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  • Digital Disruption Archives - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Guest Writer June 26 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 the Irish

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/tag/digital-disruption/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Google and Trinity plan to create more 21st Century teachers | Digital Times
    are expected to take the postgraduate certificate over the next three years Google has given 1 5 million to Trinity College Dublin to support the programme Teachers interested in learning more about the Trinity College postgraduate certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning can contact info ta21 ie Google and Trinity Building teacher capacity to leverage technology in creating active engaged classrooms will support Ireland s next generation of technology leaders says John Herlihy VP international SME sales and head of Google in Ireland The success of Irish students at the Google Science Fair and the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in recent weeks is fantastic and demonstrates in a very tangible way the role teachers play in inspiring their students Related posts 2 500 Irish students answer Google s Call to Code Google s plan to get more Irish retailers online The discovery at Trinity College that could transform the Digital Age Google doodler 2014 is Kelly McCabe 21st Century teachers Google Ireland Trinity 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/google-and-trinity/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Global Payments buys Realex Payments for €115 million | Digital Times
    like never before And for Realex Payments staff the diversity of opportunity that comes with the deal is enormous says Realex Payments founder and CEO Colm Lyon Global Payments conducts business in 28 countries with 4 200 employees across the globe Lastly this is another great news story for Ireland Going forward the company will be at the heart of ecommerce for a Fortune 1 000 company that services over 1 5 million merchants says Lyon Realex Payments currently processes in excess of 28bn per annum on behalf of 12 500 clients Clients include Virgin Atlantic Paddy Power The AA and NotontheHighstreet com Realex Payments was founded by entrepreneur Colm Lyon in 2000 and currently employs 170 staff Related posts Is Twitter on the verge of becoming a real time global marketplace Realex Fire Web Awards looking for the beautiful and the bad 8 5 million a day spent online with retailers abroad Irish firm PCH buys Fab com MA payments Realax 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/global-payments-buys-realex-payments-for-e115-million/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Lack of women in tech economy a ‘disaster’ for Ireland | Digital Times
    is a disaster for innovation in Ireland says a leading immunologist Are women becoming an endangered species in the digital economy asks Professor Christine Loscher an immunologist at DCU Professor Loscher was speaking ahead of the Insight Girls Hack Ireland event at Dublin City University on Saturday March 21st The event will see 100 teenage girls learn coding from female computer scientists who work at companies like Google Microsoft and Twitter Professor Loscher said if Ireland doesn t radically change the perception of STEM and encourage more women to follow a career in STEM subjects our investment in innovation in science and engineering in Ireland is at risk The decline of women in tech in Ireland Out of 2 613 applicants to study computer science in 2013 only 436 were female Overall the percentage of girls choosing STEM subjects has fallen from a high of 47 per cent ten years ago to 40 per cent today Stubbornly low participation rates by women in many STEM areas could spell disaster for innovation in Ireland says Loscher Girls Hack Ireland takes place in The Hub in DCU from 10am to 6pm on Saturday March 21st 2015 Related posts Women in tech aims to highlight leading women in ICT Twitter s director of public policy to speak at Women in Tech Irish students and teachers in the dark about future jobs More Irish students opting for smart futures Ireland STEM students women in tech 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/women-in-tech-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • More Irish students opting for smart futures - Digital Times | Digital Times
    Technology Engineering and Maths STEM subjects are the future and studying these subjects can lead to smarter career moves Science Foundation Ireland SFI says it welcomes the increased interest in STEM subjects at Leaving Certificate level this year Ireland s STEM students on the rise More students took the Higher Level Mathematics exam than ever with 27 of maths students sitting the exam 448 more students opted for Chemistry in 2014 with 84 of Chemistry students sitting the Higher Level exam There was an 11 3 increase in students studying Physics the biggest percentage increase across the sciences in 2014 1 706 students took the Applied Mathematics exam this year compared with 1 599 in 2013 Earlier this year an increase was seen in initial first preference science related applications for third level study First preference applications to Science courses in 2014 increased by almost 8 to 4916 applications Engineering also rose to 3 215 applications and technology courses rose to 13 608 applications First preference applications in computing courses have increased by 31 since 2011 For those interested in finding out more about STEM careers information is available at SFI s Smart Futures careers resource website www smartfutures ie Related posts Preparing for the Smart Future Science Forward for Irish primary students Irish made app aims to demystify Algebra for children 2 500 Irish students answer Google s Call to Code SFI smart futures STEM 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/more-irish-students-opting-for-smart-futures/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Film Limerick competition announces €30,000 in prize money - Digital Times | Digital Times
    filming must take place in Limerick as the money is being made available to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick realise its potential as a film producing hub says Film Limerick project manager Ronan Cassidy The first screening of the two films will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad The closing date for applications is Monday 1st September 2014 Anyone interested in applying should check out the Behind the Scenes website or contact Ronan Cassidy at filmlimerick behindthescenes ie Related posts Last call to enter the Dublin Animation Film Festival Limerick to host Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum Google Play now rents and sells movies in Ireland 15 000 competition for UCD s budding entrepreneurs City of Culture Film Limerick filmmaking 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/film-limerick-announces-e30000-in-filmmaking-prize-money/ (2016-02-11)
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  • European Tech Summit 2015 to be held in Cork | Digital Times
    future trends and tech topics around the themes of cloud security tech talent the Internet of Everything and digital media Entrepreneurs technology and business leaders and IT managers are invited to attend the event Speakers include Meghan Biro a talent management and HR tech strategist tech entrepreneur Niall Harbison as well as speakers from Salesforce Dell Software VMware Tyco and Climote The MC on the day will be broadcaster and columnist Anton Savage TalentCulture TChat s worldwide Internet radio show will be streamed live from the event We re proud and excited about our line up of speakers at this year s summit especially the live stream through the TChat Show that will put Cork and the European Tech Summit on the map globally says James O Connell of VMWare and chairman of the European Tech Summit The summit sessions will be accompanied by an exhibition showcasing trends and products offered by the industry while the day will draw to a close with a black tie gala dinner featuring a 3D fashion show Tickets for the European Tech Summit cost 195 for members and 250 for non members There is also an early bird offer of a two for one discount available for a limited time only Tickets for the gala dinner are 100 each with tables of 10 also available Related posts Silicon Valley Global Technology Summit 2015 coming to Dublin Student Startup Weekend 2015 to be held in UCC Paypal co founder Max Levchin to speak at The Summit Ireland s tech tour goes looking for business 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

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/european-tech-summit-2015/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Microsoft and CoderDojo join forces across Europe | Digital Times
    in these roles is essential CoderDojo plays an important role in this regard Microsoft and CoderDojo the nuts and bolts of the deal There are a number of ways Microsoft will support and collaborate with the CoderDojo Foundation over the next 12 months including Collaborating at a European level to promote CoderDojo and to support the creation of new Dojos across the region CoderDojo will also be able to tap into Microsoft s more than 25 000 employees across Europe as mentors who will support existing Dojos and help establish and host new Dojos Giving all European CoderDojos access to Microsoft s DreamSpark program which provides access to Microsoft software for learning teaching and research purposes at no charge Microsoft will be a platinum partner at the upcoming CoderDojo Coolest Projects Competition which is the largest coding competition for kids worldwide taking place in the RDS Dublin on June 13 2015 Microsoft Ireland has been hosting a Coder Dojo club for over three years and will act as a showcase to other Microsoft locations throughout Europe The Microsoft grant will enable the CoderDojo Foundation to specifically focus on Increasing the amount of content available to volunteers to help them to set up Dojo sessions Developing short training videos for mentors and champions e g Mentoring how to and Child Protection best practices with the aim of training current community members and attracting further mentors and champions to the movement Developing The CoderDojo Experience video content capturing activities at live Dojo sessions to give potential new champions across Europe an idea of what is involved in starting and hosting Dojos Why CoderDojos are important CoderDojo believes that every child should have the opportunity to learn digital skills which are of crucial importance to succeed in this increasingly connected world Europe is

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/microsoft-and-coderdojo-europe/ (2016-02-11)
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