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, August 4 – Dallas Ruby Brigade Monthly Meetup

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Improving enterprises – 16633 Dallas Pkwy Ste 100, Addison, TX


dallas rubyThe Dallas Ruby Brigade has been around since early 2006. We meet every Tuesday evening to present, hack, teach, or learn about the Ruby programming language.  There is always food. Sometimes there is beer. All are welcome!


Tues, August 4 – #BigDOCC! Talk tech, startups, and digital lifestyle

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


bigdoccJoin 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!


BOCC, started by Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group, has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, The New York Times, and was filmed by NKH Japan for a special segment on entrepreneurship. It’s been the catalyst for startups, and hundreds of business relationship over the years.


Wed, August 5 – Richardson Early Net

When: 7:15 – 8:30 am | Where: 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, TX


richardson chamberEarly 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!


Wed, August 5 – Sourcing Moneyball Presentation (Jim Schnyder)

When: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Where: Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX


dfwtrnJim is a two-time winner of the “SourceCon Grandmaster” title (Global Sourcing competition). He will be sharing strategies on how PepsiCo has leveraged Avature for unique candidate engagement, predictive historical analytics, talent mapping and lead generation.


Learn a low cost but powerful strategy on how to let the data and the stats help predict your targeted outreach and sourcing for the future. Bring high potential candidates to the finish line, reducing agency spend and overall time to fill. Game on!


Thurs, August 6 – Dallas Business Networking Event for August, 2015

When: 7:30 – 9:30 am | Where: Marriott Hotel – 14901 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX


tipclubJoin us on Thursday morning, August 6, for our BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT that will make you new connections, grow your business, and learn of new ideas and technologies on how to effectively network in Greater Dallas, Texas. Our events often generate hundreds of business opportunities and there is no cost to attend.


TipClub is a business utility that connects and strengthens business relationships.  Launched in 1999, the website lists over 50,000 business opportunities and has proven to be an invaluable tool to thousands of successful business people


Tues, August 11 – YP Membership Drive at TopGolf

When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Where: TopGolf – 8787 Park Lane, Bldg 1, Dallas, TX


dallas regional chamberIs your Networking up to Par? Join YP at Top Golf on Tuesday, August 11, for a fun-filled happy hour event. We don’t rest on our laurels  – but if last year’s TopGolf event is any indication of this year’s success, it’s bound to be a good time with a great attendee turnout. Don’t miss out on this networking opportunity to meet new contacts and reconnect with old ones. We will have a TopGolf pro on hand to provide tips on perfecting your swing and making the long drive, as well as complimentary appetizers, games and more. A cash bar will be available. This event sold out last year, so register today!


Tues, August 11 – Accelerating HR’s Business Value

When: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm | Where: Doubletree Hotel – 1981 North Central Expy, Richardson, TX


dallashrJoin us as Dan Sessa, Chief Human Resources Officer, shares best practices on three top HR priorities at Lennox International Inc. (LII) and how strategies implemented by HR impact organizational goals and business strategies.


Talent Management Excellence – key initiatives to attract, develop, assess and engage talent.

HR Business Partner Effectiveness – key HR competencies instilled in HR team members, including importance of role and approach HR development at LII.

Aspire to Make LII a Great Place to Work – one of LII’s key business priorities, Dan will define what it means for LII to be a “great place to work” and what HR is doing to help realize this goal. This section will include a deeper dive on (1) employee development, including the tools and resources LII has put in place to help LII employees grow their careers and reach their full potential, and (2) employee engagement, including global employee survey efforts


Future Events to look forward to


August 26 – 27 – The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

When: 6:30 – 9:30 pm | Where: Dallas, Texas


cvocCVOC began in 2010 with the goal of bringing together thought leaders from all segments of the trucking industry to share real-world insights on the state of the industry while discussing what steps to take in order to survive and thrive in the current and future markets.


This event provides valuable information on how members of the trucking industry are tackling its toughest problems while also sharing insight into the future of truck technology. Additionally, CVOC provides opportunities to network with industry veterans and share experiences that will help your business excel in the current year and beyond.


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.