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RS Components joins forces with Hackaday for unconference in Dublin

DesignSpark is exclusive headline sponsor for first Ireland Unconference to be held on Saturday 7 April

London, UK, 4 April 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that its DesignSpark community of over 650,000 engineers and makers is supporting the first ever Hackaday Unconference in Ireland as the exclusive headline sponsor. The event is aimed at hackers, designers and engineers, particularly members of the Hackaday community, an online blog that features hardware and software hacks. The agenda and topics at an unconference are generated by attendees at the event itself, thus capturing themes that are absolutely current in the hardware world.

This latest event, which takes place at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin on Saturday 7 April, is the second unconference to be held in Europe. Last September RS and DesignSpark also sponsored the first ever Hackaday UK Unconference in London, which sold out within just 24 hours. The continued support from RS and DesignSpark has enabled the Ireland Unconference to be hosted at an excellent venue, with free admission to all attendees.

“The unconference concept provides a fun environment that inspires innovation, spontaneity, collaboration and creativity, all for free. It is very fitting that we are giving our continued support to an event that has many parallels with the goals of our DesignSpark engineering and maker community,” said Mike Bray, Vice President of DesignSpark at RS.

The Ireland Unconference will take place on Saturday 7 April 2018 from 13:00 until 21:00 at the Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. For more information and to claim a ticket visit: https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/hackaday-and-designspark-join-forces-for-unconference-ireland.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship around 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Editorial Contacts
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager - Northern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com
+44 (0) 7795 400 651

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Publitek Technology PR
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Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: 
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@designsparkRS


RS Components on Linkedin:  
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Other Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc: 
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components: 
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com