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1DevDay Detroit Sets Date, Seeks Speakers

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DETROIT — This year’s 1DevDay Detroit will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cobo Center in Detroit.

For more, visit http://1devday2012.eventbrite.com or http://1devdaydetroit.com/.

DetroitDevDays’ mission is to build a software developer community in the Detroit area that is regarded as the best in the world. DevDays educate and unite our software developer community with inclusive, accessible and affordable events and conferences. The events are typically held on Saturdays so we do not conflict with attendee work schedules. The cost to attend is kept as low as possible, so developers of all pay scales can afford a ticket.

DevDay attendees are software developers and architects from Michigan, Ohio, Ontario and from as far as Illinois who are passionate enough about what they do to spend their Saturday, absorbing new technologies and networking with like-minded  professionals.

Many in the Detroit area are not in a position to attend conferences in California, Las Vegas or New York, so DevDays are a way to bring great speakers and workshops to them.

Past DevDay attendees have  represented organizations like Compuware, Quicken Loans, ePrize, Pillar, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Comerica, Flagstar, Wayne State, UofM, MSU and many more.

This year, several sessions will be dedicated to panel discussions and workshops that will focus on the theme of growing the profession in Michigan, growing app and software companies and to introducing developers to the many new opportunities in Michigan.

Organizers say they’re calling the event the Michigan Developer Summit.  They plan to attract sponsors and representation from Detroit area Software companies and IT shops that are serious about their programmers. They also plan to reach out to start-ups seeking passionate developers interested in becoming co-founders and entrepreneurs.

This year, a portion of the profits from 1DevDay will be donated to Force, www.facingourrisk.org, the only national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Its mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Its programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer.

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