Digital Donegal Week

Have you signed up to ‘Digital Donegal Week’ 3-5 April in Letterkenny Institute of Technology?

Digital Donegal Week takes place from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April, 2017 as part of the national ‘All Aboard 2017’ programme. Letterkenny Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Donegal Education and Training Board, have co-ordinated this event and there will be a host of workshops taking place that aim to entice, excite and engage digital enthusiasts of all ages.

If you are interested in getting involved and are keen to take part in some, or all of the fantastic workshops planned during this week, then you need to sign up to the Eventbrite link below. There are many fantastic workshops to get involved in, they include, ‘Maximising your potential through LinkedIn’, ‘Understanding Windows 365’, and a questions and answers session or two with leading lights from the Technology sector in Donegal on how Donegal is ‘Harnessing Digital’.

Students from Letterkenny Institute of Technology, from many programmes at the institute, will undertake a social media project, mentored by Visual Newsdesk at ‘Storyburst’ a mobile, live content creation service with a team of professional digital creatives. Their social media project will keep you up-to-date with all the events taking place during the week.

Paul Hannigan, President, Letterkenny Institute of Technology commented, ‘Donegal has a fantastic reputation for attracting leading technology companies, and over the last decade the Northwest has become the home to many top technology firms, this is largely down to the strong IT graduate pool available to employers, and the inviting culture that exists in the Northwest. This event, in conjunction with Donegal ETB, as part of the national ‘All Aboard Programme 2017’ aims to educate and inspire those interested in the digital sector, and I am delighted to that LYIT is a part of this initiative’.

Dr Martin Gormley, Director of Schools with Donegal ETB, further commented, ‘ We as educators are now teaching in a world that evolves around digital technology. This initiative and partnership between the two leading educational providers in the county helps to complement teaching and learning with digital technology. I know many of our young people are looking forward to participating in the various themed workshops throughout the week.’

If you are interested in taking part or would like to get more information on the events taking place during ‘Digital Donegal Week’, then check here.