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January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm #8326
February 13, 2012 at 11:22 am #48076
event is today…don’t forget
February 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm #48082
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
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
February 14, 2012 at 10:39 am #48084
yes I heard your interview Jamie….well done
February 14, 2012 at 11:01 am #48085AnonymousInactive
Nice pics from yesterday’s Dare to be Digital event in today’s Irish Examiner, Irish Independent & Metro Herald.
February 14, 2012 at 11:03 am #48086AnonymousInactive
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
February 14, 2012 at 11:07 am #48087
There was a piece related to the general jobs announcement on morning ireland this morning too
February 15, 2012 at 12:07 am #48095AnonymousInactive
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.
February 15, 2012 at 9:39 am #48096
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..
February 15, 2012 at 11:10 am #48098
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?
February 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm #48099AnonymousInactive
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
February 29, 2012 at 10:12 am #48176
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.
May 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm #48525AnonymousInactive
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)
May 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm #48527
great news – what is your team’s name so we can follow you?
May 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm #48528AnonymousInactive
We are "Must Make Games"
I’ll post up our facebook and twitter pages once we have them!!
May 15, 2012 at 9:41 am #48529AnonymousInactive
June 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm #48591
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