Last year, I met Heather Brunner, CEO of WPEngine in Lisbon. In an interview broadcast on Midlands 103FM we chatted about WPEngine's investment outside of the US, in the UK and Ireland but in this extended version we talk about a lot more.
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.
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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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.
The founder of 30datesblog.com and the UK Dating Awards, she's a regular on BBC Radio 4 and Editor-in-chief of The Guardian's Soulmates website and Global Head of Dating for Time Out - she knows dating, online and off but I think she knows you and me, and that's what makes her insights so lucid.
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.
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?
It's 30 minutes of WWDC 2015 speculation with redcert host Andy O'Donoghue and Tapadoo & Ull Conference founder, Dermot Daly before he boards the plane for the Moscone.
I can't imagine working with my siblings would be easy: you don't know my siblings. In a professional capacity, I've co-operated and collaborated with them a couple of times, but to work with them? Everyday?
A month to go to WWDC 2015 and Dermot Daly the CEO of Tapadoo will be packing his bags again for the iOS developer pilgrimage of the year, but what are we likely to see revealed this year?
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?
‘While you’re waiting for Taylor’, Dermot’s had his first look at WatchKit, we discuss Amanda Palmer & Swedish…
It's only a couple of days to Apple's September 9th announcement but Dermot Daly & Andy O'Donoghue review last week at IFA with Samsung's VR and Note 4 announcements, the iCloud Hack and Victim Blame, and it's time for a discussion on who does the vacuuming, with Dyson's stunning step into the Internet of Things, the Dyson 360 Eye.