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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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Resident Profile #2 | CoderDojo Foundation

Next up in our Resident Profile series is CoderDojo. Founded in 2011 by James Whelton, a young Cork-born entrepreneur, and with the help of Australian philanthropist Bill Liao, CoderDojo has grown to become a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. This movement is …

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A Day in the Life of a Receptionist

A Day in the Life of a Receptionist

Naoise Gaffney
Naoise Gaffney

Welcome to this week’s blog, written by the newest member of the Dogpatch Labs team, me, Naoise. I’m the one who is usually unlocking the door for you and answering any stationery needs you may have. I joined the team just over 2 months ago but I’ve been a Dogpatcher …

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Corporate Hackathons – Disrupting the Future over a Weekend

Here at Dogpatch our team works with all members of the tech ecosystem – from startups and solopreneurs to universities and multinationals – supporting them to innovate through events such as team-building innovation workshops, knowledge sharing meetups, and highly curated intro-accelerating networking events. One of the event formats we use …

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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 …

Resident Profile #2 | CoderDojo Foundation

Resident Profile #2 | CoderDojo Foundation

Next up in our Resident Profile series is CoderDojo. Founded in 2011 by James Whelton, a young Cork-born entrepreneur, and with the help of Australian philanthropist Bill Liao, CoderDojo has grown to become a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. This movement is supported by the non-profit charity known as the ‘CoderDojo Foundation’ which was founded in 2013. At a Dojo, young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code attendees meet …

A Day in the Life of a Receptionist

A Day in the Life of a Receptionist

Welcome to this week’s blog, written by the newest member of the Dogpatch Labs team, me, Naoise. I’m the one who is usually unlocking the door for you and answering any stationery needs you may have. I joined the team just over 2 months ago but I’ve been a Dogpatcher since last July as I was the Events Manager with the Irish Youth Foundation. The Dogpatch reception area is a busy place, constantly on the go with people coming and going. The morning will usually follow the same routine as residents arrive, clients show up for meetings and post and …

Corporate Hackathons – Disrupting the Future over a Weekend

Corporate Hackathons – Disrupting the Future over a Weekend

Here at Dogpatch our team works with all members of the tech ecosystem – from startups and solopreneurs to universities and multinationals – supporting them to innovate through events such as team-building innovation workshops, knowledge sharing meetups, and highly curated intro-accelerating networking events. One of the event formats we use to help organisations to innovate is through Hackathons and Startup Weekends, which help immerse the organisation in the world of innovation over a few days. If you’re asking yourself “What is a hackathon?”, we’ll explain it briefly. The term comes from a combination of two seemingly unrelated words: Hack – …