Well, it seems to be at least “mostly” official – Detroitnet.org will be trying once again to head downtown and do an event in Detroit.
We try this every now and then, and for some reason, folks just don’t really want to head downtown. Buncha slackers. You’re making it really, really hard for us to call ourselves “Detroitnet.org” when we can’t seem to get people to, you know, go to Detroit. It’s not that bad, and it sure as hell doesn’t deserve the reputation that it has…having lived in major cities all up and down the East coast, Detroit’s actually pretty tame by comparison.
So, maybe if you won’t do it for us…you’ll do it for the Red Wings.
That’s right. The Red Wings…
So, in addition to our already scheduled events:
February 17th, Pink Slip Party, Snookers Pool and Pub, Utica: http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/event/pink-slip-party-networking-for-the-metro-detroit-it-industry-job-seekers/
March 10th, Networking Event, BlackFinn, Royal Oak: http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/event/march/
April 21, Pink Slip Party, Post Bar, Novi: http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/event/pink-slip-party-networking-for-the-metro-detroit-it-industry-job-seekers-2/
…we’re also going to slip in a networking event on March 23rd down at Hockeytown Cafe: http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/event/hockeytown-cafe-and-red-wings-game-networking-event/
That’s right. Detroitnet.org will actually be having a networking event within the Detroit city limits.
But wait, there’s more!
That night, there happens to be a Red Wings game. They’ll be playing the Vancouver Canucks…and this won’t be any news to those of you that follow the game, but the Western Conference is really, really tight this year standings-wise, and so every game between now and the playoffs matters. So, especially that late in the season (there will only be 8 games left before the playoffs at this point), it ought to be a really good game.
Which you could watch from the Hockeytown Cafe. I mean, it’s a great place to watch games…lots of big screen tv’s, beer, plenty of Wings’ memorabilia to “ooh” and “aah” over, beer…
…but wouldn’t it be way cooler to watch the game in person at the Joe?
We thought so, too. So, we’re finalizing the details on getting some discount tickets put together and made available for you to pick up. And you’ll be picking them up directly from them, because as per usual we want absolutely nothing to do with money. Keep an eye out in the coming days, because we’ll be sending out an “official” announcement about it once we finish negotiating out the details on what the ticket cost will wind up being for everyone (including us, because it’s a safe bet that we’ll be buying tickets and hitting the game!) and the fine folks at Hockeytown have things put together for us.
However, if you don’t want (or can’t) hit the game…Hockeytown Cafe is still an awesome place to watch the game. So, the “networking” part of the evening can continue there, as well as at the game.
…and I’ll let you in on something else in advance – depending on how much of a discount we wind up being able to get for the group, it’s quite possible that Detroitnet.org (read: “us, personally”) will pick up a couple/few extra tickets to hand out as freebies at the event to people that deserve a little fun. (*cough*…hypothetically speaking…it would be awfully, awfully nice of, you know, some other folks out there that might be in a position to do the same…like, you know, those with expense accounts that might be able to write things like this off…to do the same…just sayin’…)
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