All 'events' related blog posts

Community Matters

Software development is in a state of perpetual churn. Not a week goes by without the release of a new framework or open-source library, claiming to be the next silver...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Writing Concurrent Code With Lock-Free Algorithms

We are very pleased to announce that Martin Thompson will be returning to Instil early next year to run his Writing Concurrent Code With Lock-Free Algorithms course. Martin Thompson is...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Summary of KotlinConf 2018

The second ever KotlinConf took place in Amsterdam from 3rd-5th October 2018 and having missed last year’s event, the Instil team were looking forward to a thought-provoking conference over the...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Instillers rough it for Byte Night fundraiser

On Friday 5th October, 6 willing Instillers took to the Pavilion Stormont Estate, Belfast, to rough it for one night for Byte Night in Aid of Action for Children to...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Down With JavaScript Bash 2018

Our ‘Down with JavaScript Bash’ took place on Monday night. Instil headquarters was home to around 50 keen Bash members eagerly awaiting demos from our three key speakers. First up...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Introduction to Flutter with Matt Sullivan

Flutter is one of the most talked about technologies in the Mobile Development industry right now and could fast become one of the main frameworks for building mobile apps. Matt...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


FFSTechConf 2018

We are delighted to announce that we will be a sponsor of this year’s FFSTechConf at CodeNode in the City Of London on Wednesday, 19th September, 2018. The first of...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


KotlinConf 2018 Workshop

This year our training team will be leading the way at the KotlinConf Amsterdam Oct 3-5. Our Head of Learning, Garth Gilmour and the team will be hosting a one...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Generation Innovation 2018

We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Generation Innovation (GI) event taking place on 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th June across Belfast. 60 ambitious Year 13 or equivalent students...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


NI Developer Conference 2018

This year, our Head of Training, Garth Gilmour will be speaking at the Northern Ireland Developer Conference on Coding in Kotlin with Arrow. This talk will introduce the more functional...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Machine Learning Bash 2018

Hi folks, so April is a busy month for all things ‘craft and creative’ - Easter, Belfast Film Festival, Cathedral Arts Festival… so, we thought it was time to add...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Core Library Improvements in Java 9 BASH

On Monday 26th of February, fifty or so hardy souls braved the bad weather to hear Richard Warburton and Raoul-Gabriel-Urma present on ‘Core Library Improvements in Java 9’. Richard and...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Mobile World Congress 26th Feb – 1st March 2018

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Mobile World Congress Event (MWC). The MWC is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by GSMA and...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Announcing Kotlin Coroutines Bash

Very last minute, but we are delighted to announce that Svetlana Isakova - one of the main developers behind Kotlin - will be in Belfast on the week commencing 22nd...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Monzo Bash!

The Monzo Bash event on 28th November was by consensus one of the best and most informative technical talks many of us had seen. Matt Heath (@mattheath), who has been...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Instil hosts Belfast FP meetup in new offices!

On Wednesday evening, Instil was home to the Belfast FP meetup. This was the first meet up in our new offices in Linen Loft, Adelaide Street and the event proved...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Monzo coming to Belfast

We’re super excited to announce that Monzo will be speaking at our next Bash event on 28th November 2017. It will be an evening dedicated to distributed systems architecture and...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


The Instil team will be exhibiting at this year’s Commercial UAV Show in London

Now in its 5th year, the Commercial UAV show is one of the most important events for worldwide drone manufacturers and promises to bring big plans for the UAV industry...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Functional Coding in Java - Gateway Drug or End of Line

In this guest post, Tom Prior reviews a talk given by Garth at a recent event in Cork. The talk, entitled ‘Functional Programming in Java - Gatway Drug or End...

Tom Prior

Tom Prior


.NET Meetup V1.4 with Martin Woodward

Last Thursday evening the Belfast .NET Developer Guild met in Queen’s University’s newly renovated Computer Science Building to hear Martin Woodward give a first-hand account of Microsoft’s journey into Open...

Eoin Mullan

Eoin Mullan


Yes SQL Bash Reportage

The latest Bash Meetup took place on Monday night in Brewbot on the Ormeau Road, Belfast. The title of the evening was Yes SQL and we had two speakers lined...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Functional Kats 2015 Reportage

On the 12th September I had the honour and pleasure of attending and presenting at Kats Conf 15 – a one day functional programming conference in the centre of Dublin....

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Festival of Code 2015

We’re very pleased that we will once again be a Festival Of Code centre this summer. Kicking off 27th July. Festival of Code is a fantastic event run by Young...

Chris van Es

Chris van Es


Upcoming Events 2015

So 2014 has been busy. Really busy. A whole summer of code, quickly followed by an intense but awesome autumn of corporate training, a pile of year-end project deadlines, the...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Instil Summer Outing 2014

This year the team voted on mountain biking for the annual summer outing. After assessing the team’s power to weight ratios and bike handling skills the sports director determined that...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


The Summer Of Code Rolls On

A few weeks ago a man with a plan announced that we would be running a summer of code in Instil HQ. The aim was to bring together like minded...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Summer of Code

This Tuesday sees the start of our ‘summer of code’ – a series of workshops and events all centred around coding. Things kick off with fellow Instiller Matt McComb providing...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Festival of Code

We are delighted to announce that Instil will be a Centre Lead for the upcoming Festival of Code, July 28th-3rd August. If you are a young programmer, then this is...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Reflecting on React

So our first ever full scale conference, React, has now come and gone, and the feedback seems to have been universally positive. If you are reading this and attended, thank...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Shiny Bash Slides

This year’s Autumn Bash is now done and dusted and seemed to go really well. Thank you to everyone who made it down, especially to all the speakers. A fantastic...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson