Create positive change through
a career in sustainable technology!
Tech Week is Ireland’s festival dedicated to celebrating tech careers, the rewarding opportunities in the sector, advances in technology, and digital skills. During the week hundreds of events will take place online that promote the sector to young people and their key influencers. Annually coordinated by the Irish Computer Society and supported by Amazon Web Services and Science Foundation Ireland, the celebration will take place from April 28 – March 03.
The Irish Computer Society are championing Green Tech, on Friday April 03.
Green Tech or technology is an umbrella term that describes the use of technology and science to create products that are environmentally friendly. The goal of Green Tech is to protect the environment and in some cases, repair damage done in the past.
Examples of Green Tech include technology used to recycle waste, purify water, create clean energy, and conserve natural resources.
According to the IDA, Ireland is currently pursuing a strategy focused on becoming a major investment hub for Clean Technology. Abundant natural resources, high-level skills, a thriving research and development environment, and supportive government policies are all contributing to the growing success in this sector.
Under the umbrella of Green are Wind, Solar and Ocean energy.
It is important to promote the rewarding opportunities a career in Green Tech can provide. Smart Futures have created a series of discover STEM profiles with information for teachers, parents and students. Outlining career options, pathways and course information. Visit Smart Futures for more tech career information including Green Tech opportunities.
The Science of Where
Tech for good, during COV-ID 19 ESRI Ireland are providing ready to use apps, dashboards, and authoratative datasets on ESRI’s COVID-19 GIS Hub to aid better uderstanding and decision making around COVID -19 in your community.
Access the resources here: bit.ly/2UoKLmo
Tech Week and Green Technology at home:
We have teamed up with the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT to bring you the Tech Week Barefoot Activities for ages 7 -11.
Barefoot is here to help you to deliver the curriculum brilliantly with helpful online guides and engaging lessons.
Download cross-curricular lessons and resources that unpack computational thinking in almost every subject, saving you valuable time.
Barefoot makes computing easy to teach and fun to learn, with or without a computer.
There are 4 Tech Week activities: Bug in the Water Cycle, Code Cracking, Logical Number Sequences, and Pizza Party Modelling Unit. Discover them today via: https://www.techweek.ie/barefoot-computing-resources/