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Galway volunteers arm refugees with coding skills for a better future

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The biggest humanitarian crisis since the aftermath of World War Two has led to an exodus of five million people from Syria since 2012. In an effort to help refugees living within the Middle East, a small number of individuals from Galway in February 2016 became part of an ambitious digital learning programme designed to bring computer coding skills to thousands of children, teenagers and teachers living in camps and districts across the region. Known as Refugee Code Week (RCW) the initiative, led by the German software corporation SAP in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency(UNHCR) and the Galway Education Centre, has developed course content and provided teams of IT volunteers from across three continents to upskill teachers from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries in delivering coding programmes to young refugees and the youth of host nations from eight years to twenty years of age. The Galway volunteers taking part in the programme are Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre and co-founder of RCW, Nuala Allen (SAP in Parkmore), Niall McCormick (Colmac Robotics) and Brendan Smith (NUI Galway). BRENDAN SMITH, who has through his Outreach projects at the university since 2004 worked with asylum seekers in Ireland, was seconded from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway to become a master instructor in RCW as well as in a sister programme, namely the highly successful Africa Code Week that has been operating since June 2015. Here is his story.

Galway volunteers provide refugees with coding skills for a better future

The Middle East has experienced unimaginable devastation since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As in all wars, civilians are the innocent victims. In what was once one of the most modern countries in the region, it is estimated that 470,000 inhabitants have died since 2011, over 7.6 millions are internally displaced within Syria and over five million were forced to leave.

There is one good thing about Trump's election

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First things first: Trump’s election was greeted by wild rumours in Galway that all the US multinationals would be forced by the new president to re-locate to North America. This did not happen under Obama, as was initially feared, and it will not happen under Trump.

Shannon airlift shows potential of emerging market for Irish bloodstock industry

developing the lucrative China market for Irish bloodstock has been made with a record airlift of 76 Irish thoroughbreds from Shannon Airport.

Tickets selling fast for Hermitage Green

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Tickets are selling very fast for what will be one of the biggest live events on the Castlebar music calendar this Christmas. With the recent announcement that local band The New Social and Lisa Canny have been added to the bill this promises to be the hottest ticket in town over the Christmas holidays.

Chanelle Group named Exporter of the Year 2016

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There was good news for Loughrea-based Chanelle Group at the The Export Industry Awards 2016 held last week. The ceremony is the premier event recognising the remarkable achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland. 11 companies won individual category Awards across a range of sectors.

Hermitage Green for Christmas Show at Garbos

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Finbar Hoban Presents... a very special show at the Garbo’s Venue in Castlebar this Christmas with the announcement that Hermitage Green will be coming to the town. The band look set to play the Garbo’s Venue on December 27 as part of their Christmas tour in Ireland.

Ipswitch opens permanent office in Galway to accommodate business growth

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IT and network management software company Ipswitch has opened a permanent EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) centre of excellence at Citypoint, Prospect Hill. The permanent office locations signifies a substantial investment for the company and supports its EMEA growth strategy. Twelve research and development, sales and technical support team members will initially move in with a plan to increase headcount up to 60 in line with the positions announced last March.

Boost for Galway as Metlife announce 200 jobs in new Global Technology Campus

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Galway received a major jobs boost last evening when it was announced that insurance giant MetLife is to create 200 new positions at a Global Technology Campus in the city centre.

Johnny Candon @ Roisin Dubh Comedy Clubh

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HE HAS appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, Revolver, The Sketch Show, and Mock The Week, and now he is coming to Galway to play the Roisin Dubh Comedy Clubh tomorrow night.

 

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