Tech Week is back! The 2nd national festival of technology aimed at students, parents, and the public, takes place this year from 26th April – 2nd May 2015 and again coincides with Digital Art Week this year. Tech Week is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover programme and tech industry sponsors including Salesforce, Google, Lero and Púca.
Tech Week 2015 was launched today in Dublin Castle by Scouts from Scouting Ireland and the Catholic Guides of Ireland. In recent years, the scouts have emphasised STEM subjects, with the intention of participants one day becoming leaders in science and technology.
Organised by the Irish Computer Society, Tech Week 2015 will involve over 80,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland in a huge range of fun activities including the finals of tech events that have been running throughout the past year.
Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life. The aim is to stimulate thinking around future opportunities for study and careers in technology, through learning in the wider areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
During Tech Week, Dublin Castle will be the venue for super events and finals on 29th and 30th April including the F1 in Schools finals (pupils use CAD to design and race model F1 cars), National Young Tech Entrepreneur finals, Scratch Coding Finals and a myriad of gadgets, gizmos, talks and technology. Activity packs are available to order at www.techweek.ie/app/register and include suggestions for interactive classroom activities and promotional materials such as the Tech Week Window, Activity Booklet and Tech Week poster.