ICS news & events, November 2020
Here's your latest from the ICS community, there's lots going on for members, professionals and even the kids.
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The Irish Computer Society has announced the appointment of Mary Cleary as Secretary General.
The announcement comes at critical time for IT professions. Read more…
Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on 11 November at 5.00pm. Free for members
An Engineers Ireland CPD event on Cyber Resilience, AI & Internet Exchange points. 12 November 2020 at 11.00am Free webinar
Members can use the following Zoom link to register for the joint event- https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vj3mC9cZQ1y-MSQwn5noPg
This webinar will examine the implications of the recent Schrems II ruling, and what this means for the legitimacy of international data flows. Free webinar
The fourth webinar in the series will be on the topic of Blockchain for good: green bonds and climate initiatives based on blockchain, 9 December. Free webinar
The IT Architects Conference is set to take place on the 14th of December 2020 at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8. – 10.5 CPD, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Learn more about the conference here
Upcoming professional development & training
Managing a Data Breach
This one day advanced course covers the main factors which may lead to a data breach and what process should be followed in the event of occurrence of such.
3/4 Nov, 6, 10.5 CPD Points, Online, Member Discount Available
SQL Queries for Beginners
An introductory course to using SQL Server and MySQL aimed at those who are expected to query, develop and support SQL databases
18 Nov, 21 CPD Points, Online, Member Discount Available
Iasa Architect Core Course & CITA-F Certification Exam Dec 01
This course is designed to give you and your team all of the tools you need to lift architecture from a ‘documentation’ process to a true business capability. All IT architects will benefit from the concepts presented in this course.
1 Dec, 63 CPD Points, Online
Certified Data Protection Practitioner
Designed to equip Data Protection Officers with the necessary skills and competencies to meet and maintain all aspects of data protection compliance.
2 Dec, 24 CPD Points, Online, Member Discount Available
Fun for kids
Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge
The aim of Bebras is to get students all over the world excited about computing.
For the November 2020 challenge we will be allowing students take the challenge from home, for this year only. The teacher must still register the students and we strongly recommend that a teacher or coordinator is available while they participate in case they run into any issues.
The Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. It is run in over 50 countries and takes place every November. The tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking or information and communication technology.
Why not try the Bebras Challenge as to see what its all about! Visit bebras.techweek.ie
The Scratch National Competition Final, takes place virtually on 4th November. 34 projects with their associated students will discuss their projects with the Judges to determine the winning project in each age category.
The Scratch 2021 National Competition will be launched the week of 9th November. Find out more about the Scratch National Competition please visit scratch.ics.ie or email email@example.com for more information.
Is this an area of interest? Tailored training for IT Professionals
The Irish Computer Society provides members with the necessary qualifications, skills and training needed to succeed and excel within the profession.
Upcoming courses which may be of interest include:
- Certificate in Business Analysis – offers academic accreditation for business analysts through the use of proven business analysis techniques. Up to 100% funding available
- Managing a Data Breach – one-day advanced course covers the main factors which may lead to a data breach and what process should be followed in the event of occurrence of such.
- Free Web Accessibility Training – for anyone who creates web content and electronic documents, especially those in the public sector or those writing content for websites.
- Blockchain & new media webinar – Expert presentations and Q&A will discuss decentralised approaches to new media and broadcasting.