Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland
VISITS TO CCMI CAN BE BOOKED NOW! — WE ARE REPAIRING MORE ARTEFACTS FOR DISPLAY
Yes that’s right, a computer museum. We have an array of electronic artefacts on display includes such iconic computers as the DEC PDP 11, Apple II, IBM PC, Amiga, Sinclair ZX81 and the Commodore Vic-20.
There are exhibits too on the development of the portable computer, the printer, the microprocessor. Visitors will learn about the hidden history of women in technology as well as the influence of science fiction on the development of technologies.
The museum is based in Insight@NUI Galway.
VISITS TO CCMI CN BE BOOKED NOW! — WE ARE PREPARING MORE NEW SECTIONS TO VISIT!
Insight researchers are available to come to your school and talk to students, parents and teachers about what they do and the careers that are available to young people in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Smart Futures is a Science Foundation Ireland funded project so all speakers are available free of charge to schools.
To request a speaker from Insight contact our team here.
To learn more about Smart Futures click here.
BEO Fadó Fado digital heritage archives
Known as the BEO (Irish for ‘alive’) irishbeo.com is a Digital Heritage Online Archive Library.
We do everything we can to facilitate digital maker clubs such as Coderdojo, Hackerspaces, Maker Faire and 091Labs.
On Saturdays during the school year, Insight@NUI Galway hosts up to 200 children, teenagers and their parents, who come to Coderdojo sessions and learn a range of computer languages including Scratch, Python and HTML .
Insight’s education and public engagement team offers talks and workshops about staying safe online. We can deliver talks to parents and teachers or students – often both students and parents need advice and support in how to deal with issues such as cyberbullying.
We work closely with An Garda Siochána and youth support agencies in delivering these services.
Our very own Brendan Smith wrote a guide for parents for thejournal.ie here
Girls Hack Ireland
Girls Hack Ireland is a program developed by The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (@insight_centre) with the explicit aim of generating knowledge & interest among younger girls to pursue the academic disciplines of STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects through creative, interactive learning.
Pint of science
Are you interested in computing and technology? Are you female? Well Insight’s RailsGirls event could be for you. RailsGirls is a worldwide movement aimed at encouraging young women to code. Ruby on Rails is a web app framework for the Ruby programming language. Insight@NUI Galway has run annual RailsGirls events since 2010. The event is free and open to girls from all over Ireland and further afield.