IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society.
On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. Read more
We are happy to announce the launch of Tech Week 2018, organised by the Irish Computer Society and supported by the SFI Discover programme.
Now in its fifth year, the annual festival of technology will see as many as 100,000 students take part in a range of activities nationwide. Read more
The Blockchain Association of Ireland will host a half-day conference on March 21st at the Irish Computer Society, Dublin 4.
This event will look at the impact and potential for blockchain technologies to change the way we do business and develop IT systems. From banking, healthcare, supply chain and food traceability to energy, logistics, manufacturing, retail and real estate, blockchain has the potential to transform much more than just the way we trade. Read more
The 10th Annual National Data Protection Conference took place on the 24 – 25th January 2018.
The programme included informative workshops and presentations from some of Europe’s top data protection professionals.
On the 24th of January we hosted six Pre-Conference Workshops at the Irish Computer Society. The workshops were designed to help participants become more compliant with current legislation and identify the steps they need to take to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more
The crisis in the supply of high level digital skills continues to hamper ICT companies’ efforts to fill specialist roles. In an effort to address this skills shortage, the European Commission launched Digital Opportunity the traineeships initiative, in December, 2017.
Digital Opportunity is a pilot project to boost digital skills through internships/traineeships to provide working experience in the digital field for 5,000-6,000 graduate students in 2018-2020. These Traineeships are of 4-5 months duration, and trainees will receive allowance of €500 per month, financed by Horizon 2020 and implemented through Erasmus+. As such, it will require the cross-border mobility of trainees. Read more
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6th. Over 70,000 young people across Ireland joined the celebrations this year. Take a look at some of the highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017 here.
Abstract submission extension – Universal Design Conference and Higher Education in Transformation Conference
Call for Abstracts & Workshops:
Deadline: February 19th 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31, 2018
Notification of Full Paper Submission Outcome: July 31, 2018
Camera Ready Copy Due: August 31, 2018
Please visit the Congress website for further information:
EU Code Week will take place from 6 to 21 October 2018. Save this date and start planning your events now!
EU Code Week is a volunteer movement that encourages people to discover coding. Code Week Ambassadors coordinate the initiative in their countries. But everyone can hold events to show motivated people how to create their own app, program a robot, or make anything they dream of. Read more
We’re pleased to announce that ICS Foundation has successfully been granted another round of funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, for the Digital Skills for Citizens scheme, with a training target of 2,000 people for 2018.
Digital Skills for Citizens has been running since January 2017 and we are now seeking new partners who would be interested in offering basic internet training in their local communities. Read more
Twenty projects which encourage the development of digital skills in Europe have been selected as finalists for the European Digital Skills Award 2017. The best projects promoting excellence in Digital Skills will be awarded by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, at the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition conference in Brussels on 7th December. Winners and finalists will exhibit their projects at the conference. Read more
Stevie, a robot built by engineers to meet a very present need in assisted care homes, has no plans to follow the crowd.
Earlier today (13 November), a team of robotic engineers led by Prof Conor McGinn of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) unveiled a robot called Stevie, which, if all goes according to plan, will be introduced into care homes in less than five years’ time. Read more
Over €5000 in Cash Prizes and Mentorship for the winning teams at the Second Annual eHealth Innovation Challenge!
Topic: Connecting for the Future: Elderly Mental Health
This hackathon will take place over 2 days on the 21st & 22nd Oct 2017 at Accenture The Dock. This year the theme is all about mental health – if you think you could build a working prototype of something in a 24hr Hack time that can harness the power of technology to help our colleagues, patients and HSE network, then this is for you! Read more
The 2017 Scratch Competition will launch this week, to coincide with EU Code Week, taking place from 7th – 22nd October. Run by the ICS Foundation and supported by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, the Scratch Competition promotes computing and software development at both primary and secondary school levels.