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.
An inaugural commerce design competition, making accessibility happen, and a WordPress Q&A workshop are a few of the events you’ll discover in the May 2018 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!
Karen Holtzblatt: Women in Technology Retention Project
Ladies that UX Detroit and Detroit User Experience are hosting Karen Holtzblatt, inventor of Contextual Design. The number of women in tech fields has decreased over the past few decades.
Holtzblatt will discuss research and interventions on why women leave technology fields.
Drinks x Design: Commerce Design
Design Core Detroit kicks off its inaugural Commerce Design Competition at the May 2018 Drinks x Design event in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood.
Enjoy a design crawl through five Grandmont Rosedale businesses and listen to a special announcement about the competition at 6:30pm. Cash bar at Cutz Lounge.
WordCamp Detroit Recap
WordPress Workshop and Q & A
Get your questions about WordPress answered at our May West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup.
Need help configuring a new plugin? Can’t get your styling to display correctly on your site? Bring your questions, our WordPress experts will have answers for you.
Sustainable Accessibility in a Complex and Changing World
For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Detroit User Experience group is hosting Adam Spencer, who heads up Accessibility Services for Accessibil-IT, Inc.
Spencer will discuss document accessibility and share ways to build a strategy at your organization that can make sure your accessibility initiatives are successful.
GAAD Celebration: Making Accessibility Happen and an Intro to axe
To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility group is hosting two presentations: Colin Fulton speaking on “Making Accessibility Happen” and how to advocate for accessibility and make sustainable changes in an organization.
Matt Isner will give the second presentation, “Intro to the aXe Browser Extension” explaining how to conduct basic accessibility testing.
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.