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  • Irish Men's Shed creates the #RaboTweeties award statuette | Digital Times
    competition and Charlie s was the clear winner I couldn t believe the quality of what Charlie and the members of the Drogheda Men s Shed came back with says Conmy It s a three dimensional hand crafted hashtag made entirely of wood with no nails or glue used to hold it together It s brilliant a thing of beauty You can see the care and effort that went into every one of them There are 25 statuettes in total One was recently gifted to Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins at the Men s Shed s recent annual conference I m delighted to have worked with the Men s Sheds on this project says Conmy The IMSA is an extremely important social organisation in this country Charlie and his colleagues are VIP guests at this year s RaboTweeties awards and I m looking forward to meeting them The design and manufacture of award statuettes is now something the Irish Men s Sheds Association sees as a viable commercial opportunity for all of the 200 Men s Sheds in Ireland I think there s a market in this area for the Irish Men s Sheds Association ISMA says Conmy There are talented creative and hard working men in every one of the 200 sheds around the country and there is great potential for them to find all kinds of markets to tap into with their skill sets The RaboTweeties is an awards show that honours the very best on Twitter in Ireland It will be held in The Sugar Club in Dublin on November 26 2014 Every winner of a RaboTweeties award will receive one of the Drogheda Men s Shed s hand crafted statuettes More details are available on www rabotweeties com Charlie McEntegart Related posts OMiG award winners

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irish-mens-shed/ (2016-02-11)
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  • BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2014 - entries | Digital Times
    4 616 students Letters are now being sent to schools across the island to break the news about which students have qualified for the exhibition in January 2015 The Young Scientist and the entrepreneur Research conducted recently by BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition shows that technology tops the career aspirations of students in Ireland with 59 of those surveyed saying they would most prefer Mark Zuckerberg s job A life of entrepreneurship was selected ahead of holding the Presidency of the United States with Barack Obama at 19 and the life of a pop star with Miley Cyrus receiving only 13 of votes The 2015 entries at a glance 2 077 entries received up 4 4 616 students up 4 367 schools represented Entries received from 30 counties no entries from Fermanagh and Armagh Students entered are 54 female 46 male Number of entries per category Chemical Physical Mathematical Sciences 382 Biological Ecological Sciences 615 Technology 362 Social Behavioural Sciences 718 The 2015 BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS Dublin from 7th 10th January 2015 There are over 120 awards to be won including the BT Young Scientist Technologist of the Year Follow the exhibition on Twitter BTYSTE Related posts 50th Young Scientist exhibition sees record number of entries 50th BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition opens Paul Clarke wins 50th BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield to attend Young Scientist Exhibition Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/bt-young-scientist/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The GSK App-challenge is open for entries | Digital Times
    apps that can help people do more feel better and live longer The GSK App challenge is open to anyone who has an idea for an app or anyone who has started building an app or has already developed an app but wants to improve it The competition is for individuals indie developers and student developers only App development firms cannot enter says Stephen Conmy organiser of the GSK App challenge and The Appys The winner will receive a strategic business roadmap for the app from ProductFitter which will prove invaluable when building the app Plus they will receive a PR and media package from Digital Times worth 10k that will help them attract public attention as well as the attention of potential investors The GSK App challenge winner will receive huge support when it comes to taking their idea to the next level says Owen Cooney managing director ProductFitter Ireland We are looking forward to seeing creative useful ideas that can help people in their daily lives The winner of the GSK App challenge will be crowned at The Appys awards ceremony taking place at CHQ building Dublin on November 20 2014 MORE DETAILS OF THE GSK APP CHALLENGE All the intellectual property associated with the ideas and apps entered will remain with the person who entered the idea The GSK App challenge is about encouraging more people to think about great app ideas none of the parties involved want any IP claim or share of future app revenues says Conmy The winner takes all as they say The best idea wins It s the best idea we are looking for It can be just an idea or it could be an app already in development How do I enter You simply go to the online entry form on

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/gsk-app-challenge/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Five new SFI Research Centres could change Ireland's future | Digital Times
    and humanities CONNECT Centre for Future Networks Communications The CONNECT Centre focuses on future broadband cellular and Internet of Things networks on which all of these services will be enabled thereby growing the economy and supporting society at large CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices As the global population ages one in three people are expected to be over 65 by 2050 with the potential financial burden for healthcare expected to rise CÚRAM is engaged in research to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable smart medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs iCRAG Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences Geoscience underpins the discovery of raw materials water and energy resources that are critical to the world s economy With increasing demand and diminishing supply focused innovations in geoscience are of paramount importance globally Ireland is home to Europe s largest zinc mine untapped hydrocarbon resources in challenging North East Atlantic deep water environments and a diverse geological framework with important untapped seabed and groundwater resources The iCRAG centre will carry out research to find and harness these resources whilst protecting the environment LERO The Irish Software Research Centre Software is everywhere and key Irish industry sectors such as manufacturing medical devices financial services cloud computing analytics and smart cities depend on it LERO s research mission is to replicate the success of traditional software engineering in the context of large scale pervasive physically integrated highly interconnected evolving and continuously available systems in which the boundary between design time and runtime is disappearing SFI Research Centres and third level institutions The five centres involve a collaborative partnership across Higher Education Institutions in Ireland with participation from Cork Institute of Technology Dublin City University Dublin Institute of Technology Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Dundalk IT NUI

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/sfi-research-centres/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Smart Agri Food project launches a €4 million fund | Digital Times
    Agri Food project recently launched a 4 million open call for entrepreneurs and people with ideas to develop a new generation of smart agriculture apps and web services for those working in agriculture The project aims to boost the use of apps and digital solutions in the Agri Food sector and increase the competiveness of the European Agri Food sector The intention is that these new ICT products will be designed for use by farmers and food producers to help them increase productivity while minimising their environmental footprint Intelligent machines sensor networks and smart apps are important ingredients for the future of farming say the fund organisers How will it work Grants of up to 100K will be granted by SmartAgriFood to Irish and European SMEs and web developers and will be distributed over three phases of development Stage 1 Prototype development Stage 2 End user trials Stage 3 Business development Smart Agri Food project deadlines The fund is looking for Irish ICT SMEs web app developers to apply The SmartAgriFood call for applications closes on the 15th of November Find out more here Related posts Google to give its Project Ara smartphone to creative developers Dell launches 10 million fund for Irish tech start ups Global app economy worth 68 billion but developers still struggle 5 food apps that can change the way you eat Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/smart-agri-food-project/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Startup Weekend coming to Galway on November 14-16 | Digital Times
    Dublin and Cork with Galway joining in for the first time in November NUI Galway will play host for the weekend and with the backing of the local business community behind it The organisational team includes Dr John Breslin senior lecturer in NUIG and co founder of Boards ie among other ventures Michael Campion of NUIG s Cairnes school of Business and Economics Michael FitzGerald founder and CEO of sales management software company OnePage CRM Paul Killoran founder and CEO of research publishing software company Exordo and Tara Dalrymple founder and CEO of lifestyle management and outsourcing businesses Busy Lizzie and Mission Possible What happens at Startup Weekend Startup Weekend gives participants the chance to test out an idea in a creative space People share their skills and form teams with mentors on hand to provide guidance throughout the weekend The 54 hours of hard work will be interspersed with meals short talks and some surprises along the way Galway Startup Weekend offers the perfect opportunity to validate an idea learn valuable skills or simply collaborate with similarly focused people For regular updates see www facebook com GalStartweekend or www twitter com GalStartWeekend Galway Startup Weekend takes place from 14th to the 16th of November in NUI Galway As well as encouraging people to attend and take part the event organisers are seeking a volunteer team to help both at the event and in the run up to it Anyone interested in lending a hand particularly photographers or video bloggers should send an email to galway startupweekend org Related posts Startup Weekend is coming to Galway Student Startup Weekend uncovers young tech gems Ireland s first Hardware Hackathon Weekend Startup Hiking taking the pitch to new levels galway start ups Startup Weekend Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/startup-weekend/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Code Institute launches Ireland’s first ‘coding bootcamp’ - Digital Times | Digital Times
    tech sector is the lack of good developers Enter the Code Institute Starting in January 2015 the Code Institute aims to emulate the success of the coding bootcamp sector in the US where recent graduates enjoyed a 63 employment rate and an average 20 000 bump in salary for those who did land a job The Code Institute was founded by the same people behind the Digital Marketing Institute We re working with employers who as the study mentions are desperate to employ graduates with the right coding skills There just aren t enough coders to go around says Anthony Quigley founder of the DMI and Code Institute With the Code Institute students will spend three months learning from some of Irelands best software developers It s learning on steroids Coding Bootcamp The coding bootcamp explores all the elements of coding from frontend to backend The course is run as a 12 week full time course or a 24 week part time course Courses will commence on the following dates 26th January 2015 Dublin full time 12 weeks 3rd February 2015 Dubin part time 24 weeks Each course costs 7 900 and more information on the courses can be found here Related posts Digital Marketing Institute expands further in the UK BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp begins 2 500 Irish students answer Google s Call to Code Education Minister says Ireland caught behind the curve of the digital revolution Code Institure coding digital skills DMI Ireland Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/code-institute-launches-irelands-first-coding-bootcamp/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Synapse//a Tech Carnival brings top tech firm to NUI Galway | Digital Times
    idea Galway companies such as HP Avaya and Cisco SAP are offering great support as they see this as an opportunity to showcase their Galway operations says David Renton event organiser and NUI Galway student Keynote speakers include Mark Gantly Hewlett Packard Stephen Howell Microsoft and Eugene Garvin Avaya Synapse a Tech Carnival I am very proud that our third year Computer Science and Information Technology students are showing the immense energy and enthusiasm they have for the software industry by making this event a reality They are showcasing the kind of drive and determination that is characteristic of NUI Galway graduates which has been so hugely valued by major employers for many decades The response of so many Tech Leaders is testament to the hunger for more graduates and talented professionals in the Galway area says Dr Michael Madden Head of the Information Technology discipline at NUI Galway For more information on Synapse a Tech Carnival visit the excellent event website www synapsegalway com Major employers will be demonstrating their latest technologies and explaining their ongoing training and employment opportunities The emphasis is all around having a fun and interesting event for people new to ICT to learn how to engage and become successful in the software industry Speakers and panel discussions will offer key insights into the current trends that are being experienced for tech graduates in Ireland Related posts Earn as you learn a new way to find tech graduates Interview The tech recruitment industry in Ireland is broken Twitter s director of public policy to speak at Women in Tech Microsoft the only limitations in app development are the ideas event networking NUI Galway Synapse a Tech Carnival tech skills Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/synapse-a-tech-carnival/ (2016-02-11)
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