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