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BDPA Detroit - 3D Printing Disruptive Technology --March 17, 2016 Info Exchange Meeting

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BDPA Detroit Info Exchange Meeting

  March 17, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 pm

440 Burroughs   Techtown

3D Printing; Disruptive Technology


The doors are wide open for all who are passionate about all things technical. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers are both welcome!

What is 3D Printing?  Why is it such a hot product?  Why has 3D Printing been on the lips of technologists for years and now it’s on the lips of the general consume?  Why is 3D Technology or additive manufacturing, poised for explosive growth and why is it so important to BDPA members? 



By ‘printing’ and shaping materials such as plastic layer upon layer in various geometries, we can now create three-dimensional physical objects at a fraction of the unit cost.  This advance in technology has opened the door for numerous applications that are revolutionizing businesses across all industries.  Everyday people are also joining in on the fun and coming up with ever more creative uses for 3D printing.


Our guest speaker for this month is Mike Moceri  founder of 3D printing technology company, Manulith located at Techtown. He entered the 3D printing industry during his sophomore year in 2011 when he built his first machine and interned with MakerBot. Mike became an influential member of the DIY 3D printing community online and in Chicago with many of his projects such as establishing a standardized process from 3D scanning to printing and being featured in world renowned exhibitions including the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Chicago and New York. He later co-founded the world's first 3D printing retail and service bureau hybrid in April 2013 in downtown Chicago (3DPX).

In early 2014, he moved back to Detroit to start Manulith and MakerOS. Within one year, he grew Manulith into being the premier 3D printing service provider in Detroit with MakerOS as its backbone. Mike's mission is now to implement MakerOS to become the standard system in which maker businesses operate so that they may benefit the same as Manulith has.


BDPA Detroit is pleased that Mike will share his expertise and wisdom with BDPA members.

            Anyone, regardless of race or color, is welcome to attend!

Register for Event HERE

No Info Exchange meeting in January 2016

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the Info Exchange meeting for January 21, 2016 is canceled.


The next Info Exchange meeting is schedule for March 17, 2016 at Techtown.

November Networking Meetup 2015

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BDPA Detroit Chapter 

November 19, 2015

6:30 - 8:30 PM

BDPA Detroit Chapter hosts:


November Networking meetup.


Join us this month an informal networking session at Techtown.

 Light Refreshments will be served

Register for Event HERE

October2015 Info Exchange meeting-Android Development - Exploring the Basics

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BDPA Detroit Info Exchange Meeting

October 15, 2015

6:30 -8:30 pm



Android Development - Exploring the Basics

Presented by

Tonji Zimmerman


Android Development


Tonji Zimmerman is a Senior Technical Consultant at Pearson Education.  With over 18 years of software development experience, Tonji has worked  in a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, transportation, and e-learning.  She has expertise in Java & web application development.

Tonji started her journey with BDPA at the 2005 National Conference, when she participated in an adult programming competition in which she won 1st place.  In 2006, she was recruited to training our High School Computer Camp students and found she has a passion for educating our youth in technology. For nearly 10 years, she has been an active member of the BDPA Detroit Chapter.  She has been a trainer and coordinator for the High School Computer Camp for nearly 9 years.  Most recently, she has transitioned to lead our organization's national Mobile Application Showcase. 

Tonji is a native of Detroit & an alumni of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.






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