October Virtual Tech Events Live Blog - Part 5

โ„น๏ธ NOTE: This post is not updated anymore so it doesn't get too long (and arduous to maintain), check the for the latest new live blog for the current month.

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

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:-

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 Oct 29 - Fri Oct 30Future Human ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29, 08:00-09:00Women Who Code Belfast:ย Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Oct 29, 12:00 - 13:00BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29, 19:00 - 20:30CHAI Dublin (Chatbot & AI) Meetup: Intro to textual data augmentation ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29, 19:00 - 20:30Dublin Code Mentoring: Deep Dive Thursdays - Advanced Topics ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Nov 2, 19:00 - 21:00๐Ÿ†• MLDublin goes remote with Huawei ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Nov 6Dogpatch Labs: First Fridays ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • 09:00 - 10:00: Welcome to the Irish Ecosystem
  • 10:00 - 12:00: Digital 1-on-1 Mentoring (Applications close Monday, 2nd Nov at 11:59pm!)
  • 12:00 - 12:50: Virtual Pitching Masterclass with Ginny Radmall
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Build, Scale, Sell, Repeat - Founderโ€™s Story with Pat Phelan
Thu Nov 5, 12:00 - 13:00GCS Connect: Diversity (Dublin) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Nov 13, 18:00 - 20:00I am remarkable workshop as part of #IamRemarkableweek 12th-19th of Nov ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Nov 19, 10:00 - 16:15Women in Virtual Tech Summit (Ireland) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Nov 17, 18:30 - 19:30PyLadies Dublin Nov Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Talk 1: DeepTree: Automated Deep Lineage Tree Analysis via Single-Cell Tracking Software by Kristina Ulicna
  • Talk 2: Software architecture for proctoring tool by Jaime Buelta
Thu Nov 19, 17:00Trinity Business Ethics Series: A conversation about the ethical challenges ofโ€ฏartificialโ€ฏintelligence ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Nov 19, 18:00 - 20:00๐Ÿ†• Women Who Code Dublin & Frontend Foxes: Remote Working ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ“ข Looking for speakers: https://vuevixensesp.typeform.com/to/QCRQHFjz
Various datesAnitaB.org's Community EventsMembers 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 datesAnitaB.org's Community EventsMembers 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 datesCreative 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 datesHackaday's calendar of virtual events and classes
Various datesWomen Who Code Remote Events
Mon Feb 15 - Fri Feb 19, 2021Global AppSec Dublin Conference ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Apr 23- Sun Apr 25, 2021OFFSET 2021 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชOFFSET 2020 postponed to next year.

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‡ชVia 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‡ชVia Zoom - see their meetup page for more info
๐Ÿ” Every Thu @ 19:00 IST๐Ÿ†• Why R? WebinarsThis 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 ProjectThis 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‡ชRegister 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 BelfastCancelled indefinitely

Postponed ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Dublin Maker 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชPostponed to Summer 2021. See @DublinMaker on Twitter for latest updates.
EuroPython Dublin 2021Postponed physcial EuroPython 2020 in Dublin to 2021.
Futurescope 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชMoved to quarter four
MeasureBowling (Belfast)Moving to autumn
PyCon 2020 RemotePostponed PyCon 2020 but going remote, updates via their newsletter, sign up via https://us.pycon.org/2020/remote/ and also keep an eye on their Youtube channel
RebelCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชPostponed to later in the year
Security BSides Dublin 2020Postponed to later date, check website for updates
๐Ÿ†• ShipItCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชPostponed to 2021, check website for updates
Women Techmakers Belfast 2020Postponed until further notice, check website for updates

๐Ÿ†’ Opportunities

TWi And Tech Writers Without Borders And You ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชProfessional 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‡ชThe 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.
Design and Crafts Council Ireland - Call to Makers to create digital content ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), supported by Creative Ireland, is commissioning online content that will โ€˜Get Ireland Makingโ€™

DCCI invites applications from clients and member organisations to develop digital content for a series of online activities, video interviews and live classes.

๐Ÿ†• RestartBizMap ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชSupported 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.
UN Global Call to CreativesFor the first time, the UN is launching an Open Brief to Creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways that will be effective, accessible and shareable. Together we can flatten the curve. There is no deadline.

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

๐Ÿค“ Resources for Organisers on organising virtual events

๐Ÿ†• EuroPython: Resources for Virtual EventsInfo 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 EventsInfo for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints!
[Eventbrite] Managing Eventbrite virtual eventsInfo for organisers using Eventbrite (due to covid-19)
[Meetup] Hosting an online event on MeetupBecause 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 safelyMany 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˜†

I've decided to add this section as it might be helpful for others who are looking into running virtual events, and share ideas used.

Archive October events will be placed here.
Thu Oct 1, 08:00 - 09:00 GMT+1Women Who Code Belfast:ย Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Oct 1, 17:00 - 18:00 GMT+1Dublin GCS Connect: Networks: Digital Evolution with 5G & IoT ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Oct 2 - Sun Oct 4ย NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 (Ireland) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Oct 2Dogpatch Labs: First Fridays ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • 10:00 - 12:00: Digital 1-on-1 Mentoring (Applications close Tues 31st Sept at 11:59pm!)
  • 12:30 - 13:30: Finn Murphy of Frontline Ventures deeps dives on VC Fundraising
  • 13:45 - 14:45: Keynote: รine Kerr explains why sheโ€™s on a mission to tackle journalismโ€™s tech crisis/li>
Sat Oct 3, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring: Free code mentoring - For all levels ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 5, 19:00 - 20:30October Online C/C++ Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 5, 19:00 - 21:00Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 6, 19:00 - 21:001GAM Galway Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 6 - Thu Oct 8Engineers Ireland: Women in Engineering: Strategies for Advancing Your Career - Online Classroom ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 6 - Thu Oct 8UXDX Online 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 7, 18:30 - 20:30Rust Dublin October Remote Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 7, 18:30 - 20:30Newry Digital:ย Interview with Local Tech Entrepreneurs
Thu Oct 8, 12:00 - 13:00BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 8, 17:30Digital Ocean Dublin: Hacktoberfest Official Celebration
Thu Oct 8, 19:00 - 21:00Women Who Code Belfast: Women in Tech Careers Panel in Collaboration with 'Corgi'
Thu Oct 8, 20:00 - 21:303Dcamp VR - with meetingRoom.io CEO on Quest 2 and Connect ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 9 to Sat Oct 10๐Ÿ†™ NI Developer Conference
Mon Oct 12 - Thu Oct 15Saastock EMEA 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 13, 10:00 - 16:30AWS COMMUNITY DAY DUBLIN with JEFF BARR
Tue Oct 13, 12:00 - 17:00 EST/17:00 - 22:00 Irish Timlive@manning conferences: Women in Tech
Tue Oct 13, 18:00 - 20:00Ireland Girl Geek Dinners: Navigating your career in a digital world ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 13, 18:00 - 20:00Women in Tech Belfast (Lean In:ย Neurodiversity in the Workplace - VIRTUAL Women In Tech Panel Discussion ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Wed Oct 14Dublin Tech Summit 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 14, 18:00 - 19:30 GMT+1UX Belfast: Designing for behaviour change
Wed Oct 14, 18:30 - 20:30Python Ireland Monthly Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 14, 18:45 - 23:00The Games Co-op:ย The Games Co-Op: Octobern The Witch ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 14, 19:00 - 20:00OWASP Belfast: Browser extensions in application security
Wed Oct 14, 19:00 - 21:00TOG Hackerspace: Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 15, 08:00 - 09:00Women Who Code Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Oct 15, 12:00 - 13:00BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 15, 13:00 - 14:00Free Webinar - Wolfram Language for Python Users ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 15, 19:00TOG Hackerspace: October Project Showcase Livestream ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Oct 17, 08:00 - 17:00#DataWeekender #TheSQL ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Oct 17, 10:00 - 16:30DevFest UK & Ireland 2020 with Google Developer Groups
Sat Oct 17, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring: Free code mentoring - For all levels ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 19, 17:15 - 18:45R-Ladies Dublin: Web scraping using rvest ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 19, 19:00-21:00Dublin Data Science: Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 21, 12:00 - 13:00it@cork Diversity in Tech event: โ€˜Next Generation Planningโ€™ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 21, 13:00 - 14:00Tech For Good Dublin: Robots for Good ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 21 - Fri Oct 23The Good Summit Hackathon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 22, 12:00 - 13:00BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 22, 19:00 - 21:00Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 22, 19:00 - 21:00Codรบ Community: Build a Reactivity Engine from scratch with JavaScript ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Oct 23, 12:00 - 13:00Kotlin Belfast: Kotlin Kome Back
Sat Oct 24, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring: Free code mentoring - For all levels ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Oct 24, 19:00 - 21:00๐Ÿ†• TOG Hackerspace: October - Virtual Open Social ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 27, 19:30 - 21:30Tech Women Dublin: You're Amazing. But Do Employers Know That? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 28, 12:00 - 13:00BlockW Ireland: BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 28, 19:00 - 21:00Farset Labs:ย Explain Like I'm 5, With BCS Northern Ireland
Wed Oct 28, 19:00 - 21:00TOG Hackerspace: Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 28, 19:00 - 21:00Wikipedia Editing and Pizza - open to all ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

About Author

Vicky Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).
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