Tech Events in Yorkshire

With the summer behind us September is lining up as a bumper month of tech events across the Leeds region featuring over 25 great digital events happening in and around the city. To make things easy for you we’ve put together a selection of our favourites with all the information you need before you!

We are also proud sponsors of three of the events listed; Agile Yorkshire, Leeds Sharp and as of September Leeds Tester Gathering so come along and enjoy a drink and pizza on us!


 7th September – Leeds Tester Gathering- A community event run for testers by testers

Compered by the fabulous Ady Stokes, this month featuring talks from James Shelby Thomas, a test analyst at Inviqa as well as Beth North who is a senior Analyst at Ten10. The Fruition IT team will also be sharing some insight on the Leeds Tester Market.

Leeds: Thursday 7th September- 6pm-9pm- FutureLabs, 1Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH- More info here


13th Sept – Sourcing & Social North 4.0 — Apprentices & GDPR

We’re hosting our 4th Fruition IT event for in-house recruiters and HR professionals focusing on the key topics affecting the recruitment market. Join us at the DoubleTree Hilton from 8.30am for networking with talks from 9am.

 Our Speakers include: Sarah Pawson, MD at Fruition IT providing an update on the Leeds Tech staffing market, what roles are in demand and how to stay ahead of the game. Abigail Lever, Academy & Resourcing Manager at Asda on Apprenticeships schemes in tech – what works well and what doesn’t! And Mark Lumley, Partner at Shulmans LLP, specialising in IT, data law, risk management in contracts and projects and negotiating complex commercial agreements on GDPR – what does it really mean for recruitment?

Leeds: Wednesday 13th September – 8.30am – Double Tree Hilton, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR – More info here       Tweet em: @FruitionIT


 13th Sept – 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 TBA

Leeds: Wednesday 13th September – 6.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here             Tweet em: @AgileYorkshire


20th September – Leeds PHP – This month Brian Ackroyd talks about MQTT signalling and using Node-Red to facilitate I/O and interface to online services and Gareth Midwood talks Docker and Symfony console.

Leeds: Wednesday 20th September – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7LY – More info here

Tweet em: @Leedsphp


21st September – Durpal 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 21st September – 6.30pm – FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH – More info here

Tweet em: @DrupalYorkshire


21st September 2017- Digital Show ’n’ tell (hosted by KPMG)

Our wonderful hosts KPMG are once again providing our guests with free beer, wine and pizza. After non-salesy networking, 8 different presenters will briefly (but passionately!) talk about and demonstrate something they love… and they want you to love too! This is not sales, the presenters won’t be selling to you… they’ll simply be presenting something they think you’ll find interesting.

Leeds: Thursday 21st September – 6:30pm-8:30pm- KPMG, 1 Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4DA – More info here


26th September – 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!

Full Details posted closer to the event.

Leeds: Tuesday 26th September – 6pm FutureLabs, 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LH — More info here

Tweet em: @wpleeds


28th September – 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 28th September – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – Vertias Bar Leeds, 43 Great George Street – More info here

Tweet em: @LeedsRubyThing


28th September – 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 28th September – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – The Lord Darcy, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 8EH – More info here


28th September – Leeds Sharp – Umbraco Examine and lucene.NET

 Leeds Sharp is excited to welcome Ismail Mayat, Ismail is an official Umbraco trainer, MVP, and senior developer at The Cogworks. He is the founding father of the Umbraco Course: Searching and Indexing with Examine. This talk will give you a quick overview of what Umbraco is.

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

Tweet em: @LeedsSharp


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