-- I've got to take my hat off to the people behind TechLudd and toast what was, by all accounts, a huge success. Jessica Roy says "It was the most successful most attended event, barring a conference, that the Irish tech community has ever seen". See what you missed by browsing some of the great photo albums on Pix.ie. I'm certainly looking forward to the next event in Limerick. P.S. fair play to Microsoft for jumping in, yet again, as sponsor of a grassroots tech event in Ireland.
-- Even though the Collaborative Map of Irish Wifi hotspots has been around since July of last year it has really only taken off in the last few days - thanks primarily to coverage by a number of Irish blogs, even the Irish Times.
And boy has it taken off! Over 11,000 views in the last 48 hours and now heading for 100 hotspots. There's an interesting discussion going on in the comments section where Conor O'Neill explains how he was able to export all Access Point locations to his Nokia N95 (GPS enabled mobile phone). Conor says it's a "killer app for me". Will King of GeoData Solutions explains how to keep that mobile view live. And I've posted instructions for subscribing to an RSS feed with notifications of new points added.
-- Cork OpenCoffee is growing stronger than ever. And the coverage is excellent. As well as a full rundown on the blog Conor streamed live video from yesterday's session including a talk from Brian McAuliffe of Something.ie.
-- Blogger Coffee in Limerick went off very well and I'm definitely not missing the next one.