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.
Vaccines Will Cause Cheating? Gaming Chaos, Guy Fieri, Grease Controversy, Voice Actors
Randy is Broken, Texas Snowstorms and Crazy Power Bills, Mortal Kombat Trailer
Comcast Updates, the Free Britney movement and documentary
Best and Worst Ads, an 81 Person Orgy, Amazon Keeps $62 Million in Tips Meant for Drivers
This week we talk Superbowl ads... both the best and worst that happened, the split decision about the halftime show, outages with the Ring camera systems, a Tesla recall, Amazon pocketing $62 million in tips meant for drivers, EA bringing back their college football game, Michigan State Police using Signal to keep messages away from FOIA requests and logging, and, of course, the 81 person orgy in France...
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Jason Collier, Dogecoin, a 7-11 Overnight Stay, Screech Dies, Barstool Sports and Coney Chaos
Jason Collier is... well, was as of the time of this episode... a police chief and ordained minister in a small town in Texas who not only was married with four kids, but managed to have multiple other women on the side... and it all fell apart when one of them changed her Facebook profile photo to a pic of them as a couple... and one of her friends recognized him and knew his wife. And it all went downhill from there. Plus we're talking about a 7-11 you can nab as an AirBnB, Screech dead at 44, Gamestop's CEO praying that the fun with their stock never ends, and the fallout from Barstool Sports hitting Detroit's famous Coney locations. All that and more...
Michigan is #1 for Talking Sex, Brushing Scams, Barstool Sports and Coneys
So what did BarStoolSports have to say about the great Detroit Coney debate? What the hell is "brushing"? People in Michigan are pent up and horny, apparently... which could make the restaurant and bar openings on 2/1 an interesting spectacle to watch play out. All that and more this week!
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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.