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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September 22 – 26 – Detroit Design Festival

When: Times Vary | Where: Locations Vary


detroit design festivalThe Detroit Design Festival is North America’s festival of independent design. With over 500 designers, 25,000 attendees and 30 Design Happenings, the DDF is our time to celebrate Detroit’s role as a global center of design and creativity. Concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor and various neighborhoods throughout the city, events and installations will showcase Detroit’s cutting-edge design with the rest of the world.


Thurs, September 24 – No Data Left Behind – Sharepoint 2013 Migration

When: 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Where: Microsoft – 1000 Town Center, Southfield, MI – 19th floor


CDHSharePoint 2016 is set to be released mid-year next year. Are you ready? Learn why migrating to SharePoint 2013 will make future migrations easier. Join SharePoint consultant Julie Boudro as she delves into:

•Cleaning house, a review of your existing environment

•Packing up, collecting all customizations

•On the move…to SharePoint 2013


Thurs, September 24 – TechMash Detroit

When: 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Where: C/D/H Detroit – 1500 Woodward Avenue – Suite 400, Detroit, MI


CDHWhat happens when you bring technology & Michigan beers together? You have a TechMash! Join C/D/H on September 24, 2015 at the C/D/H Detroit office, for a special extended TechMash from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Enjoy a great local brew and mingle with like-minded industry peers who are facing the same dynamic challenges that you do.


Thurs, September 24 – Google Developers Group – AngularJS Trick or Treat

When: 6:45 pm | Where: Quicken Loans – 635 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDG DetroitInterested in AngularJS? Join the Detroit Google Developers Group as we learn the basics of AngularJS led by Aady Sridhar. In this discussion, Aady will cover:

The basics of AngularJS and how an AngularJS app works

• AngularJS basic terminologies

• How to setup a simple AngularJS app

• Angular back bone(Angular Routing, Directives, Services and Filters)

• Simple real world application examples including:

• Fetching data from server side

• Sorting and Filtering of tables

• Building Custom Filters Built in Angular

• Filters and their usage in real work applications


Fri, September 25 – Startup Grind Hosts Matt Miller (Sequoia)

When:  5:00 pm | Where: Bamboo Detroit – 1442 Brush Street, Detroit, MI


detroit lean startup circleOne of the biggest VCs in the Valley is coming to Detroit to network with you.


Matt Miller is a partner at Sequoia focused on enterprise technology. He works with Sequoia’s investments in Docker, Bit9 + Carbon Black, Hirevue, Skyhigh Networks, Nimble Storage and Barracuda Networks. Prior to joining Sequoia in 2012, Matt worked at Goldman Sachs, where he launched the firm’s investment banking efforts in cloud computing.



Future Tech Events


Wed, September 30 – MICHauto Summit

When: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Where: Cobo Center – 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI


MICHautoJoin some of the automotive industry’s foremost thinkers and leaders at the 2015 MICHauto Summit, Sept. 30. Building off the theme “The Connected Culture,” the Summit will focus on how Michigan can leverage its automotive heritage to lead the research, design and manufacturing of next-generation mobility technology.


Thurs, October 8 – TEDx Detroit

When: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm | Where: Fox Theatre – 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


tedx detroitThe area’s leading creators, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, geeks, designers, scientists, leaders, thinkers and doers will gather Thursday, October 8th at the Historic Fox Theatre to share what they are most passionate about – positive ideas for the world from Detroit.



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.