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PCH Hardware Hackathon
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
ITLG Summit 2015
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.
Proposed EU Data Protection – Are you Ready?
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.
Vertigo, County Hall, Cork
The hugely successful DealStart programme gives 10 startups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to 10 multinational corporations.
DealStart helps fledging businesses to grow faster, smarter and more profitably by matching them with mentors in the area of procurement and business development.
The programme also enables the organisations involved to share information, insights and expertise on procurement with small enterprises.
For further information visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover FlowForma 4.0
The Convention Centre, Dublin
Manual processes can be error prone, time consuming and difficult to track or report on. It is time to automate your organisations manual repetitive processes.
FlowForma BPM 4.0 facilitates the creation, managementand improvement of your business processes. It provides a live view of process performance, identifying bottlenecks and gives you the self service capability to alter these process flows.
Join us on 27 May to meet our team of experts and speak with our customers. Our demonstrations will show how FlowForma BPM 4.0 drives efficiencies across the entire organisation, from finance and IT to human resources. So why not come along with relevant business managers from your organisation?
Find out more or register for this free event at www.flowforma.ie/ffevent2015
ProStrategy executive briefing: Cutting edge performance management and analytics are key to business success
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Join ProStrategy, IBM, industry and customer speakers for this briefing, where they will share their experiences of turning data insights into action using IBM Cognos Business Analytics.
The keynote speaker will be economist Jim Power, who will discuss the importance of competitiveness indicators for the economy and business.
For more information and to register visit http://link.prostrategy.ie/v/306/f0ba0da45147fecf0b8da6c1e473baccf591b1440977bcb3
Iricent, Nexenta breakfast meeting
The Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1
Nexenta is the inventor and global leader of software-defined Storage solutions. Nexenta delivers secure, high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud and virtualization-optimized storage software solutions on any hardware platform realizing the “true” software-defined data centre to overcome the biggest challenges in IT today: from rich media-driven social media to Big Data; from Internet of Things to Mobility via the Cloud.
Iricent is enabling service providers and enterprises realise the potential of softwave defined networking (SDN), software defined storage (SDS) and network functions virtualisation (NFV).
Leveraging our direct relationships with established global vendors and innovate start-ups, Iricent is ideally positioned to assist businesses and service providers transform their network and data centre infrastructures into fleible, cost effective and revenue generating platforms. We offer a complete range of software defined solutions including applications and related services.
To register for this event visit https://eventbrite.ie/event/16862012734/
Accelerating DevOps with Red Hat Breakfast Briefing
Westin Hotel, Dublin
Join Sabeo Technologies and Red Hat to discover how to accelerate DevOps and Continuous Delivery to develop applications faster, and meet your growing application delivery needs.
This Free Breakfast Briefing will give you a first-hand look at the capabilities of Red Hat’s new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions – OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat and the recently launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.
● Accelerate DevOps with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat:Learn how Red Hat’s award winning PaaS solution drives Continuous Delivery and Automation by improving developer productivity, operational efficiencies, reducing software delivery cycle times and expanding hardware utilisation.
● Transform Application Delivery with Docker: Learn how to increase agility by leveraging Docker, a lightweight Linux Container technology to build, ship and run complex distributed applications and isolated workloads in secure and highly portable containerised environments.
● Manage Docker with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host:Learn how to easily manage Linux Containers and solve the problems brought about by Docker with Red Hat’s purpose-built operating system optimised for running next-generation containerised applications across the open hybrid cloud.
08.30:Registration & Breakfast
09.15: DevOps – Application Development vs. Systems Operations
09.45: Accelerating DevOps with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat
10.45: Break – Tea & Coffee
11.00: Transforming Application Delivery with Linux Containers
11.30: Managing Docker with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
12.15: Q&A & Networking
To learn more and register: http://goo.gl/EkU98m
Redefining IT security for your Business. Understand, Control, Protect
The Dean Hotel, Dublin
In this seminar we will move beyond the hype and discuss the latest updates in the threat landscape focusing on top security challenges for Irish companies and the most effective ways to protect your business.
Hear from security experts from Datapac and Sophos unveiling the results of research into security perceptions in Ireland, greatest areas of concern and what attempts are being made to counter them.
Don’t miss Datapac customers, Thorntons Recycling and C&D Providers, discussing security strategies in their organisations and how they have successfully leveraged the latest technology to keep their business safe.
Attendance is free, but booking is essential.
For more information and to book click here www.datapac.com/securityseminar.