2018/19 Tech Events UK: The Ultimate Developer Guide


Welcome to the biggest directory of UK Tech events for 2018 and 2019 on the web

Latest major update - 24th October 2018

We’ve compiled the most complete list of all UK Tech Events for 2018 and now 2019 for developers, software engineers, programmers, IT leaders and anyone interested in Tech.  It includes everything from conferences, Meetups, workshops, summits, seminars to hackathons and camps with over 300 UK events and many more on their way.  

If you want to keep on top of the latest goings on in the world of technology and software development you’ll need to learn a few new tips and tricks from your peers and industry thought leaders.

We understand how hard it can be to find the time to search the myriad of options out there, especially as many of the events listings in the web aren’t UK centric or only cover the larger events, which is why we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you with our searchable 2018 and 2019 Tech Events UK guide 

Whether you want to learn more about major trends in technology that you can implement as an IT leader or embrace your local community of like minded developers we’ve got it all ready and waiting for you.

Click on the link below to search all UK Tech events at once, browse by month or key word.  


Click here for All UK Tech Events 2018 and 2019!

Alternatively browse through the events coming up in the next month below

Event Name



G Suite Users Group

Sheffield 24 Oct

OWASP London Chapter Meeting

London 24 Oct
GStreamer Conference 2018 Edinburgh 24 - 25 Oct
Linux Security Summit Europe Edinburgh 24 - 25 Oct
Droidcon London 24 - 25 Oct
Front End Sheffield - Round 7 Sheffield 25 Oct
Cloudy with a chance of Python London 26 Oct
Sheffield Digital - Geek Brekky Sheffield 26 Oct
Droidcon2gether London 26 Oct
HAC100 Manchester 26 - 27 Oct
Bloomberg Open Source Weekend : Pypa London 27 - 28 Oct
H20 AI World London 2018 London 29 - 30 Oct
Edinburgh UX Monthly Meetup Edinburgh 29 Oct
ISPA Conference 2018 London 30 Oct
DevTEST2018 Glasgow 30 Oct
Lean Agile Edinburgh Edinburgh 30 Oct
DevOps Playground Edinburgh Edinburgh 30 Oct
London Sitecore User Group London 30 Oct
codebar Edinburgh - Workshop Edinburgh 30 Oct
micro:bit and hardware project evening Sheffield 30 Oct
O'Reilly Velocity Conference London 30 Oct - 2 Nov
Total Telecom Congress London 30 - 31 Oct
Ultra low latency Java in the real world London 31 Oct
Angular London October London 31 Oct
Inspire creation with the Raspberry Pi London 31 Oct
Introduction to Deep Learning with Keras London 31 Oct
PHP London November Meetup London 1 Nov
GoSheffield November Sheffield 1 Nov
London Infrastructure as Code London 1 Nov
DevOps Days Edinburgh 1 - 2 Nov
Open Data Camp 6 : Aberdeen Aberdeen 3 Nov
freenode #live Bristol 3 - 4 Nov
DEFCON Glasgow Glasgow 4 Nov
NodeConf EU Ireland 4 - 8 Nov
INCA Conference 2018 London 5 - 6 Nov


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Why should you go to a Meetup?


It all seems to be happening at Meetups these days and the relaxed informal format of drinks, pizza, chat and informative presentations seems to be a winner for most software developers, digital marketers, well, whatever you're into there's probably a Meetup somewhere.

They're a great place for getting to know your peers and there seems to be little social awkwardness which isn't always the case at bigger events.  Most people don't mind being approached and talking about work or anything else that you might like to touch on.  They don't cost much, if anything, and you get to hear from the people on the ground - doing what you do - rather than influential speakers who might not have got their hands dirty for a little while

Why should you go to conferences, summits or seminars?


There are a number of big conferences throughout the year and some of them are even free to attend.  If you're looking to find out more about suppliers in your market then this is the place to go.  If you want a bag full of freebies and enough pens and cups for the rest of the year this is also the place to go.  The most important reason however to attend conferences is probably the great seminars which are usually on offer from industry thought leaders.  You can pick up on up and coming trends before your competitors and real insight on what is happening right now and about to happen in the near future.  You might also get the chance to attend workshops where you can discuss typical industry issues with your peers.  Conferences are also a great chance to chat with the industry leading speakers and get to know them.  Most of them are happy to answer questions during sessions and afterwards and are generally flattered by the attention.

Why should you go to workshops?



Smaller workshops and seminars are where you can often learn new skills, upgrade what you currently know and sometimes even put new skills into practice.  Why not take the chance to play around with code where you can't break anything important, don't have to battle with your company's staging sites or restrictive change controls.  You'll also get the chance to ask the questions that you might not be able to in your own company.

Why should you go to a Hackathon?


You get to spend quality time working with a team of peers solving the real life issues of often big name tech companies.  You'll work with people who are as excited about this as you are, get the chance to win cool prizes, notoriety in your field and add a new t-shirt to your collection.  Hackathons can be great if you're not too experienced and want to add to your work portfolio.  If you're super experienced they might be a great place to showcase your work to big sponsors - almost like a hands on interview.  The best thing about Hackathons however has to be the sense of accomplishment by the end of the day - you've come in fresh to a problem, worked it through and solved it - what can be more gratifiying than that?  They're hard work but truly exciting and whatever level you're at you're certain to learn something new and have fun whilst you're doing it

Why should you go to a Tech Camp?

Are you kidding? It's a holiday! You get to hang out with people you've got loads in common with (hopefully), have a laugh, possibly get up to mayhem and make great friends with your peers.  It could be the start of new lifelong friendships, a great chance to immerse yourself further in your field or just have fun with some likeminded people


Start planning your 2018 events schedule now

Whether you want to learn new skills, network with your peers, find out about new trends from leading influencers, or focus more deeply on your field of work, then you should definitely get out and about more.  Many software developers are happy working in their own company silos but you don't know what you don't know unless you get out in the wider world.  If you want to play a bigger part in your company's success it is vital that you learn what is happening in your market and implement any useful tips when you return.  Getting out and networking can be a great way of getting yourself known for what you do and it might just open up a new door to the job you've been waiting for.


Added 23-Oct-2018