Jan 2021 Irish Virtual Tech Events Listings

โ„น๏ธ NOTE: This post is updated regularly

You can find archives of previous virtual events at: 2020: March to June | July | August | September | October | November | December

I'll keep track of virtual tech events from October onwards here. This seems to be a norm, so to a point where this live blog is not needed anymore, I'll stop, and will just have them in our monthly Coding Grace newsletter. (Also helps me so I don't double up on the work maintaining the lists on a blog and newsletter).

Let me know either via contact@codinggrace.com or @CodingGrace if you want to include:-

  • a missing upcoming event
  • announcements
  • call to actions / help
  • opportunities / grants

Here's some events and conferences who have adapted to having their events virtually (I'll try and keep this post updated).

Events, Workshops & Conference

Thu Jan 21, 18:00 - 20:00 Women in DevOps meets SOD.AI: Exploring the world of DataOps
Sat Jan 23, 2021 Global Diversity CFP day 2021 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Sat Jan 23, 09:00 - 11:00 Python Ireland: Speakers Coaching Session ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 11:00 - 12:30 UX Cork: User case to leverage quantitative data through qualitative research ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 17:00 - 19:00 TOG Hackerspace: Holiday Hack Challenge redo :-) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Jan 25, 12:00 - 13:00 Irish Computer Society: Women4IT Free Digital ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Jan 25, 18:00 - 19:30 Women Who Code Belfast: Careers and Staying Current in Cyber Security: An Evening With Contrast Security
Tue Jan 26, 19:00 - 20:00 11th Cork.Net Meetup - ASP.NET Core Health Checks ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 26, 19:00 - 20:30 Social Enterprise StartUps โ€“ Celebrating Social Entrepreneurs ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Jan 27, 19:00 - 21:00 Online only Wikipedia Editing evening ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Jan 28, 19:00 - 21:00 Why R? Webinars
Thu Jan 28, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Jan 29, 09:00 - 16:00 ๐Ÿ†• THE DOING DESIGN FESTIVAL ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 30, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Feb 2, 19:00 - 21:00 1GAM (Game a Month) Galway ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Feb 3 - Sun Feb 7/td> ๐Ÿ†• Irish Tech Society & GAA International Hackathon powered by Microsoft/a> ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Feb 3, 18:30 - 19:30 Clojure Ireland:ย Real-world systems in Clojure ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Feb 3, 19:00 - 21:00 TOG Hackerspace: Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Feb 3, 20:00 - 21:00 Ministry of Test Belfast: Quality Engineering - Anne-Marie Charrett ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Feb 3, 20:00 - 22:00 Drupal Limerick Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Feb 4, 08:00 - 09:00 WWCode Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Feb 4, 19:00 - 21:00 Why R? Webinars
Fri Feb 5, 09:00 - 10:00 ๐Ÿ†• Dogpatch Labs First Fridays: Welcome to the Irish Ecosystem ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Various dates AnitaB.org's Community Events 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.
Various dates AnitaB.org's Community Events 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.
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.

Various dates Hackaday's calendar of virtual events and classes
Various dates Women Who Code Remote Events

๐Ÿ” Recurring & โฉ Ongoing Events

[Update] I've split out recurring and ongoing events, hope this helps. ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ” Every Mon Morning (Started) Mar 30) Women Who Cowork Dublin - Virtual Coworking Coffee ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/713622343
๐Ÿ” Every Fri evening @ 17:00 (Started Fri Apr 3) Women Who Cowork Dublin - Cocktail o'clock with WomenCo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Via Zoom - see their meetup page for more info
๐Ÿ” Every Thu @ 19:00 IST ๐Ÿ†• Why R? Webinars This is an online webinar series, see https://twitter.com/whyrconf/ for updates.

โ„น๏ธ More virtual events

๐Ÿ‘‰ There's more virtual conferences listed in the following doc (thanks to the cool women in tech slack group): View live Google Doc

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here's more webinars for Irish Companies & Founders: View calendar (thanks to @g_myaccesshub)

๐Ÿ‘‰ Startup Digest, there's one in a city/town near you: https://www.startupdigest.com/ - Just search for your city name and a calendar of events will pop up.

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.
Startup Weekend COVID-19 Remote Edition ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Register your interest

๐Ÿ˜“ Cancelled/Postponed events

If there's any cancelled or postponed events, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks in advance.

Cancelled ๐Ÿšซ

UX Belfast Cancelled indefinitely

Postponed ๐Ÿ”ฎ

๐Ÿ†™ Security BSides Dublin 2020 Postponed to SAT MAR 27 2021
๐Ÿ†™ RebelCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to FRI JUN 18 - SAT JUN 19
EuroPython Dublin 2021 Physcial EuroPython in Dublin moved to MON JUL 11 - SUN JUL 17 (2022) .
Dublin Maker 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to Summer 2021. See @DublinMaker on Twitter for latest updates.
ShipItCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to 2021, check website for updates

๐Ÿ†’ Opportunities

TWi And Tech Writers Without Borders And You ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Professional writers are ready to volunteer. TWi and Tech Writers Without Borders are partnering to bring technical writers to your not for profit COVID-19 related projects.
Bank of Ireland provides โ‚ฌ1m in emergency funding for communities impacted by Covid-19 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Funds fast-tracked for projects supporting vulnerable groups with immediate needs.

In partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland, the Bank is fast tracking โ‚ฌ500,000 of the funds to 13 organisations that are working to support the immediate needs of vulnerable groups across the island of Ireland, north and south.

The remaining โ‚ฌ500,000 is being donated to The Community Foundation for Ireland and the Community Foundation for Northern Irelandโ€™s Covid-19 Funds to help local charities and community organisations assisting vulnerable individuals and groups through this difficult period. The Community Foundations will launch these funds next week.

Bank of Ireland: Begin Together โ€“ helping our communities to thrive ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช The Begin Together Fund provides valuable investment for community initiatives that will make a real difference in towns and villages. We want to get behind those trying to make the lives of others in their communities better by improving their financial, physical and mental wellbeing.
RestartBizMap ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Supported 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.

If you have others to share, add them in the comments below... I'll try and update this blog post and will note it for April's newsletter.

๐Ÿค– AOB Events

This section is for any other things that doesn't fit in the categories above, like moving off meetup, and so on.

BelfastFP moving away from Meetup New site: https://belfastfp.github.io/
Mobilize on Hiatus until end of year https://www.meetup.com/mobilizemeetup/
New MongoDB User Group Events site for Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 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.
Women Who Co-work Dublin moving away from Meetup to Eventbrite Updates via: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/women-co-17855424135

๐Ÿค“ Resources for Organisers on organising virtual events

๐Ÿ†• Best practices for accessibility for virtual events "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.
Python Software Foundation: Resources for Virtual Events Info for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints!
[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.
[Zoom] Guide to safely use Zoon (via Silicon Repubic)
[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).

๐ŸŒˆ Finally

Let's do our part and make sure help slow down the spread of the virus and protect our community and all those loved ones around us. โค๏ธ


๐Ÿ—„ Past virtual events since last post -

๐Ÿ†™ Moved to the end, as this ARCHIVED events list is getting really long! ๐Ÿ˜†

Archive Jan events will be placed here.
Sat Jan 9, 10:00 - 12:00 Coffee&Code Belfast:ย React Study Group (beginner friendly) - 0/2
Sat Jan 9, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 12, 18:00 - 19:30 Test Heads Dublin: Online Experimentation: Listening to your customers ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 12, 19:00 - 21:00 Cork|Sec 91 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Jan 13, 18:30 - 20:30 Python Ireland Monthly Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Jan 13, 19:00 - 23:00 The Games Co-Op: Jan-ClaudeVanDamme-uary ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Jan 13, 20:00 - 21:00 Ministry of Testing Belfast: Agile Tester Toolkit - Make an Impact with Julia Pottinger
Thu Jan 14, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Jan 14, 19:00 - 21:00 Why R? Webinars - Using R for human microbiome analysis with Prof. S. Holmes
Fri Jan 15, 12:00 - 13:00 Newry Digital: Informal Lunch and Learn session
Sat Jan 16, 10:00 - 12:00 Coffee&Code Belfast:ย React Study Group (beginner friendly) - 1/2
Sat Jan 16, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Jan 18, 19:00 - 21:00 Why R? Webinars : "Introduction to R in PowerBI " with Nujcharee Haswell
Tue Jan 19, 16:00 - 17:00 Wild Code School: Remote campus presentation - Learn coding from home! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 19, 18:00 - 19:00 Remote Geeks: Remote Geeks Community Initiative (How non-techies can shape Tech strategy) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 19, 18:30 - 19:30 PyLadies Dublin Jan Meetup - ImagiLabs ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Jan 20, 19:00 - 21:00 TOG Hackerspace: Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Jan 20, 19:30 - 21:30 Newry Digital: Lessons learnt building a custom analytics solution for my website

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