I'll keep track of virtual tech events here 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).
- a missing upcoming event
- 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
|Fri Feb 19, 11:00 - 12:00||🆕 Scale Ireland: The Role of Indigenous Tech Start-Up & Scale-Up Companies in the Recovery 🇮🇪|
|Tue Feb 23, 19:00 - 20:30||🆕 YourY Networks: Mental Health - Celebrating Social Entrepreneurs 🇮🇪|
|Thu Feb 25, 19:00 - 21:00||🆕 RebelCon: RebelWomen 🇮🇪|
|Fri Feb 26, 12:00 - 13:30||🆕 Bash!: The Rust BASH!|
|Thu Mar 4, 08:00 - 09:00||WWCode Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online ☕️💻|
|Tue Mar 9, 20:00||WITS Reads - Discover Together (Book Club) 🇮🇪`|
🔁 Recurring & ⏩ Ongoing Events
[Update] I've split out recurring and ongoing events, hope this helps. 😊
|🔁 Every Mon Morning (Started) Mar 30)||Women Who Cowork Dublin - Virtual Coworking Coffee 🇮🇪||Via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/713622343|
|🔁 Every Fri evening @ 17:00 (Started Fri Apr 3)||Women Who Cowork Dublin - Cocktail o'clock with WomenCo 🇮🇪||Via Zoom - see their meetup page for more info|
|🔁 Every Thu @ 19:00 IST||🆕 Why R? Webinars||This is an online webinar series, see https://twitter.com/whyrconf/ for updates.|
ℹ️ More virtual events
👉 There's more virtual conferences listed in the following doc (thanks to the cool women in tech slack group): View live Google Doc
👉 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.
💪 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.|
😓 Cancelled/Postponed events
If there's any cancelled or postponed events, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks in advance.
|UX Belfast||Cancelled indefinitely|
|🆙 Security BSides Dublin 2020||Postponed to SAT MAR 27 2021|
|🆙 RebelCon 🇮🇪||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 🇮🇪||Postponed to Summer 2021. See @DublinMaker on Twitter for latest updates.|
|ShipItCon 🇮🇪||Postponed to 2021, check website for updates|
|🆕 NDRC Early Stage supports for founders across Ireland 🇮🇪||Take your first step to building a globally scalable startup by joining a community, sharing your ideas with top mentors, and preparing your startup for investment or an accelerator with our dedicated regional teams at NDRC.|
|TWi And Tech Writers Without Borders And You 🇮🇪||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.|
|RestartBizMap 🇮🇪||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 our next newsletter.
🤖 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 🇮🇪||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|
🤓 Resources for Organisers on organising virtual events
|🆕 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).|
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. ❤️