L-R: John Anslow (eircom), Niamh Scanlon from CoderDojo DCU (Mega Spiders Grand Prix winner for reCharge my eCar) and Niamh’s mother Claire O’Connell
The eircom Junior Spiders 2015 took place at Facebook HQ in Dublin on April 20th. The Awards were established in 2009 to acknowledge innovation amongst web creators under the age of 19.
Since 1996 the eircom Spider Awards have honoured Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrated the successes of the Irish internet and digital media. The Junior Spiders, an idea originated by Business & Finance working closely with main sponsors eircom, acts as a parallel programme for youths under the age of 19.
The aim of the Awards is to provide an exciting programme that will encourage these young individuals to further develop their technology skills in web design – and to also act as a catalyst for those who wish to pursue a career in this sector by providing access to influential business executives.
Notable winners at the event included reCharge My eCar, CoderDojo DCU, Dublin (Mega Spiders winner), CoderDojo Mallow, Davis College, Cork (Giga Spiders winner), and Recineration, Patrician High School, Monaghan (Tera Spiders winner).