I ran across an interesting group this morning in my search for the Detroit Software Developer Community: the detroit software engineers' grotto. The group's goal is interesting for anyone to read. They are trying to rent a space for software engineers to work instead of their office. The space will have comfortable couches, chairs, and like minded individuals. It is modeled on a Writer's Grotto founded in San Francisco.
Unfortunately for me it states Windows is a legacy operating system, Web 2.0 is dead, and Mac OS X is the wave of the future. Interesting ideas.
I'm looking to get involved in the Detroit software developer community. We have companies with lots of developers here: Compuware, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Accenture, and Deloitte come to mind right off the top of my head.
The Great Lakes .net Users Group, but as that is in Southfield I have to battle traffic to get out there. I came from the Lansing area which has a great developer community especially for the relatively low population of the area. Being involved in the Greater Lansing User Group .net continues to positively impact my life.
This morning I went looking for the Detroit developer community. My assumption is that it must exist given the larger population and I'm just not connected. Yet :)