Winning International Business With The Web

The Irish Internet Association is running an event which is open to non members and is focussing on winning international business over the internet. Some interesting speakers



18 November – Radission Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 –
9am to 1pm

You’ll learn the lessons of how to develop effective international sales strategies from some of Ireland’s successful business leaders and have an opportunity to network with other businesses that are facing the same challenges as yourself.


* Trading Internationally: How to overcome the challenges – Breon Corcoran, MD, Paddy Power plc
* Legal, Financial, Tax and Strategic Advice – Pricewaterhouse Coopers
* Using Translations to Target International Markets – Cipherion Translations
* International Case Studies – RevaHealth and
* Practical help from Enterprise Ireland First Flight Program

This event is chaired by Una Coleman, CodegaConsulting, and kindly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Cipherion Translations.

Members: €65
Non-Members: €95

Discounts are available for regional attendees, students and charities.

View Full Agenda & Book Online at

Pac-Man For Xna Challenge

The XNA Ireland Challenge Colleges Cup 2010 theme is Pac-Man (c) Namco Bandai Networks Europe.

A starter kit will be released shortly and the competition will take place in March 2010.

Phil Bourke and the XNA Ireland Challenge crew will have a stand at the forthcoming Video Games Live concerts at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on the 29th November.

World famous games music composer Jack Wall will conduct the Lombard Philharmonic and Choir. The performance includes music from Mario, Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, Warcraft, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, Myst, Tron, Castlevania, Metroid, Medal of Honor, God of War, BioShock, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider and classics such as Donkey Kong, Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders and Pac-Man. Matinee *tickets* are now available from **

For more on the XNA Ireland Challenge Colleges Cup and the Games Fleadh see

Info On Funding

The second CreativeD event will be held from 10am – 1pm on Wednesday 18th November at the new City Walls Venue in the Dublin City Council offices on Wood Quay (entrance via Fishamble Street).

The theme for the event is “Meet You Future Financier”, which will open up the dialogue between the creative industries and those providing finance to the sector. The purpose of the event is to:

· achieve mutual understanding of the needs and priorities of creative industries and potential funders

· provide creative businesses with an understanding of the different types of funding available to them

· inform members how best to access these funding streams.

The event will bring together key financiers for SMEs and innovative projects in the form of AIB (Head of Business and Personal Credit), Ulster Bank (Head of Business Development – Corporate), Bank of Ireland (Manager, St. Stephen’s Green), Venture Capitalist (James Casey) Business Angels and AIB’s Seed Capital Fund (Dublin BIC), and will also provide CreativeD members with information on potential financing schemes such as the Business Expansion Scheme (BES) and Innovation Vouchers.

A case study will be provided by Paddy Dunning of the Wax Museum, who has successfully managed to receive funding for a creative endeavour in the prevailing economic climate.

The event will consist of a Q & A session between the members and financiers, which will be followed by Discussion Groups at which issues raised can be explored in more depth with the financiers.

You can join up for this event, or annual membership, at

Bsc Hons Computing (Digital Games Development), Uu/Col

This course at the the University of Ulster, Coleraine enables a student to study for a computing degree with a specialist theme of computer game development. The focus of the course is on game design and programming for modern games platforms, for example, in the past students have been taught about game creation for the PC, Xbox, PS2 and mobile phones. Research at Coleraine is strong in computer game AI, internet and network systems, as well as mainstream Artificial Intelligence, and these themes feature strongly in lectures. The course overview is illustrated in the following table:

Year/Sem BSc Hons Computing (Digital Games Development)
1/1 Programming I Databases Computing Foundations
1/2 Programming II Information Systems Computer Technology
1/2 Advanced Programming Internet Applications / Multimedia Concepts Networks
2/1 Systems Applications Professional Issues / Multimedia Practice Introduction to Computer Games (2D Technology)
3 Industrial Placement
4/1 E-Business Applications Development Computer Game Design & Development(3D Technology)
4/2 Final Year Game Development Project 3-D Modeling and Rendering Option (a) & (b)
Options (a) Options (b)
1 From:
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Operational Research Methods
Image Processing
1 From:
Advanced Computer Networks
Advanced Database Systems
Intelligent Systems

More information on the games aspect of our computing degree contact Dr Darryl Charles or have a look at our web portal:

For information about admissions or similar contact Martin McKinney or have a look at our main school website:

The games research website is here:

London Olympic Games Opps

There may be business opportunities for readers in relation to the 2012 olympic games in London and this forthcoming webinar might be a first step in terms of getting involved.

If on and sign up to participate.



The 2012 Games – Opportunities in Digital Media and Creative Industries

In less than three years from now, London will host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. London aims to host the first truly digital Games, which will be democratic, participative, and open to everyone.

In order to achieve this, they will require products and services
across a range of different technologies. Think London, the foreign direct investment agency for London, in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment, will be holding a webinar on the Digital Games to give you the opportunity to learn more about the
business opportunities in this area and how your business can benefit.

This webinar, which will take place on the *5th November* at 8am will aim to give you an update on:
* An introduction to the Digital Games and what it means for business
* An insight into the BBC’s digital strategy for 2012
* An overview of the wider opportunities in the creative industries in London Speakers include Janet Coyle, Head of 2012 for Think London, Tim Plyming, Project Executive – BBC Digital Olympics, and Sam Davies, Sector Champion – Creative Industries, Think London.

This is the second in a series of 2012 webinars with future dates and themes as follows:
7th January 2010 – “The 2012 Games – Business Legacy”
4th March 2010 – “The Sustainable Games”

For further information, please visit Think London’s dedicated event page:

If you wish to participate, please contact Lucette Demets at Think London on