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.
399 with Jason Yaeger of Tenacity Cloud
In Episode 399 of The IT in the D Show, we talked to Jason Yeager, CEO of Tenacity.
We talked to him about building a company from scratch, getting bought, and doing it all over again with a new start up, all during the pandemic.
We also got into talking about philosophies around the cloud, what exactly the cloud is, and when is the best time to use it.
We also had a little fun talking about Loki, the new He-Man trailer, and the stories of the week:
Hackers breach EA, steal game source code
'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' Production Shuts Down After Crew Member Tests Positive for Giardia | Entertainment Tonight
Staffing company reports 90% no shows for interviews
Conspiracy theory. Mars rover simply on Devon Island in Canada?
Hope you enjoy it!
Episode 398 with Jason Bressler of UWM
Jason Bressler, CTO of UWM, joined Bob and Randy to talk about what it's like to work in IT, strategies for landing a tech job, building and leading a tech team, and staying organized.
(Apologies for my bad audio. I swear I know how computers work. —Randy)
Episode 397 with Jer Staes of Daily Detroit
Jer Staes of Daily Detroit is back! Topics included movie and television news and reviews, TVs making money from ads, a meat industry cyber attack, and Amazon Sidewalk. Jer also shares some of his favorite new patios in Detroit.
Visit Daily Detroit for what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit.
Episode 396 Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems
Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems joins us to talk about hackers, masks, and details on his YouTube projects like The Homelab Show and how he organizes his content himself.
(Sorry for Randy's audio issues--he's working on it.)
Episode 395 with Caston Thomas
Caston Thomas has a new role at a healthcare cybersecurity company called MedSec. He joins Bob and Randy to discuss the Colonial Pipeline ransomware and other tech news stories.
Special Edition: Remembering Dave with Ming and Mike
Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic (from "I Sell Comics", "The Ming & Mike Show", A Shared Universe PodcaStudioor "AMC's Comic Book Men" ) join Bob and Randy to tell stories about Dave Phillips, who passed unexpectedly a month ago.
Hell ya, Bob and Dave!
Great show! Great doods! 🖤
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Nerd Not from Detroit
Great Podcast and will be a listener forever but I will fast forward through the intro, it’s too long.