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 May

(In-Person) Belfast Hacker Session @ Farset Labs ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tech
When: Sun May 19, 2024 (15:00)
(In-Person) ๐Ÿ›  Maker Night at the Hackerspace @ Farset Labs ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง maker
When: Mon May 20, 2024 (18:00)
(In-Person) Exploring Electronics Together @ TOG Hackerspace ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช maker New
When: Mon May 20, 2024 (20:00)
(In-Person) Creative Tech Workshop @ Tallaght Library ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech New
When: Tue May 21, 2024 (14:00)
(In-Person) DevOps Belfast - May Meetup @ Kainos ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tech New
When: Tue May 21, 2024 (18:00)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

(In-Person) SheVentures - Ireland's first all-island summit for women founders @ Lusty Beg Island ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Mon May 20, 2024 (09:00) - Fri May 24, 2024 (18:00)

For now, all you need to know is that your two day experience (20/21 May 2024) will be packed with inspiration, opportunities to create deep connections to support your businessโ€™s growth ambitions, and the chance to pause, reflect and connect with nature in the beautiful setting of Lusty Beg Island.

(In-Person) WTM Belfast Book Club #5 @ Rapid7 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Tue May 21, 2024 (18:00) - Tue May 21, 2024 (19:30)

This month WTM Belfast are reading Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

With thanks to our host Rapid7, we will be in their ground floor cafe at the Rapid7 office, 19 Chichester St, Belfast. Join us for a coffee and meet new people, chat and catch-up with friendly faces!

(In-Person) PyLadies Dublin Python Study Session @ DIGIT Game Studios ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue May 21, 2024 (18:30) - Tue May 21, 2024 (20:30)

๐Ÿ†™ Python study session going through Fluent Python book. Don't forget to bring your laptop.

(In-Person) TechFoundHer AI Roadshow including premiรจre screening of SHOW HER THE MONEY (Belfast) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Wed May 22, 2024 (14:00) - Wed May 22, 2024 (19:30)

SHOW HER THE MONEY is coming to Belfast!!

TechFoundHer is hosting the AI Roadshow - a mini-summit which is all about connecting and getting inspired about how the power of AI tech and funding women entrepreneurs can change the world. There's an AI Revolution underway and we need to make sure women are leading as founders, innovators and thinkers.

(In-Person) TechFoundHer: SHOW HER THE MONEY - Dublin Movie Premiรจre and Panel Discussion ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Fri May 24, 2024 (11:00) - Fri May 24, 2024 (13:30)

SHOW HER THE MONEY is coming to Dublin!! TechFoundHer is delighted to host!

The LA produced award winning movie SHOW HER THE MONEY is coming to Dublin for a special event which includes the premiรจre screening of this award winning documentary and panel discussion exploring how we close the investment gap for women founders.

(In-Person) YourY Network: Celebrating Africa Day ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Fri May 24, 2024 (14:00) - Fri May 24, 2024 (17:30)

This upcoming event is geared towards celebrating Africa Day by highlighting African startup founders and discussing the funding gap they face is a meaningful way to raise awareness and foster dialogue.

โ€‹The panel discussion and workshop on funding allows for insightful exchanges on topics like purpose, impact, and fundraising experiences, providing valuable insights for both aspiring entrepreneurs and investors.

(Online) AwakenHub Legal Series Journey Map with Taylor Wessing Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Wed May 29, 2024 (12:30) - Wed May 29, 2024 (13:30)

Join us for our fourth in a five Workshop series

Session 4: Fundraising. Business plans, due diligence, raising capital, and investors with Ameer Gazder and Laura Brohan, Taylor Wessing Ireland.

(In-Person) Women in AI Governance Meet-Up @ Dublin Tech Summit @ RDS ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Thu May 30, 2024 (14:00) - Thu May 30, 2024 (16:00)

Join us for the Women in AI Governance meetup at the Dublin Tech Summit on May 30th in the RDS at 2PM on the balcony!

After our inaugural event sold out in 24 hours, we are thrilled to invite you to another afternoon of engagement, networking, and inspiration.

(In-Person) Black Girls in Tech: Technology Awards @ Dogpatch Labs ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Thu May 30, 2024 (16:00) - Thu May 30, 2024 (19:00)
๐Ÿš€Black Girls in Tech Ireland is 1!! Come celebrate the achievements of incredible Black women in the tech industry at the Technology Awards event! Join us at Dogpatch Labs for a night of recognition, inspiration, and networking.

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 11 Upcoming Conferences

Security BSides Dublin 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events, by and for, information security community members. These events are already happening in major cities all over the world! We are responsible for organising an independent BSides-Approved event for Ireland, in Dublin.

When: May 18, 2024 - May 18, 2024
The SheVentures Summit ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Bringing together 250+ Irish women leaders, founders, investors and their male allies for two days of inspiration, connection and empowerment, supported by the Irish Governmentโ€™s Shared Island Initiative.

When: May 20, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Climate Tech Conference ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

Welcome to Ireland's Climate Tech Conference, where innovation meets sustainability! Our shared commitment to a greener future unites us in addressing climate challenges. Today, visionary minds converge to explore cutting-edge solutions. From renewable energy breakthroughs to carbon capture innovations, we're forging a path toward a resilient planet. Embrace discussions on sustainable agriculture, eco-friendly transportation, and smart cities. Let's amplify our impact by fostering collaboration and accelerating climate-positive technologies. Together, we'll shape a more sustainable tomorrow for Ireland and beyond. Join the conversation, inspire change, and be part of the Climate Tech revolution. Welcome to a greener, cleaner future!

When: May 28, 2024 - May 28, 2024
Digital DNA ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง New

Digital DNA provides a space for entrepreneurs to connect with investors, mentors, and other resources to turn their ideas into successful companies. We also provide opportunities for students and professionals to learn from industry leaders and gain valuable experience.

When: May 28, 2024 - May 28, 2024
Dublin Tech Summit 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The Dublin Tech Summit 2023 will be held in person at the RDS in Dublin on 31 May-1 June 2023. There will be different talks on day 1 and 2, from a broad range of over 200 expert speakers, an exhibit area with our 50+ partners, 150 startups to discover, networking events, and of course much more!

When: May 29, 2024 - May 30, 2024
InvestHer Summit ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Together, Let's Get 1M Women Entrepreneurs Funded by 2030. Community is Capital

When: Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
ShipItCon 2024 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 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
JSConf Ireland 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

A tech conference dedicated to the JavaScript community in Ireland

When: Sep 25, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024

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 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

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).