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