In and Around Dallas

If you’re looking to explore Dallas opportunities through networking, you’ve come to the right place! Every Monday, Brightwing announces the best networking events in and around Dallas. Such events include general networking, tech & engineering meetups, HR gatherings, and much more. Have an event you’d like us to promote? Contact Us.


Tues, June 30 – #BigDOCC! Talk tech, startups. & digital lifestyle!

When: 8:00 am | Where: Coffee House Cafe – 6150 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX


Join us every week for tech chat over coffee and pastries! This is a meetup unlike all of the others in the area – it’s moderator led, not a bar social. Bring a friend or two and get a charge for the day. See you soon!


Wed, July 1 – Professional Business Networking Group Meetup

When: 11:30 am | Where: The Forums Building – 3700 Forums Drive, Suite 111, Flower Mound, TX


pbnProfessional Business Networking has been going strong for over 12 years. We average 30 – 50 people a week and we are not shy about saying, “BRING ME THE MONEY”! We understand that Networking is about giving referrals. Infact: what if you developed friendships with 10 people in the group, and all they did was give you one referral a month?!? How would that change your business?!


Networking is about the success, confidence, and accomplishments achieved by working together and connecting people for mutually beneficial results. PBN is committed to advancing day-to-day business efficiency and productivity, attaining goals, and realizing a balanced life. PBN gives you the power to fulfill your professional and personal dreams.


Wed, July 1 – Webinar only: Why your business needs DevOps today

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Online


This is a business focus webinar and you can register for the event @


texas devopsOne certainty we can all agree on is that business needs are continuously changing, evolving and hence have driven the need for Agile methods for software development. Agile methods allow teams to adapt quickly to change and to deliver the highest value first.


Many organizations, in particular large enterprises, are finding that software development is no longer the bottleneck to delivering value (in the form of feature-rich software) to the end user. Instead, what many have discovered is that inter-departmental / BU processes, cultural conflicts, technical and organization debt all erode Agility by impeding the timely delivery of value.


Wed, July 1 – Uptown Networking Group event

When: 8:00 am | Where: La Madeleine – 3906 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX


uptown networking groupUPTOWN NETWORKING GROUP (UNG) is a group of like-minded professionals that meet every week to exchange business ideas and to give and receive referrals. Our meetings are fast-paced and focus on the specific steps necessary to build your business through the power of networking. We are industry-specific limited, meaning we seek one member of each targeted business (for example one residential Realtor, one CPA, or one plumber). We are looking for professionals that are willing to meet regularly and consistently to “learn and earn.” Bring business cards, any marketing materials you would like to hand-out, and see how giving and receiving leads can grow your business


Wed, July 1 – Early Net Event (Richardson Young Professionals)

When: 7:15 am – 8:30 pm | Where: Hilton Garden Inn – 1001 West President George Bush Turnpi, Richardson, TX


Richardson Young ProfessionalsEarly Net is our early morning networking/referral group and meets every Wednesday morning from 7:15-8:30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson. Cost is $11 for breakfast buffet or $5 for a continental breakfast, door prizes and plenty of networking.


Each attendee is allowed to give a 30-second commercial on who they are and what they do. This is a great way to introduce your business to potential new customers & vendors and build your personal business network. See you there!


Thurs, July 2 – East Dallas Networking Lunch

When: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm | Where: Highland Park Cafeteria – 1200 North Buckner, Dallas, Texas


east dallas networkingEast Dallas Networking was created as a small business networking group specifically for East Dallas business owners.  Our first meeting was held in September of 2008, at which we had four people in attendance, including the two co-founders.  Due to our effectiveness, affordability, and relaxed culture, we’ve grown to a weekly attendance averaging 55-65 invested and fiercely loyal networkers – dedicated to helping one another build their business.  To consistently have attendance at capacity with no attendance requirements whatsoever, we’re obviously doing something right!


Thurs, July 2 – Connect, Refer & Close Business Over Lunch (McKinney/Allen)

When: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm | Where: La Madeleine – 2730 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX


north texas referral networkNorth Texas Referral Network (NTRN) is an industry exclusive group of professionals and business owners that simply connect, refer and close business! We are open to all industries within our communities.


We believe that good business starts with solid relationship building and we provide the perfect setting to foster and promote business growth and development. Come and check us out! All visitors are FREE!


Mon, July 6 – An Introduction to Apache Drill

When: 6:30 pm | Where: 16633 Dallas Parkway Suite 110 Addison, TX


Want to discuss Data Science techniques such as Apache Spark, Apache Drill, Apache Parquet, have a cool Scala idea, love to Dabble or Enhance Systems with Mahout, or you want to learn about Hadoop or NoSQL (SOLR, MongoDB, Casandra), Column DB (Apache Parquet) – then this group is for you. Veteran or novice – come and learn. Everything and anything used as a tool by an experimenter is fair game.


Our goal is to meet once a month, come rain or shine. For now, it is the first Monday of the month. Regardless if the event is actually stated on the calendar.