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So what do a couple of IT guys from Detroit talk about when they go to the bar?

Welcome to the IT in the D show, brought to you by long-time Detroit IT veterans Bob Waltenspiel (The Sales Guy), and Dave Phillips (The Geek).



The duo has been putting on free networking events for the metro Detroit information technology community for over 10 years, helped more than 1,200 people find new jobs, and been featured in local and national news stories and publications for their efforts. After taking on speaking engagements starting in 2011 that helped refine their message, in 2013 they took their ramblings to a broadcast format that has proven to be far more popular than anyone expected.



The IT in the D show is more conversational and less instructional – it is far more geared toward entertainment and local goings-on in the metro Detroit area than a deep-dive about specific technical issues. It’s a bar chat, not technical seminar. You’ll hear more movie quotes than MySQL queries and more Depeche Mode than development methodologies. Not that the guys don’t roll up their sleeves and deep dive from time to time, but with guests ranging from local CIOs and CEOs to roller derby girls and pop culture icons from the 80s, don’t let the “IT” in “IT in the D” scare you.



Each weekly two-hour show typically includes current events and stories, guests ranging from local entrepreneurs to local IT rock stars to people with great local stories to tell, rants, raves and everything you’d expect from a couple of guys who have known each other and been drinking together for nearly two decades.

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So what do a couple of IT guys from Detroit talk about when they go to the bar?

Welcome to the IT in the D show, brought to you by long-time Detroit IT veterans Bob Waltenspiel (The Sales Guy), and Dave Phillips (The Geek).



The duo has been putting on free networking events for the metro Detroit information technology community for over 10 years, helped more than 1,200 people find new jobs, and been featured in local and national news stories and publications for their efforts. After taking on speaking engagements starting in 2011 that helped refine their message, in 2013 they took their ramblings to a broadcast format that has proven to be far more popular than anyone expected.



The IT in the D show is more conversational and less instructional – it is far more geared toward entertainment and local goings-on in the metro Detroit area than a deep-dive about specific technical issues. It’s a bar chat, not technical seminar. You’ll hear more movie quotes than MySQL queries and more Depeche Mode than development methodologies. Not that the guys don’t roll up their sleeves and deep dive from time to time, but with guests ranging from local CIOs and CEOs to roller derby girls and pop culture icons from the 80s, don’t let the “IT” in “IT in the D” scare you.



Each weekly two-hour show typically includes current events and stories, guests ranging from local entrepreneurs to local IT rock stars to people with great local stories to tell, rants, raves and everything you’d expect from a couple of guys who have known each other and been drinking together for nearly two decades.

    Shift_Up, Job and Skills Training, The Past Week’s Chaos, Parler Shutdown and Breach, NFL on Nickelodeon

    Shift_Up, Job and Skills Training, The Past Week’s Chaos, Parler Shutdown and Breach, NFL on Nickelodeon

    We're joined by our friends from Shift_Up to talk about their latest evolution in job and skills training offered, as well as what they're seeing going on in and around the Detroit area these days.  They can be found at https://www.shiftup.tech/



    Then, of course, we dove into the events of the past week... because as much as we try to avoid politics, sometimes it's just not possible.  From the chaos in Washington DC to the online ripples with Parler getting shutdown and experiencing a major data leak, it's certainly been an interesting start to 2021 to say the least.



    We also chat Transformers: Earthrise, a parallel being drawn between Cobra Kai and the Star Wars films, Quibi's content moving to Roku, and some great things Nintendo is doing to help kids in hospitals.   All that and more this week... hope you enjoy!



    Oh, and if you want to join us for some online gaming, click here.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Cobra Kai Season 3 Drops, Twisted Tea, NYC Squirrels Attack, and a $7 Million Toilet

    Cobra Kai Season 3 Drops, Twisted Tea, NYC Squirrels Attack, and a $7 Million Toilet

    Cobra Kai season 3 dropped, and the cameos and new stories were definitely worth diving in to.  Twisted Tea takes over social media, someone got $7 million to build a toilet that recognizes... an anal print like a fingerprint?  Netflix is raising prices, and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Cobra Kai Season 3, Package Tracking Chaos, Alcohol Free Alcohol?

    Cobra Kai Season 3, Package Tracking Chaos, Alcohol Free Alcohol?

    Cobra Kai season 3 gets a new release date, the Nashville bombing and the dangers of conspiracies, Dave doesn't understand alcohol-free alcohol, USPS is overwhelmed, more Wonder Woman 84 talk and more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Mandalorian Finale Recap, Thoughts on Spoilers, New Covid Mutation, Crazy Porn Lawsuit

    Mandalorian Finale Recap, Thoughts on Spoilers, New Covid Mutation, Crazy Porn Lawsuit

    We bring in some friends to chat about the Mandalorian finale, thoughts on the Book of Boba Fett, and thoughts on spoilers in general.  Then we dive in on the latest COVID items like the at home testing kit that's been approved as well as the new strain in England causing all sorts of chaos.  Remember the guy who sued his parents over throwing away his porn stash?  Well, the case went to court and the details are about as nuts as you'd expect them to be.  That and more on this week's episode...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    378 – Detroit is #1 for Smokers, Cobra Kai, Disney+ Investor Day, OnlyFans does $2 Billion

    378 – Detroit is #1 for Smokers, Cobra Kai, Disney+ Investor Day, OnlyFans does $2 Billion

    Detroit hits #1 in a national poll for people who smoke, Cobra Kai trailer is out and has a release date for season 3, Disney+ dropped multiple bombshells on their investor day as to what's coming in the next year and so much more...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    377 – Detroit Shipping Company, Little Biscuit Brewery, Metropolitan Variety Store

    377 – Detroit Shipping Company, Little Biscuit Brewery, Metropolitan Variety Store

    Want to own part of a brewery for as little as $100, or know someone who that might make a great gift to? How about a craft cocktail bar / liquor store combo?  Curious as to how a place like Detroit Shipping Company has changed directions over the course of the pandemic to keep the doors open and the restaurants busy?  Listen in as we chat with Jon Hartzell, a driving force behind all of those projects (and more) over the course of tonight's episode.  Oh, and sure we talk Mandalorian and everything else going on as well.



    Detroit Shipping Company: https://www.detroitshippingcompany.com/



    Little Biscuit Brewery: https://app.honeycombcredit.com/en/projects/12019-Little-Biscuit-Brewery



    Metropolitan Variety Store: https://app.honeycombcredit.com/en/projects/12021-DSC-Hospitality

    • 1 hr 22 min

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