Via the Google Blog:
That’s why we are excited to announce Google Code Jam 2010 to the true die-hard coding fans. Google Code Jam, powered by Google App Engine, is our annual programming competition, where thousands of coders around the world attack algorithmic problems in several 2.5-hour online rounds. If you make it through the first four rounds, you’ll be flown to our on-site finals, to be held for the first time at the Google office in Dublin! Once there, you will compete with 24 other top coders for the $5,000 first prize — and the coveted title of Code Jam champion.?
All the important dates over on the blog. Should be an amazing event. Let’s show em all what we’re made of over here.
A quick reminder on Smartcamp – which is happening in Dublin on October 15th 2009
Great resources for entrepreneurs
- Mentors – including folks from SeedCamp
- Cash – Smartcamp is a partner of the NDRC – â‚¬25k prizes
- Corporate partners and international VCs
Apply before October 1st
Facebook in Ireland is exploding in popularity; 400k+ users at last count. But it’s not just the number of punters that is growing, so too is the development community.
We are genuinely excited therefore to announce Ireland’s first Facebook Developer Garage, brought to you by Web2Ireland on march 5th in the Digital Exchange in Dublin.
The Garages are just like they sound â€“ a place to explore, get gritty, tinker, experiment, and test out ideas for Facebook Platform.Â Â We also want to use it asÂ an opportunity for the Irish FB developer community to network and learn from each other. See the London site to get an idea of what they are all about.
If you are interested in presenting what you are working on in Facebook or giving a demo, just email email@example.com
Please RSVP on Facebook if you are attending in any capacity. This is a completely free event and we are very appreciative of the support being provided by Facebook themselves.
We will have some further very exciting news about the Garage in the next two weeks.
And if that’s not enough for you,Â Web2Ireland is also hosting a mini-workshop on API Wars and Opportunities before the Garage. See the next blog post!
Innovate!Europe is a unique, three-part “Talent Search” designed to identify Europeâ€™s most promising startups and accelerate their drive into the global technology market.
Innovate!Europe is hosting a networking meetup in Dublin for local entrepreneurs, investors, executives, government officials and members of the press. The meetup is co-hosted by Enterprise Ireland, Guidewire Group, Orrick, and Innovate!Europe’s partners and sponsors.
I’ll be at this networking event, and feel free to invite along others…
Confirm your attendance by registering here (FREE).
DUBLIN MEETUP DETAILS:
February 4, 2009
6:30pm â€“ 8:30pm
4 Dame Lane
Folks seem to like these posts – so here’s some bits and bobs from around the Web2Ireland sceneâ€¦
Web2Ireland branding to improve with new logo – Thanks to all submissions and votes – the Web2Ireland community voted to an entry from Spoiltchild.
Dial2Do announce deal with Jajah
Irish and the iPhone
Irish connection at Skydeck
Salesforce mashup/developer/platform event in Dublin – Tour De Force – June 30th
Dial2Do and Feedhenry at Launch Silicon Valley 2008 – Dial2Do win award
Finetuna launches – coverage on Nextweb – another great service from Alan and his team at SpoiltChild
Joe is on a roll – 30million awaiting an Irish YCombinator – and Ireland’s Digital Future
Mike Butcher of Techcrunch coming to Dublin – event on June 26th – signup here
Robin Blandford startup Decisionforheroses taking shape
Best wishes to Tom Raftery and family – as they move to Spain – from all his friends at web2Ireland. Keep in touch Tom.
Irish VC’s to replace Irish banks – no widget companies or .com companies need apply
Ticket-Text – interesting Irish company – “ticket text is a new low cost ticketing agent that delivers tickets via text messages (SMS) and print-at-home e-tickets. Simply bring your SMS or print-at-home e-ticket to the venue, scan your ticket and youâ€™re in!” – Ryanair is a customer.
Firefox Party reminder – June 19th – in Dublin
Good article on “Your ad-supported Web 2.0 site is actually a B2B enterprise in disguise”
dont forget – we’re on twitter - http://twitter.com/web2ireland – Target is 500 followers by end of July….
send on any news tips to us at web2ireland.editor AT gmail.com