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, October 20 – Bare Metal Rust on Embedded ARM Cortex

When: 6:00 pm | Where: 1250 Stephenson Highway, Suite 200, Troy, MI


Rust DetroitIt was suggested that we do a group project, of sufficient complexity, and work on the various portions of it in an iterative manner.  I think that is a fantastic idea, and would like to kick-off just such a project at this Meetup!


For Software and System Engineers who desire the machine control and speed of C, but have always wished for a way to use Scala’s functional programming paradigms, without the heavy runtime. Real-time meets functional. This is a Rust that Detroit shouldn’t fear. The language of the future is here now.


Tues, October 20 – Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup

When: 6:30 pm | Where: 701 South State St, Ann Arbor, MI


ann arbor new tech meetupCome hang out with 100+ entrepreneurial tech folks, and hear pitches from the following companies. Five presenters this month take the stage for ten minutes each, five minutes to demo and five minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking.


October 20 – October 22 – Gear Expo 2015

When: Times Vary | Where: Cobo Center – 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI


gear expo 2015For three days, the full range of drive technology experts—design, manufacturing, application engineering, gear buyers and manufacturers—network and build relationships that benefit their respective companies.


Gear Expo was recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine as one the 50 fastest-growing shows in 2013.


Thurs, October 22 – Entity Framework with Nathan Brady

When: 5:30 pm | Where: Spud Software – 9478 S Saginaw Rd., Grand Blanc, MI


grand blanc .net user groupNathan Brady, Director of Product Development at Spud Software, will be presenting Entity Framework on Thursday, October 22nd. Entity Framework enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. It eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write.


The Grand Blanc .NET Users Group is for developers working in and around the Microsoft .NET framework. If you are interested in learning more about .NET and related technologies from talented like-minded developers, this group is for you.


Thurs, October 22 – Find Your Dream UX Job (With Managers/Recruiters)

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Where: Cass Cafe – 4620 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI


detroit uxUX is hot! Hot! Hot! Who wouldn’t want to be a UX pro? Join us for a lively panel discussion with local UX recruiters and hiring managers where you can ask your most burning questions about how to find your dream UX job such as:

• What types of UX jobs are available?

• What skills/experience do I need to get a UX job?

• What type of education/training do I need to get a UX job?

• And so on…


Sat, October 24 – Basic CSS with Girl Develop IT

When: 1:00 – 4:00 pm | Where: Detroit Library – 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDIIn our last library workshop we learned some HTML; this time we’ll be delving into CSS! CSS styles our HTML and gives us the power to make our websites beautiful. This hands-on workshop will be beginner-friendly.


Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don’t be shy. Develop it. It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it (aka building sweet websites).


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.



October 27 – October 28 – Transmission & Driveline Technologies Symposium

When: Times Vary | Where: The Inn at St. Johns – 44045 5 Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI


SAE DetroitThe SAE 2015 Transmission and Driveline Symposium is a two-day, content rich program focused on noteworthy developments in transmission and drivetrain systems. Attendees will hear presentations from leading industry experts, and discover evolving transmission technologies.


The 2015 program will explore the following technologies and more:

• Reciprocity Combustion Techniques
• Powertrain Controls
• Modeling and Simulation
• Noise Control
• Fuels, Fluids, and Lubricants
• Axels and Clutches
• Differential Gears
• Drive Shafts
• Launch Devices