If you’re a user experience professional or a web professional, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events.
That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for southeast Michigan. It might be cold and snowy this month in southeast Michigan, but there’s several meetups, learning opportunities, and networking events for you to enjoy.
While I don’t attend all the events listed on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. Hope to see you at one of this month’s events!
It’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. If you have any events to add to the list, share the info in the comments.
WordPress Presents! How to Boost (or Even Replace) PowerPoint With WordPress
If you make slide presentations with PowerPoint, Keynote, Slideshare, or other presentation software, WordPress can do much more than just provide a download-the-ppt link for interested readers. Join our Metro Detroit WordPress meetup and watch member Jim Luke demo and provide instructions on how you can write, edit, and create a slide presentation within WordPress.
Brand Tailoring: Aligning your efforts to match the unique culture of your client
At the February Detroit InDesign User Group meeting, Steve Busch, Brand Manager for the University of Michigan, will discuss the transition of the icon
M from a mark of school spirit and sports into a logo that reinforces the achievements of the university.
Social Media Monitoring for Business
For their February education series event, Social Media Club Detroit features Graves De Armond, Social Media Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
De Armond will share best practices, tips, and tools for monitoring and measuring your social media marketing initiatives.
Digital Experience Architecture: An Evening with Practitioners
As a warmup to World Information Architecture Day 2015, our Detroit User Experience group is hosting four local information architect practitioners who will share insights and tips for your projects.
Join us for an evening with Emily Bowman, Gustavo Atar, Kaarin Hoff, and Andrew Hinton, who will discuss architecting change, user centricity, and practical modeling.
February Third Thursday Casual Networking Social
The February casual networking event hosted by IT in the D, the group for metro Detroit information technology professionals, will be held at Black Finn Restaurant.
No cover charge. No speakers. No agenda. Just networking with other IT professionals.
World Information Architecture (IA) Day: Ann Arbor
The fourth annual World IA Day: Ann Arbor is a free one-day event bringing together our community of academics, practitioners, technologists and business leaders to explore how we can use information architecture thinking to make the world a better place.
This is a great event to attend! You’ll hear from and meet local as well as national information architects. It’s a fun day to learn and catch up with colleagues. Confirmed speakers for the event include Dan Klyn, Andrew Hinton, William
Omari Rush, Kat King, and Jenna Hartel. There will be six lightning talks, but speakers haven’t been announced (as of February 2, 2015).