We take a look at the top videos in New Media from 2011, covering the Dublin Web Summit and the latest opportunities in the games industry.
It was a good year for the digital media industry in Ireland, which was most evident in Forfás’ report saying Ireland’s gaming industry could create 2,500 much-needed jobs. Taoiseach Enda Kenny emphasised that the Government wanted to foster this growing industry to take advantage of this opportunity.
Indeed, earlier this year, social gaming company Zynga expanded its operations in Dublin, announcing its intentions to grow its employee base from 55 to beyond 100.
The Dublin Web Summit brought some of the brightest minds in the technology industry from around the world to Ireland, showing them what the country’s tech industry had to offer. Attendees included Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, Michael Birch, entrepreneur and founder of Bebo, Niklas Zennstrom, angel investor and founder of Skype, and LinkedIn co-founder Eric Ly, to name but a few.
Siliconrepublic.com also attended the IT@Cork conference, with talks from Mark Little, founder of Storyful, Dr Mary Keeling from IBM Institute for Business Value, and Michael Loftus of Cork Institute of Technology.
We also got to talk to Harry Moran, the Mac App Store’s youngest developer, aged 12.
Mark Little of Storyful tells IT@Cork about the opportunities in curating news
Zynga’s COO of games studio operations Marcus Segal opening Zynga European offices in Dublin
Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the creation of new video game jobs
Michael Birch, founder of Bebo, at the Dublin Web Summit
Harry Moran, the 12-year-old founder of HM Computing with his mum Elaine
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