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 Metro Detroit every Monday. Such events include networking meetups, tech workshops, and informational seminars. Have an event you’d like us to promote? Contact Us.


Mon, July 27 – Intro to Coding with Grand Circus

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus Detroit – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


grand_circusOur Introduction to Coding Workshop is a free workshop designed folks who are curious about coding, but who have little to no experience. This workshop is the perfect class to learn the programming foundations needed to eventually build a website or mobile app. While you won’t leave the workshop a developer, you will leave with an understanding of the code needed to learn any programming language.


We’ll cover (using JavaScript): Common terms used by programmers / Data Types / Boolean Expressions / Conditional Statements. Don’t know what any of these things mean? Perfect – this class is for you.


Come with a laptop and ready to learn! Space is limited so RSVP soon. Don’t have a laptop? Contact Chioke at and she’ll see what we can do.


Tues, July 28 – A Discussion on Android Security w/ Gilad Pagi

When: 6:45 pm | Where: Quicken Loans – Chase Building – 635 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


As a popular open source operating system, Android faces a great security challenge. It must act as a secure platform while revealing its code to the public eyes. Therefore, Android implements various security concepts and mechanism

GDG Detroit


The Detroit Chapter of the Google Developers Group (GDG) is a group interested in all things coming out of Mountainview, CA. Our members are users, developers, and enthusiasts located in the metro Detroit area of Michigan. The Detroit GDG meets monthly at the Quicken Loans Headquarters in downtown Detroit, Michigan.


Thurs, July 30 – DTX Launch Detroit

When: 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Where: 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI


dtx launch detroitYou are invited to attend the 2015 DTX Launch Detroit Showcase on Thursday, July 30, featuring the DTX Launch Detroit teams. Launch Detroit’s 10-week summer tech accelerator comes to an end with final presentations from start-up teams comprised of college students and recent grads aspiring to launch technology ventures.


Check-in and networking starts at 4:00 p.m. Welcome and presentations to start promptly at 4:30 p.m. Come network, listen to the presentations and meet the talented teams – you’ll leave inspired. Free admission includes light refreshments.


Thurs, July 30 – MITN July Event – A Night at Gravity Works

When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Where: 1132 N Washington Ave, Lansing, MI


MITNLocal Tech professionals: please join us as we celebrate with our long-time affiliates from Gravity Works Design + Development. Come out and enjoy an evening with us at Gravity Works’ trendy office space in Lansing’s historic Old Town.


At the event: Food and Beverages / Tech-Trivia questions with prize giveaway / Special guests from Gravity Works Design + Development / MITN news, achievements and upcoming events / Meet with Local Tech-Professionals.


Thurs, July 30 – Detroit Badass Ladies Happy Hour (Grand Circus)

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: Beach Bar and Grille Detroit – 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan


grand_circusFor all of our badass ladies, we’re excited to co-host this month with Grand Circus! Grand Circus is a proud downtown Detroit company, and we’re passionate about bridging the gap between Detroiters and the businesses here who want to hire great people. The way we do that is through intensive bootcamps that teach people the skills they need to be extremely valuable to local technology companies. We listen to employers to understand what skills they need, so we only offer bootcamps that have been confirmed by the business community.


In addition to our bootcamps, we’re here for the tech community more broadly. We host 50+ entrepreneurs in our coworking space, put on events and seminars, and have programs at local high schools to teach kids how to code. If you can’t tell already, we love Detroit, its people, and the exciting things that are happening here.


Fri, July 31 – Startup Grind Global Summer Party

When: 4:45 – 6:45 pm | Where: HopCat Detroit – 4265 Woodward AVE, Detroit, MI


startup grindJoin the largest global party on the planet! Grinders from all around the globe are going to be letting off some steam and kicking back!


Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.


Future Tech Events


Thurs, August 20 – IT in the D Casual Networking

When:  5:00 pm | Where: HopCat Detroit – 4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


it in the dCasual Networking Social for Information Technology Professionals in metro Detroit.


IT in The D was started by IT professionals for IT professionals. We didn’t like any other group out there, so we started our own! At our events, you might meet some recruiters, some out of work developers, some sales guys, some network admins, some web guys and some senior level management


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.


September 25 – 27 – Mythicapps 2015

When: Arrive around dinner on Friday | Where: Lansing Center – 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


mythicapps 2015Come and spend the weekend with the City of Lansing’s first hackathon! Hosted at the luxurious Lansing Center, MythicApps will take over the charming downtown of Lansing, Michigan. We’€™ll provide all the tools necessary for a fun, rewarding, and free weekend in the Capital City.
Make friends that will last a lifetime and meet representatives from amazing companies. Chase the dream of building an app that changes the world and learn a brand new skill. Pick the brains of our mentors and try out some new hardware. MythicApps is the place to take the seasoned veteran, or the eager beginner, to the next level.



October 25 – 27 – 2015 Midwest Fall Technology Conference

When: TBA | Where: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center – 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI


2015 midwest fall technology conferenceDuring last year’s conference, almost 700 attendees joined the Midwest Fall Technology Conference (MFTC).  We invite you and your colleagues who are interested in participating in education sessions, learning about new technologies and networking with industry professionals as well as students, join us for this year’s event.