Event Next Week, That Guy, Jobs and More for 2/8/2012

Is it just me, or does it seem like a really long time since our January event at the BlackFinn happened?  Maybe it’s just that whole “the older you get, the faster time goes by” thing that my grandparents always warned me about…

Anyway, we’ve got our next event next Thursday night, the 16th, out at Rochester Mills in Rochester Hills.

We’ve had a few blog entries go live as well, including a couple Don’t Be That Guy entries as well as a new How Not To Suck about LinkedIn.

And of course, the usual fun and excitement taking place in our LinkedIn group, including chats, jobs, Jeff and I plotting to get Bob dressed up like Barf from Spaceballs this Friday night…

Ha!  I knew that last part would get you to keep reading.  Suckers.

As always though – first thing’s first.  Our next event.

Thursday, February 16th.  5:01pm.  Rochester Mills Brewery in Rochester Hills.  Details can be found here on our site at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/ or over on LinkedIn at http://linkd.in/soDfC9

New venue, new cit…wait, no, not a new city.  We did Penny Black before.  Well, still a new venue.

As always, looking forward to seeing you there!


And yes, this Friday night, Jeff and I will be attempting to get Bob drunk enough to dress up like Barf from Spaceballs as we head to Star Wars night at the Palace.  It’s a Pistons game…and you know how well they’re doing this year…so, yeah, “good seats still available!” if you’re interested.  No, this isn’t a “ITinTheD.org” thing…this is a “Dave heard it was Star Wars night, immediately called Bob and Jeff to announce that there was no option but to go” thing.  I guess there will be people wandering around in costumes, a halftime show put on by Lucasfilm, limited edition posters…so, yeah, it’s a geek thing.  So, we’re aiming to get Bob dressed up as Barf…or perhaps the “Chris from Family Guy” version of a stormtrooper.  It pretty much depends wholly on how early we can get him to start drinking, I’m sure.

Wait…actually, it’s Bob, Dave and Jeff getting together for beers and geeking…so I guess it kind of is a ITinTheD.org thing after all, since that’s pretty much how we started.

Speaking of “ITinTheD.org thing”…our thing has always been our blog, and we’ve got some new entries for you to read.

In case you missed last week’s update, you can still catch Don’t Be That Guy – The Angry Birds Edition out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/3017/dont-be-that-guy-the-angry-birds-edition/, and You Are Not A Social Media Expert over at http://www.ITinTheD.com/3035/you-are-not-a-social-media-expert/

Both of those have fairly self-explanatory titles.

Then this past week we’ve put out what will likely be “part one” of How Not To Suck At LinkedIn at http://www.ITinTheD.com/2684/how-not-to-suck-at-linkedin/, and then our latest Don’t Be That Guy entry – The Fallen Angel is live out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/3061/the-fallen-angel/

So now let’s talk about LinkedIn.  As always, our group can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763

Right now, we’ve got discussions going on about the aforementioned basketball game, the obligatory discussion about Sunday’s game and commercials, ways to do better on interviews, and all sorts of other fun topics.  So, if you’re not already doing so, hop on in there and get to chatting.

And jobs.  Oh, are there jobs to be had.  If you’re a .Net or Java developer who’s out of work right now…there has to be something wrong.  Seriously.  Not only those, but we’ve got people hunting PhP developers like there’s a key to the city waiting for them when they find one, along with tech support (hey, you people that are always complaining that only mid to senior career level positions wind up in our group – yes, YOU – you reading?), systems administrators, basically everything all the way up to and including director level positions folks.  If you’re on the hunt, or even casually looking…you may deserve to get a papercut to your eyeball if you’re not looking in our LinkedIn group.

Here’s a bit of what’s out there at the moment:

Karen Lopez

Business Analyst (Dearborn, MI) EIT is seeking a Business Analyst, this position is located in Dearborn MI The Business Analyst will facilitate the development of business requirements with FC Business teams & Fidelity. – Develop Project Plans and…

Quality Information Officer (PMP Cert) in Farmington Hills MI EIT is seeking a Quality Information Officer as a support for all new and existing EPMO Projects. This position is located in Farmington Hills, MI. Quality Information Officer (QIO) is an IT Governance Support Role provided…

.NET Professionals Needed (Ann Arbor, MI) EIT is seeking .NET Professionals. These positions are located in Ann Arbor, MI. .NET Professionals Experience with .NET Development about 8 years. .Net 3.5 experience, C# Winforms, ASP.Net experience, Experience creating…

QA Web Tester Openings (Ann Arbor, MI) Software Quality Assurance Engineer EIT is seeking Software Quality Assurance Engineers/Testers (Ann Arbor, MI) Software QA Manual Engineer/Tester Required Qualifications: EIT, where we hire EXCEPTIONAL IT PEOPLE! To Apply: Karen Lopez / Technical Recruiter /…

Krish Krishna

Network Administrator Location: Madison Heights, MI Summary: Primary IT resource responsible for networks at all remote ancillary offices. Responsibilities: • Maintain Microsoft domain with multiple subnets • Maintain Avaya phone system • Record, evaluate, and prioritize IT…

Geetika Kumar

seeking a .NET developer with 4-5 years of experience in Southfield, MI – C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET. Email: geetika.kumar@ibmgsolutions.com

Judy Konya

Seeking Sales Promotion Representative for our corporate office in Livonia, MI

Seeking Report Developer for our corporate office in Livonia, MI

Seeking Technical Support Engineer for our corporate office in Livonia, MI

Seeking a Project Manager 2 for our corporate office in Livonia, MI

Amy Bartkiewicz

I’m hiring – fantastic work environment – know anyone who might be a good fit? Know anyone for this job? Web Development Intern in Troy, MI Primary role is to support and maintain existing web applications and web-sites. This individual would also work with the team in new web development projects….

I have a great job opportunity available – it’s a great place to work – check out this job Now Hiring: Applications Packager in Detroit, MI This role is located at the Detroit Medical Center, and is responsible for developing, testing, modifying and scripting software applications to improve efficiency of…

I have a great job opportunity available – awesome culture – know anyone who might be a good fit? Hiring a Project Coordinator in Dearborn, MI Looking for someone to perform and coordinate project management activities for Oakwood Health System. Serve as primary support for project management leadership to facilitate a…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Global Information Technology – Hiring IT instructors e-mail me your resume: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com These are Full-time or Part-time positions. PHP Sharepoint PMP A+ Network .net Certifed Business Analyst

Jeff Schuster

Looking for a polished Business Analyst with User Experience design experience and the ability to travel to our clients on a regular basis. Hiring a Business Analyst with User Experience Design in Livonia, MI We are currently looking for an experienced, polished Business Analyst with expertise in gathering and documenting business requirements.  This position…

Lead Business Consultant / Business Analyst, full-time, direct opportunity Perficient is always looking for the best and brightest technology talent to support our growing partner and client portfolio. We have scaled from a startup organization to an industry leader by delivering business-driven…

Looking for a Sr. BA with BI/CRM experience. Full-time, direct opportunity with our Livonia, MI, business unit. Now Hiring: Senior Business Analyst – Business Intelligence/CRM in Livonia, MI We are currently looking for a Senior Business Analyst for our Livonia, MI, business unit, to participate on a long-term strategic project…

Monica (Van Scyoc) DeJager monica.vanscyoc@experis.com

My client in Troy, MI has multiple opportunities for BA’s, QA’s and SQL Reporting professionals. Please call me for immediate… Here’s an overview….. Position Summary All testing is manual, and mostly unit and regression. Not stress/load. To build, document, test, and implement automated solutions and reporting in support of all…

My direct client in Farmington Hills, Mi has a great permanent opportunity for an Oracle/Java professional. Salary is up to 90K for a… Please call me for immediate consideration and send me an updated resume to monica.dejager@experis.com 248.226.1366. Under general direction, participates as a high level technical expert in design, development, coding,…

My client in Redford is looking for a Senior C# developer…she is interviewing now. I can offer $48/hr+ for the right consultant. Please review the job description and call me for immediate consideration! 248.226.1366 and send your updated resume to monica.dejager@experis.com. Job Functions Provide new project and ongoing maintenance support for…

Matthew Turner

Compuware has some great permanent opportunities working on our enterprise products. Currently we are seeking a UX Director, Product…

Matt Glynn

Jr-Mid Level PHP Developer – DIRECT – Rochester, MI I have a very innovative and team-oriented client in Rochester looking for a talented web developer to join their staff. Salary around $50k w/ benefits. If interested, email me at mglynn@gobrightwing.com.

Cindy Rogers

Application Development Security Analyst 6 month Contract Assignment-Remote work-infrequent travel to client site PPS is looking for a person that can review code and identify vulnerabilities. A background with developing web applications, experience with OWASP, C#, C++, Java, and ability to obtain a US Government Secret Clearance will…

PLC Programmer/Controls Engineer Direct Hire position in the Detroit metro area Experience writing PLC code and traveling to customer sites to perform an initial analysis, install, modifications and maintenance. Customer Service attitude is crucial for success on this role. Experience with Siemens S7…

Kavitha Bhandari

SAP BPC Analyst needed for a direct hire position in MI – Johnson Controls Automotive Group SAP BPC Analyst Position ID: 060065 Job Location: Plymouth, MI Description Partner with and support the Finance end user community to define, design, develop, and deploy reporting solutions utilizing SAP Business…

Christopher Carrier

Any retired IBM, EMC or STK sales folks out there that may want some part time work? If so, please contact me as we could have a good fit…

Carolyn Pfister

Senior Java Technical Leader Blue Slate Solutions currently seeks a technical professional who contributes significantly to the design, implementation, and/or support of Software Products and/or Systems. The Tech Lead provides technical direction and…

…and as per usual, I’m sure more will wind up there throughout the day, so, again, hop on in and check things out at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITintheDorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763

Beh dee, beh dee, beh dee, beh dee, that’s all folks!

See you next week – http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/ – at Rochester Mills in Rochester Hills.


Bob, Dave and Jeff

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