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Is Technology Changing How We Watch and Play Sports?

A brilliant victory for the Irish women’s team capped a historic year for Irish rugby with both teams completing a 6 Nations double. As a nation, we watched the action play out. But while watching, did you notice the small square lump on the back of the players’ jerseys?

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Girls Hack Ireland

Girls Hack Ireland, women in tech
Left to right: Sadhbh O’Muirí (Dunshaughlin Community College), Lydia Koilparambil (St Dominic’s Cabra), Mary Ishabigi (St Dominic’s Cabra) and Niamh Scanlon (Girls Hack Ireland mentor) at Girls Hack Ireland in DCU

Taken from: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/technology/girls-hack-ireland-event-aims-to-get-young-women-coding-1.2148844

What happens when 100 or so teenage girls gather for a day, learn coding skills and “hack” new websites? Add a bit of music, food, prizes and some helpful mentors and you have Girls Hack Ireland, which took place on Saturday at Dublin City University.

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F1 in Schools National Finalists.

After all the F1 in Schools Regional Finals the following have qualified for the National Finals taking place as part of Tech Week in Dublin Castle on the 29th of April 2015. A big congratulations to everyone! Continue reading F1 in Schools National Finalists.

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4 teams from Limerick Regional Finals win places at the National Finals of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge.  

F1 in Schools regional finalists

Ten teams battled it out in the University of Limerick despite the adverse weather condition to qualify for a place in the National Final of F1 in Schools Technology Challenge which takes place in Dublin Castle as part of Tech Week on 29th April. The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is powered in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society, and supported by SFI Discover. Continue reading 4 teams from Limerick Regional Finals win places at the National Finals of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge.  

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Sign up for the Intel Galileo Competition!

Intel Galileo Competition

Intel Galileo is a 3rd level technology competition open to all 3rd level registered undergraduate students in Ireland.  A Prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the best project

Guidelines:

· Completed entries must incorporate a Galileo Board*

·  Entries must be submitted here

·  Shortlisted Entries must be prepared to showcase their project during Tech Week (www.techweek.ie )26th April – 2nd May (venue & date TBD) where the top project will be unveiled

* Previous work undertaken by applicants on Galileo may be included as long as it has not already been published

Key Dates:

  • Monday 13th April: Receipt of Entry by email to padraig.s.omurchu@intel.com
  • Friday 17th April: Initial Evaluation complete with top 5 projects invited to exhibit during Tech Week 26th April – 2nd May (venue & date TBD)
  • 26th April – 2nd May: Intel technology award and prize of €1,000 awarded during Tech Week.

Big fan of tech and its future? Why not take part in Ireland’s dedicated festival of technology, Tech Week, from the 26th of April to the 2nd of May? In the meantime, you can come chat all things tech with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Last call for entries into the All Ireland Programming Olympiad 2015

All Ireland Programming Olympiad

Registration and preliminary round submissions for the All Ireland Programming Olympiad (A Tech Week Partner activity) close at midnight on the 18th of February, with the National Finals being held this coming Saturday, 21st of February.

To progress to the National Finals, Juniors (under 15 yrs) must submit 4/6 solutions while Seniors (15 yrs and up) must submit 5/6 solutions. These six problems are available on aipo.computing.dcu.ie Continue reading Last call for entries into the All Ireland Programming Olympiad 2015

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Deadline reminder for the National Scratch Competition

Registration for the National Scratch competition closes on Friday, 27th of February 2015, so if you have a project you’re working on please submit it as soon as possible.

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web. Continue reading Deadline reminder for the National Scratch Competition

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Tech Entrepreneur is back for Tech Week 2015.

 

The Tech Entrepreneur Competition is back after a very successful first edition in 2014.

This year ICS Skills, Riptide Academy and Science Foundation Ireland are asking teams to propose concepts that can improve the lives of people.

The Theme: Technology for Healthcare and Independent Living Continue reading Tech Entrepreneur is back for Tech Week 2015.

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Talking with Tech Week 2015 Ambassador Eimear Noone.

We caught up with Tech Week 2015 Ambassador Eimear Noone last week to talk about her career as a composer and conductor of music for video games, feature film and TV, and how technology plays such a large role in what she does. Continue reading Talking with Tech Week 2015 Ambassador Eimear Noone.

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Register for the National Scratch Competition!

Preparations for the 2015 National Scratch Competition are well underway and looks like it’ll be bigger and better than ever!

national scratch competition winner 2014

Would-be participants can register their projects online at scratch.ics.ie for the 2015 competition with entries to be submitted by February 27th 2015. The finals will be held in Dublin Castle during Tech Week, April 26th – May 2nd 2015.

In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland’s aspiring digital creators.

Entrant numbers have risen steadily, with 960 team projects submitted by participants during the 2013-2014 Competition.

A total of 25 projects progressed to the National Finals in Dublin Castle during Tech Week 2014, with Shane Fanning from St. Conleth’s Community College, Newbridge being declared the overall winner of the 2014 National Scratch Competition.

For more information please see scratch.ie, scratch.ics.ie or contact scratch@ics.ie.

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