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 26 – Michigan Agile Enthusiast Group

When: 6:00 pm | Where: Bastone Brewery – 419 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI


michigan agileThis group is all about creating a community of trust to grow, promote, and improve agile software development in the State of Michigan.

• Half-Hour Mingle/Networking

• Attendee Self-Introductions

• Food & Drinks

• Lightning Talks

• Discussion/Presentation from the Backlog


October 26 – 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.


Tues, October 27 – ThermoAnalytics UGM 2015

When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Where: Sheraton – 21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI


ThermoAnalytics UGMThermoAnalytics’ 2015 North American User Group Meeting is our premier customer driven event.  By the very nature of its format, it is designed to encourage simulation creativity and inspire users to understand what is possible with TAITherm and MuSES.  Attending this free event will give customers direct access to our users (from basic to advanced), and offers an opportunity to learn from peers in related fields.


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


Wed, October 28 – Huge: Detroit – Let’s Hang

When: 7:00 pm | Where: Wright & Co – 1500 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


HUGEHuge is a digital design, technology, and marketing agency full of people who care deeply about the things we make. We’re opening an office in Detroit and want to meet the locals. Come hang out with people from our experience design, strategy, and client teams. We’re buying! (And hiring)


As the industry’s first user-centric design agency, Huge has always been guided by a relentless focus on designing for user needs. Based in Brooklyn, we have offices around the world, and Detroit will be our newest. Huge Detroit will host happy hours and events for creatives in the city.


Thurs, October 28 – AngularJS – Lightning Talks & Ping Pong

When: 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Ambassador – 301 W 4th Street, Suite 301, Royal Oak, MI


ng - detroitA group for AngularJS developers.

• 7:00-7:30 Mingle

• 7:30-7:40 Huddle

• 7:40-8 Lightning talks

• 8-8:30 Activity – Ping pong ranking app

• 8:30-9 Keynote/talks – migrating from 1 to 2


Thurs, October 29 – Women’s Resume & LinkedIn Workshop

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


grand_circusWith the guidance and expertise of women professionals, we’ll spend the night revising each others resumes, reviewing LinkedIn profiles and discussing how to use social media professionally. We’ll also have an informal discussion about entry level tech careers and how different folks have made that career transition.


Grand Circus is a proud downtown Detroit company, and we’re passionate about bridging the gap between Detroiters and the businesses here who want to hire great people. The way we do that is through intensive bootcamps that teach people the skills they need to be extremely valuable to local technology companies.



Future Tech Events


November 4 – November 5 – North American modeFRONTIER Users Meeting

When: 9:00 am start | Where: Sheraton – 21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI


um15The gathering of enthusiasts modeFRONTIER Provides a unique forum for sharing knowledge and learning about the latest applications, methods and techniques used to advance product innovation through simulation and design optimization.


Every two years, the event hosts Opinions more than 100 attendees and 10 speakers presenting cases from important industrial companies such as Ford, Toyota, Bombardier, MMI Engineering, AES and Whirlpool


November 4 – November 5 – DASH Conference

When: 1:00 pm start | Where: Westin Detroit Metro Airport – 2501 Worldgateway Pl, Detroit, MI


DASH conference 2015When was the last time you had an opportunity to sit down with broadcasters, car companies, automotive suppliers, streaming radio providers, advertising agencies, aftermarket suppliers, and car dealers to think about how today’s rapidly evolving automotive platforms impact your business?


DASH is a can’t-miss opportunity to get informed and brainstorm with a diverse group of colleagues about the issues that matter: What are consumers actually doing with these new systems? What’s coming next? How do our business models need to change?


November 11 – November 13 – Autonomous Trucks 2015

When: Times Vary | Where: Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront, Detroit, MI


autonomous trucksIn an environment of growing safety concerns, decreasing driver resources, increasing infrastructure congestion, and rising costs, it has become more important than ever that the commercial vehicle industry find new ways to innovate


While the autonomous truck has been defined as the way forward to achieve these outcomes, the technology is still far from flawless and not ready for full implementation. There are a variety of critical challenges ranging from software capabilities to hardware competencies and onto strategic planning inhibitors preventing this technology from complete adoption.


Sat, November 14 – DetroitDevDay

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


detroitdevday 2015DetroitDevDay is a chance to sharpen your saw as a software developer. It’s a chance to take a day away from the daily work of creating code to hear about ways to build software that’s better, more reliable and generally something you can be proud to give to your customer.


We’re not really trying to help with soft skills. That’s not because soft skills are not important (they are very important); it’s because there are already excellent conferences around that are aimed at helping people to improve their soft skills.