Monday, 21 January 2013

Further Update from Digital Circle


 Digital Circle Belfast


PROGRAMMING FOR EVERYONE

The big push for Digital Circle and Momentum this year is the idea of Programming for Everyone. The Coder Dojo group at Belfast Metropolitan College is keen to increase the number of mentors available and we are working to create new groups across the province. Groups in Newry, Bangor, Derry, Coleraine and Enniskillen are starting up and we're desperately in need of more mentors. You don't have to be a programmer to be a mentor (though it helps). Helping kids (and adults) through Game Maker, App Inventor, Arduino and Raspberry Pi tasks for fun is the most practical way we can develop skills for our industry at an early age.
If you're interested, do not delay and register here: http://digitalcircle.org/groups/programming-for-everyone-mentors
This will add your name to a list for people who want to start new Coder Clubs, Raspberry Pi Jams or Coder Dojos across the province.

MOMENTUM MANIFESTO LAUNCH

You're all invited to the launch of the Momentum Manifesto at the Long Gallery in Stormont on Monday 28th of January. RSVP no later than Monday 21st January. To book your place, please register your details and or, alternatively, email Sharon Moody, our Membership Services Executive, with your details. (sharon.moody@momentumni.org)
  • Join us in launching our vision for the shared future of the digital industries in Northern Ireland.
  • Basil McCrea, Alban Maginness & Paul Frew; request the pleasure of your company at a Breakfast Briefing
  • http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5230743294
  • NB: places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis

IMAGE

During the week, I visited the Image Centre in South West College to talk about future events to be held in Enniskillen, their capability for animation, programming and motion capture and their willingness to work with local business under supported programmes for development of new projects and content. To find out more, get in touch with Paul McGovern or Catherine Morris at the college.

EVENTS

4CNW - Talent Fund worth up to €5000 - Discovery Event for Creatives

BLOC54 Games Network January 2013 Meetup - Derry

4CNW - Talent Fund worth up to €5000 - Discovery Event for Creatives

BLOC54 Games Network January 2013 Meetup - Belfast

Selling Digital Content in a Global Marketplace

Farset Labs GLOBAL GAME JAM

An Expert's Guide to Crowd Funding Workshop

Grow Your Media Business (with Belfast Metropolitan College)