IT in the D

IT in the D

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This week, we were super lucky to chat with Kevin McCarty of The McCartys. Kevin is behind the YouTube channel The McCartys  that had amassed close to 3M subscribers on YouTube just this year. They also have 5.2M followers on their TikTok chann... Details
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19 days ago
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Bob and Randy were joined this week by Matt Van Itallie, founder and CEO of Sema. Sema has two great tools: Code Review, a Chrome extension that makes code reviews more robust with structured feedback and easy access to best practices, and Codebas... Details
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4/14/2022
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This week, we were joined by Andy Didorosi, owner of The Detroit Bus Company who has been up to quite a few things over the past few years. Early in the pandemic, Andy created Arsenal of Clean to get hand sanitizer to people and businesses who nee... Details
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4/07/2022
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This was a great show as we chatted with Chris Gordon and Amel Mudjzic, Cloud Security Architects with Trace3.  Salespeople take note: We started talking about how vendor websites, vendor webinars, and sales calls are 75% sales/25% technical, and ... Details
53:32
3/31/2022
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This week was something new for us. We chatted with Sarah Leitz, VP of Marketing for SkySpecs. What started as a college project has blossomed into one of Michigan's fastest growing companies with a global presence. SkySpecs has changed how ... Details
44:52
3/24/2022
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Long-time meetup attendee Jim Beiermeister, who works for RMC, joined us this week. RMC is an IT consulting and placement agency, and our conversation with Jim provides his prospective on recruiting in IT. He talks about what the job market is lik... Details
46:56
3/17/2022
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This week, we got to chat with Jeff Ginn and Bryce Levin with Slalom Build. (Disclaimer: Bob works at Slalom, but in a completely different division.) We chatted about a day in the life as a developer, having empathy as a leader, building a team, ... Details
51:53
3/10/2022
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Matt Turner joined us to talk about recruiting, job-seeking, what to put in a resume, how often to switch jobs, and the Great Resignation. Details
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3/03/2022
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This week, we got to chat with long time offender, Michelle Gilbert , the VP of PR from Comcast. We always like talking to her about the ways Comcast is giving back to the community. One is Internet Essentials, which offers home broadband for $9.9... Details
44:09
2/24/2022
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This week, we were super lucky to get a chance to talk with serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, host of the Mentoring Millions podcast, and personal brand expert Nick Cavuoto. We talked about creating personal brands, staying relevant in social ... Details
56:27
2/10/2022
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This week, we chatted with longtime friend Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems. We immediately dove into how he grew his Youtube channel to over 250,000 subscribers, how he navigates their algorithm, and what happens if he doesn't post content consis... Details
57:27
2/03/2022
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This week, we chatted with long time friend of the program, Jer Staes of Daily Detroit. Jer and his team have been recording a daily podcast for the past 3 years, and have close to 1,000 episodes. Jer is one of the most knowledgeable people I k... Details
51:30
1/27/2022
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On this episode, we chatted with long time friend of the program Billy Strawter, owner and publisher of BLAC Magazine. We talked about basically starting a print magazine in a digital world and how to balance all forms of media. We then got into e... Details
48:25
1/13/2022
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Randy and I had a great conversation with Travis Waye and Bailey Terrell from Call Harbor. We started things off right by making fun of the acronym UCaaS but then really started getting into some interesting stuff. Most of us look at telecommun... Details
41:03
12/23/2021
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Friend and former cohost Nuri Gocay has returned to the States after working two years in New Zealand. We catch up and Nuri tells us what life in New Zealand is like, what the biggest culture shocks were, and what he missed most from the US. Th... Details
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12/16/2021
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This week's guest is David Franco, Director of Exceptional Academy, a post-secondary program that provides IT certification training with a focus in cybersecurity for Detroit-area adults with disabilities. David spoke with us first on episode 337 whe... Details
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12/10/2021
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This week, we had a chat with Jason Brown, currently the IT Security Manager at The Shyft Group, formerly the CISO at Merit. We immediately talked about the mindset you have to be in moving from a Service Provider model to the public and then to t... Details
50:24
12/02/2021
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Episode 420—you know what that means? We are talking all things marijuana. Mary Jane. The devil's lettuce. You get the point :) And who better to talk about it than Tom Celani,  the owner, president, and CEO of Luna Entertainment, the mother compa... Details
45:52
11/18/2021
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For this episode, we were super-lucky to be able to chat with Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director of the National Cybersecurity Alliance. NCSA advocates for safe and secure use of all technology. They give the average user plain-spoken info on cybers... Details
52:14
11/11/2021
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This week, we talked to Jason Bourque of C3 Technology Advisors about all things cybersecurity and communication. Jason just visited the Channel Partners Conference in Las Vegas, and he talked about not only emerging vendors in the space but emerg... Details
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