Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tadhg Walshe

It was with great sadness that I attended the funeral mass for Tadhg Walshe this morning,  along with other members of Executive and Council.   Tadhg attended our Executive meeting just last Thursday evening and was in fine form as usual!   He died suddenly,  and completely unexpectedly,  the next afternoon and as a relatively young man.

He is survived by his partner Pauline,  daughter Mary-Liz and son-in-law JP,  together with his large family of brothers and sisters.

He served Engineers Ireland,  and his colleagues and students at Bolton St. extraordinarily well.

May his soul rest in gentle peace.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Finance Committee Meeting; Executive Committee Meeting

This evening, we held our regular Finance Committee Meeting,  followed by Executive,  at Clyde Road.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Presidential Address - London

I gave my Presidential Address as a guest of our GB region this evening under the leadership of Catherine O'Sullivan,  at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters in Westminster.  About 50 people attended.  In my presentation,  which I have previously given in Clyde Road,  I consciously try to address both non software specialists in the audience as well as software practitioners - in the event,  only 2 of the 50 were software engineers.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Smart Futures Seminar

This evening,  I spoke at the Smart Futures Seminar being hosted at Clyde Rd,  in conjunction with our STEPS team,  ICT Ireland,  Discover Science and Engineering,  and Fasttrack to IT.   The main purpose of the evening was to launch the Irish participation in the European wide eSkills week,  and in particular to brief and assist new volunteers from the Engineering profession who are interested in participating in our schools outreach programme via STEPS.  About 80 people attended.