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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Mon, October 12 – Wireless Sensors; Changing Industries

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: TechTown – 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI


mobile monday michiganIn this Mobile Monday Detroit program, we will look into the world of sensors – how they have been used for millennia and how the new march toward the Internet of Things (IoT) is rekindling interest in sensor technology. Several modern applications for sensors will be explored and possible future applications will be discussed.


Tues, October 13 – The Business of Being a Product Owner

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


Agile in DetroitThe role of the Product Owner is one of the most important, yet widely misunderstood and abused roles in Agile. If you got twelve “Product Owners” in a room from different organizations it is very likely that their roles and responsibilities are all different, but similar Product Owner anti-patterns will emerge:

• Lack of empowerment to own the product roadmap and the product backlog

• Fulfilling Product Owner and Scrum Master roles at the same time (arrrg)

• Product Ownership by committee


Tues, October 13 – UNIX / Linux Meetup in Farmington Hills

When: 6:30 – 8:45 pm | Where: 32737 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI


linux farmington hillsThe Michigan!/usr/group (or MUG) is one of Michigan’s longest-running UNIX users groups. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and feature a wide variety of UNIX, Linux, and Open Source technologies.


Meetings are free to attend, and all are welcome!


Tues, October 13 – An Intro to Developing for Google Cardboard with Unity

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Quicken Loans – 635 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


CGDG Detroitome join us as we cover the basics of developing in Unity for Google Cardboard. This introduction will cover:

• What is Unity and how to develop 3d apps using it.

• How to develop for Google Cardboard in a Unity project.

• Best practices for developing for Google Cardboard


Thurs, October 15 – IT in the D Casual Networking

When: 5:00 pm | Where: Hamlin Corner – 386 N Main Street, Royal Oak, MI


it in the dSo, you know the drill: No agenda. No speakers. No 30-second commercials. No cover charge. No free lunch. Never. Just networking with IT professionals. Plain and simple.


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…


Thurs, October 15 – New PHP Meetup

When: 6:00 pm | Where: – 21700 Melrose Ave, Southfield, MI


php detroitExchanging ideas, concepts, code discussions, code architecture, best practices, and challenges PHP developers face on a regular basis. We have members from newest beginners to seasoned veterans and everywhere in between.


Thurs, October 15 – Info Exchange – Android Development – Basics

When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Where: TechTown – 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI


bdpaBDPA Detroit Technology Meetup collaborates with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city and the Tri-County area. The doors are wide open for those folks who are passionate about all things digital, technical, and just plain old cool tech. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers will share information in a face-to-face setting.


Thurs, October 15 – IT Executive Forum – A Roundtable for IT Leaders

When: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm | Where: Schoolcraft (VisaTech Center) – 18600 Haggerty Hwy, Livonia, MI


merit miteMerit is pleased to sponsor the Michigan Information Technology Executive Forum, a community of practice for IT executives. The Forum has a unique focus on the educational community within Michigan, and promotes interaction through regular in-person meetings and online discussion.


The MITE Forum is intended as a resource for individuals who have the role of senior information technology executive at educational institutions in Michigan, from K-12 through higher education. Membership is limited to people from Merit Member Organizations.


Future Tech Events


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.