Digitise the Nation – Calendar of Events

13 May 2010

“DIGITISE THE NATION” officially launches on Monday, 17 May at 8am at the NCI with the “Ditch Your Server” event brought to you by LUCEY and MICROSOFT. The IIA will be there and we hope you will be, too! 

It’s going to be a landmark week for the industry, bringing everyone together and anchored by our annual conference, Vision 2020, on 20 May.

The full calendar of events is as follows:


8-9.30am: Lucey and Microsoft – “Ditch Your Servers”

Venue: The NCI

Officially launching the IIA Digitise the Nation Week on Monday Morning at 8am, Lucey and Microsoft want to show you how to get rid of your servers and run your business online  This breakfast briefing is designed to give businesses of all sizes a practical overview on how to move away from having servers in the office and managing their business in a hosted environment. What’s possible and what’s not, what’s expensive and what’s simple to deploy.

1.30-2.30pm: StreamMuseum

Venue: Online web stream at DundalkStreaming.com

“This is an innovative technology that hasn’t been used before. The younger generations are well used to using computers to find information so why not use the internet to provide a history lesson?” BlackrockVillage.ie, DundalkStreaming.com and The County Museum, Dundalk have announced details of a fresh approach to Museums in Ireland.  

Starting last month and over the course of seven weeks, a one-hour show will feature and discuss aspects of life and work in Dundalk during the 20th century. Harry Lee and the project’s technical adviser, Jason McGee, are looking forward to Digitising the Nation on Monday 17 May with a live internet radio stream from The County Musem, at 1.30pm, looking at Tobacco and Cigarette Manufacture as part of the Museum’s exhibits.

2-5.30pm: Cipherion Translations Seminar

Venue: Nutgrove Enterprise Park, Nutgrove Way, Dublin 14

Top Tips to showcasing your business to over 200m customers in Continental Europe. With more than 200 million customers located in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, more and more Irish organisations are looking to target these markets directly. A key factor to successfully communicate with these audiences is a translated website that effectively communicates your product and service audience. As part of the Digitise the Nation Week, learn about the steps you should take to translate and localise your website for these markets at a free seminar and clinic.

6-6.45pm: Webinar – 7 Essential Steps For Marketing Your New Business Online

Venue: Online. Register here.

Are you excited about setting up your new business, but uncertain how to successfully market your business online to attract more leads and increase sales?  As part of the Digitise the Nation Week, Krishna De and Ann Donnelly, are delivering a FREE webinar for entrepreneurs!

8-9pm: Webinar – Everybody Has A Mobile Phone

Venue: Online. Register here.

Peter Fry will be running a webinar on Using Mobile Marketing to Grow your Business at 8pm. He will be speaking about how companies can grow their business by using mobile messaging solutions and about mobile phones, past, present and future. This will include what is happening presently around the world from airline boarding cards on mobile to payment systems currently being used from mobile.

10-11am: Dublin City Council and Age Action’s ‘Getting Started’ Computer and Mobile Phone Classes

Venue: Santry Community Resource Centre, Dublin


10am-12pm, 2-4pm and 7-9pm: Drimnagh Social Media Surgeries

Venue: St John Bosco youth centre on Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Drimnagh will be holding three open and informal Social Media Surgeries from 10am-12pm, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The venue for this event is at St John Bosco youth centre on Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. The event is free of charge and open to anyone who wants to learn more about any of the social media tools. Further details are available from DrimnaghIsGood.com.

10-11am: Dublin City Council and Age Action’s ‘Getting Started’ Computer and Mobile Phone Classes

Venue: Woodstock Court, Ranelagh, Dublin


2-7pm: A&A Computing Internet Day

Venue: Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12

There will be an Internet Day in Walkinstown Library, where A&A Computing will offer free demonstrations and hands-on experience in Skype, emailing and other online activities. Sessions will run every hour from 2-7pm and all are welcome.

6-9pm: Open Street Maps ‘Mapping Party’

Venue: The Bleeding Horse, Camden Street, Dublin 2

Irish users of OpenStreetMap will be holding an information evening and mapping party in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street, where members of the public learn about the OSM project and can dip their toes into the world of creating and editing the open-source data that underlies this large-scale project. Quite literally the public can learn how to ‘Digitise the Nation’ by adding in roads, paths, buildings, addresses and anything else that is of interest to them.

10am-5pm: Town.ie Open Day

Venue: 7 Tara Court, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Town.ie is set up to provide an affordable web platform  to all Irish indigenous businesses, placing them competitively in the marketplace currently dominated by businesses with large budgets. On Wednesday, 29 May 2010, the Town.ie team would like to invite you to an open day at their premises in 7 Tara Court, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, from 10am – 5pm to take a look at what we do and for our staff members to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there.

10.30-11.30am and 3-4pm: Dublin City Council and Age Action’s ‘Getting Started’ Computer and Mobile Phone Classes

Venues: Mellowes Court, Finglas, Dublin, 10.30-11.30am; and at Raheny Court, Raheny, Dublin, 3-4pm


8.30am – 5pm: IIA Annual Conference

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Northwood

7pm – late: IIA and Enterprise Ireland Net Visionary Awards

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Northwood

11am-12pm: Dublin City Council and Age Action’s ‘Getting Started’ Computer and Mobile Phone Classes

Venue: Rossaveal Court, Ballyfermot, Dublin


Morning: Digital Animation Workshop by Kavaleer

Venue: St Audeons National School

Kavaleer, (an award-winning digital animation business based in Digital Hub) will be showing primary school students how digital art is created; sharing with the children how cartoons are made and inspiring the next-generation of Brown Bag Productions and Oscar winning Avatar creators. Click here for more details.

2-6pm: Connector Clinic Social Media Consultations

Venue: Harcourt Hotel, Dublin

At this free event, guests will be helped in diagnosing digital marketing problems and solutions will be prescribed based on the Connector 10C’s strategy. Please email training@connector.ie to make an appointment.

6-6.45pm: Facebook Marketing – How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Mistakes Many Businesses Make When Using Facebook for Their Business

Venue: Online. Register here. Space is limited. After registering  you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

So you have heard about Facebook and perhaps you are thinking of getting started using Facebook to connect to more customers and attract more leads and profits for your business? Or perhaps you have already set up a Facebook page but are not sure that it is working effectively  for you? Then you will not want to miss this FREE webinar which is being delivered as part of the Irish Internet Association’s Digitise the Nation week.

Krishna De will be covering the seven most common mistakes businesses are making when using Facebook to connect to more potential customers and to market their business online. This webinar is specifically for people who are thinking about using Facebook as part of  their marketing and communications programme or who have recently set up their Facebook page.  

Join Krishna for this content-rich webinar – if you are not able to join live you will receive notice of how to access a recording of the event – just make sure you provide your current email address when you sign up, so you receive full details of this free event.
Digitise the Nation Tweetup Lunch

Details to follow

Heritage Boat Association ‘Live Upstream’

Details to follow



Dublin City Council and Age Action’s ‘Getting Started’ Computer and Mobile Phone Classes

Classes are being offered to over 55s in centres throughout the city. You are welcome to drop in and see what a computer class is like. See each day’s events for details of locations and time. For further information, please contact Robert Carroll on 087 923 1126 or rcarroll@ageaction.ie.

The Online-Outdoor Family Quiz by PuddleDucks

In Cork, Puddleducks.ie is running an interactive competition for children. Children and families are invited to take part in an online treasure hunt, which is a wonderful opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the internet in a safe, supervised and fun way. It is brought to you in association with five of Ireland’s fantastic family parks: Brigit’s Garden, Fota Wildlife Park, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Greenan Farm and Carlingford Adventure Centre. We have 15 super prizes of Family Tickets for the lucky winners.

ICANDO Digital Skills Programme.

For the full week of Digitise the Nation, I-CANDO.ie will make their Digitial Skills Programme available free of charge in libraries throughout the country.

Also check out www.blackrockvillage.ie to see how an entrepreneurial spirit can bring a community together online.