience. must be familiar with JavaScript and My SQL this is a contract position please contact me @ davina@businessints.com

Do you know anyone for this position? SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER/TEAM LEADER in Farmington Hills, MI Looking for an experienced individual to join our company and lead our social media team and services. We seek a hands-on visionary who is ready to step up their…

Deena Wiltsie dwiltsie@jdmconsulting.com

Application Architect with Strategic Vision.
High Visibility Application Architect with Strategic Vision….. An Out of the Box Thinker to work with cutting edge technology This is a Highly Visible Application Architect in the Advanced Systems Development Lab. Stand…

We have immediate needs for three(3) Agile/Scrum Project Managers Web and Mobile Development.
Call (248) 324-1937 or email me dwiltsie@jdmconsulting.com An Out of the Box Thinker to work with cutting edge technology This are Highly Visible PM’s in the Advanced Systems Development Lab. Stand Alone Group with free…

Jason P. Sullivan

Technical Project Manager  18+ Month Contract  Troy, MI  Fortune 10 Client (Not Auto)
Description: As a Technical Project Manager, you will provide program management and oversight on the delivery of complex business solutions in a complex, geographically dispersed matrix organization. The project management…

Judy Konya

Seeking User Interface Designer for our corporate office in Livonia, MI
WorkForce Software, Inc. is the leader in workforce management solutions for large employers with complex policies and compliance concerns. Due to growth, we are looking to add an experienced User Interface Designer to our…

Seeking Technical Writer for our corporate office in Livonia, MI
WorkForce Software, Inc. is the leader in workforce management solutions for large employers with complex policies and compliance concerns. Due to growth, we are looking to add an experienced Technical Writer to our team. …


Software Company is seeking an experienced business development manager with a strong entrepreneurial sense.
www.efficeo.com, a French Software Company is seeking a business development manager to grow our organization in the US, specifically in and around the Detroit region. Our primary software is a work task & project management…

Matt Glynn

Infrastructure PM Opening – Auburn Hills, MI
Brightwing is looking for a senior-level resource to manage the technical aspects of large data center contruction projects. Must be willing to travel with US (no more than 20%). If interested, contact me at…

Amy Bartkiewicz

I’m hiring – fantastic work environment – check out this opening
Interface Team Lead in Dearborn, MI The primary role of the Interface Team Lead is the supervision of IT Interface Consultants with respect to quality assurance, training and productivity. They will review, analyze,…

I’m hiring for this position – awesome culture – check out this job
Hiring a Desktop Engineer in Dearborn, MI Join a great company that has been rated one of the best work places three years in a row! Looking for someone to provide Level 2 support for Field Engineers and troubleshoot issues…

Christine Soper-Neill

J.R. Thompson located in Farmington Hills, MI has an outstanding opportunity for a senior web developer to join our digital services team.
We offer a career advancement growth opportunity for a hands-on developer to manage and execute the work. Being an automotive agency, the ideal candidate is likely to be someone who has an interest in cars. You will have…

Deb Fonseca

Business Intelligence Analyst– Troy, MI
NAB is seeking a BI Analyst to join our highly entrepreneurial organization. This person will assist with the implementation and ongoing usage of a BI toolset to support our growing needs. This individual will provide our…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Healthcare Data Analyst Detroit location e-mail me: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
SAS and SQL experience required.

SQL Server instructor – immediate need to teach the following points below e-mail me: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
Table of Contents: Unit 1: SQL Server 2005 installation Topic A: SQL Server features Topic B: SQL Server installation Topic C: Alternative installations Unit 2: SQL Server management tools Topic A: SQL Server 2005 services…

.Net Developer Location: Detroit, michigan e-mail me: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
Candidate should have 6 years of experience with .net/SQL development

Bill Bradley

Recruiting for multiple positions in SE Michigan looking for Cisco Network Engineers focused on Voice, Wireless, and Route/Switch.
I am currently working on active searches for a client that has multiple openings in SE Michigan. These are immediate, full-time, permanent positions, with benefits. Following is a list of the titles I am working on: Sr….

Gary Erickson

Looking for a Director of Infrastructure for a southeast Michigan computer operations, networking, help desk and applications management…

Looking for a Director of Alliances for a southeast Michigan computer operations, networking, help desk and applications…

Holly Groszko

Long term opportunity w a small R&D co in Ann Arbor, MI – software engineer (US citizen) w C++/C#, Linux, Windows, GUI. Primarily work in…

Matthew Holtz

Blade Logic Consultant Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 6 months, also open to CTH possibility Project details: Scan both Unix and Windows servers for vulnerabilities and remediate them using Blade Logic so that they are in compliance with security and server…

Shiva Polavarapu

Sr Project Manager/Coordinator , F Hills, MI, 12 months. F2F interview Mandatory. Resumes to shiva@eitprofessionals.com

Justin Smith

JavaScript/Ajax Developer needed for a contract to hire position in Southfield, Mi. For further details please contact jsmith@w3r.com
Responsibilities The Front-End Developer will be responsible for the following:     Discover and develop new user experiences to drive the next generation of Health Care Company portals, applications and Web properties,…

Laura Rosen, PHR

local candidates only. Software Developer IPS 11 25 11 (.pdf – File Shared from Box – Free… box.com

Matt Karrandja

Oracle ERP BA in Troy – Contract
Provide analysis and offer recommendations to improve the use and execution of the applications.  Accurately interpret user requirements to develop clear and concise systems and/or program specifications.  Provide SOW…

Okay, so I think that’s all for this time.

See you tomorrow night – http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/ – in the back room of the BlackFinn in Royal Oak. You can also find the event listing on Linkedin at http://linkd.in/uK3613  …and get out to http://www.ITinTheD.com/2969/poll-it-conference-in-detroit/ and give us some feedback!


Bob, Dave and Jeff

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