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 Feb

(In-Person) GDG Portlaoise Launch Event ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Wed Feb 21, 2024 (18:00)
(In-Person) PyBelfast: Febuary Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tech
When: Wed Feb 21, 2024 (18:00)
(In-Person) Free Writing for Video Games Workshop @ Sunflower Public House ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง gamedev
When: Thu Feb 22, 2024 (17:00)
(In-Person) Elastic Dublin Meetup: Vector Search & Security Automation @ Tines ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Thu Feb 22, 2024 (18:00)
(In-Person) Platform Engineers Dublin: 5 biggest Platform Manager fuckups ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Thu Feb 22, 2024 (18:00)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

(In-Person) Amazing Data Women - ESG Themed @ KPMG Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Wed Feb 21, 2024 (18:30) - Wed Feb 21, 2024 (20:30)

We're back with another in person HER+Data meetup! An evening time event on Wed Feb 21st @6:30pm (Irish Time), hosted at KPMG. We'll have ESG themed talks from amazing women. Join, ask questions and meet other folks who love data.

(In-Person) WITS Ireland: Mary Mulvihill Lecture ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Thu Feb 22, 2024 (18:00) - Thu Feb 22, 2024 (20:00)

Women in Technology & Science Ireland are delighted to invite you to our Bi-Annual Mary Mulvihill Lecture. This special event recognises the significant contribution Dr. Marion Palmer has made to WITS.

With an opening address from Dr. Orla Feely, President of UCD the keynote lecture will be delivered by two-time recipient of the Journalism Excellence Award from the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Maria Delaney.

(In-Person) Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Hub (FENI): Women into Industry ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Fri Feb 23, 2024 (10:00) - Fri Feb 23, 2024 (12:00)
Join us for an exciting event at Southern Regional College, Newry Campus. Women into Industry is a must-attend gathering for anyone, who would like to change career and learn new opportunities within local industry. Opportunity to network over a coffee and listen to others experiences.
(Online) WITS Ireland: The Power of Change: Reinventing your career throughout life! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Fri Feb 23, 2024 (12:15) - Fri Feb 23, 2024 (13:00)

Join Paula Fitzsimons and Ciara Garvan for a discussion on career longevity and the power of doing what you love!

What makes a good career and in particular what makes a good career for a woman? We know many people burnout and opt out of the corporate world in their 50โ€™s, others struggle to re enter the workforce after stepping out due to caring opportunities and remain underemployed. How can we ensure we are all still thriving in a career for many years?

(In-Person) Awakenhub: Cork Coffee Morning Meet Up New
When: Mon Feb 26, 2024 (10:00) - Thu Feb 22, 2024 (11:30)
Join AwakenHub & AwakenAngels co-founder Sinead Crowley and County Ambassador Avril Power, Giyst for an informal coffee morning meetup in Cork
(In-Person) Women in Technology United: Preparing for a Sustainable Future @ TU Dublin Aungier Street ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue Feb 27, 2024 (13:00) - Tue Feb 27, 2024 (15:00)

Join us for an exciting lunch and learn event focused on empowering women in technology through sustainable practices.

(In-Person) Women Who Code Beflast: She Rocks! Awards 2024 @ Oh Yeah Music Centre ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Thu Feb 29, 2024 (19:00) - Thu Feb 29, 2024 (21:00)

The Women Who Code Belfast She Rocks! Awards are back!

We believe that there is nothing better than coming together to celebrate the amazing achievements of the women in our community. Since 2017, our awards have been celebrating the women we work with, aspire to or that make a difference to our community.

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 new
When: Every 1st Wed of the month @ 19:00 - 23:00

๐ŸŽซ Conferences

๐Ÿ“Œ 19 Upcoming Conferences

RENDR 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Night-time Creativity and Tech Festival. Curated for the Hungry!

When: Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 1, 2024
CESI 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The 2024 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland will take place on Saturday 2nd March at ATU Galway City.

The theme for the conference is โ€œNavigating Digital Futuresโ€.

The 2024 conference will highlight creative, practical, and innovation applications of digital teaching and learning across the sectors. Conference streams will cover broad themes such as computing, GenAI, and inclusion. Attendees will be afforded space and time throughout the day for networking and collaboration. The annual CESI conference is a dynamic and forward-thinking event, and the 2024 programme addresses emerging challenges throughout the sectors, as well as many hopeful opportunities.

When: Mar 2, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024
Zero Day Con - Evolve - Cybersecurity Conference 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
DeeptechFest Ireland 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Join us at DeeptechFest Ireland 2024, a one-day event dedicated to showcasing the incredible power of Deeptech in revolutionizing climate tech, driving sustainability goals in Europe, and fostering a dynamic ecosystem that fuels innovation across various sectors.

When: Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 7, 2024
Women in STEM Summit 2024 @ Croke Park ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The Women in STEM Summit 2024 will bring together thought leaders, educators, policy makers, innovators, and pioneers in industry to discuss how to empower women with the technology and skills necessary for a better future. It will provide a platform where they can constructively challenge current ways of thinking and offer new perspectives.

When: Mar 13, 2024 - Mar 13, 2024
Techstars Startup Weekend Women Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Techstars Startup Weekend is a 3 days interactive event for people who want to test/validate and explore their business ideas. Youโ€™ll meet the very best mentors, learn from workshops, work as a team and networking. Join us to learn how to Think, Work, and Build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. You don't have to have a business idea to join.

When: Mar 22, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024
FรS Games Summit 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

FรS Games Summit 2024 is the fourth annual event hosted by Ardรกn, supported by Screen Ireland, Grรฉasรกn na Meรกn, IMIRT, WRAP, Creative Europe Media Desk Ireland and ATU.

The goal of the summit is to help foster growth and success in the Irish games development community by providing developers on the island of Ireland with a unique opportunity to engage with talks and presentations that will help them in their own careers.

When: Apr 5, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Data Cรฉilรญ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Data Cรฉilรญ is Ireland's newest data platform event. It's a community-lead conference with a focus on Microsoft Data Platform technologies.

When: Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024
TechFoundHer Boot Camp 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Save the date, check event page for more info like speakers, programme, and other surprises.

When: Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024
Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland 2024 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Renaissance, Irelandโ€™s leading IT security distributor, is delighted to announce the return of Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland 2024!.

When: Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 18, 2024
Health Tech Spring Conference @ Titanic Belfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Hosted by the Health Innovation and Research Alliance NI (HIRANI), Health Tech Spring is a two-day conference taking place in April 2024

When: Apr 29, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
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
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
UXDX EMEA 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 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.
Going for Growth programme ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

Enterprise Ireland is looking for 60 women entrepreneurs to join the latest cycle of its Going for Growth programme.

The initiative is designed for women entrepreneurs across all sectors who are strongly focused on growth. Enterprise Ireland said the programme aims to help entrepreneurs achieve their growth goals and build stronger companies, create new jobs and increase their revenue.

The deadline for applications for the latest Going for Growth cycle is Friday, 17 November 2023. The six-month programme will begin in January 2024 and is supported by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG.

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).