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.
Blogging techniques, nine tips for switching your WordPress theme, and essential skills for a user experience career are a few of the events you’ll discover in the April 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!
This is the first meetup of the Michigan Bloggers in a long time! There wasn’t a lot of information in the meetup description, other than they plan to
discuss SEO, blogging techniques, and more.
WordPress Show and Tell
At this month’s Metro Detroit WordPress, four of our members will demo their site or a client site. They’ll share how they built the site, challenges they faced, troubleshooting, and successes.
Essential Skills for a Career in UX
You’re invited to join Toledo Web Professionals for a panel discussion on the essential skills to kickstart a career in interaction design, user research, or frontend development.
It’s a perfect event for students, people seeking a career change, practicing professionals, and employee-seeking organizations.
April Drinks x Design: Detroit City of Design
Location: Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center)
Cost: free, pre-registration required
Join Design Core Detroit as they release the findings of their Detroit City of Design report.
In addition, you’ll enjoy a musical performance by international guitarist Lionel Loueke and learn what Detroit organizations are already using inclusive design to inform their work.
9 Tips to Help You Safely Change Your WordPress Theme
WordPress makes it easy to switch to a new theme. But before you activate your new theme, there are a few things you can do to make the switch a smooth transition.
Come to our West Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup to learn nine tips to help you get your new WordPress theme up and running quickly.
Peter Morville: Planning for Everything
Join Detroit User Experience for their April meetup when they host Peter Morville, information architect and author who is best known as the co-author of the polar bear book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web.
Morville will talk about his latest book, Planning for Everything which focuses on the design of paths and goals.
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.