On April 22nd – 28th, the Irish Computer Society will be running Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology, whether it’s coding, gaming, the Internet of Things, or drones. Anything goes!
The festival has two main objectives:
To inspire students to engage actively with STEM subjects, allowing them to make informed choices about their future careers; and
To educate all citizens – of every age group and background – about the challenges and rewards of our fast-changing technological society.
We are looking for record numbers of participants this year at Tech Week 2017. We want you to get involved by registering an event on our website which you will run in your local community during the festival.
By organising an activity, you give students a chance to develop their interest in technology subjects, examine potential career prospects, learn new skills, be creative and, most importantly, have a lot of fun.
The festival is also an excellent opportunity for the general public to increase their awareness about technology and how it is influencing our society.
Events held in previous years have included:
Technology workshops (classroom-based)
Home-run activities with children
How to Run an Activity/ Event
Activities can be run by using one of our Tech Week activity sheets. These can be done in the classroom or at home. Activities will appeal to a wide range of ages and ability levels.
Activity Sheets will be available for download from the Tech Week website very soon.
For more information on what is happening during Tech Week, keep an eye on the Tech Week website.
Tech Week 2016 is all over, and it has been another fantastic year for Ireland’s festival of technology. Our sincerest thanks go out to all of the thousands students, parents, teachers and members of the general public who participated throughout the week. The Tech Week team worked hard on this one, and we think it paid off. Tens of thousands students participated. Technology enthusiast’s organised events all across Ireland including career talks, workshops, lectures, coding activities and much more.
Valentina Dagiene, Founder of the Bebras Challenge on Informatics and Computational Thinking, has been announced as the winner of the Ada Lovelace Computing Excellence Award at the 2016 European Celebration of Women in Computing Awards. The event celebrates Europe’s best female technology talents by recognising their achievements to date. It aims to provide a new strategy, community and tools for women in technology to become global e-leaders in their field(s).
We are so excited to announce that Teen Turn will be at the Tech Week Showcase this year.
If you don’t know what Teen Turn is, then let us tell you! Teen Turn aims to educate and inform girls on technology and the career options they have available to them in this industry. They work to combat the stereotypically male technology world through summer work placement, or ‘Teen-Tunships.’
The internationally renowned Bebras Challenge on Informatics and Computational Thinking is coming to Ireland. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about the importance of computational thinking and how wide its applications can be.
It’s no secret that there are fewer women than men in the tech industry. It’s a fact. Part of Tech Week is focused on introducing girls to tech and computing as a career possibility at a young age, and that is where Bridge21 come in.