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Ann Arbor-Based FordLabs Is Ford’s Ongoing Push To Make Automotive Agile
Agile Methods, Mobility Tech

Ann Arbor-Based FordLabs Is Ford’s Ongoing Push To Make Automotive Agile

There was one moment that convinced us Ann Arbor was going to make it through the birth canal as a growing tech hub, and that was when Ford decided to locate a new agile software consultancy, FordLabs, in Ann Arbor, to recruit University of Michigan software development talent to help make the 100-year-old automaker more agile and lean. Where Ann Arbor’s arts and tech culture meet the automotive giants of Detroit, FordLabs sits at the crossroads, not just of shifting best practices but of time. John Handy, Office Director of FordLabs who welcomed us in with several other key players in the organization for a tour, told us this is really nothing new. People forget, ourselves included, that lean startup culture was in part born here in Detroit, in lean manufacturing.

Ann Arbor & Detroit September Tech Events
Tech Events

Ann Arbor & Detroit September Tech Events

It’s already time for the fall September tech events for Ann Arbor Detroit! This time, we’ve included some paid workshops for intro to coding of various kinds, but please note most of these hosts have multiple workshops for different subjects. Grand Circus, TechTown Detroit, Tech Elevator, and Entirety Technology all have multiple paid workshops you can check out through the links above.

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