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Tech Week Is Go!


tech-week-e1401098976539Tech Week is back! This week the national festival of technology aimed at students, parents, and the public will involve over 90,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland in a huge range of fun activities including the finals of tech events that have been running throughout the past year. Tech Week ends on 2 May, with a showcase taking place in Dublin Castle on Wednesday, 29 and Thursday, 30 April.
Organised by the Irish Computer Society, Tech Week is supported by the SFI Discover programme and tech industry sponsors including Salesforce, Google, Lero and Púca.
Tech Week gives hands-on oppurtunities to learn about how computers and similar technology are shaping up every aspect of our life today. The aim is to help people think around future oppurtunities for study in areas of technology.
The showcase will be held on Wednesday and Thursday and will feature a World Record attempt for the biggest selfie and the final of the F1 in Schools Competition.
Other items that will be showcased include 4D crayons and an augmented reality helmet.
Members of the public are welcome to come along to a series of Tech Talks over the two days in Dublin Castle. Attendees will hear from Steve Nevey, former Business Development Manager for the Red Bull Formula 1 team; Autolaunch Racing, the winners of last year’s F1 in Schools competition; Adam Harris, ASIAM; Niamh Bushnell, Dublin Commissioner for Startups; and Louise Nicholls, Head of Technology and Innovation at Brown Bag Films.
Tech Week 2015 aims to encourage female students in particular to explore technology. Currently less than 20% of computing students are female which is truly surprising as the tech sector is full of equal opportunities. Tech Week 2015 has created a series of videos of technology industry participants which can be viewed on www.techweek.ie
You can learn all about Tech Week 2015 by downloading the Tech Week App through Google Play and the iOS App store, visiting www.techweek.ie, facebook.com/techweekirl and following @TechWeekIRL.
The Tech Week app is currently available to download from Google Play and the iOS App Store.