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 Jul

(In-Person) Belfast Hacker Session @ Farset Labs ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tech
When: Sun Jul 21, 2024 (15:00)
(In-Person) makers night @ MakerShop.ie ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช maker
When: Wed Jul 24, 2024 (18:00)
(In-Person) Dublin Linux Community @ The South Strand ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Sat Jul 27, 2024 (15:00)
(In-Person) Exploring Electronics Together @ TOG Hackerspace ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช maker
When: Mon Jul 29, 2024 (19:00)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

(In-Person) WTM Belfast Book Club #6 @ Rapid7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Tue Jul 23, 2024 (18:00) - Tue Jul 23, 2024 (19:30)
This month WTM Belfast are reading The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White.
(Online) Big Sister Session: Networking with the Media with Kelly Hoey ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Wed Jul 24, 2024 (17:00) - Wed Jul 24, 2024 (18:15)
AwakenHub members are a source of newsworthy stories, industry trends, and business insights, and the bridge to connect your thought leadership to the media is networking. In this Big Sister Session, Kelly Hoey will share the networking give-give-get to create meaningful connections (and more mentions) with the media.
(In-Person) Ladies that UX Belfast: Democratizing research - does it work? @ Rapid 7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง New
When: Thu Jul 25, 2024 (18:30) - Thu Jul 25, 2024 (18:30)
In a world where continuous discovery is as much about building the right thing as it is about building the thing right - this LTUX session asks can research genuinely be democratized to non-researchers who rely on user insights to steer the product design and build.
(In-Person) NI Tech Community - Belfast Pride Parade ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Sat Jul 27, 2024 (12:30) - Sat Jul 27, 2024 (14:30)

Join us in the celebration of diversity, acceptance, and love on July 27, 2024. We're inviting all tech communities to march with pride. Sign up now to participate in the Belfast Pride Parade!

(In-Person) Her+Data @ Personio ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue Jul 30, 2024 (18:00) - Tue Jul 30, 2024 (21:00)

๐Ÿ” Recurring Events

(In-Person) makers night @ Ennis Makerspace ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Every Wed evening @ 18:00 - 20:00
(In-Person) Galway Game Makers Meetup! @ Portershed ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Every 1st Tue of the month @ 19:00 - 21:00
(In-Person) Playtest Dublin - Board Game Designer Meetup @ Against the Grain ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Every 1st Wed of the month @ 19:00 - 23:00

๐ŸŽซ Conferences

๐Ÿ“Œ 9 Upcoming Conferences

ShipItCon 2024 @ The Round Room ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

An annual, community driven, not-for-profit conference about Software Delivery held in Dublin.

When: Aug 30, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Eyes Off Data Summit 2024 @ Dublin Royal Convention Centre ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Explore the future of data privacy in AI and connect with global leaders, researchers and innovators in privacy, data, and technology.

When: Sep 11, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024
Nexus - (Game Dev Conference) @ RDS ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

NEXUS Games Conference welcomes 300 games industry leaders to Dublin for two days of networking events, live stage content and roundtable discussions. Hear from international thought leaders discussing key industry topics and trends.

The event explores the current challenges and opportunities facing the global games industry, as well as the strategies and avenues available to thrive in this fast moving sector.

When: Sep 25, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
JSConf Ireland 2024 @ Royal Marine Hotel (Dublin) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

A tech conference dedicated to the JavaScript community in Ireland

When: Sep 25, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024
UXDX EMEA @ RDS ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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

When: Oct 9, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
SaaStock Dublin @ RDS ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

SaaStock is the worldโ€™s most impactful conference for the SaaS community. We bring together the highest concentration of SaaS decision makers from around the world, to build relationships and accelerate opportunities.

When: Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 16, 2024
SREcon24 Europe/Middle East/Africa @ Convention Centre Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

SREcon24 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 29, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
PyCon Ireland 2024 @ Radisson Blu Royal Hotel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Annual Irish Python conference organised by Python Ireland.

CFP open (closes 5th Aug 2024): https://sessionize.com/pycon-ireland-2024

When: Nov 16, 2024 - Nov 17, 2024
Fintech Ireland Summit 2024 @ Radisson Blu Royal Hotel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Join us the first Fintech Ireland Summit this November

When: Nov 28, 2024 - Nov 28, 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 Meetup.com 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).