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Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy

In January 2015, the Journal.ie published their 20 Under 20 list for the year, a selection of Ireland’s “most promising young talent,” from budding sportstars to young scientists to teenage entrepreneurs. I was over the moon after seeing myself on the list and got plenty of congratulations from people who knew me. However, there wasn’t much more in making the list and I quickly forgot about it.

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The Grassroots Developer Community

The Grassroots Developer Community

Vicky Twomey-Lee
Vicky Twomey-Lee

Hi, I’m Vicky Twomey-Lee. People who are familiar with me know that I wear many hats. Most of those in the tech community will know me from my involvement with Python Ireland over the last 10 years as well as organising game jams …

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How Blackbox ‘Elevates’ Global Startup Founders in Two Weeks

How Blackbox ‘Elevates’ Global Startup Founders in Two Weeks

Fadi Bishara seems to be one of the best connected and universally-liked people in Silicon Valley, and a few weeks ago I found myself sitting on the floor next to him — alongside a group of startup founders from around the world talking culture, values, mindset, and the founder’s journey. This experience was the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a Blackbox ‘Partner in Residence’ representing Dublin’s Dogpatch Labs at Blackbox Connect — a two week residential programme that brings ambitious startup founders from around the globe to …

Dogpatch Labs launches the Urban Garden in partnership with Pivotal Labs and Google

Dogpatch Labs launches the Urban Garden in partnership with Pivotal Labs and Google

It’s hard to believe it was just under 2 years ago that we opened our doors here in The chq Building and yet here we are at the end of 2016 and we’ve just expanded to nearly 40,000 sq ft spanning across 3 floors. Following on from the opening of The Vaults last November, we’ve transformed the mezzanine floor of The chq Building into an indoor ‘Urban Garden’.  This is a unique flexible space that can be used by the Tech community to collaborate, network and work alongside the …

20 under 20

20 under 20

In January 2015, the Journal.ie published their 20 Under 20 list for the year, a selection of Ireland’s “most promising young talent,” from budding sportstars to young scientists to teenage entrepreneurs. I was over the moon after seeing myself on the list and got plenty of congratulations from people who knew me. However, there wasn’t much more in making the list and I quickly forgot about it.

The Grassroots Developer Community

The Grassroots Developer Community

Hi, I’m Vicky Twomey-Lee. People who are familiar with me know that I wear many hats. Most of those in the tech community will know me from my involvement with Python Ireland over the last 10 years as well as organising game jams and more recently promoting diversity in tech by running workshops with my not-for-profit organisation Coding Grace. I first met Patrick, Managing Director of Dogpatch Labs, over a year ago when I was introduced to him by my husband who worked at Udemy when they were based …