150 teams fight for title of ‘Smartest Techies’ as Techies 4 Temple Street returns

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Volunteers from Corvil aka The Core Villains taking part in Techies 4 Temple Street

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More than 150 teams will battle it out as the Techies 4 Temple Street urban treasure trail returns to Dublin on 8 July to benefit the 6,000 sick children who attend Temple Street Children’s University Hospital every year.

Techies 4 Temple Street is the creation of Hostelworld co-founder and Homestay founder Tom Kennedy, who has pulled together an impressive organising committee for the event.

At the inaugural event last year, more than 700 members of the tech community and their trusted advisors and partners, busked, hula-hooped and sang their way around Dublin city centre, raising more than €150,000 in much-needed funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

‘Techies 4 Temple Street is more than just a fantastic team day out; it’s also a great opportunity to network with your peers in the tech community while doing something wonderful for sick children in Temple Street’
– DENISE FITZGERALD, TEMPLE STREET FOUNDATION

Last year, the crown of ‘Smartest Techies’ was claimed by Corvil, which tackled a series of Twitter challenges, including selfies with live animals and performing a version of Riverdance.

This year, funds raised by participating teams, along with the support of sponsors Homestay and Zendesk, will go to support the construction of Temple Street’s new Neurology and Renal Outpatients Unit.

Over the past 18 months, Temple Street Foundation has been working hard to raise the €5m needed to make this unit a reality.

The new unit will directly benefit more than 6,000 sick children who attend Temple Street every year.

“The inaugural Techies 4 Temple Street in 2015 was a huge success and we know that this year’s event is going to be even bigger and better,” said Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street Foundation.

“Techies 4 Temple Street is more than just a fantastic team day out; it’s also a great opportunity to network with your peers in the tech community while doing something wonderful for sick children in Temple Street.

“Our leadership committee have been fantastic helping round up the teams and we’re looking forward to a fun, competitive day on 8 July. Watch out for some interesting challenges along the way.”

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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