Founded by Atomic Object in the fall of 2003, SoftwareGR is a 501c6 non-profit trade association dedicated to building and supporting the software development community in West Michigan.


We believe software development expertise is a critical factor to a modern, diverse, and healthy economy. We exist to provide opportunities to learn from each other, develop close professional relationships, and bring experts from around the country to West Michigan to share their knowledge.

The diverse range of speakers, events, and groups we support illustrate the full breadth of what it takes to create great software.


We organize an annual conference, the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference.

Corporate sponsors are essential to have nice meeting places, snacks, and speakers from out-of-town. We encourage sponsorship of GLSEC as a means of supporting all of the organizations’ activities.

Events and Meetings

We meet regularly on the 4th Tuesday of each month, excepting December, July, and August. Membership and attendance at meetings is free. We typically have between 20 and 60 people at our monthly meetings.

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