A couple of interesting announcments…<br />…I hope you find them as interesting as I do!<br />
Announcement 1:/etc/games<br />What is it?<br />A short series of talks on gaming<br />4 talks<br />Each Wednesday in Octo...
Announcement 1:/etc/games<br />Link:<br />http://www.csi.ucd.ie/etc/games<br />It’s free and it’s fun!<br />
Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />What is it?<br />Weekend building mobile/web application<br />Lo...
Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />Who is it for?<br />Software folks (mobile, web, backend, fronte...
Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />Build an app in a weekend? That’s a crazy idea – it will never w...
Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />Maybe, just maybe…<br />There is a cost…Eur25 for the weekend<br...
How can I get this powerpoint…<br />I’ll put it on slideshare…<br />www.slideshare.net/seanrmurphy<br />…and send the link...
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  1. 1. A couple of interesting announcments…<br />…I hope you find them as interesting as I do!<br />
  2. 2. Announcement 1:/etc/games<br />What is it?<br />A short series of talks on gaming<br />4 talks<br />Each Wednesday in October<br />6pm CSI Lecture theatre<br />Who’s speaking?<br />Paul Hayes, Beachhut PR<br />Sean Blanchfield, Frontsquare<br />Shane Ryan, Neat Sciences<br />Alex Belix, Microsoft<br />Why?<br />Games are fun!<br />
  3. 3. Announcement 1:/etc/games<br />Link:<br />http://www.csi.ucd.ie/etc/games<br />It’s free and it’s fun!<br />
  4. 4. Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />What is it?<br />Weekend building mobile/web application<br />Looking at commercial case<br />Try to develop a proposition which could be basis of a business<br />How does it work?<br />People pitch ideas (Fri night)<br />Ideas get chosen, teams form (Fri night)<br />People roll up their sleeves and build stuff (Sat, Sun)<br />People work on a commercial case (Sat, Sun)<br />People pitch the output to a panel (Sun eve)<br />
  5. 5. Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />Who is it for?<br />Software folks (mobile, web, backend, frontend)<br />Business folk<br />Graphics design folk<br />Why should I bother?<br />Excellent way of learning<br />Teamwork, interdisciplinary, working with uncertainty, have to deliver<br />Meet enthusiastic people (with different skills)<br />Have fun creating something<br />…you might even make a business of it<br />
  6. 6. Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />Build an app in a weekend? That’s a crazy idea – it will never work!<br />We did it before<br />Dublin Startup Weekend, May 2010<br />Students participated, but did not have student focus<br />Ok…what happened?<br />6 teams<br />5 still alive<br />3 working in an incubator<br />Geodealio, bragbet, Causehere<br />2 live websites<br />Classometer, hittheroad<br />
  7. 7. Announcement 2:University Upstarts Weekend Challenge<br />Maybe, just maybe…<br />There is a cost…Eur25 for the weekend<br />You get fed!<br />More info:<br />http://www.csi.ucd.ie/uuwc<br />
  8. 8. How can I get this powerpoint…<br />I’ll put it on slideshare…<br />www.slideshare.net/seanrmurphy<br />…and send the link on twitter<br />@seanrmurphy<br />
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