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    • #8326
      Aphra K
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    • #48076
      Aphra K
      Keymaster
    • #48082
      Jamie Mc
      Keymaster

      Hi everyone,

      I was there today and there was a great turnout, and it was all really positive.

      Anyway, I thought I’d collate some of the coverage, please feel free to add some too, and maybe if some of the college groups want to use this to get some PM’s going.

      One BIG issue brought up is that the Dare team need to have at least one team member from the other side of the border. There wasn’t anyone from the North at the event, but if you either are an individual, looking for a team to join, or are a team, and need someone from north or south of the border, please use this post to get in touch.

      Great fun, and well done to everyone involved

      here has been some coverage in Silicon Republic today also: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/25768-dare-to-be-digital-to-offer/ & on Inside Ireland too: http://insideireland.ie/2012/02/10/gaming-sector-opportunities-to-be-highlighed-in-dare-to-be-digital-launch-54972/

      piece on radio one

      http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2012/pc/pod-v-13021207m51snewsatonec-pid0-471528.mp3

      The piece is at 3 minutes 25 seconds in

      Press release this morning is at http://www.thedigitalhub.com/news-events/press-releases/competition-offers-students-pathway-into-irelands-most-exciting-industry/781

      Photo from before the event


      Jamie McCormick, Marketing Manager with Gala Networks Europe,Dt Stephen Brennan, Director of Marketing and Strategy with the Digital Hub Development Agency, Shane Kavanagh, Jason Yu, Alan Boyce, Chief Operating Officer at Nevermind Games and Cillian Bellew as Sonic pictured at the launch of the Irish leg of Dare to be Digital, an international video games development competition for 3rd level students Pic:Marc O’Sullivan
      courtesy of The Digital Hub

    • #48084
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      yes I heard your interview Jamie….well done

      Aphra.

    • #48085
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Nice pics from yesterday’s Dare to be Digital event in today’s Irish Examiner, Irish Independent & Metro Herald.

    • #48086
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      And here’s a link to an article about Dare in today’s Indo: http://www.independent.ie/national-news/hundreds-of-vacancies-in-gaming-3018249.html

    • #48087
      Jamie Mc
      Keymaster

      There was a piece related to the general jobs announcement on morning ireland this morning too

      http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland/player.html?20120214,3198189,3198189,flash,257

    • #48095
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’m from the North of Ireland and would love to get involved in an Irish team however I believe it’s only northern Ireland students who go to a local university. I go to a English university and specialize in 3D graphics, rigging and some engine work.

    • #48096
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I would check that…it seems strange to have a ‘from NI’ rule and then rule out those attending English unis…

      that is worth questioning IMO

      email the Digital Hub or whoever is running the Irish heats..

      Aphra.

    • #48098
      Jamie Mc
      Keymaster

      Yeah, that was something brought up at the event. There was Northern Irish students from the same Southern college, so I think they were looking into the exact definition of the rule.

      I’ve contacted the organisers of Dare and pointed them to this thread, so hopefully they’ll be able to clarify?

    • #48099
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yeah, fair enough.. I have a strong feeling it is for those attending a Northern Ireland university like queens or ulster.

      For those reasons I’m going in a team of English students =/

      Hopefully ‘if’ we got through I will get to meet the Irish team!! :o

    • #48176
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I met someone from the Digital Hub yesterday and asked them about the N/S rule. I think they will be flexible but do contact them when you have a team in mind.

      best

      Aphra.

    • #48525
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Bumping this thread..

      I got into Dare =) with an English team however as I’m attending an English University..

      Look forward to seeing the Irish team there though!!

      We begin on the 11th June!

      (I’m from N.Ireland just to clarify)

    • #48527
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      great news – what is your team’s name so we can follow you?

      Aphra

    • #48528
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks :)

      We are "Must Make Games"

      I’ll post up our facebook and twitter pages once we have them!!

    • #48529
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      :D

    • #48591
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Here’s our twitter

      http://twitter.com/#!/Dare2012_MMG

      And here is our YouTube page where we have to post regular video diaries!

      http://www.youtube.com/mustmakegames2012

      Content is lacking at the moment but we start this Monday! Can’t wait.

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