Software boom can be the ‘new pharma’ for Ireland

RebelCon organiser Stephanie Sheehan with (from left) Mark Foley, Pierce Vincent, Aidan Casey and Paul Healy at the launch of RebelCon software development conference, which took place at the Republic Of Work on the South Mall, Cork. The fourth annual RebelCon software development conference will be held at Páirc Uí­ Chaoimh on June 18 and 19. (Picture: Brian Lougheed)

Ireland must take full advantage of its software development power on the world stage by constantly innovating and “thinking like rebels”, a major industry conference will hear this year.

The fourth annual RebelCon software development conference at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in June, will hear from some of the most heralded experts in global software, such as Brenda Romero, the US game designer. 

While keynote speaker Kelly Shortridge (VP of Product Strategy at Capsule8), is one of the most sought-after speakers at tech conferences globally. 

The speakers will explore themes such as cybersecurity, practical development operations, deep-dive technology and RebelCon’s own ‘Think Differently’ motto over the two days. 

The theme of this year’s event is “daring to think big and think differently”.