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Top producer to inspire Belfast’s music industry

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One of the world’s top music producers is to visit Belfast next year to inspire those working in the industry here. Steve Albini – who has worked with the likes of Nirvana, The Pixies, The Manic Street Preachers, The Stooges and dozens of others – will be the keynote speaker at Belfast City Council’s second ‘Output Belfast’ conference, which takes place at The MAC on Thursday 18 February. It ... read more →

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Welcome to 2016 - a new Digital Circle

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Welcome to the start of a new year and we're going to be off to a cracking start after a rather slothful end to 2015. Digital Circle now has a new steering group (who will make themselves known soon) and we're looking for help to keep things running. Yup, it means we are seeking some sponsorship. No-one is paid to run Digital Circle (indeed, no-one was employed to do it since mid-2013), it was... read more →

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We need your input for Tech Nation 2016!

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Tech City UK is delighted to announce that the research phase for Tech Nation 2016 is now underway. Launched by the Prime Minister and Chancellor in February, Tech Nation 2015 was the first comprehensive, community-driven analysis of tech clusters across the UK. This year Tech City UK is aiming to gain an even deeper insight into the technology startup landscape to discover what digital com... read more →

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Digital piggy bank, PiggyPot, tripling in size as it builds on early momentum

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PiggyPot, the Belfast-based consumer finance startup, is expanding rapidly following a successful trial earlier this year. The company, who are on a mission to make it easier and more rewarding to set aside funds for the future, is looking to grow it’s team with four new full-time positions - Lead iOS Engineer,Junior iOS Engineer, Backend Developers and a Lead UX Designer. PiggyPot is also movi... read more →

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Belfast Metropolitan College is offering two New Pilot Higher Apprenticeships in ICT

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Belfast Metropolitan College is offering two New Pilot Higher Apprenticeships in ICT (at Level 5) starting in September 2015. These programmes have been designed to provide the ICT sector in Northern Ireland with employees who have the right industry practical and theory skills developed through a Higher Education qualification. Belfast Met has developed two core qualifications for these High... read more →

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Etain Ltd Awarded Microsoft Ireland “Cloud App Partner 2015”

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Etain were recently awarded the prestigious Microsoft Ireland “Cloud App Partner 2015” award at this year’s Microsoft World Partner Conference in Florida. Marking our achievements in the development of applications built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, this significant award from Microsoft is proof of our ongoing passion and commitment to become one of the leading software development c... read more →

Tim Thackray

We Are AD Lands First Northern Irish Client – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

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Digital agency We are AD has announced its first Northern Irish client as it’s brought centre stage to reshape the digital strategy for Belfast’s iconic Lyric Theatre. AD will partner with cloud ticketing solution providers Spektrix to modernise the Lyric’s website and online booking system. As well encouraging ticket sales and consumer engagement, at the heart of the digital brief is the desi... read more →

Alastair Luke

The Impact Academy - North Belfast

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ASHTON COMMUNITY TRUST with Young Enterprise, FABLAB Belfast and North Belfast Social Enterprise Hub is giving North Belfasts 16-22 year olds the opportunity to start a business and do something positive for the community. JOIN THE IMPACT ACADEMY • Create your own business supporting a good cause • Grow your employability skills • Experience starting and running a real business • Get support ... read more →

Ciara Cunningham

E-Learning Motivation Made Easy: How To Keep Learners Engaged

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We think E-Learning is great. It’s cost-effective, time-efficient and ideal for delivering standardised training to huge groups of learners spanning even greater geographical areas. However, it does not come without its challenges. One of the key issues with E-Learning lies in its struggle to retain, engage and motivate learners. Today, we’ll tackle the topic of motivation, giving you sound adv... read more →

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Interested in attending #GameLab Barcelona 24 June 2015 in association with #AceCreative?

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ACE Creative is a Horizon 2020 project delivered across Europe by 11 partners whose focus lies in assisting emerging start-ups working with ICT and Creativity. It helps those businesses to accelerate and grow internationally by connecting companies with clients, investors and useful contacts in other countries. How do we make this happen? ACE Creative will select the top 100 emerging creativ... read more →