TechRadio: Playing catchup

I’ve been slightly remiss in keeping up the blog over the past while, so here is what you’ve been missing out on the TechRadio front. Some great interviews here and lots more in the months to come. Enjoy.

A fascinating interview with Mike Feerick from

Hibernia College’s Rob O’Neill on the logistics of running a college entirely online

Matt Cooke of Google News Labs where he talks about how technology can affect the reporting of elections

Explaining secure email with TopMail’s Niall Mackey and Digital Youth Council founder and entrepreneur Harry McCann about a new initiative to get kids coding

Ted Rubin on ‘return on relationship’

Talking Mobile World Congress 2016 and an interview with Diarmuid Russell of Glassdoor

LIT’s Dr Liam Noonan lifts the lid on Games Fleadh

Nigel Burke of 3D Printing Dublin talks about the new shape of manufacturing

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TechRadio: Adapting to new content

In this edition of TechRadio I spoke with Vincent Wade, head of the ADAPT Centre for content research. This interview was at the Science Gallery where the Centre was celebrating its official opening.

The other half of the show has Dusty talking with author and futurologist Chrissie Lightfoot about the future of the legal profession.

TechRadio: CES and the BTYSTE

Last Thursday I went to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS and was bowled over not only by the quality of projects second level students were undertaking but their fluency in presentation, as well.

Each of the entrants I spoke to were able to talk about what worked for them and what didn’t and, in some cases, where they expected their work to go next. This went from ‘I was able to do this in my bedroom’ all the way up to bright young things securing corporate sponsorship and work experience abroad.

Millennials are often criticised as a ‘me generation’ but when it comes to having the self-belief to put your ideas out there and make them commercially attractive that can be no bad thing.

I only had one morning to look around and gather some interviews, so the coverage is limited to the Tech category – a little thing called CES happening at the same time cramped my style.

Congratulations to the overall winners Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura for their project: ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans’.