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 Mar

(In-Person) DevOps Belfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tech
When: Tue Mar 21, 2023 (18:30)
(Online) Data, Cloud and AI in Dublin: Introduction to Quantum Computing ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Wed Mar 22, 2023 (12:00)
(In-Person) UXDX Dublin: Product Enablement Principles with John Cutler @ Toast ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช tech
When: Wed Mar 22, 2023 (18:30)

Latest Upcoming Diversity in Tech Events this month

(Online) AwakenHub: Sales Success: Real Selling, Real Strategies ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue Mar 21, 2023 (17:00) - Tue Mar 21, 2023 (18:30)

With thanks as always to our AwakenHub partners and sponsors. As a registered social enterprise we are driven by our social impact mission to change the landscape for women founders for generations to come and we couldn't do it without all of your support.

(In-Person) PyLadies Dublin x Microsoft Ireland - Mar Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Tue Mar 21, 2023 (18:30) - Tue Mar 21, 2023 (20:30)

๐Ÿ™Œ We are excited to be back with Microsoft Ireland who is hosting us at their HQ in Sandyford this month!

  • - No Meetup API? No Problem by Philip Germeyer
  • - Use Backstage to create your asset and Template management by Mansura Habiba

(Online) TechFoundHer Town Hall Webinar: Let's bust some myths about tech ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Wed Mar 22, 2023 (11:00) - Wed Mar 22, 2023 (11:45)

You don't need to be a techie to be a female founder of a tech company or start up.

In this webinar you'll be inspired to hear how different female founders (who are not techies) are building awesome tech business and get some tips on how they are smashing it.

(Hybrid) Connecting Women in Technology: Tech Starter: Importance of Mentorship ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Wed Mar 22, 2023 (12:00) - Wed Mar 22, 2023 (14:00)

Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) is a network of Irish based technology companies who all share a common goal to support the development of women in the technology industry. Founded by Accenture, Dell and Microsoft in 2011, the network today spans over 20 leading multinational technology companies, who all collaborate to attract, promote and encourage women in STEM careers.

The Tech Starter series began 3 years ago and is delivered students in third level institutions. The series consists of several monthly events from panel discussions on careers in STEM, to CV and interview workshops. At these events, students can expect to learn about what it's like to work for a technology company and making the transition from third level to the workplace. The aim of Tech Starter is to reduce the numbers of female dropouts from STEM degrees and increase the number of students who enter STEM/technology roles after graduation.

In-person invites are limited and on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend in person, please complete this form:

(Online) Women Who Code Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป - Breakfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
When: Thu Mar 23, 2023 (08:00) - Thu Mar 23, 2023 (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.
(In-Person) APNI Women's Day 2023 @ Meta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Thu Mar 23, 2023 (18:15) - Thu Mar 23, 2023 (19:30)

Join APNI on the 23rd of March 2023 as we celebrate remarkable women who are breaking new ground in unconventional career paths.

(In-Person) Techstars Startup Weekend Women Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Fri Mar 24, 2023 (18:00) - Sun Mar 26, 2023 (18:30)
Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster -- and, maybe even start that business.
(In-Person) TechFoundHer Townhall @ AWS Startup Loft Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
When: Mon Mar 27, 2023 (17:00) - Mon Mar 27, 2023 (18:30)

TechFoundHer TownHall - community gathering for female founders and all entrepreneurial women and allies.

Get inspired about how tech can support you to have more impact and meet other female founders to share in a safe and social space about your startup journey.

(In-Person) Women in Tech @ Talent Garden ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New
When: Wed Mar 29, 2023 (17:30) - Wed Mar 29, 2023 (19:00)

Join us for an evening of drinks and canapรฉs as we get together with some like minded people to hear about the wonderful work that our speakers for the evening have done in the world of tech.

Kickstarting at 5:30 pm, Dr Zara Quail and Lewize Mc Cauley Crothers will walk us through their journey and the evening will culminate into a drinks receptions to share some laughs and make some new connections.

๐Ÿ” Recurring Virtual Events

No recurring events. Let us know if we are missing something.

๐ŸŽซ Conferences

๐Ÿ“Œ 12 Upcoming Conferences

Techstars Startup Weekend: Women Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Save the date! #SWDW2023

When: Mar 24, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023
Zero Days CTF 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Back for the 7th year of our Inter-colleges Capture-The-Flag event, This will be one of the largest in-person CTFs on the planet. All previous events have sold out so get your team in and spread the word.

Entries are open to teams of 4 and includes lunch, hacking challenges and games, all followed by our ZeroDays After-Party (from 6pm)

We aim to crown the top Irish college security team, but as always we have a separate 'Open' category for non-college and industry teams, so everyone is welcome to take part.

When: Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023
RebelCon 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

There are always game changers in history. The industrialists of the new century, the bankers of the 80's. Today it's the software practitioners. This is our time, software is eating the world and software practitioners are the dream makers. Embrace your rebel, dare differently and love what you do.

This year we will bring together the software engineering community from across Ireland for a two day extravaganza of workshops and talks.

When: Apr 25, 2023 - Apr 25, 2023
Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Renaissance, Ireland's leading IT security distributor, is delighted to announce the return of Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland 2023!

When: May 16, 2023 - May 16, 2023
3D Printing Expo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The 3D Printing Show is the largest professional 3D printing show and additive manufacturing conference and expo in Ireland As an attendee, you'll explore the business applications of 3D printing through conference sessions led by industry experts, demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and services, and programming for designers, professionals, and makers. Meet with offer 30 exhibitors and understand how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and more.

When: May 23, 2023 - May 24, 2023

ARVR Innovate has a unique focus on AR and VR as emerging technologies. We organise one conference per year with an independently curated agenda. ARVR Innovate has been named as one of the top AR and VR events in the world.

When: May 26, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Dublin Tech Summit ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) is a two-day conference that sits at the heart of the international tech scene. As one of the world's most active technology hubs, Dublin has become the EMEA base for some of the biggest global tech companies and over the last 6 years DTS has emerged as one of Europe's fastest growing B2B tech events.

When: May 31, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023
2023 DE&I Creative Leadership Conference @ Titanic Hotel Belfast ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Conference focusing on Good Practice, Experience and Expertise from Diversity, Equity & Inclusion specialists.

When: Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
ShipItCon 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

ShipItCon is a community driven, not-for-profit conference about Software Delivery. Our primary goal is to create an accessible, enjoyable and educational event in which people from all walks of life can engage, share and learn.

This year's theme is โ€œThe Unknownโ€. Join us on Friday 1st September 2023 as we voyage into the unknown and look at topics such as risk, unknowns unknowns, observability, AI, security, leading through uncertain times and more. Our speakers will share stories and practical examples of how they continue to deliver delightful experiences to customers during turbulent times.

When: Sep 1, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
TechConnect Live 2023 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 14, 2023 - Sep 14, 2023
JSDayIE 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

JSDayIE is a day to celebrate the JavaScript community in Ireland and it is presented by Wolk Software with support for the initiative from our sponsors.

When: Sep 26, 2023 - Sep 26, 2023
Saastock 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

SaaStock 2023 is the world's most impactful conference for SaaS founders on the journey to $10M+ ARR and beyond.

When: Oct 16, 2023 - Oct 19, 2023

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

Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship 2023 ๐ŸŒŽ New

The edie windsor coding scholarship fund makes it possible for incoming lgbtq women and non-binary techies to kickstart careers in technology.

Deadline is February 14th, 2023.

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 New

Outreachy provides internships in open source to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living.

โœ๐Ÿฟ Intern applications are accepted from January 16, 2023 to February 6, 2023

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ Mentoring organization sign up is open through February 10, 2023. Project submission deadline is February 24, 2023.

Ready, Set, Go Furthr - Applications open ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช New

Ready, Set, Go Furthr is a one-day interactive workshop to help ambitious founders get started on the right path to a successful start up journey.

Our next workshop will take place on Wednesday, 25th of January 2023 at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, from 9am - 4pm.

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).