Weekend takeaway: We are all made of stars

19 May 2017

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Star performers Irene Fogarty, Cormac Larkin, Helen Berney and Nora Khaldi are all included in this must-read weekend sci-tech takeaway.

1. Four more Irish tech start-ups to take a byte out of the Big Apple

BriteBiz, Glofox, LogoGrab and Kong Digital will join Deposify, Pulsate and Axonista on the Bank of Ireland StartLab New York City programme.

2. Irene Fogarty named winner of inaugural Mary Mulvihill Memorial Award

UCD student Irene Fogarty has been named as the winner of the inaugural Mary Mulvihill Memorial Award, for her project on indigenous women researching climate change mitigation.

3. Cork student astronomer Cormac Larkin bags $1,000 at Intel ISEF 2017

Cork student Cormac Larkin has walked away with a prize of $1,000 at the Intel ISEF awards for his data mining astronomy project.

4. Analog Devices engineer senses the world for the better

Dr Helen Berney from Analog Devices combines her skills to improve how we can sense the world with engineering. She spoke to Claire O’Connell.

5. Three U-turn sees roaming data limits bumped back up

Three has revised its data roaming plans in the wake of fresh interpretation of EU laws, and clear customer dissatisfaction.

6. Fantastic week for Irish talent as 710 new jobs announced

Looking for sci-tech jobs in Ireland? Good news! With more than 700 new jobs created in the last week, you have a pretty good chance of landing one.

7. Meet the 12 Invent finalists set to battle for £33,000 prize fund in Northern Ireland

The judges have spoken and 12 finalists have been announced for the Invent 2017 gala ceremony in October.

8. Nuritas founder Nora Khaldi adds another prize to trophy cabinet

Dr Nora Khaldi has added the ‘Rising Star’ prize from the Tech Excellence Awards to her burgeoning trophy cabinet.

9. How to become a web developer later in life

Who says you can’t become a tech whizz later in life? Here’s how to become an awesome web developer without having to go back to college.

10. This clever mapping tool is a must for An Post Rás enthusiasts

A new ‘interactive story map’ has been developed for the upcoming An Post Rás, and it’s an interesting mobile tool for cycling enthusiasts.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years