The IT in the D show: This is what happens when geeks, alcohol, pop culture and current events get together

The IT in the D show: This is what happens when geeks, alcohol, pop culture and current events get together

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The IT in the D Show


Episode 326 – Bob is Out, Augie is In, Tales from the Barside Bartenders Chat
Dec 5 • 79 min
Bob’s down and out following some chaos after his knee surgery, so we asked our buddy Augie of Whiskey in the Jar infamy to come hang out for the night… which made a lot of sense, given our guests. Listen in as we chat news, events, and other things that…
Episode 325 – Best of – Eric Thomas on Detroit, Panel Discussion on Being Black in Todays America
Dec 1 • 280 min
Doing a bit of a “best of” this week as Bob’s laid up in the hospital with a thoroughly wrecked knee and we weren’t really sure what his timing was going to be getting back on his feet… so to speak. So let’s look back at two great discussion we had…
Episode 324 – Grunts in the Smoke, Hammsgiving, Man Cave Happy Hour, New Northville Studios
Nov 19 • 67 min
Returning guest Brian James is in studio to talk about his new book “Grunts in the Smoke”, a compilation of stories all involving the US Marines, and then we’ve got Matt and Jamie in from the Man Cave Happy Hour to talk about the Hammsgiving event taking…
Episode 323 – Jason Bressler CTO of United Shore, Rob Paulsen Voice Actor
Nov 12 • 81 min
What’s it like being the CTO of a company that’s hiring about 100 people per week, and growing so rapidly in the space that it has required a wholesale change in approach to technology, build processes, methodologies, locations and more? And then let’s…
Episode 322: Go MuskOx
Nov 11 • 67 min
Our apologies on the lag getting this one out, but last week was just a crazy week with going back to TEDxDetroit, the flu burning through entire households and taking people out, and more. But here it is, our chat with old friend Brad about his new…
Episode 321 – Caston Thomas talks Security, New Projects and More
Nov 1 • 55 min
Let’s talk the latest in security threats and technologies with Caston Thomas, as well as some new projects he has in the works, what’s going on with Internet Advisor, and more… IT in the D On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com On Meetup:…
IT in the D ep320 – Nuspire
Oct 24 • 60 min
Listen in as we recap last week’s event at Whiskey in the Jar, as well as the news, events and stories that caught our eyes, and then deep dive with our friends at Nuspire about their growth, all of the positions that they have open currently, and more……
Episode 319 – James Phillips on UX and Design, August Gitschlag on Hamtramck and Whiskey in the Jar
Oct 16 • 81 min
So our event Thursday night is at Whiskey in the Jar in Hamtramck, so why not talk with one of the bartenders there… who also just happens to be the city clerk as well? We’ve also got James Phillips (no relation) in to talk about the ins and outs of UX…
The Hatch Detroit Episode – The French Cow, Street Beet, Ilera Apothecary, 27th Letter Books, Brix Wine and Charcuterie
Oct 9 • 81 min
As we do every year, we had the finalists for the Hatch Detroit competition join us in-studio to talk through their hopes, their dreams, their business plans and more for this year’s event… that has been upgraded to a $100,000 prize. So listen in as we…
Episode 317 – Dealing with Dyslexia in the Tech Industry
Oct 3 • 49 min
So here’s an interesting topic for discussion - dyslexia in the technology industry. Something you might not even think about on a normal basis, but there’s an entire spectrum for dyslexia like there is for autism, etc., so it’s not just a matter of…
Episode 316 – Ahead, Detroit SheTown Film Festival Creators
Sep 25 • 101 min
So let’s talk about where things are going technology wise with our friends from Ahead, and then dive in a bit with some of the creators from the Detroit SheTown Film Festival that we chatted with during their opening night event about the film industry…
IT in the D ep315 – JVS Human Services, Detroit Cocktail Week
Sep 20 • 68 min
There are two things that we love that pretty much everyone knows about - people getting jobs, and drinks. So why wouldn’t we have an episode focusing on both? First we dive in with JVS Human Services to talk about their new recycling initiative that’s…
Episode 314 – Monica Wheat and the Detroit Tech Startup Scene, Charlie LeDuff on Detroit and More
Sep 10 • 101 min
So here’s a fun one for you. Returning guest Monica Wheat dives in with us to talk about her latest adventures and efforts in the Detroit Tech Startup scene, and certainly doesn’t disappoint. And then, thanks to a random series of events, we’ve got an…
Episode 313 – Detroit SheTown Film Festival
Sep 4 • 64 min
So here’s something you probably want to pay attention to - starting with a kickoff party next Thursday where we have our downtown studio location, there’s a female-centric film festival taking place in Detroit that looks absolutely amazing. Horrors,…
Episode 312: Comcast Xfinity, The Content Wars, Internet Essentials and More
Aug 29 • 67 min
It’s always a great conversation when Michelle from Comcast joins us. This time around, we dove in and talked through the Content Wars - service providers and system owners splintering content all to their own apps, Xfinity’s various packages, and of…
Episode 311 – Mary Bobbitt, Agile Evangelist
Aug 21 • 60 min
It’s always destined to be a good time when Bob says “You’re gonna LOVE this guest, they’re absolutely GREAT!” …and then they’re openly mocking and ripping on us within 4 minutes of walking in the door. Needless to say, we had a phenomenal time talking…
IT in the D ep310 – Darren McCarty, Grind Time, Mike Wolters, DetroitCast
Aug 13 • 93 min
When you get Darren McCarty in the studio, you know it’s going to be an interesting night from the get-go, and last night was no exception. So listen in as we talk with him and Mike Wolters from Detroitcast about everything from the good old days at the…
IT in the D ep309 – Schoolcraft College, Grand Circus
Aug 8 • 63 min
Last week, we talked about the shortage of candidates, and so this week we dove in with two different places trying to get answers to that problem. So listen in as we talk with Schoolcraft College and Grand Circus… Schoolcraft’s program is at:…
Episode 308 = Blue Chip Talent and Hatch Detroit Competition
Jul 31 • 72 min
Back to something approaching “normal” this week as we dive in with long time friend Steve from Blue Chip to talk talent acquisition in the area and what they’re looking for, as well as Vittoria from Hatch Detroit to walk through this year’s competition…
Episode 307 – Area 51 and Aliens, Can We Talk, Magnum PI Charity Event
Jul 24 • 86 min
Man did we have a good time with this one. From author Frank Nemecek talking about Roswell Chronicles to one of the shows on our network Can We Talk?, and then finally wrapping up with August Gitschlag that we know from all over Hamtramck talking about…
Episode 306 – Neil Nosakowski, eSports, High Score Lounge, Gaming Leagues
Jul 18 • 59 min
We’re adult enough to admit when we don’t get something… and we still don’t get the whole eSports thing, but we’re apparently the only ones… because WOW is it a huge industry that’s getting bigger every day. Competitions in arenas, channels worth…
IT in the D ep305 – Tom Lawrence, Building a Successful Youtube Channel
Jul 12 • 69 min
We’ve known Tom Lawrence for a long time now, whether from the Sunday Morning Linux Review, his PC repair business, various meetups around the area, Penguicon, and more… he’s a regular fixture at things going on and happening, and if you’re not familiar…
Episode 304: JVS Human Services
Jul 5 • 53 min
This week we discovered a resource that we previously hadn’t heard of, which is unfortunate given that it’s been around for decades and is dedicated to helping people in career transition, including into the IT field. Listen in as we chat with JVS Human…
Episode 303 – Global Detroit, Daily Detroit
Jun 25 • 90 min
So here’s a fun episode - we take a look at Global Detroit, that’s focused on helping connect companies in the area with talented immigrants who are looking to work and live in the United States. Then, of course, we dive in with Jeremiah from Daily…
Episode 302 – Caston Thomas, Shift_Up, Udacity Training and More
Jun 22 • 78 min
Let’s talk security. Let’s talk training. Let’s talk about certifications and nano-degrees at your own pace or with a class of peers going through the same thing you’re doing with a great company right here in Detroit. Listen in… ShiftUp is at…
Episode 301 – StartupMichigan, Century Link
Jun 15 • 70 min
So let’s talk about an awesome new platform based on some unique technology to help connect startups in the area, as well as a little history and current state of how things look tech-wise and connectivity-wise around the region… Startup Michigan is at:…
Episode 300 – 6 years, 300 Episodes, Farewell Nuri, Rhyno from WWE, Elyse Turner Detroit Labs
Jun 8 • 92 min
Well, here it is. June 3rd marked the 6 year anniversary of our show, as well as being episode 300… and unfortunately the night we say farewell to Nuri as he heads off to other adventures outside the country. We were also joined by Elyse Turner from…
The Ten Commandments of Networking
May 31 • 47 min
[editorial note: This is the original version, as published back in July of 2009. As with all good things, it’s been updated over time. You can find the most recent version here:…
Episode 299 – Jason Bressler, CTO and Matt Turner, Recruiting Lead, of United Shore
May 31 • 75 min
You’ve heard us talk about United Shore in the past, well this time we get to deep-dive with their EVP and Chief Technology Office, Jason Bressler… United Shore is at: https://www.unitedshore.com/ IT in the D On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com On Meetup:…
Episode 298 – Otava, Motor City Comic Con 2019 Recap, Stanley from the Office and Lou Ferrigno
May 23 • 69 min
We survived another round of Motor City Comic Con fun and excitement. Listen in as we talk about the expanded venue, the folks we met, the drinks we drank, the talks we talked, and the fun we had. We also talk security and everything else that’s new going…
Episode 297 – Erick Gutierrez, Motor City Comic Con, Rob Paulsen and William Davis
May 15 • 110 min
Talking inebriated rabbits, Motor City Comic Con, and a few of our favorite past interviews, episode 297 is in the books as we’re getting ready to head off this weekend. Listen in! Erick Gutierrez can be found at:…
Episode 296 – Penguicon Recap, SecurityVitals
May 8 • 62 min
Well, we survived another year of Penguicon, and we chat about that, as well as diving in with our guest from SecurityVitals.com to talk about not just consulting about security issues, but actually helping companies do something about them… Security…
Episode 295 – Penguicon, Space Dive, Wordcamp Detroit
Apr 30 • 94 min
Quite the packed house as we had Penguicon, Space Dive, and Wordcamp Detroit all in the room talking about how busy your calendar is going to be over the next few weeks. A convention full of awesomeness, the Tangent Gallery getting turned into the Mos…
Episode 294 – Face The Consequences, Nuspire Networks
Apr 24 • 76 min
WOW was this a fun episode! We’ve got a kickstarter brought to you by two IT guys who are trying to make old, boring games suck less… and we think they’re on to something… and we’re also joined by the good folks from Nuspire Networks talking about…
Episode 293 – Accenture Innovation Lab in Detroit, Tracksuit 7 Charity Event at Whiskey in the Jar
Apr 16 • 77 min
What a great blend for our show tonight! From the usual events, news, and topics that caught our eye to the highly interesting Innovation Hub that Accenture has created in Detroit to a way cool charity event that you’ll want to be at this Friday night in…
Episode 292 – The H Bomb Returns, Right Brain Networks
Apr 11 • 71 min
From waaaaaaaaaay back in episode 5, the infamous H-Bomb makes a return to our studios, and we’re also joined by Right Brain Networks… Don’t forget to check out the IoT Tech Connect event - The deal we are offering ITinTHED listeners is a 36 percent…
Episode 291 – Freep Film Festival, A Guy Named Britain
Apr 6 • 67 min
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Episode 290: Accion Labs
Mar 28 • 57 min
Tonight we were joined by the good folks from Accion Labs to chat about the work they’ve got going on in the tech scene, why they setup shop in Detroit, and more… Accion Labs is at https://www.accionlabs.com/ IT in the D On the web:…
Lawrence Systems and Youtube, High Score Lounge and eSports, Daily Detroit
Mar 20 • 93 min
Sometimes it’s good to just catch up with friends, and this week was no exception. We sat down with Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems to talk a little about his business, but more about how he’s built a wildly successful YouTube channel dealing with…
Hillary Sawchuk of A Drink With, Craig Fahle
Mar 14 • 91 min
This week we sit down with Hillary Sawchuk of the great podcast “A Drink With…”, as well as Craig Fahle, a name well known here in the area… A Drink With… is at: http://adrinkwith.com Craig Fahle can be found at:…
Tech Elevator, Andre Arbelaez of HC3
Mar 6 • 81 min
There are times when we’re in-studio with people when we genuinely feel just amazed that they’re sitting down and chatting with us, and this was one of those nights. We got to talk to one of the founders of Tech Elevator, a new coding bootcamp that’s got…
Con and Event Recap, Hu-Manity and Owning Your Personal Data
Mar 1 • 62 min
Facebook, Google, even your doctor… they all collect data about you. And then they repackage it and sell it off to the highest bidder for who knows what purpose… and we just kind of accept this all as okay. But is it? Your personal data is probably the…
Great Lakes Comic Con, Jimmy McKnight and Arc Junkies Podcast for Welders
Feb 20 • 81 min
Yep, it’s already time for yet another con, and so let’s dive in with Mike to chat about Great Lakes Comic-Con coming up this weekend (pre-sales for tickets closes today, go get ‘em!), and then a guy we couldn’t possibly be happier for or more proud of…
Episode 284: RePurpose, Disfusional Studios, Mike and Ming from A Shared Universe and Comic Book Men
Feb 14 • 138 min
Well here’s an episode full of all sorts of fun for you. Let’s talk about an insanely new cool way to both hire and find new jobs with re:purpose, and then we’ll hit our booth at Astronomicon to learn about the differences between “costuming” and…
Astronomicon, Alan Gunner Lindbloom
Feb 7 • 86 min
So let’s talk all things Astronomicon, where you can find us all weekend long with some great guests and a free podcast day. We also chatted with another returning guest, Alan Gunner Lindbloom, about the continuing adventures of To Be a King, Our Thing…
Snowmageddon 2019, United Shore is Hiring Like Crazy
Jan 31 • 54 min
Snowmageddon 2019 wasn’t enough to keep us out of the studios Monday night, and so we dove in with some friends from United Shore to talk about their crazy growth over the past few years, and all of the jobs they currently have openings for that you…
The New and Improved 10 Commandments of Networking
Jan 24 • 47 min
As with everything that we do, this has evolved over the years. Because we don’t believe in revisionist history, you can always still find the original version over at http://www.ITintheD.com/68/the-ten-commandments-of-networking/ if you’re so…
Innovation Calling, Tech and Startup Scene in Dallas
Jan 24 • 71 min
As we continue into 2019, we sat down and chatted with the ladies behind Innovation Calling, a podcast out of the Dallas area who came in town to chat with us about running studios, best practices, etc., and it led to some great comparisons between the…
Tempered Networks and Zero Trust Security
Jan 16 • 78 min
Let’s get physical… wait, no, it might be back to the 80’s again as we’re at episode 280, but let’s get technical as we dive into one of our favorite topics lately- zero trust security. We were lucky enough to be joined by Jeff Hussey, the CEO of Tempered…
Kicking off 2019, Daily Detroit, Milo Media
Jan 10 • 75 min
We kicked off 2019 with our friends from Daily Detroit and Milo Media to hang out, talk about what’s going on downtown, how things are looking in and around the city, and more. IT in the D On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com On Meetup:…