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  • 1. A couple of interesting announcments…
    …I hope you find them as interesting as I do!
  • 2. 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!
  • 3. Announcement 1:/etc/games
    Link:
    http://www.csi.ucd.ie/etc/games
    It’s free and it’s fun!
  • 4. 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)
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. How can I get this powerpoint…
    I’ll put it on slideshare…
    www.slideshare.net/seanrmurphy
    …and send the link on twitter
    @seanrmurphy