Inaugural Tech Week Ireland kicks off this Sunday

Pictured: Irish Computer Society deputy CEO Tom O’Sullivan and Sean Kelly MEP at the launch of Tech Week 2014

25 April 2014

This Sunday 27 April will see Ireland’s first Festival of Technology kick-off nationwide, with the week culminating in Dublin Castle on Friday 2 May. Run by the Irish Computer Society and supported by Science Foundation Ireland: Discover and ICS Skills, Tech Week Ireland festival is to encourage students of all levels to consider a career in IT.

To date 42,000 people are taking part and 2,000 Tech Week packs have been sent out to 600 schools, libraries and more than 50 Scout troops. The Grand Finale on 2 May will be an umbrella event encompassing over four other large events and competitions run to encourage ICT in the Irish Education System. These include the finals of F1 in Schools, the Scratch IT competition, and Tech Entrepreneur ECO-Challenge.

In the build up to Tech Week Ireland, the Tech Week Survey is being carried out and nearly 3,000 people have already taken part.

ICS Skills CEO Jim Friars said: “ICS Skills is delighted to be supporting partner of the inaugural Tech Week Ireland. As one of our main goals is to promote ICT at all levels of the Irish Education System, we feel that this event is the perfect opportunity to get students actively engaging with technology and opening their minds to the possibility of pursuing a career in ICT.”

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