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A tech news blog for the growing Ann Arbor-Detroit tech scene
Hosts events in and around Ann Arbor, from the highly facilitated Engage Over Coffee event to get you out of your normal routine, to Speed Connecting, and Engage Pop Ups.
A group of programmers who meet up to talk about anything related to programming, with an emphasis on TDD and clean code.
If you’re a pro at coding or you’re just getting started, CoffeeHouseCoders is a great way to hang out with people sharpening their programming skills. The hosts are super-friendly and if you’re stuck on a coding problem you’re bound to find someone who can help you out.
CHC is a language-agnostic coding group. They meet every other week in Espresso Royale on State St.
The "GDG-A2" is an Ann Arbor based Google ecosystem development group.
Group for sharing local Python-related information.
Group for learning/discussing programming in the LAMP stack.
Networking/education group for WordPress.
Drupal skill-sharing group.
Dedicated to the advancement and education of people interested in working in the Hadoop cloud environment.
Informal organization of Unix system and internetwork administrator.
Gathering place for persons interested in Linux.
Day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design.
A group that talks about Ruby, Rails, and other webby stuff.
Group that focuses primarily on .NET/C#, but also covers related topics.
Mac/iPhone Cocoa group.
Group with the goal to empower and assist women interested in getting into and advancing in the tech industry.
Group for learning scala.
Open to all levels of R programmers to share tips, training, insights, and applications.
Open group of Drupal users in Ann Arbor.
Hub for Magento users and web developers interested in eCommerce to network and collaborate.
A group for anyone interested in C++ development.
Informal perl interest group.
Society of software developers from across Michigan who have come together to share their expertise and knowledge.
Group for mobile app, game, and internet of things developers working on their own projects.
Weekly (sometimes more) pop-up co-working space at Espresso Royale
A group for amateurs, academics, and professionals currently exploring various data ecosystems. Primarily focused on how Python data tools can be used in innovative ways but also maintain a healthy interest in leveraging tools based in other languages such as R, Java/Scala, Rust, and Julia.
Group of people interested in Functional Programming, including languages like Haskell, Scala, F#, Erlang, LISP, Ocaml, Scheme, and more.
Meetup is for those interested in learning and sharing stories on how to scale their Agile implementations using the Scaled Agile Framework.
An open community whose mission is to connect people who love writing Python code.
Angular news and knowledge-sharing meetup.
The group for Michiganders in and around Ann Arbor to get together and talk about Vue.js.
Member-based workshop (requires a fee) for small businesses, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, skilled workers, artists, makers, and hobbyists.
Maker Works has a cornucopia of tools available to members for working with wood, crafts, metal, and circuits. The staff and members are very friendly! They teach tool safety and basic usage classes for the public. Tours are free, and you have to see their 10,000+ sq ft space to believe it.
Group for people who are interested in and make things using technology, whether that's a metal-cutting lathe or a Python script.
"AHA!" is a membership-based (requires a fee) maker space with open access (public) hours Thursday - Sunday, 2pm to 10pm.
Makers gather here at the AHA! Shop. We take our world and play with it like legos. Mixing and matching recipes of life like a top chef with a picky client. A dash of electronics, a pinch of art, a scoop of biology and a MONSTER amount of awesome! All Hands Active is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization. We want to make Ann Arbor smarter, and this is good for everyone!meetup
A community-scale version of the big Maker Faires in Detroit, San Francisco, and New York City. Free to attend, free to exhibit.
Group for Raspberry Pi owners/developers in the Ann Arbor area.
An informal group of robotics enthusiasts.
Online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture.
An interdisciplinary lunch-build-think-tank.
What would happen if a whole bunch of people made 20 foot tall puppets and paraded them down Main St one weekend a year? This is Festifools.
Nonprofit organization dedicated to making Ann Arbor a great place for creative and innovative people to live and work by opening the tech culture to everyone.
A2Geeks is a nonprofit dedicated to making southeast Michigan and Ann Arbor in particular, a great place for geeks and creatives to live, work, and play. We support individuals and groups seeking to build community around issues or projects they are passionate about and to educate others in the area.
An informal meetup of information security professionals in Ann Arbor.
For a city its size, Ann Arbor has a surprisingly active security community. ArbSec is an informal gathering of computer security enthusiast at local watering holes.
Michigan group for 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.
Ann Arbor New Tech seeks to foster tech entrepreneurship by facilitating communication, providing access to resources, and creating community.
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. E-mail organizers at a2newtech.org if you'd like to present!
Group to discuss how technology can be used to engage in civic activities.
Group for presentations and discussions covering a wide range of technology-related topics
"A2B3" is a networking/discussion/think-tank lunch group with an emphasis on technology.
Lunch group that meets to discuss the latest digital and new marketing trends, strategies, and techniques.
A chapter of Mobile Monday Michigan which focuses on encouraging innovation within the local mobile sector and helping local companies participate in initiatives through the import and export of visions, concepts, technologies, know-how and best practices.
The oldest amateur radio (“ham”) club in Washtenaw and is dedicated to the promotion of amateur radio activities.
Community for conversations about entrepreneurship and Michigan's developing ecosystem.
Group which aims to bring local game designers together to share ideas, experiences, and design new games.
Created with the goal to strengthen the communication between researchers, engineers, and business professionals who want to explore the opportunities created by machine learning.
Meetup for customer-facing teams to discuss strategy, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid when interfacing with your customers.
Interest group for video producers/tech/etc.
A face-to-face community of people interested in mobility tech around Ann Arbor, specifically concerning the automobile as a mobile computing platform.
Local user group serving anyone interested in Agile techniques and methods.
Network with customer-facing teams and discuss strategy, best practices, and pitfalls.
Ann Arbor chapter of the ASA, with regular meetings open to anybody interested in statistics, data and analysis.
Lean UX/lean startup and agile development meetup.
Group for all Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) researchers, students, practitioners and enthusiasts in the Ann Arbor and Detroit Areas.
User's group with monthly meetings exploring topics related to Amazon EC2, S3, and other aspects of the cloud-computing platform.
Meeting place for software developers, philosophers, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in smart contracts and blockchain tech.
Group for anyone interested in learning and sharing about all things at the intersection of finance and technology.
Ann Arbor Design Group is a collection of interdisciplinary designers (UI/UX, graphic, product, architecture, etc). We host speakers, show-and-tells, design jams, and other events to help designers and design students in Ann Arbor connect, learn, find work, and hire designers.
This is an informal meetup group for UX professionals in the Ann Arbor area looking to network within the field.
eCommerce Ann Arbor focuses on encouraging innovation within the local eCommerce sector and helping local companies participate in initiatives through the import and export of visions, concepts, technologies, know-how and best practices.
Leveraging the introvert-becomes-extrovert magic of multiplayer video games to mobilize Ann Arbor's tech, startup, and young professional community for social good.
Meetup for anyone remotely interested in what it takes to build, manage, and orchestrate modern infrastructure systems.
Group of people who care about making the user experience awesome by delivering excellent documentation.
Dedicated to discussing (but not limited to) innovative technologies & applications that are relevant to the field of computational advertising & online e-commerce.
A group for developers, designers, content creators, and anyone who is interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design.
Community of privacy-minded educators, techies, activists, and enthusiasts working to help you reclaim privacy.
Hosted by Ithaka with a focus on sharing and learning strategies, challenges and processes used to make continuous integration, delivery and product quality possible.
The Secret Lab is the ideal public space for tinkering, learning, and discovery.
The Michigan User Experience Professionals Association (MI UXPA) is a chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). The group's focus includes the promotion and support of the principles of usability and user-centered design in products, software, and websites for Michigan companies.
A community-run user group with the goal of learning about cloud computing with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.
Meetup with the goal to support the entrepreneurial community in Ann Arbor by educating local entrepreneurs and community members about the breakthrough innovations that are occurring across various industries here in the Midwest.
Community focused on providing opportunities for mentorship and professional growth for all in the software development field.
A meetup dedicated to empowering underrepresented people in tech, and empowering allies to become advocates.
A nonprofit dedicated to helping people from non-traditional educational backgrounds get jobs in the tech industry.
Aims to enhance both human life and urban environment smartly through a recurrent process of sensing, mining, understanding, and improving.
A group for people to show off the games they are working on and for anyone to come check out games other people are working on.
Ann Arbor's Ignite-style (5 minutes, 20 slides) presentation series.
Speakers get 5 minutes to share their nerdy passion. The audience gets their brains filled with amazing stories. What more could you ask for?
Monthly event held in more than 60 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.
Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.
The Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to conduct a public lecture and engage with the Ann Arbor community.
The Exposure Series is an ongoing interdisciplinary presenter series based off the PechaKucha Night framework.
The University of Michigan's TEDx series. (Attendance to the main event is not free.)
Events centered around those who specialize in the design and construction of shared information environments.
Quasicon is an annual, one-day conference devoted to discussing libraries (requires a fee). Librarians, information professionals with an interest in libraries, and graduate students gather from around southeast Michigan to exchange ideas about what libraries are, how they have changed, and how they will continue to evolve.
Tech-centric talks covering a wide range of topics, hosted by Duo Security.
Seminar series from the University of Michigan focusing on the presentation of research of complex systems.
The University of Michigan School of Information's public events include the Yahoo! Seminar Series, often focused on technology and philosophy, and the UMSI Makerfest.
An evening of 5 minute talks on a range of user experience related topics.
Focuses on the interactions between government services, communities, information, and technology. (Requires a fee.)
The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's science and technology events, includes public events. (You'll need to filter their calendar for the approrpiate topics and public access.)
Includes many public computer science related lectures, including a Distinguished Lecture Series.
Public, though not free, events concerning leadership, manufacturing, product development, etc.
Public conferences from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Public events from the U-M Library.
Public events from the University of Michigan's Information and Technology Services department, including the SUMIT security symposium and the Dissonance speaker series.
Ann Arbor's own WordCamp, a casual conference with topics related to Wordpress.
A business storytelling competition presenting stories of impact from entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.
Public speaker series featuring practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in people.
Tour of Ann Arbor startups and emerging technology companies; including product demonstrations, showcase of innovation, food, and prizes.
Conference exploring the intersection between creativity and innovation.
A2 DataDive is a 48-hour event held in service of several nonprofits who seek to explore their datasets and discover creative answers to their research questions.
Hackathon where anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
A weekend-long event where local technology experts, business professionals, and charity personnel come together to ease the burden of area non-profits through technology.
Healthcare hackathon focused on disease prevention in developing countries as well as underserved areas of developed countries.
One of the largest hackathons in the country, hosted at the University of Michigan
Facilities for rent to tech companies, startups, etc.
Facilities for rent to support the work and social needs of independent workers in the Ann Arbor area.
Co-working/event space in downtown Ann Arbor built for tech companies and startups.
Ann Arbor incubator network.
Non-profit organization which runs the world's longest running public access UNIX system, offering conferencing, real time chat, UNIX shell accounts, free email, web hosting, and more.
An online matching service for commuters working in southeast Michigan to find carpool, vanpool, and bike partners quickly and securely.
International business competition designed to bring together later stage entrepreneurial companies with local, national and international investors.
Public access Unix and computer conferencing system, featuring ongoing bulletin board discussion areas (called conferences), multi-user chat channels, Internet email, and more.
Each fully autonomous chapter supports "awesome" projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's trustees and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.
Invests in and supports innovative companies that place social and environmental impact at the heart of their business model.
Pre-Seed Venture Fund of Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Focuses on providing funding to capital efficient early stage companies located in Michigan.
Membership organization of Angel investors that invest in early-stage innovation based companies, with a primary focus in Southeast Michigan.
Pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of ideas generated within the surrounding community.
Venture fund which invests in growth-stage companies in the Great Lakes region.
Startup accelerator (open to the public) from the University of Michigan.
Co-working space in Ann Arbor with desks for rent.
Incubator for early-stage mobility companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.
Job board for the state of Michigan.
Ann Arbor's startup incubator job portal.
Talent consultants and recruiters/matchmakers focused on supporting Michigan technology companies with their talent needs.
A listing of Ann Arbor startups, including job openings.
A collection of mid-west developers, designers, marketers & startups looking for contracts, jobs or hiring.
Job search site with algorithmic matching, the "Pandora for jobs".
We connect purpose-driven people with innovative startups across Michigan.
TED event for high school students hosted by Ann Arbor Skyline High School.
Robotics and technology programs for kids, with an emphasis on understanding and education.
Engineering/robotics and outdoors/rock-climbing summer camp.
Program to teach 3rd - 8th graders programming, digital art and game design.
Kid's co-ed summer technology programs offered at the University of Michigan.
Entrepreneur education program for middle and high schoolers.
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