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) Dublin Data Science: Reproducible Research 2.0 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Wed May 18, 2022 (18:30)
RDI Hub: Founders Circle ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช startup
When: Fri May 20, 2022 (11:00)
(In-Person) UX Design Dublin meeting ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech New
When: Sun May 22, 2022 (13:30)
๐Ÿ“– The UX Book Club Book ๐Ÿ“– Ruined by Design with Mike Monteiro ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech New
When: Tue May 24, 2022 (18:00)
(In-Person) The Games Co-Op: Hake May While The Sun Shines ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช games New
When: Wed May 25, 2022 (19:00)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

(In-Person) WITS Coffee Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Thu May 19, 2022 (08:30) - Thu May 19, 2022 (09:00)
Let's meet around a coffee in Cork City! This morning coffee meet-up, open to WITS members and non-members, aims to be a short breathe of fresh air into our busy schedules to connect, exchange about life in STEM, or simply take a break!
(In-Person) PyLadies Dublin X WAI Ireland: WaiPRACTICE Showcase ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Sat May 21, 2022 (13:30) - Sat May 21, 2022 (15:45)
PyLadies Dublin are partnered with Women in Ireland who will be showcasing the projects from their WaiPractice Programme that ran from Feb to Apr by their mentors and mentees.
WITS Coaching Series: give your self-confidence a boost 2/3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Wed May 25, 2022 (18:30) - Wed May 25, 2022 (20:30)
For the second workshop of this coaching series, Life and Career Coach Anna Lehane brings our focus to this famous impostor syndrome: how does it work? What is the role of our inner critic in its mechanism? How can you manage this inner critic more effectively to stop doubting your own abilities?
Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป - Breakfast ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Thu May 26, 2022 (08:00) - Fri May 27, 2022 (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!

Women in Project Management Summit 2022 (WiPM) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Thu May 26, 2022 (09:00) - Thu May 26, 2022 (18:00)

We are delighted to announce that the Women in Project Management (WiPM) Summit 2022 will be hosted on Thursday 26th May at The Westbury Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. We look forward to welcoming you back to our in-person event once again.

The creation of the Women in Project Management (WiPM) Summit is a natural evolution of our founding principle here at PM Summit HQ which is 'Inclusivity not Exclusivity'. Project Management like many other professions is capable of gender balance especially due to the attributes required to perform the role.

Women Who Code: CONNECT Recharge 2022 - Part 1 ๐ŸŒŽ New
When: Thu May 26, 2022 (12:00) - Thu May 26, 2022 (16:00)

Join Us Live for Part 1 of Our One-Day Online Conference to CONNECT and Recharge!

Staying connected with industry experts and other women in tech from around the world is the best way to recharge your network and passion for what you do.

Women Who Code has created a three-part one-day live online event of diverse speakers to help you grow your skills and get inspired to take your career to the next level. Wherever you are on your journey, this conference has something for you!

Women in eDiscovery Dublin Drinks Reception ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Thu May 26, 2022 (18:30) - Thu May 26, 2022 (21:30)

WiE Dublin are excited to announce our first in-person event - WiE Dublin Spring Drinks Reception - on 26th May, and sponsored by Kroll

Women in eDiscoveryโ„ข ("WiE") is a nonprofit organization focused on providing women with legal technology education, networking and leadership opportunities.

๐Ÿ” Recurring Virtual Events's Community Events
Members of the global 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
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 8 Upcoming Conferences

9th International Data Science Summit ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

The 9th International Data Science Summit organized by the Data Science Foundation International will be held on 19th May 2022 at The Convention Centre @ Dublin. The summit will provide unique insights into creating a data-driven culture in organizations, and the benefits of using data and analytics to drive the decision making process.

Connect with some of the most innovative people and ideas in the world of data science & AI, while learning first-hand from core practitioners and contributors, Data Science Summit will welcome renowned speakers from the space to share innovative ideas on how to correctly and efficiently extract the knowledge & insights from data.

When: May 19, 2022 - May 19, 2022
it@cork TechFest 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

This highly engaging technology festival will include keynotes and expert speakers, interactive panel discussions, workshops, one-to-one networking opportunities and an exhibition area. TechFest is our annual flagship tech conference showcasing legends, luminaries and thought leaders on everything tech and future forward.

When: May 25, 2022 - May 25, 2022
Big Data Belfast 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง New

Big Data Belfast is a one-day data and technology conference hosted by data analytics solution provider Analytics Engines. Now in its 8th year, the conference has established itself as a highlight of the Northern Ireland tech events calendar.

When: May 25, 2022 - May 25, 2022
Dublin Tech Summit 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Dublin Tech Summit brings together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to shape the future of global trends and technologies. This year it will be held at The RDS, Dublin.

When: Jun 15, 2022 - Jun 16, 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
ShipItCon 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The ShipItCon Team (John, Serena, Ck and Tom) are currently planning ShipItCon 2022 and will be updating the website over the coming months. If you are interested in sponsoring this yearโ€™s event please use the link below. We rely heavily on the kindness and support of the local tech community to spread the word about ShipItCon, create fascinating talks and help us in finding great sponsors. Mรญle buรญochas.

When: Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
DigiMarCon Ireland 2022 - Digital Marketing, Media & Advertising Conference ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

DigiMarCon Ireland 2022 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

When: Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 6, 2022
TechConnect Live 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

TechConnect Live is Ireland's largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported by Ibec and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It's estimated that SME's account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland.

When: Sep 13, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022

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.
GoingFar Mentorship Programme ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

GoingFar mentorship programme is for diverse migrant professionals living in Ireland.

The programme will run for 3 months and will allow you to receive mentorship from an experienced professional in one of the following three areas: Entrepreneurship / Finding a job / Achieving a leadership position

Level Up: Women In Tech ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐ŸŒ New

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.

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 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.

Check website for important dates.

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.
Women ReBOOT 2022 Programmes ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Women ReBOOT Programme, an initiative of Technology Ireland Software Skillnet.

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).