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.


Mon, July 27 – HackerNest DFW July Tech Social

When: 7:00 pm | Where: 1825 Monetary Ln #104, Carrollton, TX


hackernestDrinks on us. HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.


HackerNest is an international nonprofit community movement focused on building supportive Silicon Valley like tech communities in every city – strengthening local tech ecosystems globally through unpretentious social events and hackathons. We’re nurturing cohesive communities today to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow.


Tues, July 28 – Network After Work at Sambuca

When: 6:00 pm | Where: Sambuca – 2120 Mckinney Ave, Dallas, TX


Network-After-WorkJoin Network After Work on Tuesday July 28th at Sambuca (2120 McKinney Ave) from 6-9pm.


Network After Work is America’s premier face-to-face business networking company with monthly mixer events in over 50 cities catering to nearly one million members. Attendees make valuable connections with other members of their business community while enjoying different exciting venues including clubs, restaurants, hotels and special event locations. Events attract a diverse mix of up to several hundred professionals from all industries and career levels.


Tues, July 28 – 3D Printing & Manufacturing, from Prototype to Finished Product

When: 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Where: 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX


dfw startupsFrank Lima from PolyPrinter will deliver a presentation on 3D design and printing, and prototype level CNC machining. Networking happy hour begins at 6:00pm in the Lecture Hall. We’ll begin presentations at 7:00pm sharp!


Apple is a hardware company. This group is for entrepreneurs, engineers, business developers, investors and others who would like to build innovative new devices or platforms. Please come and meet other like minded people, talk about your ideas, present to the group and find co-founders or others. You never know what you can achieve unless you try!


Thurs, July 30 – Rexel Experience – Energy Expo

When: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm | Where: The Westin Dallas – 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX


rexel experienceIn an industry that is changing as quickly as LED is, having a partner with whom you can develop plans for maintaining up-to-date product knowledge, tools for new construction or retrofits and even ROI/Financing assistance for your customers, Rexel is here for you!


We would like you and others within your organization to join us at our Energy Expo. This event will be an interactive showcase of LED and Solar technologies, give you the ability to talk with technology experts and discuss plans for how we can help you grow your business.


Thurs, July 30 – Dallas Tech Security Conference

When: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm | Where: Doubletree Hilton – 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX


data connectorsData Connectors will be hosting the Dallas Tech Security Conference on Thursday, July 30th. The event will start at 8:15 AM with a check-in and opening introductions before presentation sessions begin at 8:45. Between the educational sessions that go throughout the day, there will be time to visit vendor booths to obtain information regarding product and service offerings.


Since 1999 Data Connectors has been dedicated to producing high-quality executive symposiums that focus on driving the future of business in the new age of the digital economy. These conference programs are designed to showcase the broad spectrum of new and emerging information security products and services to solve business’s complex IT security challenges.


Sat, August 1 – UX Dallas Book Club: User Story Mapping by Jeff Patton

When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Where: Central Market – 320 Coit Rd, Plano, TX


dallas uxpaJoin the UX Dallas Book Club in August, where we will be talking about User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by Jeff Patton. We will be in the community room on the second floor. Feel free to grab a snack or a drink and come upstairs.


The Dallas User Experience Group is the local chapter of UXPA International. This group serves the needs of designers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. With this group, you can: Network with other designers to exchange ideas / Listen to speakers at monthly meetings / Look for your next opportunity with managers and recruiters / Learn best practices at a workshop / Attend the Big Design Conference to learn from industry experts / See local talent showcased to spotlight the Best of Dallas UX


Future Events to look forward to


October 22 – 23 – 2015 Big Android BBQ (delivered by Google Developers)

When: 9:00 am Thursday start | Where: Hurst Conference Center – 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX


big android bbq 2015The Big Android BBQ (BABBQ) is a developer event like no other; an Android combo-meal that delivers super-sized portions of education and entertainment. Find out more at


Learn ‘tricks-of-the-trade’ from thought leaders and senior developers in our mouth-watering sessions and get your hands greasy with newly acquired knowledge in the Code Kitchen. End each evening with fellow developers and sponsors at our exciting networking sessions filled with happy meals and frosty beverages. The 2015 Big Android BBQ delivered by Google Developers will leave you exhausted and inspired.