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.
Tech Week, which aims to promote technology-related careers and courses, will include a number of exciting events including the Bebras computational thinking challenge national final on April 21st at NUI Maynooth and the Scratch programming final on April 25th at UL.
Irish Computer Society CEO Jim Friars said: “Tech Week is a great example of ways in which we can build engagement and interest in relevant subjects such as science, technology, engineering and maths [STEM], with a wide selection of varied events happening all over the country during the week. It helps engage young people with STEM by introducing them to it in a new way, which is hands-on, puts them in the driver seat and focuses on building their confidence.
“We hope that Tech Week will inspire thousands of young people across Ireland to make, create and invent with confidence and curiosity, and increase engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.”
Margie McCarthy, interim director of innovation & education, Science Foundation Ireland, said: “The events held nationwide throughout the week are aimed at inspiring our future STEM leaders, and giving Ireland’s young people an opportunity to explore technology and coding in a fun environment.
“Tech Week will empower people taking part to become actively involved in STEM. For this reason, we are proud to fund the initiative through the SFI Discover Programme, and look forward to another week of interactive and stimulating events.”
Check out https://www.techweek.ie/app/event/ to see Tech Week events happening near you!