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ICS 50th Anniversary Series: Jim Friars on today's ICS

Irish Computer Society – Looking Back (50th Anniversary series) 2017 is a very special year for the Irish Computer Society for several reasons. First and foremost, the society turns 50 years old – quite the achievement! In addition, our flagship programme, ECDL, turns 20. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating these anniversaries through a series of interviews and events that speak directly to what ICS has achieved up ...

   Thursday, February 16th


What is Agile? - Overview and Course Information

Agile software development is a set of software development methods which focuses on adaptive thinking, teamwork, collaboration and cross-functionality. One of its core values is its ability to adapt and respond to change on a continual basis to better reach project goals. It was compressed into a set of principles in the Agile Manifesto in 2001, following a meeting of 17 prominent software engineers, including the ...

   Thursday, February 9th


MSc. in Applied IT Architecture accepting enrollment for 2017

The Masters in Applied IT Architecture is now accepting enrollment for the 2017 course this September. The programme was launched to meet emerging roles in software engineering has been launched by ICT Ireland Skillnet in collaboration with the Irish Computer Society (ICS), Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and the Irish chapter of Iasa Global. The new MSc in Applied IT Architecture was developed with the ...

  Tuesday, January 31st


Bridging the gap between Finance & IT

Interdepartmental collaboration is becoming more common in the digital era, with project teams often coming from several departments. However, problems still arise as each department makes its case. Let's take the example of a new piece of internal software. For someone working in IT, the objectives will be mainly related to programming and design. Once compiled, they will then approach the finance team, who ...

  Tuesday, January 31st


The challenges facing Business Analysts

1. Misconception of BA’s scope of work There are differences between Business Analyst’s actual functions and tasks they really should perform. This is typical for projects with Customers who haven’t had the experience with development projects. Possible solution Before a project starts, it is necessary to agree with a Customer BA’s responsibilities and expected deliverables. BA should make sure that a ...

   Tuesday, January 24th


2017 Turing Lecture coming to Dublin - Book now

We are happy to announce that the 2017 Turing Lecture series will be coming to Dublin Castle on February 22nd to mark the Irish Computer Society's 50th anniversary. Join Dr Guruduth S. Banavar, VP & Chief Science Officer, Cognitive Computing, IBM Research as he explores the future of AI and cognitive computing. The talk provides an overview of cognitive computing: • The technology breakthroughs that are enabling ...

   Wednesday, January 18th


Free Higher Diploma in Science in Computing!

Reboot your career with a Graduate Conversion programme - Full/Part Time Higher Diploma in Science in ComputingNo Fees for Eligible Candidates from both Public & Private Sectors.If you have an honours degree and are looking to re-boot your career there is a free Level 8 opportunity in IT Tallaght closing very soon.The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is a level 8 Graduate Conversion ...

  Thursday, January 12th


Upgrade to Multi-society Membership and see the benefits

The Irish Computer Society works proudly alongside five other membership organisations: BAAI, ADPO, HISI, Iasa and ITSMF. Membership in one of these societies entitles you to various benefits including: •    Networking opportunities with like-minded IT professionals at Members’ evenings, our Christmas Gathering, society conferences and other events;•    40+ free-to-attend ICS evening lectures every year;•    Up to 20% discount on training courses offered by your society;•    Access to ...

   Tuesday, January 10th


Thank you for attending the Turing Lecture in Dublin

The Irish Computer Society would like to extend its thanks to the BCS for bringing the Turing Lecture to Dublin in support of our 50th anniversary celebrations. It was an amazing event with all tickets snapped up well in advance of the event. A special thanks to all attendees who showed up on the night. Dr. Banavar of IBM Watson gave a thought-provoking talk ...

   Thursday, February 23rd


TIGER EU/US eHealth Work Project - Survey

In partnership with TIGER and the HIMSS Foundation, the EU*US eHealth Work Project is surveying to identify global health IT/eHealth workforce development needs, trends and gaps. We need your feedback to create the big picture, and to enable a highly skilled workforce across borders and on a global scale. The survey will capture information about your heatlh IT skillset; available curriculum and/...

   Thursday, February 23rd


itSMF UK Event - The Service Catalogue - a practical workshop

itSMF UK will be running an event on how to deal with the practical challenges of service catalogue management on March 15 in Belfast.The service catalogue is one of those things everyone knows they should do but don't always know how to go about it.When: 15 March 2017, 9.30 amWhere: The Mount Business & Conference Centre, 2 Woodstock Link, Belfast, Co. Antrim  BT6 8DDPresenter: Barclay RaeContact: events@itsmf....

   Tuesday, February 21st


5th International Conference on Medical Informatics & Telemedicine

The 5th International Conference on Medical Informatics & Telemedicine will be held on August 29th - 30th 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. We would like to invite all of our HISI members to attend this event. The conference will provide valuable insights on current trends in academia and the healthcare industry on topics including Medical and Healthcare Informatics, Telemedicine, Biostatistics, Nursing Informatics, Telehealth, Clinical Informatics, and ...

   Tuesday, February 21st


ICS 50th Anniversary Series: Jim Friars on today's ICS

Irish Computer Society – Looking Back (50th Anniversary series) 2017 is a very special year for the Irish Computer Society for several reasons. First and foremost, the society turns 50 years old – quite the achievement! In addition, our flagship programme, ECDL, turns 20. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating these anniversaries through a series of interviews and events that speak directly to what ICS has achieved up ...

   Thursday, February 16th


Volunteer as a judge at this year's Scratch Coding Competition

The Irish Computer Society are currently seeking members to volunteer as judges for the National Scratch Competition 2017.The National Scratch Competition, run by the Irish Computer Society and sponsored by Lero (The Irish Software Research Centre), aims to raise students' interest in software development and related career opportunities, by providing a better understanding of how software is built and works. Scratch is a programming ...

   Wednesday, February 15th


Bryan Dobson to MC at IMSTA MedTech Conference

IMSTA are pleased to confirm that Bryan Dobson, RTE Broadcaster, will be the MC for their upcoming Med Tech Annual Conference on March 22nd from 8.30am - 1pm in the Crowne Plaza, Santry, Dublin 9. This year's conference theme will be "Value-based Healthcare Strategies - Driving Better Outcomes". For a full agenda, or to register your place, please visit the conference web page. For more ...

   Tuesday, February 14th


What is Agile? - Overview and Course Information

Agile software development is a set of software development methods which focuses on adaptive thinking, teamwork, collaboration and cross-functionality. One of its core values is its ability to adapt and respond to change on a continual basis to better reach project goals. It was compressed into a set of principles in the Agile Manifesto in 2001, following a meeting of 17 prominent software engineers, including the ...

   Thursday, February 9th