This year’s Tech Week is happening on 22nd -28th April 2017 with a variety of nationwide events!
The Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today launched Tech Week 2017, Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, which takes place all over Ireland this year from 22-28 April.
Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland, this exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several Tech Week events. Continue reading Minister Halligan Launches Tech Week 2017!
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.’
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.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016: Tech Week is back! Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, takes place this year from 24-30 April. Organised by the Irish Computer Society, and part-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the week will see more than 100,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland taking part in a range of fun activities including the finals of tech events that have been running throughout the past year.
It’s very easy to head towards superlatives when we describe Tech Week.
But that’s the thing: it’s easy because Tech Week was epic. We went into Tech Week with high expectations after last year. 42,000 people took part in Tech Week 2014 in schools around the country, in events like gaming/coding hybrid Scratch and Tech and Go Seek.