NEWSLETTER|MAY 2014
OPPORTUNITY DETROIT TECH is a collaborative body that envisions the Greater Detroit Region as a place where an improved information technology ecosystem can be the answer to industry and community economic success!Opportunity Detroit Tech provides a network of support of both industry peers and labor market experts to identify and collectively address the needs of our local businesses. We work together to showcase the diverse companies engaged in these efforts, highlighting Southeast Michigan as an innovation hub to attract and retain top-tier talent and industry partners. Together, we can raise awareness of and shape community response to the industry’s talent, customer, supply-chain, and other growth needs to improve both the industry itself and the region as a whole. Our new monthly newsletter will be a great way to stay up to date on all the exciting news and offerings of Opportunity DetroitTech members and partners!

REGIONAL TECH NEWS

Are you looking for .NET programmers?
Experience IT is training workers in .NET and SQL.  The program is looking for employers that would be interested in interviewing trainees following at 8-week, intensive experiential training program.  If you are interested in interviewing potential candidates for the program or would like someone from your team to participate, please contact Kristie Kabacinski (techcouncil@win-semich.org).   Training will begin in mid June with candidates ready to work in summer.  Click here for details

Osborn students go inside the tech bubble with Grand Circus program

On Monday afternoon, a group of students fromDetroit‘s Osborn High School sat on the fourth floor of the Grand Circus office downtown, glued to their computer screens. They were there as part of a 10-week pilot program, in partnership with the DetroitEmployment Solutions Corporation, called the Hacker Society-which aims to teach kids outside of Detroit‘s innovation-and-revitalization bubble about careers in technology. Read more

Downtown Detroit‘s Madison Block Tech Neighborhood Adds Microsoft As A Partner 

Downtown Detroit‘s growing techhub gained additional traction today as Microsoft announced it will be joining the M@dison Block, a burgeoning techneighborhood known for its open and collaborative work environment. Technical and business experts from Microsoft Ventures will work in the M@dison Building to engage with the neighborhood’s startup community and develop business partnerships in the region. Read more

EVENTS
Techweek Detroit 5/19-5/24
Automation Alley – 3D Printing for the Future

5/23/14
Plante Moran – Cyber Security Seminar

5/29/14
ASP.NET developers course w/Bill Wagner
6/2/14

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TECH COUNCIL

This collaborative body will promote the regional IT industry, supporting strategic attraction of supply chain, customers, and top-tier talent-all to support your business. Additionally, by providing direct access to regional talent partners, including seven workforce boards, nine community colleges, partner universities, economic developers, and other key stakeholders, we have the ability to provide strategic direction for education, training, and other efforts targeted at regional IT firms to have the greatest impact on the future workforce.

Help your firm grow the talent it needs to be successful.

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OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS

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