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Top Tech Events This Week


​With so much going on in the tech scene here in Northern Ireland, here are some of the top events to attend this week

The week ahead is full of tech events across Northern Ireland. Check out some hand-picked highlights:

March 5

Lean In Belfast - #BeALeader

Lean In Belfast's first event for 2018 encourages you to Become a Leader, by #StartYourCircle.

This event will reintroduce Lean In Belfast, what they did in 2017, a leadership panel, how to get involved, the plan for 2018 and then a Call to Action by becoming a leader yourself.

There will be a panel discussion and a demonstration on how to go about setting up your own circle as well as a chance to network with other members.

March 7

WWCB & Bring IT On Present: Girls Can Do It Too!

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, the WWCB meetup for March will be a little bit different! Bring IT On (from the Belfast Met e-campus) will showcase just how varied our Tech industry is. The evening will see a variety of female speakers giving lightning talks on their different technical disciplines and how they became involved in these roles.

This is a great chance for young women who are interested in beginning careers in the tech and digital sectors to chat with employers, meet apprentices in tech, learn some new skills, network with tech professionals and ask any burning questions they might have.

The aim of this event is to encourage women, aged 16-21, and those new to tech into our technology industry. So if you already work in tech, please sponsor a young woman who you feel may benefit by inviting her. 


March 8

Digital Government 2018: Towards smarter public services

Digital disruption is becoming the norm – technology innovation can revolutionise what we can do. Organisations are moving more and more of their processes into the digital space, ranging from back-office operations to customer engagement channels that are migrating increasingly online. Northern Ireland’s public sector is undergoing a digital evolution.

This multi-stream conference will feature a range of expert speakers who will talk about their digital transformation journey towards delivering reliable, accessible and transformative government services.


March 8

HackTheHub 18 pre-hack

A pre hack will take place on March 8 at Ormeau Baths, kindly hosted by Barclays Eagle Lab, to provide you with an opportunity to learn the theory behind Machine Learning & AI and get a glimpse as to what you can expect at #HackTheHub18.

This event is for ambitious, passionate individuals that are currently pursuing a career in tech. There is no degree requirement but if you have at least 1-year industry experience, have an interest in machine learning/AI, and a passion for the following subjects then you are going to get the most out of this.


March 10

Future18: Teen Hackathon

Future18 has been born out of frustration at the lack of teen tech events in Belfast, and is a hackathon and tech conference for teens, by teens. 

The event aims to inspire teens to get more involved in the tech industry through coding. Run exclusively by a group of teenagers, the 13-18 year old attendees will have the chance to get to grips with coding and will be tasked with designing an app around a key theme, such as education. 

At the end, the most innovative projects will receive spot prizes and a share of £1,000. Even if you've never coded before but are keen to learn, don't worry, as expert coding mentors will be on hand to assist you!


View the full Creativity Month 2018 programme here.