New software development event, Detroit Tech Watch, coming to TechTown June 29

DETROIT—The organizers behind the Detroit DevDay software development conference are rolling out a new event, Detroit Tech Watch 1.0, to be held Saturday, June 29 at TechTown, 440 Burroughs St. in Detroit.

The event will feature talks on the future of software development, including talks about the Pony Language and Flutter, along with Crystal, Julia, ReasonML and other new languages and software development concepts.

Early bird tickets to the event are available for $65 until April 15 at this link. The price includes lunch, a T-shirt and a coffee mug. After the early bird tickets sell out or after April 15, the price rises to $80.

Event organizers also say they’re actively seeking out presenters. Those interested can submit a presentation idea at this link.

Detroit Tech Watch is only one of three software development conferences taking place in Detroit this spring—evidence of the growing size and vibrancy of the Detroit software development scene.

Agile and Beyond 2019 is May 29-31 at Cobo Center. Keynote speakers include Jeff Patton, author of the best-selling user experience design book User Story Mapping, and Geepaw Hill, an independent software development coach. The cost to attend the event is $379, and a rate of $164 a night is available at the official conference hotel, the Crowne Plaza Detroit, 2 Washington Boulevard.

And Self.Conference 2019 will be at the Motor City Casino June 7 and 8. This conference includes tech presentations and soft-skills talks covering languages, tools, diversity, empathy, process, and team-building. There’s an all-star lineup of speakers on Android, iOS, and Web development. Tickets are $299, or $149 for students. There’s also a conference rate of $169 for rooms at the Motor City Casino.

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