Our top 9 tech events in Leeds this month

Every month Leeds has a vast array of exciting tech events around the city. We’ve collated a list of 9 of our favourite events coming up in August!


Strong Pair Programming – 1st August – Callcredit Information Group Limited

Are you still doing that old weak pair programming style? Are you often sat there watching someone code, telling people that they have a typo, or that they have missed a semicolon?

At the next Leeds Code Dojo you’ll get the chance to pair up and try and try your hand at STRONG pair programming.

For more info have a look at the Leeds Code Dojo website here:

http://leedscodedojo.github.io/ or their meetup community here:  https://www.meetup.com/Leeds-Code-Dojo/events/252903199/


Code and Coffee – 1st August – La Bottega Milanese

Code and Coffee is an informal get together where you can meet up with other developers and write some code, talk tech, or just enjoy the coffee! There are no requirements other than the willingness to sit down and learn something new!

More info here:



Umbraco Meetup -2nd August – Enjoy Digital

A monthly meetup for all things Umbraco offering the opportunity to talk about anything Umbraco related.

The August edition will see Matthew Mirzai giving an introduction to Hangfire. Also Matthew Wise will be talking Service Workers what, why and how? There will also be some giveaways including Jetbrains coupons and Bingo for some Umbraco Swag!

All the info available here:

Umbraco Meetup

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018, 5:30 PM

Enjoy Digital
23, The Calls Leeds, GB

13 Umbracians Went

We have a monthly meetup for all things Umbraco related though you’re welcome to talk about anything that takes your fancy that night. Talks: Matthew Mirzai – An introduction to Hangfire and how to use it Matthew Wise – Service Workers what why? and how. Giveaways: A draw a Jetbrains coupon to get one of their programs for free! BINGO (poor attempt…

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CodeUp Leeds Meetup – 16th August – 3rd Floor, Apsley House

CodeUp is a learner-led meetup for adults learning how to code. You can tell them what you need support with, and they will be more than happy to help! With support from professional developers on hand, don’t be scared to ask for help!

Whether you are a beginner with no prior programming knowledge, a hobbyist looking to get a job in tech or an experienced software engineer who wants to learn a new skill, they run a combination of workshops, talks and learner/mentor pairing to cater to aspiring developers of all levels.

More info here:



Ladies of Code – Accessibility and Sketch Training – August 16th – Sky Betting and Gaming

This month Ladies of Code are going to be giving an introduction to the important world of Accessibility in software development and then they’re running a 2 hour tutorial on how to use Sketch, which is a great prototyping / design toolkit tool.

They also have Claire Davidson from Sky who will be discussing the importance of Accessibility in software development and then David Sayce from KMOOT will be giving a hands on masterclass using Sketch.

For the workshop, you will need to take your Mac down, more info is available on their meetup page here:



Tech Contractor Networking: Leeds –  21st August- Banyan Bar

Tech Contractor Networking is a meetup designed to fit into your busy day, the idea is to bring contractors from around Yorkshire together once a month to meet new people, grow your network and ultimately help each other find new roles.

The sessions are broken down into three 10 minute slots:

– Networking

– A Talk

– More Networking

Starting times and more information here:



WordPress Leeds – 28th August – Platform

WordPress Leeds are back with their monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

More details and guest speakers will be announced closer to the event so keep an eye on their meetup for more info!



Leeds Sharp – 30th August – Platform

Leeds Sharp has become a staple meetup in the tech scene over the past six years. It’s a monthly code club that focuses on Microsoft technologies, all skill levels are welcome and

the meetings usually take place on the last Thursday of the month.


You’ve heard of Cloud Native, Docker and microservices, but what are the 12 factor apps?

The Twelve-Factor App methodology, was created by engineers with experience of developing apps on Heroku, and is a ‘recipe for success’ when authoring code for Cloud Native scenarios. This month Leeds Sharp will look at what a Twelve-Factor App is, and demonstrate how to meet the requirements when creating .NET applications.

This month their guest speaker is Ian Cooper who is a Polyglot coding Architect in London, founder of #ldnug.

All the info is here:



Leeds Ruby Thing –  30th August – Veritas Ale & Wine Bar

A small informal event for anyone interested in the Ruby programming language. All skill levels are welcome.

There are usually some 5 minute lightning talks at the start of each meeting, which anyone is welcome to take part in, if you head over to their lightning talks page for more info on this


The meetup has evolved to being not just about Ruby language anymore, recently attendees have been discussing languages such as Go and Elixir.

More info here: