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 18 – One Year of Craftsman Guild

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


craftsman guild DetroitBack by popular demand! We’re going to take the entire night to practice our software development skills by practicing test-driven development in pairs. This is a different sort of event. It is hands-on so bring a laptop (more details below in the “What to Bring” section) and a healthy bit of curiosity.


Our goal is create a technology-agnostic user group for local Detroit software professionals who want to stay current in an industry in which there’s no way to stay totally current. The current plan is to have a healthy mix of hard and soft talks (tech vs. dev practices) as well as hands-on coding events from time to time.


Tues, August 18 – Girl Develop IT – Intro to JavaScript

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


GDIJavaScript is the language of interactivity on the web. If you want to learn programming, JavaScript is a pretty good place to start! Over the course of this session we will explore the basics of programming in JavaScript, then learn some of the wide variety of modern, dynamic, and fun things you can do with it!


Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don’t be shy. Develop it. It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today’s budding developer community is up to 91% male. Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it (aka building sweet websites).


Wed, August 19 – Introduction to Async/Await on ASP.NET

When: 6:00 pm | Where: 1000 Town Center Dr., Suite 1930, Southfield, MI


great lakes area .net user groupAsync/await is one of the most celebrated language improvements in modern times, but does it have a place in server-side code? The answer is most definitely “yes,” and this talk will explore using async and await on the server.


Topics of discussion will focus on .Net development and related subjects. We are dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of the Microsoft .NET development tools and methods in the development community.


Thurs, August 20 – Monthly Detroit Bitcoin Meetup

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Detroit Beer Co – 1529 Broadway St., Detroit, MI


Michigan BitcoinersWelcome bitcoin enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and newcomers to the monthly “Detroit Bitcoin Meetup”. These meetups will be hosted at the Detroit Beer Co downtown Detroit. Come out to learn, network and discuss the latest developments in bitcoin and other blockchain technologies both locally and globally.


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.


Future Tech Events


Thurs, September 17 – TECHknowledgey 2015

When: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Where: New Horizons – 14115 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI 48154


techknowledgey 2015New Horizons, along with a variety of technical partners, is once again celebrating the quickly changing landscape of Information Technology, and you are invited!


Join us on Thursday, September 17th for TECHknowledgey 2015, a FREE technology expo that will introduce you to the very latest tools, products, and strategies that Modern IT Departments are using today, and what trends we can expect to see in the months ahead.


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.