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Survey says... look for job growth in Detroit area IT industries

Where will there be a growth in IT jobs in the fourth quarter? Survey says... Detroit-area. A survey by Robert Half International says that companies are planning to bulk up on the IT jobs in the near future.

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"I.T. hiring projections for the fourth quarter indicate greater activity in the Detroit area compared to the national forecast," according to Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology, in the company's announcement. "Organizations are directing recruitment efforts toward professionals who can provide essential services - such as help desk and networking - and support the launch of Web 2.0 based functionality."

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Michigan's nerdiest nerds and geekiest geeks to converge in Penguicon

To paraphrase the Weird Al song "White and Nerdy", one doesn't need to be white but they should probably be nerdy to show up at the Penguicon 6.0. The science fiction and open source software convention will be held on April 18-20 in Troy.

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To those of you familiar with the Linux and Free/Open Source community think of a weekend long Linux Users Group meeting with hundreds of other geeks, which also just happens to have nationally acclaimed guests, a LAN party, its own wireless network, hotel room parties, lots of folks talking about science fiction and fantasy, a place to buy cool t-shirts and buttons and such, amateur singing, anime, a costume contest and free caffeine and snacks always available.

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Wayne State program hopes to further girls' interest in math, science

Wayne State University's GO-Girl, now entering its sixth year, is accepting applications for the 2008 session. GO-GIRL - Gaining Options, Girls Investigate Real Life - is a free program geared toward promoting interest in science, math and technology among seventh grade girls.

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Since its inception in 2002, GO-GIRL has helped more than 300 middle school girls from public and private schools in the Detroit metropolitan area develop mathematical confidence, skills and conceptual understanding by integrating mathematics and social science research into a single-sex, technology-rich environment supported by university student mentors.

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Automation Alley membership hits 800 mark

Automation Alley has increased its membership to 800 -- there has been a 26 percent increase since January.

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"The growth Automation Alley has experienced in the first eight months of 2007 is an impressive accomplishment and a tribute to the region, the promise of our economy and a validation of the services we provide," said Ken Rogers, Automation Alley executive director. "When Automation Alley was created in 1999, we had 44 members. By demonstrating our value to Southeast Michigan's leading technology companies, we have grown to serve more than 800 member companies."

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Farmington businesses eligible for "Tech Makeover"

Farmington Hills-based Dynamic Computer Corp. is holding an "extreme Tech Makeover" competition for Farmington and Farmington Hills businesses in need of a technological update.

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"This is our chance to show our neighbors that good technology can make the difference," said Dynamic President and CEO Farida Ali. "Our makeover will demonstrate that a sound technical plan is critical to the overall success of any organization."

Companies and organizations in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area who wish to be considered can pick up an application at the Chamber of Commerce, or fill one out online at www.dcc-online.com.

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Ann Arbor job hunters: 2 opportunities for you courtesy of SPARK

Ann Arbor SPARK will host two opportunities for job seekers to find high tech employment in the area over the next two days: On June 6, a networking event with the Ann Arbor Computing Society and on June 7, a career change exploration event.

Find out more here.

Microsoft to host innovation forum May 23

Microsoft Innovates will be held on May 23 in Ann Arbor. Panelists include Scott Davidson, General Manager for Microsoft’s Heartland Area and Matt Roush from the Great Lakes IT Report.

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This working session will give you tools to arm your business for survival and growth. This is a session you can’t afford to miss given today’s economic climate.

In addition to the panel discussion, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in a strategy mapping exercise. In a two-hour working session, you’ll get to network with other executives, and get hands-on experience with two business tools that you can take back to your company to help make your business better:

Find out more and register here.

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium to be held May 15-16

The Midwest's largest venture capital gathering, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium, will be held May 15 and 16 in Ypsilanti.

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A carefully screened group of 40 companies, representing industries ranging from information technology, life sciences, and alternative energy, will present in three tracks for an audience of venture capitalists, angel investors and institutional investors. These companies represent high potential deals in the Midwest and are seeking their initial investment, a first institutional investment or expansion financing.

Find out more and register here.

Midwest Technology Leaders conference hits Rochester May 9

Midwest IT leaders will meet to discuss collectively surmounting industry challenges at the Midwest Technology Leaders conference scheduled for May 9 in Rochester.

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The Midwest Technology Leaders (MWTL) 2007 is an exclusive gathering of the Great Lakes Region's top Information Executives who are committed to innovation, excellence and results. Unrivalled in its quality content and strategic focus, MWTL 2007 will provide all delegates the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom through engaging in highly-interactive executive sessions with their senior peers.

Find out more and register here.


SPARK offers full May schedule for career change boot camps

In May, Ann Arbor SPARK is offering several opportunities and focuses for their Career Change Boot Camps, including health care, IT and entrepreneurship.

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"A series of Boot Camps are being offered for people who are looking for new career opportunities or are considering starting their own business. These Boot Camps will provide an intensive one-day opportunity to learn from area experts, obtain information about resources and obtain one-on-one mentoring. Boot camps are a way to learn about your options with no strings attached."

Read more and sign-up here.

 


Automation Alley membership continues to grow

Automation Alley, the Troy-based tech business promotion group, continues to grow, adding 18 new members in March.

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IT companies led all sectors with six new members: Mighty Key LLC of Farmington Hills, Millennium Software of Southfield, NextUS Group Inc. of Warren, OAS Group Inc. of Troy, Semtrom Inc. of Flint and TVI Logistics of Warren.

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