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, August 10 – Tech Talent South Meet & Greet

When: 5:00 pm | Where: Alto 211 – 211 N Ervay, Dallas, TX


tech talent southDrop in, grab a drink, and meet the Tech Talent South staff to learn more about our Summer[masked]-week Code Immersion Program. Betsy Idilbi (co-founder) will be joining to answer any special questions you may have! Dive into Ruby on Rails, Domain Modeling, HTTP and “RESTful” design, HTML/CSS, Javascript, and Understanding and Utilizing APIs in our tech bootcamps!


We will be on the 10th floor! There are parking lots on Pacific & St. Paul street. The DART is also available about a block away. 🙂 Hope to see you there!


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 – Network After Work @ Reservoir

When: 6:00 -9:00 pm | Where: 1001 Foch Street, Fort Worth, TX


Network-After-WorkJoin Network After Work on Tuesday August 11th at Reservoir (1001 Foch St) from 6-9pm. Network After Work is comprised of nearly one million like-minded professionals from around the country.  Network with attendees from all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network and creating new business opportunities. Events take place monthly which allows guests a chance to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Upon entering, guests will receive a name tag color-coded by industry which allows for easy navigation.


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


Wed, August 12 – GeekMeet Dallas Happy Hour @ The Londoner

When: 5:00 – 7:30 pm | Where: 14930 Midway Rd, Addison, TX


geekmeet dallasJoin GeekMeet Dallas for our August Happy Hour hosted at The Londoner in Addison. The Londoner has Happy Hour pricing is $2.75 Domestic Bottles, $3 Wells, $1 Off everything else.


GeekMeet is a technology networking forum. We put on happy hours, speaker events and other technology related events for the IT professional. Our events are throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.


Wed, August 12 – Richardson Chamber Early Event

When: 7:15 – 8:30 am | Where: Hilton Garden – 1001 President George Bush TPKE, 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!


Thurs, August 13 – Intro to C# v6.0 and Visual Studio 2015 – Tim Rayburn

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Microsoft Campus – 7000 State Highway 161, Irving, TX


dallas .net user groupNow that we have a released version of Visual Studio 2015, and .NET Framework 4.6, come spend some time learning about what the latest changes in the C# programming language enable you to do that you’ve never done before.  This will be a code-centric talk giving you concrete examples of how to use all of the language features, and how those can affect your choices for object design.


The Dallas .NET Users Group is dedicated to providing a forum for area technologists to discuss and present enterprise solutions utilizing .NET technologies as well as creating a community to promote the success and communication of its members.


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.