100,000 children to take part in Tech Week 2018

Tech Week 2018, Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public takes place all over Ireland this year from 22nd – 28th April.

Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Amazon Web Services this exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several national Tech Week events.

The week will be jam-packed with events taking place all over the country. School students will be challenged on their computational thinking skills at the National Bebras final in NUI Maynooth on Saturday, 21st April, and coding projects will be showcased by school children in the Scratch Programming Final in UL on Wednesday 25th April.

Jim Friars, CEO of the Irish Computer Society said: “Tech Week 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.”