Bewildered by Bebo, Baffled by broadband, and Bamboozled by Blogs???
Does the world of technology seem like a scary place? Then come visit the first Limerick Technology Fair and tackle those tech terrors. The fair takes place in Thomond Park Conference Centre on Saturday November 1st from 11-4. Admission is FREE and there will be lots of prizes and attractions on the day and maybe even some SURPRISE guests.
Limerick Technology Fair is a fair with a difference, it will feature 50 jargon-free interactive displays that show how simple new technologies are to use. There will be something for everyone at the Fair but it will really benefit people who may not be aware of how every day technology can help them save time and money and be lots of fun!
On the day people will be able see how to make free phone calls on the net, shop online, download music, take and share digital photos and get free software. There is the opportunity to see inside the new state of the art Thomond Park Conference Centre and to get your photo taken with the Heineken Cup. Visitors will also be the first people ever to see the Munster Rugby Interactive Museum.
The interactive displays featured in the fair will be built by a mixture of private companies and community and education groups. In centres around the city, community groups have been checking out things like Podcasting, Facebook, Skype and Youtube to showcase on the day. Caroline Clarke from Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre says “Our group have been using Google Earth. Already they have been on virtual visits to Paris and New York and been able to print directions from their houses to Limerick landmarks like Thomond Park. Everyone is having great fun and finding it really easy to use”
Amongst others, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Digital Creators, Creative Labs, Limerick City Sports Partnership, LIT, Limerick City Council, and Munster Rugby will be there to showcase how their technologies work. A number of short snappy ‘How to’ workshops will take place in break-out rooms; featured topics include ‘Technology for the Travelling Munster Fan’ and ‘Getting the Light Right for your Digital Pictures’