Women in Tech Interview #4: Chris Byrne of Workday

We had a chat Workday’s VP of Operations, Chris Byrne, about her love of technology, being a woman in tech, and how technology is so much more accessible than it used to be.

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Women in Tech Interview #3: Sinead Mackin of Novartis

Novartis’ Erica Deacon talked to us about determination, being a woman in tech, and the power of tech in the medical sector.

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Women in Tech Interview #2: Dr Shona Darcy

In our second interview of six, we sat down to chat with Dr Shona Darcy from Novartis.

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Women in Tech Interview #1: Edel Lynch, Data Analyst at Accenture

We’ve spoken at length about how getting women and girls involved in technology is one of the driving forces of Tech Week and alongside our various initiatives, our activities, and our Tech Week ambassador, we also filmed a series of six interviews with brilliant women in tech.

The first of these women is  Edel Lynch, who works in Accenture in the Global Advances Analytics Group. She sat down with Tech Week for an illuminating interview!

The completed list of vids in our women in tech series:

1. Edel Lynch, Global Advances Analytics Group, Accenture. – Going live on 27/04/15

2. Dr Shona Darcy, Connected Health, Novartis. – Going live on 28/04/15

3. Sinead Mackin, Application Manager for Supply Chain Applications in the I.T. Section, Novartis. - Going live on 29/04/15

4. Chris Byrne, VP of Operations, Workday. – Going live on 30/04/15

5. Erica Deacon, Head of I.T. Sales Solution Group for Novartis Globally & the Country I.T. Head for Novartis. – Going live on 01/05/15

6. Caroline O’Reilly, Software Development Manager, Workday. – Going live on 02/05/15

To find out more about Tech Week pop over to Facebook and Twitter or www.techweek.ie.  Keep an eye over the rest of the week where we’ll be uploading one video a day of inspirational women in tech.

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Top 10 – Horrible CGI and Special Effects

horrible cgiWe’ve celebrated a lot of technology in our top 10s, counting everything from coding to musical apps and sports tech—but today, we decided to do something a little different and poke fun at the horrendous CGI and special effects that have graced our screen. They aren’t the ten worst (see: the majority of low-budget or no-budget offerings), but these were films that had tasty budgets and no excuse. Continue reading Top 10 – Horrible CGI and Special Effects

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8 Really Brilliant Tech Hacks

tech hacks banner imageFrom building your own radio to fixing broken earbuds with a chunk of earplug, there are countless tech hacks out there. We’ve taken a look at some of the cooler ones, because Tech Week is all about appreciating the tech around us. Continue reading 8 Really Brilliant Tech Hacks

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Top 10 – Music Apps for iOS and Android

Top 10 – Music Apps for iOS and Android2014 was the year of EDM—or electronic dance music for those of us who are old and not down with the kids. Music production has taken a huge leap towards being engineered almost entirely electronically, with house and garage and other sub-genres created solely on laptops.

With such innovation in place, we thought we’d take a look at the best apps for making music on your phone or tablet. Caveat: this list is in no particular order and we’ve got nothing to do with any of the apps involved! Continue reading Top 10 – Music Apps for iOS and Android

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Our CEO talks Tech Week on Near FM

Near FM radio interviewComing to a radio station near you soon! Jim Friars, the CEO of ICS, the company who organises Tech Week, has been on a media blast over the last week or so.

So far Jim’s been on Castlebar Community Radio, Near FM, Connemara Community Radio, and Good Morning Dublin to discuss Tech Week and young people and tech.

To hear Jim’s interview with Near FM, pop over to Near FM’s site and hit play. Happy listening!

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Top 10 – Weird Coding Languages

coding language arnold scharweneggerCoding is super useful, but it can also be really weird. We’ve counted down the weirdest ten!

Weirdest Coding Languages

LOLCODE.

You know lolcats? Yeah, of course you do. LOLCODE is made up entirely of lolcat speak. It doesn’t entirely make sense. It’s not really supposed to. The language was designed in 2007 by Adam Lindsay, a researcher at Lancaster University’s Computing Department. LOLCODE doesn’t have enough functioning compliers to do anything impressing, but it is mad cute. Continue reading Top 10 – Weird Coding Languages

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F1 in Schools – National Final 2015

f1 in schools

The F1 in School National Final will take place in Dublin Castle on the 29th of April when 24 qualifiers from the four regional finals will compete for the overall title of F1 in Schools National Champions 2015. The winning team will go on to represent Ireland in the World Championships taking place in Singapore in September and compete against over 40 other countries from around the world.  The National Finals are occurring as a part of Tech Week – Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public occurring from Sunday, April 26th to Saturday, May 2nd 2015. The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is powered in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society, and supported by SFI Discover Continue reading F1 in Schools – National Final 2015

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