Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week is made up of a range of classroom and community activities taking place across Ireland – in libraries, schools, community centres, and many other locations. These activities give students a chance to develop their interest in technology subjects, examine potential career prospects, learn new skills, be creative and, most importantly, have a lot of fun.
Tech Week Objective #1 is to inspire students to engage actively with STEM subjects, and equip them with the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed choices about their future subject and career choices.
Going into its fourth year, the festival has already been a huge success, with tens of thousands of people participating in activities in previous years. The Tech Week team would love you to get involved and here are ways you can by inspire the next generation by organising technology-related activities in your local schools or communities. These could include:
- Bring your children to a Tech Week activity in your area
- Plan a Tech Week activity at home using our Tech Week activity sheets, Cliste primary school resources or Scratch programming lesson plans.
- Invite your local school to an open day at your organisation
- Organise an event with hands-on activities or workshop
- Re-visit your old school and tell students about your path into IT
- Get involved in IT Professionals Day
There are also some fantastic tech prizes up for grabs, with a Samsung Galaxy Tab A to be won over on the Tech Week Snapchat, simply add techweekirl on Snapchat and send on a pic of your favourite piece of technology to be in the draw!
This year TechWeek are running a techie treasure hunt, giving you a chance to win a ‘GoXtreme Vision 4K Ultra HD Cam’ as first prize or an Urban Ears Boom 2 Waterproof Speaker for the runner-up.
To enter, Freetext TECHWEEK followed by your name to 50100
You will receive 10 clues by text in the run up to and including Tech week. The answers can be found on the TechWeek website. All you need to do is text the answer to the clues as you receive them.
Host a Tech Event and tell us about it!
Whether it’s a 30-minute classroom session inspired by our free Tech Week Activity Sheets, an hour-long Q&A with a guest speaker, a half-day group outing or an open day at your organisation, tell us about it and you could win a Free Tech Workshop for your class!
Visit www.techweek.ie/app/event/ for more details!