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Trinity College Dublin
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin will be opening the eyes of the public to the wonder of light. They will be showcasing the impact ‘light’ has on research and culture, and the effect it has on our lives as the focal topic of the University’s annual Trinity Week.
The events, which will appeal to all curious minds – both young and old – focus on elements of light that drive the science behind our understanding of the Big Bang, our Vitamin D requirements, the effects that light has on our mood, our plans to reduce light pollution, and our hopes for making bioluminescence in the oceans work for us. The use of light in poetry, art and music will also feature, while the Choral + choir’s performances will heighten the spectacle.
A full programme of events can be found at: https://www.tcd.ie/trinityweek/
Organised by the Irish Computer Society and supported by the SFI Discover programme and tech industry sponsors including Salesforce, Google, Lero and Púca, Tech Week 2015 will involve over 80,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland in a huge range of fun activities including the finals of technology events that have been running throughout the past year.
Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life. The aim is to stimulate thinking around future opportunities for study and careers in technology, through learning in the wider areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
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 on Twitter.
Double Tree by Hilton, Burlington Road, Dublin
The Web giants can design their own servers, build architectures that rival space agencies and serve billions of users daily. They get complaints if services run slowly — let alone fail.
But these Web giants have near-endless resources, with armies of engineers to deliver these service levels. How can your organisation hope to develop a data centre that can rival such services?
Come to this TechFire briefing and hear Owen Wynne, contracts/engineering manager at eircom, discussing his experience developing eircom’s business-critical infrastructure including data centres.
Experts from Schneider Electric and E-TEC international will present the latest thinking on data centre design, covering techniques such as high-density provisioning, modular design and hot aisle containment. They will outline how indigenous organisations can achieve excellence in design, implementation and operation of data centres, irrespective of outright scale, to ensure that whatever is kept ‘on-premise’ performs as if it were hosted by a Web giant.
Paul Hearns will chair a Q&A session from delegates following his interview.
For more information and to register visit www.techfire.ie.
11:00 – 13:00
UNUM Centre, Main Concourse, IT Carlow
Irish and international software and gaming employers will descend on IT Carlow to meet and recruit new gaming and IT talent at the Institute’s annual Showcase of Final Year Computing Projects. Representatives from Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Physical Liquid Games, AOL and EA Games are amongst the companies due to attend the event.
More than 70 final year students will present an extensive range of ideas and technologies in the areas of games, Software Engineering and IT Management. Projects being showcased include gamification tools for ambient assisted living and teaching sign language; mobile apps for smart shopping and even one to help prevent obesity in dogs. Games titles created by individual students include: Dark Neon; Crystal Capture; Poker! Runaway Intern; The Thief and Call of 2D: Single Plane Warfare.
The games and learning unit of the GameCORE research centre at IT Carlow will also be present to demonstrate current and recently completed projects. They include: The Secret to Life – A serious game to teach the concept of death to intellectually disabled people; Join In – An EU funded serious games for elderly people aimed at social connectedness and reducing physical and cognitive decline and PiP – A gamification system for helping people to learn how to manage stress.
Demand by employers for graduates is high, according to programme directors, with many of IT Carlow’s final year computing students already in receipt of at least one job offer within the computer game industry and ICT sector. IT Carlow’s Games Development students took five of the top awards at the recent Games Fleadh, an all-island games design and development competition for third-level students.
Cork City Hall
Hundreds of CEOs and representatives from top national and international companies will attend the all-day event, spearheaded by European tech cluster it@Cork, that will discuss future trends and tech topics around the themes of cloud security, tech talent, the Internet of Everything and digital media.
Speakers include Meghan Biro, a globally recognised talent management and HR Tech strategist and one of Huffington Post’s Top 100 Business, Leadership & Tech Twitter influencers, tech entrepreneur and author Niall Harbison; as well as representatives from Salesforce, Dell Software, VMware, Tyco and Climote.
For the first time in Ireland, TalentCulture #TChat’s hugely popular, worldwide Internet radio show will be streamed live from the event.
For further details on the European Tech Summit and to secure your place, visit www.itcork.ie or call it@Cork on 021 486 8180
Gresham Hotel, Dublin
HP will be showcasing its technology services at the Power of the Portfolio Event in the Gresham Hotel on 7 May 2015 at 09.00.
If you would like to attend this event, contact Alan O’ Grady, HP Ireland enterprise group marketing manager, for registration
The Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross, Cork
Over a hot breakfast, meet and engage with like-minded business owners who too strive for more efficient processes through technology and find out how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help drive and support your growing business.
For more information visit http://bit.ly/1E9zevX
Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin
Now in its 15th year, this Awards programme recognises excellence not only in implementing tech solutions, but also in the business of marketing and implementing technology for business.
For information on categories and how to enter visit www.techexcellenceawards.ie.
Croke Park, Dublin
This conference will help marketers and business owners learn and take advantage of the next evolution in content and social media marketing through the conference content, workshops and the networking opportunities on offer.
The conference brings together an impressive panel of excellent high profile speakers, who come from a diverse range of businesses including:
• Graham Barry, Brand Lead, Product & Solutions Team, EMEA, Google & Youtube
• James Carr, Head of E-Commerce, Facebook, UK
• Jon Lombardo, Content Marketing Lead, EMEA, LinkedIn
• Margaret E. Ward, CEO, Clear Ink
• Anthony Quigley, Co Founder & Director, Digital Marketing Institute
• Shenda Loughlane, Global Strategy Director, iProspect
• Max Brockbank, Head of Digital, Visibility IQ, UK
For more information visit www.3xedigital.com
DCU Innovation Campus
The PCH Hackathon aims to attract Ireland’s makers, designers, engineers, technology-enthusiasts, marketers, designers and anyone interested in the idea of bringing products to life to get their hands dirty to make a prototype of a connected device in just three days.
This is the third Hackathon to be hosted by PCH in Dublin in partnership with DCU Innovation Campus, and follows successful events in 2014.
New elements have been added to this PCH Hackathon’s agenda, including:
- Five-minute pitch-off sessions for established startups (non-Hackathon participants) to pitch for a prize of €1000 funding – takes place Friday
- Two panel discussions including some of the biggest names in technology worldwide – Friday and Sunday
- Public access now allowing members of the public to attend demos and talks on the Friday and Sunday night
On Friday 22 May, PCH Hackathon participants will be invited to pitch ideas to the crowd and attract attendees to form design and production teams with a prize of €1,000 at stake.
In 54 hours, the teams will go from idea to prototype with help from mentors. The event will included one-on-one mentorship, optional workshops, speakers and pitch practice. During the hackathon, participants will have access to an incredible list of resources including developer kits, prototyping tools, as well as 3D printers, CNC machines, soldering irons, and a laser cutter. There will be cash prizes for the first place team of €3,000, and a variety of other prizes for finalists.
Early Bird prices are €40 for the full weekend pass. Early Bird prices are €10 for spectators of the Friday and Sunday demo nights. Regular prices are €50 for the full weekend pass. Regular prices are €15 for spectators of the Friday & Sunday demo nights.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here
Hosted by Fingal County Council, Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) the seventh ITLG annual summit will be hosted in venues throughout North Dublin from the Helix at DCU to Malahide Castle and ITB.
The two-day event will will kick off with the ITLG Accelerator program, Lab 353, Company Face Off!, as well as the pitch camps session.
A VIP Reception will be held in the unique setting of Malahide Castle on the eve of the forum.
The Global Technology Forum will then take place at The Helix at DCU, and will include keynote presentations and lively panel debates on Big Data, technology innovation in the agri-tech sector and the Internet of Things as well as innovation and investment.
The Forum will be followed by a Gala Networking Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel, with a keynote address by Craig Barrett, Chairman of ITLG.
For more information visit www.itlg.org.
7.30 – 9am
Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2
This breakfast briefing will outline the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation and how to comply, how to prevent breaches in the first place and the security technologies that are needed to protect your data and organisation.
Speakers include Edel Creely, group managing director of Trilogy Technologies and John Lester, data protection specialist at Sophos.