IT Events in Detroit

The tech scene in Metro-Detroit is bustling with startups, meetups, user-groups and talented IT professionals. To help techies stay in the loop, Brightwing announces IT events in the area every Monday. Such events include networking meetups, tech workshops, and informational seminars. Have an event you’d like us to promote? Contact Us.



Mon, June 22 – Women in Mobile/Wireless Tech: An Exploration of Opportunity

When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Where: The Iroquois Club – 43248 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills


mtamAn event designed to encourage women to enter careers utilizing mobile/wireless technologies by showcasing a panel of successful women in a variety of career-types where mobile/wireless technologies knowledge has been instrumental to their success.


Thurs, June 25 – Monthly Meetup: Visual Studio with Randy Pagels

When: 5:30 pm | Where: Spud Software – 9468 S Saginaw Rd, Grand Blanc, MI


grand blanc .net user groupAs a Sr. Developer Technology Specialist, Randy Pagels serves as a field expert for Microsoft’s flag-ship development and application lifecycle management tools, specifically Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, Test Professional, Lab management, Release Management, and Azure dev/test scenarios.


Visual Studio 2015 is one of the biggest releases ever, with major changes to the entire .NET ecosystem!  There’s Roslyn, support for native Windows, iOS, and Android app/game development, cross-platform mobile development tools, ASP.NET vNext, productivity enhancements, broadened support for commonly-used libraries/frameworks/utilities, ALM enhancements, Application Insights… wow!  It can be tough to wrap your head around all the changes, so come us for quick guided exploration of the many new Microsoft technologies you can add to your developer toolkit.


Sat, June 27 – Sun, June 28 – Intro to Ruby (2-day Workshop)

When: 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Where: Atomic Object – 1407 Randolph St, Detroit, MI


GDIReady to start programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build web apps and iPhone apps, do system administration, and security? Then you’re ready to learn Ruby!


Through this workshop, you’ll get a thorough introduction to programming fundamentals with Ruby. We’ll use the interactive Ruby shell; write command line programs that use loops, conditionals, methods, and classes; and learn the basics of object oriented programming. We’ll mix lecture and practice, and help guide you through the coursework. Food & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object on both days.


Tues, June 30 – Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDIThis will be a four 12 hour crash course in HTML in CSS, taught over several days. It’s a great introduction to two of the most fundamental technologies behind any webpage. The class will go through the fundamentals of these two languages, then spend time on some common practical applications of them.

After taking this class, students will be able to: Understand HTML tags, Create a basic website from scratch, Use CSS to change that page’s style and presentation, and more.


Wed, July 1 – July Downtown IT in the D Casual Networking Event

When: 5:00 pm | Where: The Whisky Parlor – 608 Woodward Ave Floor 2, Detroit, MI


Casual Networking Social for Information Technology Professionals in metro Detroit. No agenda. No speakers. No 30-second commercials. No cover charge. No free lunch. Never. Just networking with IT professionals. Plain and simple.


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So come on out, bring some business cards (or don’t, it’s OK), meet some like-minded people in the Metro Detroit area, and who knows, you could meet a life-long friend, a new business partner, or no one at all…it’s what you make of it that makes these events great.


Wed, July 1 – Techstars Mobility at Ford Field

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where:  Ford Field – 2000 Brush St, Suite 201, Detroit, MI


D new tech NewTech is welcoming Techstars Mobility in Detroit in an awesome way. The July D-NewTech event will be sponsored by Techstars Detroit and the pitches will be presented by their 10 portfolio startups. Each entrepreneur will have 4-min to present and then 5-min of Q&A. There will food & beer. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!