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.


Tues, August 4 – F# Lighting Talks

When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Where: GalaxE.Soultions – 1001 Woodward Ave, 3rd Floor, Detroit, MI


detroit f# user groupCome join the Detroit F# User Group for a Lightning Talks session featuring Paul Blasucci (Quicken Loans), Jim Nardecchia (Quicken Loans), and Matt Hawkins (GalaxE Solutions)! We will be discussing real world F#, amongst other progressive topics! More to come soon, book your calendar!


Anyone interested in learning F# or Functional Programming is welcome to join us.


Thurs, August 6 – An espresso machine joins the Internet of Things

When: 6:30 pm | Where: Detroit Labs – 520 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


Detroit RubyThese days the Internet of Things is all the rage. With cheap Wi-Fi boards like the ones from, it’s getting easier to prototype a web-connected gadget. I’ll talk about how I modified my Silvia espresso machine to control the temperature precisely and used a Ruby web app to monitor and tune the controller. Speaker.


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.


Mon, August 10 – App Demo Event

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: TechTown Detroit – 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI


mobile monday detroitMobile Monday Detroit is providing an opportunity for 6 individual mobile app developers or mobile app development firms to showcase the great work they’ve done! Each presenter will have 10 minutes to showcase their app to our audience; all presentations will include answering MoMoDetroit provided questions that will help our audience gain a clear understanding about your app, what it does, why you developed it, and how well it’s working for those who use it.


Mobile Monday Detroit is a chapter of Mobile Monday Michigan which executes on Mobile Monday International objectives by delivering a balanced approach of business and technical content. We will look to the Michigan business community for this content, as well as beyond our State in order to make certain the Michigan community is made aware of developments taking place outside our area that can aid their business.


Mon, August 10 – An evening with Vinli’s CEO, Mark Haidar (Connected Car Det)

When: 6:30 pm | Where: 2000 Brush St, Suite 201, Detroit, MI


connected car detroitVinli is developing cutting edge technologies in the connected car space that will transform the industry and spawn a variety of innovations in urban mobility. After a short presentation we’ll open up the floor to questions from the audience.


This group is all about the future of urban mobility, transportation and the connected car. If you love cars (connected ones, autonomous ones, electric ones or even shared ones) this is the group for you. We are a group of tech and car enthusiasts who come together to share the biggest and brightest ideas and companies in the space.


Tues, August 11 – The Future of Law – Leveraging Innovation & Technology

When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Where: Orlans Assoicates PC – 1650 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI


detroit legal innovationThis group aims to bring together Michiganders interested in legal innovation, how technology can be used to improve legal services/access to justice, and legal startups. We are open to lawyers, judges, business people, coders, web developers, academics, and anyone curious about legal technology and innovation.


Our goals include tackling current issues with the legal system, promoting the creation of legal technology solutions, and building community across disciplines. Detroit has always been home to innovative thinkers. It is time to apply that tradition to law!


Tues, August 11 – How to Build a Website – HTML & CSS (2-day workshop)

When: 6:00 – 10:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus – 570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDIWant to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own Tumblr/WordPress/etc. site, but want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program, but want to start small? This class is for you!


We will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS, give you some readily-applicable skills, and answer any questions you may have along the way.


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.