May was a great month for the Irish Tech News Podcast, we recorded 11 podcasts, Reuben Godfrey joined the podcast team, and we became the number one Irish Tech Podcast in the iTunes Tech charts. We also covered blockchain and bitcoin and launched our BTC etc series of podcasts, becoming the first Irish podcast to cover blockchain and bitcoin on a regular basis. Our 11 podcasts are listed below and if you would like to appear on our podcasts please drop us a line.UiDEAS copyRonan Leonard and Reuben Godfrey chat to Gary Allen English and Alan Jones from UiDEAS, The University of Interactivity, Design, Entertainment Arts and Sciences. Gary and Alan talk about their plans to open their administrative office in Dublin, their plans to open a campus in Dublin and why business and entrepreneurship is at the heart of all of their courses.

RussellJPG copyRonan chats to Russell Brower the director of audio and the lead composer for Blizzard Games who was speaking at the IDIG Music Festival, which is back next year.
Russell is a three-time Emmy Award-winning sound designer and best known for his work on World of Warcraft. Russell speaks about his work for Blizzard Games and what composers influenced him.


Rita Zhang & Stuart Leeks from Microsoft were talking at the Decoded conference in UCD and in this episode of the podcast they talk about ASP.NET Core, Docker and Microsoft embracing open source.

Ivan Judson and Michael Lanzetta from Microsoft were talking at the Decoded conference in UCD and in this episode of the podcast they talk about Deep Learning, Machine Learning and will we see a version of Skynet.

Ronan Leonard, Reuben Godfrey, Lory Kehoe and Paul Ennis talk about blockchain, blockchain scams, bitcoin, regulation, Satoshi Nakamoto and security.


Unravel Analytics Ltd CEO and co-founder Santina Doherty appears in this episode of the Irish Tech News podcast. Unravel Analytics Ltd were the runners up at the Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit Europe, European Travel Innovator Award and Santina talks about this, her background and what Unravel Analytics Ltd do.

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Nuala Murphy’s startup HappyMummyHappyBaby, a mental health app was in the Virgin Media Business Voom contest. Nuala talks to Ronan about her app, perinatal depression, the Voom contest and how to vote for her. and Niall copyThere’s been a lot of focus recently in the media around blockchain, smart contracts and ethereum, but remember bitcoin? In this episode of the Irish Tech News Podcast, Reuben and Ronan spoke to Niall Maye from the CoinTelegraph and Jamie McCormick from McCormick Advanced Marcom. They are both long-time proponents and advocates of crypto-currencies and we spoke about good, old-fashioned, bitcoin.

Rory_High_ResRory O’Connor the CEO and founder of Scurri appears in this episode of the Irish Tech News podcast. Rory talks about what Scurri does, their competitors, what makes them stand out from their competitors, why customer service is very important and why Slack is an important business tools. Rory also mentions the best piece of advice he has received and what advice he would give to new startups.

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In this episode of the Irish Tech News podcast, Ronan talks to Andrew Grill from IBM. Andrew is the main speaker at Big Data Belfast which takes place on June 2 in Titanic Belfast, and he talks about digital trends, Watson and some of the issues he’ll be raising at Big Data Belfast. Charlie and Emma hi resCharlie Byrne and Emma O’Driscoll, two of the co-founders of Engager appear in this episode of the Irish Tech News podcast. They talk about Engager, why each member of your startup should have unique skills and about Charlie representing Engager at the Next Gen Summit in New York.

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