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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 →

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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 →

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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 →