NearForm’s Cian Ó Maidín gave the audience at Future Human 2020 the full origin story of the open-source software company.

Waterford-headquartered NearForm spent much of 2020 in the global spotlight thanks to its contributions to Covid-19 contact-tracing technology.

At Future Human, CEO and founder Cian Ó Maidín spoke with Silicon Republic editor Elaine Burke about the company’s humble but ambitious beginnings, its enviable early client list, and how it stays true to its open-source values.


Words by Elaine Burke