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 16 – ESD Engineering & Technology Job Fair

When: 2:00 – 7:00 pm | Where: Suburban Collection Showplace – 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI


esdWhether you’re a seasoned professional, a recent graduate or an in-between careers job seeker, you’ll find your next position at The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Engineering and Technology Job Fair.  The ESD job fair is your best opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from leading engineering and technology companies.


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.


Tues, November 17 – Intro to IOS Programming & Some Live TDD

When: 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Grand Circus Detroit – 1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI


craftsman guild DetroitIt seems like every month, Apple’s releasing a new platform, device, language, or compiler. We’re up to four platforms—OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS—and billions of devices sold worldwide. These platforms all build on 30+ years of technology dating back to NeXTSTEP, of all things. In this talk, let’s take a tour of what it takes to build apps for these platforms, how to share your code between them, and what benefits and tradeoffs there are in each of these platforms.


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.


Thurs, November 19 – Intro to Drupal with Michigan Drupal

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


GDIWe’re teaming up with the Michigan Drupal group to bring you an introductory training in Drupal! Drupal is the CMS behind some huge websites, including,, and more. We’ll be learning the basics with Hillary Lewandowski of Commercial Progression.


Thurs, November 19 – Crain’s 2015 40 Under 40s

When: 5:00 – 9:00 pm | Where: Marriott Renaissance Center – 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI


CrainsDetroitBizSince 1991, Crain’s has gathered 40 of the community’s overachievers for a special salute. The winners have started companies, found success at a young age, established businesses and made nonprofits stronger. The event will bring together the current class at the Marriott Renaissance Center along with colleagues, clients, family and friends to celebrate this achievement.


Thurs, November 19 – IT in the D Casual Networking Event

When: 5:00 pm | Where: BlackFinn Restaurant – 530 South Main St., Royal Oak, MI


it in the dCasual Networking Social for Information Technology Professionals in metro Detroit – So, 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