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Moving on to Liberty Alliance from Dialog New Media

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to let y’all know some exciting recent news! After an exciting two years on and off, hanging my hat with at Dialog New Media working for Matthew Sheffield and his team with our various clients in the non-profit and private sectors and my year plus at Dublin City University studying E-Commerce, I am moving on. Matthew thanks again, for the flexibility you offered me to work while I was in graduate school, I hope I have added value to your growing firm. Our superb client work at CPAC 2012 for ACU and 2013 for TPNN are among my favorite memories over the last few years. I would also like to thank the MECB and NGM programs at DCUBS and the entire techspectations.org team (especially @theolynn) in Dublin for inspiring me and growing my confidence with the skills I learned in my year plus with y’all and my class of 2011-2012 cohorts to move forward with my career.

As of July 16th, I will be the first Director of Content Marketing at Liberty Alliance LLC in Powder Springs, GA. I am very excited to go to work for Brandon and Jared Vallorani and help bring their content and their ever-expanding list of partners content, not to mention growing catalog of e- Commerce merchandise to a growing audience. “I think James has a uniquely suited background of experiences and contacts to help us accelerate the growth of the Liberty Alliance and its current partners readership. We see him helping us expanding the number of authors in partnership, that may be interested in our commercially supported content model.”

Having spend a number of years working inside the 495 Beltway bubble at Capital Research Center and the Washington Examiner, it has been great getting back to Georgia and getting to know this hard-working bunch, coming up with innovative solutions to one of the toughest problems in the media shift to internet, “How does content support itself?”

This is still a question most content oriented groups and firms are wrestling with today and especially in the news business, as all seek both, “mind share” and advertising dollars in an endlessly expanding array of information sources.

It will be a joy to aid this growing family oriented firm’s growth, that is proving every day that it is possible to monetize conservative content on the internet.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or possible interest in Liberty Alliance LLC partnership program or if you would like to advertise with us.

Best,

James

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First ever Science Hack Dublin was a great success

On the first weekend in March the first ever Science Hack Dublin took place at Dublin City University (DCU). The all-day and all-night event (36 hours) consisted of scientists, engineers, programmers, designers and many DCU students joining forces to find solutions (hacks) for problems during a brief but intense period of collaboration.

After the morning meet and greet the event kicked off with two rounds of lightning talks where those with an interesting idea pitched to teams of programmers, hackers, engineers and designers who then formed teams to work on the projects over the course of the weekend.
Altogether there were eight aspiring teams hoping to develop  a potential start-up opportunity for themselves.Throughout the Saturday & Sunday the DCU Hub turned into a hive of creativity as each team strived for the spark to ignite their projects!

Event Co-Organiser David McKeown praised DCU and paid credit to the Students Union and Presidents office who donated to the running of this non-profit event ”DCU have been very supportive by letting us stay overnight as well as their noteworthy sponsorship of the event, we choose DCU, because it is known as a University of innovation throughout Dublin.”

DCU was very well represented at the event: PhD student Alan Armstrong pitching his idea at ways to use interactive gaming for rehabilitation of stroke victims’ coordination and Max Hoffman with his fellow DCU Computer Applications students developed a music database website. There were also a number of DCU e-commerce students there working on the commercialisation and digital marketing aspect of the project.
“All in all the weekend was a great success, the internet was top-notch and the facilities really catered for this amount of people” said a tired David McKeown. Take a look at some of the Hack’s winning projects.

Dublin was the 6th city in the world to run a Science Hack Day after London, San Francisco, Mexico City. Cincinnati and Cape Town with another 24 planned to run throughout 2012.

The next event takes place Mini Maker Fair takes place the 14th of July, this is a Science Fair for Adults taking place at the Science Gallery. One can register for that event at www.makerfairdublin.com.

written by Patrick Greene 

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