You can now pretty much count in hours the time remaining to our Pink Slip Party event at Saint Andrews Hall on Thursday night.
What will you find at Saint Andrews Hall when you get there on Thursday night? You’ll find the best and brightest in the metro Detroit information technology community. Thanks to our sponsors – Arrow Strategies, Brightwing, and New Horizons – you’ll find an open bar and the phenomenal food of Bucharest Grill. You’ll find people genuinely interested in helping you make some great connections, further your career, and even helping you hire someone or get hired.
That’s what we do.
But we think that’s what’s really important to know is what you won’t find…
IT in The D, Episode 33.
I’m pretty sure that my favorite part of tonight’s episode was when Bob had the stunning realization that tonight was the 10th…
…which means next Monday is the 17th…
…which means we’re in the studio on St Patrick’s Day. He didn’t seem amused.
However, that didn’t get in the way of us having one hell of a time tonight with Steve from Arrow Strategies, one of our sponsors for Thursday’s Pink Slip Party event at St Andrews Hall, along with David, Bryan and Amanda – the good folks from Bamboo Detroit, and we finally talked the (in)famous Doctor J from Hell Yeah Detroit into hopping on the mic with us for a while…
IT in The D, Episode 32.
We experienced some serious technical difficulties with the show last night – the live stream had some problems, and it turns out that the recording did as well.
So…publishing this partial version which contains the first hour of the show for now, with the hope that recovery efforts will be successful and we’ll have the rest available shortly.
Because oh, man did we have some cool stuff happen during tonight’s episode as Adam “D Lux” Lux joined us in-studio tonight…
Originally posted 2012-04-17 13:27:52.
I think I’ve finally figured out what we are.
Sure, there have been the eHarmony and Match.com of IT jokes….but what we really are is just what the Information Technology industry needs…JOBFAX!
After all, the used car industry has CARFAX, to tell you the real story about the car that you’re looking to buy so that you don’t have to rely on the word of the skeevy guy in a bad suit trying to sell you that five year old Mustang.
“No, it wasn’t in New Orleans when Katrina hit”, “No, it’s never been in an accident and nearly totaled”, “No, it wasn’t shot up in a drive by in South Central”.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the real deal on that job the recruiter has lined up for you…
Originally posted 2011-02-20 13:27:49.
“Snookered – verb – Slang . to deceive, cheat, or dupe”
I knew things were going sideways before I even got there. I had to deal with some issues at work (yes, I have a “real” job…all three of us do…this is all still done in what we laughingly call our “free time”…) and so I didn’t get out as early as I wanted to, which had me running late getting out to Snookers for our Pink Slip Party this past Thursday. I hate running late, and so I was already in less than a perfect mindset when the text message came in from Bob at 3:58pm:
“Wow. You are going to be pissed.”
Well that’s never a good sign. Needless to say, I immediately called him and found out that they had us pigeon-holed in a back area that wouldn’t support one of our casual events, let alone a Pink Slip Party, and that they had completely overbooked the venue with other events going on.
I sped up a little bit.
Want to catch a concert at St Andrews Hall?
We’ve got our Pink Slip Party event there on 3/13, and we’ve also got some tickets to give away for upcoming shows there.
Like the music of Led Zeppelin? Bob Seger? Pink Floyd? How about the band Middle Class Rut?
Well, good news…
Originally posted 2011-12-08 12:58:52.
An interesting thing has been happening lately.
People have asked us how we do what we do.
People in Information Technology, but in other parts of the state, or even other parts of the country.
People in other industries who are just as tired as we were of the dbags and lame events in their world, and they want to try and get something better off the ground.
We keep answering them one by one, and we think we’ve actually come up with a few ways to help you not suck at starting a networking group…
IT in The D, Episode 31.
We’re joined in-studio by veteran guest Billy Strawter of Social Coop Media, as well as newcomer Julie Van Ameyde of Simply Social Media, along with Jeff Haase, who somehow keeps getting roped into these things.
As you’d expect, we covered a whole host of social media topics with those two on-hand, but that hardly begins to cover everything we talked about in this episode…
We hit the airwaves tonight for episode 31 of IT in The D minus our voice of reason. What can possibly go wrong?
And then our LinkedIn group and all of the other usual points of fun, so let’s dive in…
Originally posted 2012-04-26 12:10:36.
Something positive is always good.
…just thought I’d tell you that Mike C. from Michigan Shifting Gears shared a very touching reflection of his experience during the Michigan Shifting Gears Graduation yesterday….which was being taped by a reporter. He personally gave credit to Detroitnet.org for his securing an interview. He shared the entire experience of his walking into his first Detroitnet.org event and how scared he was and how you personally walked over and introduced him around. Just a testament to Detroitnet.org and the wonderful impact your having on lives around you!!!!
Thanks for the note, and glad you found us to be helpful, Mike. Hope to see you (and others) at future events as well.