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Oct 13

TripAdvisor to Establish Largest Engineering Hub Outside the USA in Ireland

At least 50 core web engineering roles to be targeted in Dublin.

DUBLIN, IRELAND – The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD joined TripAdvisor to announce that the world’s largest travel website is to establish a new engineering hub in Dublin. The hub is the largest of its kind to be established outside of the United States by TripAdvisor, and will see at least 50 high quality web engineering roles created in the short term alone.

The company is to locate in the area known as Silicon Docks and recruitment for the new positions will begin immediately. The Dublin hub will be a centre for key engineering roles globally, working closely with TripAdvisor’s world-class team of engineers in the US to deliver new and improved features to TripAdvisor’s platforms – including its core TripAdvisor websites, Vacation Rentals, and TripAdvisor for Business products.

Making the joint announcement Minister Bruton said: “The ICT sector is at the heart of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen jobs growth in this area as the biggest names on the internet decide to locate operations in Ireland. Today I am delighted to welcome the announcement that TripAdvisor is coming to Dublin. This is a company which has revolutionised the travel industry and one of the fastest growing businesses on the internet, and today’s announcement confirms our status as the internet capital of Europe. I wish TripAdvisor every success here”.

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD joined TripAdvisorto announce that the world’s largest travel website is to establish a new engineering hub in Dublin. The hub is the largest of its kind to be established outside of the United States by TripAdvisor, and will see at least 50 high quality web engineering roles created in the short term alone.The company is to locate in the area known as Silicon Docks and recruitment for the new positions will begin immediately. The Dublin hub will be a centre for key engineering roles globally, working closely with TripAdvisor’s world-class team of engineers in the US to deliver new and improved features to TripAdvisor’s platforms – including its core TripAdvisor websites, Vacation Rentals, and TripAdvisor for Business products.

Making the joint announcement Minister Bruton said: “The ICT sector is at the heart of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen jobs growth in this area as the biggest names on the internet decide to locate operations in Ireland. Today I am delighted to welcome the announcement that TripAdvisor is coming to Dublin. This is a company which has revolutionised the travel industry and one of the fastest growing businesses on the internet, and today’s announcement confirms our status as the internet capital of Europe. I wish TripAdvisor every success here”. – See more at: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/56945/tripadvisor-to-establish-largest-engineering#sthash.mFB4CUxs.dpuf

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24
Sep 13

Job-Seekers Bring Traditional Industries into the Digital Age

Job-seekers show they can bring traditional industries into the digital ageA programme aimed at reskilling workers so they can capture opportunities in the digital age is having an impact on the fortunes of traditional organisations that also need to propel themselves in the digital direction.

Ahead of the WebElevate showcase this Wednesday, we got a chance to see some of the apps that job-seekers have built for businesses.

On Wednesday, prospective employers will be given a chance to see some of the high quality apps, games and websites built for industry partners of the Digital Skills Academy.

Graduates include mobile app and game developers, digital project managers, online marketers, web video producers, copywriters, UX designers and front-end developers.

Among the apps on show will be learning apps and games built for Gill & Macmillan, a mobile app for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year alumni, an analytics dashboard for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a children’s literacy app for the Educational Company of Ireland, a digital marketing campaign for IDA Ireland, a recruitment website for Version 1, and a game developed for the cartoon series Pencil Pilots.

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4
Sep 13

West Cork a New ‘techie’ Hub for Entrepreneurs During Offsite.

West Cork to become a ‘techie’ hub for entrepreneurs and self-starters during Offsite  (Left to right) David Tuohy, West Cork Development Partnership; 2013 world champion for the 50km race walk, Rob Heffernan; and Anthony O’Mara, chairperson of the Offsite event. Heffernan will be giving the keynote address at Offsite. Photo via Clare Keogh

West Cork to become a ‘techie’ hub for entrepreneurs and self-starters during Offsite.

World champion Irish race walker Rob Heffernan will be giving the keynote address at an event, dubbed Offsite, in west Cork later this month. The goal of Offsite will be to help inspire and drive on the business and tech community in the region, as well as encourage new start-ups.

 

This will be the second such Offsite event that has been organised by West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP).

The aim will be to attract tech entrepreneurs, innovators and businesspeople in general, in order to help spawn new innovations, get entrepreneurs in west Cork networking and, ultimately, help spur job creation in West Cork.

Sharing from experience

There will be a number of motivational and business speakers on the day.

Heffernan recently became world champion for the 50km walk in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia. Joining him at Offsite as a speaker is Elaine Doyle, who is account manager for large customers with Google. In a former guise, Doyle was marketing manager with the Irish food company Cully & Sully.

Serial entrepreneur Owen O’Brien, who has successfully exited a number of businesses and is now an economics lecturer and entrepreneur-in-residence at University College Cork (UCC), will talk about a key requisite for every business – the ability to sell.

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10
Jul 13

Cork Innovates to Turn Region into an Entrepreneurial Hub for Start-Ups.

By Vincent Ryan Business ReporterA new level of co-operation is set to turn Cork into an entrepreneurial hub as public and private bodies work together to foster start-ups in the region.

Cork innovates was established to advance Cork’s position as a hub for entrepreneurship with collaboration from a number of support organisations to assist with supporting employment in the region.

Close to 800 start-ups have been established in Cork since the start of the year, according to a newly compiled figures from Vison-net.ie

“It is the first time that public and private bodies, along with educational bodies and government agencies have come together to support entrepreneurship and job creation,” says Siobhan Finn, Cork innovates co-ordinator.

“Cork innovates is geared at all types of individuals. Whether they are running a business already, are on redundancy or a professional looking for a new career.

“We are looking to show that supports exist out there for entrepreneurs — something that is a career and a job for life.”

The newly appointed chairman of Cork innovates is Anthony O’Mara, who is involved in the indigenous and multinational sector in the region in his role as chief operations officer with Voxpro and non-executive director of global cloud security software firm, Trend Micro.

The steering group of Cork innovates comprises Cork City Council and Cork County Council, the four Enterprise Boards in the region, Enterprise Ireland, UCC, CIT, Cork Chamber, Cork BIC and the South West Regional Authority, as well as a number of entrepreneurs in the region.

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