Mary Cleary Tech Radio Interview

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Our Deputy CEO Mary Cleary spoke about the launch of Tech Week 2016 during an interview with DJ Dusty Rhodes for Tech Radio.

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LIT Tech Ambassadors demo at Tech Week Showcase Event

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LIT and St. Patrick’s Girls National School will be at the Tech Week 2016 Showcase and they are putting on an amazing display.

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Valentina Dagiene, Founder of Bebras, wins Ada Lovelace Computing Excellence Award

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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).

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Teen Turn to feature at Tech Week 2016 Showcase

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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.’

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Bebras Mini-Challenge at Tech Week Showcase Event

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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.

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Salesforce.org holding activities at the Tech Week Showcase Event

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Salesforce.org are one of the amazing sponsors of Tech Week 2016. They are endlessly supportive of engaging young people with technology and have been a great participant in Tech Week.

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Bridge21’s CodePlus Will Be At Tech Week 2016: Working To Introduce Girls To Computing

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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.

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World’s First Broadcast: Re-enactment of the 1916 Wireless Transmission by the Irish Rebels

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In recognition of the historical role that the Irish rebels of the Easter Rising played in the history of global wireless communications, the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland, located at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in NUI Galway, will on the night of April 25th  host a re-enactment of the radio transmission of Monday April 25th 1916 which became the world’s first broadcast.

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Girls Hack Ireland – Coming To The Tech Week Showcase 2016

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We’re excited to announce that Girls Hack Ireland will be hosting a workshop at the Tech Week Showcase on April 28th.

Not familiar with Girls Hack Ireland? Well let us fill you in. This is a programme brought to you by The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (@insight_centre), funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Their very impressive aim is to host workshops that introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to those who might not have a lot of experience with it.

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New technology helps paralysed man move his fingers

New “thought control” technology has helped restore finger movement to the victim of a paralysing spinal injury.

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24 year old Ian Burkhart is now able to grasp objects, pour and stir drinks, and even play the Guitar Hero computer game using a wearable sleeve that sends electrical impulses to his muscles.

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