About

Starting as an off-topic conversation for a bunch of programmers working out of shared workspaces in Newcastle, it eventually grew with more locals. Newie at its core is a place to blow off steam, rant about whatever technology we are currently wrestling, share interesting stuff and help break out of day-to-day traps of working online.

If this sounds like something you would like to checkout, request an invite.

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All we need to get you an invite for the slack channel is for you to introduce yourself by popping in your details.

You should familiarise yourself with our code of conduct before joining to ensure you understand what is expected so that everyone feels welcome.

Community

There is a bunch of niche communities in the digital, design, coding spaces. Here is our list:

Newcastle Coders Group

Links:
When:
Monthly, 1st Wed
Where:
ICT Building, University of Newcastle
Who:
Anyone with an interest in learning about the latest technology as well as new approaches and techniques to designing and developing software.
Format:
Group discussion of recent tech News. Organised presentations from local and/or visiting speakers. Socialising over pizza.

IGDA

Links:
When:
Monthly, 2nd Tue
Where:
Foghorn Brewhouse
Who:
Designers, Developers and hobby game makers
Format:
Informal meetup to network, occasionally a talk or showreel.

Bits and Pixels

Links:
When:
Monthly, 3rd Sat
Where:
The Grain Store
Who:
Local web designers and developers
Format:
Beer and occasionally current web design and development practices and trends

NewcastleJS

Links:
When:
Monthly, 2nd Tues
Where:
INNX Hub Cooperative Working Space
Who:
Javascript enthusiasts. Amateur to Professional, AngularJS to NodeJS and everything else JS.
Format:
Some beverages and short form presentations as well as industry news and jobs board. Post meetup drinks and food at The Edwards afterwards.

Newy Startups

Links:
When:
Varies
Where:
Varies
Who:
The main purpose of #newystartups is to promote the Newcastle region as a world renowned tech and startup hub. Idtdoes that by promoting tech events, Newcastle tech-related news, and meetup groups.
Format:
Tech events

Newcastle IoT Pioneers

Links:
When:
Monthly, 1st Thurs
Where:
Stag and Hunter, Mayfield
Who:
In or around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter? Keen to make a splash in the Internet of Things world? Then this Meetup is for you!
Format:
Organised presentations.

Agile Newcastle

Links:
When:
Varies
Where:
Varies
Who:
Anyone interested in agile software development practices and methodologies
Format:
Organised presentations.

Newcastle Infracoders and DevOps

Links:
When:
Varies
Where:
Varies
Who:
Anyone interested in infrastructure as code, environment automation and DevOps in general
Format:
Organised presentations.

If you attend or run a meet-up that isn't here just send us a pull request on github and we can set the record straight.

Events

An open community of digital creators in newcastle nsw.

A bunch of novocastrians friends, co-workers that started talking tech and other random things.

To be a part of the conversation with 300+ locals. We use a slack channel.