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BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition : 2017

The BT Young Scientist is one of the oldest competitions of its type in the world. From Jan 11 - 14, 50,000 people will visit Dublin's RDS to see the work & experiments of students from the island of Ireland. BTYSE lumni have gone on, like Patrick Collison from Stripe, to found multi-billion dollar companies and to do good, like Emily Duffy with her Duffily Bag. I spoke to teacher Tracey O’Leary from Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel, and two of her students, Caoimhe Woods, 14 and Aoibhin Foley, 13, have created an app called Diabetica to help diabetics manage their illness as well as John Sims from Mary Immaculate, Lisddonvarna who's been bringing students to BTYSE for 28 years, including Jessica Kelly, a 15 old transition student who's created an app for civic crowd-sourcing, Saoránach.
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Cartoon Forum 2016 in Toulouse, France.

Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 900 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 30 countries. Since its creation in 1990, 680 series have found financing, with a total budget of 2.3 billion EUR.
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Dublin Beta: Startup Gathering Edition

John O'Rourke Russell Banks and Gene Murphy make Dublin Beta happen once a quarter and although this is a mature event there's still a lovely Indie feel to it - there's a rawness and a swagger to the event that's helped it retain its audience and it has similarities not so much to London events, but to start-up events you might see somewhere like Berlin.
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E19 : The MoneyConf edition with Max Keiser & more

Over June 15 & 16, the world of FinTech converged on Belfast for MoneyConf. Andy O'Donoghue from The Gadget Buzz was there and he got to chat with some of the companies launching at MoneyConf, including Margaux Avedisian from MonetaGo who announced their Bitcoin Exchange platform would go live in 40 countries, as well as Irish start-up iSave who are building a savings platform to help consumers get their finance under control.
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E18: Sabrina Cortugno, on animation

I really wanted to chat to Sabrina for the Podcast, not so much about Kickstarter but about Sabrina's thoughts on animation. She attended CalArts and honed her craft at Gobelin in Paris so I was curious what she'd found - story or pictures, what's first in making great animation?
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Podcast #15: Where’s my Glass, Tech in 2015 & Privacy after Paris.

The longevity of Apps, Apple & IBM and the life-cycle of enterprise apps. What's likely to be important across the technology industry in 2015? Will Apple Watch revive the idea of iBeacons in retail, Google Glass gets a change of direction as Google's haute couture device slips under the wing of Nest's Tony Fadell and after Paris, will the right to privacy be stripped to the bare minimum?