Irish Internet Association mission – to Digitise the Nation

The are hosting a campaign, Digitise the Nation to reach businesses, consumers and students.From the 16th to 21st May 2010, there will be the opportunity for everyone to bring their skills and capabilities to the very widest audience and show how the internet can be used to communicate with friends and family. They are looking for you to come up with innovative ideas and exciting activities that will run on each of the days, so maybe you can use the Digitise the Nation week to showcase your business’s skills and expertise and share your ideas with the world.

Open Coffee Club Typelist

Barry Doyle writes, its pretty easy to make a list using typepads typelist function. I have created a list of Open Coffee clubs in Ireland (South & North). This was a relatively easy task. I googled for Open Coffee groups in Ireland and populated a list in typepad with links to each club. I then made a link to this list on the sidebar to the right, again using the tools available in Typepad. The proces from start to finish took 18 minutes.

Irish & Northern Irish OpenCoffee Clubs

Planning to Aggregate

Thanks to the generosity of Blacknight, we have a domain name that can be used to identify the casual meet-ups in Ireland using the term “Open Coffee”. The idea of people setting aside a few hours every fortnight comes from OpenCoffee clusters in England. In Ireland, each of the six nodes (Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford) have different styles when they meet up. This website won’t try to impose a uniform style on any of them. Instead, this website will be a group blog that pulls relevant content from information sources that support each of the six major OpenCoffee meet-ups in Ireland. The first iteration of will be created by a third level student at Tipperary Institute. Making the site will earn continuous assessment credit in a public relations module. And once this work is completed at the end of October 2008, the design will be signed over to a group of OpenCoffee regulars. In the meantime, feel free to subscribe to the OpenCoffee RSS feed and to contribute comments and suggestions.