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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Monday, September 28 – How is Business Maximizing the Benefits of Apps?

When: 7:00 pm | Where: 325 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI (Above Barnes & Noble)


mobile monday michiganThere’s been a lot of conversation and articles written lately about the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT); what it is, when will it take hold, how will it impact our lives, etc.


However, there is a another conversation starting to gain momentum as well, ‘How will the Internet of Things impact the enterprise organization – or will it?’. With an estimated 50 – 70 billion connected devices globally expected by 2020, its a conversation well worth having!


Tues, September 29 – Future Proofing Detroit with Rocket Fiber

When: 5:30 pm | Where: 1442 Brush Street, Detroit, MI


detroit lean startup circleIf we think of the city as a platform, how can we make sure Detroit is ready for the next 25 or 50 years and beyond? What changes should happen in the world of technology and city infrastructure? We want to hear your thoughts ideas at this upcoming discussion.


Wed, September 30 – 2015 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 leaders and thinkers at Michigan’s automotive and mobility industry statewide event, the 2015 MICHauto Summit.


Building off the theme “The Connected Culture: Shaping Michigan’s Automotive and Mobility Future,” the Summit will focus on how Michigan is positioning itself as the center for advanced mobility and connected vehicle technology.


Wed, September 30 – Troy Tableau; Map Your Data!

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: RIIS – 1250 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 200, Troy, MI


tableauIn our first meetup we will be learning how to use Tableau Software to map data to geographic locations. Topics will include:

–batch geocoding

–custom image mapping

–leveraging Tableau’s inherent map options


Thurs, October 1 – Jamie Wright – Off the Rails with Lotus

When:  6:30 pm | Where: Detroit Labs – 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


Detroit RubyIf you are building a web application with Ruby, you don’t always have to turn to Rails. Rails is still prevalent but it’s heavy with lots of hidden complexities and monkey patching.


Lotus is a fresh take on building web applications. It is made up of many libraries that can stand on their own. With Lotus, you can have a nice web framework and fast tests since it’s made up of loads of lightweight objects


October 3 – October 4 – How to Build a Website: HTML & CSS for Beginners

When:  1:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDIWant to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own Tumblr/WordPress/etc. site, but want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program, but want to start small? This class is for you!


We will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS, give you some readily-applicable skills, and answer any questions you may have along the way.


Mon, October 5 – Domino’s AnyWare

When:  6:30 pm | Where: 123 North Ashley St (suite 9), Ann Arbor, MI


mobile monday ann arborDomino’s has been recognized as an innovator when it comes to digital ordering and the Domino’s AnyWare suite of technology is the latest result of that innovation. Come learn about what working at Domino’s is like and the architecture and coding challenges around implementing a manageable mobile platform to support wide ranging technologies like voice ordering, smart watches and TVs.


Future Tech Events


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.