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.


Tues, June 30 – Tech Shop Ice Cream Soda Special

When: 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Where: TechShop Detroit – 800 Republic Dr, Allen Park, MI


We are going to be occupied with The CNC Workshop on National Ice Cream Soda Day, but we’d rather celebrate late than never! Join us for the fun of ice cream and all that is summer as we serve up Faygo floats and Boston Coolers in the sunshine! Sip on what we provide, or bring your favorite flavor soda to share.


techshopTechShop is a playground for creativity. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software. We offer comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a safe, meaningful and rewarding experience. Most importantly, at TechShop you can explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment.


Tues, June 30 – Create: Detroit

When: 2:00 – 6:30 pm | Where: College for Create Studies –  485 W. Milwaukee, Floor 11, Detroit, MI


create detroitA new Detroit is on the rise, armed with its legendary grit and determination, diversity, and innovative capacity, it has the knowledge assets to forge a better future. Detroit has access to top-notch universities, a dense downtown, a world-class airport, an established infrastructure and deep skill-base in design and engineering. Add to that its pioneering musical history and world-class cultural institutions, the city has the DNA to become a truly great global city. Great cities shape their own narrative, and they create a new narrative for the world. Though Detroit has been the poster-child for urban distress, it’s also been charting a new path back.


Wed, July 1 – Grand Circus Bootcamp Open House

When: 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus Detroit – 1570 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI


Enjoy a tour of Grand Circus, wine & cheese, and networking with other people ready to start their tech career. Grand Circus is more than excited to announce our upcoming Front-End Development bootcamp beginning August 24th taught by JavaScript extraordinaire James York.
grand_circusDo you have burning questions about our bootcamps or what it means to be a Front-End Developer? Are you apprehensive about the rigors of an all day, 8 week bootcamp or have questions about our curriculum and instruction? If so, come to our Open House and learn more!


We’ll cover:
 A Day in the Life of a Bootcamp Student / Curriculum and Instruction / Career Support Services / Scholarships / The Application Process


Wed, July 1 – The Motor City Codeslingers

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Epitec – 24800 Denso Dr, Suite 150, Southfield, MI


code slingersEach month, Detroit-area software developers get together over pizza to discuss technology, do some pair programming, work on open source projects, or practice katas. Refreshments and pizza are provided.


Wed, July 1 – Entity Framework Funky Extensions

When: 6:00 pm | Where: 206 S. Fifth Ave #200, Ann Arbor, MI


Microsoft has done some interesting things to assist developers with the ‘Open Closed Principle’. I intend on using Entity Framework as the focus of the talk, but roll in a fare amount of ‘Funky Extensions’.


ann arbor computer societyBio: Phil has been a programmer for more than 25 years. In 25 years, he has been a Programmer Analyst, Data Communication Systems Engineer, DBA, Windows and Unix Sys Admin and Programmer / Consultant / Mentor.


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!