Career Zoo offers visitors plenty of activities, too
Laura Murphy, global sourcing from Murex; Orla Moran, general manager, IrishJobs.ie; Minister Richard Bruton; and Christian Zahorski-Philippe, manager enterprise support, Amazon Web Services. Photo by Conor Healy Photography

Career Zoo offers visitors plenty of activities, too

9 Sep 2013

Graduates and professionals who are on the hunt for career opportunities in Ireland will be able to find more than just companies who are recruiting at Career Zoo in Dublin this Saturday – tech activities will also aim to entertain and inform visitors.

The Tech Box returns to Career Zoo, which will host events from 11am-4.30pm from companies such as  Facebook, Amazon, Pramerica, Murex, and The Liffey Trust.

Questions such as “Why would anyone want to hire a scientist?” and “The financial software sector is dead, isn’t it?” will be addressed at Tech Box, and visitors will also be able to learn more about why a high-tech, high-growth Irish software company is the place to be, and how to get a tech start-up off the ground.

Representatives from the NDRC, The Digital Skills Academy and DCU Ryan Academy will also be available at Career Zoo to advise aspiring entrepreneurs.

Information on upskilling

Career Zoo will also include a focus on upskilling, with DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology), Skillnets, Springboard, Digital Marketing Institute, the National College of Ireland and the Digital Skills Academy all present on the day to advise job-seekers on how to reskill to adapt to the high demand for talent in the tech sector.

Career Zoo attendees who would like to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into an activity might want to learn how to build an app in an hour at App Factory with DIT,  or take on an engineering challenge from Amazon Web Services and be in with a chance of winning a Kindle or Amazon voucher, too.

Tech on display

Other companies will have their technologies on display, such as Maxim Integrated.  The firm will be showing a telehealth fitness (‘Fit’) shirt designed to enable patient monitoring and lower the cost of medical diagnoses.

Solarprint will be at home in the Irish Research Council’s hub, where it will show off a new light-energy harvesting multi-sensing device for CO2 and temperature control within buildings.

Some 10,000 people are expected to attend Career Zoo on 14 September at the Convention Centre Dublin.  Admission to the event is free, but prior registration is advised.

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina comes to Ireland from Canada, where she held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she’s not saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she’s training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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