October Virtual Tech Events Live Blog - Part 5

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

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:-

  • 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

Tue Oct 27, 19:30 - 21:30 Tech Women Dublin: You're Amazing. But Do Employers Know That? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 28, 12:00 - 13:00 BlockW Ireland: BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 28, 19:00 - 21:00 Farset Labs:ย Explain Like I'm 5, With BCS Northern Ireland
Wed Oct 28, 19:00 - 21:00 TOG Hackerspace: Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 28, 19:00 - 21:00 Wikipedia Editing and Pizza - open to all ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29 - Fri Oct 30 Future Human ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29, 08:00-09:00 Women Who Code Belfast:ย Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Oct 29, 12:00 - 13:00 BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29, 19:00 - 20:30 CHAI Dublin (Chatbot & AI) Meetup: Intro to textual data augmentation ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 29, 19:00 - 20:30 Dublin Code Mentoring: Deep Dive Thursdays - Advanced Topics ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Nov 6 Dogpatch 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 - 13:00 GCS Connect: Diversity (Dublin) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Nov 19, 10:00 - 16:15 Women in Virtual Tech Summit (Ireland) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Nov 17, 18:30 - 19:30 PyLadies Dublin Nov Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Nov 19, 17:00 Trinity Business Ethics Series: A conversation about the ethical challenges ofโ€ฏartificialโ€ฏintelligence ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Nov 19, 18:00 - 20:00 ๐Ÿ†• Women Who Code Dublin & Frontend Foxes: Remote Working ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ“ข Looking for speakers: https://vuevixensesp.typeform.com/to/QCRQHFjz
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
Mon Feb 15 - Fri Feb 19, 2021 Global AppSec Dublin Conference ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Apr 23- Sun Apr 25, 2021 OFFSET 2021 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช OFFSET 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‡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

Dublin Maker 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to Summer 2021. See @DublinMaker on Twitter for latest updates.
EuroPython Dublin 2021 Postponed physcial EuroPython 2020 in Dublin to 2021.
Futurescope 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Moved to quarter four
MeasureBowling (Belfast) Moving to autumn
PyCon 2020 Remote Postponed 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‡ช Postponed to later in the year
Security BSides Dublin 2020 Postponed to later date, check website for updates
๐Ÿ†• ShipItCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to 2021, check website for updates
Women Techmakers Belfast 2020 Postponed until further notice, 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.
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‡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.
UN Global Call to Creatives For 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 Meetup New site: https://belfastfp.github.io/
๐Ÿ†• 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.
๐Ÿ†• 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†• 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˜†

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+1 Women Who Code Belfast:ย Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Oct 1, 17:00 - 18:00 GMT+1 Dublin GCS Connect: Networks: Digital Evolution with 5G & IoT ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Oct 2 - Sun Oct 4 ย NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 (Ireland) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Oct 2 Dogpatch 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 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring: Free code mentoring - For all levels ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 5, 19:00 - 20:30 October Online C/C++ Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 5, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 6, 19:00 - 21:00 1GAM Galway Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 6 - Thu Oct 8 Engineers Ireland: Women in Engineering: Strategies for Advancing Your Career - Online Classroom ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 6 - Thu Oct 8 UXDX Online 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 7, 18:30 - 20:30 Rust Dublin October Remote Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 7, 18:30 - 20:30 Newry Digital:ย Interview with Local Tech Entrepreneurs
Thu Oct 8, 12:00 - 13:00 BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 8, 17:30 Digital Ocean Dublin: Hacktoberfest Official Celebration
Thu Oct 8, 19:00 - 21:00 Women Who Code Belfast: Women in Tech Careers Panel in Collaboration with 'Corgi'
Thu Oct 8, 20:00 - 21:30 3Dcamp VR - with meetingRoom.io CEO on Quest 2 and Connect ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 9 to Sat Oct 10 ๐Ÿ†™ NI Developer Conference
Mon Oct 12 - Thu Oct 15 Saastock EMEA 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 13, 10:00 - 16:30 AWS COMMUNITY DAY DUBLIN with JEFF BARR
Tue Oct 13, 12:00 - 17:00 EST/17:00 - 22:00 Irish Tim live@manning conferences: Women in Tech
Tue Oct 13, 18:00 - 20:00 Ireland Girl Geek Dinners: Navigating your career in a digital world ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Oct 13, 18:00 - 20:00 Women in Tech Belfast (Lean In:ย Neurodiversity in the Workplace - VIRTUAL Women In Tech Panel Discussion ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Wed Oct 14 Dublin Tech Summit 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 14, 18:00 - 19:30 GMT+1 UX Belfast: Designing for behaviour change
Wed Oct 14, 18:30 - 20:30 Python Ireland Monthly Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 14, 18:45 - 23:00 The Games Co-op:ย The Games Co-Op: Octobern The Witch ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 14, 19:00 - 20:00 OWASP Belfast: Browser extensions in application security
Wed Oct 14, 19:00 - 21:00 TOG Hackerspace: Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 15, 08:00 - 09:00 Women Who Code Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Oct 15, 12:00 - 13:00 BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 15, 13:00 - 14:00 Free Webinar - Wolfram Language for Python Users ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 15, 19:00 TOG 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 - 16:30 DevFest UK & Ireland 2020 with Google Developer Groups
Sat Oct 17, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring: Free code mentoring - For all levels ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 19, 17:15 - 18:45 R-Ladies Dublin: Web scraping using rvest ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Oct 19, 19:00-21:00 Dublin Data Science: Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 21, 12:00 - 13:00 it@cork Diversity in Tech event: โ€˜Next Generation Planningโ€™ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 21, 13:00 - 14:00 Tech For Good Dublin: Robots for Good ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Oct 21 - Fri Oct 23 The Good Summit Hackathon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 22, 12:00 - 13:00 BlockW & ICS Spotlight Webinar Series 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 22, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Oct 22, 19:00 - 21:00 Codรบ Community: Build a Reactivity Engine from scratch with JavaScript ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Oct 23, 12:00 - 13:00 Kotlin Belfast: Kotlin Kome Back
Sat Oct 24, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring: Free code mentoring - For all levels ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Oct 24, 19:00 - 21:00 ๐Ÿ†• TOG Hackerspace: October - Virtual Open Social ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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