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, November 3 – Meet & Talk Technology

When: 6:30 pm | Where: Pages – 23621 Farmington Rd, Farmington, MI


innovate farmingtonWe will have two to four presenters showing off newer technologies in short presentations. This month: 3D printing and Trello!


The Innovate Farmington meet up is open to everyone interested in the technology and business space (e.g. entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, marketers, students etc.). Our goal is to create a community of interest in tech entrepreneurship by studying the implementation of innovative products and services.


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?


Thurs, November 5 – Business “After 5”

When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Where: Freddy’s Bar & Grill – 40000 Garfield Twp, MI


sterling heights commerceJoin the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber for their business after hours “After 5” on Thursday November 5. Hosted by Freddy’s Bar & Grill (40000 Garfield) Clinton Township. Meet and network and build relationships with fellow entrepreneurs  and buisness professionals in a relaxred, social atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and soft drinks with a cash bar.  Bring plenty of business cards.  Pre-registering appreciated for accommodations. Call (586) 731-5400 ext. 11.


Thurs, November 5 – Girl Develop IT Detroit 3-Year Anniversary Party

When: 6:30 – 9:30 pm | Where: Grand Circus – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


GDITime flies! It’s already time to celebrate 3 amazing years of learning, sharing, and community with Girl Develop It Detroit! More details about the party to come, but expect: refreshments, swag, & fun! 🙂


Over the last 3 years, Girl Develop IT Detroit has:

– Hosted over 100 coding classes and events throughout Metro Detroit

– Grown to over 2,000 amazing members (!!!)

– Partnered with numerous amazing organizations that are working to make tech education accessible to Detroiters of all ages


Sat, November 7 – Code & Coffee

When: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Where: Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Detroit, MI


GDICode & Coffee is a monthly opportunity for you to practice your skills, meet new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems!


All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level, whether or not you’ve attended past Girl Develop It events. If you’re a beginner, we’ll be right there to help you work through your questions as needed.



Future Tech Events


Mon, November 9 – Mobile Web/App Performance Testing & Monitoring

When: 6:00 pm | Where: OU INC Smartzone Business Incubator – Golfview Ln, Rochester, MI


Humans now have an attention span shorter than a goldfish – 8 seconds to be precise. About a decade ago, 6 seconds was the gold standard in application response time, today its between 2 – 3 seconds.


mobile monday michiganWhen it comes to Mobile Apps and Website Performance, it’s getting more critical than ever to pay attention to the way that end-user engagement is impacted by performance. Here are some key stats to look at:

– 86% of the users will delete the slow responding App after using it the first time

– 74% of users will leave the page if it does not load within 5 seconds

– 81% of buyers will pay more for a better experience


Mobile Monday is an international organization that works with local, regional, national and global mobile industry visionaries and developers fostering cooperation and cross-company business development through virtual and live networking events to facilitate idea sharing, best practices development, trends identification, and Mobile Industry growth locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Tues, November 10 – Kart 2 Kart & Networking with SAE

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: 42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI


SAE DetroitGuests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.


The fundamental purpose of SAE Detroit Section is to generate local activities that extend SAE benefits to members in their area. To achieve this, vehicle events are presented each year as well as various technical meetings, tours and social events.


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.



November 16 – November 17 – Automotive Tech.AD Detroit

When: Times Vary | Where: The Henry – 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI


automotive detroitThe annual industry show Automotive Tech.AD Detroit is the leading North American we.CONECT forum on Autonomous Driving. With a combination of inspirational expert keynotes and well moderated, interactive world café sessions, private discussion rounds and networking sessions you enter a whole new conference experience – value-added guaranteed.


Join the conversations in over 2 days of knowledge exchange, evaluate latest trends and tasks in vehicle automation and ensure your share in the growing and promising market around the US.