Kansas City Information Technology Professionals: A Year In Review

Kansas City Information Technology Professionals: A Year In ReviewHere comes 2012! Can you believe it?!?

Life moves fast, doesn’t it? Sometimes it moves so quickly that you don’t take time to look back.

That’s the great thing about new beginnings: they give us time to review the past!

Let’s close out 2011 and look ahead to 2012 with a review of what happened with KC IT Professionals this year!

First Things First: Thank You

Thank you is a word that you’ll hear me say relentlessly. In fact, I can’t say it enough.

You made 2011 a great year – so thank you!

Kansas City Information Technology Professionals added around 2,500 members this year, bringing the total to almost 6,800.

The most important thing though, is your participation: whether it’s attending events or conversing online. So many of you did that in 2011!

However, the past wasn’t possible without you…and the future isn’t either.

If you’re an Information Technology Professional in Kansas City, I hope to see even more of you in 2012!!

When you participate, everyone benefits.

2011: Events, News & More

We kicked off the year with a fantastic Winter IT Job Fair with 235+ talented mid to senior level IT job seekers.

The Kansas City Google Fiber announcement was met with a ton of excitement from the technology community:

In April, we facilitated geek to geek connectivity via our Mentorship Kickoff Event with 220+ people.
Mentor Event Picture

The summer started by highlighting entrepreneurship in Kansas City: Zaarly Launch Event.
Kansas City Information Technology Professionals Zaarly Launch Event

We followed up with a Summer Career Fair, with 250+ talented mid to senior level IT Professionals.

KCITP Job Fair

August brought a special milestone: we celebrated our 3 year anniversary!

Kansas City Information Technology Professionals 3 Year Anniversary Happy Hour

Hear the full story on how Kansas City Information Technology Professionals got started: check out an interview with the founder on the Go To Market Show.

Another exciting late-summer development: KC listed as a top technology hub, due in part to Google Fiber!
Sergeant Nathan Nebelsick

Finally, you heard the heartfelt story of Sargeant Nathan Nebelsick who who joined us all the way from Iraq.

Help Make 2012 Awesome!

We’ve got some great things planned for next year….but we’re also looking for your input. Things are going to accelerate for tech in KC with the Google Fiber deployment! Are you ready?

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  1. MicJohnson

    Thank YOU, Mike! You’ve done an awesome job this year with KCITP and continue to be THE example I give when I do LinkedIn training sessions of how a LinkedIn group should work. Look forward to an exciting 2012!

  2. Joe Tierney

    Very cool Mike! Congrats to you and the community. KCITP is the best networking group in Kansas City – not too shabby for a bunch of geeks! 

    2012 promises to be even more exciting for technology professionals in the region! Thank you very much for all your hard work. Very excited to get started 🙂  

  3. Anonymous

    Congratulations to you Mike on leading such an influential smart group of peeps! Getting to know you and this wonderful organization has been a highlight for me this year. Your never-ending energy, generosity and dedication to partnership are highly respected and admired not just by the KCITP group but by many organizations in the area, especially by the Social Media Club of Kansas City. I can’t wait to see how our members continue to innovate, inspire and well..simply kick ass to make Kansas City THE place to work, play and live in 2012!!

    Thank YOU!
    Lisa Qualls
    Chairwoman of the Board, SMCKC

  4. Travis

    Mike – I wanted to send a quick “Thank You” note for all you do in KC. You lead a great group of people and the events are relevant but also fun to attend.

    Keep up the great work!
    Travis @nexusITgroup:twitter 

  5. Brett Gibson

    Mike – Looking forward to all the great things ahead in 2012 for KCITP and its members. 


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