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About Tech Week

Ireland’s festival
of technology

Meet our Tech Week 2016
partners and supporters:

Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life: education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops.

Tech Week Objective #1 is to inspire students to engage actively with STEM subjects, and equip them with the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed choices about their future subject and career choices.

Tech Week Objective #2 is to educate all citizens – of every age group and background – about the challenges and rewards of our fast-changing technological society.

Tech Week: Making a
nation-wide splash

The impact made by Tech Week 2015 has been phenomenal and has been featured across a multitude of media.

The number of people that Tech Week reached far exceeded our hopes for the first year of the event.

On this page you'll find some information on our social media figures, as well as some of our coverage in traditional media.

Facebook fever:
Tech Week 2015


Our Facebook page recorded 8,353 Likes in 2015, starting from a 2014 base of 4,192 Likes.


Our most popular post from Tech Week 3015 reached close to a quarter of a million unique users.


During Tech Week 2015 itself our Facebook reach peaked at 60,000 views of content within one hour.


All the tweets:
Tech Week 2015

On Twitter, the Tech Week hashtag #techweekIRL was one of the top trends in Ireland on Monday, 26th April 2015, trending as high as number 2 for much of the day.


Mainstream media:
Tech Week 2015

Tech Week 2015 gained extensive coverage in Ireland's national and regional print media.

irish times
local media

Television coverage of Tech Week 2015 included a segment on the RTE News which featured an interview with F1 in Schools National Champions, Verus Racing from St. Attracta's Community School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.

Our Tech Week 2015 survey of 2,161 people revealed that 54% believe coding should be part of the curriculum.

Feedback from students

Awesome! It was a brilliant day of unending fun and learning. Very well organised! Super! It was a great experience and I will definitely be taking part next year. 10/10 -:)

Loved it! Loads of things happening. Improved my interest in technical graphics. Taught me lots of life skills as well as career skills. I hope this continues year after year!!

The day has been unending fun and learning. Super! It's good to get ideas from young minds and some ideas might be used later in the future. I am definitely thinking about a technology career for third-level.

Amazing day. Had lots of fun. Met some people. Learned a lot. Would recommend to anyone. It was a brilliant experience for us all. I am now more interested in work in fields like technology.

Tech Week is a great experience and competition for students like me. Well done to the organisers and the competitors. Fun, different and rewarding. I hope we get a chance to do it next year.

Feedback from
teachers and parents

Impressive venue! Great experience. Well done!

A wonderful experience, well run event.

Great idea. Well done to the organisers and the competitors.

Amazing day. Great for the children. Very professional.

My class loved this week. Thank you so much.

An excellent way to get young people to interact with IT.


We would like you to get involved in Tech Week 2016 and to take an active role in promoting the key message of the importance of technology in everyday life and the promotion of careers in technology.

Technology is all around. It is growing at a fast pace and we at Tech Week are working to support the future of the sector through our various programmes and initiatives.

Here are some of the key issues that Tech Week will address:

  • The requirement for 45,000 ICT professionals by 2018
  • The 27% drop out rate among first year computing students
  • The fact that less than 20% of computing students are female

If you would like to get involved and discover more about our attractive sponsorship packages please contact us today.

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