Code For All Ireland
25 February 2014 1:00 pm at SAUL Studio
Speaker: Dominic Byrne
Digital technology is changing the way we live our lives in areas such as banking, entertainment, education and tourism. This technology also has the capacity to transform civic society – including democratic participation, citizen journalism and supporting local communities. National and Local Governments around the world are opening up the data that they hold for reuse by others. The reuse of Open Government Data facilitates transparency, participation, collaboration and economic development.
The aim of Code for Ireland is to bring together people from local communities, software developers and people working in government in order to develop apps and services that solve community problems and also to enable open government. The first Code for Ireland chapter has been established in Dublin and in the coming years additional chapters will be established in other Irish cities and towns.
Dominic Byrne is Head of Information Technology with Fingal County Council and has 21 years experience working in IT. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology and M.Sc. in Information Systems.He is responsible for Fingal Open Data which was the first Open Government Data website in Ireland. He is also a member of the Dublinked management team and is chair of the National Cross Industry Working Group on Open Data. In addition, he is a member of the Digital Dublin Forum which worked on the recently launched Digital Masterplan for Dublin.
He is responsible for managing the provision of IT services in Fingal and his current interests include Open Data, Open Government, Social Media, and Knowledge Management. Dominic was designated a Dublin Digital Champion at the 2013 Lord Mayor Awards for his work on Open Data.