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Blacks Gone Geek is an organization that promotes a​wareness to the African American community by providing a forum where they can share and exchange knowledge within the Information Technology Industry. At Blacks Gone Geek our mission is clear: We want to promote career advancement for African Americans in IT.


Become a SharePoint Professional: Free knowledge sharing webinar 2015-05-06


Senior SharePoint Professional in Chicago, IL $111,000 annual salary (more than 250 sources),-IL-jobs.html

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Are you looking for a new career path? Have you ever thought about transitioning to a SharePoint Administrator but never really knew where to start?

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Job Posting

Position Title: IT Operations and Support Technician

Company Name/Institution: Tradebe Treatment and Recycling, LLC

Location: Merriville, IN 46410

Tradebe Treatment and Recycling 

At Tradebe, we create cost-effective ways for our clients to recycle hazardous waste. Our priority is recycling industrial waste into beneficial products and substitute fuels. To further our vision for the future, we created Tradebe Environmental Services through the acquisition of several well-established environmental services companies in North America. Tradebe sets the industry standard by recycling approximately 60% of the waste we process. We accomplish this through the use of "Green" Technology. Tradebe is a growing worldwide environmental services company with U.S. operations based in the Chicago area with processing plants in the Midwest and Northeast.


We are seeking an individual who will be responsible for the support, evaluation, implementation, security, and on-going management of all information technology infrastructure assets and services which support Tradebe Environmental Services. Some of the responsibilities will include working with folks with their desktops and laptops, and mobile devices; working on issues with our servers (physical and virtual), storage and backup devices, multifunction printers, and voice and data communications services.

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 2014 Blacks Gone Geek IT Job Outlook Survey Results



When it comes to overall job prospects for IT professionals, 2014 will look a lot like last year, with 32% of companies expecting to increase head count in their IT shops, compared with 33% in 2013, according to Computerworld's annual Forecast survey. 


That's what Computerworld says, but it’s your opinion that matters. Do you believe the job market is getting better? Every year we conduct a Blacks Gone Geek Readers Poll because we want to know what's happening in the "real world"! Here are the results for the 2014 survey.


Survey Results Observations


1.    88% think the job market is the same or improving and 12% think the job market is in lousy or pretty bad (up from 6% for 2013).


2.    Project Manager topped the list as the hottest job in 2014 followed by application development and cloud administrator.

3.    Careers in the cloud and mobile scored high in all categories 2 years in a row. 4.    Cyber security is the #1 career choice with greatest market demand 2 years in a row followed by big data and application development. 5.    Best Advice:

a. Update and maintain your skill sets (volunteer for challenging work assignments in new technology)
b. Keep current on new and emerging technologies
c. Become certified in your field of expertise
d. Network and understand how to brand yourself

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Sears’ Milt Haynes oversees knowledge management



This former national BDPA president graduated with U.S. President Barack Obama. Now he’s a knowledge manager at Sears, and runs a global group for blacks in technology


I graduated from Columbia University in 1983, the same year and in the same class as President Obama,” notes Milt Haynes, “but he took a slightly different path than me.”


Getting Started with Google+


Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It was launched on June 28, 2011. As of December 2012, it has a total of 500 million registered users of whom 235 million are active on a monthly basis[1]. Unlike other conventional social networks which are generally accessed through a single website, Google has described Google+ as a "social layer" consisting of not just a single site, but rather an overarching "layer" which covers many of its online properties. The most followed person on Google Plus is pop star Britney Spears.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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Getting Started with Google+

Harnessing the Power of Online Communications Technology

by PETAL et al.

New ways of sharing, across all of Google.

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