Whether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be 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 and northwest Ohio.
A two-day user experience conference, learning strategies to get requirements from stakeholders, and a free coworking day are a few of the events you’ll discover in the April 2017 event calendar.
While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!
Agile & Lean UX Unconference
You’re invited to the April 2017 A2 Experience Design with Agile & Lean UX quarterly unconference. Bring a few topics or questions you want to discuss or share your knowledge on.
No agenda, three topics will be voted on at the event. Members lead the sessions in small groups, attendees attend sessions they want.
Detroit Tech Industry Career Fair
Looking for a new opportunity in Detroit’s technology field? If you’re a developer, program manager, business analyst, quality assurance, intern/apprentice, or looking for other positions in the tech field, you’re invited to attend the Spring Detroit Tech Industry Career Fair at Grand Circus.
Bring copies of your resume and dress for an interview. Note: the event is exclusive to Grand Circus students for the first hour; the general public is invited to attend from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Caching 101: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How to Get It
One of the best ways to speed up your WordPress site is to use caching. In Caching 101, at the April Metro Detroit WordPress
Meetup, Andy Melichar will explain what caching is, how it works, and how you can implement it on your site.
Selecting and Applying Requirement Gathering Techniques
Learn different techniques for getting requirements from stakeholders at this month’s Motor City Business Analysts meetup. Andrea Pellerito shares strategies and discusses when each strategy will be most successful.
Open to to new learners, developers, business analysts, and quality assurance specialists.
Enjoy great food and conversation at the Toledo Web Professionals geek dinner at Carlos’ Poco Loco. Open to area web professionals.
Free Co-working Day
Enjoy a free co-working day with fresh-brewed coffee at Bamboo Detroit, the largest co-working community in Detroit.
Bamboo Detroit is a friendly, open work space shared by entrepreneurs, writers, designers, and small businesses in downtown Detroit.
It’s one of my favorite co-working spaces! Their new space is beautiful. Drop in for the whole day, the morning or afternoon to work on your projects.
Facebook Analytics: Lunch and Learn
Courtney Howell shares her expertise and advice about Facebook Insights at this month’s Social Media Association of Michigan lunch and learn event.
Discover the best time of the day to post, what your most popular content is, and interact with other social media professionals as you get an overview of Facebook Insights.
Internet User Experience 2017
Location: Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Morris Lawrence Building)
Cost: $395 standard rate, $100 for full-time students pre-registration required
At the Internet User Experience 2017 conference, you’ll find keynote talks, panel discussions, and demonstrations from experienced professionals in user experience, branding, content strategy, analytics, and more.
I’ve attended and helped organize several Internet User Experience (IUE) conferences in the past. It’s one of the premier events to attend in Michigan!
It’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. Do you know of any metro Detroit events not on the list? Share them in the comments.