The 2017 Bebras National Finals took place on Saturday, 22nd April in the Eolas Building in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition through the year, as well as the Bebras participants on the day. Continue reading Congratulations to all Bebras National Finals 2017 winners
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Bebras National Finals will take place on Saturday, April 22nd in the Eolas Building, NUI Maynooth, as part of the Bebras Computing Challenge. The Challenge is run in November each year around the world in over 30 countries. It introduces the concepts of computational thinking to students and lets students see the practical applications of modern computing. Continue reading Bebras National Finals taking place April 22nd
The ICS Foundation are pleased to announce that Cliste, its digital skills programme for primary schools, will now be free for all Tech Week participants, with access to over 200 resources. To register for Cliste, please visit the Tech Week resources page. Continue reading Digital Skills Programme Cliste now Free for Tech Week participants
The Tech Week team are happy to announce another event taking place in Dingle during our annual technology festival. This will be run as part of Feile na Bealtaine, a multidisciplinary arts festival, in the Dingle Innovation and Creativity Hub (run by Mol Teic).
The Tech Week sessions will take place on Friday, April 28th from 2-4pm in Mol Teic, Cuilin, Dingle.
Two speakers will share their experiences and their passion for what they do:
– Lisa O’Leary – “The Ever-Changing Story – using technology on the move”
In a technology-driven age, how do we maintain the human elements of our stories? What makes a story and how do we bring it to life? Continue reading Tech Week Event: Feile na Bealtaine festival
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.
Continue reading Tech Week 2017 is coming – We need your support
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).
Continue reading Valentina Dagiene, Founder of Bebras, wins Ada Lovelace Computing Excellence Award
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.
Continue reading Bebras Mini-Challenge at Tech Week Showcase Event
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.
Continue reading World’s First Broadcast: Re-enactment of the 1916 Wireless Transmission by the Irish Rebels
The age of Virtual Reality is upon is. Whether it’s a cardboard frame for your smartphone or a high-end headset, techies all over the world are embracing the future of technology. In 2016, the big players of VR – Oculus, HTC and Sony – will all vie for supremacy with their new headsets. Alongside cheaper, mobile-based options, $895m in total revenue is predicted.
Continue reading VR set to generate $895m in global revenues this year
The Smartest Quiz in Ireland
The Smart Tech Quiz, sponsored by Openet, will be taking place once again during this year’s Tech Week Showcase (April 28th). The event is a partner event of Tech Week, Ireland’s national festival of technology (April 24th – 30th). The venue for this year’s quiz will be Thomas Prior Hall in the Clayton Hotel, next to the RDS arena. Continue reading Smart Tech Quiz 2016 – How Tech-knowledgeable are you?