Author Archive | Alan O'Flaherty


Does it really matter that people don’t know what “the cloud” is?

The recently published U.S. survey (commissioned by Citrix) about the public’s knowledge of Cloud Computing makes for interesting reading. “Most respondents believe the cloud is related to weather, while some referred to pillows, drugs and toilet paper.” This makes for great headlines of course, but it’s the “first to mind” answer people gave when asked […]

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Young Irish social entrepreneurs heading to Campus Party

The largest technical festival in Europe kicks off in Berlin tomorrow. Campus Party will run from 21st to 26th August at the former Templehof airport in Berlin. It offers more than 600 hours of talks, discussions and workshops covering topics such as free software, entrepreneurship, social media, gaming, development, robotics and design. It brings together […]

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Pixar animator Pete Docter's Letter of Note

Whatever you like doing, do it!

Letters of Note published this letter recently by award winning Pixar animator, Pete Docter.   It was in response to a question from a teacher who asked for some advice to give to students. The last paragraph reads: “So, Middle School Student, whatever you like doing, do it! And keep doing it. Work hard! In […]

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