An annual app development competition. Use the CSO’s data to develop an app and make the world a better place. Who knows? You might make your first million from it.
We do everything we can to facilitate digital maker clubs such as Coderdojo, Hackerspaces, Maker Faire and 091Labs.
On Saturdays during the school year, Insight@NUI Galway hosts up to 200 children, teenagers and their parents, who come to Coderdojo sessions and learn a range of computer languages including Scratch, Python and HTML .
Insight’s education and public engagement team offers talks and workshops about staying safe online. We can deliver talks to parents and teachers or students – often both students and parents need advice and support in how to deal with issues such as cyberbullying.
We work closely with An Garda Siochána and youth support agencies in delivering these services.
Our very own Brendan Smith wrote a guide for parents for thejournal.ie here
Yes that’s right, a computer museum. We have an array of electronic artefacts on display includes such iconic computers as the DEC PDP 11, Apple II, IBM PC, Amiga, Sinclair ZX81 and the Commodore Vic-20.
There are exhibits too on the development of the portable computer, the printer, the microprocessor. Visitors will learn about the hidden history of women in technology as well as the influence of science fiction on the development of technologies.
The museum is based in Insight@NUI Galway.
Girls Hack Ireland is a program developed by The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (@insight_centre) with the explicit aim of generating knowledge & interest among younger girls to pursue the academic disciplines of STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects through creative, interactive learning.
Your local pub just became a lot smarter with the Pint of Science event. Scientists explaining their research, a tipple or two, what’s not to like?
Find out more here
Are you interested in computing and technology? Are you female? Well Insight’s RailsGirls event could be for you. RailsGirls is a worldwide movement aimed at encouraging young women to code. Ruby on Rails is a web app framework for the Ruby programming language. Insight@NUI Galway has run annual RailsGirls events since 2010. The event is free and open to girls from all over Ireland and further afield.
Insight researchers are available to come to your school and talk to students, parents and teachers about what they do and the careers that are available to young people in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Smart Futures is a Science Foundation Ireland funded project so all speakers are available free of charge to schools.
To request a speaker from Insight contact our team here.
To learn more about Smart Futures click here.
Insight facilitates a number of paid internships designed for undergraduate students to participate and contribute to exciting research projects. The internships are based in one of the academic institutions associated with Insight (DCU, NUIGalway, UCC, UCD and TCD) and complements the many research programmes within Insight. If you have identified a research area of interest within the centre, please send on your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Availability varies year to year.
Ever wondered what data analytics looks like in action?
We can show you.
Contact us to arrange a tour of your local Insight Ireland centre.