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Blockchain Ireland Conference - Save the date!

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 ...

  Wednesday, February 7th


All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) - Final Call

Do you know gifted secondary school students who can write code? Do they excel at Maths? If so, why not challenge them to enter the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad? Preliminary problems are now available at:  http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/programming-problems Prizes up for grabs for at the National Finals in DCU Saturday 17th February. Closing Date: 15th February. Languages accepted are Python3, Java and ...

  Monday, February 12th


Further clarity on GDPR in Ireland

Two publications have been released which should give more clarity on the future of data protection.Ireland’s Data Protection Bill 2018The first is the Data Protection Bill 2018, published on 1 February. The Bill gives effect to two new EU regulations: GDPR and a regulation on the processing of personal data for law-enforcement purposes.Notably under the Bill, people will be able to seek compensation ...

   Thursday, February 8th


Make a difference and help young people create a social enterprise

If you have just 90 minutes to spare, why not volunteer your tech expertise. You’ll help teen girls from DEIS schools create a social enterprise that can contribute to their own communities using an app.The challenge runs until late April across three locations: Cork, Limerick and Dublin 8.Tell me more about the challengeThe Teen Turn Technovation challenge is a Tech Week partner event, ...

   Thursday, February 8th


Volunteer as a judge for Scratch Coding Competition 2018

We are seeking members to volunteer as judges for the National Scratch Competition 2018.What is Scratch?The National Scratch Competition, run by the Irish Computer Society and sponsored by Lero (The Irish Software Research Centre), aims to raise student’s interest in software development and related career opportunities, by providing a better understanding of how software is built and works.Scratch is a programming ...

   Wednesday, February 7th


GDPR Online Tool & Guidance

The Commission has published an online tool and guidance to facilitate a direct and smooth application of the new data protection rules across the EU as of 25 May. The Commission also launched a new online tool dedicated to SMEs.The guidance outlines what the European Commission, national data protection authorities and national administrations should do to bring their preparations to a successful completion.Full ...

  Monday, February 5th


EU proposal for shared Health Technology Assessment

The Commission has put forward a proposal to boost cooperation among EU Member States for assessing health technology.Greater transparency will empower patients, by ensuring their access to information on the added clinical value of new technology that could potentially benefit them.More assessments could lead to effective, innovative health tools reaching patients faster. For national authorities it means being able to formulate policies ...

   Monday, February 5th


Musings on Conway's Law

We got a great response from members for last month's guest blog on Coupling from Paddy Baxter, so we asked for another. This time he's talking about Conway's Law, thanks Paddy.Conway's Law "organisations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organisations." — M. Conway[3] For some reason I've always loved Conway's law ... and in ...

  Wednesday, January 24th


Medical Technology Supply Industry Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 IMSTA Annual Conference is open for bookings now. This year’s theme is Time for Action, focusing on outcomes measurement and the conference takes place on 11 April 2018.The conference will be very stimulating and the MC for this year will be Lise Hand, Journalist and political Commentator.Join IMSTA for an interesting and informative day.TopicsSpeakers will discuss:How Ireland measures upWhat it ...

   Thursday, February 15th


Blockchain Ireland Conference - Save the date!

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 ...

  Wednesday, February 7th


All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) - Final Call

Do you know gifted secondary school students who can write code? Do they excel at Maths? If so, why not challenge them to enter the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad? Preliminary problems are now available at:  http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/programming-problems Prizes up for grabs for at the National Finals in DCU Saturday 17th February. Closing Date: 15th February. Languages accepted are Python3, Java and ...

  Monday, February 12th


Further clarity on GDPR in Ireland

Two publications have been released which should give more clarity on the future of data protection.Ireland’s Data Protection Bill 2018The first is the Data Protection Bill 2018, published on 1 February. The Bill gives effect to two new EU regulations: GDPR and a regulation on the processing of personal data for law-enforcement purposes.Notably under the Bill, people will be able to seek compensation ...

   Thursday, February 8th


Make a difference and help young people create a social enterprise

If you have just 90 minutes to spare, why not volunteer your tech expertise. You’ll help teen girls from DEIS schools create a social enterprise that can contribute to their own communities using an app.The challenge runs until late April across three locations: Cork, Limerick and Dublin 8.Tell me more about the challengeThe Teen Turn Technovation challenge is a Tech Week partner event, ...

   Thursday, February 8th


Volunteer as a judge for Scratch Coding Competition 2018

We are seeking members to volunteer as judges for the National Scratch Competition 2018.What is Scratch?The National Scratch Competition, run by the Irish Computer Society and sponsored by Lero (The Irish Software Research Centre), aims to raise student’s interest in software development and related career opportunities, by providing a better understanding of how software is built and works.Scratch is a programming ...

   Wednesday, February 7th


GDPR Online Tool & Guidance

The Commission has published an online tool and guidance to facilitate a direct and smooth application of the new data protection rules across the EU as of 25 May. The Commission also launched a new online tool dedicated to SMEs.The guidance outlines what the European Commission, national data protection authorities and national administrations should do to bring their preparations to a successful completion.Full ...

  Monday, February 5th


EU proposal for shared Health Technology Assessment

The Commission has put forward a proposal to boost cooperation among EU Member States for assessing health technology.Greater transparency will empower patients, by ensuring their access to information on the added clinical value of new technology that could potentially benefit them.More assessments could lead to effective, innovative health tools reaching patients faster. For national authorities it means being able to formulate policies ...

   Monday, February 5th