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New BE/MEngSc in Engineering Innovation - Electronic from NUI Galway

NUI Galway's College of Engineering & Informatics is now offering a new course titled "Engineering Innovation - Electronic". This course will provide graduates with specialised multi-disciplinary skills to start their own business, centered on the development of innovative, niche, market-led, electronic products.

Prize winners visualise Irish online life in the SIOC Data Competition

The winners of the SIOC (pronounced "shock") data competition being run by DERI at the National University of Ireland, Galway have been announced. The competition ran from September to October 2008, and the brief was to produce an interesting creation based on a data set of discussion posts reflecting ten years of Irish online life from, Ireland's largest community website. Lost in Galway / Stars at Galway Film Fleadh

From Galway First:

Star Trek fans are called Trekkies, but watch out for the Lost-ies. Fans of the inexplicable and never-ending TV series are planning to come to Galway this week to honour the conferring of the star of several episodes of the series, who is receiving an honorary degree at NUI, Galway.

Bits and pieces: SMOB 2nd Prize in SFSW / Drupal Ireland on Saturday / Wikipedia on OLPC

Semantic Microblogging wins 2nd prize in the Scripting for the Semantic Web challenge!

DERI Entrepreneurial Forum #2 last week

We had a very interesting event in DERI last week - the DERI Entrepreneurial Forum #2 - where six CEOs from the west of Ireland gave us their views on entrepreurship. There was some frank sharing of professional and personal experiences on both starting and running a company in Ireland.

November's OpenCoffee Galway event

The next OpenCoffee Galway meetup will be held at the DERI Café, in the Digital Enterprise Research Institute on Friday, 2nd November 2007 at 11 AM.

Lally meetup on Saturday...

Had an interesting evening chatting about Web 2.0, the Semantic Web and Fortune 500 consultancy with Brendan Lally (a Galway-born IT and Web consultant currently based in Colorado) during a night out with a few other web heads including James Cooley and Ina O'Murchu from DERI, and Richard Garsthagen, Technical Marketing Manager EMEA for VMware.

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