Dot.Ie Net Visionary Awards

There is only one week left to nominate your favourite online business in 14 categories for this year’s Net Visionary Awards. Nominations close Friday, 29 July 2011. Net Visionary Awards | Highlights

* Healine sponsor IE Domain Registry (IEDR)
* Awards Ceremony Friday, 30th September
* Venue is the Wintergarden, National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, the home of Ireland’s masterpiece collection and so perfectly befitting a celebration of the creativity and genius of our industry
* Nominations close Friday, 29 July 2011
* Shortlist opens for public voting Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Companies and individuals are nominated by the community, shortlisted by an expert panel of judges, and the winners in each category finally decided by public vote.

To nominate go to

Hnc In Interactive Computer Entert., Nwrc (Derry)

The North West Institute for Further and Higher Education in Derry/Londonderry, became part of the North West Regional College in 2007.

This course offers a one year Higher National Certificate in Interactive Computing Entertainment (ICE). It is aimed at students who wish to work in the computer games industry.

The units taught on the course include 2D and 3D Graphics, computer programming using the latest .NET platform, maths and computer audio.

The course also includes a project module that involves making a game using industry leading game engines like Unreal Engine and Unity 3D.

Induction (To include introduction to games industry and history)
3D Game Project (Value 2 Units) Spans 2 semesters and culminates in 3D game demo with audio.

Semester 1 (4 single value units)
Introduction to Programming for Games
Mathematics for Games Programming
2D Graphics and Engine Tools
Computer Game Fundamentals

Semester 2 (4 single value units)
Development Using 3D Engine
3D Game Programming
3D Computer Graphics for Games
Computer Music Production

Students will undertake a complete and realistic project and successfully complete it within the time constraint imposed, working within a group and individually when necessary.

The project will span all the lifecycle stages for the development of a computer game, from planning to story-boarding, implementation and maintenance. The project may be assigned by the college or by the students and agreed by the college.

Location: Strand Road, LondonDerry, Northern Ireland.
Tel: 028 7127 6000
Fax: 028 7126 0520
Textphone: 028 7127 6167

1 A Level Grade C & 1 A Level Grade E, plus 4 GCSE passes (Grade C or above inc Mathematics);

OR Level 3/Nat Dip PPP pass profile;

OR equivalent Irish Leaving Certificate:
2 Honours passes at Grade C2 & 1 Honours Grade D1 or above, plus 4 Ordinary passes at D1; OR equivalent

Course: Higher National Certificate in Interactive Computer Entertainment

Duration: 1 year


Bcfe Partner With Tcd

Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Irish School of Animation which has produced international award winning graduates in animation and the film industry, are joining forces with Trinity’s graphics and virtual world experts in an Animation Hub this summer to produce an animated short movie.

Students and graduates of the Irish School of Animation (ISA) are to collaborate with Trinity College’s Graphics, Vision and Visualisation Group (GV2) on the project. Together, students, academics and the company, Giant Creative, a recent startup by BCFE graduates, will work on the initiative, which will be completed in August.

The animation project forms part of an overall partnership agreement between Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) and Trinity that was signed today in the university by the heads of both institutions, BCFE Principal, Maureen Conway and TCD’s Provost, Dr John Hegarty in the presence of students and staff involved in the animation project. The agreement will enable greater collaborative links in creative practice and teaching between both institutions.


Games At Workmansclub Dub

This looks like fun


The Buzz Aldrin Allstars are a collection of like-minded musicians looking to keep the kraut rock tradition alive. They feature members from some of Dublin’s finest bands – Si Schroeder / 3epkano / Halfset / Strands / United Bible Studies / My Cousin Dale. Their shows are improvised explorations, revolving around simple melodies, grooves, and loops.

This will be an immersive show featuring live musicians accompanying real gamers playing some of the most the popular video games of all time. The collective will perform along with video footage created by real life gamers, improvising music as gameplay develops. This will be a unique interactive event aimed at creating an explosive sensory experience!

Tickets €10 available from

Thursday 07 July

Doors 8.30pm/Tickets €10.00

Support act to be confirmed

10 Days in Dublin – The Buzz Aldrin Allstars vs Super Mario Bros
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 20:00 –
€10.00 – 18+ Buy Tickets

The Workmansclub
10 Wellington Quay,
Dublin 2