What user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio?
If you work on the web, 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 our area.
As you might expect, December is filled with holiday networking events.
You’ll also find a coworking space tour, bootcamp final project demos, and panel discussion on Detroit as a destination in this month’s 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!
Grand Circus Community Holiday Party
It’s that time of the year when Grand Circus invites their students, alumni, coworking members, and members of our area tech community to enjoy food, drink, networking, raffle giveaway, games, karaoke, cookie decorating, and more.
Grand Circus is also collecting new, unopened, and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. You get a raffle ticket for each unwrapped toy you bring.
December Ann Arbor Happy Hour
Enjoy drinks and networking at the Ladies That UX Detroit happy hour. Meet new members and catch up with old friends. Share your ideas for LTUX Detroit in 2018.
Winter Networking Event
You’re invited to join our Refresh Detroit meetup group for our end-of-year holiday get-together.
We’re meeting at PizzaPapalis for an evening of food and refreshments as we get to know our fellow Refresh Detroit members. We’ll provide food and beverages (nonalcoholic). Hope you’ll join us!
Holiday Social Event
Join the Metro Detroit WordPress groupfor our end-of-year networking event.
Catch up with fellow members and chat about WordPress as you enjoy appetizers and beverages.
Get a tour of the Bamboo Detroit co-working space and learn about their community at their December Tour Tuesday event.
Tour their new fourth floor space, meet with current members, and enjoy coffee and light breakfast. You’ll get a free one-day pass to use at any time!
Annual Holiday Mixer
Meet new people and catch up with old friends at the Society of Technical Communication (STC) southeast Michigan chapter‘s gathering for their annual holiday mixer.
Everyone is welcome to attend; there’s no reserved room. People will meet at the bar.
Attendees are responsible for their own drinks and food.
Panel Discussion: Detroit as a Destination for Technologists
Meet new people and enjoy food/refreshments as you listen to a moderated panel discussion about Detroit as a destination. Discover why companies and professionals moved to Detroit and their experience since their move.
- Martin Shen, Connected, Mobility Products Manager at Volkswagen
- Kristin Hope, copywriter from autobooks.co
- Garret Gaw, director at Amazon Marketplace
- Rahul Singh, executive IT Director, Connected Experience, Global Data, Research & Innovation at Ford Motor Company
#WhyGrandCircus Info Session
Thinking of changing your career? And want to work in technology?
Find out why it’s important to learn coding and why Grand Circus is the best choice for you at the #WhyGrandCircus info session where you’ll learn about the ten-week bootcamp training courses.
Learn about career assistance, financing, scholarships, and the application process.
Picking the Right Database for your Website
Wondering what database to use for your website?
Join the December LaDev meetup as Stephanie Ortiz, lead software engineer at Salesforce, discusses the three main types of databases and how to choose the right one for your project.
Bring your laptop, you’ll be doing some light coding.
Grand Circus Quarterly Bootcamp Demo Day
Join Grand Circus for the bootcamp demo day as students in the Front-End Development, Java, and .NET bootcamp courses present their final projects.
Perfect opportunity to see what students worked on as well as for companies looking to hire entry level developers.
It’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. If you know of other events that aren’t on on the list, share them in the comments.