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Dublin in a Day: Call to twitpic the capital city

A campaign to showcase the city’s digital capacity today includes a competition to sum up city life in one Twitter photo.

A CAMPAIGN TO showcase technology and the impact of digital on life in Dublin is calling on social media enthusiasts to get involved today.

The Digital Dublin Day has asked that people take a photo today of what they think sums up life in the city and tweet it to them at @digidublin with the hashtag #mydubpic. The best entries will be displayed on tomorrow – and the winner gets a helicopter trip for two over Dublin.

As reported by in January, researchers at NUI Maynooth are undertaking a five-year project to assess how Dublin can be a ‘smart city’, using software and technology to improve quality of life and manage city services. A ‘Digital Masterplan’ for Dublin city is also to be published later this year, with Dublin City Council hoping to introduce digitally-based solutions and initiatives.

Today’s Digital Day is meant to make Dublin residents aware of the technology here that already impacts on their life. Some of the events planned include a schedule of tech-focused workshops and talks at Mansion House which you can find here.

Outside of Dawson Street, there are a number of interesting events happening at locations across the city. A Dublin City Libraries Mobile bus at the top of Grafton Street (St Stephen’s Green end) will scan your old pictures into a digital format. At the Digital Exchange on Crane Street and The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, both primary school children and ‘silver surfer’ types will have access to workshops (free but pre-booking essential).

If you happen to be passing public WiFi locations across Grafton Street, Clarendon Street and Barnardos Square, Smithfield from 10am to 4pm, you might be one of the members of the public asked to take part in video interviews about how you’d like to see tech used in the city.

Read: Dublin to be studied in its capacity as a ‘smart city’>

See: ‘Pyjama Girl has every right to be in the set’ – meet the team behind the 14 ‘icons of Dublin’>

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