What We Do

We provide a variety of programs for a range of audiences:


SoftwareGR Speaker Series

Software development and design professionals that meet regularly on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except in July, August and December). We have a diverse range of speakers from around the country. Talks range from CSS to project management to compiler theory.  All speaker series events are free thanks to our sponsors. 

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SoftwareGR Alliance

The SoftwareGR Alliance provides basic assistance to local user groups, including financial controls, tax filing, and non-profit exempt status.

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Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC)

Every year SoftwareGR organizes the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference.  The day long event is dedicated to building and enhancing the software industry in the region. The conference brings hundreds of software professionals and business leaders together for a day of learning and networking.

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BitCamp is a day-long opportunity for 7th & 8th grade girls to learn what it's like to be a software developer.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors! GLSEC, BitCamp, SpeakerSeries
and SoftwareGR's Alliance would not be possible without your support!

Premium Sponsors

Atomic Object

We create software that empowers our clients to do what they do best — better.

Armed with the right software, our clients have made pipelines safer, cities greener, healthcare smarter, and old products new again.

Whatever your market, Atomic can help you change the status quo and set yourself apart from the competition.


Freshwater Digital

Freshwater is a digital signage and media production firm that provides a full range of services for companies that are developing or operating digital signage networks.  Our passion is making digital signage networks successful and effective. We accomplish this by focusing on strategy, custom content, product innovations and network management.  By partnering with both end users and industry suppliers, we help create fresh ideas in the digital signage industry.


Brightly is a digital agency focused on transforming complex problems into beautiful simplicity. Our process is research and analytics-driven and backed by rigorous user testing. Each project is mapped to your unique business needs to ensure we deliver positive solutions with measurable results.

Collective Idea

No matter if we’re working with you to help augment your existing team, stepping in to revive a project of yours, or designing a brand new web application, your business goals are the heart of every project we take on.

Our talented team of designers, developers, and strategists can create digital solutions that will help you and your business succeed, grow, and innovate.

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Gold Sponsors