It’s been a while since we dropped a listicle, so (by popular demand) we’ve rounded up another ten essential Irish tech types you need to know about (read our first list, which we kept to just Dublin, here).
1. Daire Hickey
One of the founders of the Web Summit (not that Paddy guy you might already have heard about….), Daire spoke to Dublin Globe lately about how they built the fastest-growing conference in the world from a sofa in Dublin five years ago.
— Daire Hickey (@hidaire) May 5, 2015
2. Mary Dunphy Moloney The Global CEO of CoderDojo, Maloney also sits on the board of the Dublin Fringe Festival and the Professional Women’s Network. Oh, and she kills it at breakdancing.
3. Vicky Lee
‘Pythonista’ Vicky Lee runs Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, Gamecraft It and helps out with Python Ireland, among other projects (as if she wasn’t busy enough…). Dublin coders, this is someone you need to know.
— whykay (@whykay) June 18, 2015
4. Sinead Burke Do blogs count as ‘tech’? Sure they do! Sinead Burke, aka Minnie Melange, turns blogging into something exciting and meaningful all over again – you need to read her brilliant Extraordinary Women interview series.
5. Kim Pham
Frontline VC’s first lady tweets all the tech stuff – and the non-tech stuff – you need to know. Watch out for her awesome thinkpieces too – here’s why Dublin is ‘more than the sum of its parts’.
6. Karl Aherne The co-founder of Startup Ireland and the former managing director of Wayra – expect updates on startup goings-on and lots of well-curated links.
7. Eamon Leonard
The serial founder, investor, adviser, author of epic thinkpieces, recent Dublin Globe interviewee and all round tech community mainstay is a must-follow if you’re involved in Dublin tech (watch out for his latest project, Cohort).
— Eamon Leonard (@EamonLeonard) June 14, 2015
8. Elaine Burke The managing editor of Silicon Republic is a great woman to follow for witty, well-curated updates from the cutting edge of Dublin’s tech scene. Also: we appreciate her views on Donald Trump…
9. Russell Banks
The CEO and founder of Investor Sheet, as well as the curator of Startup Digest and the producer of Dublin Beta – anticipate tweets straight from the heart of the Irish startup world.
10. Harry McCann The founder of Ireland’s Digital Youth Council has already been recognised as a rising star – he’s also the founder of Kid Tech, which teaches web design, app development and coding to children.
If we missed someone give us a shout (and a follow, if you like…) at @DublinGlobe