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Tech Nation Survey 2017 - It's time to hear about you!

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You completed either Tech Nation 2016 or our post-referendum response and we’d love your thoughts again. We’re calling on everyone who works in the UK digital technology sector to be part of Tech Nation 2017: Make your voice heard and have the opportunity to be featured as a case study in the Tech Nation 2017 report, as well as a special prize (watch this space). Take the survey! We want t... read more →

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Digital Circle Members Update - September 2016

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Welcome to this months update The big event on our calendar is the MonsterConfidence UK tour happening in Belfast this Thursday. It’s a conference specifically developed for girls and women in the ICT industry (and for those interested). If you’re interested, make sure you register. If you’re interested in helping, make sure you get in touch with the STEMettes. We will be unveiling a new web... read more →

Geoff McGimpsey

Entries invited for RTS NI Programme Awards

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards - an internationally recognised hallmark for quality and originality in television production - has returned for its second year in Northern Ireland and is inviting entries across a range of disciplines. The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Programme Awards 2016 in association with Performance Film and Media Insurance celebrates the very best... read more →

Dawn Baird

Belfast Workshop Tackles Mental Health for Entrepreneurs by Proposing a New Play Ethic

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Sensei will be hosting and delivering A Play Ethic for Entrepreneurs: How to Work Healthy by Playing Hard, a new, open workshop on Tuesday 11 October as part of their #MindStuff initiative. This half-day workshop follows on from a successful talk given by Dr Allen Baird in August on the subject of Mental Health for Entrepreneurs. Local business owners of all shapes and sizes mixed with mental ... read more →

Niall Carlin

After Effects Training from Double Jump Studios

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Double Jump Studios will host a 4-day training course to suit beginners and self-taught users of After Effects from 8th-13th August. It is available for creatives working in screen-based industries who are looking to up skill their graphics, compositing, animation and visual effects skill set. The course will be delivered both in groups and on a one-to-one basis. The course will be broad tour ... read more →

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New Belfast Coworking Space Announces Launch of Kickstarter Campaign

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Our WabiSabi coworking community has met and worked together regularly since November 2014. WabiSabi plans to open up a unique, shared space in Belfast for September 2016. After conducting the largest online survey of coworking needs in Northern Ireland, receiving international media attention, and coordinating with already established coworking businesses here in Ireland, the WabiSabi team be... read more →

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Cache - establishing a baseline for the creative industries

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As part of DCAL‘s Creativity Month, we’re having two get togethers celebrating the creative industries in Northern Ireland. Join us after work for a get together. We’re bringing anyone involved in the creative industries sector together for a night of conversation, networking, insights, music and beer. We’re going to be rocking the Mac in Belfast on March 22nd and the Playhouse in Derry on Mar... read more →

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Level 4 Diploma in Work Principles and Practice of Games Design and Production

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Due to the excellent work done by Northern Regional College, Southern Regional College and South West College on the Game Development Academy, there is now a new qualification; Level 4 Diploma in Work Principles and Practice of Games Design and Production Here is the link to the Ofqual register. this qualification, sourced in Northern Ireland, may now be taught nationwide. http://register.of... read more →

Connor Doherty

Growing Startups Launch

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Entrepreneurs from across the North West are set to benefit from a new programme offering £10,000 in seed capital, as Growing Startups – which is a locally based Accelerator, launches today. Growing Startups is an intensive 12 week programme, that combines seed capital with a blended learning environment that will provide entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs with the skills, knowledge and resource... read more →

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Northern Ireland now a "smartphone society" - Ofcom

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According to the latest Ofcom Communications Market report, Northern Ireland has become a "smartphone society". In the last five years, smartphone ownership among adults has tripled (from 21% to 63%) and is now the preferred way to access the internet, having overtaken the laptop. Additionally in the same time period, tablet ownership has gone from 2% to 54%. Fixed line broadband t... read more →