Friday - BLUG @ NIDC Meetup Week


How can you turn your interest in coding into a sustainable business?

Join us for BLUG at #NIDCMeetupWeek between 5pm - 7pm for an informal & informative balloon debate on software business models, ranging from closed source, to open core, to open source and everything in between.

  • Is it all about Linux? No.
  • Is it all technical? No.
  • Is it all non-technical? No.
  • Is it about taking software beyond weekend projects?  Yes.


Watch the stream & recording on NIDC's YouTube channel.

Thank you to today's sponsor Flax & Teal for supporting BLUG at #NIDCMeetupWeek.


The event runs from 5pm - 7pm with catering available at the event.

If you're coming in straight from work, come to the space and have some food before the event.


An elevator is available for anyone unable to use stairs, and our event will be taking place in a single-floor flat area without stairs. Toilets will be available downstairs.

Transport and Parking

There are multiple car parks in the area, including NPC Dublin Road and because it’s past 7 there should be some places on the streets. The surrounding area is very safe however NIDC is not responsible for your vehicle.

Code of Conduct

Our standard Code of Conduct applies.


A COVID-19 risk assessment has been performed for the venue. Our event is indoors and will require masks to be worn. We ask that you be mindful and respectful of others if asked, please keep a distance. Capacity will have a maximum of 60 people. Your sign-up email will be used as track-and-trace contact information.

FAQ from You

Send us your questions, whichever way you prefer and we’ll put answers on this page for everybody.