Trend Ireland Events Week Commencing September 14th

Two exciting Irish events taking place this week in which Trend Ireland is delighted to be participating, further strengthening our wider-community links:

TY (Transition Year) Expo, Kilkenny (Avril Ronan, Global Programme Manager for Internet Safety)

Thousands of Transition Year students (15-16 year olds) will flock to Kilkenny Wednesday and Thursday for TY Expo, where they will learn about all the amazing projects and initiatives that they can get involved in during their Transition Year.

Trend Ireland will host a stand at TY Expo, promoting the positive and successful use of the internet. Students and teachers will be able to register for our ‘What’s Your Story?’ competition 2016 and also for our Transition Year Be-smart Internet Safety Programme. And of course, we will have Oculus Rift with us! We also have Transition Year student volunteers from Kilkenny College who will support us at our stand. Kilkenny College have worked closely with us over the years with our Be-smart programme, so it’s great to be able to partner up with them.

Stay tuned for all the photos and live action! Please re-tweet and like to help us spread the word about the work that we are doing to support our ISKF mission:

Twitter: @TrendISKF_IE, @Avril_Ronan, @nic_2812, @callaghan007
Facebook: TrendMicroISKF

SAM (Sense About Maths) Den Event, Cork
(William Dalton, Director – EMEA IS and Corporate Technology)

Sense About Maths is a programme designed to provide a stimulus to 5th and 6th class primary school pupils to actively engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects outside of their curriculum.

As part of the recruitment drive for SAM in 2016, a kick-off event is planned for this coming Thursday 6-8PM in the Nexus Hall at CIT (Cork Institute of Technology).

There will be approximately 200 kids and 190 parents from across the city and county joining to learn more about SAM, with a lot of activities planned for the kids: minecraft demos (if anyone knows Stamp Long Nose, his sister will be in attendance!), tip tap tap (next generation desk platform), Coder Dojo, Bio Coder Dojo etc.

The main panel will include:

•Dara Murphy, Minister of State/Minister European Affairs & Data Protection
•Emer Beamer, Founder Global Children’s Designathon (
•Ciara Judge, CIT, Founder @purchasemate & @germinaid, AAT Ambassador
•Marianne Lee, Director of Analytics and Financial Planning at Trend Micro
•Caroline O’Driscoll, Tax Partner at KPMG, Vice Chair at it@Cork, I Wish ambassador
•Dr. John Barrett, Head of Academic Studies at Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research @ CIT

Trend Ireland has sponsored this event as a Gold Sponsor.

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