Tech Events in Ireland and Northern Ireland Listings

๐Ÿ˜ฐ For many years, I've been hand-curating events from meetup, eventbrite and other sources, like word of mouth from my various networks and social media. It's been quite time consuming (especially as a volunteer), as I before the Covid-19, I was curating for:-

  • Coding Grace Monthly Newsletter (1st week of the month)
  • Coding Grace blog update on monthly newsletter
  • Posting the newsletter and additional events to my DEV account
Since the pandemic restrictions, I've additionally curated:-
  • Daily updates of virtual events around Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Tools used by events in the 1st few months of the pandemic (2020) - I stopped this once I noted that most people settled on Zoom, Teams, Meet for events, and tech organisers stopped runnning around like headless chickens. ๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿ™Œ So building this site of listings of events, and separately listing diversity in tech events will save me a lot of time, plus I hope folks in general will find it useful

๐ŸŒˆ You can contribute by PR to event lists, I've a CONTRIBUTING doc on github that you can have a read through on how you can share info about events, conferences and even opportunities.

๐Ÿค” Any questions, email me at vicky[at]eventgeek[dot]ie

Upcoming General Tech Events in Sep

(In-Person) PlayMyDemo x NIDC Meetup Fest @ Northern Lights ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง gamedev
When: Thu Sep 21, 2023 (19:00)
(In-Person) Virtual Reality Experience with DEEP VR // The Soft Space ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Fri Sep 22, 2023 (20:30)
(In-Person) Cork Game Jam 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช gamejam
When: Sat Sep 23, 2023 (09:00)
(Online) Rust Dublin: How we built the SurrealDB Python client in Rust. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Mon Sep 25, 2023 (19:00)
(In-Pereson) SaaStock Local Dublin @ Hubspot ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Wed Sep 27, 2023 (12:45)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

(In-Person) WTM Belfast Book Club Launch! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Thu Sep 21, 2023 (17:30) - Thu Sep 21, 2023 (19:30)

Join us on Thursday 221st September as we launch the Women Techmakers Belfast Book Club!

To kick off our August book is Brave, Not Perfect: How Celebrating Imperfection Helps You Live Your Best, Most Joyful Life by Reshma Saujani.

(Online) AwakenHub: Wonder Women at the Forefront of AI ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue Sep 26, 2023 (17:00) - Tue Sep 26, 2023 (18:15)

A joint event with AwakenHub and Women in AI. Supported by InterTradeIreland.

After a wee summer break we are back with a bang online on the evening of 26 September with a super exciting panel event chatting all things AI, women founders who are working on AI based start-ups and the fab Women In AI Ireland chapter who are pioneering all day every day.

(In-Person) Women in Tech: Moving Up in Tech @ Black Box Belfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Tue Sep 26, 2023 (18:00) - Tue Sep 26, 2023 (21:00)

What does career progression in look and feel like for a woman in the industry in 2023? What more should employers be doing to support women in their careers? How do you call out misogynistic behaviour when it shows up?

We'll be diving in to these questions and much more at this event on the 26th September in the Green Room at the Black Box. Whether you're in the industry, looking to learn more, or want to share your experiences with others who've been in similar positions, come along and join in the conversation with our 4 fab panellist and myself having another oul crack at hosting!

(In-Person) Diversity in Tech Awards 2023 @ RDS ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Wed Sep 27, 2023 (18:00) - Wed Sep 27, 2023 (21:00)
The Diversity in Tech Awards 2023 will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, 27th September. The Diversity in Tech Awards shine a light on organisations striving to create a more diverse & inclusive workplace. The event, which started out as the Women in Tech Awards and over the last three years has grown into a programme celebrating all facets of diversity within the tech industry, includes 17 awards celebrating the industryโ€™s achievements in this field.
(Online) Women Who Code Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป - Breakfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Thu Sep 28, 2023 (08:00) - Thu Sep 28, 2023 (09:00)

Bytes n' Brew is a fortnightly social event, a relaxed space designed to give our community an opportunity for conversations and connections around busy/work-life schedules. Join online to make new friends in the community, ask others for career advice, coding help or mentoring.

Bytes n' Brew will be hosted over Zoom. The link will be available closer to the time and only to those who sign up!

๐Ÿ” Recurring Virtual Events

No recurring events. Let us know if we are missing something.

๐ŸŽซ Conferences

๐Ÿ“Œ 14 Upcoming Conferences

JSDayIE 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

JSDayIE is a day to celebrate the JavaScript community in Ireland and it is presented by Wolk Software with support for the initiative from our sponsors.

When: Sep 26, 2023 - Sep 26, 2023
SREcon23 Europe/Middle East/Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

SREcon23 Europe/Middle East/Africa is a gathering of engineers who care deeply about site reliability, systems engineering, and working with complex distributed systems at scale. SREcon strives to challenge both those new to the profession as well as those who have been involved in it for decades. The conference has a culture of critical thought, deep technical insights, continuous improvement, and innovation.

When: Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 12, 2023
UXDX Conference Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

We are the conference that breaks down the barriers between Product, UX, Design and Dev so you can build better products, faster, together.

When: Oct 11, 2023 - Oct 11, 2023
Saastock 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

SaaStock 2023 is the world's most impactful conference for SaaS founders on the journey to $10M+ ARR and beyond.

When: Oct 16, 2023 - Oct 19, 2023
NIDC ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Bringing together the whole development community of Northern Ireland, every year.

๐Ÿ“ข Call for Papers. Deadline: Sunday 13th August (23:59:59).

When: Oct 21, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023
Big Data Belfast 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Big Data Belfast is a one-day data and technology conference hosted by data analytics solution provider Analytics Engines. Returning now for its 9th year, the conference has established itself as a highlight of the Northern Ireland tech events calendar.

When: Oct 26, 2023 - Oct 26, 2023
GopherCon Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Nov 2, 2023 - Nov 2, 2023
AI Con 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

AI Con has been leading the conversation on artificial intelligence since our first conference took place in 2019. With that conversation stepping up considerably in recent times, once again leading the discussion and shaping the debate. As ever, we welcome the technologists and data scientists at the heart of that debate as they continue to develop AI's applications through its rapid evolution.

When: Nov 9, 2023 - Nov 9, 2023
AI Awards 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The AI Awards Ceremony showcases the best applications of Data Science, ML and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland.

When: Nov 21, 2023 - Nov 21, 2023
IEEE Cyber Research Conference Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

We look forward to connecting with all attendees and would encourage everyone to network and create new lines of cyber research, through collaboration we grow stronger.

When: Nov 24, 2023 - Nov 24, 2023
PyLadiesCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐ŸŒ

The Global PyLadies Conference #PyLadiesCon | More information soon.

When: Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 3, 2023
EU Cyber Awards 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Not just an award show, but a rendezvous of the best minds, the EU Cyber Awards 2023 invites industry giants and rising stars alike to revel, network, and be recognised. Whether you're an organisation striving to etch your mark in the annals of cyber history or a professional waiting for the spotlight on your ground breaking achievements, this night is yours.

When: Dec 5, 2023 - Dec 5, 2023
SCI:COM 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

SCI:COM returns on December 6th for another year at the Aviva Stadium! This year's theme is 'Reality?'

When: Dec 6, 2023 - Dec 6, 2023
Zero Day Con - Evolve ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Step into Zero Day Con 2024, where the call to evolve awaits.

As we embrace this theme of Evolve, we recognise that the only constant in cybersecurity is change itself, and through shared knowledge, collaborative solutions, and innovative insights, we equip ourselves to evolve and safeguard the digital future.

Meet like-minded cybersecurity leaders and learn about the newest trends in cybersecurity innovation! We will also collaborate with forward-thinking sponsors who will be showcasing their revolutionary visions for the future of technology. At Zero Day Con, you will learn more about ground-breaking solutions, products, and strategies that are shaping the digital frontier.

When: Mar 6, 2024 - Mar 6, 2024

๐Ÿ›‘ Cancelled/Postponed Conferences

No cancelled/postponed events ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ’ช Events/Orgs that need your help:

Tech help - Volunteering to assist the elderly

This page gathers details, for the sole purpose of setting up volunteers who wish to assist the elderly, over the telephone, with technical support, during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Should a volunteer request it, their details will immediately be removed from this dataset. The data gathered here will not be forwarded for any other purposes other than that stated above.

Rural Ireland Tech Advocates
The purpose of Rural Ireland Tech Advocates is to create a community of advocates and a central resource for folks interested in living and working in rural Ireland.

๐Ÿ†’ Opportunities

Future in Tech Programmes ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
8 tech skills programmes to help non-tech jobseekers rapidly and easily develop new digital skills and access new job opportunities. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and be unemployed.
I-FIT: Ireland's Females in Tech Apprenticeship ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Offering participants the opportunity to earn while they learn, modern apprenticeships foster economic independence, progression and clear pathways to quality employment. The first fully-fledged female class is a pioneering approach to boosting participation and showcasing untapped talent.

Level Up: Women In Tech ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐ŸŒ

A social initiative aiming to upskill women from all over the world to start careers in tech.

Level Up: Women In Tech is an extension of the Level Up initiative, organized by Zartis. Once again, we are combining forces with Code Institute. Together, we aim to upskill women from all over the world, with limited access to tech resources and education, and help them start a career in tech.

Microsoft for Startups - Founders Hub ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐ŸŒ

We can't wait to hear about your startup or idea! To get to know you, we require all applicants to begin by sharing their LinkedIn profile. After that, you'll be guided through our simple 10-minute application, bringing you one step closer to building and growing with us.

NDRC Accelerator ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Applications for our second NDRC Accelerator are now open!

We're looking for entrepreneurs building 'global solutions to global problems' from a diverse set of backgrounds, sectors and skill sets to join our startup community.

Join our 6 month programme and get access to:-

  • โ‚ฌ100k SAFE investment with founder friendly terms
  • Firesides & mentoring from a founder network worth over โ‚ฌ5B
  • Weekly coaching from EIRs

Outreachy - Mentors and Internships ๐Ÿ†™ ๐ŸŒŽ

Outreachy provides internships in open source to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living.

RestartBizMap ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
TSupported by Technology Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Skillnet Ireland, TechIreland has launched a new initiative called the RestartBizMap. [...] interactive map featuring innovative technology solutions to enable businesses to operate in these disruptive Covid times. The project aims to encourage technology adoption by the industry, promote homegrown tech innovation and connect technology providers to industry sectors: retail, manufacturing and services.
StepIn2Tech ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Unsure how to get a job in the tech industry? Have you been recently made unemployed? Is your job currently at risk or are you just looking for a fresh start? StepIn2Tech can provide you with a mentored pathway to a career in the technology sector.

๐Ÿค– AOB Events-related

BelfastFP moved away from Meetup
Meetups and Events will be run by directly communicating with their members via our Mailing List.
GDG Dublin moved from Meetup to GDG Platform
As of October 1st 2021 our GDG Dublin will be moving away from Meetup and any future hosted events will only be available through the GDG Event platform.
GDG Galway moved from Meetup to GDG Platform
We are moving home, we are leaving to move to our dedicated platform, we would love to see you over there.
New MongoDB User Group Events site for Dublin
On April 28th, 2020, they will no longer run any user groups or events on Meetup. To continue interacting with your user group after that date, you need to create an account on their new platform.
Platform Engineering Slack channel
This is a space to bring together our community of platform engineers, product managers and platform nerds to share best practices, events and opportunities in the space. We will have dedicated #meet, #jobs and #intros channels, so everyone can make the most of this awesome bunch we are building.

๐Ÿค“ Resources for Organisers on organising virtual events

Best practices for accessibility for virtual events (via Platform Engineers Dublin)
As everyone knows, most of our open source events have transformed from in-person to digital this year. However, due to the sudden change, not everything is accessible. We took this issue seriously and decided to work with one of our accessibility experts, Neighborhood Access, to share best practices for our community. We hope this will help you organize your digital events!
EuroPython: Resources for Virtual Events
Info for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints! They are offering to share their Zoom Webinar and Pro license to Python events.
Eventbrite - Managing Eventbrite virtual events
Info for organisers using Eventbrite (due to covid-19)
Meetup - Hosting an online event on Meetup
Because of COVID-19, they temporarily updated their in-person event policy to permit groups to host events online. They have high level pointers to various tools and some tips.
Meetup - Updated tips and resources
Their new what's happening now on their landing page as well as more references on tips and tricks to make your event more engaging.
Python Software Foundation: Resources for Virtual Events
Info for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints!
Zoom - Guide to safely use Zoon (via Silicon Repubic)
Because of COVID-19, they temporarily updated their in-person event policy to permit groups to host events online. They have high level pointers to various tools and some tips.
Zoom - Thread about using Zoom safely
Many heard of zoombombings and random people joining zoom sessions. This twitter thread has some good tips on running a zoom session (as safely as you can).