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.


Thurs, July 9 – Were It So Easy: TLS in the Real World

When: 6:00 pm | Where: Duo Security, Inc – 123 N Ashley St (suite 200), Ann Arbor, MI


duotalksHey all! David Adrian and Zakir Durumeric from UofM will be presenting on some awesome security research on TLS and the broader ZMap internet scanning framework they’ve built. See you there!


Welcome engineers and technologists in the Ann Arbor and SE Michigan. Whether you are a hands-on software engineer, l33t hax0r, or a person just interested in advanced technologies, Duo Tech Talks is for you!


Thurs, July 9 – Lighting Talks

When: 6:30 pm | Where: Detroit Labs – 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


Detroit RubyBring your favorite slidedeck that’s roughly 5 minutes long and join us for our first lightning talk evening! We’ll eat, mingle, and learn a bunch of things rapid-fire.


Detroit.rb is a group of rubyists that meet in downtown Detroit. Topics of discussion tend to have a some web technology or strategy around them. We embrace open source and welcome people of any skill level to learn and maybe even teach us a thing or two.


Thurs, July 9 – Become a better Cocoa developer with this one simple trick!

When: 6:30 pm | Where: Arbormoon Software, Inc – 123 N Ashley, Suite 9, Ann Arbor, MI


ann arbor cocoaheadsWhat makes a good Cocoa developer good? In this talk, Kevin reveals this one pro-tip that has made a significant difference in how he approaches his current Cocoa development cycle. In doing so, he hopes to inspire follow Cocoa artisans with a new perspective, and to further strengthen craftsmanship in our community.
Our group includes a number of long time developers as well as developers new to the environment. We welcome all skill levels, and we discuss both Mac and iPhone topics. Please come help build the Cocoa community in Ann Arbor!



Thurs, July 9 – How to Start a Startup Screening & Discussion Series (Sales and Marketing; How to Talk to Investors)

When: 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Where: Bizdom – 1528 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


bizdomThe 12th meetup of the Detroit ‘How to Start a Startup’ series! This week’s topic: Sales and Marketing; How to Talk to Investors.


This group gathers to watch and discuss lectures from the recent ‘How to Start a Startup’ course taught at Stanford. Organized by Sam Altman, president of Y combinator, this is an awesome crash course on how to start successful companies and features some of the world’s best entrepreneurs (Peter Thiel, Brian Chesky, Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreeseen, and more). Each meeting we will watch one talk from the class and then discuss & network.


Thurs, July 9 – Show and tell your Laravel apps

When: 6:30 pm | Where: RIIS – 1250 Stephenson Hwy 200, Troy, MI


Metro Detroit LaravelHave a Laravel app? Come show it off, explain how it was developed, what you learned, what you wished you had done.


Your talk could be on anything from a neat solution you’ve discovered for a tricky problem to your latest favorite feature of Laravel 5.1. We aim to have a few talks that last around 15 minutes each (with some extra time for questions and discussion).


You don’t have to be a Laravel guru to submit a talk! We’re looking for a diverse mix of talks and this is a relaxed atmosphere where people who’ve never done a Laravel presentation before should feel at home.


Sat, July 11 – Intermediate HTML and CSS (2 days)

When: 1:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDIYou’ll learn:

Standard practices that designers/developers use. CSS resets, standard widths, wrappers, and other tricks.


What’s this new fancy HTML5 and what can it do? Differences, compatibility, upgrades, semantics, new elements, accessibility, and how to use it today.


CSS3 – the shiny bits! Vendor styles, new properties (omg rounded corners!), transitions, and what you can use today & how.


Anything else that comes up! As always, we’re here to answer all your questions throughout class.


Mon, July 13 – 2015 WordPress Networking Event

When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Where: Become member for location info


metro detroit wordpressJoin us for our first annual networking event! Enjoy great conversation with your fellow Meetup members. No agenda, come when you can, leave when you want.


Attendees will enjoy appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, and a small main course. We’ll be meeting on the second floor of Firebird which overlooks Greektown, where our group will have the space to ourselves.