2016 Galway Science & Technology Festival Events


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Open Data App-making workshop Participants use a graphic or block-based programming language online tool that enables users to learn coding and to build fully functional apps for Android devices.  Participants will also be introduced to the societal benefits of Open Data  and to access and use Open Datasets to build map apps. Date: November 16/23/24 Time: 12.30 – 3.30pm Location: Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park  To book email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org
‘Hackathon for Girls’ Female students will learn to make thematic websites and be introduced to an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish web pages while being introduced to such programming languages as  HTML. Date: Thursday November 17th Time: 9.30am-2.30pm Location: Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park     To book email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org
‘New Art, Old Computers’ exhibition An exhibition of paintings of vintage computers by artist Red Burke.  Inspired by a visit to the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland and from his memories of working at the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Galway. Red Burke undertook a series of paintings on the theme of  iconic computers from the 1970s-1980s period. Date: November 23rd – 25th Location: DERI Café, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park                             No booking required
Visit the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland A fascinating insight into advances in communications from ancient hieroglyphics to today’s Internet. Location: Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park.                    Date: Friday 25th November 12.30 – 3pm                   To book email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org
Pádraic Pearse, the Murder Machine & Galway Schools 1912-1921 exhibition A photographic gallery of Galway schools during the period 1912-1921 from the BEO digital local heritage archives project. Location: Galway County Buildings Date: Friday 18th November at 12pm   Booking not required.
The Outdoor Classroom: The Science of Farming with Horses A practical demonstration of ploughing a field with a horse and the scientific benefits that it brings to farming.Scientists from NUI Galway will also demonstrate the benefits of Citizens’ Science  by showing how to use a smart mobile device to record biodiversity at a local level in order to help  provide an insight into the state of Nature across Ireland. Location: Terryland Forest Park (behind Lus Leana, Headford Road) Date: Sat 19th November 12pm  To book email brendan.smith@insight-centre.org
Science on Screen Galway UNESCO City of Film with Galway Film Centre, in partnership with CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices and Science Foundation Ireland have announced the two film commissions for the Science on Screen 2016 project. The two 26-minute movies will premiere at the Galway Science and Technology Festival. Taibhdhearc Theatre on Saturday 19th November.