Tech Events in Yorkshire

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


14th June – Agile Yorkshire – Monthly lightening talks

Agile Yorkshire is a monthly gathering of IT professionals who meet to discuss agile software

development and extreme programming (XP) amongst a host of other IT issues in an informal meet up group.

 This months speakers feature Mike Burrows: Managing Change in the 21st Century: What We Know and Where We Must Do Better plus Ivor Tymchak: Tell Stories, Not Data.

Leeds: Wednesday 14th June – 6.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

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15th June – Search Leeds

Leeds is home to some of the biggest brands, agencies, and more than 2,000 people who work in search engine optimisation. SearchLeeds is a conference created by Branded3 to bring together our collective experiences and perspectives for one day. The conference will see a series of talks and workshops from some of the leading search professionals in the country. No sales pitches – just actionable advice in the UK’s SEO capital.

Leeds: Thursday 15th June – 8.30 – 5pm – First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, LS2 8BY – More info here

Tweet em: @SearchLeeds


15th June – Drupal Yorkshire

Drupal Yorkshire supports an open group of digital managers, designers, developers and product owners, meeting on a monthly basis to talk all things Drupal.

Leeds: Thursday 15th June – 6.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

Tweet em: @DrupalYorkshire


16th June Leeds Digital Drinks 1st Birthday

An informal Friday evening catch-up for all those interested in tech, creative and startup culture. Leeds Digital Drinks is turning one and to celebrate a year of networking with the community their hosting a bumper birthday party to celebrate at Futurelabs.

Leeds: Friday 16th June – 5.30 – 9pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

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22nd June – Leeds Tester Gathering – Compered by Lesley Walkinshaw two excellent speakers lined up and a cool flash talk at the end too!

Elena Prilutskaya, QA Engineer at Godel Technologies Europe Limited talk on ‘The context-driven testing promotes testing of the software based on the specifics and context of the project rather than books methodology testing or use of best practices.’

FLASH TALK: Ashton Wesley New Analyst at Ten10 ‘Automation from a Different Angle; Using Protractor for Beginners’

Ady Stokes Senior Test Analyst at Computershare Talk on The Periodic Table of Testing

The Periodic Table of Testing is an original and emerging visual heuristic developed to guide my learning journey through the vast testing world. The talk will explain what it is, why I developed it, how I’m using it and some other potential applications. – @CricketRulz – The Big Test

Leeds: Thursday 22nd June – 6pm FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH — More info here


27th June – 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 asking “What do you do with WordPress?”. Share your stories with WordPress; How did you started using it? What you do with it now? Have you made something you’d like to share with us?

Leeds: Thursday 27th June – 6pm FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH — More info here

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29th June – Leeds PHP – The last meetup until September will be hosted over at Sky 2 with two talks Sky News: The Journey from Node.js to PHP – Brendan Quigley , and Alexa PHP: Using serverless asynchronous PHP for Alexa bus timetables – Chris Bell.

Leeds: Thursday 29th June – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Sky2, Chadwick Street, Leeds LS10 1QG – More info here

Tweet em: @Leedsphp


29th June – 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 29th June – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – Vertias Bar Leeds, 43 Great George Street – More info here

Tweet em: @LeedsRubyThing


29th June – 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 29th June – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – The Lord Darcy, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 8EH – More info here


29th June – Leeds Sharp – Tron Battle – Bot Programming

Learn about bot programming the fun way! This session will be explaining in detail popular game theory algorithms such as the Minimax algorithm, Alpha–beta pruning algorithm, and also the flood fill algorithm, and pathfinding algorithms to combine them all into an AI bot that will compete against other bots live on the big screen.

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

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30th June 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 30th June – 5.30 – 8pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

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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