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.

Newcastle Women and Gender Diverse People in Tech

Links:
When:
Monthly, 2nd Thursday
Where:
NewyTechPeople Office
Who:
Women and Gender Diverse people who are in the technology field, a field adjacent to it, or have an interest in tech and would like to meet some lovely people who feel the same.
Format:
The format varies but will often include networking/socialising and a presentation.

Newcastle Cybersecurity Group

Links:
When:
Monthly, 4th Thursday
Where:
University of Newcastle I2N Hub Honeysuckle
Who:
Anyone interested in or practicing cybersecurity! Our members include students, consultants, engineers, penetration testers, company directors, and more!
Format:
You eat pizza from Bella Italia while a local expert presents. Our presenters cover broad topics ranging from GRC, Web Security, Fraud, Security Culture, Videogame Hacking, Linux Internals, and more! We then head over to Honeysuckle Hotel for networking and a few drinks post-event.

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.

Hunter Data Analytics

Links:
When:
Monthly, 3rd Thurs
Where:
Check meetup event details (but usually at University of Newcastle City Campus)
Who:
Data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, statisticians, computer scientists, machine learning engineers etc
Format:
Networking/chats, followed by organised presentations, followed by pub.

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.

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 800+ locals. We use a slack channel.