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 Dec

Storytelling for Games, Theory & Practice - Part 1 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช games
When: Thu Dec 2, 2021 (18:30)
Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Thu Dec 2, 2021 (19:00)
Imirt Irish Game Awards ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช games
When: Fri Dec 3, 2021 (19:00)
it@cork Leaders Awards ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Sat Dec 4, 2021 (09:00)
UX Design Dublin meeting ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech New
When: Sun Dec 5, 2021 (13:30)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

AwakenHub Christmas Jollies Revisited ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue Dec 14, 2021 (17:00) - Tue Dec 14, 2021 (18:15)

Not quite time yet for ho, ho, ho but never too early to get the date in the diary as we know how much our Awakenhubbers love to plan and also let their hair down.

What happens at our AwakenHub Christmas Jollies stays at our Christmas Jollies so you know it will be fun.

Women Who Code Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Thu Dec 23, 2021 (08:00) - Thu Dec 23, 2021 (09:00)

๐Ÿ” Recurring Virtual Events

AnitaB.org's Community Events new
Members of the global AnitaB.org Local community organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech. They organize valuable meetups, codeathons, and our one-day HopperX1 events modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration.
When: Various dates
Creative Mornings Field Trips

Mostly via Zoom.

FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life. Built on top of our 20,000 monthly attendees at CreativeMornings talks, FieldTrips are designed and organized by amazing individuals and organizations from within our community.
When: Various dates
Women Who Code Remote Events
When: Various dates
Women Who Cowork Dublin - Virtual Coworking Coffee ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Every Mon Morning
Women Tech Entrepreneurs Series - #HowSheDidIt ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช new
Join us as we explore in these series, success stories of for Women Entrepreneurs and Founders in Tech startups and businesses.
When: Every 3rd Tuesday, 19:00
Women Who Cowork Dublin - Cocktail o'clock with WomenCo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Every Fri evening @ 17:00

๐ŸŽซ Conferences

๐Ÿ“Œ 6 Upcoming Conferences

Pyjamas 2021 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Being tired of all the conferences that happened online? Donโ€™t worry, we are different from the other online tech conference. We are totally community-run and very chill.
When: Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021
Zero Day Con - Supercharge Your Security ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

These unprecedented times are a turning point for the cybersecurity industry. New technologies, new attack vectors, geopolitical tensions and regulations are reshaping cyber and business risks. With these many evolving challenges, now is the time to supercharge your security. Zero Day Con will host a full day of expert level discussion on cutting edge security approaches to implementing the right security measures to protect your systems, data, and information. Join Zero Day Con in Dublin on March 10th 2022, to examine industry insights, top security technologies, and key priorities for your infosec program.

When: Mar 10, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022
Security BSides Dublin 2022 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.

The conference brings together renowned Information Security professionals from all over the world and gives to all participants the opportunity to network, learn and participate among like-minded individuals, while sharing or presenting their work.

This years conference builds on the success of the virtual event of 2021, by returning to The Convention Centre Dublin for an in-person event on 19th of March 2022.

When: Mar 19, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
PyCon Limerick 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
PyCon Limerick will return in Spring 2022. Please RSVP to stay up to date with further announcements.
  • The proposed venue is in Limerick City Centre
  • The proposed date is the first Saturday after the 6 Nations rugby championship.
When: Mar 26, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022
Tech Connect Conference & Exhibition ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

This gathering of 2,000+ key decision makers from the UK and Ireland tech sector will provide a unique online forum for leading technology companies, tech buyers, start-ups, investors to meet and discuss the key tech trends facing the sector.

When: Apr 14, 2022 - Apr 14, 2022
EuroPython 2022 - Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
First time this week long traveliing Python conference will be in Dublin.
When: Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 17, 2022

๐Ÿ›‘ Cancelled/Postponed Conferences

FutureScope postponed
See website for full statement regarding cancellation.
Global AppSec Dublin postponed
See website for full statement regarding cancellation.
OFFSET DUBLIN 2021 cancelled
See website for full statement regarding cancellation.
ShipItCon 2021 postponed
See website for full statement regarding cancellation.

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.

Open Source Ventilator Project
This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.
Rural Ireland Tech Advocates New
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.
NDRC Accelerator ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

Applications for our second NDRC Accelerator are now open!

Weโ€™re looking for entrepreneurs building โ€˜global solutions to global problemsโ€™ 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

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 New
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 New
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).