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Doing microbusiness in Ireland.

Last Build Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 04:01:44 PST


So long blog, it's been good

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 04:01:44 PST

On August 6th 2003 I launched this blog with (in retrospect) a cringeworthy post. Ah well, I only had an audience of one and didn't have a clue what I really wanted to write about but nevertheless knew I should...

'Virtual worlds, real learning' webinar recording now available

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 03:21:55 PST

We (MissionV) were honoured to be invited by Brian Mulligan to make a presentation for the IT Sligo / NDLR Teaching and Learning Webinar series yesterday. The recording of 'Virtual worlds, real learning' is now online.

For Profit: The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 06:47:20 PST

For Profit: The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship is an informal meetup taking place in Dublin next Tuesday December 20th - "For-profit social entrepreneurs are changing the world. They create a new model for sustainable change, one which doesn't require constant...

Evernote will buy Plendi

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:48:11 PST

Yes, that's what I said. Evernote will buy Dublin headquartered Plendi. And that's my one and only prediction for 2012.

Science Week on MissionV (video)

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:23:23 PST

We have been supported by Discover Science & Engineering to run a Science Week event where students from 20 schools around Ireland are exhibiting their 'Chemistry of Life' themed projects in a massive 80 acre virtual arena. All week hundreds...

Electronics Bootcamp at miLKlabs Limerick

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 03:44:28 PDT

"The miLKlabs Electronics Bootcamp is an intense introduction to basic and not-so-basic electronics. Run by members of miLKlabs - Limerick's makerspace - the bootcamp will emphasize hands-on experience and practical skills, but you'll learn enough theory to be dangerous. Some...

What is MissionV? 4 minute video explains

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 02:47:43 PDT

What is MissionV game-based learning? In this 4 minute video, produced by Conn Ó Muíneacháin of Edgecast Media as part of our application to the David Manley Awards 2011, I explain what our 20 school programme is all about and...

Report from Limerick Coder Dojo - the start of something big

Sat, 03 Sep 2011 09:38:45 PDT

Photo by Bill Liao (more here) I went along to the first Limerick Coder Dojo today (see previous post) at Limerick Institute of Technology and was as blown away as the organizers by the turnout and interest. I counted 24...

Coder DoJo coming to Limerick - looking for mentors

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:07:39 PDT

Coder Dojo is a not-for-profit programme founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao in Cork, and now being brought to Limerick by Mark Cahill. It's basically a computer coding club for kids, but in their own words - Coder Dojo...

Arduino Fest at miLKlabs Limerick - register now

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:15:54 PDT

When: Saturday 27th August, from 10am to 5pm Where: miLKLabs, Franciscan friary, Lower Henry Street, Limerick Hosted by: Members of miLKLabsCost: €10 (for non-members)Limited to 20 participants (Pre-booking mandatory) What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based...