Congratulations to the Scratch National Finals Winners!

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Wednesday saw the Scratch Finalists make their way to the Kemmy Business School in University Limerick for the Scratch National Final. 30 of the top scoring teams across the categories qualified and were invited to show their mettle to the judges. Continue reading Congratulations to the Scratch National Finals Winners!

Tech Week 2017 survey shows that majority of Irish adults now believe an education in STEM can lead to better career opportunities

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Research carried out for Tech Week 2017 shows that the vast majority of Irish adults (89%) now believe that getting an education in STEM related subjects is important and can lead to better career opportunities in the future. Continue reading Tech Week 2017 survey shows that majority of Irish adults now believe an education in STEM can lead to better career opportunities

Bebras National Finals – Information for participants

If your student/child has been invited and confirmed they will attend the National Finals of the Bebras Challenge 2017 please read on for details of the event. Continue reading Bebras National Finals – Information for participants

Listen back to Mary Cleary’s Tech Week Interview with West Limerick 102FM

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You can now listen back to ICS Foundation Deputy CEO Mary Cleary’s Tech Week interview with West Limerick 102FM’s Monica Sheehy. Continue reading Listen back to Mary Cleary’s Tech Week Interview with West Limerick 102FM

Congratulations to the Scratch 2017 National Finalists!

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Congratulations to all 2017 Scratch Competition entrants and thank you for all your hard work and for your highly creative and entertaining Scratch project submissions.

We had a difficult job selecting 30 projects to proceed to the national finals, from over 545 entries all around the country. We have been through 2 rounds of judging from over 50 judges and the standard of Scratch projects created this year was very high. Continue reading Congratulations to the Scratch 2017 National Finalists!

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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!

Tech Week 2016: The Highlights

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Tech Week 2016 is all over, and it has been another fantastic year for Ireland’s festival of technology. Our sincerest thanks go out to all of the thousands students, parents, teachers and members of the general public who participated throughout the week. The Tech Week team worked hard on this one, and we think it paid off. Tens of thousands students participated. Technology enthusiast’s organised events all across Ireland including career talks, workshops, lectures, coding activities and much more.

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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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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.

Continue reading Tech Week 2016 Officially Launched!

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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