Thoughts from Microsoft Ireland

A random collection of news and links about Microsoft Ireland by Tom Murphy

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  • Blog Post: Irish Teachers Excel at the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Hong Kong

    Five Irish teachers; Tom Fitzsimmons and Ciaran McLaren from Crumlin Integrated College, and Eileen McStocker of St. Pius X College representing Northern Ireland and Kate O’Connell, from Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon in Tipperary; and Kathleen O'Connor who teaches at Ballyadams Primary School in Athy, Co.Kildare...
  • Blog Post: DigiYouthz aims to bring the magic of a career in technology to Irish students...

    Microsoft today launched DigiYouthz , a new programme designed to help Irish students see the incredible opportunities available from a career in the technology industry. The programme aims to address outdated stereotypes and to open students’ minds to the wide array of exciting business and technology...
  • Blog Post: Teachers from Kildare and Tipperary to Represent Ireland at Global Teacher’s Competition in Hong Kong (Updated)

    Updated: Kildare teacher, Kathleen O'Connor and Tipperary teacher, Kate O’Connell will be both travelling to Hong Kong to represent Ireland at the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teacher’s Forum in November. Kathleen, who teaches at Ballyadams Primary School in Athy, Co. Kildare will...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft web site and pricing aims to ease the back to school burden...

    Microsoft Ireland is today announcing two initiative in the run up to the return to school: The price for Microsoft Office Home and Students 2007 has been reduced from €119.99 to €79.99 A new back to school web site with tips and resources for parents and students is available at: www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Second Irish Team Qualify for the Imagine Cup Global Finals

    Fantastic news, a second Irish team have qualified for the global finals of the 2008 Imagine Cup finals in Paris next month. The team, which is called AcidRain, hail from NUI Maynooth and they have qualified with a project which enables diesel engined cars to use vegatable oil as fuel.  As part...
  • Blog Post: Sligo IT to represent Ireland at the 2008 World Imagine Cup Finals

    ParkIT, a team from Sligo IT have been named as the national winners of Ireland's 2008 Imagine Cup competition. Park IT won for their project, which aims to reduce urban congestion and carbon emissions by intelligently providing real-time information on available car parking in any given area. The application...
  • Blog Post: Irish teacher wins European Innovative Teacher award!

    Kate O'Connell, a teacher at Scoil Mhuire Kilvemnon, Mullinahone in Tipperary won First place at the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Forum held in Zagreb on Saturday March 8th 2008. Kate won the Award in the "Innovation in Community" category. Her project was entitled, "Flying High- Exploring...
  • Blog Post: Minister Hanafin addresses Government Leaders Forum in Berlin

    The Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin T.D., today delivered a keynote address to the 2008 Government Leaders Forum , taking place in Berlin, Germany. The Forum, being hosted by Microsoft and now in its tenth year, brings together senior politicians, officials and key individuals from across...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Postgraduate Research Scholarships awarded to DCU students

    Four students in the School of Computing at Dublin City University, have been awarded scholarships to provide additional financial support for postgraduate research as part of the Microsoft Ireland scholarship programme.. The scholarship programme was first established in 1995 by Microsoft together with...
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