Meet the Role Models #18 – Rafaela Jopia

Meet The Role Models is a technology community series which highlights the stories of The Ada Lovelace Initiative role models. The success of the Ada Lovelace Initiative depends on the participation of technology professionals across Ireland and since September 2015, The Ada Lovelace Initiative voluntary speakers have reached over 5000 secondary school students between them.… [Read More]

Meet The Role Models – #5 Sona Harrison

Meet The Role Models is a technology community series which highlights the stories of The Ada Lovelace Initiative role models. The A.L.I. role models are volunteers from the technology industry who have committed to visit secondary schools across Ireland to promote technology careers to pupils. This series features interviews with a diverse range of technology… [Read More]

Create Your Own Apps With Android Studio

Any brief for an Android development team will place a strong emphasis on UX or customer experience because there’s a pretty clear market imperative for their code being user-centric. But who thinks about UX for Android engineers when they're using app development tools? Google wants the industry to believe they’re thinking about the coder experience… [Read More]

UX Design: Where the User is King

Tech hardware has been progressing downward over the last 70 years with ever greater  miniaturization. Microprocessor engineers have been making their silicon chips smaller consistently since they were first invented by Robert Noyce. Computers used to fill a large room, then a sizeable box in the corner of that room and now they fit in… [Read More]

Stripe; Cutting The Gordian Knot

In Plutarch’s life of Alexander the Great, the Greek biographer relates one of the best known stories about the Macedonian king. In Phrygia he was presented with the Gordian Knot, a horrendously complicated contrivance that acted as kind of a security lock on an ancient chariot. Accounts of how Alexander solved the problem vary: some… [Read More]