Releasing Software Developer Superpowers

Article is aimed at anyone looking to gain the edge in their software development team creation or advancement in the digital age. Concepts can be applied outside of sw dev at some level. Open to discussion - views are my own. UX is not just for Customers User Experience is an ever growing component of … Continue reading Releasing Software Developer Superpowers

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Now more about improving User Experience

We cannot eat popcorn wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset - Zaid Mahomedy : ImmersiveAuthority.com IIn 1995, the cringe worthy Johnny Mnemonic was released where he used a VR headset and gesture monitoring gloves to control the "future internet". Even though this movie was over 20 years ago, it is only in the past few … Continue reading Augmented and Virtual Reality: Now more about improving User Experience

Man vs Machine: Why the competition?

With the continued evolution of industries such as Data Science and the Internet of Things, there is a mix of excitement and fear amongst the populous. Excitement for what they can do for our lives or businesses, but fear of what it will mean for humanity. The fears are normally sourced from the media or some … Continue reading Man vs Machine: Why the competition?

Closing off Web Summit 2015 – Day 2/3

And so it ends. The Web Summit on Irish shores finished on Thursday (for now), and I must admit there was an athmosphere of "what if" and that of sombreness. But we cannot allow this to affect our perspective and thinking of the impact this conference has had on Ireland tech landscape.. Paddy Cosgrave has … Continue reading Closing off Web Summit 2015 – Day 2/3

5 Technology trends to consider right now

As we are a month inside the second half of 2015, I thought it would be a good time to look at some of the technology trends that are in motion, and will have more of an influence as we enter 2016. 1: SMAC becomes SMACT Social Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) has existed for … Continue reading 5 Technology trends to consider right now

Distributed Analytics in IoT – Why Positioning is Key

The current global focus on the “Internet of Things (IoT)” have highlighted extreme importance of sensor-based intelligent and ubiquitous systems contributing to improving and introducing increased efficiency into our lives. There is a natural challenge in this, as the load on our networks and cloud infrastructures from a data perspective continues to increase. Velocity, variety and … Continue reading Distributed Analytics in IoT – Why Positioning is Key

Nell, Google and a Half Pipe! EnterConf Belfast – Day 2

Quote of the day. "Counterfeiting is an insidious problem in life sciences, our network tenant cloud can help stop it" - Shabbir Dahod - TraceLink, Inc As EnterConf entered its second day, I continually saw the benefit of having more detailed discussions with people in the Enterprise sector. Even during the night events (the speaker dinner in the … Continue reading Nell, Google and a Half Pipe! EnterConf Belfast – Day 2

Why IoT practitioners need to “Wide Lens” the concept of a Data Lake

As we transition towards the vast quantity of devices that will be internet enabled by 2020, (anything from 50-200 billion experts estimate), it seems that the current cloud architectures that are being proposed are somewhat short on the features required to enable the customers data requirements on 2020. I wont dive hugely into describing the … Continue reading Why IoT practitioners need to “Wide Lens” the concept of a Data Lake

Why Ireland needs to use Technology and IoT more to help their Homeless

21% rise in homeless sleeping rough in Dublin 15% rise in homeless in Cork Rise also in Limerick, Galway and Waterford Over 1,000 children are now homeless in Ireland. Startling figures. Especially the last one. I cannot try to comprehend what it is like to be a parent, who must tell their children that they … Continue reading Why Ireland needs to use Technology and IoT more to help their Homeless

it@Cork European Technology Summit 2015 – a WOW event!

I wanted to change direction slightly and give an update on an event I had the privilege of being involved with this week, the it@Cork European Technology Summit. The event was held at Cork City Hall, on Wednesday May 5th, with a full day technology summit, followed by a black tie dinner with 3d wearables fashion … Continue reading it@Cork European Technology Summit 2015 – a WOW event!