Tech Events in Yorkshire

Welcome to our monthly round up of tech events in and around Leeds!


2nd May – Ladies of Code – Monthly lightening talks

Are you a lady? Do you code? Are you searching for a similar bunch of ladies to discuss code with? Then check out this monthly meet up to hear talks from leaders in the field and hack whilst developing our code-fu in the process.

Leeds: Tuesday 2nd May – 6.00pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

Tweet em: @ladiesofcode


9th May – Agile Yorkshire – Monthly lightening talks

Fresh from the hugely successful one day Crazy Agile Thing conference during Leeds Digital

festival week Agile Yorkshire is back with two excellent speakers plucked from the own community this month. Tony Heap has always been very popular with his past session being amongst our most watch videos and Stew Able, long time supporter of AY is debuting as a speaker.


Leeds: Tuesday 9th May – 6.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

Tweet em: @AgileYorkshire


11th May – Php E-commerce – An E-Commerce focused PHP web development meetup focused on platforms such as Magento as well as pure PHP and framework based technologies.

Leeds/Bradford: Thursday 11th May – 7.00pm – Edmonds Commerce Offices, Unit 12, Mercury Quays, BD17 7DB – More info here


12th May Leeds Digital Drinks

An informal Friday evening catch-up for all those interested in tech, creative and startup culture. Following the jammed packed events schedule of the Leeds International Festival and Leeds Digital festivals the Digital Drinks team are proposing a chilled catch up at the newly re-launched Water Lane Boathouse.


Leeds: Friday 26th May – 5.30 – 9pm – Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, Leeds LS11 5BB – More info here

Tweet em: Tweet em: @Leedsdigitaldrinks


18th May – It’s a JVM Thing – The JVM Thing’ – A meet-up for the JVM

language community. Covering topics across all JVM related technologies and welcoming participants from any background regardless of experience. Our only pre-requisite is you have a passion and enthusiasm for software

development and all things JVM related.


Reactive Systems – Go fast or go home – Join us as we examine why we need Reactive Systems, discuss exactly what they are, investigate what benefits they offer and then show practical

examples of Reactive Systems in action… all in a range of JVM languages


Leeds: Thursday 18th May – 6.00pm – Infinity Works, Apsley House, 78 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2EQ – More info here


18th May – Drupal Yorkshire – looking for Durpal chat, beers and pizza? Head to the monthly Drupal event to meet an open group of digital managers, designers, developers and product owners.

Leeds: Thursday 16th March – 6.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

Tweet em: @DrupalYorkshire


23rd May – Word Press Leeds – Monthly meet up for WordPress users, Bloggers, Journalists, Designers, Developers and anyone interested in Blogging and Digital Publishing at FutureLabs featuring free pizza!


This month focusing on themes. How do you install a theme? How do you find a good one? How do you build your own? Bring your theme questions along and we will do our best to help you.


Leeds: Tuesday 23rd May – 6pm FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH — More info here

Tweet em: @wpleeds


25th May – Leeds Ruby Thing – Check out this all skill levels welcome meet up for anyone with an interest in the Ruby programming language! These meet ups usually feature a couple of 5minute lightening talks and a bit of business networking.


Leeds: Thursday 25th May – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – Vertias Bar Leeds, 43 Great George Street – More info here

Tweet em: @LeedsRubyThing


25th May – West Yorkshire Linux user group – Chat and education about Linux, free and open source software, hardware and other related topics. Both technical and non technical people are welcome. Their a diverse bunch from new users to long time Linux developers, who welcome new discussions about all aspects of computing which have a Linux edge!


Leeds: Thursday 25th May – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – The Lord Darcy, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 8EH – More info here


25th May – Leeds Sharp – All you need to know about .NET Core

Come to this talk and you will get two years of professional .NET Core experience distilled down into one juicy, brain-oxygenating Leeds Sharp session.


Keith Williams leads the development team at Sun Branding Solutions, working on software that manages the graphics and packaging design for a surprisingly large proportion of the products that end up in your shopping basket.


Keith’s team have been early adopters of .NET Core, running applications in production since beta4 in 2015. If you’re confused by .NET Core, are wondering what all the fuss is about, or just don’t see the point of it, then this talk will shed some light on its history, and hopefully show some of the benefits of moving.


Leeds: FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate LS2 7HL – 6.30 – 9pm More info here

Tweet em: @LeedsSharp


26th May Leeds Digital Drinks x Founders Friday

Founders Friday is a tech, creative and digital networking event held on the last Friday of every month at Futurelabs. Join like minded individuals for lightening talks from local

business founders over a few beers.


Leeds: Friday 26th May – 5.30 – 8pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

Tweet em: Tweet em: @Leedsdigitaldrinks



Weekly events


Leeds Hackspace – Every Tuesday evening 7-11pm. Are you an artist, maker, hobbyist, tinkerer, engineer or someone who just likes to make things or even just discuss creativity in Leeds? Head along and talk to like minded people and members at Leeds Hackspace, feel free to bring along a project that you’re working on or just have a chat.


Leeds : 7pm, Sheepscar House, Sheepscar Street South, Leeds, LS7 1AD – More info here

Tweet em: @leedshackspace


Coffee and Code – Every Wednesday morning 8-9am popping up in Leeds and York!

Write some code, talk about code and drink some coffee!


Leeds : 8 am, La Bottega Milanase, Bond Court, Leeds – More info here

York: 7:30 am, The Perky Peacock Coffee Shop, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 6HU

Tweet em: #codeandcoffee plus #leeds or #york


Monthly events


Hull Digital Developers

Join the Hull digerati for their monthly instalment of building, wiring and coding at C4DI on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!


Whether your interest is in Arduino, Pi, mbed, FPGA, drones, robots, radios, or more; whether beginner or advanced, all are very welcome at this event!


Hull: 6pm, C4DI, 31-38 Queen Street, Hull HU1 1UU – More info here