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  • 2,500 Irish students answer Google's 'Call to Code' - Digital Times | Digital Times
    online coding competition have been announced The competition open to post primary students saw over 2 500 students participate with 50 of them coming from outside Dublin Over 400 teachers championed the initiative to their students The final live round of the competition was held at Google s EMEA Headquarters 20 junior cycle and 20 senior cycle students took part Google s Ronan Harris with the junior winner Adam Power and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore The overall winner of the junior cycle group was Adam Power aged 15 from St Aidan s Christian Brother School Dublin and the winner of the senior cycle group was Aron Hoffman 17 from Luttrellstown Community College They both received MaKey units and a Chromebook Pixel At the heart of successful coding is logic if you can think logically you can code says the head of Google s education committee Fionnuala Meehan It is important that we do everything we can to foster the next generation of digital entrepreneurs We also acknowledge the vital role teachers play in computer science education we had 422 teachers register their students from 268 schools to take part in Call to Code Related posts Google doodler 2014 is Kelly McCabe 10 great apps for college students Science Forward for Irish primary students 2014 eircom Junior Spider Awards open for entries Call to Code codeing Google students winners 2014 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/2500-irish-students-answer-googles-call-to-code/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Microsoft - the only limitations in app development are the ideas - Digital Times | Digital Times
    the Microsoft App Project The majority of the 300 students who took part in the project weren t computer scientists but business students which demonstrate how the app world is now opening up to anyone with a great idea The Microsoft App Project is part of the University s Digital Innovation Creativity and Enterprise DICE programme Through the Microsoft App Project DCU students were asked to develop mobile apps for promoting tourism for Irish cities and towns Students were also asked to develop a research poster on how cloud computing could be used to develop their app idea further 90 of the 300 apps were of sufficient quality that they are now available for download in the Windows Store The options for app development are endless the only limitations are the ideas and creativity of people developing apps By showing the simplicity of app development and encouraging non tech students to embrace technology we have really stimulated a lot of creativity says Clare Dillon Microsoft Ireland You no longer need expert technical skills to build and publish your own app says Dr Theo Lynn of DCU Business School Related posts Microsoft to kill off world s second most popular operating system Vodafone Firsts wants remarkable ideas for mobile technology campaign Microsoft enters personal cloud market with OneDrive BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp begins Apps DCU Microsoft Microsoft App Project windows phone 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/microsoft-the-only-limitations-in-app-development-are-the-ideas/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Business Ideas Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Money By Stephen Conmy April 15 2015 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 needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/business-ideas/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Healthsnap - a video messaging healthcare app - Digital Times | Digital Times
    is that it is an alternative to email and text instead it brings more human warmth and empathy into patient interactions as a complement to the face to face consultation This is important because we all know that better engagement yields better patient outcomes say the developers The app can be used by healthcare professionals as an alternative to or in conjunction with email text and phone calls It can bring more human warmth and empathy into patient interactions say the developers The idea is that a personalised visual message that will encourage more engagement between the patient and the healthcare professional which will hopefully lead to better healthcare outcomes How it s used in a clinical setting The developers say the app aims to reduce the number of no shows in hospitals surgeries clinics and dental practices The app may also help in maintaining compliance on medication and can be used for education and monitoring purposes For example if a patient has been recently diagnosed with a condition their nurse specialist or GP can send them a video link with some key messages about how to manage the condition Here is an example Other B2B uses While the app is initially aimed at the healthcare sector Healthsnap can also be used in any B2B setting allowing business managers to engage with employees and with clients Related posts Instagram video generates six times more mobile traffic than Vine Pop the next big thing in mobile messaging EU app economy will be worth 63 billion by 2018 Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to sponsor Irish mobile health conference Apps healthcare Healthsnap 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/healthsnap-a-video-messaging-healthcare-app/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Pharma Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Money By Stephen Conmy April 13 2015 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 needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start up funds and business supports New film about

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/pharma/ (2016-02-11)
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  • VC Funds Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    ups Raise Money By Stephen Conmy October 20 2014 Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups News By Stephen Conmy February 25 2014 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 needs News feed Top stories in your

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/vc-funds/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Seedcamp 2014 seeks start-ups for €50k investments - Digital Times | Digital Times
    across Europe and all over the world To get a place on this year s Seedcamp is no easy feat Competition is fierce As the organisers say The start ups we generally back are capital efficient tech businesses across software mobile internet media but we re open to innovative ideas and businesses in related areas too The main thing is to demonstrate a big potential for the idea The companies that are chosen must offer up equity for actual seed funding The standard investment is 50 000 in return for a 8 10 stake Seedcamp also offers 25 000 for 5 for companies that need less cash and for qualifying companies that want to participate in Seedcamp without investment funding for 3 of ordinary shares in your company you get full participation within the Seedcamp program Those who make the program are given office space at the Google Campus London Google is one of the main sponsors of the event along with Microsoft Bizspark Nokia PayPal Developer and Barclays To apply before April 16 the oragnisers say you should spend time to fill out the application comprehensively and the ability to clearly communicate your idea and strengths of your team is critical for consideration For more information and to apply go here Related posts Dell launches 10 million fund for Irish tech start ups Dragons Den 2014 seeks entrepreneurs and inventors Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups One to watch Irish HR software start up Elephant 2014 Dublin funding Google Microsoft Bizspark nokia Seedcamp VC 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/seedcamp-2014-seeks-start-ups-for-e50k-investments/ (2016-02-11)
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  • EuropeanPioneers Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    million for 25 EU startups New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy September 1 2014 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 needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A list of Ireland s start

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/europeanpioneers/ (2016-02-11)
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