Oct 07 2014 Posted: 11:21 IST

Over 800 people recently attended NUI Galway’s ‘Synapse//a Tech Carnival’, a unique one-day free networking and workshop event. Organised by NUI Galway Computer Science and Information Technology students, the event brought major technological companies and employers to campus.

Major employers, ranging from Microsoft, LinkedIn and Avaya, demonstrated their latest technologies and explained their ongoing training and employment opportunities. The emphasis was all around having a fun and interesting event for people new to ICT to learn how to engage and become successful in the booming software industry. Speakers and panel discussions offered key insights into the current trends that are being experienced for tech graduates in Ireland.

Pictured at ‘Synapse//a Tech Carnival’ were (l-r): Dr Michael G. Madden, Head of Discipline of Information Technology, NUI Galway; Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway; Dorothy Creaven, Co-founder and CEO Element Wave Software Ltd; Enda Dodd, Founder and CEO, Animated Language Learning; Tara Dalrymple, Founder and CEO, Mission Possible; Paul Killoran, Founder and CEO at Ex Ordo; and Catherine Cronin, Academic Coordinator of IT Online programmes, NUI Galway.

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