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Mensa Awards Ericsson “Most Intelligent Company”

Congratulations to my colleagues in Hungary who were recently awarded “Most Intelligent Company” for the second year running.

The competition (in co-operation with Mensa, the high IQ society) involved employees of companies taking the Mensa’s official IQ test on a voluntary basis. Ericsson Hungary were the highest on average (for the second time in a row, as they won in 2014 as well) in the large company category. Several Ericsson entrants even achieved scores high enough to be offered Mensa membership.

Well done all!

You can read more about the competition here: http://www.intelligensvallalat.hu/fooldal (in Hungarian).

Create your own charts from the Ericsson Mobility Report Data

I’m adding the latest Ericsson Mobility report to my profile. Some fascinating numbers in it, published here: http://www.ericsson.com/mobility-report

Opening with the surprising fact that; currently, there are as many mobile subscriptions as people in the world, and every second, 20 new mobile broadband subscriptions are activated – the numbers and facts continue to astound throughout.

You can even create your own graphs, tables and data using the brilliant Traffic Exploration tool. Here’s one I made which illustrated the rise of LTE/5G from 2010 onward (including predictions to 2021) in Western Europe. for those of you who know me and my love of data; I may spend hours exploring this…


Looking forward to the next TypeScript Meetup!

Looking forward to having the next TypeScript meetup on Tuesday the 17th of November here in Ericsson Ireland. There are 2 talks planned this time around;

Unit testing with TypeScript by Daniel Jimenez Garcia, and

Decorators & metadata reflection in TypeScript by Remo H. Jansen

The last event was an enormous success, and Tuesday is already booked out, but you can join the meetup group online to hear about when the next (and subsequent  meetups) will be, here: http://www.meetup.com/Dublin-TypeScript-Meetup/ as well as join the wait-list for Tuesday if anyone else cancels.

For all who come on Tuesday, I hope you will all feel very welcome here.

GLOBE Meeting in Ericsson Ireland

Our recent LGBT Network Launch was a great success. There was a strong turnout representing many parts of the Ericsson Ireland organisation and the network were very happy to have many of the managers join on the day showing their support.

The event was hosted by Derrick Howard and Sharon Goff who outlined why LGBT issues. The discussion was informative and well received, with the steering group team members adding their comments during a very interactive session.

Karen Lyons provided some background on the importance of Diversity generally, and the session also asked the audience to think about what they themselves can do.

The session had a collaborative feel where many of those present had the opportunity to ask questions and give suggestions and feedback.

Ericsson Ireland is committed to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is valued and welcome. All individuals are respected for the skills they bring and the contributions and impact they make. If that sounds like the kind of place you would like to work, please visit our careers portal:


Prague (Praha) – Graduate/Entry Level Vacancy with Ericsson

I’m very pleased to be working with my colleagues from Prague to help them find an Integration Engineer at Graduate/Entry Level. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with Czech language skills looking to start a career in a company like Ericsson.

Much like Dublin, Prague is a beautiful and vibrant city, steeped in history and culture. So for more information, or to apply, please visit the following link: https://goo.gl/T8k2xT

Meet “Ericsson” the puppy

Very special day today as we got to meet some of the working dogs from My Canine Companion as well as listen to a talk from Cliona O’Rourke founder and Director of training.

You may recall last month I posted about the bake sale that was held in Ericsson Ireland to support our two charities, of which MyCanineCompanion is one (the other being Sonas APC) and I couldn’t have been more happy to have another excuse to talk about My Canine companion again.

So just if you are wondering, yes, that’s me with a puppy on my lap, and yes, the puppy’s name is Ericsson.

My Canine Companion provide highly trained and skilled service dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism.


Cyberlympics Winners

Congratulations to the Cyberlympics Winners!

On Thursday the 29th of October Ericcson ran a successful Cyberlympics event on campus in UCD. We had an excellent turnout of almost 40 enthusiastic computer science and engineering students. The competition was enjoyed by all and very well received. The winning team consisted of Karl Jonas Radle, Fabio D’Urso, Vincentas Glusinskas and Michal Gwizdz and they finished on a score of 4300 after two 45 minute rounds. A huge congratulations to the winning team as they held of stiff competition from the other teams.  We look forwarding to seeing everyone again at future events.

Well done to to the organisers and volunteers and most especially all the participants!




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