Tech Féile is back, and bigger and better than ever! If you’re an educator in a Gaelcholáiste or Irish language youth club, read on to find out how you can get involved!
The largest national celebration for young people with Irish to celebrate their creative technology projects!
Kicking off on 18th January, and culminating in a live virtual awards ceremony on the 25th March, this year’s format will see each school and club entering one group project instead of individual student projects. Projects will be fully supported by the Tech Space team with weekly support sessions on offer, along with all of the equipment and information you will need to complete your project.Schools and clubs can submit various ideas they have across different categories, and the TechSpace team will select one of those ideas. Each school and club will then enter as one large group project.
Why this approach?
The programme of events, which will run over eight weeks, will culminate in a live virtual awards ceremony celebrating all projects, and with awards for those projects which stand out in terms of their creativity and innovation.
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Who can participate?
- Tech Féile is open to any Gaelcholáiste, scoil Ghaeltachta, or youth club that operates through Irish. For those already in our network, contact your regional TechSpace officer. If you’re not already part of our TechSpace network, get in touch by emailing TechSpace STEAM Education Officer Jules Ní Chonchobhair.
We’ll also be offering live Q&A sessions on Google Meet on the following dates:
- Monday 18th January 2021 at 15.30 here
- Tuesday 19th January 2021 at 15.30 here
- Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 15.30 here
- Thursday 21st January 2021 at 15.30 here
- Friday 22nd January 2021 at 15.30 here
If you have any questions, or would like further information before getting started, you’re welcome to drop into any one of those sessions. Simply choose which date suits best, and click the link next to the date.
We're in! How do we begin?
Great! You can begin by registering the details of the projects you and the young people you are working with are interested in. Submit as many ideas you like in STEAM, Computer Science, and Digital Media categories. We will then select one idea from those submissions, and you can work on that together as a group.
From documentaries, to computer games, VR and AR to robotics and coding. If it’s STEAM, Computer Science, or Digital Media, we look forward to all of your ideas! Submit them using this form. For more information on this year’s categories, click here.
If you have any questions about your submission or any other aspects of Tech Féile and TechSpace, please do get in touch.
What supports are available?
We want every school and club to get the best out of Tech Féile that they can. To support our schools and youth clubs, we will be offering the following:
- Our TechSpace team will provide you with weekly support sessions
- Equipment: We will help every school and club with equipment for their project
- Guides: We can provide guides and advice on any aspect of your project
- Ideas: If you need any advice or ideas on developing your project, we’ll help!
If there is any other way in which we can support you, please get in touch with your regional TechSpace officer, and we will do all that we can!
So, when is all of this happening?
Send in ideas for project proposals
- 22nd January 2021
Shortlisting of projects
- 29th January 2021
Project completion and submission
- 18th March 2021
We will shortly be publishing a full schedule here for you, including information about support sessions, and TechTalks for students, and loads more!
What other ways can young people get involved?
From virtual gaming, to presenting, we have lined up more ways than ever for young people to get involved in Tech Féile! Take a look here.