It is, by its nature, a rapidly changing industry with some mind-boggling concepts, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, Irish tech journalism has never been stronger.
So, if you can’t tell your blockchain from your Bitcoin, we’ve compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of the tech journalists you should be following for all the latest inside scoops, industry news and world-changing tech breakthroughs.
Here are eight Irish tech journalists follow on twitter:
New pod: chatting to ex-Apple and Y Combinator’s @danielgross about Pioneer, a remarkable new effort to find “lost Einsteins” among people not born into the ‘right’ milieu. Backed by @stripe and @pmarca.
As tech editor of the Irish and Sunday Independent and host of the Big Tech Show, there’s not much Adrian doesn’t know about the global and national technology landscape. His Twitter feed offers a wry, uncompromised take on everything from honest smartphone reviews to live updates on Eir’s plans for Irish broadband.
The summer recess is over and Connected @sundaybusiness returns this weekend with our whopper survey of Irish businesses in conjunction with Compu b and Red C.
As a business and technology journalist as well as the beer and betting columnist, Emmet Ryan has carved out a singular voice both in his published work in the Sunday Business Post, and online. Editor of the Sunday Business Post’s monthly Connected magazine (required reading), he also hosts the accompanying podcast.
Originally from Canada, Dr Karlin Lillington is a writer and columnist for the Irish Times, having previously contributed to The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired.com and Salon.com, among others.
My column — Forget the myth — a 50 year old is twice as likely to create a high growth tech company as a 30 year old: Time to dump young male founder myth and invest in greater diversity https://t.co/VQdZxfBUOo via @IrishTimesBiz
— Dr Karlin Lillington (@klillington)
With a PhD from Trinity College, she applies an academic and thoughtful approach to the real world social, political and cultural implications of information and communications technology.
Irish Tech News goes global, a snapshot of our latest data, we can offer you a great audience in 160+ countries, all over the world @SimonCocking @Irish_TechNews https://t.co/319eibGoYH pic.twitter.com/GsnPmqDRRG
— Simon Cocking (@SimonCocking) September 3, 2018
As senior editor of Irish Tech News and editor-in-chief at CryptoCoin.News, follow Simon if you want to understand the finer points of all things cryptocurrency, blockchain and big data. He also contributes to, among others, the Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM and G+D.
In case you missed it over the weekend. Valuations and VCs: The delicate balancing act of how much equity startups should sell https://t.co/Gkc1ifDWCn
— Jonathan Keane (@J_K9) September 3, 2018
Having previously worked at Tech.eu, Jonathan reports on tech for Fora.ie. With strong insights into the start-up culture in Ireland, Jonathan shares invaluable knowledge on the challenges of funding and resourcing for scaling companies.
— Will Goodbody (@willgoodbody) August 22, 2018
As Business Editor @RTENews; former RTÉ Science & Tech CorrWill has his finger on the pulse of the developments in the wider tech and science sectors that will directly impact the country.
Since taking on the position of tech correspondent at Newstalk in 2016, Jess Kelly has been covering all things tech, both on air across the stations’ programmes and on the Newstalk website. She is also a regular contributor to publications such as The Sunday Business Post, Independent.ie and Tatler.
This week’s #TechTalkNT is here.
We go inside #IFA2018 with @Johnrei11y. @alex_meehan joins me to talk about back to college tech and I sit down with the Director of Innovation at @AskKBCIreland.@NewstalkFM https://t.co/k8S6zJmwab — Jess Kelly 👩🏻💻 (@jesskellynt) August 31, 2018
Her Tech Talk podcast covers everything from bio-hacking to how tech is impacting our health service. If you want to hear more on how the latest technological breakthroughs will impact your day-to-day life, you need to be following Jess.
John Kennedy has been editor of Silicon Republic since 2002. A lot has changed in the tech sphere since then, but John has led Silicon Republic to seven wins of ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards.
— John Fintan Kennedy (@MrJohnFKennedy) August 13, 2018
From insights into how a no-deal Brexit could impact Irish business to profiling start-ups across the globe, his Twitter feed consistently and concisely gives global context to Irish issues. We hope you found our list of Irish tech journalists follow on twitter useful.