From October 25-26 the 6th IT&T Conference will be held in the Institute of Technology, Carlow.

This is promising to be an interesting mix of industry, academic and student work and on Wed. the 25th there is a workshop on “The Future of Games Development in Ireland” involving Steven Collins, Havoc and TCD; Tony Kelly, Nephin Games & President of IGDA; Aidan Keogh, Logitech; Will Golby, PopCap Games International; Sean Blanchfield, DemonWare; Ross Palmer, IT Carlow and Aphra Kerr, Maynooth University.

Prior to this workshop Tony Kelly will be giving a keynote.

Other sessions involve presentations on commercialisation, current unviersity research on games and entertainment technology, speech and language technology, IT security, wireless and software innovations.

Full fee is €320 for all session and workshops while the student fee is €180. You can also attend just one day workshops for €100.

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