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, 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.


Tues, November 10 – 2015 OESA Annual Conference

When: 8:00 am start | Where: COBO Center, Detroit, MI


OESAThe 2015 OESA Annual Conference, “Are You Driving… Being Driven?” is Nov. 10, 2015, at COBO Center, Detroit, Mich. The agenda for this year’s supplier-centric event will explore what’s driving tomorrow’s automotive industry and the role OE suppliers will play in the new landscape. More than 700 executives are expected to attend. CLICK HERE for the current roster of registrants.


Wed, November 11 – Ann Arbor .NET – See Like the Predator by Hacking

When: 6:30 pm | Where: The Forge – 301 E. Liberty St. Suite 700, Ann Arbor, MI


ann arbor .net developersJust a few years ago, Thermal camera would cost 5-10 thousand dollars. Now for only $199, you can get one for your smartphone from Seek Thermal. In this session, see what you can do this camera. Using C#, you will be shown how to ‘Hack’ the camera so you can get the images on your PC, and perform your own image filters.


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.


Thurs, November 12 – World Usability Day Detroit 2015

When: 6:00 – 8:30 pm | Where: Renaissance Center – 200 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI


detroit uxJoin us for World Usability Day, an annual event held around the world the second Thursday of November. It’s an inclusive event, bringing people together to learn about and discuss how usability affects our daily lives in the services and products we use.


This year’s theme for World Usability Day is innovation. Innovation in user experience means that people can do what they need and want to – with products, services, and technology that enhance their experience.


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.



Sat, November 14 – Girl Develop IT – Intro to JavaScript

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


GDIJavaScript is the language of interactivity on the web. If you want to learn programming, JavaScript is a pretty good place to start!


Over the course of this session we will explore the basics of programming in JavaScript, then learn some of the wide variety of modern, dynamic, and fun things you can do with it!



Future Tech Events


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.


Wed, November 18 – Women in STEM: Speed Networking

When: 6:30 pm | Where: Bamboo Detroit, Detroit MI


women risingAre you a woman in a Science, Technology,Engineering, or Math field? Do you support STEM educational opportunities to empower young women? If so you need to be at this event! You have heard of Speed Dating but what about speed networking? You will be at a table with four other women for ten minutes while you introduce yourself and share your interests. You can exchange business cards and contact information. We will provide questions too keep the conversation going. You are guaranteed to meet people! No sitting around akwardly if you don’t like to walk up to a group of people! There will also be a presentation from STEM Girl Social Network and Women’s Rising to see how you can get involved with these important inititiaves. See how you can get involved  with brining science and technology education to girls in the Detroit area.