If you’re 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. It takes time to find interesting local events. And if you’re new to the area, where do you start?
I’ve taken some of the work off your shoulders with my curated list of southeast Michigan web professional and user experience events for August 2014.
It’s impossible to include every event; if you have any events to add to the calendar, share it in the comments.
The RESTful future of WordPress
Join us at our August Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup when web developer Hasani Rogers will be talking about the WordPress JSON REST API. Bring your questions, and if you’ve used it, share your experience.
Mobile in Transportation
Mobile in transportation covers a wide range of sectors and industries, including rail, aviation, trucking, walking, running, and connected vehicles. As mobile and wireless technologies capture data about infrastructure, weather, location, and safety, and compiles the data to improve service, provide better transportation management, and decrease costs, how can we maximize opportunities from that technology?
No speakers have been announced for this Mobile Monday Detroit event, but hopefully will be posted later this week.
SEO 101 for Business – Social Media Club Education Series
Tim will discuss how major search engines work, what search optimization (SEO) is, why SEO is important, how long it takes to see results, and local search marketing.
NYC AWS (Amazon Web Services) Summit Recap; plus: Handling the Rush
Justin Wendl leads off the August meeting of the AWS Michigan group with a recap of the AWS New York Summit held in July. Brian Nuszkowski follows up with a talk on how to develop a load testing strategy as your site scales up with more user traffic.
Getting the job: Interviewing and Job Search Skills for IT Professionals
IT in the D has partnered with Brightwing and New Horizons to bring you a half-day of workshops for finding your dream information technology job.
You’ll learn the ten commandments of networking, how to get the most out of your recruiter relationaship, and resume writing/interviewing skills. The event is limited to 25 people, so register early!
Casual Networking Social
The August casual networking event hosted by DetroitNet.org, the group for metro Detroit information technology professionals, will be held at Ciccarelli’s Sports Bar Theater. No cover charge. No speakers. No agenda. Just networking with IT professionals.
Bringing Together User Experience and Analytics
Mike, the author of Practical Web Analytics for User Experience Professionals, will discuss how UX professionals can get started learning about web analytics, what data is more useful, and how the UX approach to data differs from web analytics specialists.
Know of any other user experience or web professional events in the area? Share them in the comments.