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, September 1 – A2 BrewTech Drinkup (Dominick’s Edition)

When: 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Where: Dominick’s – 812 Monroe St, Ann Arbor, MI


ann arbor new tech meetupEveryone needs some time to relax and have a couple beers — especially entrepreneurs! Between the A2 New Tech events, we will sometimes host A2 Startup Drinks, AKA “A2 Brewtech Drinkup” events. Come talk startups and entrepreneurship, have some beers, and make new friends!


The Ann Arbor New Tech meetup welcomes members from any school, sector, or industry function (e.g. entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, lawyers, marketers, students, bloggers, etc.) interested in local high-tech startups.


Tues, September 1 – Innovate Farmingtion – Meet & Talk Technology

When: 6:30 pm | Where: Grand Cafe – 32821 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI


innovate farmingtonA chance to explore the WHAT iF! of newer technologies, apps and businesses for those intrigued by what is coming next. This group will hear presentations by local entrepreneurs and inventors deploying newer technologies. Presenters will share business technologies, tools and models which will change the landscape.


The Innovate Farmington meet up is open to everyone interested in the technology and business space (e.g. entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, marketers, students etc.). Our goal is to create a community of interest in tech entrepreneurship by studying the implementation of innovative products and services.


Tues, September 1 – Java at the Junction – Protecting your Brand

When: 8:30 – 10:00 am | Where: TechTown Detroit – 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI


techtownJava @ the Junction! Join us for our monthly morning conversations. Each time, we’ll be chatting about a different topic relating to the start-up community, led by a rotating expert speaker.


In September, we will be hosting Erin Bonahoom, partner at Sadek Bonahoom Legal. The session will be about protecting your brand and business ideas and what it all means: copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, and patent rights, including what falls under which category and how you go about protecting the process for ensuring that your brand, work and ideas is protected.


Wed, September 2 – D-NewTech @ Bizdom Detroit

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Bizdom – 1528 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


D new techOne awesome guest speaker and then four startup creators this month take the stage for ten minutes each, five minutes to pitch and five minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking.


The D-NewTech (DNT) is an organization that provides resources and networking opportunities for the Detroit and SE Michigan startup community. DNT host monthly meetup events that encourages and highlights the entrepreneurship startups in the region.


Wed, September 2 – Coding Bootcamp Open House

When:  5:30 – 7:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus Detroit – 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


grand_circusGrand Circus trains people to be developers in our immersive, full-time bootcamps. Are you interested in becoming a developer, but have some questions about the industry here in metro Detroit and the bootcamp training model?


Our Bootcamp Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about our bootcamps. We’ll talk:
– Difference between ourFront-End (JavaScript), Enterprise (.NET) Java an Part-Time Bootcamps
– Curriculum and instruction
– Financing and Scholarships
– Day in the Life of a Student


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.


Thurs, September 17 – IT in the D Pink Slip Party

When: 5:00 pm | Where: Majestic Theatre Center – 4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


it in the dIf you’re not familiar with our Pink Slip Party events…you should be. They’re on a whole different level from our casual networking social events. Our PSP events see as many as a thousand people show up, including over a hundred and fifty recruiters, tons of people specifically looking for jobs, and a whole bunch of folks just looking to meet people in the industry and extend their professional networks.


We’re not saying you have to be here, but we’re definitely saying these are the best opportunities you’ll have to meet the people who will help you move your career forward…maybe not today, maybe not even tomorrow…but they’re the ones you want to turn to when it matters.


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.