A busy week at The Digital Hub
After a busy end to October, we thought it was worth showcasing just how much can take place here over an average week, at The Digital Hub. A week, that started with Storm Ophelia, ended having involved the launch of a new knowledge sharing event, the visit of four Irish Government ministers, two networking events, a delegation visit, the launch of a new podcast, and the start of an incredible new community learning initiative.
- MONDAY 16th
The First episode of Inspirefest The Podcast launched on Monday.
We are proud to be the anchor sponsor of the recently launched Inspirefest: The Podcast. The podcast lets you listen back to insights from the Inspirefest stage, and hear behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the leading thinkers in science, technology, media and inclusion.
- WEDNESDAY 18th
It was great to have the Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources & Digital Development, Sean Kyne on campus on Wednesday to meet some of our companies.
Visit to The Digital Hub of Trade Delegation from the State of Pennsylvania
We also had a Trade Delegation from the State of Pennsylvania visit The Digital Hub on Wednesday morning. The Delegation met with some of our Hub companies such as PatientMPower & MedicalEGuides for a Q&A and roundtable discussion.
Inaugural Lunch and Learn event
There was a full house for the inaugural ‘Developer Lunch & Learn’ – a great new event sparked by Rodhán Hickey of Bizimply. People from all across the campus joined together to meet and share knowledge with fellow developers from other companies in The Digital Hub. Each month will feature a main presentation about an interesting topic, followed by some Q&A and a chance to share experiences and opinions.
The Liber8 Music Project – First Class
The Digital Hub and BIMM Institute Dublin are collaborating to pilot a unique, ground-breaking afterschool music programme for 13-to-17-year olds living within and around the Liberties area of Dublin 8. Titled ‘The Liber8 Music Project’, the pilot programme represents an exciting first-time collaboration for The Digital Hub with BIMM Institute Dublin. The programme engages with some of Dublin’s most renowned musicians as tutors to the students, including Kieran McGuinness, lead singer and guitarist from Delorentos, Louise McNamara, vocalist and guitarist in the twin sister duo group Heathers and James Byrne drummer for Mercury-nominated and Choice-prize-winning band, Villagers.
- THURSDAY 19th
Ministerial Visit – Advanced Mobile Location (AML) Service launched today
Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Denis Naughten, as well as Minister Michael Ring, were at The Digital Hub to launch the Advanced Mobile Location service. Advanced Mobile Location (AML) works by automatically finding a phone’s GPS co-ordinates and sending a text message to the call centre when a 112 or 999 number is dialled. The co-ordinates are immediately passed to the emergency services in responding and dispatching emergency personnel to callers in need across Ireland. It will be of vital assistance to Emergency Services around the country, but particularly in rural areas. You can read more about this new emergency mobile phone precise location service here: http://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/Ministers-Naughten-and-Ring-launch-new-technology-that-will-reduce-delays-and-potentially-save-lives-in-emergencies.aspx
Ministerial Visit – Advisory Group on Small Business
Minister for Trade, Business & Employment, Pat Breen was in The Digital Hub for a Advisory Group on Small Business meeting, and made sure to take time to meet some of the companies based here. Minister Breen was impressed by the work being done here, particularly from xwerx, Artofus, and Noggin.
Beer & Pizza Night
Our Friday Morning Meetups have been, and continue to be, a great success… but, held during office hours, these events sometimes don’t sync with the needs and availabilities of some of the people working on campus. On Thursday, October 19th, we held our second ever Beer & Pizza Night, with over 70 Hubbers in attendance. Beer & Pizza offers a fun and relaxed way of networking, and a great start to a Thursday night.
- FRIDAY 20th
Friday Morning Meetup
We ended the busy week with another Friday Morning Meetup.
It was great to hear from Brendan about the incredible work being done by Advanced Metadata. Based in our Digital Court building, these guys are leading the field when it comes to data management and GDPR in Europe. We recently posted about their great news on our website, so head over there to find out more.
Jurate, Strategic Partnerships Manager at CoinaPhoto, also jumped up on The Soapbox, to remind everyone about the great Photo Challenge we’re currently running.