Tech Events in Yorkshire

Looking to meet like minded technology professionals, here’s our January guide to digital and tech events happening in and around Leeds.


Our key highlights are the JVM Thing back for the 2018 with our kick off event ‘Java at speed: Building a JVM for Modern Workloads’ and we’ll be sponsoring Leeds Sharp Lightening talks again this month so enjoy a beer and snacks on us plus we’ll be offering advice and guidance tech jobs in Leeds.


13th January – 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 13th September – 6.30pm – FutureLabs @ Platform, New Station St. – More info here

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17th January – Leeds PHP

This month, author, conference speaker and lead developer of Slim Framework Rob Allen is discussing building websites with Zend Expressive 2.


Leeds: Wednesday 17th January – 6.30pm – 8.30pm – FutureLabs @ Platform, New Station St. – More info here

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23rd January – 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 23rd January – 6pm FutureLabs @ Platform, New Station St. — More info here

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25th January – The JVM Thing – Java at Speed: Building a JVM for modern workloads

ava is arguably the most popular development platform on the planet, with literally millions of developers using it. One of the main reasons for Java’s popularity is the JVM that eliminates a lot of the work required from developers for languages like C and C++. Many languages also have compilers that generate class files and bytecodes enabling “Write once, run anywhere.”


Leeds: Thursday 25th January – 6.30pm – 9.00pm – Infinity Works Consulting, Aspley House, 78 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EQ – More info here

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25th January – Leeds Ruby Thing

A small informal event for anyone interested in the Ruby programming language. All skill levels welcome, there are a few 5 minute talks at the beginning of each meeting.Anyone is welcome to talk about any subject that they think would be interesting to an audience of Ruby developers.


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

Tweet em: @LeedsRubyThing


25th January – 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. They’re 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 January – 7.30pm – 11.30pm – The Lord Darcy, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 8EH – More info here


25th January – Leeds Sharp

This month Leeds Sharp will be hosting an eclectic mix of lightning talks (10-15 minutes) plus questions.


Leeds: FutureLabs @ Platform, New Station St. – 6.30 – 9pm 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

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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