Minister Halligan Launches Tech Week 2017!

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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!

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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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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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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Tech Week 2016 Officially Launched!

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L-R – Jim Friars ICS, Ilse White Google, Eileen Carroll Púca,  Kacey Phillppe, Kiran Byrne, Nathan Kennedy, Sarah Guillement, Mark Ferguson SFI, Sarah Lennon Salesforce.org

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.

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Tech Week: The Week That Was

tech week recap banner imageIt’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.

This year, we wanted to go even bigger and better. Continue reading Tech Week: The Week That Was