Northern Ireland creative resources: Blogs, events, free wi-fi

January 2009

Sometimes it’s hard to find out what’s happening in the web/tech scene in Northern Ireland so here’s a list of useful sites that I recommend you keep track of so you don’t miss out.

I’m sure there are more useful resources that I’ve missed so if you think you can recommend anything else, leave me a comment and I’ll update accordingly.

Web/Techy blogs and meetups

Belfast Open Coffee Club

BOCC is an informal tech meeting that happens once or twice per month. Chat about web apps and iPhones over coffee and cake.

Digital Circle

Digital Circle is an association of digital media businesses that help to develop, connect and promote the industry.

NI Creatives

Great resource to keep you informed about what’s happening in NI.

MobileMonday Belfast

MobileMonday brings together industry professionals interested in mobile.

Northern Ireland Mac User Group

NiMUG provides support to Apple users and have monthly meetings.

Digital Media Island

Digital Media Island is an enterprise network that develops and administers enterprise resources for companies in the digital media industry in Ireland.


Northern Ireland’s creative digital hub.

Web Designire

Showcase of creative web designs coming from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

NI Tech Blog

The latest tech news from Northern Ireland.

Events to keep an eye on


An open techy/web event where anyone is welcome to present.


A similar event to BarCamp but with a broader creative reach i.e. you don’t have to be ‘tech savvy’.


Coming to Belfast later this year, Build is an exciting new web conference.

FOWA Dublin

The Future of Web Apps is coming to Dublin in March 2009. Keep track of Carsonifed for future events.

Business meetups

NISP Connect

Northern Ireland Science Park have a variety of events and competitions, including monthly frameworks classes that are free to attend (and often include bacon buddies).

Creative Entrepreneurs Club

CECNI brings creative entrepreneurs together at various networking events.

Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Belfast

Free Wi-Fi spots include;

What else is happening?

Feel free to leave a comment below with more suggestions.

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