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.


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Tues, August 25 – TechShop Detroit – CNC Meetup

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: TechShop Detroit – 800 Republic , Allen Park, MI


techshopThis group was created to get together local CAD / CAM / CNC enthusiasts for learning, sharing ideas, and keeping up with what’s new. Chat about G-code, speeds and feeds, software successes, and more. All attendees are encouraged to bring projects, photos and friends.


TechShop is a playground for creativity. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software.


Wed, August 26 – Town Pump Happy Hour (Tech + Other Professionals)

When: 5:45 – 8:45 pm | Where: Town Pump – 100 West Montcalm, Detroit, MI


downtown detroit prosThis group is for young professionals in their 20s or 30s (or aspiring young professionals) who live or work in Downtown Detroit. The group meets every other Wednesday for a Happy Hour at a different downtown bar. This group is not just for cheap drinks, it’s to meet new people, make new friends, network, and most importantly, make Wednesdays less crappy.


Wed, August 26 – Network like A Pro with IT in the D

When: 4:00 pm | Where: 210 South Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI


detroit regional chamberHear from David Phillips and Bob Waltenspiel, co-founders of IT in the D, as they share tips and tricks for effective networking. Following the program, put your knowledge to the test by connecting with fellow attendees.


The Detroit Regional Chamber can put you in touch with business leaders and community influencers, providing greater access to resources and referrals and building stronger business relationships



Wed, August 26 – Personas, Usability Testing, and More! Oh, My!

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: GM Renaissance Center – 200 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI


detroit uxAt our August event, we’re excited to have two of our own Detroit User Experience members sharing their work experiences with personas and usability testing. Each presentation is approximately 20 minutes long, and offers tips and insights you can use in your own projects. We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A.


Detroit User Experience (DUX) is for local people working in a UX-related profession or who would like to know more about it.  Our aim is to build a community of like-minded professionals with plenty of opportunities to network, share ideas, and learn from one another.


Thurs, August 27 – Getting started with Python on BeagleBone Black

When:  7:00 pm | Where: i3 Detroit – 1481 Wordsworth St, Ferndale, MI


beaglebone users groupWe’ll be doing a quick introduction to Python and a small bit of I/O. This will be to make sure we have enough Python background to get started on vision stuff with Python in our next meet-up.


This group is for getting together to learn how to build and connect with electronics, especially BeagleBone, and support each other in teaching others. All skill levels are welcome—an interest in making things and sharing how to make things is all that is required.


Fri, August 28 – Bamboo Detroit – Bambooze at the Beach

When: 4:45 – 6:45 pm | Where: Campus Martius Park – 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


bamboo detroitWe’re celebrating life’s little victories every month at our Bambooze happy hour. Get out and network with Detroit’s creatives and entrepreneurs. Meet us at Campus Martius Park at the beach. If it rains, we move inside the Fountain Bistro.


What was once an old German print shop has been revitalized to house tech startups, designers, nonprofits, freelancers and Detroit based businesses. Our historic building is now a collaborative office and event space just blocks away from Campus Martius, Greektown, and Ford Field. We are located at 1442 Brush street, on Floor 2.


Mon, August 31 – Startup Grind Detroit Hosts Romy Gringras (Gringas Global)

When: 6:30 – 9:30 pm | Where: Bamboo Detroit – 1442 Brush Street, Detroit, MI


startup grindRomy is the Managing Partner of Gingras Global, LLC and Gingras Global Groups, L3C. Both companies focus on sustainability and standards for social enterprise and impact investing. Gingras Global is based in Michigan serving a local and global clientele. Romy is a published author on social enterprise and frequent guest speaker. Her blog TheBonfiresLady continues to gather followers due to her unique perspective from the field.


Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.


Future Tech Events


Thurs, September 10 – Build IT Together

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Where: Bamboo Detroit – 1442 Brush street (Floor 2), Detroit, MI


NewmindBuild IT Together seeks to foster and strengthen the network of IT and business leaders in Michigan, through the organization of events, meetups, discussion panels, and online conversation. Establishing these connections is critical, especially for small and medium-sized businesses, to share knowledge and grow.


Build IT Together seeks and vets panelists who represent innovative IT thinking and IT leadership from a range of industries and sectors. Expect to come away from the event with a more rounded perspective on IT practices that are making waves today, and insight that has helped local organizations excel in IT. Compare methodology and toolsets being used by your Michigan peers, to start you toward a more effective and forward-thinking IT practice within your organization.



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.